The release date hype for new video games is out of control. "Pre-order!" says the new trailer or magazine ad for a game that doesn’t come out for another six to twelve months. "Pre-order!" says the guy on stage at E3 after having just announced a game thirty seconds ago. Here’s the thing, we as a collective, goopy, fleshy pile of gamers need to stop buying into the hype, stop being led by snake oil salesmen peddling nostalgia and happiness, and stop pre-ordering games before launch. Here’s why.
Top 10 Reasons Pre-ordering Sucks