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The head of EA's play-for-free games division, Easy Studios, is Ben Cousins and in a chat with Rock Paper Shotgun he doesn't mince words by saying, "I can't think of anything more exploitative than gating all of your content behind having to pay someone $60." He adds that games that are priced so high can be a "really harsh business model" compared to what his division is trying to do. He states,
http://news.bigdownload.com/2011/03/...of-60-games-e/
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Verba volant, I'd say. If you really care, then lower the prices.
     
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Verba volant, I'd say. If you really care, then lower the prices.
he is under the play-for-free division. he isn't EA as a whole. i seriously doubt he would be in that division if he advocated 60 dollar games. it would be quite ironic though.
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Games are too expensive in my eyes. I think they ought to be bought down.
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Games are too expensive in my eyes. I think they ought to be bought down.
Agreed. It was fine at $49.99. I blame Activision for the $59.99 nowadays...
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Well I think PC games and console games should be in the region of $45 and the digital distribution such as STEAM, Well it should be even cheaper. Its not STEAMS fault that prices are jacked up though, that's all down to the developer.
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Well I think PC games and console games should be in the region of $45 and the digital distribution such as STEAM, Well it should be even cheaper. Its not STEAMS fault that prices are jacked up though, that's all down to the developer.
PC and console game should not be the same price. There are royalties ($7-9) imposed for using the consoles.
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I personally don't buy any game above €49. Unless it is a special edition that comes with coolio stuff (metal case, artwork booklet, soundtrack and so on)
   
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I remember when PS2 games were like $30 a pop, maybe $40 if it was new and hyped.

Now even handheld games are like $40-$45 and Consoles games are $60 (I only buy PC games).
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Uhh. I don't remember PS2 games EVER being 30 new. I remember them being 50 new.
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