Cheap games are bad for everyone. Settle down, put your pitchforks away and hear me out.
some people have jobs and need cheap games once in a while
It is ridiculous to complain about what publishers/developers want, and need. As consumers, you should let the "free" market work it's magic and weed out all the sh!t. Every noticed the quality games still retain their value pretty well? Make a quality product that people want, and it will sell. Want lots of upfront sale, make a game people can't wait to get their hands on!
This is a stupid article. The author complains about not wanting to buy the newly released games this fall due to him buying all the bargain games that he didn't buy when the games actually came out. If he had bought those bargain games on their release dates he wouldn't be talking about how bargain games ruin the industry. I really don't see how cheap games are ruining the industry. If you buy games on the release date then you wouldn't be buying games when they are cheap therefore you don't have 10 unfinished games while there is going be huge line up of quality games this fall.
I getting my pitchfork again. I am not amused.
Wait...the author asks if cheap games are bad for the industry, but then spends the majority of the article complaining that the reason he hates cheap games is because he buys too many and completing them all is a "nightmare"? WTF then stop buying so many games if it's that much of a problem! Also, most products lose value the longer they are on the shelves. This doesn't only apply to games. Learn2business.
well hell, its not like expensive games are gonna be any good for the customer now is it?
For me games are a crap-shoot. Unless it's an established franchise you don't really know what your going to get, and even then you might be disappointed. I buy used and cheap games often, there are always some games out there that I'll buy when the price has been reduced simply because I'm not sure if it'll be a waste of money. Spending $15 on a game and then having the game suck still means I wasted $15 but at least it wasn't $60.
For once I agree. I was more than happy with Alpha Protocol for example as it was only a tenner. I feel £40 would of been waaaaay to much.
Its not a problem for us Australians... honestly $108 fir a $60 new release
Sometimes I wish there was a program where people in the US could just send their old games to Australians. Obviously region locking would cause some problems but Australia is the sad red headed step child of the gaming industry. The constant abuse and neglect by publishers and the stupid government age guidelines that cause everything to be turned into green blooded zombies or robots must be awfully annoying.
They need to bring the price down to $40-45 range. A hell of alot more people will buy new.
I disagree. If i find a cheap game why shouldn't i buy it? Look i look foward to alot of games every year but i cannot buy them all when they're brand new and later on i find them in the bargain bin if it's something i wanted to try why not? A good example was i've bought Just Cause for $15, i did play the demo for this game a long time ago and enjoyed it and was looking to play it one day but not something i needed to get on release date and i enjoy it. They're still getting my money. Cant wait for those epic 6 Weeks Though :) Buying Battlefield 3, Assasins Creed Revalation, Saints row 3, Skyrim, and WWE 12 all on release date lol.
No. Cheap games don't hurt the industry, poorly made games hurt the industry.
Industry stupidity, greed, and poor management of resources is mainly what hurts the industry.
This dude obviously buys way too many games around this season. Which is ok a lot of people do to. What I do and other people do to is update my console weather its stacking on MS points of buying a new hard drive. The "Gaming season" from what it looks like starts in Mid sometimes early September to mid May of next year quite a big stretch. And he is right the hardcore will buy a minimum of 3 games at least. While the core will buy a at least 1 to 2 games one of them being COD and the other being some game they heard of through word of mouth. The only real way of surviving the the gaming season is... well, fist you have to realize you won't be able to buy every game at launch (unless you're rich). Buy the games you were first intended to buy from the start. the second thing take advantage of in store discounts like an edge card or internet discounts from amazon. But this up coming game season is way to cluttered like the fact BF comes out the 25th of October only two weeks later MW3 releases on the 8th of November, then 3 days later Sky Rims released on that Friday 11-11-11 its a mess.
But to answer the other question, game go cheap quick nowdays. Unlike last gen games held its value for a while. And I think the reason is because they're really wasn't a big established titles back then besides Halo and GodOfWare and superSmashBro (and other filler hyped titles but they don't really count). But people just bought games for the fact that it "looked interesting not because it had a big Publisher/ developer name behind. Like we do in this gen I think its quite ridiculous in terms of innovation but thats a different topic. But nowdays general games are goin cheap 10 to 15 dollar bin, while its good for most It just comes to show there big names out there like eating up the competition BF, COD, HLO, GoW, GOW, UE, GTA. Thanks to these games, other games or filler games end up in the 10 to 15 dollar bin. So its war, who ever has the better product is gonna be around for a long time. and rest in the bin. Recently THQ realized they had to make AAA game titles to make it big. makes sense seeing the fact game studios are getting shut down (Black Rock for example)
Everybody likes to get a good deal. While some games are worth full price I'd still rather pay half price for them, and less than that if I can get a better deal. The only games you should really buy at full price are niche games, because if you don't something like this will happen (Note: at one point this game was available new at Gamestop for $19.99): http://www.amazon.com/Rune-...
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