Pre Purchase Now! Wait, not really!

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#1 Posted by matoya (775 posts) -

So...what is up with this? 
 
Is there some reason I don't know about as to why my country/region or whatever can't pre purchase/see the price in advance? Not that I'd buy it for a fucking hat, but it'd be nice to know...

  
  
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#2 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

I'm from the UK and it's the same for me.

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#3 Posted by matoya (775 posts) -
@emergency said:

I'm from the UK and it's the same for me.

I don't know if it's the UK, or Europe, but it's pretty messed up
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#4 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

Pretty sure it must be just something they'll fix in a few hours.

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#5 Posted by ToxicFruit (1920 posts) -

Im in Iceland, it is fine here

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#6 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

@emergency said:

Pretty sure it must be just something they'll fix in a few hours.

The page has been there since Friday when they started these Bethesda deals.

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#7 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency said:

Pretty sure it must be just something they'll fix in a few hours.

The page has been there since Friday when they started these Bethesda deals.

and it's not been available to pre-purchase in the UK? :O

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#8 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

I've got the game pre-ordered for £20 for a physical copy that will include the cloth map.. A Team Fortress hat doesn't really compare.

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#9 Posted by Simmse (136 posts) -

It was like this with Brink as well and it's commonly thought that it's something to do with GAME being giant ball sacks.

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#10 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -

GAME has the exclusive preorder period in the UK, you'll have to get someone from the US or Europe to gift it to you if you want that sweet hat.

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#11 Posted by Vorbis (2762 posts) -

GAME is usually the reason we can never pre-order anything on Steam. WH40k Space Marine still isn't on there for us.

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#12 Posted by ajamafalous (13649 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

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#13 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -
@ajamafalous

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

They've been pretty terrible IMO. Took em 5 days to get back to me and their response to my problem was basically "Deal with it."
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#14 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

It seems a very polarising topic. For example, a couple of my mates think that theyre amazing, whilst I think that my 14 year old, blind and half deaf dog could do a better job than some of their support staff.
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#15 Posted by ajamafalous (13649 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

@ajamafalous

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

They've been pretty terrible IMO. Took em 5 days to get back to me and their response to my problem was basically "Deal with it."

What was your situation, if you don't mind me asking?

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#16 Posted by ajamafalous (13649 posts) -

@babblinmule said:

@ajamafalous said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

It seems a very polarising topic. For example, a couple of my mates think that theyre amazing, whilst I think that my 14 year old, blind and half deaf dog could do a better job than some of their support staff.

Seems to be the case with any customer support or product ever. Everybody hates AT&T but I've been a customer of theirs for over 10 years on my phone, and have had my internet/cable package through them for most of that time too. The only time I didn't have them was when the people I lived with at the time made the decision that it would be totally rad to switch to Comcast, but the service (both on-site and over the phone) was so atrocious that we demanded a full refund and went with AT&T again. Never had any of the problems people always cite.

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#17 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

I can see a price and purchase it...not that I'd want to, since Bethesda makes shit games.

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#18 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1154 posts) -
@RsistncE:  
Was that last part really necessary? 
 
@ajamafalous:  
I've had nothing but great interaction with Steam support too. I think, as with anything, it just depends on the kind of person you get to help.
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#19 Posted by Gargantuan (1906 posts) -

I've already pre-purchased it on Steam and I'm from Sweden.

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#20 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@CrossTheAtlantic: Completely.
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#21 Posted by Pinworm45 (4069 posts) -
@babblinmule said:
@ajamafalous said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

All of my dealings with Steam customer support have been fantastic; it's one of the reasons I feel so comfortable investing so much money in my account.

It seems a very polarising topic. For example, a couple of my mates think that theyre amazing, whilst I think that my 14 year old, blind and half deaf dog could do a better job than some of their support staff.
I have had nothing but good experiences. What problems have you had out of curiosity?
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#22 Posted by emergency (1206 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

I've got the game pre-ordered for £20 for a physical copy that will include the cloth map.. A Team Fortress hat doesn't really compare.

Where did you get that pre-order deal then? :o

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#23 Edited by SlashDance (1867 posts) -

Why pre-order a game from steam so long before its release ? Are you afraid they're gonna run out of digital copies or something ?

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#24 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (551 posts) -

I don't see why people are mad about the Pre-order bnous. You get the game day one no hassles with a pre-order, that's bonus enough honestly.

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#25 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -
@Pinworm45:  Its a long story and I'm too tired to really go into it, but I think that I was just unlucky in that both times I've needed them, they've sent me back very standardised, automated looking messages. The messages also didn't solve my problems whatsoever haha.
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#26 Posted by Enigma777 (6285 posts) -
@ajamafalous I had a problem with a certain game messing up stuff on my account and wanted it removed. They said they couldn't but I say that's bullshit because I found plenty of google results saying otherwise. My only choices were to either make a new account and lose all my games or deal with this everytime I have to sign in to Steam (which is quite often). Either way the tone of their email and the general slowness of their response was very off-putting.
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#27 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

@emergency said:

@WinterSnowblind said:

@emergency: Can't say I pay too much attention to new releases on Steam, they aren't good for new games and have painfully bad customer support.

I've got the game pre-ordered for £20 for a physical copy that will include the cloth map.. A Team Fortress hat doesn't really compare.

Where did you get that pre-order deal then? :o

Bee.com it was part of an E3 promotion where you could get 20% off all the big games shown there, so I managed to get Deus Ex, ME3 and Arkham City for really cheap too.

Still just £26 for Skyrim though, that's still likely a lot cheaper than what it'll be for the Steam digital version.

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#28 Posted by Matfei90 (1279 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
I can see a price and purchase it...not that I'd want to, since Bethesda makes shit games.
I'm automatically inclined to disregard that based on your picture.
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#29 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@Matfei90 said:
@RsistncE said:
I can see a price and purchase it...not that I'd want to, since Bethesda makes shit games.
I'm automatically inclined to disregard that based on your picture.
And I'm automatically inclined to disregard what you said based on your ridiculous assumption that having a certain game's avatar automatically makes you a fan of said game.

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