Ralph Wiggum wrote:And people seem to take for granted the fact that games have not risen in price over the last 20 years (I clearly remember buying Tie Fighter for $99) yet the cost of producing of them has risen significantly. In fact, it seems games have actually dropped a little in price.
Australian prices aren't very relevant considering we make up a tiny fraction of their market. Certainly RRP has risen in the US for a lot of games from 50 to 60 dollars. Moreover, as others have pointed out, the size and potential profit to be made from the market have risen pretty dramatically as well.
Ralph Wiggum wrote:I don't get what the big whinge is about a 5th DLC character. The main game already has four playable classes and missing out on the 5th character would in no way detract from the game itself. Hell, I only finished Borderlands with just two characters before deciding that replaying the same game with the rest of the characters was pointless.
Unless of course the 5th character is an unbalanced monstrosity that sucks the fun out of playing co-op. It certainly wouldn't be unknown for a game dev to swap cash for power.