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EA Origin Store Features $4.99 PC Download Games This Weekend

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"The EA Origin Store is back again with $4.99 PC Download games this weekend!

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Chocoboh2204d ago ShowReplies(1)
sonicsidewinder2204d ago

The game that ruined C&C aint worth wiping my ass with.

humbleopinion2203d ago

Wait, you're talking about C&C general here? Because that's when the downhill trend started

sonicsidewinder2203d ago (Edited 2203d ago )

Generals lol. Be arsed with that game.

Chnswdchldrn2204d ago

sorry I don't want to have the hassle of steam and origin both at once so I think I'll stick with steam, considering all my shit is already on it

Heartnet2203d ago

hassle?

If u cant open up 2 seperate programs then im ashamed of you!

RedDead20672204d ago

.. and for Australians, the sale items are at full price as usual.

and the non-sale items are such a rip-off on Origin.
Medal of Honor - $80.
Crysis 2 - $80
Dead Space 2 - $80
Bulletstorm $80

The Matrix2204d ago

That's because you're missing a chunk of your ozone layer, bub. Fix that and then we'll talk.

2v12204d ago

look like Australians make the big bucs now

BattleAxe2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

The average Australian Income is higher then the U.S. and Canada, so thats why the prices are higher. Even something like a McChicken Meal at McDonalds, when I was in Australia five years ago was around $7.50 AUS, but in Canada its around $5.50 and in the US its usually cheaper than that. The fact that Australians make more money never factors into the complaining they do. You get paid based on the cost of living in your country. When I was in Queensland Australia I think minimum wage was around $10/hr, and that was 5 years ago, today here in British Columbia, Canada its $8.00/hr.

Trey_4_life2204d ago

Nice piece of contradictory hypocrisy there! You complain that australians don't factor in how much they make but at the same time you don't factor in the value difference between the autralian dollar and the canadian dollar.

Has it ever occurred to you that maybe the australian dollar is worth less than that of the american/canadian dollar?

Btw im from england, where the minimum wage is higher than that of canada, australia and america so this doesn't bother me in the slightest.

BattleAxe2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

You bring up a good point, first I don't see what is contradictory about what I said, everything I said is a fact, the more expensive things are in your country, the higher the cost of living is, the more you have to make to be able to live in that country, and the currency of the country does play a role in that. Back when I went to Australia 5 years ago, the Australian Dollar was worth around 82 cents Canadian, today the Australian Dollar, American Dollar and the Canadian Dollar are roughly equal in Value. Although even though the Canadian dollar is equal to that of the USA, prices have been very slow to match that of the USA in terms of food pricing and even video games. Call of Duty games usually go for $69.99 when they are first released, whereas CoD goes for $59.99 in the USA.

The value of the Australian dollar being worth less than the Canadian and American dollars up until the last couple years, means that goods would have cost more due to their lower dollar, and so prices were higher and they have been paid according to what it costs to live there. Also because Australia is isolated, they pay more to have goods shipped into the country, but again they are paid according to the cost of living. So when this guy comes in here complaining that games in Australia cost $80, the average personal middle class income is somewhere in the area of $70,000 per year, whereas in Canada it is roughly $50,000 per year, and in the US its slightly less. I don't know much about England, so I can't speak to that.

Ducky2204d ago (Edited 2204d ago )

... minimum wage is $10.25 in Ontario.

I'm a happy camper. =)

ramiuk12204d ago

uk its £19.99 for bad company 2.

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