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User Info: seasloth21

seasloth21
3 months ago#1
So I was hoping alien isolation would go on sale during the recent event and low and behold, it is still 39.99. The game was release four years ago.....

Do they expect more then a small handful of people to drop forty bucks for a four year old game???

User Info: Rhyten

Rhyten
3 months ago#2
Some devs just don’t discount their stuff, look at Call of duty sales, always 50% off at most.
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User Info: FFT-Fan

FFT-Fan
3 months ago#3
Rhyten posted...
Some devs just don’t discount their stuff, look at Call of duty sales, always 50% off at most.

This. Even if 10+ years old
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 months ago#4
seasloth21 posted...
So I was hoping alien isolation would go on sale during the recent event and low and behold, it is still 39.99. The game was release four years ago.....

Do they expect more then a small handful of people to drop forty bucks for a four year old game???

https://isthereanydeal.com/game/alienisolation/history/

Minimum price: $7.41 (Gamesplanet UK)

Also, it says that it went down to $9.99 on the last sale, so I guess you missed it?

tl;dr sign up for isthereanydeal.com and link your steam wishlist to it and you'll get emails about all sorts of deals.
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User Info: Markus34

Markus34
3 months ago#5
You know, sometimes a game can be so famous that price on it will not decrease even after 5 years

User Info: Sashanan

Sashanan
3 months ago#6
Guess it depends on the developer and on how you define old and pricey. I paid just under €15 for the Call of Duty warchest a week ago, which was indeed 50% off. Clearly Call of Duty, the expansion United Offensive and Call of Duty 2 didn't go for €30 new all together 13-15 years ago, but I suppose one might still consider €15 steeper than it needs to be for 2003-2005 titles.
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User Info: dark lancer

dark lancer
3 months ago#7
I'm pretty sure the Roller Coaster Tycoon and the original Worms games are all still the original release price.
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User Info: sonic_c_tail

sonic_c_tail
3 months ago#8
Same reason gog has a drm client for multiplayer. Greed.
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User Info: spud_almighty

spud_almighty
3 months ago#9
Hang on, four years old is old? Haha, you lot are idiots.

User Info: Rhyten

Rhyten
3 months ago#10
Markus34 posted...
You know, sometimes a game can be so famous that price on it will not decrease even after 5 years

Also this. GTA V still has not gone under 18€ on steam.
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