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I also remember back in the day that games were of much, much higher quality than they are today. Not to mention the cost to produce and market games were more expensive with older generations of consoles.
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Originally Posted by SkillzKillz View Post

I remember Nintendo games always being extremely pricey, at least $70 brand new and PS2/GC games being a lot cheaper at $50.
Yep, cartridges were hella expensive.
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I am fine with the 50-60$ if they would not charge for dlc after dlc after dlc. If they want to charge for dlc make the initial game cheaper. Say around 25-30$, then charge for the dlc.
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post #54 of 102
Console games are ridiculously overpriced. Another reason i don't touch consoles.

PC games are within the acceptable amount I'd say. Although most of them I'd be willing to pay £25 tops for.
post #55 of 102
The OP is speaking in terms of British pounds. In your lifetime, VAT and other European taxes have been added to your purchases, and the pound has lost a lot of ground to the dollar. For most of my life, 1 pound was worth ~$2.50. As of today, it's only worth $1.54. In order for EA to make the same amount of money from international sales, they have to raise the prices. Prices in general are going up a little bit, but I think the fact that you're in the UK plays a large role in your dramatic increase.
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I am fine with the 50-60$ if they would not charge for dlc after dlc after dlc. If they want to charge for dlc make the initial game cheaper. Say around 25-30$, then charge for the dlc.

What if the DLC is something like Undead Nightmare or EfLC

For £20 both of those are well worth the money.
    
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post #57 of 102
It most certainly is. I see some games priced at $69.99 at retailers here in Canada.

I purchase most of my games when it goes on sale.
post #58 of 102
hell no
i walked into game and walked out with magicka plus
thats the one with dlc
at £2.98 i would say it perfectly priced
on play.com just now you can buy brink for £2.99
its all about picking the right games from the right place
wait a while before buying games
let the price drop to something more reasonable
    
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Video games are too expensive on release. If a large portion of your target audience is college kids who have no money who work slaves jobs or just got out of school and have loans + slave job, or kids who are below 18 who really have no money then yeh its too expensive. Steam deals are great and thats worth it to pick up games but I can only think of a few games I payed full price for I felt like it was worth it, and those are mostly multiplayer games. I mean I have 120hrs in BF3 so far and probably 400+hrs of SC2 and easily 600hrs of SC2 content total, like tournaments and streams and podcasts etc.

And people say "Oh its X hours of entertainment" but what quality of entertainment? Is playing a game by yourself the same as going out and doing something? And even if its a social game does it make you social visit $60 better? I mean how much does a picnic or a bonfire cost? Or a hike? Or X activity you like. Sure games are fun but it seems like devs way overestimate the value people place on their games.

I mean honestly if most games nowadays had a demo I doubt I'd buy many games at all because of how terrible most are. I'm sure thats why there aren't demos because the devs know there sales would go down even more.

TLDR

Economy
Demographic
Quality of games
Value of games compared to other entertainment
post #60 of 102
Its not just greed. The market conditions are a lot different now.

Its not purely greed. Xbox360 and PS3 are both kinda failing compared to the previous generation of hardware. Both consoles insisted of trying new things that didnt really work and made the consoles themselves much more expensive. For instance, Xbox360 and PS3 both have a lot more CPU power than they need to run 98% of the games developers are making for them and they have pretty limited GPU power. I guess in the beginning it must have seemed like CPU power was going to be a lot more relevant. Also the addition of HDDs really messed things up. When the consoles were new you could only get ones with small HDDs that were not really practical for anything other than storing a couple game demos and they were way too expensive. This gen of consoles was not ready for HDDs in my opinion. Long story short poor console designs lead to over priced units which made the whole market smaller and therefore games are more expensive because developers cant sell as many units to a smaller market. PS3 is nearing the end of its life cycle and it hasnt even sold half as many units as PS2.

That and greed.
    
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