There seems to be a lot of uproar over the fact that Destiny’s first expansion gets more content on PS4 than on Xbox One:

Unfortunately some people bought the season pass on launch day. I don’t believe they can get a refund. What do you say to them?

I bought it before it was revealed I’d be buying DLC that has more content for other platforms.

I have a friend that bought the DLC not knowing he wouldn’t get access to some DLC strikes. What does he do now?

I find it hard to feel much pity for these people, the same way I don’t feel too bad when Kickstarters get canceled or people pre-order a game with a disastrous launch like Battlefield 4.  Make no mistake – every single time you pre-order a game, or back something on Kickstarter, or buy a season pass – you are gambling with you money.  If you don’t like what you get when you buy products without seeing them, stop giving people money before you know how good their product is.

Is saving a few bucks on a season pass or getting an exclusive sword for pre-ordering a game really worth the chance that the content or the game will be terrible?  I personally back projects I’m hopeful about on Kickstarter, but I also acknowledge upfront that it’s a gamble, and that the thing I want may never actually exist, and I certainly don’t cry about being cheated if a project gets canceled, and  I can’t even think of the last time I bought a game or DLC before reviews were out.

It’s up to you, as a consumer, to protect your money and interests and vote with your wallet, because you certainly can’t expect the companies in the gaming industry to have any interest in mind except their own.  And as such, the only one to blame if you feel ripped off after pre-ordering a game or buying a season pass is yourself.