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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post
A buddy of mine buys every PS3 release that's advertised on TV right when they come out. He never plays them and ends up trading them in for something like $7.50 towards his next new release that he never plays. Like Little Big Planet 2. He was going on about, "LBP 2 is awesome. I got it, eh?". So I ask what it's about, and he doesn't know, "it's just awesome!". He's already traded it in.
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why did they stop making demos for the games? i think a simple demo would decide the games faith to the customer (to buy or not to buy)
It could be that a demo isn't appropriate to actually showcase the game properly and the company feels it might hurt sales. An example would be Dragon Age - to demo the game would require creating an entirely separate demo (in my mind). I'm curious what they will provide with the second game's demo.

Perhaps just a quick combat and world demo.

Even the first 2 hours of the game would make someone think twice before buying because it is all dialog and backstory. That, or they are afraid the demo will hurt sales because the game is lacking in some way. I would personally love to see a demo of games, even if just to benchmark my hardware with more than 2 or 3 apps / games.

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Nice article. Sometimes the advertising for a game is very good **cough** Crysis 2 **Cough** and proves to be difficult to not buy. A factor that influences me is personal reviews of a games 'goodness'.

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I refuse to pay $50-$60 dollars for games. I just wait till they get deeply discounted on Steam.

Know why they started doing this $60 trend? Because enough people STILL foolishly buy them anyway. I coulda sworn back in 2006 I was paying $39.99 for most new day one released PC games.
Indeed I do the same. I have more than I can possibly ever get around to playing doing it that way. I suppose I'll make an exception for the odd title, like portal 2 or ep 3. But then again those two won't cost $60 when new.

Slight aside but that aggressive $60+ pricing on new games must have a real stratifying effect, where a lot of us simply won't buy it at that price. I wonder what sort of data is out there (probably closely guarded) on the optimum price point for maximum revenue. I'm guessing Valve has some pretty damn good data on that front.
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post #16 of 35
Yeah, It's very rare that I will pay $60 for a PC game. I can't say "I will never pay $60 for a PC game" anymore, because I broke that policy to buy Starcraft II. I just couldn't wait for that one.

Anyway, my clan has been pressuring me to buy Black Ops, since they play on TWL's Black Ops ladders. If I wanted to, I could pick it up for $38 on Newegg right now. Although I'm not going to, because even though they gave us dedicated servers back, they're still charging $15 for new maps a few months after release, which I am very much against. If I had paid $60 for the game back in November, I would be pissed about having to spend an addition $15 (making my expense to play the latest CoD game with all content a whopping $75).
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I find it best to let other people buy the newly released games first, watch their 'lets play ...' on youtube and then decide if what I am seeing is worth my money, wait for a price drop, or buy now and prosper.
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(O/T, Frickfrock99: I'm sad to see, or not see, there is no beautiful women eating chocolate in your avatar.)
She's on a diet.
Who knows, she might be back
post #19 of 35
Portal 2 will be the only game I have ever preordered. I am adding £10 a week to my Steam wallet so I have the cash there when it goes live. Most games I always wait and read the developers forums and Web chatter about it before I comit to buy and then I look for the cheapest way. CD Key sites always seem to have the best deals if I want it quick.
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I agree with everything you posted, very nice write up.

While I try not to spend $59.99 on a new release title and it's not because I can't afford it. Like many people do, I too suffer from the lack of desire to spend one lump sum on entertainment despite the possibility that I may get more than my monies worth.

At times I disagree with $60 for a game....but then I think to myself, I just spent nearly $50 for a brief moment at the movies that I only get to view once, dinner with friends for an hour and gas. I guess we can all find ways to justify a purchase when we want, but it helps me to compare the longevity of entertainment from one purchase vs intermittent entertainment that goes just as fast as it came.
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