Pre-order Assassin’s Creed: Unity, win a prize (maybe)

Game assassin's creed unitypublishers loooove pre-orders. And to encourage gamers to plunk down cash a few months early, they often dole out rewards in the form of extra characters, weapons or missions. Occasionally, you’ll get a trinket.

But for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Ubisoft is taking a page out of Wheel of Fortune and offering pre-orderers a weekly chance to – no joke – spin a virtual slot wheel to determine prizes. Those could range from in-game content to something much more glamorous.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic rankles fans with odd pre-order campaign

No one has doubted that Bioware’s upcoming massively multiplayer game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, was going to be, well, massive. But the unusual — and baffling — pre-order experience for the game is causing a disturbance in the Force.

Typically, pre-orders are pretty simple: You put down a deposit, you wait for the game to come out and you’re guaranteed a copy on day one. But with The Old Republic, it’s a bit more complicated.

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