Verno wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 13:07:
On the other hand it's invalid to say games are cheaper due to inflation and gamers are spoiled because that includes prior factors while ignoring others just to make a point.
It's a perfectly valid argument especially in context of the comment I was responding to: a gamer today complain about an ~8 hour game costs too much @ $60. Yet in times past, you'd still have 8 hour games that actually cost more
And yes, if we're not ignoring other factors I'd bring up digital distribution and how even more ridiculously cheap gaming has gotten factoring in things like Steam sales. Gamers today, imho, have little to complain about in terms of pricing of games. If want to argue that people value games less now than they did in the past, then I suppose you can go that route. But it's hard to support that argument given, as you have also pointed out, that the games industry has boomed in the last two decades.
So yes, I think gamers today are spoiled. If you have an issue with that, tough cookies; it's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.