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Op Ed

Kotaku - Gaming's Biggest Problem Is That Nobody Wants To Talk.
The biggest problem in gaming today is that the gaming industry thinks we're all out to get them. They think gamers are the enemy, a group that needs to be treated with disdain and avoided whenever possible. They think the only way to fool us into buying their products is to cover everything in a shroud of secrecy, only drip-feeding us pretty trailers and juicy soundbites during carefully-tailored marketing campaigns. They think we should just sit there and lap it up.

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20. Re: Op Ed Aug 3, 2012, 16:53 NKD
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 16:14:
Lower prices. $40 should be the norm. $50-$60 for the biggest games. Don't and you're only signing your own pink slip. Enjoy!

Sure, you can have lower prices, but you get more DLC or cash shops to make up the difference. Game prices haven't kept up with inflation. The box price is already falling every year, relative to inflation.

Even at $60, games are cheaper than they have ever been. Now, there used to be more variability in pricing, so some titles were cheaper, but even then. $30 in 1991 is equivalent to almost $50 today. And some games back then were $50 or more. $50 then is like $80 now.

Meanwhile they spend more and more making the game. You can't have continually lower prices in the face of ever-increasing costs.

It's the whole reason we have these cash-in DLCs and a bunch of online cashshop MMOs. It de-emphasizes the ever-decreasing profit margins from initial box sales.

None of us would like what would happen if $40 was the standard price.
 
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If you don't like where gaming is heading, stop giving your money to the people who are taking it in that direction.
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  1. Aug 3, 11:50 Re: Op Ed MajorD
  2. Aug 3, 12:06  Re: Op Ed Graham
  4. Aug 3, 12:31   Re: Op Ed Prez
  7. Aug 3, 12:59    Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  30. Aug 4, 16:38   Re: Op Ed yonder
  3. Aug 3, 12:27 Re: Op Ed Silicon Avatar
  5. Aug 3, 12:38 Re: Op Ed NegaDeath
  21. Aug 3, 17:17  Re: Op Ed Wowbagger_TIP
  23. Aug 3, 18:03   Re: Op Ed Ray Ban
  6. Aug 3, 12:50 Re: Op Ed Creston
  13. Aug 3, 13:58  Re: Op Ed Graham
  14. Aug 3, 15:23   Re: Op Ed Agent.X7
  15. Aug 3, 15:41    Re: Op Ed avianflu
  8. Aug 3, 13:05 Re: Op Ed Bhruic
  9. Aug 3, 13:25  Re: Op Ed space captain
  10. Aug 3, 13:32   Re: Op Ed Fion
  11. Aug 3, 13:39    Re: Op Ed NKD
  12. Aug 3, 13:50     Re: Op Ed Beamer
  16. Aug 3, 16:14 Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  17. Aug 3, 16:25  Re: Op Ed Beamer
  18. Aug 3, 16:28   Re: Op Ed Beamer
  22. Aug 3, 17:59   Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  26. Aug 3, 19:28    Re: Op Ed Beamer
>> 20. Aug 3, 16:53  Re: Op Ed NKD
  25. Aug 3, 19:05   Re: Op Ed Agent.X7
  27. Aug 3, 21:08    Re: Op Ed NKD
  29. Aug 4, 12:42     Re: Op Ed Agent.X7
  24. Aug 3, 18:05  Re: Op Ed Flatline
  31. Aug 4, 16:43   Re: Op Ed yonder
  32. Aug 4, 17:10    Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  33. Aug 5, 07:47     Re: Op Ed Prez
  19. Aug 3, 16:29 Re: Op Ed eunichron
  28. Aug 4, 02:17  Re: Op Ed Jerykk


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