I really grow tired of the "I support the developer" argument in threads of this nature.
At what point do you folks NOT support the developer anymore? If games rose to $70? $80?? $100??? Just because you like a game and the company that makes it is not a good enough reason to continue to purchase products at overly inflated prices.
$60 is just too expensive of a price in the marketplace for 90% of the games offered. This has nothing to do with personal wealth. I love Dishonored to death, and I bought it brand new. But after finishing the game in 10 hours, not wishing to do a second playthrough, and there being no online component to continue playing, I regret my purchase. Don't get me wrong, the game is great. It's just not worth the $60 pricetag for the amount of gameplay on offer.
This is why I am SOOOO glad the secondary market exists and serivces like Gamefly are available. If (when) we see a move to complete DD or a lockout of used games, we will also see an implosion of the gaming market similar in scope to 1984 unless prices are not so ridiculously high. --- If you're omnipotent and all-powerful...why would you need to REST? On the 7th or ANY day?
I would say stupid to buy at full price but there is one problem.
Developers trap people with exclusive content that is only available to those who buy early.
To people like CyhortI82 to many of us 20bucks is a lot of cash, I eg. probably have 20-50gbp spare every few months to spend on entertainent, I can get 3 discounted games instead of 1 full priced game.
The pattern I see is games usually either stay overpriced forever due to stubborn publisher, in this situation they usually just get removed of the market when sales dry up or they drop in price fairly quickly within 1-2 months. Since I always have games to play its no big deal waiting, (currently I have 11 games not played yet plus 7 unplayed pc games). One reason is I tend to keep playing old games over and over that I rate highly.
Because I want to support the developer if I feel they deserve it. If everyone was so selfish that they waited till every game was in the bargin bin or worse just pirates everything it would destroy the gaming industry no gaming industry = no games. --- "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one" Albert Einstein
I really grow tired of the "I support the developer" argument in threads of this nature
Because I want to support the developer if I feel they deserve it. If everyone was so selfish that they waited till every game was in the bargin bin or worse just pirates everything it would destroy the gaming industry no gaming industry.
That didn't take long. --- If you're omnipotent and all-powerful...why would you need to REST? On the 7th or ANY day?
Some companies offer the first DLC free, or the Gamestop toy-map-skins are too good to pass out. Anyway you can just keep paying 5 bucks out of every check until the games release, that's how I got Sonic Racing Transform. But I don't buy a lot of games. --- In every loss, in every lie, in every truth that you'd deny And each regret and each goodbye was a mistake too great to hide.
Games used to be $70 to $80. People who are saying they're poor are the same people that walk around woth dres beats and iPods/iPhones. 59.99 is nothing Get a job. --- won't change this sig until pittsburgh steelers gets their 7th ring http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2eVPxvaIzec