We’ve finally reached the height of pre-order consumerism where people will throw a full $60 at a game with absolutely no quality assurance at all.  Remember ‘Duke Nukem: Forever’ or ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’?  Neither do people pre-ordering fallout 4 a year before its release.

Thanks to top notch scientists gamers all around the globe have the capability of downloading almost any game title from our homes with the click of a button.  Fantastic!  Surely this will circumvent the disappointment people experience when a pre-ordered game turns out less than expected.  More people will wait until close to release when more information about the game is available before making a purchase.  The internet has truly saved us all.

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Not so fast

An army of knuckleheads continues to ruin it for everyone by pre-ordering games regardless of how far away the games release is.  This encourages bad business practice such as Bethesda’s new “we have no fucking idea” season pass announcement for the full price of 30 dollars where they actively admitted to not knowing what the hell will even be included in it.

We’ve always done a lot of DLC for our games. We love making them and you always ask us for more. To reward our most loyal fans, this time we’ll be offering a Season Pass that will get you all of the Fallout 4 DLC we ever do for just $30. Since we’re still hard at work on the game, we don’t know what the actual DLC will be yet, but it will start coming early next year. Based on what we did for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Skyrim, we know that it will be worth at least $40, and if we do more, you’ll get it all with the Season Pass.

This is what DLC has been reduced to.  “Give us your money and you have our word that we’ll give you some stuff that will be worth it!  Based on our arbitrary analysis it may even eventually be worth more than what you paid!  What a value!”.

Why are people still enabling this kind of behavior by giving these developers and publishers their money?  Please stop.  There is not a single good reason to pre-order a game so far in advance.  You wouldn’t pay your drug dealer for drugs next year because that would be a ridiculous.  It’s a good thing game developers are only slightly more reliable than drug dealers, but I would have guessed that gamers are still slightly smarter than your average drug user.  Apparently not.

Chances are fallout 4 will be a great game but it’s the principal of the matter, folks.

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Luke

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