I'm like wtf ???? Do you live in a cheesebowl ??
PuGs is too stupid to understand such complicated boss mechanics as "don't stand in the giant ass fire"
The price of flagship SNES games when they were new in the early 90s: $49.99 - $59.99
The price of of flagship N64 games when they were new at launch - $69.99 - $79.99
Games these days generally pack many more features, polish, and replay value for the customer than they did 20 years ago, and the value of the dollar has deflated big time since 1992, I promise you.
OP is a mere child whose allowance won't cover a new game a week, let's move on. A mature person wouldn't have created the thread at all, and would've known those points.
Console games (next gen ala ps3 and 360) have always been 60 dollars. Ever since ps3 came out. Deadspace 2 is totally worth 60$ imo. Im playing it for ps3 and I love it. If you are going to BEAT it (beat it on hardest difficulty, get platinum, etc) that is a ton of content. And it has multi player. Which I am planning on doing.
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I dont really care about the pricing for either mw2 or sc2...both are well worth their prices since they offered and still do,hours and hours and hours and hours of gameplay.
I love both of em.
might as well bring up rent back in the day of what $20
Fact is, games cost a lot to make. You may not think they do, but really do. Starcraft II had a large team working on it for years, and more effort went into it then a lot of similarly priced games (seriously, those FIFA games they churn out every year for ridiculous prices?).
Couple this that that's a one time price, no subscription involved, for a 90% online based game. With a huge modding community that gives you dozens of new game modes for free.
Edit: And that's all completely ignoring inflation. Money isn't worth as much as it used to be. So games are infact CHEAPER then they were twenty years ago.
Oh, and some console games now require subscription to play online.
Yeah, you tell me again how its overpriced.
In Denmark all new games cost about 100 dollars which is about 500 danish kroner. so you have absolutly no need to whine
and stop being poor, that's your problem. If you can't handle 60 dollar pricetags or worry enough about them to make posts and complain then you shouldn't be spending your free time playing games anyways. If it's too much, don't play and get off our forums while you're at it.
whiny poor people are gross.
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Even a company making less profit than they estimated is viewed as a loss. Rather humorous, but quite serious to the folks who honestly believe that wealth is an infinite pie. (it isn't)
I live in swe,and in the north aswell,and where i live we basicly have 1 game store,and like spread warehouses,if i went to either warehouse i cud prolly had got it for 30$. But i cba since i didnt have a car.
Anyway, they didn't have a lot of people working on Starcraft II. If I'm not mistaken, the DVD claimed they only had 2 or 3 programmers and 5 or 6 artists. Most of the money I think went into the cinematics department.
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To me, $60 is nothing. I spend that much money a week on beer.
To someone else, $60 may be their entire monthly grocery bill. Or, depending on their nation of origin, their entire monthly (or even yearly) income.
Most of us are saying that we don't find $60 to be too expensive. Some people have given examples of other games with similar pricetags, many years ago. Others are indicating why $60 isn't too much for them.
Obviously you disagree. However, you're speaking in absolutes.
$60 is not too much to pay for a game.
It might be too much for YOU to pay for a game. But to paint it as black and white is just asinine.
The guy with Super Mario 3 is right. I bought Ms. Pac-Man when I was like 12 for 50 bucks on the Genesis. Before then (Before NES, even), games were actually even more expensive. I remember seeing a photo of an old cartridge game (Think it was for the Odyssey system or something) that had a price tag of roughly 250 dollars attached to it. Games have ALWAYS had a range of roughly 40-60 for a new game, we just had a period where 50 dollars was considered standard release price.. it's starting to shift up to 60, now. For me, 60 IS too expensive (Despite the obvious inflation and increase of cost of living, Social Security continues to plug their ears and go "Lalalalalala" when it comes to giving me the raise for cost of living increasing), but it's a perfectly justifiable price.
Of all the hobbies around, I have to say video games have been probably THE single most inflation proof hobby that has existed. Let me give you some comparisons.
I started playing Games Workshop Miniature games in the 1980's. At that time you could buy a box of 3 vehicles for $30. A pack of 5 metal miniatures for $5.99 and the larger 20-25 pack boxes of "squads" of figures were $24.99. Flash forward to current prices. Vehicles run about $60 each, 1 single metal miniture is about $14 and now "squads" of 5 metal or sometimes plastic figures are about $30.00. They regularly do a 10% increase yearly on their prices.
I got my atari 2600 back in the 70's when it first came out. I sitll have the original box for the console. $299.00 was the price my parents paid for this gaming powerhouse. When Pacman was introduced my mother reserved a copy, thinking it would be impossible to pick up. $75 is what she paid for the game. Again, i still have the boxes with the prices on them lol. Most of the average games at full retail for the Atari were $29.99 to $39.99 each. Fast forward to the Sega Genesis. Console price was $199.00. Games averaged $49.99. Move to the present. You can get an Xbox 360 new for $199 (seeing a pattern here ?) and games run $39.99 to $59.99 new. I'd say over the 40 years lifespan of video gaming, prices have been pretty stagnant in the market and have stayed relatively cheap in relation to any other item thats out there.
One of the main reasons for this is that they game companies didnt "have" to raise prices to generate enormous sales. Gaming moved into new markets and became far more acceptable so they grew their player base by leaps and bounds. We're lucky in that we have a hobby in which prices generally stay the same or sometimes even decrease as technology increases.
That being said, I dont like paying $60 for a game, and typically I won't. A lot of locations put the games on the sale the first week of release or within a few weeks of release, so that $60 game can actually be had for $39.99 in many many cases. Just wait a bit, shop around and eventually the stores will lower the price.