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According to Activision head Bobby Kotick, there are price cuts coming for consoles. The head of the largest video game publishing company on earth told The Financial Times:
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Finally. They are priced too high IMO.

EDIT: Thanks 5entinel, I just copied the link G4 posted on Facebook. It worked for me, I didn't realize it didn't work for everyone. I apologize.
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I don't like him.
He's probably scheming with these "cuts."
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So console prices go down but subscription fees get tacked onto the already absurd $60 per game fee? As if the XBOX Live fee wasn't enough, you have to pay extra to play it online...
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So console prices go down but subscription fees get tacked onto the already absurd $60 per game fee?
The joys of marketing.
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So console prices go down but subscription fees get tacked onto the already absurd $60 per game fee? As if the XBOX Live fee wasn't enough, you have to pay extra to play it online...
Personally, I'm only interested in a limited number of offline titles anyway, so a cheaper console is a good thing.
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So console prices go down but subscription fees get tacked onto the already absurd $60 per game fee? As if the XBOX Live fee wasn't enough, you have to pay extra to play it online...
yep, $4 a month is a real lot. Someone needs a higher paying job...
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Discount the game and charge a subscription fee for MP and online. Brilliant.
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yep, $4 a month is a real lot. Someone needs a higher paying job...
It's not necessarily the price so much as its worth, and Xbox Live isn't worth a measly $4 a month in my eyes. I can play online on both PC and PS3 for free, as well as access many of a Gold subscription's other "benefits" for free from any PC.

DLC in general isn't very expensive either, but I've hardly bought any this generation because I know when I'm getting ripped off.

Gamers just keep giving in. What's a few bucks here and there? Used to be an entire game on the disc. Nowadays people are happy to pay full price for half of the game, buy the rest as DLC starting the day after it releases.
Edited by Paradox me - 5/11/11 at 4:39pm
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