I'm not sure what your pricing reference is, but I'd never call €50 "cheap" -- for any game.BLaHiTiS wrote:I always wondered why trackmania was so cheap. The first one I payed around €50 I think because I ordered it from the focus shop and it had transport costs. (I was a die hard fan from the first hour so I wanted my copy in french!".
It should cost like a good new normal game costs here (€49). Well, TM is a first rate franchise now.
And what's more, European gamers are charged in Euros what US gamers are charged in dollars. Current case in point: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 launching at USD 60 over there and EUR 60 here. With the current exchange rate, European gamers are in fact charged USD 90. That's not just unfair, it's almost extortion.
Publishers are bleeding European gamers, and it's hard to believe so many are putting up with it. Personally I refuse to buy any game for €50+, I'll just wait for a sale or the general price to come down in time.
But I'll admin that it helps that I still have five and a half games on my to-play pile, and little to no time to play them.