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 Hello, I am CaptainObvious and I am powered by cereal. Today I want to lay down some thoughts on few different subjects, namely game pricing, Starcraft II, return of fighting games and more. Let's kick this off by talking about game pricing.

Game Pricing - Few days ago, I was listening to an interview with SWERY, creator of the game I love to death, Deadly Premonition. He brought up an interesting point by saying that movies are being made with millions of dollars behind them, yet you can see them for less than 20 bucks. Now, I'm not saying that games should be 10 bucks or anything, but they definitely should be friendlier in pricing. And by 'friendlier in pricing' I mean around 40 - 45$. Let's take Crackdown 2 for example. It's basically the same thing as the previous game in the franchise, and yet it's still being sold for the full price of 60$. I think that the game would benefit from the price tag of 40 bones because I could see myself in a store thinking about picking it up and going "Ah what the hell, it's just 40$" and buying it. The other games I think are great for 40 dollars are Transformers: War for Cybertron and the poorly selling Overlord franchise. The same thing goes for franchises that have yearly releases, namely sports games and Need for Speed from EA, CoD and Guitar Hero from Activision and finally wrestling games and all that from THQ. I know it would be impossible, but a man can dream. Let's move on to Starcraft II.

This is Jimmy 
 Starcraft II - If you live under a rock and haven't noticed already, there has been a lot of fuss about this game lately. I haven't been hyped about it at first, but then I started thinking: Blizzard released a game that isn't a WoW expansion. That's pretty amazing. The things that sold me on this game are the single player campaign, community maps and the awesome cutscenes. I played a little bit of the first Starcraft, and it was okay, but this looks just great.
The Starcraft universe for me is just Warhammer 40k mashed with rednecks, Russians, drama, space cowboys and a bit of humor. I'm pretty amazed by the fact that they haven't been busted by Games Workshop (creator of all things Warhammer) yet. Is Blizzard too big of a player for them? Are they secretly making profit from those games? Is Blizzard secretly a branch of Games Workshop? I can make up another 1000+ conspiracy theories, but know one thing - I'm absolutely stoked for Starcraft II and I can't wait to play it.


        Return of fighting games - Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken. It's unbelievable that those games are coming out. Now, I'm not a real expert in Fighting games, but haven't those been dead for a long time? The most shocking announcment for me was Street Fighter X Tekken, I thought the games industry was way past making games like that. It feels like I'm in a bizzaro world or something. And the worst thing is that I want to play them all. And I'm not even good at fighting games! Of course, I played some UMK3 back in the day, and I sucked hard at it, but it was still fun.I can't honestly tell you why I am so stoked for these games. Is it the characters? The art style? The fighting system which will take me ages to comprehend? 
SSFIV is the only fighting game I played in about 10 years. I decided to get serious with it, but it just didn't work out. I find it more enjoyable when played casually with friends on the couch or with other GB users. (AjayRaz being one of them). To close this clusterfuck section I will just say that as a big Marvel and Capcom fan I can't wait for MvC3.


To close off this little abomination I spawned, I just wanted to notice the recent increase in Anime related threads. What's up with that guys?  
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For some reason I get a feeling that this blog is a total train wreck, but It's my first one so go easy on me, okay? Thanks. 
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Posted by CaptainObvious

 Hello, I am CaptainObvious and I am powered by cereal. Today I want to lay down some thoughts on few different subjects, namely game pricing, Starcraft II, return of fighting games and more. Let's kick this off by talking about game pricing.

Game Pricing - Few days ago, I was listening to an interview with SWERY, creator of the game I love to death, Deadly Premonition. He brought up an interesting point by saying that movies are being made with millions of dollars behind them, yet you can see them for less than 20 bucks. Now, I'm not saying that games should be 10 bucks or anything, but they definitely should be friendlier in pricing. And by 'friendlier in pricing' I mean around 40 - 45$. Let's take Crackdown 2 for example. It's basically the same thing as the previous game in the franchise, and yet it's still being sold for the full price of 60$. I think that the game would benefit from the price tag of 40 bones because I could see myself in a store thinking about picking it up and going "Ah what the hell, it's just 40$" and buying it. The other games I think are great for 40 dollars are Transformers: War for Cybertron and the poorly selling Overlord franchise. The same thing goes for franchises that have yearly releases, namely sports games and Need for Speed from EA, CoD and Guitar Hero from Activision and finally wrestling games and all that from THQ. I know it would be impossible, but a man can dream. Let's move on to Starcraft II.

This is Jimmy 
 Starcraft II - If you live under a rock and haven't noticed already, there has been a lot of fuss about this game lately. I haven't been hyped about it at first, but then I started thinking: Blizzard released a game that isn't a WoW expansion. That's pretty amazing. The things that sold me on this game are the single player campaign, community maps and the awesome cutscenes. I played a little bit of the first Starcraft, and it was okay, but this looks just great.
The Starcraft universe for me is just Warhammer 40k mashed with rednecks, Russians, drama, space cowboys and a bit of humor. I'm pretty amazed by the fact that they haven't been busted by Games Workshop (creator of all things Warhammer) yet. Is Blizzard too big of a player for them? Are they secretly making profit from those games? Is Blizzard secretly a branch of Games Workshop? I can make up another 1000+ conspiracy theories, but know one thing - I'm absolutely stoked for Starcraft II and I can't wait to play it.


        Return of fighting games - Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Street Fighter X Tekken. It's unbelievable that those games are coming out. Now, I'm not a real expert in Fighting games, but haven't those been dead for a long time? The most shocking announcment for me was Street Fighter X Tekken, I thought the games industry was way past making games like that. It feels like I'm in a bizzaro world or something. And the worst thing is that I want to play them all. And I'm not even good at fighting games! Of course, I played some UMK3 back in the day, and I sucked hard at it, but it was still fun.I can't honestly tell you why I am so stoked for these games. Is it the characters? The art style? The fighting system which will take me ages to comprehend? 
SSFIV is the only fighting game I played in about 10 years. I decided to get serious with it, but it just didn't work out. I find it more enjoyable when played casually with friends on the couch or with other GB users. (AjayRaz being one of them). To close this clusterfuck section I will just say that as a big Marvel and Capcom fan I can't wait for MvC3.


To close off this little abomination I spawned, I just wanted to notice the recent increase in Anime related threads. What's up with that guys?  
... 
For some reason I get a feeling that this blog is a total train wreck, but It's my first one so go easy on me, okay? Thanks. 
Posted by AjayRaz

it certainly seems like we're living in some other dimension with Street Fighter x Tekken coming out. i could of never imagined something like that ever coming out.  

Posted by natetodamax
@AjayRaz: Did you ever finish Deadly Premonition?
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Posted by AjayRaz
@natetodamax said:
" @AjayRaz: Did you ever finish Deadly Premonition? "
haha, i did not. i didn't even finish the first episode, to be exact. i have to get on that. CaptainObvious made me want to play it again a while back :> 
Posted by crusader8463
@AjayRaz said:
" it certainly seems like we're living in some other dimension with Street Fighter x Tekken coming out. i could of never imagined something like that ever coming out.   "
I'm just waiting for the Street Fighter vs Mortal Combat vs Capcom vs SNK vs Marvel vs DC vs Tekken vs Every other major franchise game. Seems to be the only logical progression for a game like this.
Posted by Insectecutor

Forgive me for not contributing anything worthwhile here but I've seen a lot of posters on this forum putting $ signs after the value instead of before it. Is this a cultural thing? Are these Canadian or Aussie dollars or something? Or are you just rebellious?

Posted by AjayRaz
@crusader8463: in that case, it would have to be a fighting game with 7 teams on one screen. i'd like to meet the dude who could keep up with something like that. 
Posted by Yummylee

Get MvC3 on ps3 and you'll be all the more positive towards fighting games ;). As for pricing...yeah absolutely, and I also agree absolutely that such general price drops will never happen. It's even worse in the UK, being at £40 for full price equals to being around 80$ I think... 
 
Starcraft 2...I've purposely shut down any excitement I have for it because my computer could only dream to run it properly. I did get totally hyped watching all the story stuff from the GB live stream, though. I really enjoyed the first one just for its single player and storyline.

Posted by iam3green

i would like to see games brought down to $40 a game. it would be good for some people also. there are some poor people that like to play video games but can't afford newer games. 
 
i don't really like RTS games. i am thinking about getting starcraft 2 though. i don't know if i will like it or not but it would be fun to try a game. i think the last RTS was that tom clansey game demo or halo wars demo. i found them to be kind of boring.

Posted by iKANNIBAL

I never finished Deadly Premonition, if you look at my achievements you'd probably see i got as far as the 2nd chapter or something? i forget, the story seemed interesting but the gameplay was so horrible i couldn't tolerate it, and just watched it on youtube. 
 
It would be nice to see them at $40, but i rent most everything anyway so i don't spend much money on games, few games are worth full price, only games i have spent full price on are the Halo games, Mass effect, Gears of war, Dead Rising, Left 4 Dead, & mainly other games that have awesome multiplayer. 
 
Games like Uncharted or God of war i will rent, because i don't feel they're worth full price.