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37.99 Euros = $55 USD. Portal 2 was selling for $45 pre-order, and $50 full retail at release. Sounds like you guys are getting screwed...
No we are not. As I wrote, and I'll say it again, full price in Europe is and has always been € 49,99 and € 59,99. This has always been like this. I remember buying Monkey Island 2 back in 1992 and it cost me the equivalent of € 60, it's not a modern trend at all. And as you can see by my quote in the sig, even in 1992 US prices were 50 bucks for blockbuster games, so nothing new there.

The US is getting screwed because the Euro is stronger than the US Dollar and Valve is making money off of you by keeping parity on that particular game. As you said, it's AAA priced, just like other blockbuster games. That does not happen in Europe, Portal 2 is being sold here well below AAA prices.
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No we are not. As I wrote, and I'll say it again, full price in Europe is and has always been € 49,99 and € 59,99. This has always been like this. I remember buying Monkey Island 2 back in 1992 and it cost me the equivalent of € 60, it's not a modern trend at all. And as you can see by my quote in the sig, even in 1992 US prices were 50 bucks for blockbuster games, so nothing new there.

The US is getting screwed because the Euro is stronger than the US Dollar and Valve is making money off of you by keeping parity on that particular game. As you said, it's AAA priced, just like other blockbuster games. That does not happen in Europe, Portal 2 is being sold here well below AAA prices.
I see. But considering that most blockbuster titles recently have sold for around $60 in the US on debut/release (Crysis 2, Black Ops, BF:BC2--the list goes on), Portal 2 wasn't being sold at a "AAA" price here since it was consistently $10-15 cheaper than any of those titles.
    
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I see. But considering that most blockbuster titles recently have sold for around $60 in the US on debut/release (Crysis 2, Black Ops, BF:BC2--the list goes on), Portal 2 wasn't being sold at a "AAA" price here since it was consistently $10-15 cheaper than any of those titles.

Well, it was you that said that Portal 2 was at AAA price level, which means that you are implying you also have two AAA price brackets in the US.

The most expensive one is $60 ($59.99) and the second one is $50 ($49.99). As to our price brackets, Steam has Crysis 2 selling for € 49,99. And to my knowledge BF:BC2 was around the same at launch too. In fact, the only game that can get away with the first AAA price bracket of € 59,99 in these tough economic times is Black Ops and the special Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition pre-order which is with a 10% discount at the moment, making it € 53,99 - but the Standard Edition is selling for € 49,99 or 44,99 (also 10% discount) for now.

All other AAA titles are being sold for € 49,99, including Dragon Age 2, Shogun 2, Rift (for € 44,90), Homefront, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, IL2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, Shift 2 Unleashed, DCS A-10C Warthog, Darkspore.

However, Portal 2 is being sold here for € 12 less than the second AAA price bracket.

So, from what you are saying, you guys in the US (and eventually elsewhere too) are not having many AAA games released in the second AAA price bracket.
 
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The lighting and shadow's where amazing. That's all I really thought of this game.
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The lighting and shadow's where amazing. That's all I really thought of this game.
hmmm.What kinda games do you play most of the time? i thought the game was great and i play a ton of games. this is the first style of game like this i have played and loved it.
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hmmm.What kinda games do you play most of the time? i thought the game was great and i play a ton of games. this is the first style of game like this i have played and loved it.
I enjoyed the first one and its not like this game wasn't fun (and very funny) it just became repetitive in some instances and I found myself becoming bored. I was hoping for more of a story line or a HL tie in.

Plus the puzzles seemed easier.

The first one was innovative, this time around it was repetitive.

I mostly play simulators but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy these types of games because they aren't trying to be something their not. For example a game like Battle Field tries to blur the line between realism and arcade, same thing goes for COD, Rainbow ect....But if you play a game like Arma you see those games for what they actually are (unrealistic to the core). Portal on the other hand is just a fun action adventure game that is over the top and funny.
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Well, it was you that said that Portal 2 was at AAA price level, which means that you are implying you also have two AAA price brackets in the US.
I never said that. I've never even used the term "AAA" price level until I quoted your post. I think it originated in someone else's post.
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Portal 2 is much better than half life 2 because you are running around the lab solving puzzles, which is what half life is supposed to be about, as apposed to fighting some epic battles in east europe.
Bold: Says who? Clearly not the people that made the game.
    
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I never said that. I've never even used the term "AAA" price level until I quoted your post. I think it originated in someone else's post.
You're right, it was james8 who said that. Your first post was right after mine, which in turn was in response to his. I got a little mixed up :S
 
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