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Shapechanger
10-22-2009, 11:25 PM
Since when are PC games $60? I can't say I was ever too interested in Modern Warfare 2 to begin with, but I hope this isn't setting a new standard... a 20% increase in price? That's huge.

Why exactly is this?

Vera Lynn
10-22-2009, 11:35 PM
It's them begging to get pirated.

Armadeo
10-22-2009, 11:35 PM
They are money grabbing left right and center. Wont be buying this time.

chrisdglong
10-22-2009, 11:36 PM
Screw IW and Activision. Good bye to you both. The customers rule the market. We are the ones with the money, not you!

MultiVaC
10-22-2009, 11:38 PM
Since when are PC games $60? I can't say I was ever too interested in Modern Warfare 2 to begin with, but I hope this isn't setting a new standard... a 20% increase in price? That's huge.

Why exactly is this?

It's karma telling you not to buy the game, because doing so would be lining the pockets of unscrupulous, money-grubbing pigs.

chrisdglong
10-22-2009, 11:39 PM
It's karma telling you not to buy the game, because doing so would be lining the pockets of unscrupulous, money-grubbing pigs.

Who fail to realize who paid their way to fame!

treb
10-23-2009, 12:21 AM
$60 isn't bad,

$90 is!

YOU YANKS ARE PREETY ♥♥♥♥ING LUCKY, US AUSSIES PAY $90 FFS

Only $10 more than average Price for new games on steam, Stop Whining!

sweetbeard
10-23-2009, 12:29 AM
$60 isn't bad,

$90 is!

YOU YANKS ARE PREETY ♥♥♥♥ING LUCKY, US AUSSIES PAY $90 FFS

Only $10 more than average Price for new games on steam, Stop Whining!


No you stop whining!

suck it up, and eat another shrimp on the barbie... maybe if you had some friends someone would gift you a game now and then...


On topic the price sucks.. but so does the game.. Where the heck is my pirate hat ;)

chrisdglong
10-23-2009, 12:33 AM
$60 isn't bad,

$90 is!

YOU YANKS ARE PREETY ♥♥♥♥ING LUCKY, US AUSSIES PAY $90 FFS

Only $10 more than average Price for new games on steam, Stop Whining!

Actually, they screwed us all over equally. The price is messed up regardless of where you live. lol. That is a sure way to ensure that you see no profits.

Noxas
10-23-2009, 12:36 AM
No you stop whining!

suck it up, and eat another shrimp on the barbie... maybe if you had some friends someone would gift you a game now and then...


On topic the price sucks.. but so does the game.. Where the heck is my pirate hat ;)

Wow, I'd be happy to pay $60 for this game. You do realise the US isn't the only country in the world.

gsspider
10-23-2009, 12:38 AM
$60 is quite expensive.
$50 minus 10% pre-purchase discount and I would have got right away.
Now I think I'll at least wait for the holiday sale.

Mostly Rog
10-23-2009, 12:42 AM
It was announced a while back that this game would be expensive with an RRP of $60.00 but none of the main online retailers have priced it higher than any other major release so far, it's only Steam that is trying to sell it for silly money.

I even had it on pre-order for 23.99 which would have been a steal for any new game but I cancelled it due to the lack of dedicated servers.

sweetbeard
10-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Wow, I'd be happy to pay $60 for this game. You do realise the US isn't the only country in the world.


No just the best!...

Paying $60 for such an abomination would be a disgrace to PC gaming...

FTW!

ShadowMan
10-23-2009, 12:43 AM
60$ this time around, and with no dedicated, match making is in, 16 player limit in multi. There are plenty of other games, ladies and gentlemen. :eek:

ninjaz1337
10-23-2009, 12:54 AM
Also, this is a DIRECT port from consoles. 16 player MP, no dedicated, NO CD (WTF?) (you only get CD if you preordered), DLC will not be free for PC (sorry, not confirmed but should be obvious due to Bobby Kotick AND IW.net), NO MODS.
Who in the right mind would get this game for PC?

Spec
10-23-2009, 01:00 AM
Bobby K happened.

frazell
10-23-2009, 01:18 AM
All I can say is wow... IW really dropped the ball. I was put off by the $10 price increase over EVERY other PC game, but once I came here and learned no DS... WTF!

I'll def. pass on this. That is just plain insane.

hooligan)(uk
10-23-2009, 01:21 AM
35 quid here in the UK,same as the shops:) but it could be a tenner and I still wouldnt touch it with no dedis etc :o

90 aus dollars tho thats taking the piss,sounds like you and the yanks are paying for the amazing IWNet.

CalmWind23
10-23-2009, 01:23 AM
I really did not except IW to do this. I have great respect for them.

i100k100
10-23-2009, 01:27 AM
90$ here \o/

♥♥♥♥ YOU

i100k100
10-23-2009, 01:29 AM
Also, $90 in Slovenia, a country with quite low monthly incomes...

MarceliTM
10-23-2009, 01:30 AM
$60 dolars is nothing ! In UE you pay via STEAM 60 EURO ! Good for me, in my country I will pay for retail 25-30 $ How we know it will be only STEAM SUPPORTED ...
However,I wait state of 15-20 dollars then it will think of buying ...

THE Nakedgun
10-23-2009, 01:35 AM
If someone wanted to buy it and one lives in one of thsoe ripoff countries could one use an IP hider/proxy to fool steam into thinking one was in another country so one gets it at the cheaper price?

And if it detects your steam acount would it be possible to create a new account buy it on that using the aforementioned method then gift it to your existing account?

rainmaker.au
10-23-2009, 01:37 AM
suck it up, and eat another shrimp on the barbie... maybe if you had some friends someone would gift you a game now and then...

Prawns! We call them prawns! THERE IS NO SHRIMP, THE SHRIMP IS A LIE

Slappers
10-23-2009, 01:54 AM
35 quid here in the UK,same as the shops:) but it could be a tenner and I still wouldnt touch it with no dedis etc :o

90 aus dollars tho thats taking the jarate,sounds like you and the yanks are paying for the amazing IWNet.

Thats $90 american for australia. The original modern warfare copped the same treatment if I remember correctly shortly after they realised we were getting it for the same as the US and upped the price just for us and europe. Thanks but no thanks activision, i'll give this a miss until its released on sale.

Nethlem
10-23-2009, 02:13 AM
Prawns! We call them prawns! THERE IS NO SHRIMP, THE SHRIMP IS A LIE

I allways tought that prawns are the big ones and shrimps are the small ones?

Ultima
10-23-2009, 02:13 AM
You guys saying $60 is expensive, you think that's bad, us Aussies have to pay $90 American. sweetbeard you're a total idiot. First you sterotype. I can be sterotypical too; go back to McDonalds you fat American, see? Win. Second wtf has your post got to do at all? You're about friends, but as I can tell you're an idiot therefore you would have no friends. Gosh, gtfo.

FlyveHest
10-23-2009, 02:20 AM
60 dollars? Try 60 euros! :(

snakebyte1985
10-23-2009, 03:05 AM
60 = 90$

A game without ded servers... mod... server browser...



"OMG WE SOLD FEW COPIES BECAUSE OF PIRACY!!!!!!!!" :eek:




Developers and publishers are very... VERY IDIOTS!!!!

Sasquatchsliper
10-23-2009, 03:51 AM
Yea european prices ROCKS, FREAKING 90 BUCKS FOR THE PRE-PURCHASE YEEHAA !! :D


Can't wait for the 100 in 2012 !


like many people already said...


Kotick happened !

fork it, I'm just gonna play Killing Floor and blow some zombies with the new grenade launcher, only 20 bucks (-25% this week-end !) for a giant amount of content, free DLCs, kickass weapons and stuff, dedicated servers and server browser like it should always be, robust-simple-and-adapted intelligent difficulty system, imo you really should get it ;)

cr0wnest
10-23-2009, 03:53 AM
Its probably $60 because of activision, you know what that CEO is like...

Gundo
10-23-2009, 03:56 AM
Steam EU: 59,99

Steam UK: 34,99 ₤ = 38,20

Explain that to me please.

brabee
10-23-2009, 04:04 AM
Steam EU: 59,99

Steam UK: 34,99 ₤ = 38,20

Explain that to me please.

Greedy publisher. Simple as that.

VASH1291
10-23-2009, 04:43 AM
Europe always gets the short end of the stick.

Reksel
10-23-2009, 04:54 AM
We are paying $50 here in my country. I mean.. 500 DKK for a new game.

_Pyke_
10-23-2009, 04:58 AM
I personally am not eager to pay 59,99 € (or almost 90$) for a weak console port (no mod support/ded servers) of a serie that uses the same formula over and over again. Especially when then are much better games out there which I can buy for 40 € in store.

ragrost
10-23-2009, 05:25 AM
Maybe if I played MW1 and I liked it, I'd buy MW2. But look at it! MW1 is still 40$! This november I'll have L4D2 and I'll enjoy it a LOT. 60... ♥♥♥♥♥♥s.

Varg
10-23-2009, 05:26 AM
Personaly, I think you will have much more fun with Left 4 Dead 2 than with this lame game...and it's much cheaper!

Zapman2010
10-23-2009, 05:28 AM
Guys US
http://www.cdwow.us/games/PC/CALL-OF-DUTY-MODERN-WARFARE-2/dp/pc/9838937#bc=1688
48.99 $
UK - DE
http://www.cdwow.net/games/PC/CALL-OF-DUTY-MODERN-WARFARE-2/dp/pc/9838937#bc=e01e
33,99 Euro

realchamp
10-23-2009, 05:34 AM
Stop complaining, it's 59.99 here.

60$ is ♥♥♥♥ING cheap. Since in the shops it is like 100$ now.

josh8855
10-23-2009, 05:39 AM
$60 isn't bad,

$90 is!

YOU YANKS ARE PREETY ♥♥♥♥ING LUCKY, US AUSSIES PAY $90 FFS

Only $10 more than average Price for new games on steam, Stop Whining!

It's you own fualt. In fact it's every ones. Things are priced at the highest price the market will bare. They raised the price because they know you'll pay it anyway. If you want reasonable prices to be charged for anything you have to stop buying it at its current price. Even if you really want it. This applies to all products. Every one complains about getting "ripped off" but then they buy the product in question any way.

The ridiculous cell phone contracts are a perfect example of this. The first time a cell company tried to have a contract every one should have simply not bought the contracts. But they had to have that shinny new phone and it was only offered with the contract. So they signed even though they knew it was a scam.

The fact is people are more than willing to get ripped off as long as they can have this months shinny new bobble.

Paco
10-23-2009, 05:40 AM
60 bucks and no discount on preoders, this is madness, f*ck off greedy ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s

Paco
10-23-2009, 05:44 AM
Its probably $60 because of activision, you know what that CEO is like...

yeah, and he has to justify that annual salary of 15 million dollars!!! FFS

Danbowski
10-23-2009, 05:45 AM
they have to charge the extra $10 to pay $valve$.

maul_inc
10-23-2009, 05:46 AM
Why the ♥♥♥♥ would any sane game company charge European customers so much more, when it's well known that piracy is huge in Europe?

razattack
10-23-2009, 05:47 AM
I hate only blaming the CEO for this, IW is also at fault.. they are just silent and pulled this ninja move on us a few days ago

josh8855
10-23-2009, 06:00 AM
Why the ♥♥♥♥ would any sane game company charge European customers so much more, when it's well known that piracy is huge in Europe?

Because they know the majority are "have to have it" idiots who will buy it any way. As bad as it is publishers know that only a minority of people will actually pirate the game. You didn't think they actually believe all those bs statistics they throw around in court and press releases did you?

maul_inc
10-23-2009, 06:05 AM
Because they know the majority are "have to have it" idiots who will buy it any way. As bad as it is publishers know that only a minority of people will actually pirate the game. You didn't think they actually believe all those bs statistics they throw around in court and press releases did you?

Well, I must admit that I believe some of that "Bs" :-) as I have heard it for years that Europe is Pirate Heaven, but I do believe that the really BIG offenders resides en Asia and Russia as those countries have lot's of shops on the street that openly sell illegal copies. But maybe you are right about Eu customers, maybe we just have to much cash to throw around. That's just not something that I feel as I'm a poor student.

baptists
10-23-2009, 06:05 AM
all games are 60$ when they come out nowadays, theyre using the excuse of humans being used to tax to max out over 50$, it'll drop before christmas, and im not asking for it new anyway. im just thankfull that breaking the 50$ and starting a 70$ train won't happen with the regular cut of the game due to low demand, but like i sead, 60$ is the thing today.

besides, it's the best online game you can get for christmas, and im not not asking for it becuase some boycotters say it isn't cool

ColonGlock
10-27-2010, 05:51 PM
The only games I have seen try the $60 price point were Call of Duty and this one. I liked the updated beta, but still enjoy Battlefield Bad Company 2, so why would I buy another game like it? Especially at that price?

There really should be regional forums to avoid international incidents like we see in this thread. :)

mortalhuman
10-27-2010, 06:04 PM
That's like asking why gas is 2+ dollars a gallon when it used to be 70 cent... Inflation, costs of development have skyrocketed, etc.

The biggest games, and those with SIMULTANEOUS releases on PC and consoles will match the price... to deter you from preserving your rights to data ownership (as consoles, and gabe newell knows this very well, are designed as a trojan horse in technology) while those which come later/after console releases have no reason/logical right to be the same price.

cico34
10-28-2010, 12:08 AM
Now that i think of it.
You just dug up a year old thread.

Good job, mate :D