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Is anyone honestly surprised by Ubisoft doing this? Any PR BS they push to try and sway gamers back to perhaps not loving them, but at least being neutral, is just a front for when they try to push more garbage like this on us.
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Originally Posted by AbdullahG View Post

I though higher demand lowers prices and lower demand increases prices. Are things much more complicated than that?

thats communism..where there is a shortage where there will be higher prices..they will try to rip you off if the demand is high, and sell for a low price if its not
look at crysis 2 for example..selling for 8bucks on pc while skyrim sells for 60..i wonder why
 
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Guild Wars 2 already does something similar to this. However, if Ubisoft wants to do something like this they have to actually make some amazing games - no matter what kind of money-grabbing model you have set for your game, if the game itself isn't good, then you're not going to be making any money; the best business models start off with an amazing product, and everything is built off of that. If Ubi wants to have any type of successful model, they have to start outputting more great games because that's where it all starts.
 
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Guild Wars 2 already does something similar to this. However, if Ubisoft wants to do something like this they have to actually make some amazing games - no matter what kind of money-grabbing model you have set for your game, if the game itself isn't good, then you're not going to be making any money; the best business models start off with an amazing product, and everything is built off of that. If Ubi wants to have any type of successful model, they have to start outputting more great games because that's where it all starts.
Guild Wars 2 is a MMO.
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Ubisoft must hate money

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Guild Wars 2 is a MMO.

Doesn't matter, its a $60 non-subscription game with an item store, the basic principle of the point he was making is still valid. Come on man, actually read posts before you reply.
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Isn't COH 2 doing this as well? I knew the cash strapped thq is desperate but surely they know if they do this, they pretty much killed one of their more sucessful IPs. Ubisoft does this sure it would be bad but most of their games are sp anyways. If COH 2 does this pretty much kills a very mp focused game.
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That's pretty bad.
u$ 60 is ususally more than I'm willing to pay anyways... I either pay 50 bucks or wait for a sale.
60+, with the possibility of content that should be in the game (hello me3)... no, I would not pay for that.

to be fair ME3 also consistently added free content long after release, from new maps to new classes. I think I actually had more fun with ME3 mp than Diablo 3.
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That's pretty bad.
u$ 60 is ususally more than I'm willing to pay anyways... I either pay 50 bucks or wait for a sale.

60+, with the possibility of content that should be in the game (hello me3)... no, I would not pay for that.
    
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Pretty funny joke


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Nice going Ubisoft.....you killed yourself in my eyes again. frown.gif

1) Ubisoft implements RIDICULOUS DRM schemes. -1
2) Ubisoft claims that all PC Gamers are pirates, no exceptions. -1
3) Then Ubisoft pulls a good move, and bashes on EA in their FC3 trailer. +1
4) They then go on to promise no more of their stupid DRM scheme. +1

So yeah, with this...we're now back into the negatives Ubi. You really should take note from Valve on how a gaming developer should operate. Portal 2 was $45 on day one, and they STILL get 100% free DLC, and they even opened the game up for community maps (SP and co op).

Sigh, when will Ubi learn that EA is not the company to mimick?
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