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Gaming's Middle Class is Dead: Here's Why That's Sad

Whatever happened to the games that live between something like Journey and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? Do those games even exist anymore? CraveOnline examine.

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knifefight1172d ago

Oh snap that means I am dead and didn't know it.

This is so 6th Sense.

jamz41172d ago

I imagine most people won't spend £40 on a lesser product when there are enough top class games out there. You wouldn't pay £15k for a mondeo if ferraris were the same price

Wedge191172d ago

Great piece. My wife and I actually have to budget my gaming in yo our monthly budget because they are so expensive. Though games do quickly go to deal pricing so that is re invigorating that middle class in a way

Hydralysk1172d ago (Edited 1172d ago )

Isn't this exactly the situation that the major kickstarter projects are trying to resolve?

Project Eternity, Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, Torment ect are all games that are made by experienced studios and are looking to provide much more content than a typical indie title can and yet are clearly not a AAA title in terms of production values. That sounds like mid-tier development to me.

I think the days of large publishers funding mid tier games are dead, at least for the moment, but I don't think that means mid tier development itself is dead.

3-4-51172d ago

My solution usually:

* Buy 1-2 games you really want that will last you a bit.

play those and wait until the other 4-5 games you want drop in price.

* Either trade in games or wait for a deal at Gamestop and get the games much cheaper only 1-2 months later.

Having a backlog helps with this. There are tons of 3DS games I'm going to want but don't have the money to get right now. So I'll play my DS games I've yet to beat in the mean time until those game prices drop or GS has a deal or trade in deal or I'll use a coupon from the powerup rewards or something.

If you plan around your purchases you can get amazing deals.

I saved $300 at GS last year using the Power up rewards thing.

I know GS isn't for everyone and some hate it but the option is out there to get games you know you want, for much cheaper, either used or new.

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