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What game IS worth $60 these days?

#21OrgeLambartPosted 3/20/2013 4:21:16 AM
Don't mind Sheepinator he woudl defend a 1 hour game that charged 60 dollars an an additional 15 dollars for each piece of addtional content that added an extra 5 minutes. I don't think i've ever seen him say one negitive thing about any businesses shady practice at all, it's always defend, defend, defend, no matter what cheap money grabbing ploy they use.
#22lightfighterPosted 3/20/2013 4:43:13 AM
Skyrim.
#23OKRecords1138Posted 3/20/2013 5:01:36 AM
A game's value is like an amusement park. You have to pay the entry fee set by the company. Once inside, the amount of value you get for your money is entirely up to you.
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#24DyingPancakePosted 3/20/2013 5:28:22 AM
tadashii18 posted...
Sheepinator posted...
$60 is cheap, both historically compared to game prices in the past, and compared to other forms of entertainment.


What? How is $60 cheap compared to how games were once $40 and $50? And other forms of entertainment? Movies where I live are $11 for regular ad $13 for 3D, DVD's are like what, $30? YouTube is free, most fun mobile apps are under $10. The list goes on and on. There's probably a ton of things entertaining that cost less than $60.


Wow, when were games this price! I must have missed that era of gaming.

Anyways, to answer the topic there are many games these days worth the $60. Tomb Raider just came out, Gears looks like you could get a load of time off that.

I bought Black Ops 2 on release day and still play it almost every day
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#25SheepinatorPosted 3/20/2013 5:43:57 AM
OrgeLambart posted...
Don't mind Sheepinator he woudl defend a 1 hour game that charged 60 dollars an an additional 15 dollars for each piece of addtional content that added an extra 5 minutes. I don't think i've ever seen him say one negitive thing about any businesses shady practice at all, it's always defend, defend, defend, no matter what cheap money grabbing ploy they use.

All fiction. I often point out the greed and misplaced entitlement of modern gamers. You present a straw man argument of poor value when most people in this thread acknowledge that gaming is good value for $60. Do they prefer to get the same thing for $40 if they can? Of course. That just means it's even cheaper.
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#26XenobowPosted 3/20/2013 8:25:10 AM
Complete Edition (A released game + its DLCs)
#27SonyHoundDawgPosted 3/20/2013 8:27:26 AM
tadashii18 posted...
Sheepinator posted...
$60 is cheap, both historically compared to game prices in the past, and compared to other forms of entertainment.


What? How is $60 cheap compared to how games were once $40 and $50? And other forms of entertainment? Movies where I live are $11 for regular ad $13 for 3D, DVD's are like what, $30? YouTube is free, most fun mobile apps are under $10. The list goes on and on. There's probably a ton of things entertaining that cost less than $60.


$60 is cheap due to inflation. NES and SNES games were also $59.99 but this was in the late 80's early 90's. $60 backt hen is like $100 now.

Also were a number $80 nes games.

Games did go down to $49.99 in the PS1 eara, but that was probably like $70.00 now.
#28MrMikeMaPosted 3/20/2013 8:34:38 AM
It's simple really :

Any game that is compelling enough to make you want to play it over and over again.

this is every single game, depending upon the person.

The main problem with games today is that there is always ANOTHER great game staring you in the face. Unless you just want to collect the games, no point in spending full retail

I have enough games to play in this current generation that should hold me over for the next TWO generations.
#29WinternovaPosted 3/20/2013 8:40:34 AM(edited)
tadashii18 posted...
What? How is $60 cheap compared to how games were once $40 and $50?


$29.95 in 1979 (Atari 2600 game price) has the purchasing power of $95.78 in 2013 dollars.
$200 in 1979 (Atari 2600 system price) has the purchasing power of $639.58 in 2013 dollars.
$40 in 1986 (NES games) has the purchasing power of $84.73 in 2013 dollars.
$650 in 1990 (Neo*Geo console) has the purchasing power of $1,154.61 in 2013 dollars
$200 in 1990 (Neo*Geo games) has the purchasing power of $355.27 in 2013 dollars
$45 in 1991 (SNES games) has the purchasing power of $76.71 in 2013 dollars.
$70 in 1995 (Chrono Trigger/Phantasy Star IV price) has the purchasing power of $106.64 in 2013 dollars
$299.99 in 1995 (PlayStation console) has the purchasing power of $457.00 in 2013 dollars.
$45 in 1995 (PlayStation games) has the purchasing power of $68.55 in 2013 dollars
$60 in 1996 (N64 games) has the purchasing power of $88.78 in 2013 dollars
$50 in 2000 (PlayStation 2) has the purchasing power of $67.41 in 2013 dollars
$60 in 2005 (Xbox 360) has the purchasing power of $71.33 in 2013 dollars
$60 in 2006 (PlayStation 3) has the purchasing power of $69.10 in 2013 dollars.
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#30OrgeLambartPosted 3/20/2013 8:54:42 AM
Sheepinator posted...
OrgeLambart posted...
Don't mind Sheepinator he woudl defend a 1 hour game that charged 60 dollars an an additional 15 dollars for each piece of addtional content that added an extra 5 minutes. I don't think i've ever seen him say one negitive thing about any businesses shady practice at all, it's always defend, defend, defend, no matter what cheap money grabbing ploy they use.

All fiction. I often point out the greed and misplaced entitlement of modern gamers. You present a straw man argument of poor value when most people in this thread acknowledge that gaming is good value for $60. Do they prefer to get the same thing for $40 if they can? Of course. That just means it's even cheaper.


ok so name one shady business practice you've been against in the past five years. I'll bet you even found a way to justify that crap horse armor oblivion DLC, and the DLC hockers in Dragon's Age Origins.