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Windows 7: Pc games are gettting expensive!

20 Nov 2011   #21

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
ONE new title a year!? im probably on game 35+ this year
Yep. Tough job market out here, haven't been able to get anything other than a seasonal gig with UPS for five years (pays out to less than $1,000)... and they've cut those positions at my hub this Peak... so no money this year. Otherwise I'd be getting games left and right and have built myself a real rig already. Hopefully someday...

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20 Nov 2011   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

are you guys paid extra to drive at 90mph everywhere and tailgate everyone!?

here in the UK every ups driver drives like a nutter and sites like 2 meters from the car in front of it on the motor way lol
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20 Nov 2011   #23

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
are you guys paid extra to drive at 90mph everywhere and tailgate everyone!?

here in the UK every ups driver drives like a nutter and sites like 2 meters from the car in front of it on the motor way lol
LOL, wouldn't know. We're not allowed to even touch the steering wheel. We just do all of the hard work and heavy lifting, while the guy normally doing that and the driving for 3x the pay sits on his butt and stomps on the pedal, watching us flat-out run each of the 350-400 stops ourselves. Hardly worth the $8.50 for such brutal work, but it's all that was out here.
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20 Nov 2011   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EvilOzzmess View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
are you guys paid extra to drive at 90mph everywhere and tailgate everyone!?

here in the UK every ups driver drives like a nutter and sites like 2 meters from the car in front of it on the motor way lol
LOL, wouldn't know. We're not allowed to even touch the steering wheel. We just do all of the hard work and heavy lifting, while the guy normally doing that and the driving for 3x the pay sits on his butt and stomps on the pedal, watching us flat-out run each of the 350-400 stops ourselves. Hardly worth the $8.50 for such brutal work, but it's all that was out here.
I'm lucky if I even get 1 game a year. Seeing as I don't really have an income, I can't buy games.
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20 Nov 2011   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

im sure in a year i could find enough money on the floor to get at least one game! lol
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20 Nov 2011   #26

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
im sure in a year i could find enough money on the floor to get at least one game! lol
You're luckier than I am, my friend. lol.
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20 Nov 2011   #27

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is from a 1996 Best Buy flyer. (originally here). The RRP for MS Flight Simulator X Gold Edition seems to be $39.99, $5 less than 1996's Flight Simulator would have cost you
The launch prices of PC games seem to be the same, if not a bit lower than console ones, but, the PC version prices stay higher a lot longer. Just look at The Sims 2 prices. It'll still cost you around $15 to get a new copy for a seven year old game. The issue is, the publishers and the game shops really couldn't give a... *ahem*... about PC gamers anymore. The computer platform's openness (compared to the locked-down aspects of the PS3 or Xbox 360) puts them off, as does people allegedly whining about hardware requirements, and re-selling PC games is an issue which does not exist with console games due to activation.
But yes, it does seem that PC games are getting expensive :/
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21 Nov 2011   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by biggles1000 View Post
This is from a 1996 Best Buy flyer. (originally here). The RRP for MS Flight Simulator X Gold Edition seems to be $39.99, $5 less than 1996's Flight Simulator would have cost you
The launch prices of PC games seem to be the same, if not a bit lower than console ones, but, the PC version prices stay higher a lot longer. Just look at The Sims 2 prices. It'll still cost you around $15 to get a new copy for a seven year old game. The issue is, the publishers and the game shops really couldn't give a... *ahem*... about PC gamers anymore. The computer platform's openness (compared to the locked-down aspects of the PS3 or Xbox 360) puts them off, as does people allegedly whining about hardware requirements, and re-selling PC games is an issue which does not exist with console games due to activation.
But yes, it does seem that PC games are getting expensive :/
Diablo 2 actually still sells for $20 in most stores. I don't think it's even worth $20 anymore. Maybe $7-$10. It also has problems with Windows 7 (weird color issues, SC does this too) unless you get some "unofficial" fix for it. Blizzard pretty much refuses to try and fix this, saying that Diablo 2's pretty much too old. They don't want to deal with it, if you ask me.
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21 Nov 2011   #29

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

some interesting comments and views thanks!
But one point if games companies go digital.then people at the distrubution end/packing e.t.c. will lose work thus making people jobless!
There is no easy answer to the the problem!
Games for pc are getting worse as in ports from consoles /buggy e.t.c
BUT THE MOST STRANGE THING IS THERE GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE ,AND GETTING WORSE!
I i purchase atleast 20+ games a year and have a huge collection of games 400+.i will never pirate reason being i dont trust the torrent sites e.t.c.
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21 Nov 2011   #30

Windows 7 Home Basic, 64 bit
 
 

One of the frustrating parts about being a big-time gamer is that I can find very few free games that are worth the time they take to download. Back in my 16-bit days, that wasn't the case.
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