Where are you pre-ordering from?

#1 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -

Use this as link to the images for each store.

NOTE: It does say armor for some stores, but just disregard that it is false. I did some research on it already, and the only benefits from pre-ordering will be the skins/emblems.

As for me though, I'm leaning towards the Best Buy skin, but I feel like the Gamestop skin would be easiest to match with any armor.

#2 Posted by UberExplodey (953 posts) -

Pre-ordered from Amazon just yesterday.

#3 Posted by Redsox44 (487 posts) -

I want to pre-order, but still haven't.

#4 Edited by zyn (2591 posts) -

Amazon.

EDIT: Canceled my pre-order.

#5 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Dumpster, where the series belongs.

#6 Posted by _Zombie_ (1464 posts) -

Don't have any plans on pre-ordering. It's doubtful that I'm going to buy the game for awhile, so it doesn't seem like it's worth pre-ordering.

#7 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

@zyn said:

Amazon.

#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8609 posts) -

Media Markt <3

#9 Posted by adoggz (2046 posts) -

lovely, halo 4 is using the bullshit style of preorders.

#10 Posted by gaminghooligan (1540 posts) -

Amazon.

#11 Posted by laserbolts (5386 posts) -

Probably just pick it up at Walmart when it comes out. I never pre order anything.

#12 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

Most likely Spelbutiken.se. I dunno if we'll get any pre-orders stuff in Sweden.

#13 Posted by MythDarK (559 posts) -

I'm buying most of my games from Zavvi. So yeah, Halo 4 Limited Collectors Edition for only £62,95. Pretty solid deal for me.

#14 Posted by Brendan (8291 posts) -

I quickly browsed through the list and decided that it was all meaningless gobbledy-gook, so pre-order bonuses will continue to not mean much to me.

On the bright side, let's all be thankful that 343 didn't decide to lock missions or important characters behind pre-order bullshit, because at the end of the day the Halo 4 cosmetic stuff isn't really that damaging to the consumer. It's a sort-of win!

#15 Posted by believer258 (12322 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

Dumpster, where the series belongs.

You could just, you know, not respond. If you don't like the series, fine, but there are far worse games out there. Do you seriously think that Halo is as bad as truly dumpster-deserved games like ET or Superman 64 or Daikatana?

Yeah, you might be joking or exaggerating, but that's still quite uncalled for.

As for me pre-ordering it? I guess I have to go ahead and say that for once Halo isn't on top of my radar. Yeah, I love the series, but I've got all of them. I've got the first game three different times (original Xbox, PC, 360) and the second one twice (PC, Xbox), and the rest of them. I would rather my money go toward, say, Dishonored or something else other than another Halo game. I'll get a hold of it before a year's up, but before next year is seriously doubtful. Same goes for BlOps 2 (which I really wasn't going to get after Modern Warfare 3's blandness but they appear to be injecting fun into it again.)

#16 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1212 posts) -

@Subject2Change said:

Dumpster, where the series belongs.

Along with your post... And for the record, pre-ordered at Gamestop.

#17 Posted by Cirdain (3200 posts) -

An Alternate Reality.....

#18 Posted by Twinsun (505 posts) -

@Dad_Is_A_Zombie said:

@Subject2Change said:

Dumpster, where the series belongs.

Along with your post... And for the record, pre-ordered at Gamestop.

Sorry, but I laughed a little.

#19 Posted by Mastercheesey (220 posts) -

If I get it ill probably buy it off of amazon because it is the most convenient.

#20 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

I really like that helmet from GameStop so....GameStop.

#21 Posted by zombie2011 (5104 posts) -

I like the Amazon skin, so i'll probably pre-order from there.

#22 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

I dont pre-order.

#23 Posted by CaptainTryHard (207 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre: @CaptainTryHard said:

the only benefits from pre-ordering will be the skins/emblems.

#24 Edited by big_jon (5809 posts) -

I hate pre-Ordering, but I did from a local play and trade, just so I could get it at midnight.

To those worried about Pre-order "bonuses" don't, they're just "Skins" not armour, Halo is always good about making the pre-order stuff as small as possible it's stuff that in the long run you'll likely not use, it is these stupid shops that make it seem like you're getting more than you are.

In fact I would bet that these are going to all be unlockable through the normal course of play, if not something very similar.

#25 Posted by Mahonay (828 posts) -

I always pre-order from Amazon now regardless of the game.

#26 Posted by kindpixel (2866 posts) -

Thinking of pre-ordering from Best-Buy. I really like that skin. However, I rarely pre-order, so who knows.

#27 Posted by PatODay (220 posts) -

I'm really digging the skin from Best Buy, I may switch my preorder to them.

#28 Edited by Ocean_H (290 posts) -

These are honestly funny. From GameStop's official Youtube channel:

#29 Posted by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

I just pre-ordered at EB Games because I always do. I'm not getting caught up in this multiple pre-order bonus bullshit.

#30 Posted by JTB123 (1044 posts) -

Blockbuster. I'll have to find a way to get over the fact that I won't be getting any bonus skins.

#31 Posted by BleedingStarX (283 posts) -

Preordered off Microsoft Expertzone.... £3

#32 Posted by RAMBO604 (137 posts) -

Pre-ordered from GameStop pretty much so I could pay off the LE cost over a couple months so I didn't have this $100 thing to buy smack dab in the holiday season. Really couldn't care less about the skins, they all look super dumb.

#33 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

@Ocean_H said:

These are honestly funny.

That voice is and always will be cringe-inducing.

#34 Posted by Redsox44 (487 posts) -

I got in on the $45 newegg preorder, and I never preorder. So happy and excited for this game.

#35 Posted by Ocean_H (290 posts) -

@DharmaBum said:

@Ocean_H said:

These are honestly funny.

That voice is and always will be cringe-inducing.

True. I've always hated that GameStop voice.

#36 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2504 posts) -

Pre-ordered from Newegg, since it's $48 w/ code EMCJNJD242.

I wouldn't have bothered to pre-order, but I know my son wants it for XMas, and I'm probably not going to find it much cheaper than $48 between now and then.

#37 Edited by hwy_61 (945 posts) -

Best Buy. $20 Gift Card FTW!

EDIT: You have to be a Gamers Unlocked member!

#38 Posted by csl316 (9762 posts) -

Amazon gets you 10 bucks in video cash, free release date delivery, plus still no tax here so yeah.

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#39 Posted by Branwulf (412 posts) -

In the UK Amazon is cheaper than everywhere else so... Amazon. The skin I like the most doesn't even seem to be available here and i'm not paying extra to buy it from somewhere else.

#40 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@Mahonay said:

I always pre-order from Amazon now regardless of the game.

What do you have to do to ensure release-day delivery? Anything? Or is that just intrinsic?

#41 Posted by AgnosticJesus (545 posts) -

Best Buy, not sure what the preorder bonus is but I did it for the $20 gift card.

#42 Posted by Jams (2967 posts) -

I think I'm going to skip Halo 4 for the time being.

#43 Posted by Mahonay (828 posts) -

@murisan said:

@Mahonay said:

I always pre-order from Amazon now regardless of the game.

What do you have to do to ensure release-day delivery? Anything? Or is that just intrinsic?

I can't remember a game ever not showing up on release date from Amazon. I've even put in pre-orders 2 or 3 days before it was set to release, and have had it still arrive the day of. This is someone who lives in NYC though, Amazon is obviously used to sending stuff here.

I've had a game or two show up the day after, but that's when I forget to place my order and do it like the day before. That's still an incredibly fast turnaround time.

#44 Posted by YOU_DIED (703 posts) -

Nowhere, I'll wait to read some unbiased opinions on it before buying instead of giving in to the marketing

#45 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I pre-ordered the limited edition from Bottom Line Telecommunications.....it was the only place that still had the limited edition available.

#46 Posted by The_Nubster (2395 posts) -

Nowhere, because pre-orders don't mean anything anymore.

#47 Posted by Mushy46 (13 posts) -

Best Buy, it was the only place I could find the LE.

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