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BF3 Preorder Backlash

There's a user-created poll on the EA Forums reflecting unhappiness at plans to offer exclusive weapons as preorder bonuses for Battlefield 3, fearing the impact this will have on game balance in the upcoming military shooter sequel. As of this writing 94% of respondents say these exclusives are a bad idea, compared with 3% who feel it's a good idea. As a result, this post on reddit is attempting to coordinate a boycott to protest this.

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21. Re: BF3 Preorder Backlash Jun 13, 2011, 12:45 Tumbler
I'm looking forward to pulling my pre-order. I used some credits and such on the pre-order through amazon and I canceled another game last night and I'm waiting for those credits to come back before I pull this game.

I don't even mind waiting to get this used, goozex is fantastic about getting me new games for approx $3-4 inside a month. I was planning on purchasing this day 1 but considering they aren't offering me any incentives and now this...I'm good with picking this up used.

Hopefully this will cause them to adjust course and offer more to the consumer but worst case I'll just use an EA and buy a VIP pass for $10. $15 approx for the game seems better than $55...

Many of the comments in this thread sum up what I think is wrong with PC gaming. It's almost a badge of honor to get ripped off on pc software. You laugh at people saying they are going to boycott the game or not buy it when ultimately what you're saying is that any price is ok and if you won't pay it then you're a fool.

Thankfully every company now leans heavily towards the console market, even dice, so your voice is largely ignored in all this. We'll see how many gamers are willing to stand their ground on this. down in flames after discounting their currency!
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