So, all your Christmas shopping is done by now, and if you’re reading this after we’ve written it, you might have already unwrapped your presents. In fact, knowing our readers, you’ve probably already completed some of them on legendary! Which means, of course, that we turn our eyes to what’s next and wonder what gaming joys 2013 will bring.
Our new site (still officially under wraps until the new year, but we like to share with our friends), PreOrder IQ has the details of the hottest games to pre order for the start of 2013, and we thought we’d share some of the best ones here. On the new site you’ll find the prices for all platforms from the major UK retailers together with details of which bonuses are offered from which retailers. Waht’s more, you can filter on platform, list by bonus type, and even, if you don’t like the prices being offered, register to be notified if a game hits your target price. Pretty cool, eh?
Crysis 3 Hunter Edition PreOrders are likely to be popular, and it’s a great example of why PreOrder IQ should be your one and only stopping place for making a decision on buying an upcoming game – there are lots of different retailers offering different bonuses and at different prices. You can see them all in one place and decide which is best for you.
Aliens: Colonial Marines has three different editions you can preorder, but the prices vary quite a lot, so take a look and bag yourself a bargain. It’s shows how PreOrder IQ is a great tool for ensuring you get the best value.
Lara Croft is coming back too next year, and she’s got various editions as well, but even the basic Tomb Raider Pre-Order requires you to navigate a price difference of up to £15 between platforms and retailers! And that’s before you see that only some have bonus material on top.
One game with a special place in our hearts is SimCity, mainly because of the enormous amounts of our lives lost to this franchise over the years. The preorders for this game are definitely worth checking out, because you can save £12 if you buy from the right place (currently – prices changes, and PreOrder IQ updates to reflect this, which is one of the reasons why it’s so cool).
Lastly in this roundup, though there are more games already stored in PreOrder IQ for Q1 2013, let’s take a moment to talk Bioshock Infinite PreOrders. If you want to preorder the standard edition then you’ll see there’s a clear winner on the site as the cheapest retailer also offers a bonus, so you might assume that the same will be true for the Premium Edition, no? No. You’ll see that a completely different retailer is offering you the best deal there.
So, hopefully, this roundup of Q1 games for 2013 gives you something to spend your Christmas money on, but more importantly helps you spend it intelligently. We hope it showcases the purpose of the new PreOrder IQ site well – it’s not just about price, it’s about value and the best overall deal. It’s about making sure gamers can find the information they need to make an educated decision, without expecting them to spend hours researching. We’ve done all that for you, so you can spend your time gaming. Roll on 2013!
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