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13. Re: NY Times on 38 Studios Apr 22, 2013, 11:09 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 10:59:
Beamer wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 10:53:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 10:36:
Actually, the sports athletes and Hollywood stars making millions makes more sense. Many (most?) go to sporting events and movies because of those people. There isn't a single product I've bought because of a CEO.

Does a game for a family of four need to be a $200-$450 event?

You realize that you're perfectly welcome to NOT pay said prices, right? Most ballparks offer family deals where you get 4 tickets, 4 drinks and 4 hot dogs for typically right around 50 bucks. Ballparks (and other venues) charge what they think the market will bear. If the market pays said prices, whose fault is that?

Creston

So, don't like it - don't buy it?
Can't we turn that around to why we're saddled with tons of shitty microtransaction based games? Because the market supports it?

Yes, the market supports prices being through the roof and athletes being paid extreme salaries.
Much like the market supports the goods you buy being manufactured in China and the US-based CEOs being paid extreme salaries.

Of course, sometimes it doesn't work out quite right. See: the Yankees 2012 playoff home games and all the empty seats.
 
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