Thats right; the prices start dropping after six months. Seen it myself a million times, both online, overseas and in games stores. Sorry it doesn't work out that way in your neck of the woods. By waiting, you also miss out on the almost certain 'beta' version they thrust onto the public, so not only can you get it cheaper by waiting; you also miss out on testing a half finished game quite often. win/win.dare49devil wrote:-Wait 6 months for the price to drop? =O
-And explain how Steam is a ripoff merchant please?
Steam is a ripoff for two reasons:
As already stated, Australians pay overinflated prices for games compared to the rest of the world (read rest of thread)
Without cracks, you never own the game. It always needs steam to verify things, make sure Johnny is a good boy, etc. I play a lot of my old games, even the C64 stuff. Wanna know how many companies are left from those days? Maybe one..EA. I cannot think of any others that are still alive, Atari is a renamed company, not the original. Oh yeah, SSG, the old Australian wargame dev. Apart from that, they are all dead and buried..hence the games I still own would be useless had this copy protection been in force, because the dialler would hit a wall every time it tried to verify the game was a legit copy.
Pretty expensive for rental prices I must say. But this is my own opinion, and the reason i don't buy any game with a 'back to base' copy protection scheme.