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Champion Of Earth (Member) 4/22/2012 7:22 PM EST : Why the end of the $60 video game is near
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Bloodrayne2 (SuperAdmin) 4/22/2012 7:34 PM EST : RE: Why the end of the $60 video game is near
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"Publishers have long blamed console games' high price on a plethora of issues. Skyrocketing development costs is a biggie, as is piracy."

I call BS here.  This is not the reason we have $60.00 games.  It's the reason we have piracy. $20-30.00 Games would make it much less likely I think.  Look at what happened to the music industry.  Greed drove up piracy.  Also to consider is the high price of online scripts.  None should cost more than 9.95 and there should be group rates if you own more than one game from the same company.

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-Rodney (Officer) 4/23/2012 2:07 AM EST : RE: Why the end of the $60 video game is near
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It is not at an end.  It never will be.

Have you all forgot you live in a capitalistic society who's single function is to make money any way possible and without guiding morals or ethics?

Of course they charge $60.   They'd charge $100 if they thought they could get away with it.  The only reason they might sell it for less is if they can't sell if for more.

Don't underestimate the greed of corporate America.  And another thing- it is a mistake to think that this country is a democracy.  There are basically 3 types of economies in the world- Communist, Socialist, and Capitalist.  And there are basically 3 types of governments- Communist, Socialist, and Capitalist:  not Democratic.   You think you have a vote but you don't.  Unless you have money to influence the outcome, your vote will never count.

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MorpheaustheDreamer (Member) 4/23/2012 5:18 PM EST : RE: Why the end of the $60 video game is near
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-Rodney said:
It is not at an end.  It never will be.

Have you all forgot you live in a capitalistic society who's single function is to make money any way possible and without guiding morals or ethics?

Of course they charge $60.   They'd charge $100 if they thought they could get away with it.  The only reason they might sell it for less is if they can't sell if for more.

Don't underestimate the greed of corporate America.  And another thing- it is a mistake to think that this country is a democracy.  There are basically 3 types of economies in the world- Communist, Socialist, and Capitalist.  And there are basically 3 types of governments- Communist, Socialist, and Capitalist:  not Democratic.   You think you have a vote but you don't.  Unless you have money to influence the outcome, your vote will never count.


There's so much wrong with these statements that I don't know where to begin. First, There aren't any economies in the world today which are socialist, or community. Russia and China, the two countries which are still describe today as communist, come nowhere near meeting the actual criteria. Both are closer to authoritarian with capitalistic practices. Nearly all economies today have adopted a great deal of capitalistic practices in the face of globalization, even economies with low levels of polity. 

Beyond that, a single vote does not count for much, that is true. That's a relative view though, and not at all a function of political practice. Simply put, no one individual, no matter how wealthy or impoverished that individual is, truly counts. Since all actors must work through institutions and norms to prevail upon or influence the system. To truly have any sort of impart, you need mobilization and civil participation, also known colloquially as People Power. 

Does the modern industrial and corporate complex possess an inordinate amount of power within society? Most definitely. However, that power grows proportionally to the ignorance and apathy of people. Too many people assume that because they as an individual are tiny and inconsequential, there is no reason to act. If what you do doesn't count, then it doesn't matter if you do nothing. That's a huge problem. Masses matter. Numbers matter. Ultimately, however, masses are made up of individuals acting collectively. 
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sneakey1 (Member) 4/23/2012 7:17 PM EST : RE: Why the end of the $60 video game is near

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If you go to a movie and buy popcorn it'll run you $20
and you walk away 1.5 hrs later with nothing to resell when you are done.
Most games these days are designed to take 40-60 hours of
play to beat. So $60 seems very reasonable to me. Sure some of that
money goes to R & D, but even more probably goes into the nation wide
advertising that lets you know the game is out and available for purchase.
There's packaging, distribution, and some profit for the retailer to pay employees
to keep the shelves stocked as well.

We should probably be lamenting the cost of ads and movies before we cry about the cost
of games IMHO. Even at $60 they are one of the best values out there in terms of entertainment.
By the time you resell the game you might be looking at .50 cents an hour to own it till you beat it
if you get lucky. Nothing even comes close to that. You couldn't go on a picnik that cheap.
Even if you spent the whole day at the river, once you factored in gas and sandwhiches it prolly
costs more than .50 per hour.

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Erzebet Alucard (Member) 4/24/2012 5:51 AM EST : RE: Why the end of the $60 video game is near

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I consider China to be more like a corporate board that runs a country.  If they need a hydro-electric dam, one gets built with almost zero debate.  If they decide thier economy needs anything, that thing happens.  It may even call itself a communist country, but it doesn't look much like one anymore.

Russia is what happens when a crime family ends up in charge.
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