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PC Game Prices
« on: December 16, 2010, 07:37:56 AM »
Is it just me or are PC games too expensive?  (Or maybe I'm getting cheap as I age)

Long long ago, in the before time, games used to cost $30-$40 with premium titles being $50.  Now the trend appears to be $40-$50 with premium games being $60.  I can't justify $60 for a game.  Obviously this is working for publishers given record sales of the modern warfare series and starcraft 2.  Modern Warfare 2 is over a year old and still retails for $60.  In fact it's on the bargain shelf at Walmart with its original $60 price tag.

On the flip side I find myself buying cheap bundles on Steam for my entertainment.  I bought the orange box and world of goo a few weeks ago for $10.  $10!!  That's value for ya...  Ok, I think I'm done ranting now.

I logged on to battle.net to see if starcraft 2 was any cheaper digitally and this is what I got... (see attachment)

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Re: PC Game Prices
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 04:17:28 PM »
The higher prices basically make it so I only buy a couple games a year, on the flip side it makes for less impulse game buys which end up taking up space on a shelf somewhere

I do like the Steam "Bargain Bin", I've bought quite a few when they've gone on sale
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Re: PC Game Prices
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 04:29:50 PM »
Poor battle.net Your going to be making that ONE guy they got on sales to work overtime.  ::)

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Re: PC Game Prices
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 08:12:20 PM »
Poor battle.net Your going to be making that ONE guy they got on sales to work overtime.  ::)

I'm more impressed that they figure that one guy can process 200,000 orders in 12 hours!
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Re: PC Game Prices
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 07:27:45 AM »
I suppose it depends on the game. Considering that COD has a released title every year, is it really worth $60 for the slight improvements which could have been an expansion? In my experiences so far with MW, MW2 and the current one: no.

However there are other games which have much more reasonable pricing, and typically I also find them on STEAM.

as a FYI, Bioshock 2 is $10 right now on STEAM.

There's also plenty of Indie games on there for very reasonable prices, as well as old classics that actually work in newer OS'.

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Re: PC Game Prices
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 09:32:34 AM »
be sure to be checking steam every day between now and January 2nd. they have the Holiday Sale going on, and amazing deals on tons of games. The first day, I picked up the valve complete pack in the morning for my fiance for $25. Now it is sitting at $50, which is still 72% off its normal price.

If you are looking for a cool platformer, check out the indie game super meat boy. tons of fun, but I can't for the life of me understand how a chunk of meat could continue to live in a world with sooooo many meat saws  ;D

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