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I'd buy a lot more games if they were $29 at release. I work at Walmart. I can't afford $50+ a game... But I need to be saved from insanity via walmart...
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post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by Mr_Torch View Post
How about a reduced price for people that are disabled and are on a small fixed income that are physically unable to leave home much.
Such as like the Lifeline telephone plans that cost a dollar a month.
Give those type folks a big discount, because they don't have many things to be able to have fun with, being shut in, limited income and such.
I 100% agree with this, not everyone has $40-60 laying around to jump on every new game released. Some of us have food, bills and mortgages to pay for. I just bought STALKER Call of Pripyat at Target tonight because it was $10, it is the first game I have bought this year. Cheaper prices is a step in the right direction.
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How about a reduced price for people that are disabled and are on a small fixed income that are physically unable to leave home much.
Such as like the Lifeline telephone plans that cost a dollar a month.
Give those type folks a big discount, because they don't have many things to be able to have fun with, being shut in, limited income and such.
the problem is that if they are on that small of a fixed income they 1) don't have the money to afford a decent PC or game console, 2)There are more important things in life than gaming ( I know hate me lol)

Now I completely agree that if the price of games were lower MANY more people would buy them. I'm not going to go out and buy a crappy game for 60 bucks. I'm going to wait until it drops down to 20 (probably a year later at least) unless some other game comes out that is better and then I probably wont buy the original game at all.
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I just bought STALKER Call of Pripyat at Target tonight because it was $10, it is the first game I have bought this year. Cheaper prices is a step in the right direction.
sweet, I guess I know what I'm going out to buy this week
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the problem is that if they are on that small of a fixed income they 1) don't have the money to afford a decent PC or game console, 2)There are more important things in life than gaming ( I know hate me lol)

Now I completely agree that if the price of games were lower MANY more people would buy them. I'm not going to go out and buy a crappy game for 60 bucks. I'm going to wait until it drops down to 20 (probably a year later at least) unless some other game comes out that is better and then I probably wont buy the original game at all.
3) If some people get special treatment, those without will want that treatment too.
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3) If some people get special treatment, those without will want that treatment too.
They're free to handicap themselves.
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As if they didn't know that already....duurrrr....
    
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Wow talking about pricing .... steam seems to charge nearly 50 Euros for Crysis 2 and 30 Pounds for the same game ... Gonna wait for the sales then. On the same topic, activision is the only outfit that did NOT participate in the sales over the Xmas period.
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Wow talking about pricing .... steam seems to charge nearly 50 Euros for Crysis 2 and 30 Pounds for the same game ... Gonna wait for the sales then. On the same topic, activision is the only outfit that did NOT participate in the sales over the Xmas period.
It's Activision, they don't need to.
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To make a straw man, are you against helping the crippled and disabled and want to throw them under the bus for your own gain? Or do you have an actual argument for that no?
Probably that if the choice was giving crippled people cheaper games, OR, we all got cheaper games, then no, no cheap games for cripples.




Oh I'm surprised someone hasn't tried to justify the pricing scheme we have going on at the moment. They should try mentioning how much bigger the budgets for games have gotten these days and that we're paying for the quality. Meanwhile, back in reality, we won't care. We're too skint to pay £60 for a game. Hell, I draw the line at £30. Anything over that I'll wait for.
    
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