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SALES OF computer games have continued to spiral into an abyss of doom and destruction which can only be made any worse if the universe collapses in on itself [Cheer up for God's sake. Ed].

For the seventh month in a row, sales of video games fell by eight percent. In March, retailers managed to flog only $499 million dollars of software in the US.
http://theinquirer.net/?article=31137
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post #2 of 38
Or maybe games shouldn't cost $50.
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Oblivion broke pretty much all records on it's launch...so I'm sure we're doin alright...
Anyone ever consider that the stupid game companies aren't making as many games, or as many good games?

OR, the fact that a lot of people have moved to consoles to be able to afford games...and it 'says "video games"...so probably down 8% because of the fact that a) nobody has 360, and b) xbox, gamecube, and ps2 are frickin old...

I'm not surprised to hear this actually...
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Or maybe games shouldn't cost $50.
I would say or maybe medeiocre games shouldn't cost $50. I'll pay $50 for a game like oblivion. But for another BS game no way. I think thats the problem.
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post #5 of 38
Well people get alot of there games of File sharing for free becasue games do actually cost alot sometimes.
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Agreed, I have bought a dozen games in the last year or so and the one I play the most (Call of Duty 2) came for free with a video card I bought. The rest were either painfully repetitive, boring, or outright stupid.
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post #7 of 38
There is only so long people will by stupid games before they wise up and game makers have to start putting some quality stuff out there.
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I just dont think there are any good games out lately...they all suck and i cant get into em...heck i play oblivion but not as much as when it came out, but thats probably because so many people message me on aim and yahoo lol.
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bit torrent isn't hurting games sales as much as manufacturers charging an arm and a leg for crappy games. IMO BitTorrent helps the sale of quality games. Everyone I know downloads the game off bittorrent to see if they like it and if they do they go buy it. If not they delte it. That could be a rare occurence but I don't think it is because I know a lot of people who do this, its like a test drive, especially for multiplayer capable games you try out the single player and if its decent you buy the real thing so that you can play online. Note, I don't condone this behavior just thought I'd share my experience with how it works.
    
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post #10 of 38
I download the demos to try out games, and if they don't got demos, tough luck getting my money. I bought several games this year.
EDIT: Got fear and those games, but i don't buy a game totally new, unless i really loved the demo.
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