So I didn't pre-order, why would I, y'know? I wasn't about to throw £60 at something online, only to have it not turn up on day one (something that's happened before), when I can go to a store and pick up a copy regardless.
But now it seems many retailers just said "F that!" with MGS V in particular, releasing the game early on-shelves, posting it to customers etc., leaving the rest of us to sit n' spin until launch day.
There's not much of a point to this post other than to vent, but I think when something as widespread as this has been (when it's making news headlines and Konami are commenting on it) the embargo/release day rule should be lifted across the board, and we should all be able to go pick the game up.
Where do you guys stand on it? I remember across the early 2000s you used to be able to rely on getting games early if you went down a day before street date in-person, kinda like a small-known secret where some stores would sell tomorrow's games in the last hour of business kinda thing, but now it's rarely the case.
Either let all of us buy it early, or have repercussions for the retailers that broke their agreements. It's not very fair when it's such a huge release with such a passionate fanbase susceptible to spoilers and leaked info.