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#1 Asmodai

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 21:03

Been waiting for this one and glad to see it has a DRM-free version!

 

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#2 Luc2k

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 21:51

Haha, the first game pushing regional pricing. As much as I liked the previous games in the series, I'm going to have to pass.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:02

Haha, the first game pushing regional pricing. As much as I liked the previous games in the series, I'm going to have to pass.

Wasn't The Witcher 2 regionally priced as well?

I'm in the U.S. so I don't really notice but I thought that was the case.

Pretty much any new non-Indy release HAS to be regionally priced because of publisher agreements with retail stores that require boxed copies and digital copies to match prices.

Now old games that are no longer on sale in stores (or the agreements have expired) or indy games that don't have publishers can charge whatever they want and that makes up the vast majority of their catalog so that's where the single pricing is involved.



#4 Andre S.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:19

Haha, the first game pushing regional pricing. As much as I liked the previous games in the series, I'm going to have to pass.

You would pass on a good game because not everyone in the world is paying the same price for it? I don't understand the motivation.  :|



#5 Andrew G.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:22

You would pass on a good game because not everyone in the world is paying the same price for it? I don't understand the motivation.  :|

 

It's not as odd as it sounds. Speaking with his wallet is about the only real way he has to get his message across about the change. I have done the same in the past, albeit for other reasons.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:27

You would pass on a good game because not everyone in the world is paying the same price for it? I don't understand the motivation.  :|

I vote with my wallet in a similar way actually so I totally understand it.  Not about regional pricing specifically because, being from the U.S., that particular issue doesn't typically hit me but the concept is the same.  I'm just not sure about this being "the first game pushing regional pricing" because I was under the (incorrect???) impression that Witcher 2 had it as well.  Again though it's not something I typically take note of so I could definitely be mistaken.



#7 Andre S.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:29

It's not as odd as it sounds. Speaking with his wallet is about the only real way he has to get his message across about the change. I have done the same in the past, albeit for other reasons.

Yes, I gather that it's about speaking with your wallet, but I don't see what's so unfair about regional pricing. Pretty much everything is priced differently depending on region (and country, and often from city to city). It's not because something is sold over the internet that local regulations do not apply.



#8 Luc2k

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 22:55

Wasn't The Witcher 2 regionally priced as well?

I'm in the U.S. so I don't really notice but I thought that was the case.

Pretty much any new non-Indy release HAS to be regionally priced because of publisher agreements with retail stores that require boxed copies and digital copies to match prices.

Now old games that are no longer on sale in stores (or the agreements have expired) or indy games that don't have publishers can charge whatever they want and that makes up the vast majority of their catalog so that's where the single pricing is involved.

It was, but this they fought a case over that with the developer and lost. This one however is from the new GOG, the one that showed fair prices under the bus.

I know the reason behind it, but that does not make me feel all rosy inside having to pay 35% more in Eastern Europe.

 

You would pass on a good game because not everyone in the world is paying the same price for it? I don't understand the motivation.  :|

I would actually for the principle. For the same reason I bought games on GOG even if they were cheaper on Steam.

 

Yes, I gather that it's about speaking with your wallet, but I don't see what's so unfair about regional pricing. Pretty much everything is priced differently depending on region (and country, and often from city to city). It's not because something is sold over the internet that local regulations do not apply.

There is no regulation that says 1$=1€. This translates into higher prices than US price + 27% VAT that Hungary has (which is the highest in Europe) and VAT is not even the reason for these prices on digital goods. The reason is "unfair competition" to the physical game version. So #### those publishers and their games!



#9 Andrew G.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 23:05

Now we have that out the way, can we get back to AoW3 discussion (Y)