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20. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition, Steamworks & PC Support May 6, 2011, 17:13 Tumbler
 
You use this argument all the time and it's still invalid. You can't compare the price of a used console game with the price of a new PC copy. Obviously the used game will be cheaper. By your logic, I can compare the pirated PC price ($0) with the used console price and argue that the PC version is obviously the better deal.

Even comparing full retail price of a console game, $59.99, against the pre-order price of the PC game, you still come out way ahead paying for the console version. I bargain hunt and get the best price. But you still end up with a $45 PC game if you like it or not where on the console side if you don't like the game you end up with $30 back in your pocket at very least. Net cost cost $30 at worst for new console games. That is a 33% savings on the cost of individual games compared to the pc. (pre order discount pricing BEST CASE) It can easily go past 50% of pc games when you consider in store credits from amazon and retailer discounts and pc games that cost $59.99.

Piracy is a different issue altogether and your next comment "because we feel the experience is worth the money" doesn't apply to people who pay before they have the experience. People who buy pc games don't know what the experience is and are faced with a choice, is it worth the price to find out what the experience is? Same is true with console buyers, is it worth the money? The cost just ends up with wildly different for basically the same game. I don't get it. "PC Gamers" whatever that means now...apparently don't mind. I wish they would because I did like playing games on the pc when they weren't so expensive and didn't make you research drm nonsense before a purchase.

World of tanks is a fantastic game for the PC. totally free to download and play, and you can buy gold if you want to unlock certain things or just boost the xp you get as you play. No risk to the consumer, you don't like it you just move on. I want more games like this.

This comment was edited on May 6, 2011, 17:18.
 
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