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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2009, 09:29:53 AM »

Honestly, I'd rather see digital distribution and physical copies side to side (in that case, for games mostly).

I prefer smaller games (like Braid, Castle Crashers, or Cross Edge) being distributed digitally where as the bigger budget games like FFXIII and MGS4 on physical copies. I dunno but small games like Braid seems kind of a waste of space on CDs, especially if Blu-ray tech replaces DVDs in the future.

Or maybe we can put the smaller games on cheap CD-ROMs instead though. :P
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2009, 01:12:50 PM »

I like to have the physical copy of a CD if there is one. I have 3 cd cabinets, might as well fill em.

Guh, this also reminds me when I bought the chrono cross ost, and it was a bootleg. I was so full of rage. Never again Amazon, never again.

What good is a bootleg to me, I basically paid someone to do dirty work I could have done myself for free.
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2009, 02:15:08 PM »

Honestly, I'd rather see digital distribution and physical copies side to side

I gots no issue with this, as everyone ends up happy.

Why MS and Sony don't do a compilation disc of Xbox Live/PSN games is beyond me. It would be extra revenue and shut up the disc loving people like me.

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« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2009, 03:59:56 PM »

Probably because many games aren't there's, and they may not have had much success trying similar in the past. You DO see that kind of treatment happen however, Microsoft tried it awhile back with some of their earlier XBLA games, Namco threw a few on their 360 Namco Arcade Collection, and there's one coming out soon collecting Q! games together on disc.

Then there's Watchmen, but that was practically retail-quality anyway.
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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2009, 05:32:42 PM »

Games on Demand prices are released :

Assassin’s Creed
US: $29.99 - 2400MSP
CAD: $29.99 - 2000MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Bioshock
US: $29.99 - 2400MSP
CAD: $39.99 - 2600MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP

Call of Duty 2
US: $29.99 - 2400MSP
CAD: $39.99 - 2600MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
US: $29.99 - 2400MSP
CAD: $39.99 - 2600MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
US: $29.99 - 2400MSP
CAD: $39.99 - 2600MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Mass Effect
US: $19.99 - 1600MSP
CAD: $29.99 - 2000MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Need for Speed Carbon
US: $19.99 - 1600MSP
CAD: $24.99 - 1600MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Sonic the Hedgehog
US: $19.99 - 1600MSP
CAD: $24.99 - MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP

Viva Pinata
US: $19.99 - 1600MSP
CAD: $19.99 - 1400MSP
UK: £19.99 - 2400MSP
EURO: €29.99 - 2400MSP

Copied straight from Evil Avatar.  Absolute fucking joke.  Mass Effect's the only game at retail price.

EDIT: CALL OF DUTY 2 FOR 30$.  You have to be a moron to buy that game for 30 dollars.
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2009, 05:46:31 PM »

What the fuck.

The inconsistency beween USD and CAD (..and in Euros, now that I look again) in those prices blows my mind. I see a couple games for the same price in both currencies, then a couple for say 20USD and then the same for 30CAD.

For those of you keeping track, the Canadian dollar is between 91 and 92 cents US right now.
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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2009, 05:54:05 PM »

It makes absolutely no sense at all to me.  There must be a ton of people that actually pay these ridiculous prices or else it wouldn't be worth it for Microsoft.

I don't understand why Oblivion and Bioshock are 30$ apiece when they just released a bundle for both games that retails at $39.99.  Hell, it was on sale for awhile at $29.99.  Mass Effect is literally the only game on there I'd consider worth it and I got the collector's edition used for 11$ and paid 2$ for the DLC for a total of $13.

While I'm at it, I'll bitch about the SMT: Persona rerelease being 40$ for both the Digital and Retail version.  I'd pay 40$ for the retail version, considering it comes with extra stuff, a box and it has some sort of value down the road.  But 40$ for a digital download seems way too high, especially considering Sony usually has pretty good prices for stuff on PSN.  Suikoden and Wild Arms 2 are only 5-6 bucks and even FF7 was what, 15? 
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2009, 08:58:52 PM »

FFVII is $10, and the link I posted earlier likely explains WHY you're paying just as much despite the lack of a soundtrack. However, the Games on Demand pricing I think are easier to blame on Microsoft and/or the publishers. The MSRP of those games may technically be at those prices, but no one's actually selling them for that much anymore. Look at Lego Star Wars, that's $20 on Amazon and Gamestop, and most likely every other retailer worth mentioning, but it's $30 on Microsoft's site and will be that price on Games on Demand. Maybe retailers are being giant assholes about the pricing, but Microsoft should have the clout to either force things their way or even dump those that refuse to be cooperative.
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