The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > General Forums > General Discussion > Video Games

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2020, 08:48 PM   #21
Cure
Y'all need Jesus
 
Cure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,885
Yeah, with inflation NES games would have been like $119 so $70 isn't even that bad.
Cure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #22
AquaParade
Big Boss
 
AquaParade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,972
Honestly, it's silly to expect video games to stay the same price after 10+ years. Everything else is subjective to inflation, let alone the expanded scope of these games.
AquaParade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 12:27 PM   #23
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 36,298
I remember buying Mortal Kombat Trilogy on N64 for $69.99 back in 1997. I remember my parents not wanting to spend $70 on me for videogames...which back in 90's money...was insane.

$70 is a lot of money now just for 1 game...now imagine that back in the 90's. Yikes.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 07:10 PM   #24
sdp
WeaR VeaR VR
 
sdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rave VR
Posts: 8,287
Most N64 games were either 49.99 or 59.99 at most stores only EB games, Babbages and the like charged way more for N64 games. As a kid I always wondered who paid those extra $10 at those stores. I remember when games were only the "big" gifts either at birthday parties and christmas so you had to be careful with what you chose but it also meant you spent hours and hours on that game which isn't as much the case anymore.

The cost of those games was because of cartridges for the most part so the whole "inflation" is not a great way to defend the rise in cost when there are many other factors that lead to that price point but whatever.

At least back in the day you could return games and buy used, sure that still exists but it's not as prevalent, especially since a large portion buys digitally. And are there even places that rent games anymore? Of course this will only help streaming gaming services become more popular in the future and services like game pass.
__________________

PM me for an invite to the TechnoDrome Discord
sdp is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2020, 08:51 PM   #25
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 36,298
Digital rentals are pretty much Xbox Game Pass and PSNow, both services allow you to "rent" hundreds of games for as long as you have an active subscription. You don't own any of the games on Xbox Game Pass or PS Now, but you have them as long as your subscription is going.

It's kind of funny because digital games are basically just really long rentals.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2020, 07:33 AM   #26
AquaParade
Big Boss
 
AquaParade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 5,972
Inflation is definitely still a strong argument. Especially because 10 years ago, games were already on discs.
AquaParade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2020, 08:50 AM   #27
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 20,704
Considering how few "Big" or "Must Play" games come out every year nowadays compared to the past, it all kind of evens out, I guess.

Games cost more to develop now, with that pie getting split between an ever-growing pool of people, but there are fewer games overall coming out each year. It kinda makes sense that they'd have to make up the difference somewhere. It's like that with anything; If a company used to have 100 different products to sell, and now they only have 50, it's not crazy to expect that they'd end up charging slightly more for the remainder to make up for some of the assumed loss. Makes sense to me.

I mean... I buy maybe ONE new game a year, and buy 99% of the Used, anyway, so this kinda won't affect me too much. But it doesn't seem altogether unreasonable.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2020, 12:35 PM   #28
shredder orokusaki
Mad Scientist
 
shredder orokusaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Japan
Posts: 1,053
As a PC gamer it dont matter to me because 60 is the standard for years(while few years ago it was 50).
__________________
I AM THE SHREDDER!!!!!
shredder orokusaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2020, 07:12 PM   #29
neatoman
Emperor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 6,952
We can assume most games will drop in price eventually, so even if a game starts off $70, six months later it's probably down to $50 and eventually $25 or less. Provided there are physical copies, a used market will ensure a drop in price anyway.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JTH View Post
Turtles is basically the red-headed stepchild of Nick.
Hahahaha!
neatoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2020, 01:33 PM   #30
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 36,298
A lot of people are always in a rush to buy games day 1, even if they don't even play them or play like 2-3 hours and don't touch again for months. I'll never understand that, if I buy a game I intend to play it, and I only play one game at a time till I complete it or do what I want to before I move on.

I play around 100-200 games every year, mostly replaying old games and new ones, and I have time to play them all. Of course I don't really play online multiplayer much as it's a waste of time, so people who just play online all the time obviously cuts into your play time.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 02:36 PM   #31
Cyndaquilfan123
Foot Soldier
 
Cyndaquilfan123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 144
I'm honestly surprised it didn't happen sooner.
__________________
Cyndaquilfan123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 03:00 PM   #32
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 36,298
I haven't spent more than $35-$40 on a game in a long time. In fact I can't even remember the last time I spent $59.99 on a game either.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 04:39 PM   #33
Last Ronin
Foot Soldier
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 197
$70 for games GTFO. I'd never pay that much unless it gave me a good old fashion reach around and took me behind a Denny's.
Last Ronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 04:43 PM   #34
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 20,704
There are GameStops where you can make this dream a reality, but they tend to be in neighborhoods where it's not safe to walk home alone after.

Just saying, there are ways.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 04:45 PM   #35
Last Ronin
Foot Soldier
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 197
Where? Asking for a friend.
Last Ronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 05:24 PM   #36
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 20,704
I only know of one off the top of my head, but it's right... down there.

"Down Where...?"



Hah hah hah haaaaaaaaaa, I miss when that joke was all the rage. I'm gonna bring it back or die tryin'.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 05:36 PM   #37
Cure
Y'all need Jesus
 
Cure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 8,885
__________________
Cure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 06:44 PM   #38
Last Ronin
Foot Soldier
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo656 View Post
I only know of one off the top of my head, but it's right... down there.

"Down Where...?"

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/97/90...4a182dd5a9.gif

Hah hah hah haaaaaaaaaa, I miss when that joke was all the rage. I'm gonna bring it back or die tryin'.
You will be missed.

Also I do smell broke in here, bunch of poor people eeew. And here I thought the technodrome was all high class.
Last Ronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 09:31 PM   #39
CyberCubed
Overlord
 
CyberCubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 36,298
I am "El Cheapo," a penny-pincher. I have enough money to buy virtually anything I want right now, but I don't do it. My money stays in the bank. I get everything for as cheap (or in some cases, totally free), as I can. Unlike others I do not splurge, I hold every penny down to the cent.
CyberCubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2020, 09:36 PM   #40
Leo656
The Franchise
 
Leo656's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: nWo Country
Posts: 20,704
That'll get you laid.
__________________

"I left some words quite far from here to be a short reminder...
I laid them out in stone, in case they need to last forever..."

"But hey... I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know."
nWo Tech: The Official Thread Poison of the Technodrome Forums
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxr...awnHgDz1ceDcfA
Leo656 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.