1. Glyptofane

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    There are some games I will buy on release day, but sometimes the prices can come down within even just a month or so. This doesn't work as well with first party Nintendo games, but you can usually eventually get those for $45 when looking out for it.

    I would expect most $70 games to drop to the $20 zone and somewhere in between along the way just as quickly as ever.

    Even still, I find this to be unpleasant news along with other price increases during a lockdown induced recession where like half the people aren't working anymore.
     
  2. HarvHouHacker

    HarvHouHacker GBAtemp's "Official" Wii Rock Band Hacker
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    I've been complaining about the pricing of Nintendo products for years - paying $59.99 for each Nintendo title just doesn't sound like something I want to do every time I shop. Now, due to the Primary Console issue, I'm not buying that crap anymore.

    To see other manufacturers jack up the prices on their next-gen consoles, is actually kind of shocking. While it is true that usually a console will be most expensive on or shortly after its release and during it's first year or so, but games released on current and next consoles are usually the same price. This new standard is a bit outrageous, but then again, welcome to a new world of gaming.
     
  3. kikongokiller

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    I can't wait to pay 110$ AUD for this shitbag of a game
     
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    Is no one gonna talk about the "Mamba Edition" either? That one's $100 USD, and seemingly the only difference is different cover art, and the fact that you start with more in-game currency. It's shameful that their way of honouring Kobe is a $30 increase.
     
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    Introducing .... the Ten Teraflop Tax :ninja:
     
  6. Lazyt

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    Good luck with that
     
  7. Pokemon_Tea_Sea_Jee

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    They don't even really update the game engine.
     
  8. vincentx77

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    I think I paid $2.99 for one of those games. That's about as much as I'd ever pay for one. As far as new games costing $70, fuck it. If it's not Persona, I wait for a sale anyway.
     
  9. Dimensional

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    That's one way to call it Terrible Game Design then, if you can call it Game Design at all.
     
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    Sadly they're testing the grounds on the stupidest democratic, the ones that buy the same garbage year in and year out. Not that I care, the AAA titles nowadays are hot garbage for the most part and the ones that are worth buying will probably be worth shelling out the 10 extra € just to support the developers that are actually worth supporting (like CDPR)
     
  11. DinohScene

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    Sports games are considered triple A? :')
     
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    I'm happy for them.
     
  13. Souperman9

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    It would be, based on developer size and budget.
     
  14. mightymuffy

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    This part is even worse than the price hike in my opinion, and the blurb is hilarious:

    "NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition will be available for $99.99 for both current and next-generation platforms.** It includes dual-access where purchasing Mamba Forever Edition on either current or next-generation platforms provides a copy of the standard edition game on the other generation at no additional cost, within the same console family"

    ..So $40/$30 more than the standard release on either generation, plus a teeny bit of feckin in game currency, equals no additional cost does it? Ohh they're fuckin bending over backwards with generosity....:lol: - I thought EA's upgrade to next gen offer was bad: 2K have just out-EA'd EA there!
     
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    Yeaaaaaaah that's stupid
     
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    yep and some believe that if they pay that much that either you're a hater and just broke or they think that with the game having a higher price that the game will not have microtransactions
     
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    not surprising. there's a list of game companies who've gone bankrupt with each new generation due to development costs. the list starts with the ps 1.
     
  18. yoyoyo69

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    Really have no idea where you pulled that from. Studios are desperate to increase prices as they're greedier than they've ever been.

    Event by the fact they are pushing gambling, etc in to children, then whe called out STILL they to get away with it by changing naming, fighting it in court.

    The industry is much, much larger than it has eve been also. Just look at the latest records being broken for media sales.

    Don't believe the bull they devs and publishers feed you, there's a very good reason huge animation and movie studios have been turning their attention to gaming, they're far from being g the only ones.

    The trouble is, it's these fat cats who are even greedier than the current gaming fat cats, whispering in their ear about how much they should be making, whilst taking big chu is of cash and fiddling the books.

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    The ones who went bust were terrible developers, making terrible games and terrible decisions.

    There is no industry where you can makes such choices freely and succeed so well financially. Failure shouldn't be rewarded.
     
  19. pedro702

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    lol that is the best thing i readed all day, they make an edition that is 30$ extra and that is the only edition that was a ps4/ps5 version and advertise that you get the ps5 upgrade for free after paying 30$ over the regular version lolol.
    Seriously this is one of the dumbest things ever, what is next buy the deluxe version of a game for more 30$ and you get dlc for free? lol
     
  20. CTR640

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    Suuure, and on top of the 70$, just add more microtransactions...
    Stupid greedy fucks.
     
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