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Video game prices are outrageous.

Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:26 PM

Anyone else notice how much it cost for a new video game? It's like what, $70? And it never goes down until a year or two when a sequel is released and so the price goes down to $20.

Oh and it gets better. Every single expansion pack to these games cost around $20. Eventually, you pay double of what you bought the game for!
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

Most games nowadays are 60 bucks. If you're paying 70, you're paying too much. Unless for some reason you're buying from another country and it ends up being 70USD after the conversion.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:35 PM

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Video games aren't necessities. Nobody is forcing you to buy new games, the expansion packs, etc. And it's not like there aren't cheaper forms of entertainment. Sure video games are a lot of money, but also think about the time, resources, and effort that goes into making one. It is a for-profit industry, after all. And if people are willing to pay that price, then they have no incentive to lower it. Economics is almost entirely supply and demand.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

You still luky my friend, because in Europe you pay it a bit more. Like $100.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

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the fuck are you talking about? they've been the same price for the last 5 years or so.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:23 PM

No. Nobody ever noticed. Just you.

Anyone ever notice the high price of a truck?
My Ram new would have been nearly $50,000 which is why I bought a two year old truck for $35,000.

CC: You're a kid. Mom and dad take care of you. The rest of us are in the grown up world with real bills and issues. Why do you keep posting these threads about your spending? One on your average monthly spending report from BoA. Then this one.

We get it already.... You're a kid who gets to spend his paper route money on games and junk. Now go back to your game and quit bothering the grown ups with your childish prattle.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:34 PM

So... don't buy the new games? Honestly, you don't have to have the latest and greatest. Wait a year. Buy it used on Amazon for $10.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:43 PM

Huh? Where the hell is the OP buying his games? $70 a game? Christ - Best Buy has both Brink and Witcher2 for $50.00. Not to mention I can get StarCraft Battle Chest on Amazon for like $19 USD. That's a game AND the expansion (and a couple fo guide books). Additionally the Leisure Suit Larry Collection is just $10.96... that's five games! Finally Myst 10th Anniversary is $20.00 and that's like THREE GAMES! Myst Masterpiece, Riven, and Myst III: Exile.

I don't know where these "$70 games" are, but they surely can't be any good. Over priced pieces of junk lacking souls and content crafted for a fine user experience.

Of course this is assuming newb things like "preorders" are not taken into account. Because $15 is totally work a skull and scrot decal-ed m-16.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:43 PM

Also, there are things like rewards/loyalty club programs, coupons, sales, using gift cards you get on the holidays, etc. Shop it. Don't just buy a game at the local Game Stop b/c you like video games. Make it a point to not pay full price for them.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:45 PM

i just really wanna know where the effe his numbers come from.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:52 PM

My parent don't buy shit like video games for me, they never have, unless it was for my birthday or something.

I've always had to buy video games with my own money. I currently own 8 video games. All of which I have bought with my own money, at least 6 months after their releases. Buying them then means they cost 40ish dollars, instead of the released 60$. Luckily for me, I don't have to pay bills or buy gas, so I can buy the occasional video game.

Anyways, consider yourself lucky that your parents buy you expensive things.
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Re: Video game prices are outrageous.

Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:53 PM

The figures arn't that far off, many new Xbox 360 and PS3 games in the UK will cost around £40, which is $60-$70 US.
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Re: Video game prices are outrageous.

Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 02 June 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:

Also, there are things like rewards/loyalty club programs, coupons, sales, using gift cards you get on the holidays, etc. Shop it. Don't just buy a game at the local Game Stop b/c you like video games. Make it a point to not pay full price for them.

Definitely - say what you want about Best Buy, the reward zone program is great if you regularly buy (especially preorder) games.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:00 PM

Then don't buy Video Games. I don't play them much at all, and when I do, I just play free games, like UrbanTerror and Tremulous. They are great, fun, and free.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 02:02 PM

3 steps to buying games cheaply:

1) Install Steam.
2) Check Steam store frequently.
3) Be patient.


Case in point: I really wanted Dead space 2 whe it came out, but I wasn't about to fork out 60 beans for it. Waited maybe a month or two after release, watched Steam, picked it up about a month ago for $23. And I'd be willing to bet it will get cheaper than that at at least 1 point this Summer. I wish the price of computer games was my biggest financial concern.
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