1. ShadowOne333

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    The solution is easy.
    DON'T pay for AAA games, or better, don't purchase them at all in any form.

    Are you people that stupid and blindsighted that you just have to purchase anything at whatever price without even knowing what you're getting?

    Well, then again, this is a sports game, one of those like FIFA that gets released every year with the same shit, so I guess you DO know what you're getting...
    The same shit as the year prior LOL

    Simply don't buy shit from AAA companies anymore, let them know the fans have the control, not them.
    I'd suggest instead supporting smaller companies or indies than shitgreeds like EA or Nintendo.
     
  2. chrisrlink

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    i sure don't hope gamefly subs don't increase
     
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  3. 64bitmodels

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    oh my fucking god what is wrong with these publishers??? just steal wallets if you want more money, god DAMN. i want to shoot up 2k games office right now, these fucking monsters!!!
    bunch of low life pieces of shit. hope their company burns down
    I hope they all die in a large fire and i hope all of them get sent to hell... hopefully satan will force 4 5 dollar bills into their mouth and plug in their noses with pennies. after all THEY JUST WANT FUCKING MONEY DONT THEY, TAKE ALL THE CASH IN THE WORLD
    Fucking bitches, hope they chop their dicks off
     
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  4. KingVamp

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    At least lootboxes seems to be dying off since more places are considering it the same as gambling.


    Even if I believe prices should go up and that the money is needed and will go to game development, I don't, I whether they just have more reasonable budgets than let game prices go up. If that means less rocks and skin pores then so be it.

    Why stop there? Just make games $100 on average. People can afford it.
     
  5. oji

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    Hello darknet, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again.
     
  6. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro
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    i feel bad for people who buy games on release, specially all yearly sports titles
     
  8. Justinde75

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    After you finished a game its not a new release anymore? Bad take. Games are relevant even after they are not "new" anymore. What do I care if a game is "new" or "old" when I havent played it yet.
     
  9. supergamer368

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    I already pirate a lot of stuff, but I still buy a decent number of games. If this happens I'm going full pirate, $60 is already waaaay too high for a lot of the games that sell for that much.
     
  10. StrayGuitarist

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    I do agree with how annoying this samey photorealistic trend is, but that's not the only thing raising the cost of games. Symphonic/orchestral soundtracks, you have to pay composers, audio engineers, musicians, voice acted characters? Gotta pay audio engineers and voice actors. Want 3D graphics? Need animators, artists, 3D modelers, people who can rig the models, etc, etc. It's a whole production, and it isn't cheap.
     
  11. FAST6191

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    I want every game to have an open world bonus mode that goes on infinitely (especially after that version of Tetris that did it...). I know not every dev can afford to do such things though.
    To that end wants vs needs comes into play, just the same as it does chasing graphical fidelity.
     
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  12. Xzi

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    If everybody waited for AAA games to drop in price to $30 or less before buying, wouldn't that send essentially the same message? It's unrealistic to expect people to simply stop buying games from developers they like, especially when some of them won't be raising their prices anyway.

    Ironically EA's pricing has been very reasonable as of late, and Nintendo won't be increasing their prices for several years (Switch 2 at the earliest), assuming they do at all. I foresee Ubisoft, ActiBlizzard, Bethesda, and (obviously) 2K jumping on the price increase bandwagon the soonest.
     
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  13. nxwing

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    An increase in price was always inevitable to say the least but seeing it on a game that gets a yearly reskin isn't that justifiable. I'd be more fine if the increase was on something like the next GTA installment or the next Red Dead game. The releases of those games are quite different from their previous ones and make it justifiable. I expect to not see much differences between the current-gen and next-gen releases of NBA 2K21. If anything, load speeds would probably only be slightly faster because of faster storage but even then, $10.00 seems too much. I'm guessing they're just gonna remove sweat from the screenshots of current-gen consoles while making sure that the screenshots from next-gen consoles are so fucking sweaty you can fucking smell the sweat off your displays.
     
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  14. Jayinem81

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    You're a moron, really even saying you want to shoot up their office for this is idiotiic even if you don't mean it. I don't like it either but games have not gone up one penny since PS3/Xbox 360 launched in 2005/2006. For 2 gens they were $59.99 it shouldn't surprise anyone they're going up $10 when there's a thing called inflation.

    Reported for your stupid post also.
     
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    Video games don't need to raise in price, they already make hand over fist with the current prices. If their excuse is the rising cost of making AAA games, they should stop spending millions of dollars making games, I'd rather have a larger map and more gameplay options than better graphics.
     
  16. Darth Meteos

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    I can't boycott it because I only buy good video games.
     
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    Ugh... Why is it that the games that should really be the ones to justify a price boost never get out whereas commercial stuff just does it? I just gave nka 2k20 away for free, damnit (or I would have if it didn't have a stupid region lock in place). What's going to justify the price here? An audience wearing face masks? The Joy of playing in an empty arena? :unsure: :angry:

    My only hope is 2k uses the profit from this to fund something that isn't a rehash of the same gameplay from the last 20 years


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    Good point. 'to boycott' implies that one would've otherwise bought the game... Which is what caused the problem in the first place ("hey... People buy our games even if the only change is the player/team lineup. Why would we change more?").
    Not to bash on sports games, of course. But a bit more a critical eye toward what you get would've been nice.
     
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  18. Viri

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    It's a good thing I pirate all my games, and only buy PC games when they're really really on sale.
     
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  19. StrayGuitarist

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    That is a good point, a-- Wait, which Tetris game, that sounds badass.
     
  20. GamerzHell9137

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    More like 20 $
     
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