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Is $100 Too much for a PC Game

Discussion in 'Games' started by alstar70, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. #1
    It seems the price of new release games just keeps going up and up. Do you still buy new release games or wait until the price comes down?
     
    alstar70, Apr 20, 2007 IP
  2. mitcharr

    mitcharr Well-Known Member

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    well no, i would wait a bit, not so much that they are totally out of date and like $10, but when they are around $70
     
    mitcharr, Apr 20, 2007 IP
  3. 8everything

    8everything Peon

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    $100 isn't too bad, depends on how much of a hardcore gamer you are though (I personally wouldn't pay that much 'cause I know I don't have time to play it). But if you can spend those 8 hours straight on those games... sounds like its worth it!
     
    8everything, Apr 20, 2007 IP
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    Its worth it if you play it..I tend not to buy games anymore, just cant get around to them, my xbox is just collecting dust..
     
    Dev0115, Apr 20, 2007 IP
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    If you know you will be playing it for a while then no not really.
     
    Bestmiler, Apr 20, 2007 IP
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    when i was in Turkey, i didn't even give 10 $ to PC games :)

    Well... games were about 3 $ in Turkey :)
     
    SakaryaLee, Apr 20, 2007 IP
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    matthewlyle Guest

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    Well, it depends on if you think you'd get $100 of enjoyment out of it. Personally, unless it's a game on the top of my list I'll wait until it's a bit cheaper.
     
    matthewlyle, Apr 20, 2007 IP
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    #8
    It depends on the game.. If it's one of those sports games from EA then I'd suggest waiting - they're never worth it.

    What game are you talking about?
     
    jo_cstd, Apr 21, 2007 IP
  9. mitcharr

    mitcharr Well-Known Member

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    yeh sport games always get updates, you buy it, next month the new one is out, and it makes u feel your version wasnt worth it
     
    mitcharr, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    tesla Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I ALWAYS wait for the price to drop. I will never pay $100 for a computer game, period. A computer game does not appreciate in value, unless it becomes rare, and even then, it is still susceptible to piracy.

    When it comes to video games, I follow the $10 rule. I just recently got a copy of Half Life 2 from the pawn shop nearby. It might be "old" to some people, but it was "new" to me, since I never played it previously. Half Life 2 cost me $10.74. The person who originally purchased it paid $50. I'm the winner, and they're the loser.

    Video games always drop in price. Wait about eight months, and you will get them for a bargain. Here is how much I've paid for my consoles:

    1.Xbox - $120 - Original price: $300
    2. 2 Sega Dreamcasts - $100 - Original Price: $199(I purchased two, so the total original retail price is $398)
    3. Playstation 2 - $70 - Original Price: $300

    Total savings on consoles: $509 + $199 for second Dreamcast = $708 total savings

    Trust me, I could go out tomorrow and buy a PS3, Xbox 360, and a Wii without even scratching my net worth. But since I follow the rules of Robert Kiyosaki and the Millionaire Mind, as well as my own upcoming ebook, I don't pay retail for items that don't appreciate in value.

    I would like to thank all of you who pay retail value for video games. I just love it when you pawn them, so I can get them for wholesale prices. I wouldn't be able to save money without you guys :)
     
    tesla, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Rohit patel Prominent Member

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    Well for game lovers $100 is nothing but I always get games in $3 to $5 in India. :D

    I buy FIFA 2005 in $39 which was highest ever spending in games.:)
     
    Rohit patel, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    mitcharr Well-Known Member

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    i got fifa 07, for like really cheap, my dad got it from tailand, for like 20 us,
     
    mitcharr, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    htmlindex Notable Member

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    $100 is quite expensive, you could probably pick it up 2nd hand in a month or so for quite a discount
     
    htmlindex, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    i guess no money is huge if the game is worth it! i can pay $100 if the game suits me, but then i don't play much, only a few games here and there!:rolleyes:
     
    uttoransen, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    I've never bought a computer game in my life. I usually find a way to download it off the Internet. :D
     
    Computerized, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    pstt.... download it online.

    didn't hear it from meeee.
     
    cosmokramer, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    #17
    hey Alstar,

    Just curious what country you live in? What video game is priced at $100. With the exception of a select few (very few) special collectors editions, I've never seen a game priced at $100 in the US.

    D
     
    Deedo, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    EGS Notable Member

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    Depends, really. Is it an MMORPG? Are there monthly fees?
    What is the game? Let me see, and *maybe* I'll be able to tell you if it's worth it or not. :)

    I remember I spent $100 on FFXI for the PS2. Ending up paying like $15/month just to play it (since it was an online-only game).

    Got so addicting too. I loved it, but I wasted like a whole year out of my life with it. :p

    <33 FFXI
    But hate it.

    No...

    <33 FFXI

    ...hate it.

    <33 FFXI..

    ..hate it.

    I don't know...FFXI r0x0rs..
    Addicting though.

    I miss it.

    BAH!
     
    EGS, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's the problem with MMORPGs. They're addicting, but they consume way too much time. T_T
     
    Computerized, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Agreed. The reasons I don't play MMORPG's is the monthly price adds up quick and is too high and they are time suckers.

    I mean, Xbox live is $4.16 a month, WOW is around $15 i think. One you get to play unlimited amount of games online, the other you get to play one game. Of course WoW is a different experience and it's a much larger gaming world but I think it's over priced.
     
    Deedo, Apr 21, 2007 IP