The Escapist: "Although I would totally pay $75 for Sonic 2 even today, our generation is spoiled. We are getting way better games for way less money. Despite what some say, our favorite hobby is cheaper now than it's ever been in history."
no because of global warming that hurt our industries so prices will raise
@Pisque "no because of global warming that hurt our industries so prices will raise " Oh yeah... Global Warming. Keep Drinking that United Nations Propaganda. They know that the one causing the "Global Warming" is the sun but hey they also know that the majority of the people on earth are ignorant and they are taking advantage of that. "The sun is waking up from a deep slumber, and in the next few years we expect to see much higher levels of solar activity," Richard Fisher, head of NASA's Heliophysics Division. that was in 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watc... WATCH THIS > http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Global warming = PC/liberal/environmentalist propaganda.
To GrownUpGamer And Shaun Wow, just wow! you two must have rode on the special bus. I feel dumber for having just read that
Over here in Australia the price of both next-gen games has actually risen as posted by most retail shops. Might have to order some games from overseas because even adding for the item's cost and shipping, it's still a lot cheaper especially if you buy by bulk.
Let me retort that with one of Escapist's own videos: http://www.escapistmagazine... No one is "spoiled" because prices are down from the outrageous prices of old games. Blaming bloated development costs on gamers "demanding more" when one of this generation's most popular games is Minecraft is completely idiotic. The writing is on the wall, but publishers, apologists, and "old man" gamers are too busy smashing their heads against it to read it.
i have no problem paying $60 for a game as long its spectacular with a lot of replay value.
I'm not demanding shit. If they would take just half of those huge budgets for graphics and use it for more content and attention to detail we would be playing better games that don't cost nearly as much. Publishers would stop being so damn risk adverse and start innovating again. Something along the graphical level of Dark Souls with a budget half as high as they use for something like BF4 would be packed full of content. Hell, I would pay MORE for a game like that.
I Think gaming has always been an expensive hobby, But I always wait for games to go on sale or price drop before getting them. The only problem with waiting 5months+ until a game drops in price to buy it
For games to become cheaper, there would have to be alternate sources of income. Movies for example have the theater, tv income, disc version sales and what more. Games however...
And that's all there is to it. Video games will not get cheaper until it can find other sources of income to subsidize the overall costs.
This must be a joke of an article. Games cheaper? Because of piracy and the era of modded consoles its caused gamed to maintain high prices. I remember my modded ps2 I used to buy gamed for 5 dollars. Games were 49 to 59 dollars a pop in those times. Even digital games on xbox live are expensive. Mw2 is still 59.99 on xbox live. You might get a sale here and there but who you kidding. Games are expensive and I doubt they will be free in the future. Developers want money and you can't blame them.
Cheaper....hahahah Right.. The only way is with digital download revolution..and for Devs/Pubs to have a cut on the second hand market. Alternative steams of revenue, besides trying to recoupe more money off DLC
Ha! Tell that to EA.
Buying games this way is almost always cheaper because of two reasons, the first reason I already talked about, that people from other regions and countries can buy games a lot cheaper then you can, they then resell the games for some profit, but you can still get games really really cheap this way even if they take some profit out of the whole transaction. http://www.sonicxgames.org/...
The second reasons is because of Steam sales and Steam discounts. http://www.sonicxgames.org/...
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