The only game I’ve ever pre-ordered was Skyrim, because I wanted the map pre-order bonus. It was with Best Buy. That map is kinda neat, but not nearly as amazing as the map that came with every copy of Morrowind. It was impossible to get anywhere in the game without it.
I’m always way behind on new games. By the time I finally get to play ’em, they’re not really worth talking about anymore.