1. Post #1
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    October 2006
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    (I rushed out thread title, it should say "Steam does not have any preorder bonuses for portal 2")

    After recent news about russian and another versions of the game that have some preorder bonuses like co-op skins and cool stuff like stickers I started to regret pre-purchasing it on Steam.
    I mean, why random suppliers get random cool stuff, yet Steam, Valve's main supplier, does not have anything. Not even (duh) TF2 hat. Portal for free? Wow come on, who does not have it? It was even free some time before.
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  2. Post #2
    mobrockers alt's Avatar
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    I agree, but no shop where I live had it as a pre-order with a bonus anyways, so I just took the €10 discount.
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    October 2009
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    After recent news about russian and another versions of the game that have some preorder bonuses like co-op skins and cool stuff like stickers I started to regret pre-purchasing it on Steam.
    I mean, why random suppliers get random cool stuff, yet Steam, Valve's main supplier, does not have anything. Not even (duh) TF2 hat. Portal for free? Wow come on, who does not have it? It was even free some time before.
    ...What. If you're saying something about how Steam doesn't get preorder bonuses, it does, sometimes more than physical copies.
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  4. Post #4
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    September 2006
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    He wants to know why you can't get something unique with a steam purchase compared to a retail purchase. I.e. The Gamestop portal models.

    Getting portal 1 for free isn't much of a big deal as it was released free to keep and is fairly outdated by portal twos standards.
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  5. Post #5
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    That's because valve knows they don't need any bonuses to get steam preorders.
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    Itsjustguy's Avatar
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    That's because valve knows they don't need any bonuses to get steam preorders.
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  7. Post #7
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    October 2005
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    After recent news about russian and another versions of the game that have some preorder bonuses like co-op skins and cool stuff like stickers...
    just quick info. All this stuff in russian copies of Portal 2 is not preorder-only. It's all going to be in retail copies.

  8. Post #8
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    November 2008
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    The Steam pre-order bonuses are TF2 hats

    I'm calling it
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  9. Post #9
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    March 2010
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    I thought it was quite blatant there's going to be a TF2 tie-in, due to that interview?

    Edited:

    Also, why does a crappy pre-order reskin matter?

  10. Post #10
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    September 2007
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    The Steam pre-order bonuses are TF2 hats

    I'm calling it
    Portal 2 badges
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  11. Post #11
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    September 2006
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    Pre-order bonus's of ingame items are my current most hated thing I don't mind if its a soundtrack CD or a voucher but denying ingame content is an immediate turn off to the game and my reason for not purchasing dragon age 2 until it drops significantly in price I will not pay full price for a product that is missing bits.
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  12. Post #12
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    just quick info. All this stuff in russian copies of Portal 2 is not preorder-only. It's all going to be in retail copies.
    My bad. "Everything except steam preorder gets something" meaning still fits.

  13. Post #13
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    July 2007
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    You guys forgot that portal pin for TF2.
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  14. Post #14
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    If you preordered the Orange Box you got to play TF2 beta until it got released.
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  15. Post #15
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    You guys forgot that portal pin for TF2.
    I think there is three possible outcomes for this:
    1. Portal Pin will be given to all P2 players, lowering it's TF2 value to zero.
    2. Portal Pin will be given for those who preordered P2 (good outcome)
    3. Portal Pin will remain betatesters-only

    Edited:

    If you preordered the Orange Box you got to play TF2 beta until it got released.
    I actually did it
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  16. Post #16
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    December 2007
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    Early demo access to Portal 2
    Hopefully
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  17. Post #17
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    It's because retailers pay valve to have exclusive pre-order bonuses so that people will want to buy from them rather than Steam.
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  18. Post #18
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    October 2006
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    It's because retailers pay valve to have exclusive pre-order bonuses so that people will want to buy from them rather than Steam.
    Well that sucks. First exclusive pre-order bonuses, then exclusive console content and bullshit like that.

  19. Post #19
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    October 2009
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    Early demo access to Portal 2
    Hopefully
    You mean Portal 1 right because that is your demo. Valve has already said it would take too much time to make a Portal 2 demo.

    So take your pick, delay Portal 2 for another 2-3 months or download it on the 18th.

  20. Post #20
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    November 2007
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    No games should even have Pre-order bonuses, ever.

    It promotes customers to rush out and pay the full price for a game that isn't even out yet instead of waiting for price drops a week after release, DLC is another retarded thing
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    No games should even have Pre-order bonuses, ever.

    It promotes customers to rush out and pay the full price for a game that isn't even out yet instead of waiting for price drops a week after release, DLC is another retarded thing
    HOW DARE CAPITALISM WORK!

    /c
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  22. Post #22
    I regularly throw pity parties.
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    HOW DARE CAPITALISM WORK!

    /c
    In Soviet Russia, game releases store!
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  24. Post #24
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
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    February 2010
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    No games should even have Pre-order bonuses, ever.

    It promotes customers to rush out and pay the full price for a game that isn't even out yet instead of waiting for price drops a week after release, DLC is another retarded thing
    MW2 Has been out since 09, no price drops.

    And DLC.

    KOTICK :argh:
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  25. Post #25
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    July 2009
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    I would like more, but I'm fine with the cheaper price for reordering.

  26. Post #26
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    MW2 Has been out since 09, no price drops.

    And DLC.

    KOTICK :argh:
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  27. Post #27
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    MW2 Has been out since 09, no price drops.

    And DLC.

    KOTICK :argh:
    MW2 is a bad game though.
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  28. Post #28
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    January 2009
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    No games should even have Pre-order bonuses, ever.

    It promotes customers to rush out and pay the full price for a game that isn't even out yet instead of waiting for price drops a week after release, DLC is another retarded thing
    not everyone wants to wait a week to play the game though?

  29. Post #29
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    May 2008
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    MW2 is a bad game though.
    Lol bad gayme cuz croud sayz so!11


    I played it on the free weekend thing, honestly if you unlock the console, it's a really really fun game. I actually started looking into getting a copy for cheap, because I actually want to play it again, badly. But, for some reason, a two year old game doesn't seem to get a price drop. Where as a game that's a few weeks old get's a massive 50% price cut (NFS 2010).
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    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
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    MW2 is a bad game though.
    I know, but just pointing out douchebag Kotick's moves.

    Edited:

    Lol bad gayme cuz croud sayz so!11


    I played it on the free weekend thing, honestly if you unlock the console, it's a really really fun game. I actually started looking into getting a copy for cheap, because I actually want to play it again, badly. But, for some reason, a two year old game doesn't seem to get a price drop. Where as a game that's a few weeks old get's a massive 50% price cut (NFS 2010).
    EA reduces PC prices and only PC prices. Why? Nobody plays on PC.

    I got BC2 when it was $50. A month later it dropped to $20. But it stayed $50 on Xbox/PS3. Same with L4D.

  31. Post #31
    Dude902's Avatar
    November 2007
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    Valve fans are so used to cheap games that they think getting one for free is equal to nothing at all. That, and they value skins worth more than an entire game.
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  32. Post #32
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    Legend286's Avatar
    October 2008
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    Lol bad gayme cuz croud sayz so!11


    I played it on the free weekend thing, honestly if you unlock the console, it's a really really fun game. I actually started looking into getting a copy for cheap, because I actually want to play it again, badly. But, for some reason, a two year old game doesn't seem to get a price drop. Where as a game that's a few weeks old get's a massive 50% price cut (NFS 2010).
    Sorry you missed the part where what I said was my opinion, regardless of it being shared with many people.

  33. Post #33
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    December 2007
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    Valve probably gets paid to make custom content for the stores, and since they own Steam, who cares. They still get money from all the retail units sold. And Preorder bonuses are bullshit
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  34. Post #34
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    May 2008
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    Sorry you missed the part where what I said was my opinion, regardless of it being shared with many people.
    I assumed you were band-wagoning. Sorry.

  35. Post #35
    Dennab
    February 2006
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    Chances are that the skins are gay and the pc version will have something better.
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  36. Post #36
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    October 2008
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    I assumed you were band-wagoning. Sorry.
    Nope, the bandwagon is pretty dead anyway. People realised CoD sucks without the bandwagon's help.
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  37. Post #37
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    March 2009
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    Its 10 bucks off ONLY on the Pc, even at a retailer. So I guess thats our bonus? But then again, you get the bot skins at gamestop and 10 bucks off aswell.

  38. Post #38
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    SEKCobra's Avatar
    January 2009
    15,117 Posts
    Well I am sure we are going to get the Portal Pin.
    Actually, I am more concerned I get anything as I pre-ordered from The Hut (cause they are a lot cheaper).

  39. Post #39
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    November 2008
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    Id like a portal pin mailed to me.

  40. Post #40
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    March 2009
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    I thought that steam's 10% off was good enough
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