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I freaking buy anything and everything they are selling. This game rocks so freaking much.
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Any one else notice that all new games are starting to use season passes.

Like MW3, Uncharted 3 and so on.

Kind of BS if you ask me, "Pay us up front and then we will release DLC without you knowing what kind of quality it will be or wait and pay more!"

I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of games in the future start using that to start making games cost around $100 at launch. (if you were to purchase it)
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I remember the first video game i bought with my own money. It cost 50 bucks that was in 1987. The fact that games are still 50-60 bucks amazes me. And let me tell ya the games were not nearly as good as they are today. i have no problem paying for content.
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I remember the first video game i bought with my own money. It cost 50 bucks that was in 1987. The fact that games are still 50-60 bucks amazes me. And let me tell ya the games were not nearly as good as they are today. i have no problem paying for content.
that's a bit of a misguided argument. Those games also didn't have nearly the funding or make nearly as much profit as games to today, and the computers they ran on were extremely limited by today's standards. There was hardly any market for them and there weren't a whole lot of previous titles to learn from. It's no wonder today's games are better. But does that really mean that they're a better value, when adjusting for all other factors? not at all. Back then, when a game was sold, it was complete, it was yours, and if it did well enough, it might get an expansion or a sequel that expanded greatly on the game as a whole. Now games are being sold half-finished and half-broken, and you get nickle-and-dimed on 5-10 little DLCs which add practically no value but add up to even more than the cost of the game itself.

At the end of the day, you're paying more money for technologically superior yet lower quality products, for a platform (PC) that has gone from a few thousand dollars for greatly limited hardware to just a few hundred for an almost infinitly more powerful machine.

To put it in perspective, would you pay $80k for a Nissan Versa that had an unrepairable leak in its gas tank and a slightly bent axle on the premise that it's both better and cheaper than a car from 1900?
Edited by Zero4549 - 11/1/11 at 1:10am
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that's a bit of a misguided argument. Those games also didn't have nearly the funding or make nearly as much profit as games to today, and the computers they ran on were extremely limited by today's standards. There was hardly any market for them and there weren't a whole lot of previous titles to learn from. It's no wonder today's games are better.
your points make his argument look more promising. lol

it is true that games had less resources back then but then if thats the case, today games should be worth way more. with more RnD available and games to learn from and make better, they should inherently be worth more.

you brought up cars for instance:

you buy a ford mustang back in the 60s-$3000
you buy a ford mustang now-$30000-80000

the difference is inflation and the learning from you mentioned earlier.

if you apply the difference to the games similar to cars:

video games would cost $500.

i dont see why people are getting pissy about shellin out a few extra bucks over something that has not been touched by inflation.

would you rather them not do DLC and then ask for a $500 price upfront?

i think not.

you buy a sub at subway and ask for xtra cheese. are you goin to complain when they charge you for it? the same applies for the games. you want some more? ya get charged
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honestly if they can patch the game so its not so laggy in big servers I really dont mind shelling out a little more money for expansions as long as its quality content. Considering this is really the only game i'll be playing it'd be money spent on other games if I were to get bored of BF3 with no new content.

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Edited by hydropwnics - 11/1/11 at 6:27am
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Not excited DICE... I'm disgusted. I hope no one here buys it.
Get a job?


Look on the bright side. You do know how much it costs to keep BF3 server in operational with this amount of populations. Staff need to eat, they need to feed their families too. Not only you.

The cost of the network infrastructure would shock you if they tell you.
 
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They'll all buy it. This will become the new mass phenomenon like Call of Duty used to be. The "cool" game to play. You'll see
In my area BF42 was the first "mass phenomenon". Ah the good ole days
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Fuel81?? I wondered who added me on Origin
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With the Back to Karkand looking promising, it'd be well worth the price. Several nice maps, a slew of new weapons to rank up and kick *** with, and I'm sure DICE will price accordingly...now where's my patch to fix the glaring issues with the retail game?


Edited by hstanford1 - 11/1/11 at 7:56am
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