Games On Demand - May 1, 2010


Ah, Australia. Your beautiful beaches, your friendly people. Your gouging bloodsuckers. 
 
According to xe.com, on the 1st of May, 2010, the exchange rate for AUD to USD was 1.00AUD = 0.924100USD. So let's see what that means. All info was taken from the US and AU version of the xbox live marketplace on the web, not the console. US prices are in USD, AU prices are in AUD with the US equivalent in brackets. 
 
I didn't do the Xbox originals but Microsoft charges The AUS $50 (46.2050) for the 3000 points card on their site. 
 
Steam has to comply to this sort of stuff too. It's so fun.

List items

  • The US - $19.95

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Army of x2.3137

  • The US - $29.95

    The AUS - Wasn't listed. Will check later.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    So that's just under 5 AU cents per achievement point. How can you possibly say no? Well, easily, but still.

  • The US - $19.95

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I'm thinking copy/paste might be my friend here for this list.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    Well so much for that 'pattern' theory.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - Wasn't listed. Let's just say a thousand dollars. Cause hey, probably not far off, right?

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    This is why I haven't played the sequel yet.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    I bought a used copy of this today for $29 (26.7989) and was happy about it.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Would you kindly take your wallet out.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    I hit refresh on both pages 3 times. Aside from the fact that I had to look this game up (page is pretty bare), I'm still amazed. No doubt someone's going to get fired for not ripping us off enough.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    I was tempted to write out the entire lyrics of Paradise City, but I know that would just backfire on me somehow.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Really? The ripoff isn't bad enough but you're going to charge more for this than you do for Paradise? Bizarre.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    They've released something like 173 CoD games since 2 but they still price this at 50 bucks.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    They've released something like 172 CoD games since 3 but they still price this at 50 bucks.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - We got C&C3:TW instead, apparently.

  • The US - Enjoy the CivRev.

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    If only we could shout.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Nice choice, Agent. Now get out there and make the difference make sense.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Huh, I have never played a Crash game. Never noticed that until now.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    There were three DDR games in the US list that we apparently don't get, but I skipped over them.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    NICOLE IS DEAR

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I bought 3 for the PC when 4 was announced. 3 didn't use a mouse. For anything. It was uninstalled about 2 minutes after the opening cutscene ended.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I saved the DMC3 joke "I did enjoy that hour, though" for here because I know next to nothing about Dirt. There are vehicles? Drew liked the sequel? That's about it.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    I've decided to start skipping over the games only in one list. The US had 'Bolt' before this.

  • Episode 1 (of 5)

    The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $59.95 (55.3998)

    One day I will find whoever thought up 'Dollcatcher' and while it might not be pretty, it will be deserved.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $99.95 (92.36.38)

    Price. Price never changes.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Travel smart, kids. Get your shots.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    We get FIFA 09 as well, for whatever reason.

  • The US - Free

    The AUS - Free

    I almost excepted it not to be. Oh, and we don't get G.R.A.W.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    So is this GoW? Or is that 'God of War'? Would this be GeoW? GroW?

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    TC'sGR:AWf2

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    Yeah ... so. Hmmm. Cars?

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Nico Bellic. Thief. Murderer. Pigeon-hater.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    This is actually pretty good. I know for a fact my Kmart is still trying to sell it for 99.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    All units.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Why did he even have that canary? Was he in a mine shaft?

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    She is not a submarine, dammit. Don't reverse the controls the second the water gets to her knees.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    There's no such thing as bad press.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Awww, we missed out on KR American Idol: Encore. A travesty.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    That Lego Leia in the slave outfit is disturbing. And not in the good way.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    Now Shortround in the slave outfit would be hot.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Bernie, no!

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Stop dodging the point, arseholes. Just admit you have a double standard in 'favour' of lesbians. If you're going to be onesided, at least be open about it.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    More cars? And we don't get Meet the Robinsons.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    HAHA. I see what you did there.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Man how do people drive with controllers? I always slam into something, which is only good in Burnout Paradise.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    He doesn't look like a ninja. So I guess that would make him awesome at being a ninja?

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    It's 1.25am and this is seeming less and less like a good idea.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    This is the good one, right?

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I think I actually played this at a friend's place. Or I watched him play it while I drank. Close though.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I loved everything about this except the main story line. Somehow that was the least interesting part.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Free candy!

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Only two more pages to go. I can make it.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Aaaaaaaalllllllll our times have come.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    People will look back at these times and say 'Remember that driving-game plague? Thank god we cured it.'

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    I have muscles the size of planets! Oh, but I can't walk while trying to shoot. I get confused and fall down, otherwise.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    70 bucks and I can't even shove my paddle down a guy's throat and choke him to death while jacking his car? No thanks.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    50 bucks and I can't even play table tennis? Pfft, no.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    At least the US made it look like they were charging the older game for less.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Last page, let's bring it home.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    And the third to be less, too. Uncanny.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    I'll forgive this for almost being a driving game because the other two have the Hall of Meat.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $39.95 (36.9178)

    I got so used to the repeating prices, I'd actually closed the xe tab.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Who let the hogs out. Squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak.

  • The US - $39.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Yeah, I got nothing. I played the second one. It was okay, I guess.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Sigh.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    The trivial pursuit of financial stability. For us, anyway. Game publishers seem to be doing okay for themselves.

  • The US - $29.99

    The AUS - $49.95 (46.1588)

    Is Lesnar still alive? Yes? Pity.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $29.95 (27.6768)

    Candy candy candy I can't let you go.

  • The US - $19.99

    The AUS - $69.95 (64.6408)

    A got this brand new off ebay for $17 the week after it came out. I should play it one day. And hooray it's the last one.