Who's getting Dragon Age?

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-Yea I just realized that the other day. =[
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As good as this game looks, I'm seriously leaning toward Borderlands. I enjoy both the RPG and FPS genres, and with the Fallout-esque gameplay/setting and drop-in cooperative multiplayer... heck, my dad might even play it (he won't have anything to do with RPG's).

Then again, Barnes and Noble just announced their nook e-book reader... *sigh*
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This is why I need to win the lottery.

I'd still be broke, but I'd have much more junk to be broke with.
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azraelck wrote:This is why I need to win the lottery.

I'd still be broke, but I'd have much more junk to be broke with.
-Haha. I'm waiting for my paycheck! Then I get to go geek shopping!
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macdude22 wrote: 2 Tickets: $175 (after ticketmaster Deliverance style fees)
Dinner: $60 (with tip) at a moderately priced brewery a few blocks down
Gas: $15

Total for 3-4 hours of entertainment and mealing: $250
Notwithstanding the mind-numbing extravagance expressed above... so what?

$50 is half of $100, and I can think of a lot of better things I can spend that kind of money on. Plus, if you don't know how to find better deals for decent computer games (or, for that matter, movies, concerts, or food), you must be pretty loose with your money.

...Of course, based on your post, I see that you are.

...But if you have lots of $$ to play around with, I suppose I can't blame you.
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-Eh, I do agree that buying a video game is a very cheap form of entertainment..and worth it, because...yea..$20-$50 for a great game to spend..as little as 10 hours to 50+ hours...Sure beats a movie for $11 etc. etc.

-But I do believe every type of entertainment has their own values. Because, if I want to see a movie...I'll spend $11 to see a movie (in the theaters).

-Also, I wouldn't consider taking a person to dinner as...'entertainment'.

-I guess I agree with everyone ahah
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For those living in the USA you have no idea how lucky you are as far as Price goes for PC games - here is Australia we pay close to DOUBLE the US price and all in the name of GREED.

New release games

Wolfenstein $99.95
Red Fact Guer $89.95
Majesty 2 $69.95
dragon age: origins collector's edition 109 or $129 can't remember
Borderlands $89.95
Assassin's Creed 2 Black Edition $129.95

Prices are close to doubled across all consoles as well and apps are no better

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate - Box AU$199.00
Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate - Box US$69.99

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection 14 US$129.99
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection 14 AU$249.99

Not to mention the main AAA companies on Steam decided that we in Australia were not allowed to buy there games at US prices like everyone else - same servers same download and now Double the price

I'll take your $47 for a Game and Double you :roll:
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Ouch. Sorry to hear that, Iane. Capitalism can really suck, sometimes.
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Actually, the insane cost of game and other imported items in Australia has nothing to do with capitalism and everything to do with shipping costs and government tariffs to protect "native" businesses. Downloads in Austalian $ should be only about 11% higher than in US dollars, or can you not order the downloadable ones there for some reason?
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Kreador Freeaxe wrote:Actually, the insane cost of game and other imported items in Australia has nothing to do with capitalism and everything to do with shipping costs and government tariffs to protect "native" businesses. Downloads in Austalian $ should be only about 11% higher than in US dollars, or can you not order the downloadable ones there for some reason?
Pre-Purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 $89.99 USD on steam what does it say from someone in USA and it's got nothing to do with import costs or gov tarriffs as there is not much of an industry here to protect

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate - Box AU$199.00
Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate - Box US$69.99

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection 14 US$129.99
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection 14 AU$249.99

these prices are Box'd or download (same servers) winzip is over $90 for the download but way less if buy in US
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I picked up Dragon Age today. So far it is very polished and well made, though I'm not so much into the storyline and the writing/voice acting is a bit melodramatic. And the blood effects are a bit too much- my very first encounter was with a pack of 6-7 rats, after which I was drenched in blood splatter as if I had just taken a chainsaw to a moose. Rather silly.
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You speak as though you have experience with chainsaws and moose.... >.<
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CrazyBernie wrote:You speak as though you have experience with chainsaws and moose.... >.<
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not anything like a machette and a mouse huh? :mrgreen:
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BasiliskWrangler wrote:
CrazyBernie wrote:You speak as though you have experience with chainsaws and moose.... >.<
What happens in Canada, stays in Canada....
I read online a while ago on yahoo news about a male Canadian arrested for chasing a moose with an axe...
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