I went to a Gamestop this Monday and saw a stand with a mysterious game called Destiny that I have never heard about. It was available for pre-order. I was surprised that the game is already ready for a pre-order whilst I have never even heard about it. I went on with my life and later in the week discovered that this was a new game developed by Bungie and that they have just announced it.
That buffles me, I remember few years ago pre-orders were nonexistent or exclusive for a well known franchise with a dedicated fan-base. Over the years pre-orders became more popular with publishers, and I can see why. But I have never seen something so crazy as the above mentioned pre-order deal. They want you to pre-rder (buy) a game that we know nothing about, have seen no gameplay or game mechanics. All we know is that it is an fps and that it is made by the guys who brought you halo series..
Is it enough for you to pre-order a game?