Nintendo’s new retro console, the SNES Classic, will come with a Rewind feature that allows you to go back in time when you screw up. It’s too bad you can’t use it to jump back to 4am and pre-order an SNES Classic.
Mass Effect Andromeda’s Pathfinder edition game guide might be the most impressive limited edition guide I’ve ever seen. Here’s what you get:
This isn’t a new deal by any means, but since Mass Effect: Andromeda just got a release date, it bears repeating: Prime members can save 20% on all (physical) video game preorders and new releases, meaning you’ll only spend $48 on Andromeda, or $56 for the Deluxe edition, which includes a soundtrack and some in-game…
Pre-order bonuses can get pretty bad, but it’s not very often they break your game entirely. Until No Man’s Sky.
Total War: Warhammer had previously locked an entire race, the Chaos Warriors, behind pre-order DLC, but the developer has since reversed its position. Now, the Chaos Warriors will be free for anyone who pre-orders or buys the game—until a week after release. It’s a good compromise.
The next generation of Rock Band launches October 6, and instrument bundles now up for preorder—$130 for the guitar and $250 for guitar, mic and drums. Sounds like a good time to hunt for used instruments!
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen growing fan anger around the hotly anticipated video game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Turns out, the finished game doesn’t look as good as the early versions shown off in trailers. It’s not the first game to leave gamers feeling misled, and it won’t be the last.
If you're planning on grabbing Evolve when it launches tomorrow, you'll pretty much be getting a multiplayer experience similar in concept to Left 4 Dead where you can take on one of three monsters as one of 12 hunters (or vice versa). But it's a bit more complicated than that.
Pre-ordering video games is, in general, a Very Bad Idea, as we've learned from the likes of SimCity, Battlefield 4, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Assassin's Creed Unity, Aliens: Colonial Marines, and many many more. So these days, video game publishers have to get a little more creative when it comes to getting…
It was a moment to bear witness to. This is how ludicrous the video game pre-order bonus had become. This is how low it had sunk.
There's a time and place for everything, including taking the divisive, frequently anti-consumer culture of gaming preorders and making it work in your favor.
Each week it feels like the video game industry is coming up with new ways to get you to pre-order games. Packaged bonuses, collectors' edition cases, limited edition figures, in-game items, early access to betas, and more.