Briefly: Pre-Ordering Rorts, CES 2014 Begins

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the problem with game pre-orders and the CES madness begins.

  • Pre-ordering games might seem like a sensible way to ensure you receive a title on launch day, but is there any sense in placing a pre-order for a title that hasn't been officially announced? Over at Kotaku, Mark rounds up five particularly ludicrous examples, including Halo 5 and Zelda on the Wii U.
  • Once again the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking over Las Vegas this week, filling Sin City with the latest in gadgets, accessories and tech weirdness. The team at Gizmodo are covering the show in exhaustive detail. One potentially exciting development? A new version of the Oculus Rift VR helmet for gamers.
  • The word "organic" is often marketing speak for "let's all pay more", but a decent organic product can deliver value. POPSUGAR Health & Fitness has rounded up five new organic coffees that are worth trying.

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