Tomb Raider (2013) and other games in the franchise discounted by as much as 85 percent off on PC

Several Tomb Raider games have been discounted on the PC, including Tomb Raider (2013) dropping to just $2.99, Tomb Raider: Anniversary to $1.34, Tomb Raider: Legend to $1.04 and Tomb Raider: Underworld to $1.34.

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OoglyBoogly1080d ago (Edited 1080d ago )

Not trying to turn this into a PC vs. Console thing but it's stuff like this that I show console gamers when they say PC gaming is "too expensive". Sure, to get a "nice" PC (e.g. Intel quad-core, 16GB RAM, SSD, higher-end GPU, etc) you have to spend more than you would for a console but the big difference with PC gaming is the price we pay for games! While console games stay at $50-60 for months new, those same games on PC can be had for $10-20 less a month after launch, if not sooner.

For example, using, I bought Just Cause 3, Fallout 4, and The Division for $30 a piece...prior to launch. So let's be real here, I paid $90 for what a console gamer would have to pay $180 for. That $90 savings over JUST THREE games? Yeah, there's a power supply or cheaper motherboard, more RAM, or SSD etc.

Hell, if you don't care about gaming online at all or with only certain games you can even pirate games and don't have to pay a penny! Not that I endorse this or anything, I'm just saying that if we're going to talk money then spending none is the ultimate cost cutter.

So sure my PC cost as much as two PS4's at launch did (ehhh maybe a taddd more)...but I've already earned that money back and then some for what I save on the price of games.

So yeah, games are mad cheap if not 50% or more off at launch on PC. You can't argue with that.

slappy5081080d ago

Its funny how console gamers would say the hardware on consoles are cheaper, but then you see them brag about how they spend hundreds of dollars on accesories like Kinect, Move, elite controllers, charging station, second controllers etc.

OoglyBoogly1080d ago (Edited 1080d ago )

Well I've spent hundreds on accessories as well. RGB back-lit keyboard, Logitech G700s mouse, Blue Yeti mic, 4K monitor with adjustable arm, Oculus Rift DK2, etc. And that's just what I own now...not what I have owned in the past.

So yeah, accessories are going to cost for anyone on any platform.

What I find interesting is how cheap PC components have become for their performance for the dollar. Used to be that there was NO WAY you were going to game on a PC that cost the same as a a days? It's a bit different. It's now possible to spend $400-500 on a PC and get something that's not only FASTER that current consoles but can play a lot more games too! Well if you consider all the games PC's have to offer with unlimited backwards compatibility (and then some with console emulation all the way up to the Wii and soon the PS3/360).