Would you go join a renegade group that bought and sold games for a fair price?
" ...fair price in Japan and many other countries is $100+, I don't get why Americans bitch about high game prices. "We bitch because $60 is obviously a lot, and clearly anything higher than that is completely outrageous. I feel bad for people that have to pay more than around 60 US dollars for games.
I'd steal them.
Seriously, a shitload of things we gamers don't like have happened, passed, and have become accepted. If the general public doesn't like something, it will be clear immediately. Their acceptance of 15$ map-packs and the rise of game prices sends a stronger message than a vocal minority of hardcore gamers. If games are 120 bucks, no one will buy them, not just gamers.
Companies have tried to sell some games for $100 to $150, some people will pay it, the majority won't. it really comes down to how people precieve their experience. Rockband, Band Hero, DJ hero, Tony Hawk Ride, Halo's Legendary packs, Call of Duty's Prestige editions just to name a few. personality, i think i would be alittle more picky about games and wouldn't take changes with games i don't know if i like it or not.
" ...fair price in Japan and many other countries is $100+, I don't get why Americans bitch about high game prices. "You have to think about it in terms of average national income. Everything is priced according to what the average income is in a country. They won't charge you $1000 for something when most people only make $200 a year. I'm talking about games and such, not houses and cars.
" "If videos games were sold for $120..." ...youd be living in Australia! :D ..........:( "Or New Zealand... srsly, i got SC2 when it came out ON SPECIAL for $110..... Cause we live in the arse end of nowhere most things are way dearer here than overseas :( Le sigh
...you'd be living in Australia.
And seeing as I'm walking home in a soaking wet, train-stike ridden London, you fucking deserve it, you bastards.
Seriously though $60 may seem a lot to you guys, but the rest of the world pays for it to be as low as $60. Plus we pay for all the 'free' exclusives, DLC and Faulty hardware you guys get.
I kind of agree with those from other countries. Games are cheapest in the US. We have no reason to complain. In most other places in the world we'd be paying at least $90 if not $120. Bitch away, but know that we have it good. To answer the question posed, I probably would buy much fewer games per year. I would never steal games. Personally I don't see prices rising that much for a long time barring some sort of nasty inflation.
Yeah it's called 'CD WOW' or 'Play-Asia'! Unfortunately most retail games sold in Aus/NZ hit around the $90-$120 mark depending on where you buy them. It sucks, which is why I'm all for moving them out of retail and into the downloadable format, because it's the freight that's the killer... we need better internet first though!
" Would you go join a renegade group that bought and sold games for a fair price? "
" ...fair price in Japan and many other countries is $100+, I don't get why Americans bitch about high game prices. "America was founded on cheapness. We didn't rebel against the British because we cared if we were represented in Parliament or not. We rebelled because we were sick and tired of having to pay our fair share! We rebelled because we're too damn cheap to pay for anything!
And this is why I love America. It's nothing but cheap assholes like me. Well, not really, but you get the point.