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|10-14-2013 02:20 PM|
|AllWhacked||To answer my earlier question, it looks like you'll get a free Witcher key per purchase. For example, I made 5 separate purchases and got 5 Witcher keys.|
|10-14-2013 12:20 PM|
|Moon||Have been waiting for Jade Empire: Special Edition to go on sale for so long. Got that and Wing Commander 4 (due to Chris Roberts now making Star Citizen, I wanted to see what his other old games were like. I already played his Freelancer game; it's good.)|
|10-13-2013 03:30 PM|
|jacksons98||I still play Alpha Centauri from time to time. I've been wishing for a sequel or remake for so long.|
|10-13-2013 03:12 PM|
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|10-13-2013 08:58 AM|
|alwyn||anyone know if you can use a usb joystick with the wing commander games?|
|10-12-2013 09:51 PM|
why don't they bundle this entire catalog for about 50% off or so then we can buy EVERYTHING!!!!! Then I can go throw away my dvd-r's with about half of these.....
|10-12-2013 07:13 PM|
|babyphish||theme hospital haha. brought a smile to my face|
|10-12-2013 06:15 PM|
|10-12-2013 05:51 PM|
But for many console launches you can't even GET it. And a big part of that are individuals who hoard systems, limiting the supply of them, and then guess what? Auctions for three times the MSRP.
If retailers purchase and collude to artificial increase the price way above MSRP, you don't think they would be fined and sanctioned out the ass? If individuals purchase tickets and resell them it's scalping and illegal in most states.
|10-12-2013 05:40 PM|
This is somehow wrong when committed by an individual but fine for a company to do. A "supplier" who buys things and resells them at a profit is OK but an individual who buys things and resells them at a profit is bad.
|10-12-2013 05:32 PM|
Second, people who resell consoles are restricting the supply of the system to those who would actually USE it - and basically force them to pay a premium to have it. You know that law of supply and demand you talk about? They profit by restricting that.
Also GOG, Netflix, Apple, and whoever else are actual producers/suppliers first off, and second, they're intangible products so there is no limited supply. So it's no comparison. Why should I applaud people who spend their time to cause others to spend more money for a product? I'm not interested in next gen consoles, so it doesn't effect me, but am I supposed to say 'hey good job' to someone who just bought a system to sell on eBay for a premium, at the cost of someone who wants to buy it for it's usefulness? They're allowed to do it, like I said, but I don't respect those who do.
|10-12-2013 05:16 PM|
You claim someone buying and reselling a console is an "asshole" yet a company buying and reselling games that they did nothing more than update for a newer operating system is "noble". Is Netflix noble for making DVDs streamable? Is Apple noble for making laptops more portable?
These are businesses trying to make money through serving a need or demand and making product more accessible and convenient to buyers. Nothing more. You can keep complaining about how a capitalist market works all you want along with half of Slickdeals and all the failed business owners out there but it's not going to change anything.
|10-12-2013 04:56 PM|
I think it's noble to pull classic games out of many tiers of legalese hell and modern incompatibility at a cheap price, along with promoting anti DRM measures which have long caused severe problems to PC gamers over the years by installing destructive malware like Starforce or others. Or the SimCity fiasco which was the biggest flub this year with 'always on' DRM not even allowing players to play the game they bought for a couple weeks until server issues were fixed.
Sorry if you don't consider that movement noble.
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