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Video Game Pricing – The Horrible Show 081711

by on August 17, 2011 at 12:49pm

The Horrible ShowSince everything is priced too high Justin, Cole, Ethan, Justin, and Josh put their collective lack of a single economics or business degree together to find a sensible modern pricing model for video games. Result? You paid too much for this. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

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Show Notes

Cast:
Justin L, Cole, Ethan, Justin G, Josh

Guide:
01:02 – Intro
03:03 – Game Industry Shout-Outs
14:45 – On the Spot Question
21:53 – Topic Intro: Video Game Pricing
22:35 – Traditional Games
53:01 – Downloadable and Freemium Games
1:17:26 – HorribleNight.com Updates
1:19:41 – Threesomes of the Week

Game Industry Shout Outs:
ColeKingdoms of Amalur Release Date
Justin G - Metroid 25th Ars Technica Article
JoshCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Ethan - The Secret World Release Date
Justin L - Worms Crazy Golf Announced

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeHobo with a Shotgun, Portal 2, Darksiders
Justin GPaul, Top Gear, Jim Butcher Codex Alera
Josh – 3D Sex Villa 2, Black Prophecy, Supernatural
EthanSpace Pirates and Zombies, Paul, UFC Live 5
Justin LYour Highness, Harmony of a Hunter, Bastion

Games:
Coming Soon

References:
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4 comments on “Video Game Pricing – The Horrible Show 081711

  1. Threesomes at end of show are OK, but I kina like them at the beginning to “warm up the crowd” because they are usually pretty funny/informative. However, for those listening to the whole show, it gives them something to check out after the show. I just looked up Hobo with a Shotgun….seriously, that manhole cover thing is the wierest S%^* I’ve ever seen.

    Also, gotta throw a few things on the “freemium” topic. Still playing World of Tanks, and now we are going to have “World of Warplanes” and “World of Battleships.” Three games under the same publisher that all rely on a joint economy. So, those that go premium and buy “gold” with real cash can supposidely transfer funds, exp points, and other items via the three games. Both are still in development, but looks freaking sick.

    I also threw down some money this week to get a “premium” account (but didn’t buy the “premium tanks”) to get access to more exp/credits per battle and the team/platoon options, and its freaking worth it at about $10/month. Great conversation tonight in the podcast about being “unsure about quality of freemiums”, but this game keeps getting new players, new upgrades to maps (already realease 3 new months in the past 2 months….FOR FREE) and more content. You guys gotta try it out.

  2. I felt that the first two segments this week were extremely bromantic.

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