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#1 Posted by Masenkoe (4888 posts) -

can you get all these games for $6 on a console?

i dun tink so

#2 Posted by themajormayor (25855 posts) -
Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?
#3 Posted by BrunoBRS (73261 posts) -
i really think people don't realize that the more expensive hardware pays itself when you can get most games you want dirt cheap, sometimes just a couple months from launch.
#4 Posted by rschauby (101 posts) -

Not to mention a good portion of console gamers own multiple systems...

But at least as a console gamer you have the option of paying $60 for a game and selling it to Gamestop for $13 so you can purchase a used game for $55...

#5 Posted by MonsieurX (30489 posts) -
Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?themajormayor
garbage games? :|
#6 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -
So let me get this straight... you guys brag about cheap games, yet insist that we're the ones on welfare?
#7 Posted by themajormayor (25855 posts) -
[QUOTE="themajormayor"]Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?MonsieurX
garbage games? :|

Except company of heroes I guess
#8 Posted by MonsieurX (30489 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="themajormayor"]Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?themajormayor
garbage games? :|

Except company of heroes I guess

Garbage opinion I gyess
#9 Posted by themajormayor (25855 posts) -
where I find this bundle? I want company of heroes
#10 Posted by BrunoBRS (73261 posts) -
where I find this bundle? I want company of heroesthemajormayor
humblebundle.com
#11 Posted by MonsieurX (30489 posts) -
where I find this bundle? I want company of heroesthemajormayor
Can't you read the picture?
#12 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -
[QUOTE="themajormayor"]Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?MonsieurX
garbage games? :|

He hasn't got any taste.
#13 Posted by Sali217 (1274 posts) -
Digital distribution, BLECH!
#14 Posted by MaskedPlayer (979 posts) -
Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?themajormayor
Dont feed the troll. [spoiler] Oh dang I just did [/spoiler]
#15 Posted by themajormayor (25855 posts) -
[QUOTE="themajormayor"]where I find this bundle? I want company of heroesBrunoBRS
humblebundle.com

sweet thanks
#16 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -
I spent $1200 this gen alone on PS3s breaking and having to pay for repairs. No other console of mine ever broke on its own. My NES and Genesis still work so it was due to poor care. When something goes wrong with my PC (usually as a result of my own doing) all I have to do is make a couple Google searches and find the fix myself. I sent y PS3 to Sony once for repairs and after 2 months of waiting, they sent me back a refurbished unit so I lost all my saves and the game that was inside my PS3 was not returned until I made a separate claim with Sony.
#17 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -
I spent $1200 this gen alone on PS3s breaking and having to pay for repairs. No other console of mine ever broke on its own. My NES and Genesis still work so it was due to poor care. When something goes wrong with my PC (usually as a result of my own doing) all I have to do is make a couple Google searches and find the fix myself. I sent y PS3 to Sony once for repairs and after 2 months of waiting, they sent me back a refurbished unit so I lost all my saves and the game that was inside my PS3 was not returned until I made a separate claim with Sony.BPoole96
I had a good experience with Sony UK support, my PS3 died 3 days outside of its warranty. The support guy said that he could replace it for free because it died just outside of the allowed warranty period.
#18 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

So let me get this straight... you guys brag about cheap games, yet insist that we're the ones on welfare? lowe0

I can think of 2-3 posters who recycle the argument, and I know one of them is just joking and having fun (tenaka)...

So, since when do the few exceptions make the rule?

Also, be kind enough to show me where did the TC ever said you or other consolites are on welfare...

#19 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
Meh, PS+ gives games for free and they don't ask for anything in return.
#20 Posted by freedomfreak (41036 posts) -
Not to mention the fact that you have to replace them every 2 years.
#21 Posted by OhSnapitz (18459 posts) -

Wow.. Can a 7 year old PC run the games you listed? :|

#22 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

#23 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P
#24 Posted by Badosh (12733 posts) -
Still need to pick that up.
#25 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
Meh, PS+ gives games for free and they don't ask for anything in return.tagyhag
$50 a year...
#26 Posted by OhSnapitz (18459 posts) -
[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

tagyhag
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

.. the same thing when they're pirated.. ;)
#27 Posted by tagyhag (15867 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"][QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

OhSnapitz
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

.. the same thing when they're pirated.. ;)

Ah but he was talking about HumbleBundle not piracy.
#28 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"][QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

OhSnapitz
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

.. the same thing when they're pirated.. ;)

Pirates have been proven to spend more on the entertainment industry. Buying used is worse than piracy.
#29 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

tagyhag
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

I'm just pointing out how idiot the "cheaper" games on pc argument is, they hit these sale prices because no one is buying them, it happens on consoles, it happens on PC, its just easier to find on PC because likely you've gotten used to steam pop ups showing you their delicous deals, while gamespot emails are auto forwared to the trash... At any rate it seems silly to spend so much extra money on hardware to play the latest and greatest games only to boast about being able to buy the games 2 years after release for $5 ... wooo
#30 Posted by Jankarcop (9640 posts) -

Well it's only garbage games so wgaf?themajormayor
Most of them are aaa-aa.....

Sorry no 4 hour movie-games for you in that list though.

#31 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
[QUOTE="OhSnapitz"][QUOTE="tagyhag"] And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :Pclyde46
.. the same thing when they're pirated.. ;)

what? by definition pirates aren't spending money... Pirates have been proven to spend more on the entertainment industry. Buying used is worse than piracy.

#32 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

It's been proven that console gaming is more costly than PC.

High-end PC hardware is obviously expensive, but when you sit down and think about it, you would realise that PC is cheaper in the long run.

I'm planning about creating a thread about this, full explanation.

#33 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie

There have been over 3 million dollars in purchases on this one bundle

#34 Posted by MonsieurX (30489 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Meh, PS+ gives games for free and they don't ask for anything in return.savagetwinkie
$50 a year...

gives you more than 50$ a year for live
#35 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -
[QUOTE="tagyhag"][QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie
And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

I'm just pointing out how idiot the "cheaper" games on pc argument is, they hit these sale prices because no one is buying them, it happens on consoles, it happens on PC, its just easier to find on PC because likely you've gotten used to steam pop ups showing you their delicous deals, while gamespot emails are auto forwared to the trash... At any rate it seems silly to spend so much extra money on hardware to play the latest and greatest games only to boast about being able to buy the games 2 years after release for $5 ... wooo

PC games have always sold at a steady rate compared to console games. As Steam sales have proven, games that were lagging have been given new life because of these sales. Sometimes games get pushed to the bottom of the pile by these big blockbusters and Steam sales bring them to the attention of gamers again.
#36 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

[QUOTE="tagyhag"][QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie

And what does it mean when you buy used games that developers won't get any money out of? :P

I'm just pointing out how idiot the "cheaper" games on pc argument is, they hit these sale prices because no one is buying them, it happens on consoles, it happens on PC, its just easier to find on PC because likely you've gotten used to steam pop ups showing you their delicous deals, while gamespot emails are auto forwared to the trash... At any rate it seems silly to spend so much extra money on hardware to play the latest and greatest games only to boast about being able to buy the games 2 years after release for $5 ... wooo

That isnt the case here with the humble bundle. Since it's meant as an enticement for people to help donate money to charity, not because no one was buying these games. It's not a bargain bin

#37 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

lostrib

There have been over 3 million dollars in purchases on this one bundle

And 3 million won't pay for a single year to keep all the developers involved actually employed... unless they are all getting paid 40k a year with no benefits... oh and there are still publishers eating away at that 3 million...
#38 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"][QUOTE="OhSnapitz"] .. the same thing when they're pirated.. ;)savagetwinkie
what? by definition pirates aren't spending money... Pirates have been proven to spend more on the entertainment industry. Buying used is worse than piracy.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121126/00590921141/dear-riaa-pirates-buy-more-full-stop-deal-with-it.shtml

#39 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie

There have been over 3 million dollars in purchases on this one bundle

And 3 million won't pay for a single year to keep all the developers involved actually employed... unless they are all getting paid 40k a year with no benefits... oh and there are still publishers eating away at that 3 million...

Well actually if you were smart you would have pointed out that the 3 million is actually split among 3 entities at the discretion of each buyer. The default split appears to be 65% to THQ and 20% to charity. But giving some money to the developers is better than none, unlike those bargain bin gamestop purchases

#40 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7295 posts) -

I always thought console gaming was cheaper because PC it seems like you spend more money.

#41 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

I always thought console gaming was cheaper because PC it seems like you spend more money.

HaloPimp978

On hardware, not software

#42 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -

[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

So a handful of games that all came out a year or more ago is a deal for dirt chea? It's nice but you can still walk into gamespot and dig into the bargain bin of games that are 1-2 dollars on sale, and have other buy 2 get one free deals going. You might end up paying $10 instead but at least there is also more variety.

Also, the Humble Bundle is different, it lets you pick the price... and the one thing your telling devs for paying $6 for hundreds of hours worth in games is, you dont' give a **** about them, or supporting them, you just want games at stupidly low prices.

savagetwinkie

There have been over 3 million dollars in purchases on this one bundle

And 3 million won't pay for a single year to keep all the developers involved actually employed... unless they are all getting paid 40k a year with no benefits... oh and there are still publishers eating away at that 3 million...

It´s nearly at 4Millions now and we´re still barely half way through the duration of this bundle,they´re gonna get way more,especially in th last couple of days,kinda like kickstarter.

#43 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"][QUOTE="clyde46"] what? by definition pirates aren't spending money... Pirates have been proven to spend more on the entertainment industry. Buying used is worse than piracy.clyde46

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121126/00590921141/dear-riaa-pirates-buy-more-full-stop-deal-with-it.shtml

do you read your own article?

The study also looked at what they spent on, and, not surprisingly, money spent seems to be shifting to scarce goods -- the things that can't be "pirated." In the music world, that includes merchandise and live, as well as online subscriptions, rather than "buying music."

They are spending money on things they can't steal easily, this isn't helping your cause when its a study that cleary shows people stealing what they can and paying for what they can't steal.

Secondly if you look at this at a gaming perspective, you think developers make they're livelyhood on live shows and tshirts?

#44 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

It's been proven that console gaming is more costly than PC.

High-end PC hardware is obviously expensive, but when you sit down and think about it, you would realise that PC is cheaper in the long run.

I'm planning about creating a thread about this, full explanation.

GamerwillzPS
I wouldn't even bother. Most console gamers on here still think a capable PC costs $5000.
#45 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

There have been over 3 million dollars in purchases on this one bundle

MrYaotubo

And 3 million won't pay for a single year to keep all the developers involved actually employed... unless they are all getting paid 40k a year with no benefits... oh and there are still publishers eating away at that 3 million...

It´s nearly at 4Millions now and we´re still barely half way through the duration of this bundle,they´re gonna get way more,especially in th last couple of days,kinda like kickstarter.

publishers spend like $20 million plus in 2 years on a single game, and thats a cheap game by todays standards... and these are games that I doubt sell that much any more, Consider also THQ is supposedly bankrupt, they are probably willing to do this since they won't be in business next year, good job, keep paying $6.00 for games
#46 Posted by Farsendor1 (415 posts) -

i haven't pirated a game in 3 years,steam changed the way i buy and play games

#47 Posted by clyde46 (46634 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"]

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]savagetwinkie

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121126/00590921141/dear-riaa-pirates-buy-more-full-stop-deal-with-it.shtml

do you read your own article?

The study also looked at what they spent on, and, not surprisingly, money spent seems to be shifting to scarce goods -- the things that can't be "pirated." In the music world, that includes merchandise and live, as well as online subscriptions, rather than "buying music."

They are spending money on things they can't steal easily, this isn't helping your cause when its a study that cleary shows people stealing what they can and paying for what they can't steal.

Secondly if you look at this at a gaming perspective, you think developers make they're livelyhood on live shows and tshirts?

Going down the music route, artists get a fraction of the price of a sold album. They make more money from merch and live shows. What pirates are doing is spending money supporting the artists like like by buying their merch and going to see them live.
#48 Posted by lostrib (37804 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"]

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]savagetwinkie

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121126/00590921141/dear-riaa-pirates-buy-more-full-stop-deal-with-it.shtml

do you read your own article?

The study also looked at what they spent on, and, not surprisingly, money spent seems to be shifting to scarce goods -- the things that can't be "pirated." In the music world, that includes merchandise and live, as well as online subscriptions, rather than "buying music."

They are spending money on things they can't steal easily, this isn't helping your cause when its a study that cleary shows people stealing what they can and paying for what they can't steal.

Secondly if you look at this at a gaming perspective, you think developers make they're livelyhood on live shows and tshirts?

all things that support the artists

#49 Posted by MrYaotubo (2709 posts) -
[QUOTE="MrYaotubo"]

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"] And 3 million won't pay for a single year to keep all the developers involved actually employed... unless they are all getting paid 40k a year with no benefits... oh and there are still publishers eating away at that 3 million...savagetwinkie

It´s nearly at 4Millions now and we´re still barely half way through the duration of this bundle,they´re gonna get way more,especially in th last couple of days,kinda like kickstarter.

publishers spend like $20 million plus in 2 years on a single game, and thats a cheap game by todays standards... and these are games that I doubt sell that much any more, Consider also THQ is supposedly bankrupt, they are probably willing to do this since they won't be in business next year, good job, keep paying $6.00 for games

If they´re not going to be around next year then it´s way better to pay that for the games than nothing, Only someone really dumb would twist all this into a bad thing.
#50 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"]I spent $1200 this gen alone on PS3s breaking and having to pay for repairs. No other console of mine ever broke on its own. My NES and Genesis still work so it was due to poor care. When something goes wrong with my PC (usually as a result of my own doing) all I have to do is make a couple Google searches and find the fix myself. I sent y PS3 to Sony once for repairs and after 2 months of waiting, they sent me back a refurbished unit so I lost all my saves and the game that was inside my PS3 was not returned until I made a separate claim with Sony.clyde46
I had a good experience with Sony UK support, my PS3 died 3 days outside of its warranty. The support guy said that he could replace it for free because it died just outside of the allowed warranty period.

Both of mine died 1 month after my warranty expired so I was screwed. The Slim model seems to be more reliable since I've had it for 3 years now and haven't had any problems. It doesn't get played much though since I got my PC.