Price Tag

Posted by Stephen Snook - 31 Mar 2014

I played Ground Zeroes the other day.There has been some controversy surrounding the game on account of its short length. Of course most people do know that it is merely a prologue and is setting up the story for the upcoming and much larger Phantom Pain, but that hasn’t stopped me from feeling just a little irked by it. Let me explain.

Posted by Stephen Snook - 30 Jan 2014

The impetus to write this came from the reactions to the score I gave Indie fighter “Nidhogg". I gave it a nine out of ten because I enjoyed it a whole bunch and a lot of people didn’t think it was worth it due to the 15 dollar price tag. So it got me thinking; What metric should people price games? Is 15 dollars (USD) too much for a content-light indie game? What makes a AAA game worth $60  in comparison?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Sep 2013

In anal intrusive news, the Playstation 4 is going to be expensive. Right now, the average price for one of those consoles locally will set you back around R6300, which is quite a few grinning Randelas. But when it comes to price, Argentina is getting the real short end of the stick here.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Jun 2013

It’s amazing how expensive developing games can potentially be. While some developers have the benefits of reusable assets to lower costs, creating new code from scratch can sometimes be prohibitively expensive. But in the case of Star Citizen, it’s money well spent.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jun 2013

And on the opposite side of the price debate today, we’ve got the Xbox One! It’s bigger, has more of a Kinect-ing punch and my grandma thinks it’s a betamax tape player! And for that extra thousand bucks that it’s going to cost, will it convince fans that there happens to be value behind the tech?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Jun 2013

The console wars are coming. And with it, brand new comments about us being anti-everything. Truth is, we dig both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One. Which one will most gamers choose though? Most likely the Playstation 4, thanks to a cheaper price tag. Which is mostly due to the PS4 nixing the inclusion of its camera device.

Posted by Gavin Mannion - 18 Jun 2013

Microsoft believes that since they are over delivering in value by such an extent that gamers are going to be flocking to the job centre to earn enough money to buy the most expensive console on the market.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 May 2013

By now, we’re getting ready for a next generation where we can finally be accused of being Playstation fanboys for a change. Ha! Progress. I’ve got a credit card and I’m not afraid to use it, but even if this turns out to be RRP, then the Playstation 4 is going to be more expensive than I imagined.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 21 May 2013

After eight years of current-generationing, Microsoft is finally ready to move on and look towards the future. With Nintendo having fired the first shot in the next-gen war with the Wii U, Sony hit back with the Playstation 4 earlier this year. And from the rear, comes the Xbox . We’ll be updating as news arrives, so stay awhile, and listen!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 26 Feb 2013

I don’t envy the Skylanders team right now. They’ve hit on a great gap in the market, and it’s one that appeals to the demographic with the most cash to spend: Kids. And by money to spend, I mean the funds belonging to their parents. Still, Skylanders isn’t that bad financially speaking, and you know what you’re getting when you buy a new ally for your team. Disney plans to move into that territory though, and they’re bringing with them franchises that range from Pixar to Marvel. But it’s going to cost ya.