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07-29-04, 04:08 PM
I've never pre-ordered anything unless it was an expansion of a game I already owned and fully enjoyed, but seeing how many people are willing to buy Doom 3 the day it comes out...

Does anybody think it's better to wait until a demo is out, or you're confident that a game like this won't be a disappointment? How much do you generally trust rumors and previews by magazines/gaming sites ? How many, instead, prefer to try the actual game (or a demo) before buying, no matter of how praised it was ?

07-29-04, 04:09 PM
Doom 3 will not be a dissappointment, I gurantee it!

07-29-04, 04:16 PM
I generally read reviews before buying games.. if the previews are good, I may jump on a game.. I only do preorders on games I absolutly want without a doubt, that very day.

My preorder only was $5 down, which is refundable if I change my mind, so NBD. In fact, I can't remember the last game I preordered.... I think it was Robotech for PS2, but thats just so I knew a copy would be in for me.. I used to be a huge Robotech/Macross fan, so I had to get it.. was an okay game too..

I may preorder Sims 2 after I finish D3 too..

HL2 I have that damn ATI voucher.. but who knows when that will be available for me.

07-29-04, 04:33 PM
last game I pre-ordered before doom 3 was zelda: ocarina of time for n64 back in 98. this game will rock...no reason to wait on a purchase...the mp doesnt sound too well, but im sure sp will rock, and lets not forget mods, mods, mods! =)

07-29-04, 04:40 PM
crappp.. i dont think my 6800gt will arrive on time (pb)

07-29-04, 05:00 PM
eh, I will probably wait for a demo

*looks at avatar, sig, and profile*
Who am I kidding??!!

07-29-04, 05:04 PM
eh, I will probably wait for a demo

ya probably wait for x-mas that will be a good time to get it... lot's of feedback and reviews by then...

07-29-04, 05:12 PM
i've pre-ordered the game. will get it the day it's released. :D

07-29-04, 05:28 PM
Asap .

07-29-04, 05:38 PM
I'm getting my copy tommorrow or Saturday! I'll be DOOMing Saturday for sure!


:nanahump: :nanahump: :nanahump:

(alf) (alf) (alf)



07-29-04, 05:53 PM
I’ve preordered it and it looks like I can pick it up tomorrow or Saturday.

Here is some irony. This morning, before I heard about the new release date, I agreed to work this weekend.
:bash: :fu: :nutkick: :banghead:

07-29-04, 06:32 PM
Chances are it isn't going to release tomorrow buddy. EB Games would be getting it the same day also, no matter what. Gamestop needs to get their facts straight.

07-29-04, 07:17 PM

07-29-04, 07:38 PM
My GT better be here before i get Doom 3....

07-29-04, 07:52 PM
Gonna get it for my buddy for his birthday next week, and I'm hoping he does the same for me the following week...

07-29-04, 08:27 PM
Um, now. I've been waiting for this one for four years; I'm not going to wait any longer than I have to.

07-30-04, 12:29 AM
I envy you guys. You'll probably be finished with the 1st player at least once by the time I get my copy. :banghead:

Still, I reserved a copy at the local software shop here. I can't wait for it. :clap: I'm going to get mysteriously sick after I received my copy :D

07-30-04, 01:15 AM
What kind of poll is this i had it on preorder last year (spit)

Acid Rain
07-31-04, 11:49 AM
I think we should all give it a year, maybe more, so we can REALLY be sure.


I think we have waited long enough, and those of us who know, those of us who have high end gear, MUST HAVE IT IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

It is gaming perfection for the genra, it will fire up transisters never before used on your high end graphics hardware, and it will NOT dissappoint.

07-31-04, 12:40 PM
My Doom III pre-order is the first game I have ever pre-ordered.I am sure it
will be a landmark title,and that I will enjoy it.the hard part now,is not looking at to many threads on the topic for fear of spoilers...

edit: I did the pre-order in march,and I just ordered a PNY Geforce 6800 GT,the
card wont be here until mid to late august though.(629 $ cdn locally :(

07-31-04, 03:09 PM
pre-ordered on Sept 25 2002

07-31-04, 03:30 PM
I preordered the game 12/16/03 :)

07-31-04, 03:34 PM
Gonna get it for my buddy for his birthday next week, and I'm hoping he does the same for me the following week...

You should just both buy it for yourselves :)