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Topic: People complaining about VC prices

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Zombie_Barioth

61. Posted:

OptometristLime wrote:

While I agree in general, the availability of these goods and rabid consumerism have caused slippage in the mentality of clinging to material goods. I think low prices make virtual purchases more appealing even than their boxed counterparts, and with cheap goods there is always the tendency towards a large collection. Speaking for myself, Steam's service has caused me to spend far more money than I would have ever imagined, all towards intangible digital games.

Its funny you mention steam because I've notice that one of the most common arguments made by PC gamers when the topic of console vs PC is brought up is how they often have more games than they can play due to steam sales. While I understand wanting to get as much bang for your buck as possible its a perfect example of the consumerist mentality.

Its not just digital goods either, its everywhere. Its why restaurants offer combo meals and pretty much everyone uses sneaky price tag trickery. People love the feeling that they're walking away with an awesome deal.

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skywake

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I don't think it's a problem with digital goods because they are digital goods. With other styles of consumerism there are negative obvious side effects in terms of health and environment. The positive side effects being the increase in competition, lower barriers to entry and cheaper goods in general. With digital goods it's just an arrangement of bits on a magnetic disk or bit of flash somewhere. You aren't digging holes in the ground, producing plastics and packaging and you aren't creating health problems..... but you are creating an industry that can make a profit pushing technology which can then be used for other things.

I don't see what the problem is.

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Zombie_Barioth

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I don't think anyone here is saying its a bad thing, just that this sort of thing leads to a lot more impulse buying. We all get that urge to buy more than we intend to when we see a good deal but with didgital goods you don't have questions like do I have room for it cropping up. Another thing worth considereing is how will the way we value things change, which is the point I was trying to make. Whos to say we'll put the same amount of stock into cheap didgital goods as we put into anything else? Our ability to touch and hold our belongings plays a surprisingly big role in how we value them.

Your right about reducing the amount of waste aside from the fact that with an increased dependancy on technology we're also left with more discarded hardware. We'll have gotten rid of one form of waste in exchange for another,

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ogo79

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dont get me wrong, i use virtual console as much as my original carts and systems. im sure ill be one of the first ones playing sengoku 3 this weekend if it arrives. but the main reason for this post is, i felt the need to remind everyone that i am an extremely sexy looking gamer.

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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Ryno

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@ogo79: I never get you wrong man, looking sexy while playing retro games is not easy (trust me I know) and especially when playing Low G Man. For the record though, I'm not a VC hater and I will get copies of VC games that I already have the physical copies of. But to me nothing is better video game wise than picking a physical copy of a 8 or 16 bit game you want to play from a shelf, taking a moment to admire the box art, reading the awesome game plot/description on the back of the box, thumbing through the manual, unfolding and examining the poster and or map, taking the cartridge out of its case, inserting it into the console slot, and pressing or sliding the power button and playing the classics on the original hardware withe the original controller. Physical copies of video games are getting phased out and in the that process I think the games come with bland cases and with little to no manual. Forget a map unless maybe you pay for a special edition. Digital downloads with in game manuals and long boring tutorials are the future and will continue to be for a long time. But in the early years of video games I feel things were different and I want to preserve that. Maybe it's me not able to let go of my childhood, I don't know. Haha... Digital copies of games will always be available inexpensively, not true with the physical copies. Anyway, I'm also with you on Sengoku 3; I will be picking that up stat!

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the_shpydar

66. Posted:

ogo79 wrote:

i felt the need to remind everyone that i am an extremely sexy looking gamer.

Was this ever in doubt? ;)

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ogo79

67. Posted:

the_shpydar wrote:

ogo79 wrote:

i felt the need to remind everyone that i am an extremely sexy looking gamer.

Was this ever in doubt? ;)

i feel there are still some people here who question my sexines.

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

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KingMike

68. Posted:

Fusion14 wrote:

Mk_II wrote:

Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

I'd weep more for GBA carts and DS cards. Those Flash-based medium will probably rot first, and be less repairable when they do.

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JGMR

69. Posted:

KingMike wrote:

Fusion14 wrote:

Mk_II wrote:

Just go out and try to buy a Super Metroid cartridge for 5 or 6$. I rest my case

That cartridge will eventually rot. Digital dont.

I'd weep more for GBA carts and DS cards. Those Flash-based medium will probably rot first, and be less repairable when they do.

I dunno. Aren't Nintendo DS cards containing solid state mask ROMs? The Game Boy Advance carts use "normal" flash memory though...

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