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Considering the Only Video Gaming Thread is closed, don't even try.

Tried the searchbar too.

What do you think is the biggest rip-off in video games?

Personally, I'll say Magic Online. It doesn't matter how many or what cards you have in real life, or how much money you've spent on them in real life, you still need to re-buy every card online.

That's right. Buy. With real money. With a credit card. The worst part is, they don't tell you this untill after you spend $10 to buy the game.

For those of us who've spent hundreds on the cards in real life, and even frequent Magic tournaments (like myself), this is a total rip-off. You can't even get your $10 back once you figure out you have to spend another $10-$20 just to get cards to play the game.

What's next, forcing players to pay extra for footballs or baseballs? How about Diablo III making you pay real money to enter dungeons/fight enemies?
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When I bought Resident Evil 2 from a second hand shop and it only contained disc 2 when I got home.

Not exactly a huge rip-off though, considering it only cost £1.
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#6
i don't know what the hell you're on about

but i think WoW is a rip because you have to buy the disc and install it, fair enough.

but i then heard that you have to keep paying for it.

i mean wtf?

in runescape the best MMORPG that stole two years of my like u can get quite a bit for free then they steal £3.20/$5 a month from you and ur bored quickly.
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#7
Yeah, the second thread is open, but I'll add:

GTA IV, I payed 60 bucks for it on launch day and it freezes every 10 minutes on my system. It didn't start doing that until a week after the time I could return it.

Therefore, rip off.
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i don't know what the hell you're on about

but i think WoW is a rip because you have to buy the disc and install it, fair enough.

but i then heard that you have to keep paying for it.

i mean wtf?

in runescape the best MMORPG that stole two years of my like u can get quite a bit for free then they steal £3.20/$5 a month from you and ur bored quickly.


idk what your freaking out about. games need updates every once in a while yes? how will they afford it if the only income they have is game sells? they need another source of income.
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Yeah, the second thread is open, but I'll add:

GTA IV, I payed 60 bucks for it on launch day and it freezes every 10 minutes on my system. It didn't start doing that until a week after the time I could return it.

Therefore, rip off.



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#10
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Yeah, the second thread is open, but I'll add:

GTA IV, I payed 60 bucks for it on launch day and it freezes every 10 minutes on my system. It didn't start doing that until a week after the time I could return it.

Therefore, rip off.


wow, that blows.

mines frozen like 3 times maybe and i got it on launch day too.
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#11
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idk what your freaking out about. games need updates every once in a while yes? how will they afford it if the only income they have is game sells? they need another source of income.



and how does every other game with online play work then?
and how does every other game release patches at no extra cost


i'm sorry, but WoW charging monthly on top of game is just stupid
#12
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i don't know what the hell you're on about

but i think WoW is a rip because you have to buy the disc and install it, fair enough.

but i then heard that you have to keep paying for it.

i mean wtf?

in runescape the best MMORPG that stole two years of my like u can get quite a bit for free then they steal £3.20/$5 a month from you and ur bored quickly.


Almost every good MMORPG has a monthly subscription fee, there is no way they could keep the devs working off of box sales.

And for RuneScape, you think they can support devs off the adds? LOL.

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Yeah, the second thread is open, but I'll add:

GTA IV, I payed 60 bucks for it on launch day and it freezes every 10 minutes on my system. It didn't start doing that until a week after the time I could return it.

Therefore, rip off.


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#13
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idk what your freaking out about. games need updates every once in a while yes? how will they afford it if the only income they have is game sells? they need another source of income.

Lineage 2 needs updates and you only pay once.
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#14
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and how does every other game with online play work then?
and how does every other game release patches at no extra cost


i'm sorry, but WoW charging monthly on top of game is just stupid


Your an idiot. Most online games charge monthly. (well maybe not CS type game but this is a huge difference)
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and how does every other game with online play work then?
and how does every other game release patches at no extra cost


i'm sorry, but WoW charging monthly on top of game is just stupid


Some games have online stores, you pay real money and you get items.

Others are simply more expensive. Mainly FPS's. But off the top of my head, Guild Wars (4 games in total, and they are the highest priced MMO I've seen) and CoD4. They are both a lot more expensive than games you pay monthly for.

So obviously different companies like their different methods. Games that like to release REAL content patches *IE , whole new areas* will ask for a monthly fee. Whilst others who say "this is the game, you don't like it? leave" just don't bother updating sometimes, or only update to fix bugs.

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#17
GTA IV doesn't freeze on my system. Weird.

MTGO isn't a rip off either. I don't understand why you think you should get the same cards you have in real life online. If you don't want to pay money, play on Apprentice. And I was perfectly aware that you had to buy the cards online whenever I started. They don't have a website for nothin'.

Biggest ripoff for me, would probably be the 360 intercooler. It's suppose to keep your system cool, but typically, you can't get the powersupply to work with it.
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and how does every other game with online play work then?
and how does every other game release patches at no extra cost


i'm sorry, but WoW charging monthly on top of game is just stupid


No, the only stupid thing here is YOU.

You think it's easy running a game that big? You know **** all. Shut the **** up and stop talking about **** you don't understand.
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#20
GTA4, got 10 out of 10s, despite it being probably the weakest GTA I've ever played.
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No, the only stupid thing here is YOU.

You think it's easy running a game that big? You know **** all. Shut the **** up and stop talking about **** you don't understand.


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#24
Limbo Of The Lost seems to have ripped almost all its content from other games..
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#25
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Any FPS is pretty much a ripoff. It's all the same, with different textures.


You could say that for all genres. All racing games are the same, all fighting games are the same, all RPGs are the same.
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#27
Not really a rip-off just cheap, Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 Xbox versions. What the hell? I know it's supossed(sp?) to be hard but when a boss throws a ****load of 15 hit combos at you you tend to get pissed and throw your controller around. Love those games though
#28
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True. I think it's more prevalent in FPS though.


Yeah honestly it is.

The only way FPS's are different is the maps (which are pretty much all getting the same nowadays), and the graphical quality of the game. IE CS against CoD4.
#30
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Yeah honestly it is.

The only way FPS's are different is the maps (which are pretty much all getting the same nowadays), and the graphical quality of the game. IE CS against CoD4.


I play most FPS's for the single player, AKA, the story. The only one I play online is Halo 3.
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You could say that for all genres. All racing games are the same, all fighting games are the same, all RPGs are the same.


How can you possibly say all RPGs are the same? It is the only genre that has games that are really totally different. Final fantasy tactics VS final fantasy 7. Both RPG but totally different game play and story etc.
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#33
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How can you possibly say all RPGs are the same? It is the only genre that has games that are really totally different. Final fantasy tactics VS final fantasy 7. Both RPG but totally different game play and story etc.


All you ever do is roleplay as something!

But seriously, I was just naming the first genres that came to mind.
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The official addons for Oblvion that you have to pay for.

WoW.

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Yeah honestly it is.

The only way FPS's are different is the maps (which are pretty much all getting the same nowadays), and the graphical quality of the game. IE CS against CoD4.


The game play of Counter Strike is totally different than Call of Duty.
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All you ever do is roleplay as something!

But seriously, I was just naming the first genres that came to mind.

HOLY ****. Roleplaying in a roleplaying game? Whatever will they think of next? Shooting in a FPS, racing in a racing sim? MADNESS I TELLS YA. MADNESS!
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HOLY ****. Roleplaying in a roleplaying game? Whatever will they think of next? Shooting in a FPS, racing in a racing sim? MADNESS I TELLS YA. MADNESS!

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HOLY ****. Roleplaying in a roleplaying game? Whatever will they think of next? Shooting in a FPS, racing in a racing sim? MADNESS I TELLS YA. MADNESS!


I have a funny feeling that you're being sarcastic.
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#39
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and how does every other game with online play work then?
and how does every other game release patches at no extra cost


i'm sorry, but WoW charging monthly on top of game is just stupid


You are just making yourself sound very unintelligent and ignorant.

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That = Scratched disc
You = Retard
I tried three different discs, none of them with a scratch on it.

Nice try though, retard.

EDIT: I'll clear up, I had two different 360's(not a comp ), and the first one I played it on(first disc) worked well enough, it barley ever froze(once or twice). Then, it froze a lot giving me the red rings.

Tried the same disc on another system, froze every 10 minutes, then I tried two different discs, same story.
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