This week's Deals with Gold selection on Xbox has rubbed certain Xbox fans the wrong way, as several Call of Duty titles are still ludicrously priced - despite being discounted by up to 67% off over the next few days.
How is 20 dollars for X360 call of duty games "ludicrously" overpriced? And with Activision's lawer bills skyrocketing at the moment you are not going to be seeing deep discounts for a bit.
Pretty sure that's the sale off that's 60% off. After the sale ends that 360 game is still listed at $49.99, right not its $19.99 because the 60% off.
I guess they can wait for the next sale then.
It's nice to see the Xbox community stand up for themselves though. That's been needed for a long time.
For a long time? Its the reason xbox is killing it this gen.
Lawsuits don’t cost billions, they’re ALWAYS going to be fine for money. They could stack their bills on the ground and fill half the continent of Africa at this point.
Because Xbox fans are so used to playing games on the Xbox EBT subscription service, the idea of paying anything for a game seems ludicrous to them.
You pay for the service. Do you have Amazon Video? Hulu? Netflix? It's a subscription service. Not a charity. You're literally going at people over the idea of using a pro consumer service, and that's the real joke here.
When records were sold, they were eventually replaced by tapes, which cost less to manufacture, but more to buy. Then CDs came along and were cheaper to manufacture, but cost more at retail. Digital, of course, is the cheapest yet, but billion dollar corporations want to charge the same. And no, that money is not going to the person sitting in the chair actually making the game. It is pure and utter greed from people who don't need any more money.
Lol calm down Bobby. You crapped on thus franchise.
"Many have also noted how the multiplayer in several of these titles is either dead or filled with hackers, meaning players are paying a hefty sum for a short campaign and potentially some zombie modes." With these clear truths the decades older COD games should be permanently 19.99 regular price and sale prices 7.99 minimum
Typo sale prices 2.99 minimum and 9.99 maximum. Older COD tiles seven years old or older should never be over 20 dollars regular price
I have paid less than 3 dollars for some AAA PS4 games, old 360 CoD games should not be $20
Any fps game runs by the quirk engine follows this logic Eat Sleep Die instantly Repeat As if the main purpose of the game more of "repeat" than the actual gameplay experience , any noob in this game will tell you his mind stucked in repeating the sequence number of deaths than the gameplay itself , what a complete pile of #.
It's why I don't play cod anymore, my 45yr old hands can't compete with these kids 😂 🤣 1 kill to every 10 deaths is not fun
Don't let that stop you if you enjoy the game, it's actually pretty good for hand/eye coordination.
Try Escape from Tarkov. It forces you to slow down and think. I’m not a fan of the ADD speed of CoD
All the back compat titles are cheap listing when you scroll through them u till you come to black ops it's a complete rip off
Well... Don't buy it..... Is it really that hard to comprehend? Everything else you choose to purchase with your hard earned cash , so should games be held to the same reasoning.... Just don't give em the cash.... Entitlement that's bizarre, from the publisher and from the consumer.... Thats pretty fkd up if you think about it...
It's hilarious that some people don't see this as an option.
Bananas now cost $30 a pound. There's no good reason for it, but if you want bananas, there you go. You don't have to buy them. It's about their constant greed when handling the franchise. Nobody has to buy anything, but when a company doesn't follow corporate norms when selling their product; overpricing their old wares just because they can, the consumer is allowed to call that out.
Consumer can call them out, but I think they are going about it the wrong way. The reason they get away with everything they do is simply because they can. They can charge $20 for a skin pack because people will gladly buy it. There is plenty of competition for FPS games, it's not like it's a niche market. I know it's easier to blame and demand better from Activision than people that keep buying these overpriced items. If they weren't being bought, Activision would lower the price though. People like to pretend to take the high road but wouldn't you rather sell the banana for $30 than $3 if people are willing to buy it?
@therealtedcruz I think there’s a virus destroying the banana and may even go extinct. So maybe that’s why. I think it’s happen before too.
A small subset buys those skins and whatnot. Most players don't. The "whale" mindset is pretty accurate across the board, where there's a small handful who buy a lot, and most who don't buy any. Either way, that means they're imposed on the majority either way. That's different from overpricing your game though. Activision easily makes their money off every release, then milks it until the next release, then throws it away. They never put significant sales on even a release from several cycles ago. Whether it sells or not. And I mean, yeah; if I were a business, I'd probably want to make as much money as possible. But I'm not a business; I'm a consumer, thus I find many businesses to be complete assholes.
And people are still blaming the high prices but suggest they're still wiling to buy it... Not too smart are you peoples.... Its a non regulated pricing structure, sure , many play by the status-quo , but to actually complain by complaining, instead of standing your ground and not buying it, by buying it , you are the reason its happening.... Idiots, Idiots everywhere.... What? So those that are complaining don't want to pay the money, but cant do without it? FFS. Entitlement level 5000... Drink some cement and harden the Fk up!
The article and title isn't saying that people are buying it, its simply saying that they are calling them out for greed. I guess you had a problem with people calling out Microsoft for trying to increase the price of Live, and don't understand how voicing concern led to them backing away from the decision.
People need to put that energy into Nintendo's Pricing over Activisions tbh. They're focused on the wrong things
Greed? Ok... Dont buy it and prove that by being greedy , they got it wrong... Not that hard to understand is it? To Add... I haven't bought Cod since MW2.... Because of these exact practices.... Fact.
Don't worry about cod this year battlefield is going to blow it out of the water....as long as it works with 128 players?
I've had this same thought many times. When the PS3 store was going to be shitting down I wanted to see how much MW2 and Black Ops DLC was. Still at full price I decided it wasn't worth it.
Gamers throwing a tantrum that they have to pay is spot on topic these days. I can see it right now. Next year they will demanding games for free and the year after they will want to be paid to play them.
Mobile gaming started the trend of devaluing games and Gamspass is continuing the trend. Just think how many times you have read comments on N4G saying how somebody wanted 'game x' bur will wait for it to come to gamepass or will try it now its on gamepass.
Can't that same rhetoric be applied to PS Plus members? You've got people prominently gloating about how they're anticipating The Medium as PS Plus game and that they'll only dl it when it does.
I think the sales figures speak for themselves, with some multiplatfirm titles seeing 75 - 85% of their sales on PlayStation platforms.
It's things like this that prove backwards compatibility is a nice feature to have as an option, because - let's face it - you're paying for convenience and the IP by this point.
Reverse compatibility has nothing here. It is about activision pulling a Nintendo and barely ever lowering the price while the actual content is not even properly supported with hacked lobbies. Spend $60 in the past or $50 now.. it is still a broken game with a huge sticker price. And it is not “Xbox fans” that are making news about it.. There has bee. actual movement that has been attacking these games due to this and it has been the pc crowd doing it for a year. This fluff piece is just fankid fodder
Understandable, but the article is stating price as the main concern. Proper support is just a piece of the argument as to why the high prices come off greedy. I'm simply stating that if you want the game, then backwards compatibility is a nice option when things like this happen in the digital market place. So, you can get the game cheaper if you buy a physical copy to avoid Activision's convenience store, which would require backwards compatibility on the featured 360 titles or if you have a Series X, but if you're buying it for only the online multiplayer, then it's time to get vocal and get more support.
Welfare bots want it free
What greedy is MS charging $180 for a year of gamepass. Yes it has quite a few old games on it and some newer ones but it should be priced $40/50 a year.
Nah. It shouldn't be. PS Now offers far less for that price. Every month I pay $20 for Humble, and that's a good deal in itself. Neither offer basically the entire catalogue of a 1st party's games. Let alone the fact day one delivery of their releases, and some 3rd party. Not to mention most of the games on gamepass are quality games. There's shovelware out the ass on subscriptions like PS Now, and all of the 1st party content is typically years old, and there's not even much on offer. Why charge the same for a service that offers far more in terms of value? Gamepass is still a great deal as is.
"PS Now offers far less for that price." What? PS Now is like $60 a year vs $120 for Gamepass and offers like 800 games wtf are you evening talking about?! It's literally half the price of Gamepass. Get your FACTS straight or keep spewing your BS like an idiot. Not everyone loves having a million subscriptions and actually like owning their games.
Nothing new really
Activision are generally shit with deals anyways, can't believe Sekiro is still always so expensive even on sales, at least they are not as bad as Nintendo.
this is what you get when you have something like the 'game pass' and a bunch of 13 yr olds using your system
COD games are ridiculous is not worth playing, once you’ve played them for years you aren’t missing anything. Their far over priced heeps of garbage.
Where have they all been? Activision has been charing a fortune for legacy CoD games for years... why is now the time people decided to act on it?
This is the type of things that will happen once we are all digital, there will be no option but to buy from the digital store. You can bitch about it but there is no power to the consumer, and especially where people just by COD every year. Where with physical disc games mom and pop stores and big box stores will bring competition and bring prices down. People pushing for this digital future don't see the bad with the convenience of it.
Wait all these aren’t accessible on the mighty gamepass?
20$ is to much for these guys like really? Lol which one you want the game at discount or full price??
Hahaha a Reddit thread just figured this shit out lol. Wait until they see Nintendo games.
It's really a sh#$ game, but people will buy it any way.
More of an issue of Activision overcharging for anything with the CoD label attached. Also, the dense fanboys trying to turn this into a format war need to take into account that CoD titles such as Ghosts and Black Op 2s are still being sold at $59.99 across PSN and Steam.
Um… I hate to sound like that guy but… don’t buy it? Is that at all possible? If you go to a clothing store that advertised “blow out prices” on last years fashion just for you to walk in and find the prices to be too much…. You just walk out. It’s to the point that I think gamers (and the world in general) these days want everything to just make them happy. Not everything in life is worth arguing about. A sale not being “sale enough” for you is one of those things.
Good call those greedy MF’s out.
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