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darkstar4221 posted...JulesNeci posted...$39.99 is a decent price tag for a handheld game, as they don't come out that often. I get all my games day 1, physical copies, since I'm a collector and all.
Well if publishers want to see more sales, they would have to lower prices. Why do they sell Xbox 360 games for a $1 in China? Would you rather pay $1 for a video game or $60?
It's not just about economics or businesses making a profit, it's also about copyright law and access. Keep in mind you can get many ds roms on the internet and put it in a flash-cart, and you just got 60 DS games for free. Video games are bits and data and they can be easily reproduced.
Genki posted...Set the wayback machine to 1979
There's an inflation calculator, google it and punch in $25 from 1979, it'd show about $80 in today's dollar. So I'm not making the number up as you claimed. Unless somehow you don't know how to use google?
To compare prices back in 1979 is COMPLETELY STUPID, it doesn't even make sense, it's irrelevant. Times are different, the economy is different this is 2013.
Not irrelevant. If anything, the games have gotten cheaper over the years. Yes, technology has improved and the quality of the game has improved as well. I was just pointing out the games are cheap today when compared to the past.
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darkstar4221 posted...Genki posted...Set the wayback machine to 1979
But you don't get it, that was 1979 that was so long ago it's completely irrelevant. Video Games are bits and data and can be easily reproduced, I can play a 1979 game on an emulator on my PC. But to the point, who cares about 1979 when video games are expensive right now. What matters is right now.
You can say the same thing about buying a music cd or a dvd-movie. Should dvd-movies stay the same price like it was in 2000? Of course not.
JulesNeci posted...darkstar4221 posted...JulesNeci posted...$39.99 is a decent price tag for a handheld game, as they don't come out that often. I get all my games day 1, physical copies, since I'm a collector and all.
People sell 360 games for $1 in China because they didn't have to pay for copyrights. If you think 1-dollar games are helping the industry, you're completely wrong.
hedgylove posted...ares9090 posted...Dump your GF, problem solved
In his defense he's right. alot of users on here who talk s*** don't have responsibilities yet. no bills, no taxes and whatever else always in their way. some people will naturally take offense to that. not everyone can tell when people are joking on here or not. sometimes i can and sometimes i cannot.
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Dude NES games used to be $40...
Deal with it.
OoSubaruoO posted...hedgylove posted...ares9090 posted...Dump your GF, problem solved
I wasn't mad. I don't think I could get mad over a message board. I just wish I could be free of responsibilities like so many users here. They have no idea what they're in for once they graduate high school and their part-time jobs don't pay enough.
And for the record I'm female.
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i don't think 40$ is expensive, no 60$ is expensive and that's why I don't buy games for my ps3 much D:
90sRetroGaming posted...OoSubaruoO posted...hedgylove posted...ares9090 posted...Dump your GF, problem solved
Eh, personally you gotta be a fool if you finished HS and only get a part time job..Seeing how you didn't mention college. [Its also there own fault if their complaining about money issues, yet staying on campus as well.]
On another note, I personally don't think it would be hard if I get a job after I'm fully done with school related stuff. Easiest way is simply find a apartment that comes with free water (as in no water bill) which there are quite a few around my parent's house.Then over time (and saved up money, you can then rent a house, etc.
This is much easier of course without a family, but any logical person wouldn't already be a parent at like 20...and if the person already is, it's there own fault if they have money problems.
<.< May sound "naive" but in my book, as long as you look things threw rationally, It doesn't seem like it would be too tough personally. And this is coming from someone in his late teens already (so I'm not some Middle school punk.)
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