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Topic   Doom 64 LRG

MrBean
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15-Sep(#1)
Kinda want that classic edition.

https://slayersclub.bethesda.net/en/article/3zuIMM...

Yes Kommie, we know...
Kommie
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16-Sep(#2)
MrBean
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16-Sep(#3)
Kommie wrote:
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haha
mcorrado
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16-Sep(#4)
Why is a physical game from LRG burning money but buying physical games in general is not?
Kommie
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16-Sep(#5)
mcorrado wrote:
> Why is a physical game from LRG burning money but buying physical games in general
> is not?

Digital Game: $15

LRG: $35

More than double for a physical copy.

To me, it's a giant waste and preys on people who NEED physical, also preys on FOMO people. To others, it's worth it.

I'm just the most outspoken, fudge LRG person on here.

mcorrado
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16-Sep(#6)
Kommie wrote:
> mcorrado wrote:
>> Why is a physical game from LRG burning money but buying physical games in general
>> is not?
>
> Digital Game: $15
>
> LRG: $35
>
> More than double for a physical copy.
>
> To me, it's a giant waste and preys on people who NEED physical, also preys on FOMO
> people. To others, it's worth it.
>
> I'm just the most outspoken, fudge LRG person on here.
>

Can't you usually get digital 1st party games on sale though and they are like $40 vs. $60? Not as outrageous but more curious. If anything, developers should look at this and think about making physical themselves.
Kommie
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16-Sep(#7)
Depends on the game, etc. Some people are just so obsessed with physical they refuse to buy digital games.

benstylus
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16-Sep(#8)
mcorrado wrote:
>>
>
> Can't you usually get digital 1st party games on sale though and they are like $40
> vs. $60? Not as outrageous but more curious. If anything, developers should look
> at this and think about making physical themselves.

The big publishers are still too afraid to lose brick and mortar retail sales to do that.

LRG and its ilk have a different marketspace. They don't generally go through traditional retail channels (until something is a big enough success like Golf Story that Best Buy commissions another run for their stores).

For the developers who can only afford a digital release, they're not worried about alienating Wal-Mart or Gamestop, because their digital games aren't sold in stores. So any LRG sales are basically free money.
razeak
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16-Sep(#9)
LRG was fun, but they release too many titles and I'm not chasing the releases.
benstylus
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17-Sep(#10)
I feel bad for ocd folks who feel compelled to buy them all because they are numbered
Missile
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17-Sep(#11)
> Why is a physical game from LRG burning money but buying physical games in general
> is not?
Lots of reasons really. For one, their crap isn't actually all that rare since they just love to publish the game on every platform possible(see Mutant Mudds). They also love to publish any old piece of crap they can get their hands on so, demand and by extension price remains low after the rush of ONE TEIM ONLY RARE GAME FS CHEEP LQQK calms down. Also they straight up make bootlegs, and sell them for MORE than what the real thing goes for(i.e Star Wars Rebel for the Sega CD).

Not that it really matters, since people who pay 15 bucks for the privilege to have a non-transferable unsellable game license stuck on their account in perpetuity are bigger suckers than anyone buying an LRG game. At least with the LRG game they're actually giving you a product to go along with your game license, and not a glorified rental so you have a chance of making your money back when you're bored of it or realize you made a terrible mistake.
Kommie
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17-Sep(#12)
Missile wrote:
>
>
> Not that it really matters, since people who pay 15 bucks for the privilege to have
> a non-transferable unsellable game license stuck on their account in perpetuity are
> bigger suckers than anyone buying an LRG game. At least with the LRG game they're
> actually giving you a product to go along with your game license, and not a glorified
> rental so you have a chance of making your money back when you're bored of it or
> realize you made a terrible mistake.

The problem with this statement is most people who buy LRG crap buy it to stick it on a shelf and never touch/look at again. LRG exists mostly for those insane collectors. They won't realize they made a mistake.

MrBean
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17-Sep(#13)
Your definition of mistake is not that of others. We are all entitled to spend our own hard earned money as we see fit. We all have our vices buddy.
Kommie
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17-Sep(#14)
Yes, they won't realize they made a mistake cause they don't think they made one. Cause to them, they didn't. I spend $30 on a digital game, beat it, never touch it again. I got my money's worth. Other people buy $50 LRG physical game, slap it in a shelf and forget about it. They also got their money's worth. Clearly, I don't believe LRG is worth it but others do.

BloodPuppetX
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17-Sep(#15)
I think I got Doom 64 for $2 in the eShop. Only played a couple of levels so far.
Kommie
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17-Sep(#16)
It's $4.99 regualr price in the eShop. I suppose if you're a huge Doom fan, this might be cool.

mcorrado
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17-Sep(#17)
Kommie wrote:
> Missile wrote:
> |>
>>
>> Not that it really matters, since people who pay 15 bucks for the privilege to
> have
>> a non-transferable unsellable game license stuck on their account in perpetuity
> are
>> bigger suckers than anyone buying an LRG game. At least with the LRG game they're
>> actually giving you a product to go along with your game license, and not a glorified
>> rental so you have a chance of making your money back when you're bored of it
> or
>> realize you made a terrible mistake.
>
> The problem with this statement is most people who buy LRG crap buy it to stick it
> on a shelf and never touch/look at again. LRG exists mostly for those insane collectors.
> They won't realize they made a mistake.
>
>

With this logic all physical games are a mistake...
Kommie
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17-Sep(#18)
No. LRG tend to double the price, plus $5 for a physical copy. Imagine if Nintendo charged $60 for a digital copy and $125 for a physical copy.

Missile
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* 17-Sep(#19)
> With this logic all physical games are a mistake...
The concept of artificial rarity and its application to games sure as hell is.
Cant even buy a mario game now because nintendo wants in on the action
mcorrado
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17-Sep(#20)
I'm not surprised physical games cost nearly double digital. Frankly, Nintendo charging $50 for digital is more of s rip off to me than what LRG does. Nintendo should be charging $30 or so for their digital games, maybe $40.

I'd say this is the bigger issue. An Indy developer isn't going to (likely) have the resources or ability to sell physical copies to meet demand and need the same profit as just being all digital. LRG fills a niche and glad they're around. He'll there are some big name developers that I wish would sell games physically/actual physical, not the BS with the download code in the box that don't.

I have two LRG games, toejam and earl which according to VGPC goes for $30 and golf story that goes for $60.

I can't comment on LRG as a whole, but I'd say I got more value from buying those (seeing as how I could sell them and be positive) than if I bought them digitally. I'm sure they have a ton of crap that they sell, in which case people don't need to buy it. You may have a point with the LRG collectors editions, but I don't see how those differ from your regular collectors editions that are overpriced
Kommie
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17-Sep(#21)
Well, ultimately it's spend your money on what you want.

DarkFact
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* 17-Sep(#22)
benstylus wrote:
> I feel bad for ocd folks who feel compelled to buy them all because they are numbered

And because they're already so heavily invested in the ecosystem that to stop now would actually be financially disastrous. Can't have an incomplete LRG set! Though not quite as disastrous as finding out when LRG finally sunsets after banking hundreds of millions that the only people interested in LRG titles are the people who bought them in the first place and that they can't sell to each other. That one's gonna bite harder

Doesn't matter. Anyone who feels compelled to pay $60 for a $8 download because it adds an inch and a half of color to their shelf is already lost.

Topic   Doom 64 LRG