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EMX
11-20-2005, 10:45 AM
I just realized this..they are making the games 60 ****ing dollars.Why?

Just to be douche bags? I think so. **** the 360.

Yeah I'm sure there are threads about this already but I think it is so cheap of them to do this.

CarGuy
11-20-2005, 10:46 AM
Don't buy them. Problem solved.

ll Mista GT ll
11-20-2005, 10:47 AM
**** is right. I have to pay 70 dollars CANADIAN + Taxes for Need for speed Most Douched. WTF!? Microsoft is really pushing it.....

LiquidX
11-20-2005, 11:03 AM
Dont you guys remember the days when you were paying $60-$80 for cartridge based games? Game development costs are going up. It takes more people, more technology, and more time to make the games we see fit to spend our money on. Don't whine, prices can't stay the same, take an economics class.

ll Mista GT ll
11-20-2005, 11:06 AM
Dont you guys remember the days when you were paying $60-$80 for cartridge based games? Game development costs are going up. It takes more people, more technology, and more time to make the games we see fit to spend our money on. Don't whine, prices can't stay the same, take an economics class.

The highest i ever remember paying for a game was 70 dollars for a Mario Party 3 game... N64! :yikes: i never regreted it.... :whistle:

Ninjermy
11-20-2005, 11:08 AM
I used to pay 69.99 for xbox games, I don't mind that much paying 69.99 for 360 games...

EMX
11-20-2005, 11:37 AM
Dont you guys remember the days when you were paying $60-$80 for cartridge based games? Game development costs are going up. It takes more people, more technology, and more time to make the games we see fit to spend our money on. Don't whine, prices can't stay the same, take an economics class.

You are sadly misinformed kid who totals cars.

Tony_Macaroni
11-20-2005, 11:47 AM
dude is that as i lay dying in ur sig.? ^^^^^

Sleazy P Martini
11-20-2005, 12:07 PM
You are sadly misinformed kid who totals cars.

Nope. Asteroids for the Atari 2600 sold for $70 CAD in 1982. I also remember some N64 games being as high as $90 - 100 CAD.

Don't worry about it. I'm sure Platinum Hits will return for the economically challenged.

Tony_Macaroni
11-20-2005, 12:21 PM
ive been paying 69.99 for new releases here in canada for games for a LONG LONG time so theres no big change here.... besides, games have always been over priced :cuss:

laughs
11-20-2005, 12:55 PM
You are sadly misinformed kid who totals cars.

You are sadly ignorant of the facts.... I remember the average NES game costing $69.99 to $79.99 canadian, and that was way back..... I'd hate to think what those games would be with inflation.

swivel
11-20-2005, 01:00 PM
Dont you guys remember the days when you were paying $60-$80 for cartridge based games? Game development costs are going up. It takes more people, more technology, and more time to make the games we see fit to spend our money on. Don't whine, prices can't stay the same, take an economics class.

You should take an economics class. CD albums still cost the same as cassettes did 12 years ago. Technology does not scale with the economy, it often dips below it. Mid-level electronics today are cheaper than they were in the past.

If you knew anything about economics you would know that as the consumer base increases, the cost per unit can contract while the production expenses expand.

Now quit being mean and go back to class.

laughs
11-20-2005, 01:05 PM
You should take an economics class. CD albums still cost the same as cassettes did 12 years ago.

But does it really? Does inflation mean anything to you? Twenty bucks 12 years ago isn't the same as twenty bucks today. So technically if they were to cost the same, they would be around $30 now :p Electronics are cheaper these days.

Go420Dawgs
11-20-2005, 01:28 PM
pgr 3 was 50.00 :watchout:

pjh13
11-20-2005, 01:52 PM
i got perfect dark zero and it was only 49.99

ShadedNine
11-20-2005, 02:20 PM
If you knew anything about economics you would know that as the consumer base increases, the cost per unit can contract while the production expenses expand.

Right...so anyone care to remind me how big the Xbox 360 customer base is right now?

I think there might be a reason why xbox games have dropped from the initial $50-60 (that everyone inevitably complained about then) to their current price.

All that being said, I think the real injustice is the cheap "up-generationed" ports like NFS and the sports titles receiving a price increase over their nearly identical brethren on the other consoles.

LiquidX
11-20-2005, 02:32 PM
You should take an economics class. CD albums still cost the same as cassettes did 12 years ago. Technology does not scale with the economy, it often dips below it. Mid-level electronics today are cheaper than they were in the past.

If you knew anything about economics you would know that as the consumer base increases, the cost per unit can contract while the production expenses expand.

Now quit being mean and go back to class.

It's a fact that games are costing more and more to make. Go Google game development costs... this (http://news.com.com/Game+publishers+sweat+console+change/2100-1043_3-5377871.html) is the first story that came up.

"Current development budgets for an A-list title average around $5 million, Doak said. For the upcoming consoles, "I expect the minimum will be two to three times the current costs," he said."

They have to raise prices. Even if we argue games should be cheaper cause more people buy them, are 2-3 times more people buying them with the 360 compared tot he Xbox? Besides, you can't really compare midlevel digital cameras, DVD players, or computers to games. The main reason these get cheaper is that eventually it starts costing the companies less to produce them, thats why high level becomes mid-level. Making games doesn't get cheaper.

EMX
11-20-2005, 02:39 PM
dude is that as i lay dying in ur sig.? ^^^^^

That it is.

But back to the debate at hand. Something still tells me there is no reason to make games 60 dollars other than for the reason of ripping us off.

SH4MR0CK
11-20-2005, 02:51 PM
pgr 3 was 50.00 :watchout:

the reason why it was 50.00 is because games (like pgr3 and pd0) are first party microsoft games all third party titles will be 59.99.

Jags
11-20-2005, 02:52 PM
I just realized this..they are making the games 60 ****ing dollars.Why?

Just to be douche bags? I think so. **** the 360.

Yeah I'm sure there are threads about this already but I think it is so cheap of them to do this.
WOW ur a bit retarded arnt u?
the xbox 360 is half a grand and ur complaining about a messly 70?
if ur hardcore enough to pay 500 bucks for the 360 u better damn well be ready to pay a small fee of 70 for some quality games
i payed $85 for my GTA san andreas ON THE PS2 and that was 1 month AFTER release
70 bucks is nothin for a next gen game

LeoBreaker
11-20-2005, 02:57 PM
yeah, i only paid $50 for perfect dark zero so i don't know what you are talking about..

Variation-XBA
11-20-2005, 03:02 PM
Well you obviuosly have no idea how the industry works, so don't buy a system and the games. Problem solved.

swivel
11-20-2005, 03:21 PM
It's a fact that games are costing more and more to make. Go Google game development costs... this (http://news.com.com/Game+publishers+sweat+console+change/2100-1043_3-5377871.html) is the first story that came up.

"Current development budgets for an A-list title average around $5 million, Doak said. For the upcoming consoles, "I expect the minimum will be two to three times the current costs," he said."

They have to raise prices. Even if we argue games should be cheaper cause more people buy them, are 2-3 times more people buying them with the 360 compared tot he Xbox? Besides, you can't really compare midlevel digital cameras, DVD players, or computers to games. The main reason these get cheaper is that eventually it starts costing the companies less to produce them, thats why high level becomes mid-level. Making games doesn't get cheaper.

The best place to learn about these things is economics classes, lectures, books, etc. Repeating to me the swill that the industry spits out doesn not do it for a convincing argument.

The reason companies are willing to spend 5 million on development costs is because they will sell over a million titles. Have you noticed how nobody credits recording artists for going 'gold' anymore? Now they are 'platinum' artists. Which is why record prices have not had to go up, even though costs have gone up due to increased salaries, commissions, and payoffs to artists.

I'm not going to hammer my point too much here. You can either desire knowledge and seek out the truth for yourself, or you can take the easier path of trusting the information that comes from the people you hand your money to.

laughs
11-20-2005, 03:27 PM
INFLATION DAMNIT! Games are less now, than they ever were!

m4oH
11-20-2005, 03:29 PM
**** is right. I have to pay 70 dollars CANADIAN + Taxes for Need for speed Most Douched. WTF!? Microsoft is really pushing it.....
You mean to tell you that you actually paid for one of your games!?

ll Mista GT ll
11-20-2005, 03:31 PM
^^ I pay for all of them :confused:

ll Mista GT ll
11-20-2005, 03:32 PM
pgr 3 was 50.00 :watchout:

Currency difference in the U.S and canada :p

Goku_69
11-20-2005, 04:45 PM
WOW ur a bit retarded arnt u?
the xbox 360 is half a grand and ur complaining about a messly 70?
if ur hardcore enough to pay 500 bucks for the 360 u better damn well be ready to pay a small fee of 70 for some quality games
i payed $85 for my GTA san andreas ON THE PS2 and that was 1 month AFTER release
70 bucks is nothin for a next gen game
You paid 85 dollers for a gta game :rofl: u might wanna go find a proctolagist. cause u were bent over son. :p

Crazy Joe
11-20-2005, 05:29 PM
wow, does nobody research ANYTHING before posting anymore, I've been gone for a long time, but there used to be halfway intelligent people here.

1st Party Titles (e.g. PD0 and PGR3) are $49.99 US
Most other titles are $59.99 US

For the guy *****ing about $70 CDN, where the **** were you when Xbox came out and games were $74.99, are you handicapped? With the wicked exchange rate, 360 launch games are CHEAPER than Xbox launch games, even though they are more expensive in USD, grow a brain!

swivel
11-20-2005, 07:11 PM
INFLATION DAMNIT! Games are less now, than they ever were!

Agree. As they should be.

Games will not long stay at $60. I think Microsoft is probing us, much as the local gas stations do. It has a lot to do with being the only next-gen system right now. If the PS3 was out, and when it does arrive, we will have competition to reign prices back in.

I love the games that are above-par and yet below-price, like the Ratchet and Clank series that always came out at $39.99. That's how devs should do it.

Especially the sports games that build on old technology. Madden for $50 every year for mostly a roster update is robbery. Complicit robbery, but theft nonetheless.

Go420Dawgs
11-20-2005, 07:35 PM
I paid 60 for pd0 but thats only because i got the limited edition one. And the black metal case is oh so nice. Cant wait to put those PD0 skins on the menu blades. :p

SH4MR0CK
11-20-2005, 08:03 PM
1st Party Titles (e.g. PD0 and PGR3) are $49.99 US
Most other titles are $59.99 US
thank you for repeting what i said earlier today.

Crazy Joe
11-20-2005, 08:17 PM
thank you for repeting what i said earlier today.


.. your welcome?

Ford Mustang
11-20-2005, 08:46 PM
Guys please chill out with the personal attacks. Thanks.