It's hard to believe that in one year the XBL Market Place has become so massive. I remember when Geometry Wars was the cutting edge of what was on there. Now we have MvC2 and Battlefield 1943, but damn these games are
ing expensive. I know this is the bait for heated gamer arguments but I honestly think this is our damn fault. We let Braid get buy with charging us almost twice the amount of the usual XBLA game. Braid, the game no one even knew about till the day it was released. I make no accusations on the content of braid, a great game with brilliant play mechanics, but was it really WORTH more than Bionic Commando Re-armed?. Yes it was independently developed, but so are all the XNA games and you dont see them going for 1200 points. Braid opened the door, from 800 to 1200 in one year. Fallout 3 and GTA are like the collectors for a protection agency, you wanna play in our neigborhood you have to pay. Fallout 3 will end up costing you about $113.00 including (if you choose to buy) dlc and game. DAMN! FUCKING DAMN! Yes each bit of content is better than the last, but this is killing my wallet. Especially when you factor in that one of the DLC's (Broken Steel) changes the outcome of the endgame and allows for higher perk and level increases.
So are you ok with this?. Developers and publishers dont usually pick the price of the DLC"s and Arcade games, they have a say but MS gives the final word, and I know we have heard stories of people not agreeing to these terms and pulling out, or being strong armed. I know, personally, this urks me. Im sure that they will eventually want to sell some of those 4000 point cards lining store shelves, next summer maybe.