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If all of you are so mad because you only get 3 hours of entertainment, there is something wrong. You're probably whizzing through games on the easiest difficulty without doing anything except the main quest. If not, then go kick Fatal1ty's ass, because you probably could.

Even so, you should try renting games (even if that doesn't work on the PS3) so you get about 20 hours of entertainment for your $50 (about six or seven rentals).

That being said, I would like to see less price spikes in video games. $60 was needed for the devs, but increasing the price more than 50% from one generation to the next ($50 to $75-$80) is going too far.
When you rent games, the makers get no money at all, and prices will go up more.
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post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by nightdagger
If all of you are so mad because you only get 3 hours of entertainment, there is something wrong. You're probably whizzing through games on the easiest difficulty without doing anything except the main quest. If not, then go kick Fatal1ty's ass, because you probably could.

Even so, you should try renting games (even if that doesn't work on the PS3) so you get about 20 hours of entertainment for your $50 (about six or seven rentals).

That being said, I would like to see less price spikes in video games. $60 was needed for the devs, but increasing the price more than 50% from one generation to the next ($50 to $75-$80) is going too far.
i always play my games first on Easy to get the story line, then go back and beat it on the rest of the difficulty levels for the combat.
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post #33 of 45
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When you rent games, the makers get no money at all, and prices will go up more.
Not true, the game rental store still had to buy the game (unless stores get games for free ).
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox
When you rent games, the makers get no money at all, and prices will go up more.
Sony originally intended to prevent that by making so that every game would only run on the original system that it was first played on. Fortunately, the idea got such huge a huge amount of negative publicty that Sony reconsidered.

But who knows what other DRM schemes they have devised. Maybe the PS3 will install rootkits on all your computers once you hook it up to your network
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SonyStyle.com is offering preorders at $60. maybe the article was inaccurate

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Originally Posted by shadowmelder
Not true, the game rental store still had to buy the game (unless stores get games for free ).

Think about the maybe 10 copies the rental store buys vs the 100 that people would buy instead of renting. Renting to test a game out, then buying is a good system, but buying used games and renting does hurt the makers of the games.
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These price bumps make the Wii look even better
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I dunno, I'm not sold on $60m being justified.......or do console games come on some special DVDs, because paying $60 for an Xbox 360 game that is only $50 or so if you bought the PC version seems a little funny.
I was actually referring to ALL games, not just console games. PC games probably should be starting at $60 too, especially considering that they get discounted so much faster than console games.

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Inflation yes, but you also have to account for lower production costs as the technology matures....I would say DVDs are pretty mature.
You're right, but the technology maturation level of the media format is not the price driver in game prices. Game development costs have risen to millions of dollars, and a game is only considered "successful" by the publisher if it makes something like five times its production costs. That's the price driver.
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Even funnier: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/734/734869p1.html

Has this been posted before?
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Originally Posted by Thumper
Inflation yes, but you also have to account for lower production costs as the technology matures....I would say DVDs are pretty mature.
I don't really think you have to account for this. Games only really adopted DVD's once they became just as cheap to put major games on as CD's were
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