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Submitted by acronkyoung 1150d ago | opinion piece

The rising cost of gaming in the 21st century

Game makers are trying to squeeze more money and personal information out of their customers while giving them less. (Gears of War 3, Industry, L.A. Noire, Mortal Kombat, PS3, Xbox 360)

illegalyouth  +   1150d ago
I fear I will one day be priced out of video games. Well, maybe just consoles. I'll still have cool, cheap indie games on PC!
iamnsuperman  +   1150d ago
Do not be stupid. "Priced out" are you mad. They need us to buy the games to survive. They will push it a little further before realising the limit. Look at the PS3 when launched. Sony pushed the limit and realised. Are we going to get a really expensive console next time. No. No company is that stupid.

What we will get is a game and then we can unlock DLC for extra missions. Stuff we do not really have to buy. The luxury stuff
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crazytown99  +   1150d ago
I don't mind buying add-on DLC, but when they're selling stuff that's clearly just levels cut out of the middle of the game I start to have a problem with it.
NagaSotuva  +   1150d ago
The full MK9 experience will set you back more than $80. That's a fatality on my wallet.
RockYou  +   1150d ago
It's only like a day and a half's work getting paid at minimum wage....
Lazy_Sunday  +   1150d ago
After food, bills, insurance, gasoline, savings and rent, at minimum wage even full time, $80 is a lot of money. Unless you're living with your parents and they pay your insurance.
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Sadie2100  +   1150d ago
What about Call of Duty Black Ops? I can't even imagine what all those map packs add up to be.
BroGamer  +   1150d ago
An interesting read, gaming is expensive but some of the consoles previously in the 90s were outrageously expensive, as were the games.
Fishy Fingers  +   1150d ago
My folks bought me Street Fighter 2 for £75. It had 8 charcters.

Gaming is as expensive or as cheap as you want it to be, like any other hobby. You dont have to buy DLC, you dont have to buy day one, you dont even have to be using "next-gen" hardware.
Rocket Sauce  +   1150d ago
If DLC existed in the early '90s, it would have had 6 characters.

You really don't NEED any of this stuff, but it sure as hell is frustrating.
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littletad  +   1150d ago
You're wrong. As the restrictions are increasing. Now you NEED an online pass. NEED constant internet connection. So sure you don't need certain things, but it does sure as hell take away from the full experience you used to be entitled to.

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