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#1 PS3Scene

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:30 AM

Warhawk To Cost $40 On PlayStation Network
Posted by XanTium | 4-8-2007 0:30 EST

 
From blog.wired.com:


The rumors can be laid to rest and the reactions can begin: Sony has announced, of course via the kinder, gentler medium of PlayStation Dot Blog, that the downloadable version of Warhawk will cost gamers $40.

And so begins the great experiment, as Sony seeks to find out exactly how much people will pay for a big-budget game that is distributed digitally.


Full Story: blog.wired.com | blog.us.playstation.com




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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:01 AM

Why didn't they just sell the thing in stores if thats the case uhh.gif

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:15 AM

That's pretty cool - in this case though I think I want the headset, or else I'd be all over digital distrobution...

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:15 AM

@incognegro

They are - I believe they are selling Warhawk in retail form for $60, but it includes a headset.

Edited by epsilon72, 04 August 2007 - 06:15 AM.


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:38 AM

I was hoping for $30 for the download, but I guess that doesn't matter to me too much since I'll likely get the retail box. But what I really want to know is, if we buy the retail box can we install the game to the hard drive? If not, that's a pretty big advantage for the downloadable version. Being able to choose it from the dash without the need to put in a disc is a nice convenience.

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:05 PM

Very interesting point Thraxen. When I started to read the comment I said to myself "Of course they'll let you install something to the hard drive". Several games have already implemented this function. However, there's no reason to prevent the entire game from installing, and if that's the case then it would be annoying to put in the disc every time you want to play. This situation has been an annoyance to PC gamers for a long time, except those who employ no-cd/dvd cracks happy.gif.

By the way, does anyone know where there is a picture of this headset?

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:38 PM

Jabra BT125
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(epsilon72 @ Aug 4 2007, 06:51 AM) View Post

@incognegro

They are - I believe they are selling Warhawk in retail form for $60, but it includes a headset.


oh i see....makes sense now smile.gif

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:24 AM

QUOTE(Kamasutra318 @ Aug 4 2007, 12:41 PM) View Post

Very interesting point Thraxen. When I started to read the comment I said to myself "Of course they'll let you install something to the hard drive". Several games have already implemented this function. However, there's no reason to prevent the entire game from installing, and if that's the case then it would be annoying to put in the disc every time you want to play. This situation has been an annoyance to PC gamers for a long time, except those who employ no-cd/dvd cracks happy.gif.



I was in the Warhawk beta and the game was, of course, 100% from the HDD. After playing it like that for a couple of months it would be rather annoying for me to suddenly have to use a disc for the game. But I also kind of want the retail box version because it's a pretty decent deal with the BT headset included. It's also supposed to have some extra "video content" (whatever that is)... plus I just kind of like having the box for games. So if the disc doesn't install it ends up becoming a difficult decision for me.

Edited by Thraxen, 07 August 2007 - 06:53 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:12 AM

I see what you mean. The Bluetooth headset doesn't look like a great deal considering the retail price, but it's good enough for someone, like me, who doesn't have one.

This method of distribution makes introducing a model with a larger hard drive make more sense, but I still don't understand why the increase was so relatively small.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE(Kamasutra318 @ Aug 7 2007, 12:48 AM) View Post

I see what you mean. The Bluetooth headset doesn't look like a great deal considering the retail price, but it's good enough for someone, like me, who doesn't have one.

This method of distribution makes introducing a model with a larger hard drive make more sense, but I still don't understand why the increase was so relatively small.



I still think the change to 80 GB was supplier driven. That's the only reason that makes sense. I'm thinking their HDD supplier(s) must be wanting to discontinue the 60 GB models so it then became cheaper, or the only option, to put in 80 GB drives. And despite Sony's claims to the contrary, I think once all the 60 GB models are out of the supply chain they will remove Motorstorm from the bundle and drop the price of the 80 GB to $500 USD.




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