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Games are overpriced in general. Costs add up, and the most common price point for new, big name, titles is well outside the impulsive buy zone that game publishers should be aiming for.

I've spend about 150 dollars on GoG.com in the last year. This is double what I've spent on all other games. When it comes down to it, I look at anything over about 20 dollars very carefully, and more often than not, I come to the conclusion I can do without. At 10 dollars though, I'm likely to buy it even if it only barely catches my interest.
Unless I'm mistaken, I believe games were priced higher a decade ago and with inflation, they'll be more in comparison to today's games. Having said that, I do agree that most games are overpriced for what you get. Well, that's the idea, you're much more likely to buy something cheaper, because, you're thinking that it's only 10 compared to 50 or 60 for a brand new game. Of course, there are some games that I believe are worth their price tag *cough* starcraft 2 *cough* but more games than not don't deserve that
    
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Unless I'm mistaken, I believe games were priced higher a decade ago and with inflation, they'll be more in comparison to today's games. Having said that, I do agree that most games are overpriced for what you get. Well, that's the idea, you're much more likely to buy something cheaper, because, you're thinking that it's only 10 compared to 50 or 60 for a brand new game. Of course, there are some games that I believe are worth their price tag *cough* starcraft 2 *cough* but more games than not don't deserve that
Except with SC2, you're playing $180 for a full game. Want to argue that? SC1 had everything that all three will have, and cost a fraction of that. I think their reasoning behind it is just bull; They're just trying to make as much money as possible.
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We need Extracredits here on OCN to kill flame wars.
That was so mature of him.
Steam get a lot of hate and even from me but nobody beats Steam when it comes to games availability 24/7 and it's DRM.
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I agree they have always taken on subjects with such level headed maturity.
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Unless I'm mistaken, I believe games were priced higher a decade ago and with inflation, they'll be more in comparison to today's games.
Of course they were, but I didn't buy them frequently then either, and what I did buy was quality (IMO).

I paid 50 dollars in 1995 for Mechwarrior 2. This was back when I was 11-12 and had a ~5 dollar a week allowance (including my lunch money, and I went hungry to buy games). It was worth it, but of course there was no DRM, and I still play the game.

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Having said that, I do agree that most games are overpriced for what you get. Well, that's the idea, you're much more likely to buy something cheaper, because, you're thinking that it's only 10 compared to 50 or 60 for a brand new game. Of course, there are some games that I believe are worth their price tag *cough* starcraft 2 *cough* but more games than not don't deserve that
There is always someone willing to pay any price.

My point is that below a certain critical number, people are willing to buy stuff just for the heck of it. Yes, you will sell games at 50 dollars, or even 180 dollars, but they have to really want it. At 10-20, you'd sell it to half of the entire potential market, and probably make more money this way.
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I bought SC2 because I like blizzard products....I beat the campaign on hard then played like 20 matches online...haven't touched it since. I spent $70 for it the day it came out at best buy and I'm ok with that. Great video, great points on both sides And ha-larious.
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The MVPMods community took MVP Baseball 05 to legendary status in its prime, yet companies haven't learned to tap their best resources: their own customers. Like the video said, if you limit what users can do, they'll find other ways of doing it anyhow. I still wait for the day that there's a fully moddable game that is encouraged and marketed by the company and its modders.
Valve tend to do a pretty good job of this don't they?
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Yes valve does a great job with mods, some are even distributed via steam.
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Thanks for posting that, I enjoyed.
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The MVPMods community took MVP Baseball 05 to legendary status in its prime, yet companies haven't learned to tap their best resources: their own customers. Like the video said, if you limit what users can do, they'll find other ways of doing it anyhow. I still wait for the day that there's a fully moddable game that is encouraged and marketed by the company and its modders.
CryMod lots of mods for Crysis and Crysis war head

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Except with SC2, you're playing $180 for a full game. Want to argue that? SC1 had everything that all three will have, and cost a fraction of that. I think their reasoning behind it is just bull; They're just trying to make as much money as possible.
Are you figuring that the next two expansion packs will be 60.00 each?

SC1 deluxe pack is available at Walmart for 19.99, but it does not have as good as graphics as SC2

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I bought SC2 because I like blizzard products....I beat the campaign on hard then played like 20 matches online...haven't touched it since. I spent $70 for it the day it came out at best buy and I'm ok with that. Great video, great points on both sides And ha-larious.
I like SC2 and still continue to play it, I have played the campaign at least 4 times and taken different routes each time.

I have done 1VA.I. and 1v1 both are fun
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