Electronic Arts GM: $60 Games Are “Exploitative”

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handsomeboy

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handsomeboy

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newegg911

A GOOD game with replay value is worth $60. The problem is all games obviously aren't created equal and the one size fits all pricing doesn't work. That's why I usually don't buy games until price drops unless it's something exceptional.

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TRYER

I am never going to buy games when they first come out at 60 bucks each. I wait a few months and then go straigh to Ebay. Cut the middle man out of the picture.

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Ghok

I wouldn't pay $60 for any game I wasn't 95% sure would be exceptional. Hard to do that without giving it a try first, and that's not always easy to do as a PC gamer.

I rarely buy games on release day, because I've just been burned way too many times. I don't mind buying something like Portal 2 on release day, because Valve has a good track record and they haven't jacked the price up to $60.

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ShyLinuxGuy

So is/are Adobe CS ($1000), Office 2010 Professional ($500) and Windows 7 Ultimate ($250)...and plenty more examples. 

I heard that AutoCAD 2011 is around $2500...just think, someone running a $2500 program on a computer which costed less (about $800-900 is what I'm guessing for a good CAD compy).

OTOH, there's open source, some of which are good alternatives, others of which are getting there.

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noobstix

As soon as I saw Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2 @ $60, I too made a vow to not buy it until it goes down (which would take like a year or two).  I'm gonna spend that $60 on a 360 game instead.  Also, for $60, I could buy the WH40K DoW II collection + Retribution (I bought Retribution for $30 so I think I might try to get into the WH franchise).  Even then, I'm trying to focus on getting a new video card since my other cards have been crippled to the point where I can't game for more than 5 minutes.

P.S. Thx Joe for the manual link for posting.

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dmonkyking

Agreed.  I'm also someone who's not going to pay $60 for a PC game just so I can pay EA's overhead (even though PC gaming is superior).  But on a positive note, you can pick up Dragon Age 2 (PC) on Amazon for $39.  Not sure why Steam hasn't offered that deal though.

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1968Panther

Considering that everyone knows the PC version of almost every game is better, especially graphically, than any console, if someone has both, I can't fathom why you would rather spend the money on the console version...even moreso considering the two games (DA2 & Crysis 2, both of which I have…on PC) you chose to use for your example…over the PC versions.  Graphically, PCs will always be superior to consoles.  When it comes to gameplay, especially for RPGs & FPSs, keyboard & mouse use will always excel & exceed that of a console’s controller.  It’s for that very reason that developers/publishers continue to avoid making multi-player games, such as Crysis 2’s multi-player, multi-platform.  The PC people would Pwn ALL the console players.  True, I'd rather spend $50 for a PC game, versus $60, but, when push comes to shove, I'd rather spend $60 on a PC game over $60 on a console game ANY day of the millennium.

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JoetheMobster

When games started to come out at the $60 level, I vowed to not purchase anything until it got older and came down.  Well, I broke that promise to myself and purchased Crysis 2 on launch day.  Man am I upset at myself for breaking the rule....more so because I'm dissapointed with Crysis 2 itself!

 

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