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Originally Posted by geoxile View Post
Uhh. I don't remember PS2 games EVER being 30 new. I remember them being 50 new.
Same. I remember buying GTA:San Andreas for 50 bucks.
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Costs are getting higher.. Of course $60 a pop is quite a bit, especially for some games.
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New consoles were always 300 and games were 50. Thats the way I remember console gaming. Now all my wii does is netflix and my 360 has not been turned on in months.
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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.
even the head of EA can't control the prices of atleast the console games, Sony and Microsoft sets that price, PC just follows because no one sets the price for PC games.
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In all honesty, if PC games with the $60 price tag weren't console ports and they actually live up to and delivered visually with a control scheme more fine tuned for the mouse and keyboard I would not have a problem paying that much. But since the games we get are less than what we should be expecting (seeing as a lot of us have spent a nice amount on our rigs) its unacceptable.
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I don't actually mind paying £40 for a new game, it's just that from a value for my money point of view I'm always getting ripped off one way or another. Multiplayer games, fair enough, because they have online replayability value, but offline games with 5-10 hour campaigns don't justify the £40 pricetag. It's like paying £5 an hour to play video games, it's silly.

+1 for Steam in these situations. I've had more hours out of £5 deals than I have out of some £40+ games. Half Life 2, Garrys Mod, Killing Floor and CS:S to name a few.
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Same. I remember buying GTA:San Andreas for 50 bucks.
Well GTA is price inelastic

Most games on shelves were way less, and games stay at their launch price way longer now then before.

You find 1+ yr old games selling for $60 still
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Well GTA is price inelastic

Most games on shelves were way less, and games stay at their launch price way longer now then before.

You find 1+ yr old games selling for $60 still
Which? Aside from Call of Duty, I don't see any other games stay at launch price for long. Heck, God of War 3, FF13, and even Halo Reach are far below launch prices now.
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I'm sure this dude will get spanked by EA for mouthing off.
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Verba volant, I'd say. If you really care, then lower the prices.
I feel like you didn't read the title even The guys the head of the free-to-play division.

And frankly I agree. I was so much happier and felt like I was getting my moneys worth back when games were $40 a pop.

I can honestly say when I pay out $60 for a new game, i feel like im being ripped off most of the time and that it is too much. Since games prices had gone up a bit back my purchase of games had dropped from frequent to "every now and then" similar to a kid saving up weekly allowance just to afford games these days. I feel like a penny pincher when I buy games now :x
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