That was a sudden turn-around. :-/
That was a sudden turn-around. :-/
Actually, weren't BP and LoW $48 (game + shipping) for the US, and $55 for outside the US? I mean, you can't get the game from SFT without the shipping, right?
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Price is always a consideration with a game. Anytime a new game gets released, people want to know two things: release date and price, especially with a game that's different than the mainstream.
On top of that, I said quite clearly that I wasn't sure whether I'd be picking up Star Odyssey or not, partly because we don't know yet what the price will be. I was hopeful of a sub-$40 price thanks to comments DA made in a different forum, and given that this audience is likely really looking forward to the game's release, I talked about it here, in the topic dedicated to the game.
You've really managed to turn this into a weird sort of roundabout attack. You're even quoting "ripped off," as if to give the impression that I used that term in an earlier post, when I'm fairly certain I never claimed to feel that way, let alone use those particular words. I'm a pretty reasonable guy, but I have to question whether or not SFT would prefer to have people like you as fans or not, given the way you've sort of jumped on someone who is contemplating a purchase of their product.
Anyways I apologize for the more personal remarks. The general idea about how it is unfair to complain about a price (especially when said price is reasonable to begin with) I stand by. I shouldn't have made it personal, sorry.
Alright, good. Sowwy if I made u mad.
That being said, don't let my asshole ways stop you from buying Star Odyssey when it comes out. It's epic scale will far outweigh my bad attitude.
No problem. You didn't make me mad.
And I'm totally with you on Star Odyssey. Hopefully it's so good even your grandma thinks it's worth the price!
I'm sorry that you feel our prices are too high, but if you compared our prices and quality levels to those of other retro game publishers, you would quickly realize that there is no better deal than buying from Super Fighter Team.
As I have also stated on the Digital Press forums, I am pleased to hear of your interest in Star Odyssey. I'm quite certain you will find it to your liking, as we have done a great deal of work to improve it and make it special.
Finally, I'd like to make it clear that my above statements are not intended to come off as rude or demeaning; that I am simply trying to inform you of the situation as it exists, using the facts. If you should have any additional questions regarding any of our products, you are always welcome to contact me directly via e-mail or here at the forum via private message.
Have a nice day.
Somehow all this debating is adding to the anticipation of Star Odyssey coming out
I'm not Chinese, but I am a long-term resident of China who works for Chinese employers, has Chinese in-laws and visits with Chinese extended family. Yes, there are farmers getting less than $1,000 per year. They are also given free land by the government, a small subsidy and they eat what they produce.
People in cities – excluding migrant construction workers – usually earn as much or more than $300 per month after taxes, especially if they completed high school and some college. City rent is expensive, and they couldn't survive on much less than that. Christ, even Foxconn paid almost that much to totally unskilled workers from the countryside and gave them housing.
The dollar has fallen and the yuan has risen. Your statement would have been true in the 1990s, maybe even the early 2000s, but it is entirely out of step with reality.
Of course ... if you can find a farmer to put down his donkey-pulled plow to program and translate a game to Super Fighter Team's quality standards, you might be on to something ...
Buy stuff at the Magical Game Factory, WaterMelon's crowd funding video game development site!
Do YOU have any games you want to get rid of that haven't been reviewed on the site and needs to be beaten for the sake of this project? Send 'em to me and I'll review and beat them! I'll pay for shipping of course. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
This might be true in a few third-tier cities that are just starting to take off in development.
But speaking frankly, I think Brandon requires being able to communicate with his employees. That requires some basic English ability. If they can communicate well enough, they probably went to college. And if you're talking about a programmer who went to college and who speaks some degree of English, he won't be looking for work in somewhere like Sanhe, Hebei ...
Not to denigrate these cities. Everywhere specializes in something. Sanhe, for example, has a thriving furniture industry. My point was that larger cities tend to be IT magnets that suck up skilled programmers, and jobs in these larger cities pay more because they have a higher cost of living.
For example, $25,000 per year is quite reasonable pay in parts of Kansas. Not so much in New York City. However, Kansas is not the place you go looking when you need to hire a fashion designer.
Most repro guys will tell you they operate at a loss. They do it because they like contributing to the retro gaming community. The parts may be cheap, but that doesn't include time and effort involved. Brandon and his employees want to get paid for what they're doing, and I don't blame them. I would too. His prices are reasonable and fair. You can't ask for more than that.
As I stated over at the Digital Press forums, if any of these "reproduction" sellers had actually bothered to attempt contact with the IP holder of Nightmare Busters, they may have been granted a proper license to distribute it. After all, we were. Sadly, the ease of just stealing the games is always much more inviting to the masses.
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