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Well, Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerp!

About time!
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Everyone knows that the price of a game drops over a time, so I just wait to buy them, and the benefit is, they usually have the patches out after a few months, so I am rewarded for my patience...

The longer you wait, the cheaper it gets, always!

I picked up one of my most favorite games ever for $15!!!
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Everyone knows that the price of a game drops over a time, so I just wait to buy them, and the benefit is, they usually have the patches out after a few months, so I am rewarded for my patience...

The longer you wait, the cheaper it gets, always!

I picked up one of my most favorite games ever for $15!!!
It's not about people in the US. Its about other developing countries where the games cost x2 or more than what we pay.

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I ninja'd you on the cartridge thing.

I agree that gaming costs are simply ridiculous for standard games, companies need to lighten up and make smaller titles, sure they'll have less sales, but the profits could end up the same.

For other games like MMOs, a lot of the cost comes from running customer service, moderation, server hardware, bandwidth, etc. So they have a bit of an excuse to have a higher overall cost to make/run the game, but that is reflected in the monthly fees, microtransactions, and/or advertising.
LoL Lordi, could you imagine the amount of nerd rage in here if game companies switched to smaller titles?! They nerd rage now before the titles are even released. I think gaming companies tried that for a little while ( episodic ) and it didn't work at all.
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It's not about people in the US. Its about other developing countries where the games cost x2 or more than what we pay.
While the article IS about that, it isn't like here in the U.S. we wouldn't benefit, appreciate, and buy more if the games were cheaper. Its very simple: we would.
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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.
Haha paying for quality?? Most the games I have played in the last 2 years don't show much quality. Any CoD since MW hasn't had a shred of quality and those craps sell like hot cakes.

Pricing might be a problem but people are still dumb enough to buy a very bad game which makes the whole market think they can make bad games then use the high price on us.
    
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Game price's are high all over the world and at the rate the world is turning the U.S. is going to be a third world country and China will be the center of everything

They are getting all the manf. work and they have the largest population
people with money a game publishers wet dream.
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While the article IS about that, it isn't like here in the U.S. we wouldn't benefit, appreciate, and buy more if the games were cheaper. Its very simple: we would.
I'm quite sure, in the US market at least, they've done a cost-benefit analysis to determine their pricing.

If they dropped day 1 pricing then they'd have to drop production costs. You'd have to give up some graphics, some game time or some game polish.

It's like the US budget right now. Everyone wants to cry about it but NO ONE wants to cut the big 3: Social Security, Medicare or Military.

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Game price's are high all over the world and at the rate the world is turning the U.S. is going to be a third world country and China will be the center of everything

They are getting all the manf. work and they have the largest population
people with money a game publishers wet dream.
The inherent problem is that the average US citizen bought the capitalism propaganda hook, line and sinker while Corporations hire whoever is the cheapest regardless of their political views. So then the US worker doesn't know they're competing against a Chinese govt that artificially devalues its own currency so that it can stay the worlds manufacturing plant. If China didn't do that then most corporations would have moved back to the US or other areas as Chinese currency inflated to US levels.
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While the article IS about that, it isn't like here in the U.S. we wouldn't benefit, appreciate, and buy more if the games were cheaper. Its very simple: we would.
They've probably already taken that into account. I don't doubt someone somewhere has been doing the math on that for a while now. If they thought it would make them more money, games would be cheaper to try and sell more.

Of course, the current model: New games $$$, older games $$, old games $; already gives them that freedom. They can charge the high cost to people who want the game new (when it sells the most copies) and drop it gradually to pick up sales they wouldn't otherwise get.
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post #39 of 41
Thanks captain obvious! I've said it time and time again: Unfair pricing and release dates leads to people getting agry and pirating it.
post #40 of 41
Stop using publishers like EA and get developers to release games independently. That way whatever you pay for the game goes straight to the developer. Easy to do with digitial distribution and costs next to nothing for the dev with steam and the like.

EDIT: Oh look I double posted. oops. Not keeping track of myself today!
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