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July 27th, 2012, 04:11
Borderlands 2 can now be preordered on Steam for a hefty $69.99 , though you get a "free" upgrade to the Premiere Club Edition.
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July 27th, 2012, 04:11
The US Steam page is showing $59.99, or $179.99 for a four-pack.
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July 27th, 2012, 12:17
Also great fun in Europe with the usual 1$ = 1€ bullpoopie.
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July 27th, 2012, 13:39
I know many will disagree with me but in a way I think it is , at least partially, justified.

I mean, the price of pizza almost doubled during the last 10 years (at least where I live), I pay more for services; diesel and petrol - like what, tripled? While the price of games remained pretty much the same. 50 Euro today don't buy you the stuff in supermarket it did 8 years ago. And a 10 euro RRP increase in my opinion is fine.

Secondly, I don't remember when I paid RRP for a new game last time. Skyrim was like 35-40 euro on Amazon on day 1. Even if you want all games on Steam - you pre-order online a retail copy and then activate the game (with more and more games today being activate-able). Max Payne 2 went on 50% sale almost instantly after release. And the list of discount opportunities goes on and on.
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July 27th, 2012, 15:25
Justified?
Um… I guess this is what an average gamer will see and think:

Key Features:
■All-New Characters and All-New Classes - meh
■Dynamic Co-op online, and LAN - hmmm
■World Connected Story - who cares
■87 Bazillion…Everything - bazillion?
■Brand new environments on Pandora - big deal
■Brand new enemies - "bazillion" of mobrespawns to kill? It's christmas!

If you want to buy another respawn-o-rama with almost nonexisting traces of RPG then the price is probably justified. Hell, you'd give 100$ for that game.
Sorry, but I won't give a cent for that game.
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July 27th, 2012, 16:44
Originally Posted by Hamsternator View Post
Also great fun in Europe with the usual 1$ = 1€ bullpoopie.
I'ts 49.90€ on Steam.

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July 27th, 2012, 17:37
Well, first of all everything you've just said about the game is a speculation, we still have to wait and see how it turns out.

Secondly, when I said that 10 euro increase was justified, I meant the industry in general, not just this specific game. I meant that since we pay more ( and in some cases A LOT more) today than years ago for most things - there would be nothing wrong with games prices increasing too. I though that was clear from my post.

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Justified?
Um… I guess this is what an average gamer will see and think:

Key Features:
■All-New Characters and All-New Classes - meh
■Dynamic Co-op online, and LAN - hmmm
■World Connected Story - who cares
■87 Bazillion…Everything - bazillion?
■Brand new environments on Pandora - big deal
■Brand new enemies - "bazillion" of mobrespawns to kill? It's christmas!

If you want to buy another respawn-o-rama with almost nonexisting traces of RPG then the price is probably justified. Hell, you'd give 100$ for that game.
Sorry, but I won't give a cent for that game.
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July 27th, 2012, 20:57
Well, either those guys read RPG Watch or they had planned on "fixing" the pricing issues anyway (hmmm…), but the pre-order sale price is now 53.99 USD through July 30th (and 59.99 thereafter).

My advice: buy it this weekend for 53.99 (quite reasonable in my opinion). That's what I and my co-op partner-in-crime plan to do.
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July 27th, 2012, 21:22
$40 here, i have bought from them several times with success.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/e…derlands-2-na/
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July 27th, 2012, 22:07
Originally Posted by cptbarkey View Post
$40 here, i have bought from them several times with success.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/e…derlands-2-na/
Got a 404 when trying that link.

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July 27th, 2012, 23:50
Originally Posted by cptbarkey View Post
$40 here, i have bought from them several times with success.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/e…derlands-2-na/
Shows $50 for me.
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July 28th, 2012, 03:06
Green Man Gaming is pretty good - you get the Steam key from them for this anyway.

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July 28th, 2012, 05:31
You have to use a discount code to knock it down to $40. Enter the code COSYO-UDIDN-TGET1 at checkout for 20% off Borderlands 2 (or any other game).
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July 28th, 2012, 07:36
Is the first game any good? It's free to play this weekend on Steam, planning to DL and try it.
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Originally Posted by CountChocula View Post
Is the first game any good?
Depends what you're looking for. Don't expect anything epic from the single-player campaign. Borderlands is geared more towards multiplayer. Mobs are quick to respawn, and the quests are extremely repetitive.
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July 28th, 2012, 12:20
26.99 on Steam for me (including tax at 20%). Go pound
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