The VOTE: Do You Pre-Order Games?

September 3, 2015 Written by Chandler Wood

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The VOTE allows you, the PSLS community, to cast your vote and determine once and for all which choice is definitively better. This is for all the marbles, and any other voting sort of analogies that you can think of. Feel free to discuss your choice in the comments below, but remember to keep it civil. We’ll have new votes every Wednesday, with results from the prior week posted at that time, so be sure to check back and make your voice heard. 

An event earlier this week has us a day late on the results of last week’s poll, so without further ado, here are the best Metal Gear Solid games, as voted by you. Remember, this was asked prior to the release of Metal Gear Solid V

1. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (41%)
2. Metal Gear Solid  (26%)
3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (16%)
4. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (8%)
5. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (7%)
6. Some other Metal Gear game (2%)

There’s been a bit of an uproar from the community over Square Enix’s latest move in offering a tiered pre-order bonus campaign to the upcoming Deus Ex game, and the PSLS staff weighed in with their thoughts. This issue got me asking myself how many people bother to pre-order games anymore. Previously when there was something popular and stock was limited, a pre-order was a way to guarantee you got your copy. These days I consistently find that I can wander into GameStop and pick up even the hottest new release games without much issue.  

In this week’s The VOTE, we’re asking you if you still pre-order any games, either physically or digitally, or if you wait until the game is released to make a commitment. Most pre-orders don’t require payment in full and offer bonuses, and digital pre-orders have the benefit of getting the game loaded and ready on your system, though many want to wait for reviews before tying themselves to a release. How is mankind divided?

It may not be necessary to pre-order games anymore, but developers keep coming up with ways to try to get gamers t… in PlayStation LifeStyle’s Hangs on LockerDome

Check back during the week to see how your choice is stacking up. Have any suggestions for future polls? Email me, tweet me, or hit us up on Twitter @PSLifeStyle, and don’t forget to vote each Wednesday.