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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good. This industry deserves nothing but total and utter collapse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This

      But also the people buying videogames at that prive are the problem
      >oh are you poor?
      >oh do you not have a job?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Consoomerism is a mental disease.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What makes you think any of those people are genuine and not just shills or shitposters?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not my problem.

      FPBP
      Let the industry collapse which will purge all the investor leeches and the industry will be rebuilt by gamers.
      Only for the cycle to start anew.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >WE JUST RAISED OUR PRICES WHY ARE THEY NOT BUYING OUR GAMES?

      >make shitty games
      >game not profitable
      >"well, at 150% the price it would be!"
      >make even less
      i love embracer group

      >amid rising development costs
      maybe we dont need 1000 trannies working on a single game

      Never interrupt your enemies when they're making a mistake. Just sit back and watch the fireworks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The industry is never going the crash again. You people need to wake up. It's way too big now for total collapse. Some mismanaged companies will go out of buisness but that's it. The time of (AAA) games being made by gamers for gamers is over and it isn't coming back. The indie scene is the only hope left for that, and unfortunately most of those games are derivative and pretentious with extremely cringe writing...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hardcore gamers was a meme pushed by Microsoft it was never the main market. Nintendo was marketing children while PS2 was marketing to fricking everyone.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >WE JUST RAISED OUR PRICES WHY ARE THEY NOT BUYING OUR GAMES?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have they made anything of quality yet? You don't try to negotiate by trying to sell shit that no one buys and then raising the price on that shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you don't get how the industry works. if one of the rises the price, ALL of them will. just like they did from 60 to 70. they're all in cahoots.
      so when the israelites suddenly decide that games are $100 games are $100. you buy them or you don't play them, deal with it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah, im gonna keep playing indie games

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nah I'm gonna keep pirating the games

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        restaurants thought they could play the same game in my country when they saw people being temporarily willing to pay more, and now all of them are going out of business.
        because eventually, too many people will pick the "or you don't play them" option.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly, that's why price increase of vidya isn't a big deal. Just don't play it, just don't buy it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Or play it while letting pay piggies fund it

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            plenty of other options, too
            I can buy games from smaller studios or indies who are reasonably priced
            I can play old games
            I can pirate games
            some triple A studio whose garbage I never played to begin with charging $100 does not really concern me

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >amid rising development costs
    maybe we dont need 1000 trannies working on a single game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What development costs? No one told you you had to hire a bunch of diversity hires and install a whole DEI division, that was your dumb ass virtue signaling. All you have to do is make good games and they sell themselves. No one cares that you have 5 fat black lesbians on your payroll.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This

        Why would I pay 100 dollarydoos to be forcefed DEI slop

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I literally will NOT support a game that has any fewer than 6 black lesbians working on it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you are going to get it anon!

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, I was joking. NO. Fricking fat dykes ruin everything, regardless of skin color.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      100 troons, 1000 useless desk job women, and 10000 New Delhi codemill monkeys is the new standard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>44 minute credits
        >>that many 3d artists
        Holy shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Instead they're consultants and they don't even do any work.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >make shitty games
    >game not profitable
    >"well, at 150% the price it would be!"
    >make even less
    i love embracer group

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean how does Genshin and countless other F2P do it? They are free and they make people spend hundreds if not thousands each. None of this $70.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Many of the people unwilling to buy a discounted game for $30 will spend hundreds on microtransactions without seeing any issues.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Probably cause they come to the conclusion that the $30 game in question wouldn't be worth it for them even if it were free.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          this
          and also people might spend hundreds on f2p games, but they do that over years, not all at once

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Genshin Impact in reality has multiple monetization schemes. Most people play for free but might discuss the game online, thus free marketing. Then some folks only pay for the season pass, which is cheaper but it's also a constant source of revenue akin to a subscription model. Then there are people who do spend money on the gacha and spend way more than what they would on other games. And finally there are whales who spend unholy amounts of money on the game, and probably are a bigger source of income than all the other groups.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Genshin also makes literally everything in the game tedious as all frick, locked behind stamina/time which can be circumvented with real money. The objective is to make players annoyed with the terrible pacing of the game until they spend money to try and speed things up, be it farming for items or getting new characters.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gambling can stimulate the brain exactly like drugs do. most gacha and f2p games (genshin very much included) prey on that. they don't live out of the average joe that might never spend money on the game ever, but the person that is willing to throw all their money on it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how do f2p games without gambling do it? for example candy crush.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the utter shattering of the human spirit by our nihilistic and hedonistic societal condition has lead people into thinking it is normal and acceptable to find comfort in spending money on pointless small dopamine hits like this. the people who play it are 99% weebs and chinese/korean people who live the most soulless lives in soul crushing anti-human societies (like china/korea) so they find comfort in this shit. its fricking harrowing but whatever everyone replying to this will just call me troony for not wanting to fap to the pedo e-girl anime characters so who gives a fricking shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're right, but you're also a troony

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games going up in price over the last decade only made me buy less games. In the 360/PS3/Wii/PSP/DS gen games were 40-50 Euro. But in the PS4 gen they went up to 70 Euro and now they are 80-100 Euro. In the PS360 gen I bought around 300-400 games between all the platforms. In the PS4 gen I bought about 40 or 50.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shh. You're making sense.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm already not paying $70, so I i can continue waiting for games to go on sale.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >amid rising development costs
    Maybe stop trying to chase the graphics dragon.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've practically stopped buying new games since they raised prices

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >charge $100 for ai generated asset flip
    >shit sales
    >it is the gamers fault

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. It's obvious the industry will want to adopt AI to make significant cuts to budget without compromising "quality" (realistic graphics for normalgays). However they will not pass these savings onto the consumer in any way, shape or form. DLC and microtransactions will be just as prevalent as ever, if not more so. I have no confidence normalgays will reject it, given what they've tolerated so far.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think AI could potentially be used for good, but it will absolutely end up making games worse due to greedy publishers cutting costs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shareholders were a mistake. Without them, a company might primarily focus on profit, but if they have a good owner they can also decide to sacrifice a bit of profit in exchange for a higher value product at a decent price.
        With shareholders, the only concern is profit. The product or service is now merely a necessary evil and will be scaled down in quality and scaled up in price as much as they possibly can without completely losing their customer base.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Shareholders have been around forever. I suppose what we're seeing now is what twitter commies call 'late stage capitalism'.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Shareholders were a mistake
          it's easy to solve.
          make shareholders with voting rights liable for company losses. that way they share the burden of what they've caused.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            how exactly would that work
            the problem is that they make decisions for short term profit which add up over time
            how would you tell a blizzard shareholder that selling mounts was a bad idea when it made more money than actual games?
            of course this has diminishing returns but that's years down the line
            how are you gonna get money today out of a guy that made a financially profitable call over a decade ago?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You kill them

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              there's a cutoff point. you're on the hook for stuff that happens for 1/2/3 years for the decision depending on percentage, stock type, and whether you work in the company.
              if the business suffers a loss and owes money, shareholders have to cover losses with their assets.
              monke version: end limited liability

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hope he's prepared to see even more bombs bigger than Taints Row if they go through with this moronic idea

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >embracer
    by the mark of the beast, shalt thou know them

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's OK for me to steal this game, I wasn't going to pay for it anyway.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not going to fit inside that bag.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not going to fit inside her either
        >based skinny b***h stealing meat to feed her man

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sail the seven seas

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This seems like a thing that makes sense if it was a necessity. But games are a luxury so people will simply stop buying if priced out. I would think any economist would say the smart move is to cut budgets and prices, then you'll see better roi.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I would think any economist would say the smart move is to cut budgets and prices
      They've already been doing that with the thousands of layoffs over the past few months. But it's not enough to dig them out of the hole they made for themselves. It's only a matter of time now

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The layoffs have barely begun. It's about to get crazy come July. It's even worse in the film industry. Better off bar tending than working grips on a set.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Trad. Economic thought is the other way. True luxury items you can charge whatever because the enthusiast culture will pay it. See things like israeliteelry, fancy watches, cars, audio equipment etc. Price is divorced from cost because the audience has a bunch of disposable income and money to burn.

      The problem is videogames are NOT a luxury product they are a mass media productzl that relies on economy of scale and deep market saturation to generate a footprint for from-sale-on gains (dlc, micro transactions etc this is where the real money is). Once you price out the lower income brackets and the third world's, you lose the economy of scale necessary to make mtx maximally profitable. This is why Sony focused on AAA "narrative" games because as this recent hell diver shitshow demonstrated they can't even sell digitally in a lot of the poorer markets. Micro transaction economy will never work for them because PSN cannot reach the poors.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Steam can reach countries that Sony cannot
        That's just incompetence on Sony's part.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's true. Gaben knows how to expand some service to combat the piracy problem. And he's done INCREDIBLY on that front, zoomers don't even KNOW how to pirate anymore but they know how to install Steam and buy the latest streamer game.
          Snoy and Epig are just incompetent businesses which is why they are in a state of perpetual seethe against Valve for not being as gay & moronic as they are.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I know how to pirate but I don't like doing it anymore since I put more weight on my Steam account.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Well the first step is to stop buying games on steam. It's never too late to start.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sure people would be willing to spend $100 on Baldur's Gate 3.
    But Embracer is not Larian, and whatever enormous RPG they make won't be D&D.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

      bg3 was a genie in a bottle and all of these companies thinking they can replicate it are way too optimistic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this

      bg3 was a genie in a bottle and all of these companies thinking they can replicate it are way too optimistic

      bg3 can give you like 200 hours of gameplay from a single playthrough, literally one of the longest games that exists
      Meanwhile shitty studios with 20h gameplay max want people to spend 100 dollars for their garbage

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have an even better idea: sell games for $200 and you make DOUBLE the profit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why stop there? Selling a game for $599 makes the big bucks

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >2030
        >games cost 1bn to make
        >games cost 1bn to buy

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games are already 100+$ in Canada. The last game I bought was Helldivers because it was half that price and I've sunk over 150 hours into it. I'm not paying 100$ for your 6 hour walking sim, sorry.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same in sweden
      Fricking $70 when it's on sale, ridicilous

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Games are already 100+$ in Canada.
      Canadian dollars are worth 60 cents in usd homie

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So? Average Canadian makes $40,000 CAD a year. Average American makes $155,000 USD a year. You can afford $100 games, Canadians cannot.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          can't they just save up for an extra month?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No Candians have to spend every cent they make on food. A loaf of bread costs $50 CAD on average

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Average American makes $155,000 USD a year.
          not even half that

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Average American makes $155,000 USD a year

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Average American makes $155,000 USD a year
          LMAO

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes. Average. America is the second richest country in the world.

            Now, MEDIAN, that's a slightly different story.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Average doesn't mean anything when the top 1% owns everything.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exactly, yes. Easy election tip: Anyone who cites statistics about "average" citizens? Don't vote for them.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Enjoy your "average american" playerbase then, I for one won't be one of them spending 100$ on a game and I don't know many who fall within that category

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Japs are used to being fricked on prices. Those gays will be 70 trillion yen for a square watermelon so they think they can get away with charging 95 beaver bucks for their shit game. Dragons dogshit 2 is 95 fricking dollars for the base game. It has denuvo so nobody buys it because of the price and nobody even talks about it because you can't get it for free.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that's before taxes lol games are $105 more less in ontario

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Its a highly competitive market.
    >Selling our games or more than our competitors is sure to work.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like a AAA problem.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah that's the conclusion I came to AAA gaming is nothing but slop these days. I can't believe companies like Fromsoft release the once a year true AAA game and that's only if you like Souls like games. Hell AAA has pushed 130$ ass creed slop so whatever Ill pray for a crash

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >very polished
    >unique experience
    lmao, there is no AAA game like that

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Best we can do is a rushed, committee-designed experience. That’ll be $100 plus tip.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does elden rang count as AAA

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >copypasted dungeons and bosses everywhere
        >AI generated soundtrack
        >dogshit camera
        homie you serious?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        AA studio but AAA budget. Their revenue isn't that big.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry, I don't buy videogames anymore. Especially not from take two or microsoft.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it's $80 for a 6 hour game then frick off

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What rising development costs? Didn't all companies just fired hundreds of employees and replaced them with AI?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More graffix, more technology, more Hollywood actor face scans, more orchestras for the soundtrack, more advertising, more crunch time for the microtransaction DLC skins. More diversity consultants, more Christmas bonuses for the CEOs, more gifts for the game review journalists.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this. hire an average Ganker autist to be CEO and he would magically cut costs by 90% while the quality went up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They keep hiring more and more subcontractors to fix their years long frickups is why

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Game development is cheaper than ever especially when the entire industry is standardized around UE and 90% of people are working remotely. "Rising development costs" is marketer speak for executive bonuses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why do you think sony made druckmann take back what he said in that interview? he mentioned how ai was making everything cheaper and they couodnt have that, they need to cry about how little money they're making

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's inflation

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        inflation is when prices go up but pay doesn't, but we need you to keep buying and if you don't we will increase prices

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Inflation is the expansion of the money supply

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That isn't what inflation is. That's what your news organisations have persuaded you it is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All of them using free engines like Unreal
      >All of them using AI for concept art, pictures and even assets
      >All of them using pajeets from the third world
      >Somehow the costs are up
      Ummm

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's fine, I just won't fricking buy them.
    >Everything must have super realistic graphics
    >Every AAA is trying to be a fricking movie
    >Budgets up the ass for every big release
    >Can't make a fun game to save their lives
    It's a competitive market for you because your games are fricking shit. I think they should make them more than $70. We'll see how well they do.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AAA games should be sold for $100 and not a penny less. It'll filter out all the poorgays from the genre. Everyone else can go play their F2P slop.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would have paid $200 for Elden Ring + the DLC. Just give me good good games and I'll pay.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >oligopoly
    >competitive market

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good. they should make them even more expensive.
    gatekeep the shit out of it, so turdies, poorgays and tr*nnies can gtfo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >turdies, poorgays and tr*nnies can gtfo
      these types don't buy games though? least of the troons

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >gatekeep the shit out of it, so turdies, poorgays and tr*nnies can gtfo.
      The trannies are already in charge of MAKING the fricking games, moron. They aren't going anywhere unless they get physically removed

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    don't care all new games are goyslop
    I was always a dragon's dogma and monster hunter nerd but I refuse to play any of the new ones because they're fricking garbage

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Never paid more than 50 quid for a game and never will - I don't even remember when was the last time I paid as much since even the new releases are cheaper on the key sites. Let the whales and consolecucks prop up this dying industry while the reasonable people just go through their backlog and pick up the fomoshit when it's discounted, if at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >consolecucks
      frick you

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Didn't the 70 dolla trend for new releases originate from Sony though?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Didn't the 70 dolla trend for new releases originate from Sony though?
          Pretty sure it started with Activision and Ubisoft.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Didn't the 70 dolla trend for new releases originate from Sony though?

            It was Take Two and 505 Games. Then Sony did the same and then the rest.
            In fact, it took some months for Activision, EA and Ubisoft to change, but they did eventually.
            So yes, Sony was one of the first who made the increase in price.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >So yes, Sony was one of the first who made the increase in price
              And Spider-Man 2 sold like 1/3 of what the first one did. Really gets the noggin joggin..

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >cost of making physical disks and shipping out the product disappear, that money goes straight into their pockets
    >record number of profits, units sold, people playing video games
    >CEOs getting ungodly bonuses
    >"G-guys we NEED you to pay MORE, it's not enough!!"

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mfw I have never even spent 60 on a video game. It's comical how they'd expect me to do so when:
    >the product is mostly shit
    >the digital license can be revoked for no reason at any time
    >the support offered is practically non-existant
    >the company behind the game uses it as a battering ram to shove politics into every day entertainment

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If a game is over $45 bucks I won't buy it. I'll wait for a sale, crack or for the game to get so old that it can easily be emulated. I didn't play GTA4 till a few years ago. And only because it was easy to pirate. This coming from a guy with two 3080ti cards.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just do it. Literally nothing is in the way of charging whatever price you want.

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People will just wait for a sale and they will make less money. What is the point? Who needs to play this $70+ slop day 1?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People with FOMO (Fear of missing out)

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >incoming
    we're already there familia. people paid $100 for this drek and that didn't even include the expansion pack which was already finished and cut off to sell for extra. go read the steam reviews for the expansion if you want to see corporate dick riding in action.
    >overwhelmingly negative
    >fricking shit devs can't believe they charged extra for it
    >great game though remember to support small indie teams like atlus 🙂

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine paying more money for less content that got censored for "modern audiences"

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >vote for capitalists
    >surprised when everything gets worse by the day
    Why are rightists like this? Brainrot?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you fricking moronic, commie? Your DEI and HR departments full of 1000 trannies, women, and other woke cultists with useless desk jobs are the reason all these companies are failing. The men who made Stardew Valley, Hollow Knight, etc are fricking millionaires and when the industry was all men back in the 90's and early 2000's everything was great. The problem isn't "muh capitalism", it's leftist brainrot infesting the entire industry. These people are useless, narcissistic, perpetual victims who care more about their cult and spreading the ideology than about making good videogames.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Trannies made food prices go up?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NTA but DEI and HR are purely Neoliberal constructs.

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games were already around that prince before you were even born. Games now have been the cheapest in history and there are way more sales and options.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >we haven't done any market research
    >but we think no one has tried this strategy before and it would be successful
    If your target audience is a bunch of homosexuals who think $60+season pass is already too much for AAA slop, they definitely won't balk at $80 or $100 right?

    They wouldn't just start looking for a cheaper circus, right?

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well i will just continue pirating them. Nothing really changed.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >~~*It's something we have been discussing...*~~

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $100 base price with 4 $50 Season Passes. All bonus content and unlocks removed from the base game.
    Why yes, sign me up.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he still pays for games

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When games were $50, I didn't pay $50 for a video game.
    When games were $60, I didn't pay $60 for a video game.
    Now that games are $70, I do not pay $70 for a video game.
    If games become $100, I will not pay $100 for a video game.
    It will be $5 eventually and then maybe I will buy it, or if I really want it I might do $10, maybe for a very, very special game I will do $30. Otherwise I will just not buy it and play something else.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >refuse to pay for games you like
      >complain that games are only made for trannies and women nowadays
      You played yourself

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They can keep consooming while complaining they don't have money to buy food if they want.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And you can keep complaining about woke media until you shit yourself to death on the streets after your parents kick you out

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Struck a nerve?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm eating as we speak so I guess not. I'll have to assume you're projecting. Good to know.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Games haven't been for their original intended audiences since 2007 when the market was sold out to nongamers and casuals to appeal to the widest market possible. Corporate greed ruined games almost 20 years ago now. There's a huge fricking reason why Ganker has been b***hing for almost that long. Games were oversimplified, their mechanics streamlined, depth was ruined, all for a bigger pricetag and to sell you extra content piece by piece and YOUR generation ate that shit up like good consoomer goyim.

        People of my generation, and i dont give a frick what dismissive homosexual zoomer reaction you give to this phrasing, are the real gamers who have been playing since games still progressed in quality,do not buy videogames as often if ever because gaming was SOLD to your generation to appease shareholders and investors. Your generation of gaming is literally a byproduct of CORPORATE GREED.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >real gamers
          lol no. You were beta testers for one of the biggest entertainment industries. The normies thank you for kickstarting the capitalist slop AAA video game movie industry.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh boy, now I REALLY don't want to buy AAA games.
    £10, £15, £20, and £25 is the range of most indies with decent gameplay and some half-polish.
    £30-40 has been the AAA range around 1998 when I first played Oddworld and Crash.
    Changing from this means you're guaranteed to not make me buy your game.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    soon games will be paid per hour, since suits feel like you're robbing them for enjoying 200 hours of content for 70 bucks.
    sadly a lot of consoomers go "well i played 60 hours that means 60 dollars was fair" even tho 40 of those hours were pointless padding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's exactly what Google was shooting for with Stadia. Turn gaming into a Netflix model, and eventually you will have to pay extra for an "ad-free subscription" and eventually you will have to pay by the hour like with Pay-Per-View

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i don't see why games would be cheaper
        stadia's founder said that when he got asked why they made a $15 monthly service that still required you to buy the games for full price.
        it's honestly freaky how worse everything is going to get, i hate american laws so much it's unreal

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not only are 100$ games coming but old games will be retroactively had their price increased

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm thinking $0 yep

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it costs $50 or more, I haven't played it

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >live in a country with dogshit currency and wages
    >taking the market into account I already have to pay 4x the money for any game compared to someone using EUR/Dollarydoos
    >it's only getting worse
    At least I'm not a zoomer and I'm competent enough to torrent, but it's still sad

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You don't understand
    >we NEED to have studios in California
    >we NEED 3000 people working on a single game
    >we NEED to spend hundreds of millions on one game

    Modern developers are fricking stupid.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe make a couple of good games and we can talk, until then frick right off!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Maybe make a couple of good games and we can talk
      Even if they made a AAA futanari dating simulator game starring me and all my favorite female characters as futanari, I would STILL not pay 100 for that game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Point is they have yet to prove their value.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If this happens, I'm expecting piracy to up significantly as well. I think there's going to be a breaking point if prices are increased too much.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't pirate games, but I definitely feel like we all should out of principle. It's the morally correct thing to do.

    Fight fire with fire.
    >(after pirating the fire)

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What’s modern and even worth pirating?

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Including emulation, I could stop buying games today and comfortably play new games until my deathbed, I will not pay 100$ for literal slop.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would pay $100 for a genuinely great game that made me feel like it was the 6th gen again, but the industry doesn't know how to make such good games anymore.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not like you poorgays were buying games at $60 or $70 anyway why complain

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't affect me because I don't buy AAA garbage. $60 or $100, it's all the same and moronic paypigs deserve to be squeezed down to their last cent.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >price of food has gone up 100% since 2000
    >no one bats an eye
    >someone suggests video games should cost 10-20% more
    >"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >food analogy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why are you guys always fixated on food

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        because literally everyone eats food
        it's the easiest analogy for everyone to understand

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's the exact reason it's a shit analogy though. Everyone HAS TO buy food because the alternative is starvation. Videogames are a luxury and if the cost increases they're less appealing as a result.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Videogames are a luxury
            So why are you crying about the price increases? If you're a poorgay, you don't deserve luxury. Simple as.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I think the argument is that newer games aren't worthy of their luxury label.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                If they weren't worthy then people wouldn't pay those prices, but they do. Woke media just sells.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              hasn't your boss told you you should NEVER tell customers to not buy your product?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't eat food. Only fat people eat food.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are moronic. People did "bat an eye", but you can't fricking boycott food.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that just means bidenomics is working

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tech evolves
      >easier and cheaper to make better games
      >price goes up anyways

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tech evolves
        >easier and cheaper to make better food
        >price goes up anyways

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the price of food hardly raised in my country, bread prices raised pretty high for some reason but the rice is still cheap as dirt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're conveniently forgetting that digital distribution has cut out several middlemen and the publishers now get a much larger cut from every sale, not to mention there are no more unit costs or limited shelf space so you don't have to factor in any unsold copies. The publishers are probably already getting 100% more money per sale than they did in 2000.
      And also like others pointed out, you can't just stop eating food no matter how much more expensive it gets. If anything, the rising food prices are the reason why people are more stingy with luxuries like video games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >food analogy
      >nobody bats an eye that food has gone up in price

      Spend 5 minutes in the break room at work with the news on

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      food is necessary for life, and people did mind. that's why talking about stinky Black folk and illegal mexicans invading america and sucking up all the welfare is becoming a more popular talking point, because we cannot support them anymore and frankly we shouldn't have to.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If we don't eat we literally die you fricking moron

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1. People did bat an eye
      2. They didn't make my eggs terrible, and actively poisonous to the soul.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>no one bats an eye
      Have you ever interacted with any human being? At least with your parents?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody bats an eye
      have you fricking talked to anyone ever?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        he posts wojaks, I don't think he's allowed to talk to anyone in real life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly because of that people don't want prices. The increasing cost of basic sustenance means that people are now much less lenient when it comes to luxury articles such as games. And if anything, higher game prices will only need to more AAA bloat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >comparing a limited physical resource to an infinitely duplicatable digital good

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But I am pissed about how much I pay at the grocery store. And video games aren’t a necessity so that’s an apples to oranges comparison.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>no one bats an eye
      kek, every normalgay complains about it multiple times per day, and a good chunk of them would stop buying it if not for the small problem that they'd starve then

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >People aren't constantly complaining about the increases in prices of groceries, how fastfood is ridiculously expensive (and has tips) and how starbucks sells you $10 coffee
      Here is your (You)

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it's something we've been discussing
    I'm sure you have seeing as your Golden Goose up and fricking fled and you are hemorrhaging money and talent.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo will be the first to release $100 games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      have you seen the prices of some used nintendo games? xenoblade 2 is almost $100 if you want the game+dlc in physical.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "we"?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Other publishers? Or him and the shareholders.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ~~*we*~~

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ~~*we we*~~

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The $54.99 price tag of Super Metroid in 1994 is roughly equivalent to $114.99 today, EXTREMELY generously rounded down by a couple dollars. Shaq Fu is closer to $134.99. That said, the SNES+Super Mario World+Super Mario All-Stars was only around $274.99.

    Games used to be much more expensive.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They also used to ship unbroken without a 2gig day one patch necessary to start it up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      not comparable, a cartridge is hardware + software

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Games were finished when they shipped. They had game manuals that told you about the game, the world, the characters and gave gameplay tips too. Hell even the boxart was much better than the shit we get nowadays.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Games used to be much more expensive

      I remember how angry people were at abusive cartridge prices in the early nineties (prices did not went down a bit until PSX). And this is what happened .

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cartridges were harder to make, the prices dropped, because cds were cheaper to produce. Now we get neither and the prices keep shooting up, because reasons.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Prices thankfully dropped with the arrival of playstation. Not a lot, but they never got as bad as with Snes, then N64.

          I am bullshitting it a bit and cartridge copying was not that widespread,.but what I remember happening was that even without piracy, a lot of players moved to playstation because it was a bit more affordable, platinum releases factored. If 100$ / € does not become a standard across all platforms and only Embraced did it, they would bleed consumers fast. If it becomes the "new normal"... Well, frick everybody that contributed to it. 50€ with certain Shitendo games is my limit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I am bullshitting it a bit and cartridge copying was not that widespread
            It depends on the country. I'm Polish and cartridge copying was very very popular around here, as was pretty much any kind of vidya/movie piracy pre-2000s/early 2000s. Same reason though, it was due to the prices and some things just not shipping here.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The dollar used to also be worth more, you know. Games were still a luxury but people had more spending power.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You mean big mac meal wasn't always 15 bucks?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know you're joking, but funnily enough, the price of a Big Mac has unironically been used as a measuring stick for the health of a currency since 1986.
          https://www.economist.com/big-mac-index
          Inflation is truly when no burger.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm just shocked how much the price of stuff has jumped in just the last 2 years.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              huh what do you mean? sleepy joe tells me the economy is better than ever

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The economy is doing great chud

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >vote democrat
              >oh man why's the economy so shit
              A mystery we will take to our graves

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >vote republican
                >oh man the economy went to shit right at the end of their term again
                Must be the fault of the guy who gets in after it goes to shit I guess.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >vote reagan
                >oh man why did this doom the economy for decades to come and breed a generation of people that still worship his moronic geriatric butthole like its the second coming
                truly a mystery

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They also had a smaller audience. Games didn't increase in price because they got more appeal and more sales.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >adjusting for inflation
      Frick off you worthless fricking Black person. If I took 55 in cash back then and gave it to the cashier I wluld still walk out with that game. Inflation is fricking arbitrary.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And most games were trade-ins. Gaming didn't actually start growing like it did until *after* publishers realised they were competing and slashed prices. The last game I ever paid £50 for was Deus Ex in 2000. Two years later, Warcraft 3 was £35. Dawn of War was £30.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's back when Nintendo controlled the market and so were able to dictate prices.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >smaller market
      >cartridges were expensive
      >games are mainly sold digitally so more profit for the platform/publisher
      >games are filled with subscriptions/microtransactions/dlc
      >you could rent a game at blockbuster for a fraction of the cost anyway

      I’m tired of this ignorant argument from moronic zoomers.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you could rent games back in the day
      there were way fewer people into video games
      you could also buy used, which you can't do anymore
      games didn't need patches or DLC
      you still had single-income households with stay at home moms, which is unthinkable today

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they need to do this though? They're already making alot of money since they don't have to pay for anything else except for advertising. Is it to factor in the thousands of workers they decide to put into the workplace for some reason? They could literally make a perfectly fine game with below 200 people.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You were never going to play it anyway

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Over half of modern game's "development budget" goes to advertising

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't paid for a video game in over a decade

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Spend 400 mil making shit movie game
    >Nobody buys
    >Decide to raise price to offset losses from 400 mil game
    >Projected profits increase
    >Board meeting votes to raise their annual pay for this projected increase in sales
    >Nothing was actually accomplished
    This is why AAA keeps getting worse

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The suits ruined it. When they started listening more to HR and marketing and less to the developers is when shit started to go downhill. Now they boast about how many blacks, browns, cripples and gays they have working for them and barely talk about their games in terms of gameplay.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't even get me started on part two.
        >Profit for the quarter is only 700 million
        >Suits decide to close three studios and kill 12+ projects
        >Profit now shoots up to 1.1 billion and they're still on the infinite upwards
        >Suits celebrate by all giving themselves a 5 million dollar bonus

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love your mom

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >polished
    you mean nonstop grinding and ubisoft-tier openworld shit to keep one mindlessly occupied?

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can only say "It's your funeral". I already have little interest in new releases, and if that becomes the norm, they will be doing me a favour. My backlog could keep me busy for more time than I will be alive.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As the player base for big-budget AAA games continues to shrink, prices will have to increase to make up for it. You don't think they're actually going to slash production and go back to games made by 2-3 dozen people, do you?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sucks for the remaining playerbase I guess

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >As the player base for big-budget AAA games continues to shrink, prices will have to increase to make up for it.
      Sounds like a Black person CoD/Fifa problem

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I refuse to pay for games over $25. Simple as.

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AI will lead to a new generation of AAA-quality indie games made by small teams that can sell their games at far lower prices and still profit.

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can someone please post the last good AAA game? Help me recollect.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      San andreas

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sunset Overdrive?

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i am thinking that with that amount of money i could buy 10-12 books easily.
    ive stopped buying video games since 2020 even tho i have plenty of money to spare.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haven't paid $70 for a game, won't be paying more than that for one either. If I really want the game, I can wait for it to go on sale for more than half off.

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop buying them and they will be forced to lower the price

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yk there are million kids with their parents credit card who spend money on worthless shit.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        5% of people voting with their wallets get drowned out by 95% unthinkingly buying

        when the majority of people are poorer and are still willing to buy every game, they obviously aren't too expensive

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think

          Hell, the 95% voting with their wallets can be drowned by 5% of people these days if the 5% are whales. That is how things have gotten so bad.

          Is right, the whales are shifting the perspective.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            most modern aaa games, in the west especially work off of the amount of copies sold. hell if they don't even meet the pre-order quota then the shareholders pull out and force the company to close the branch, it's all about instant foreseeable profit for the suits, otherwise they don't care.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              no they don't you child. all any investor cares about is dollar returns. they don't give a frick how popular a game is. imagine being this underage.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ah yes, all of the whales for those, single player games with no microtransactions..?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Hell, the 95% voting with their wallets can be drowned by 5% of people these days if the 5% are whales. That is how things have gotten so bad.

            wtf is a whale

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Someone that spends 3000 dollars in genshin impact

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              think simp but for product instead of girl

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              An addict with too much money

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5% of people voting with their wallets get drowned out by 95% unthinkingly buying

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hell, the 95% voting with their wallets can be drowned by 5% of people these days if the 5% are whales. That is how things have gotten so bad.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >F2P live service games are accounting for the majority of playtime nowadays, especially games that are 5+ years old now
    >obligatory "current economy" remark
    >big publishers want to jack the prices up and are also praying for the day they can move to digital only where they can control the value of their game with an iron fist and have it rarely go on sale and never for more than 50% off unless it was a mega flop
    Grim, I've found myself actually working through my digustingly large backlog because of how expensive games are nowadays and how this generation has been an absolute bust and it's not going to get better at this point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      liveservice games have some ridiculous rate of failure, where 90% of them just die out or never make it off the ground and the industry is still chasing this dragon too

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its the same shit as when everyone was trying to chase World of Warcraft money with garbage MMOs that fizzled out they just keep jumping to genres that SHOULD have less upfront dev time but combining it with all the other bloat has made a regular ass shooter take just as long to release as a full sized MMORPG for no fricking reason

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >See Fortnite making a frick ton of money
        >Why aren't we Fortnite, we could make Fortnite
        >Tell everyone we need to be Fornite and make a live service thing
        >None of them realize all of the real live service money has already been taken for the smote part and your won't get Genshin, Fortnite, GTA money since people only have so much time and money because they think things have infinite growth for some reason
        >Companies and developers mainly that make like RPG's or random other thing now told to make some live service shooters or things none of them really know how to make to make things live service
        >They're shit because you just told a guy who know apples to do things itch oranges on top of not noting how to make people actually want their live service since suits say what needs to priced and put in
        >Fails hard
        >What the frick why did this happen?
        This has been what has been happening for awhile

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This idea of "Infinite growth" to constantly chase bigger profits is the entire reason our economy is so bad.
          It's literally israelites.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They could make small viral games like Lethal Company and Palworld but that would still be nothing in comparison with the money Fortnite makes. Companies are willing to risk everything trying to make the next Fortnite because the payoff would eclipse everything else they could do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The day they can move to digital only where they can control the value of their game with an iron fist and have it rarely go on sale and never for more than 50% off unless it was a mega flop
      Fast approaching. Even now the majority of games are bought digitally. Physical has turned into a collector thing rather than the standard. I think sales stopping would absolutely be flying too close to the sun, but these execs are infinitely moronic, so who knows.

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I already pay $120 how can it get higher?

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why I want a WESTERN videogame crash to happen, if every western vidya company went to shit nothing of value would be lost and the japanese games wouldnt be rising prices with these fricking israelites

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They've already been 100 for a while. The special editions with cut content and season pass are usually $100. The cut down cuck versions for morons who can't wait for a discount are $70.

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good, people will still buy them. I'd say raise it to $200 for the most barebones edition. I won't be buying them so who cares.

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ok, but I'm still not spending more than $20 on a video game, which is a bunch of 1s and 0s.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's 46 bucks and 97 cent when adjusted for inflation.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        $20 is $20 shlomo

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They already here. The vast majority of day one players and players who pre order already buy the deluxe gold edition of whatever game comes out. It's on Ganker and YouTube where buying a video game is a life or death purchase akin to buying a house or a car.
    Tho the industry is going about game prices all wrong AAA games should be the cheapest and the more niche a game the more expensive it should be like in the 90's. Indie and VNs should be $150, rpgs $100. Sports games $80. FPS $70 1st party $60. Ect ect

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I thought about starting a company where I print physical PC games via SD cards. You can play the game right on the card or choose to install it to your hard drive. No DRM. Once you have the card it's yours untill you give it away or resell it.

    Also when small 2TB SSDs are cheap enough I want to create an SSD cartridge reader where you plug in your SSD like a cartridge for PC that you can swap like game cartridges on old consoles. Sure the downside of the SD and SSDs is that they're ROM only. However they would be built as archival versions that should last a long time. Also there's a section of memory that you can download patches and saves on the SSD/SD cards themselves. And possibly mods too if the API allows it.

    It's a stupid dream I know.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well it's massively illegal for one, and thanks to Steams monopoly there's no desire for physical PC games

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Problem with video games is that they hire talentless women and minorities that can't code for shit. So they need 3x to 4x the people to do what 1 competent white or asian man born in the 80's could do alone.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tim Cain talking about how the industry has changed so drastically and getting stuff like a simple bit of code can take weeks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I can tell you why because I lived it. 20years ago when I was in college, I tried to be a gamer designer, but my math was bad. I struggled through Calc 1 and passed with a D, which might be an A by today's standards. I decided back then to be an Electrician since there was a lot of overlap and my prospects for Calc 2 weren't looking good.

        These fricking homosexuals, queers and shitlib women can't Code For Shit. They think graphic design and moving icons around a screen is equal to doing hard math and writing strings of code.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Code For Shit
          Damn, even the chink phoneposters are doing agitprop now. I wonder if Putin has to blow Xi on the reg to get supplies

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah but all of those cost 1/3 of what it takes to pay the one white dude. It doesn't make business sense to hire entitled and lazy white guys

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Getting the complete version of games is usually around $120. It's made me stop paying attention to new releases.

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't think I need any more justifications to pirate games, but sure I will take this one too. Thanks publishers.

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate how every fricking corporation is trying to fix their failing companies not by improving their product or by raising prices

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Entertainment industry is delusional enough to think they have a captive audience
      As if people can't find other shit to do

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >failing companies
      they're not though

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They are making money for the CEOs and the investors, and ONLY for them. Everyone else is fricked. That's not a sustainable business model, and they KNOW it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's capitalism for ya

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the sorts of shenanigans ceos pull today shouldn't be legal on a well-functioning capitalist system
            if your incentives go against the longterm health and profit of the company, why the frick are you allowed at the helm

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony's to blame for this tbh. They've normalized increasing prices for games and now other companies are trying to see how far they can raise it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They
      it's been happening even before sony anon, activistion blizzard did it with cod

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Games went to $60 from $50 on the 360. Sony released Helldivers 2 at $40.

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >publishers earn exponentially more money
    >games become exponentially more shit
    I dont think publishers should make more money bros.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shareholders want their margins anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Couldnt they have invested in mcdonalds or something? I kinda like nice video games.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dumb anons will buy video game, shareholders see that and yeah

  94. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw i will still patiently wait years for a sale and will only buy games for $20 or less

  95. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A = good game
    AA = mid game
    AAA = shit game

    When did y'all crack the code?

  96. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That'll be 100$ plus tip chud

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People paid $3.3 million dollars for this game despite it being an absolute dud.

  97. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $100 will get me a complete game that comes in a cool box with manual that I can sell later on if I feel like it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >$100 will get me a complete game
      best i can do is an early acces version, 8+ months fixing and putting in content that should've been there from the start and uhhhh devs dropping the game after a year

  98. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >only buy cheap indieshit
    >save a lot of money
    >spend it buying the same indieshit a second time but with all the bells and whistles
    Still better than getting involved in whatever new pre-order scams AAA is constantly cooking up.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rube

  99. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i want the games to be $200 so nobody would buy them.
    frick these greedy c**ts. the only game i buy are cheap indie titles on sale. haven't bought AAA shit in years.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      people would still buy them at full $200 price. Maybe the absolute poorest tier would get cut off until it goes on sales though, but who cares.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nobody would buy $200 games
      Kickstarter was founded 15 years ago. Pandemic inflation only took off 2 and half years ago.

  100. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >man who canceled the only games of his studios people cared about and shut down multiple studios now wants to commit suicide by raising prices even further beyond
    What does Embracer even have? They killed off Deus Ex. They had Tomb Raider release some shitty board game and put a groveling b***h message in the remasters. Does Embracer have anything?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they pulled a microsoft and bought a bunch of stuff and never did anything with it

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >man who canceled the only games of his studios people cared about and shut down multiple studios now wants to commit suicide by raising prices even further beyond
        What does Embracer even have? They killed off Deus Ex. They had Tomb Raider release some shitty board game and put a groveling b***h message in the remasters. Does Embracer have anything?

        It's typical MBA/private equity behavior. Milk it dry, frick the corpse til its mush, then jump ship

  101. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a guy with a backlog I will likely never live to see the end of, how does this effect me?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >effect

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >effect
        esl spotted

        Why don't you guys do a 360 and walk away from this thread?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >effect
        esl spotted

        Why don't you frick off before I effect entry into your butthole, nothing worse that morons complaining about dumb spelling and grammar mistakes, as if anyone gives a shit someone mixed up effect and affect.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          relax pedro, i didn't mean anything by it sanchez!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I give a frick, that's why I greentexted it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your seething

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            His seething?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >your
              I can do it too, its "you're" fricking moron.

              What's that? I thought no one cared about grammar and spelling?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I was only pretendering to be moronic

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                so do you or do you not care about grammar and spelling?
                you cant have it both ways

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You fell for it and now you're coping

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isnt it funny the average japanese person has no exposure to real guns?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That seems more realistic than people regularly surviving bullet wounds in Western shows.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >your
            I can do it too, its "you're" fricking moron.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >effect
      esl spotted

  102. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >price goes up
    >quality stays the same
    >still filled with microtransactions
    In the end this barely affects me because at most there's 2 games worth buying a year and even then I just wait until there's a sale or my rich friend buys it to add to the steam family library

  103. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine buying or playing video games in the current year lol

  104. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so now when I pirate I save even more money?
    cool!

  105. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >AAA games crash
    >immediately talk about price hiking games to offset the astronomical losses

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >AAA games crash
      What?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        did you not notice all the studios and companies owned by AAA publishers doing mass firings?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, just about every company is doing that. Do you know why the FED raised interest rates?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            not relevant, we're talking about publishers and all the studios they own or otherwise control

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm sure you're about to tell me why

              It's very relevant. The FED's goal is to increase unemployment and reduce consumer spending. What do companies do when people spend less? Layoffs. Just about every sector is laying off employees after the massive spending during the pandemic. It has nothing to do with "woke" media.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And why does the fed want to increase unemployment?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                To bring down inflation

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How does that bring down inflation?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How haven't you taken Kyiv yet? It's right in your back yard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Why are you deflecting?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Deflecting what? A failed invasion from a third world country?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know why you're seething

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know why you're seething either. It's not like you wanted to capture Kyiv. That's the old cancer-stricken man who wears high heels.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you asking how reduced spending brings inflation down?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, what's stopping them from just raising the prices to make up for reduced spending from those unemployed?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The FED doesn't control prices of consumer goods. You need a crash course in economics before asking for information on more advanced topics, methinks.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then how will it reduce inflation?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                How will what reduce inflation?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unemployment

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unemployment reduces income, reduced income reduces spending, reduced spending reduces demand, reduced demand reduces prices

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >reduced demand reduces prices
                That hasn't been true for ages

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well that's the FEDs reasoning for increasing rates and unemployment.

                Unemployment increases crime, crime increases income beyond what legitimate employment enables and even people not partaking of the crime benefit from the economic stimulus of it and start to question why the whole system is set up the way it is.

                Yeah, that's capitalism for ya.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Unemployment increases crime, crime increases income beyond what legitimate employment enables and even people not partaking of the crime benefit from the economic stimulus of it and start to question why the whole system is set up the way it is.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Based on theories in classic economics that fail the test of evidence every single time, and are themselves based on assumptions suited circumstances as they were in the early-20th century, when the ruling classes feared riots would lead to revolutions.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                again not relevant, please stick within the scope of the discussion and don't go on the unhinged rant about woke that you wanted to lead it into but didn't get a proper "in" for

                And why does the fed want to increase unemployment?

                go away

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I accept your concession.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                get well soon from your concussion

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sure you're about to tell me why

  106. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You'll pay no such prices and neither will I

  107. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how about for the price of free?

  108. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hmm everybody else is putting up with the highest inflation costs in history we should get in on the action!

    Predictable

  109. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would pay 40 dollars for a game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would pay $0

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sonin other words, you wait a month after launch
      Not a bad deal

  110. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't buy shitty modern games, so they can make it as expensive as they want.

  111. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have yet to spend 70 dollars on a game. Aby 70 dollar game I wanted I could find for 60 or less on release day from the right sellers. I either did that, didn't buy it, or could pirate. They're out of their fricking minds if they think I'm spending a dime more than they already ask.

  112. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    but they never make well polished, unique experiences
    triple AAA games are releasing broken just like early access games now, they literally don't care because people will still buy from BRAND NAME

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >triple AAA games are releasing broken just like early access games now, they literally don't care because people will still buy from BRAND NAME

      Apparently not, because they're considering milking their few remaining whales by upping the price.

  113. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buggy slop with less content than before
    >now for double the price
    Sign me the FRICK up!

  114. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They can raise the price of games up to $120, I don't care I'm not gonna buy it.
    Pirate gang 4lyfe

  115. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just exclusively buy games from 1 to 4 years ago at this point. Buying anything at launch seems beyond cucked these days.

  116. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where do these morons come from that think A, AA, AAA refers to the game's quality and not the fricking development costs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those concepts used to be related 15 to 20 years ago. It used to be the case that more money meant more better.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Back in the day they used to be correlated, big studios often had a colloquial quality guarantee with their names

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking underage
      Big companies used to put out good titles frequently. Now we get mediocre or outright shit as infrequent releases.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Big companies used to put out good titles frequently
        yeah like fricking 20 years ago. almost no big company has made anything truly amazing during the 2010s

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Portal 2

  117. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Perhaps they should consider the benefits of not sinking hundreds of millions of dollars and a five year dev cycle into a product that might flop or not sell a minimum of 12 trillion units.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Line must go up, sustainable business is for communists

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sony in particular is addicted to handling things that way for some reason, and by for some reason I mean they're hopelessly emulating Hollywood's approach (Hollywood is also wildly unprofitable for this reason)

  118. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It should have been a hundred dollars a decade ago, look at how the price of literally everything else has gone up.

  119. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm poor with a ten year old computer.
    Cannot run the AAAA slop released in the last 3 years anyway.

  120. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The line has stopped going up! It's stayed flat!!
    The line needs to go up!!!

  121. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what do i care? i'll still buy it for $15 on sale

  122. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im just gonna keep playing old shit then

    imagine paying $100 for some shit like the new saints row or concord, lmfao

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wait, so the FBI are lefties but they run a rightist news outlet that MAGA dipshits and Nazis parrot all the time?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "everyone i don't like is left wing" is kind of the dipshit's mantra yes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jews own media and israelites own the left and right, stop being a
        >MUH team
        homosexual

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jews are rightists/capitalists though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's a catch 22
      the only games that could ever ask for such an enormous price are the ones everyone is going to buy day 1 like good npcs, games like TES VI, or GTA VI ,etc.
      but at the same time, those games are all guaranteed to make so much money that they would probably make a profit selling them even at $30
      the companies losing out only have one option and that's to make good games, ideally smaller ones that will build them a good reputation
      that or they can become evil scum like koei who milk poor coomers of their every last cent

  123. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last time I paid full price for a game was in like 2013. These days I pirate pretty much everything.

  124. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people have less money then ever who the hell is going to buy games?

  125. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Development costs are so high because you homosexualBlack personisraelites never shut up about MUH GWAFICKS.
    And when you say you don't care that much about graphics, as soon as a game comes out that isn't 4K with completely new assets and raytracing, you start b***hing about how UGLY it apparently looks.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yeah but that's just banter
      look at elden ring, it looks like a fricking PS2 game but everyone still loves it because it's maybe the best game ever made with amazing art direction
      only place it dropped the ball was with the OST

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >look at elden ring, it looks like a fricking ps2
        See? You're doing it again. How the frick do you expect me to respect your opinion when you say some moronic shit like this?
        Frick videogames. Frick you.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Getting mad at facts doesn't make them go away

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            exaggeration isn't fact.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Calling it an exaggeration doesn't make it false

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're right, it looks like a ps3 game, not ps2.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        all I've learned from posts like this is that PS2 games looked amazing.

  126. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    bad end
    >phone games become even more popular and focused on by companies since nobody is willing to pay for real games anymore
    good end
    >indie games take over the industry
    secret ending
    >small scale arcades make a comeback since no one will buy games or systems

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >arcades make a comeback
      Finally, a return to the biggest venue for filtering out shithead teens with drugs and gang violence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Phones are already turning into better gaming platforms over consoles.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hows stadia doing?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Stadia was a cloud service based on Linux machines.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            But what were they made for? Who was the service providing to?

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >But what were they made for?
              They were made for actual morons.

  127. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    even normies couldnt justify 100
    good way to start the crash, go for it embracer
    meanwhile indies will be thriving

  128. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >embracer group
    oh man I'll miss out on such amazing titles as uh
    saints row reboot
    and uh
    I don't even know any others honestly.

  129. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games are already over 70$ with "DLC"
    I don't buy AAA anymore anyway though, so who cares? Make them 1500$

  130. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So Ubisoft's first AAAA game was $70, will they start making AAAAAAA games for $100?

  131. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dont care, I'm buying obscure/indie/on sale games anyways so full priced $70-150 mean nothing to me.

  132. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I already don't buy new video games, so this changes nothing for me. Aside from BG3 which released at a decent price there hasn't been a good game in years.

  133. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anti-pirategays being awfully quiet all of a sudden.

  134. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >would the consumer be willing to pay more?
    No.
    No, I wouldn't.
    If your game costs 100 dollars I will pirate it, simple as. Or, probably I won't even bother because if it costs 100 dollars it's likely some extremely gay AAA turboslop.
    Either way, no, frick off.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You've stolen games like a Black person since the early 00s. Your opinion means nothing.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hush, paypiggy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, I'm a pay piggy and I will continue to pay $120 for woke media. There's nothing you can do to stop us.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Looking at all of the companies shutting down places and firing people and saying they aren't making enough money tell me he doesn't need to do anything to win this one.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              This. Elon "leftyboy" Musk had the greatest amount of layoffs over the past couple of years and is now shutting down Tesla because people got tired of Debra Wilson being the voice actor in every car. We did it, incelsisters!

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >shutting down Tesla because people got tired of Debra Wilson being the voice actor in every car

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I like woke media, thank you pay piggy

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And I will continue to do so if these c**ts think it's okay to charge me triple digits money for their shit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, good goy! Steal the woke video games and consume them like the Black person cattle you are! Oi vey!

  135. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If a game is digital, then the maximum price should be $30 as the company doesn't have to print discs and colored manual books.

    If it's physical with a fully colored manual with lots of pages, then the maximum price should be $50.

  136. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lefties and sucking corporate wiener, name a more iconic duo.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lefties control capitalism now
      based if true

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which

  137. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to come home, poor man.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wrong image

  138. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Embracer Group doesn't even have any games anymore, they sold everything to pay off the saudis

  139. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How about you just fire all the useless ballast in your companies?

    Just tell them to frick off and find another way to earn their living. instead of being a leech on the ecosystem.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They do the work for a quarter of the price of whites. This is the end game of capitalism.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Did a double take on the far right, thought I saw an honest-to-God Sonichu medallion.

  140. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't own any videogame aparently so I'm just not going to buy any either. Especialy at 100.

  141. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Starfield already did what he just described.

  142. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do you guys think the final form of the 70$ cuck is? Is 200 bucks? 250? 400?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As

      >nobody would buy $200 games
      Kickstarter was founded 15 years ago. Pandemic inflation only took off 2 and half years ago.

      said, people were doing those numbers 15 years ago. I could see the $70 cuck doing $300 with xpacs/DLCs. Whales would probably do $500-$800 these days depending on the game.

  143. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just wait for a sale.

  144. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for the excuse to pirate everything, free games are coming boys.

  145. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Inmigrants cause inflation

  146. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thirdies don't buy games anyway, this changes nothing

  147. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >If you can create an enormous role playing game with 100 or 150 hours of gameplay, very polished, and a unique experience
    Show me that game before asking more than 10 euros Black person

  148. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >game pass and subs and pirate is the future and f2p
    dire

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's already the rule in Asia and Latin America. The USA is following their footsteps as average incomes lower.

  149. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  150. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I knew for sure a game would give me 150 hours of playtime I'd gladly pay $100

    Problem is that this may be some generic open world game that has 300 hours worth of copy pasted content, but it only takes 20 hours to finish the main campaign. In which case yeah I am not paying $100.

  151. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Driving up the price of vidya to one hundred dollarydoos a pop is only going to encourage and accelerate the efficiency of digital piracy.

  152. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's time to give in, anon.

  153. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im not gonna pay anymore then 40$
    either i wait till the price goes down
    or just pirate it

  154. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Embracer doesn't publish good enough games to get away with $100 price. Only games from very reputable studios would get away with it, say something like GTA 6.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe they want GTA6 to be $100 so they can justify raising their own game prices to $80.

  155. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've already decided to not buy new games because they're too expensive and not good enough. That was after the only preorder I regret (FF7 Rebirth). It cost 80 Euros on release in Europe. Depending on the game I will never again spend more than 20-30 Euros unless it's a game from a studio I'm extremely familiar and hold in high regard like From Software.

  156. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why is inflation some mystical concept peeps cant grasp
    or a game that costs 1bil to make should perchance cost more than a game that cost 100mil

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We can grasp it, but increasing the price of everything doesn't help inflation. That's just giving up.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The publisher got 20% more money when you bought a game at 70€ at start of 2020
        They're gonna go under if things stay the same

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >They're gonna go under if things stay the same
          Then you better start fire all the useless lard if you want to avoid going under.

          >or a game that costs 1bil to make
          Perhaps try no to spend 1 billion on a game if you don't want to go bankrupt. Ever thought about that?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why is inflation some mystical concept peeps cant grasp
      it's probably the part where their salaries are somehow mystically immune to inflation that trips them up

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. If inflation is real why aren't my wages going up? The answer is inflation is a scam.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        while mcdonalds is raising its nignuggets prices by 400% and you think game publishers doing something thousand times harder should just live in poverty and die huh

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Post nose.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >while mcdonalds is raising its nignuggets prices by 400%
          Do Mcdonald hire armies of these worthless c**ts too

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            McDonalds hirea Blacks and illegals so yes, similar results.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >>2nd from the right with the
            I’m glaaaaad you assssssked face

  157. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So what's going to happen when everyone just keeps raising prices because they can and eventually everything collapses? you can't just keep raising prices forever

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you can't just keep raising prices forever
      Tell that to any corporation and they'll try and kill you. They can't deal with reality.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'll raise the prices of consoles and then $100 games won't look so expensive in comparison

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's called late stage capitalism where the billionaires that the capitalist Black personcattle were defending enslave the general population.

  158. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care because I don't buy games unless they're on sale and judging by many other people's purchases that seems to be increasing as well. Increasing the price doesn't affect us it affects the publishers and developers plus not every publisher even uses the $70 price tag anyway. It's a non-issue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Price increases
      >50% off is now $60
      >Hurr durr how dis affect me?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >uses percentages as an argument
        That's your first mistake. Now go think it over again.

  159. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can raise the prices all you want. I’ll get your game for 80% off less than three months after release, just like every game that’s come out before yours.

  160. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All raising prices to $70 has made me do is wait for a sale at $35 instead of buying it on release at $60.

  161. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >$100 bideo game full of uggo characters and shitty mechanics
    >$0 gacha game full of attractive characters and shitty mechanics
    SHIT WHICH WAY DO I GO

  162. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this brutally competitive market forces us to raise our prices
    shouldn't it be the other way around?

  163. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The irony is they’d probably make more money if they lowered the prices of their games. No one wants to pay $70 for a game. Still won’t do it. I bought tears of the kingdom at $60 because I preordered just in time and I bought dead space for $25 at Best Buy recently. I can most certainly say I won’t pay $70 for a game unless it truly shows it’s a must have game that won’t go down in price.

  164. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Profit line must go exponentially up, forever
    But yeah apparently the only alternative to this is getting raped by Stalin, because that's what they taught you, there's totally no way to have a decently regulated market without falling into communism

  165. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt they will ever sell something I want to play anyway

  166. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tomb raider
    >saints row
    who the frick cares lmao nobody is buying those games nowadays

  167. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just got reminded of Teardown raising their price randomly from $20 to $30 and then introducing a $30 season pass.
    https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1167630/view/3702561138582103391

  168. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bidenomics finally reaching video games industry

  169. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >rising development costs
    More like rising marketing costs

  170. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Billions must pirate.

  171. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have they not realized people have been buying way less games since they went up to $70? Why would they thing increasing the price yet again would have anything other than the exact same result?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Go big or go home.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe they can just keep raising prices until their games are still like 70 bucks once they go on sale.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        All that would achieve is no one buying it at launch and even less people buying it once it gets down to $70 because, at that point, all the marketing a hype is over.

  172. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still won't buy a game for more than $20

  173. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not my problem

  174. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Modern Games beyond 70$

    waiter! waiter! more dogshit please!!

  175. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't bought a full priced game since the 3DS died.
    Interesting that it's only getting worse.

  176. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are they unironically using the physical game aftermarket as a reference for expectations or something?

  177. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't the Microsoft monopoly case already out Sony's plans to increase games to $80-$100 in a few years?

  178. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get that Americans don't care about Europe. But if you wanted to stop videogames from getting more expensive. You should shouted and made headlines about how fricking ridiculous it is that Playstation raised the prices of their games fron 60€ to 80€ in Europe. Which is significantly worse than $70. Especially at the time.
    But of course. Playstation got away with it without repercussions or backlash. So now prices are going to rise worldwide. Don't think it'll stop at $70.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No one is even paying $70 for games though. Units sold is down everywhere since they decided to go to $70. There's no way increasing the price further wouldn't continue having the same effect.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't underestimate the snoycucks

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Remember how bad Spider-Man 2 sold relative to the first one. Not even the average Snoy is willing to pay $70.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, but if you put a sexy lady in it they will defend it with their life

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >if you put a sexy lady in it
              good thing sony is incapable of doing that lol

  179. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't gen alpha kids just gonna choose to never graduate from Fortnite/Roblox/Phoneslop and just never enter the main market if they do this shit?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct, that's exactly what will happen. Or they'll finally learn how to use computers well enough to pirate.

      Congrats you are already smarter than the typical vidya publisher exec.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Or they'll finally learn how to use computers well enough to pirate.
        PC Piracy is barely even a thing anymore, at least compared to what it used to be. Games that are going to get priced at $70 will more than likely have Denuvo, which has successfully beaten PC piracy. By the time a game gets cracked or the company removes Denuvo, the game probably already goes on sale for like $30-40.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          for casual piracy, illegal downloads aren't really needed anymore. most people who used to pass games around to their friends are now using account sharing. services like steam and nintendo online even have "family" sharing features which are really only used for group piracy, though some are comfortable going on trade forums to swap sharing accounts. same with netflix etc. this is the happy medium between the restrictions that producers want and what the consumers are willing to bear.

          the funny thing, of course, being that AAA is still in freefall since not only were they unable to convert pirates to paid copies, but now, the casual pirates won't even buy the games on sale since they already got their casual playthrough done long before the game was discounted. the same is true of video. i used to pirate tv and film all the time, but would still buy the occasional dvd just to go legit on the ones i really liked and have a full resolution etc. i haven't bought anything since i got a pass on my sister's account. it's supposed to be for same-household sharing but we live in different states. since i always have access to the 4K version with all language options now there's no reason to get the bluray. and before my sister had her own netflix we were both using her friend's.

          denuvo has largely ended filesharing but they haven't done anything to stop piracy unless you are a literal friendless loser. pirates just take the path of least resistance.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >it's supposed to be for same-household sharing but we live in different states.
            as a kid who grew up in a divorced household. frick you and frick your israelitery.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there's an infinitely large untapped market of women and homosexuals, they just need to make games just a little bit more inclusive and the money will start rolling in

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Any day now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its the fault of their millennial parents raising them like fricking shit putting iPad's infront of them and completely depriving them of knowledge and experience. i work with kids and i get to see first hand the debilitating effects of being raised by an iPad does to a childs mind. it should be illegal for a child to own a device like that.

  180. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why does an investment firm employee think they deserve $1, let alone $100?

  181. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Dont buy them
    EZGG

  182. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Already happening here.

  183. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I already have more games than I can play in my lifetime and I'm not an animal that needs to buy the latest marketing shit to go crow on social media about
    I think I'll be fine

  184. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    and Denuvo was just western publishers caving to Russian cracker scene, and they pay Russians to NOT crack their games anymore. Denuvo is a company consisting entirely of old RU crack scene guys who "went legit" ie became an extortionist company that'll 'protect you from piracy' if you pay them off to not hack sir please do not redeem the hack

  185. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would buy a $100 videogame if it meant a $100 videogame instead of a $60 videogame + $30 season pass + 14 piecemeal $10 DLCs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No video game has ever been worth $100

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        League of Legends blocks your path

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          league of legends is a fricking worthless shite game for literal braindead morons. i have never met a respectable, intelligent person that plays league.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No game has ever been "worth" anything.
        Time is valuable, not the pittances you spend on access to multiplayer games or donations to developers.

        its fricking insane that you think its even remotely acceptable. both of these are completely unacceptable

        Why?
        Why is $60 acceptable to you but some magic number locked in time?
        Why would you not be willing to pay more for something which genuinely fits your interests?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The point of the price increase isn't to make stuff that better suits your interests, it's to line the pockets of israelites.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why would you not be willing to pay more for something which genuinely fits your interests?
          but they never do. none of these expensive games are for my interests. they are bloated by pointless elements like graphics, writing, voice acting, etc. etc. which i believe has no place in video games. i like meat-and-potatoes style games like quake and tetris i have absolutely ZERO interest in games like hellblade or horizon or whatever the frick theyre called. i think its a pointless waste of time and uninteresting. i played underrail recently and that perfectly describes what i like to see in games. amazing experience and very well made game and its only 16 bucks or so. it was a great success since they were a small team. people like you simply believe that you HAVE to play AAA games and that every game has to be jam-packed with pointless bloat for you to justify using your time on it. its baffling to me to think that way

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, and I spend the majority of my time and money on games like you describe. I am simply not blind to the fact that real games can also benefit from higher production values sometimes. There are even sub-genres that are locked out of production via the necessary attachment of meaningful budget. Why do you think things like mech games or RTS died and all the indie successors failed?
            The fact is that anyone interested in any niche games refuses to pay for full price videogames, so niche games with a budget no longer get made.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its fricking insane that you think its even remotely acceptable. both of these are completely unacceptable

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      One of the other big obstacles to a $100 price point is that AAA publishers have proven themselves to have 0 quality control. Hpw the frick are you going to convince millions of people to spend $100 on a game when you were trying to get these sqme people to pay $70 for shit like Forespoken, nu-Saints Row, and Skull and Bones mere months earlier? No one wants to buy these games at $70, so why would they at $100?

      $60 would be profitable if they stopped flushing away billions on games that transparently, on their face, have zero prospect of selling.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        $60 games have sold for $100 since forever in Hispanic countries. it's literally why consoles are dead there and steam conquered the entire region with its $5 games (I mean, the death of easy cucksole piracy thanks to updates and DLC is another huge contributing factor)

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Steam didn't conquer Hispanic countries. Mobile did.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >mobile
            candy crush saga, fomoshit like fartnite and free fire, and gachashit are not real games

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              But the time and money people spend on them is very real.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, $60 can no longer be meaningfully profitable. The actual playerbase of real games hasn't grown in many years now. Inflation has marched on. A team of the same size selling to the same audience at the same price as a decade ago is massively less profitable.
        The pricepoint being locked in so low is part of why the remaining AAA productions have ALL gone to either service game trash or tried to become hyper-normie trash in search of an impossibly broad audience like the titles you listed.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >No, $60 can no longer be meaningfully profitable.
          Yes they can, if costs are kept in check. Part of keeping costs in check is not burning through hundreds of millions of dollars, and the better part of a decade, on obvious flops like Suicide Squad.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            "Keeping costs down" is the kind of meaningless MBA buzzword shit that is meaningless in real life.
            The simple mathematical fact that the audience size is the same and the dollar is less valuable does not disappear because you want some nebulous cost reduction that somehow doesn't harm the product.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're embarrassing

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >game costs 550 million dollars and generates 300 million in revenue
              Game is a quarter billion dollar waste of time
              >games costs 100 million and generates 350 million
              Game just made you a quarter billion dollar profit.

              Black person this isn't hard. Don't tell me costs don't have anything to do with profitability.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if I just keep saying "spend less money, it'll happen"
                I hope you realize the projects you wind up driving into the ground were YOUR fault.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >A team of the same size
          this has never been the case. every gen has employed larger teams than the last.
          they should go back to 6th gen era titles, with the occasional foray into 7th gen graphics. it's all they have to do. the switch's steamrolling success proves it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, moron. They have to push for larger teams in an attempt to make a """better""" product which sells to more people. These products cannot be good because the teams are too large and the product they make bland.

  186. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one here had paid full price for a video game in ages. Why do you care?

  187. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped buying games when they raised them to 70, they are just shrinking their market.

  188. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Embracing group
    You mean the company who keeps wasting billions of dollars by releasing 4-7 year dev time cultural marxist garbage and is forced to close down studios while also buying more IP's to ruin somehow.

    Yeah these guys are totally trend settings and considered highly in the vidya game field

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >cultural marxist
      Touch grass brother

  189. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  190. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Peepee poopoo

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