Originally Posted by Zeta
The reason I used to pre-order back in the day was to ensure I had a copy on launch day. With digital distribution what is the point now?
Do you mean, besides the actual box, manual, cd, and all the other "hard" items you get for no extra cost when you pre-order the actual game, and not just pay some huge amount for only a download?
I'm assuming I misunderstood your question.
In the case of my "pre-order" of Diablo 3, I'll be playing on May 15, and I will have the box and its contents for the same amount that you paid.
TBH, I don't get digital downloading, unless it is heavily discounted.