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I hope this doesn't somehow get twisted into a justification for more DRM and anti-sharing/pre-owned sale tactics like EAs BS "online pass."

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$60 a whack really adds up. I usually only buy when Steam is having a sale or giveaway (well the latter isn't really 'buying' but you know what I mean )
Agreed, and I do the same.
 
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Yep, 56% are cheapskates.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
LOL @ games being "expensive"

In 1990, I was paying $90 for Sega Genesis games. Tommy Lasorda baseball comes to mind as one.

For what we get today, $60 is dirt cheap.
Congrats on being from Canada.
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And then there's people like me who have spent $1200 on games alone in the past 2 years
    
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Originally Posted by 06tb06 View Post
There are some that get their games from Pirate Bay.
I think that's called shopping at the bit torrent store.

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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Of course, in inflation adjusted terms, $40 in 2011 is a hella lot more than $40 was in the early 1980s!!!
Derp?
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There are only a couple IP's that I'll buy a game day one full price. Any others and I evaluate what I'm willing to pay based of hours of expected game play. Even then, though, because my steam backlog is so large, I tend wait and grab it on a deep sale later.

There are just too many games that come to market to buy all of them full price, or at all. If it's just a short console game, I rent it and beat it in an evening or two and take it back.
 
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like i said earlier i would love to spend $60 per game instead of around $85-$118 and people in america thought they had it bad?
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I concur. I remember when $40 was the price for new games.
I remember when gas was under a dollar a gallon, movie tickets were $5 for the friday night show, you could get a Big Mac for a $1 etc etc etc. Where does it say that when something is set to one price it can't ever change in the future. You know the people making the games they have to pay more for everything they need to live off of so i'm guessing they are paid more now then they were in 1990. Im sure someone here remembers there first car payment being like $50 a month or some rediculously low first home mortgage payment. Time chance **** gets more expensive. Honestly when compared to many other forms of entertainment be content they don't sell them new for more.
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I remember getting the SNES copy of Final Fantasy III for something right around $100 in what 1993?
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So you remember 1980? Seriously, I think that's what I was paying for Atari 2600 games. I think some NES games went for $40-ish too. Of course, in inflation adjusted terms, $40 in 2011 is a hella lot more than $40 was in the early 1980s!!!
Isn't it the other way around? Wasn't $40 was worth more in the '80s than it is worth today?
    
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