Opinion: For the love of all things sacred, please stop pre-ordering

With so much uncertainty, are you sure you want to pay up front?

Sony Japan announced a Kingdom Hearts III themed PS4 at TGS 2018

A few more Kingdom Hearts 3 themed items hit online retailers. This time in the shape of a 500GB or 1TB PS4.

Gamercast 7: Buying games at launch

You would think the immediate answer to "buy now or wait" is obvious, but we discuss the caveats and what drives us to buy now anyway.

FIFA 18 reveal trailer runs circles around the competition

Watch CR7 tear up the pitch in this FIFA 18 reveal trailer.

Phil Spencer urges fans to see games performing before pre-ordering Scorpio

I am known for my fervent hatred for the concept of pre-ordering. I somewhat understand why it makes sense from a business standpoint, but the culture that has resulted from the practice has been nothing short of nauseating. It’s a publisher-centric move and it, by design, is a major risk that consumers are taking. There has been a distinct lack of self-awareness involved as well, with publi...

Worms W.M.D gets some spectacular pre-order bonuses

The worms are back and fighting harder than ever in Worms W.M.D. Not only will they be making a return on 23 August 2016, but if you pre-order the game, you’ll gain access to a lot of additional content. According to a Team 17 press release, pre-orders for the game will start from today onward, but it’s territory dependent. This means it might not be available on our digital stores yet...

A lack of pre-orders sees a game being delayed on Vita

You might not be aware of a little title that’s in development for the PlayStation Vita, named Uppers. It was set to release on 21 April and now it’s suddenly received the ‘TBA’ release date. So why is this the case? Well, according to the game director, Kenichiro Takaki, it’s been delayed due to a lack of pre-orders. This was his exact words for delaying the game: [q...

Doom’s release date and Collector’s Edition revealed

Doom was the second first-person shooter I ever played (the first was Heretic, which was basically the same but with magic instead of guns) and the nostalgia has been enough for many fans of the original to jump right onto the hype train for the remake. For those of you who are anxious to find out when you’ll be able to get busy slaughtering demons again, you’re in luck because Bethesd...

Rumour: Half-Life 3 available for pre-order through a Danish gaming site

Ah yes, once again we have received news that Half-Life 3 is on the horizon. It’s been over a decade since Half-Life 2 hit the shelves and despite the fact that most of us have given up hope that the third iteration of the series will ever see the light of day, every time a new rumour arises, we can’t help but hope that this time will be different. It’s become the butt of many jo...

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