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Szuran

Where to buy games these days + do you preorder?

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Early reviews and pre-release reviews are as trust worthy as an old man telling you the candy in his van is very good, want some? 

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4 hours ago, seed said:

 

I could never understand what happens in the case of the games that get a glowing reception before release and almost zero mentions of bugs, and after release, they turn out to be a complete disaster in this department. What the hell did those people play?

 

What do you expect is happening here?

The producing company is handing out some copies with a long string of conditions attached to obey, or else...

Anybody who writes a genuine review on such a preview title will never ever get another pre-release version to review ever again.

In all honesty, printed gaming magazines are all garbage because everybody expects them to have a review on release but nobody asks how this should be doable without selling out - I guess many websites operate the dame way.

 

The only way to get a real opinion is from someone not dependent on the producers.

 

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8 minutes ago, Graf Zahl said:

What do you expect is happening here?

The producing company is handing out some copies with a long string of conditions attached to obey, or else...

Anybody who writes a genuine review on such a preview title will never ever get another pre-release version to review ever again.

In all honesty, printed gaming magazines are all garbage because everybody expects them to have a review on release but nobody asks how this should be doable without selling out - I guess many websites operate the dame way.

 

I know many "critics" write dishonest "reviews" with inflated ratings, and some companies even bribe them to do so, but at the same time I don't think every single one of them can be thrown into that category.

 

But otherwise I agree, you really do have to look out for independent critics to get an honest opinion these days.

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On 9/29/2019 at 12:07 AM, Teabλg_Johnson said:

I pirate.

Uh, some games are actually good and deserve attention and money.

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these sites often sell stolen copies, causing even more trouble for devs than if you just torrented the game directly.

These days gog is getting popular because they seem to be consumer friendly, steam still has the same reputation it had for a decade I think so that's the best ways to get pc games these days. As excited as I am for eternal, I wouldn't recommend pre ordering it, chances are it's going to be great anyways when it comes out, watch a review or two and buy it if you think it's worth it. Just play some other games while you're hyped

Edited by ([zen3001])

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Steam and gog. I don't tend to preorder (might for Doom Eternal but I know I really shouldn't) but I'll buy into early access if its something I really want to succeed, so I got Dusk, Amid Evil and Ion Fury in early access and will probably get Wrath and Prodeus when they enter it too. 

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I barely buy any games anymore, and when I do it’s usually on Steam sale...when I was younger I used to play a wide variety of games now I just tend to focus on a few select games.

 

That said I pre-ordered Doom Eternal

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On 11/21/2019 at 12:31 PM, Teabλg_Johnson said:

i'm not going to pay for them

Then you are a real *******, seriously.

Look at the indie game market if you want a point. 

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Some indie games are made almost entirely by 1 person (e.g Distriant - a psychological horror 2D sidescroller) and they have gameplay/story as good as high budget games.

In the case of AAA and old games though, that really depends.

Edited by TheNoob_Gamer

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On 9/24/2019 at 3:58 PM, Szuran said:

Ok, thanks for explanation. I'm too old for this.

keys are ingame items to open tf2's lootboxes, how ever people preffer trading them for other game items since that gets you way cheaper results

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