Gaming these days is too damn expensive

#11doc1369Posted 10/7/2013 8:03:46 AM
Only on PC.

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#12VamarPosted 10/7/2013 8:38:40 PM
I paid $100 for Phantasy Star IV for the Genesis.
N64 games were originally $70 .

Today's prices are perfectly reasonable.
#13adonfrazPosted 10/7/2013 10:13:36 PM
NeoMonk posted...
seanskate posted...
Lol at calling him poor, you can twist it any way you like but 500 bucks for a toy is still allot of money. 500 dollars buys you a whole lot of fun.

My lil nephew whos 12... heard about the PS4 after E3 & He DOES NOT have a job & has been saving up w/e money he gets & selling some of his games & stuff he no longer uses online via my sister.
He managed to reach around $600ish last month so he has his PS4 paid off, Knack & fifa i think.
I've tossed a few Lincolns his way when i see him & he's thrilled.
Didn't have to beg for it & I think he learned a valuable lesson thorough this time.

If a 12 year old can figure it out, why can't anyone?...

I completely disagree with the TC, since I believe gaming is one of the cheapest hobbies in terms of hours of entertainment per dollar there is. However, you can't seriously try to compare a twelve year old's financial obligations (which are most likely, none at all) to an adult's.

I honestly hope the TC is just kidding as gaming has never been much cheaper. It's not uncommon for games to drop to half price in a couple months and even the next gen consoles are very affordable for most.
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#14avalanche99xPosted 10/7/2013 10:22:32 PM
Gamefly? Hell I've only BOUGHT like 1-3 games since I signed up back in 2011; the last game being the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Collection.
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#15ragnarok_weaponPosted 10/7/2013 10:44:46 PM
If it get's too expensive, go out and get new hobby. I use to play hockey, and took boxing and those equipment and classes was expensive. Now I join a soccer league and just pay small fee to play 3 times a week.

400$ for PS4 plus PS+ subscription is nothing, try building a 3300$ PC on a lab technician salary.
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#16sith_acolyte15Posted 10/7/2013 10:50:44 PM
GeminiX7 posted...
Back in the mid 90s you were still paying around the same amount for games as you are now, but the value of a dollar was much higher.

Sometimes you were paying more.
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#17JusSumGuy88Posted 10/7/2013 10:52:21 PM
Nes games were like 80 dollars a cartridge....
#18ScaryLlamaPosted 10/7/2013 11:32:38 PM
avalanche99x posted...
Gamefly? Hell I've only BOUGHT like 1-3 games since I signed up back in 2011; the last game being the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Collection.

Ewwwww, hate those commercials. They sure know how to sound appealing though.

Gaming is cheaper than it used to be, if you take inflation into account. For example, the PS4 becomes cheaper then the PS2
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#19Snuckie7Posted 10/7/2013 11:36:20 PM
doc1369 posted...
Only on console.

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#20eejayaitchPosted 10/7/2013 11:39:03 PM
I'd say the cost has hardly changed.

I recently sold my Sega Saturn and when testing it out to make sure it was still working, I found the original purchase receipt in the box. I paid, back in 1995, the grand sum of 349.99, which is exactly the same price as the PS4. The cost of games has remained the same as well. I was paying 39.99 back then and I pay the same for a new release now.

Ok, so you can factor in the price of the PS+ subscription, but that's only the cost of 1 game for an annual membership.

Not that I want it to, but I'm actually surprised at how little the cost of gaming has changed over the years.
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