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2 years ago#1
It costs $80 a year for Live.

We cannot buy Indie Games.

New games cost TWICE AS MUCH (Games-On-Demand included, which is disgusting.)

Why do they continue to torture us...
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2 years ago#2
Because you live in the same country as that sexy genius whose name is Ben Croshaw.
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2 years ago#3
It's not Microsoft's fault. The Australian Government taxes the heck out of games and other products.
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2 years ago#4
Then why are Games-On-Demand more expensive than those in stores? Example: I can grab Dishonoured for $60 at EB Games... it is $79.99 on the Marketplace.
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2 years ago#5
Oblivion_Slayer posted...
Then why are Games-On-Demand more expensive than those in stores? Example: I can grab Dishonoured for $60 at EB Games... it is $79.99 on the Marketplace.


It's converted according to country. Each country has a different price. Even if it is through the internet, Microsoft still has to obey Aussie laws.
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2 years ago#6
Why would anyone want to live in Australia?
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2 years ago#7
HellsingOrg posted...
Why would anyone want to live in Australia?


Did you know some people are born in Australia? I find it hard to believe as well but it's true!
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2 years ago#8
I moved from the States to Australia last year.
Having said that, why would anyone pay retail when one can buy everything online for a fraction of the price?

I bought live for $40; BO2 for $60; and I can buy indie games on my U.S xbox live account (which I bring up to mean that one simply needs to create a U.S live account and they should be able to buy indie games).

I agree with the above, the government is to blame, not Microsoft. The taxes are ridiculous here.
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2 years ago#9
Oblivion_Slayer posted...
Then why are Games-On-Demand more expensive than those in stores? Example: I can grab Dishonoured for $60 at EB Games... it is $79.99 on the Marketplace.


This is universal. Here in the States, games that are going for $20 in stores or Amazon type sites will be $40 On Demand, and games going for $40 in stores or Amazon type sites will be $60 On Demand.

Convenience to the customer costs more, even though the product - which is a convenience to the publisher - is much more cheaper to produce. (No freight, no physical production, no middlemen B and M store costs, etc.)
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2 years ago#10
Isn't gemma Atkinson from Australia?

She is beautiful.
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