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The Daily Moot: Game Prices Going Up

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1. Next-Gen Game Price Hike

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The price of games is going up. As the first PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games become available for pre-order, it’s clear that publishers have decided to increase the retail price of their games on next-gen consoles to $70. For example, 2K Games has already committed to the price hike, announcing that NBA 2K21 will cost $70 on the PS5 and Xbox Series X compared to $60 on the PS4 and Xbox One. While fans have never had an issue with paying the full price for the games they love, the increase in price will undoubtedly cause a rift in the community if the next-gen games contain pay-to-win microtransactions along with their $70 price tag.

  2. Evo Online Canceled   Evo Online has been canceled. Evo has long been considered the world’s premier fighting game competition, but following sexual misconduct allegations against Evo president Joey “MrWizard" Cuellar, several of the genre’s most prominent figures decided to opt-out of this year’s tournament. As a result, Evo Online is being shut down completely and there will be no Evo event for 2020.

  3. Xbox Games Showcase   An Xbox Games Showcase has been announced. Microsoft hasn’t released a ton of details about the event, but the showcase is expected to provide a first look at several of Microsoft’s upcoming first-party games. The main focus of the event will undoubtedly be the Xbox Series X, with first-party games being uniquely designed to maximize the impact of the console’s next-gen capabilities. The Xbox Games Showcase is set to take place on July 23 at 9am Pacific Time, and will be viewable on most major streaming services including Twitch and YouTube.

  4. Paragon Spin-Offs   Multiple MOBAs based on Epic Games’ Paragon have been announced. Paragon closed down permanently back in 2018 but after its closure, Epic decided to release the game’s assets for free on the Unreal Engine 4 Marketplace. Fast-forward 2 years and there are now at least 4 new Paragon-based MOBAs in the works: Overprime, CORE, Predecessor and Fault, all of which appear to be coming soon. Fault will be heading to Steam Early Access on July 17 and Predecessor will begin its closed alpha period on July 10. It’s unlikely that all of these games will be able to survive the internal competition between each other, but MOBA fans will certainly have plenty of new options to choose from while they battle it out.

  5. Shadow Warrior 3 Trailer   Flying Wild and Devolver Digital have just released the first teaser trailer for Shadow Warrior 3. Known for their unusual and often gory announcements, Devolver Digital has certainly lived up to expectations with the trailer for Shadow Warrior 3. Although details about the game are currently slim, we can expect plenty of more information about Shadow Warrior 3 and other upcoming games to be revealed during the publisher’s Devolver Direct digital showcase next week. You can check out the teaser trailer for Shadow Warrior 3 below.

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  • ArcticBravo verified LV.26 Elite Four Jul 7, 2020, 05:46 AM

    I can understand a game like The Elder Scrolls 6 costing $70, but a yearly game like NBA 2K21? Nah.

  • Rappertuner31 LV.16 Monster Jul 7, 2020, 05:56 AM

    Was always like that with EA tbh

  • gamer918443155 LV.1 Mootie Jul 7, 2020, 09:38 AM
  • gamer918443155 LV.1 Mootie Jul 7, 2020, 09:40 AM

    well are games good quality for the as numerous many as possible?

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 05:12 AM

    NBA 2k isn’t EA

  • gamer918443155 LV.1 Mootie Jul 7, 2020, 09:38 AM
  • BOSH LV.3 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 10:03 AM

    exactly even tho I never play elder scroll. 2k is not worth 70 dollars

  • GonstealurbeenzinVr LV.8 Dragon Jul 18, 2020, 04:05 AM

    Play the elder scrolls Skyrim and oblivion best games ever made

  • FlutterArts LV.21 S Jul 7, 2020, 10:54 AM

    As a gamer, I'm obviously not a big fan of high game prices, but the reason consoles can be so cheap is that they can charge more for games. But I still think 70 is a bit much. And of course EA is the one leading the change lmao.

  • Rappertuner31 LV.16 Monster Jul 7, 2020, 05:53 PM

    Ya shure I know the money has to be brought in some other way. As a fact the companys make the consoles cheaper than what's inside .But when I say that it's always like that with ea I mean every year people buy the same game and think they revuloutionised it when in reality they changed some Rarities .
    Correction: spelling

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 05:13 AM

    NBA 2k isn’t EA

  • Rappertuner31 LV.16 Monster Jul 8, 2020, 05:17 AM

    If it's not I'm sorry but it's like that with almost every sports game. And since fifa is made by EA I thought most big sports games are.

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 05:19 AM

    Yeah EA is every sport except basketball. They made NBA Live which failed because of 2k

  • Rappertuner31 LV.16 Monster Jul 8, 2020, 05:30 AM

    hm nice to know thank you

  • PercyJ1231 LV.12 Big Chungus Jul 8, 2020, 11:42 PM

    2k games is the dev for 2k and they are owned by EA

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 11:43 PM

    PercyJ1231  I’m pretty sure it’s owned by Visual Studios. And if EA owned it why would they try to make a new game to rival it?

  • PercyJ1231 LV.12 Big Chungus Jul 8, 2020, 11:45 PM

    DaPi  My bad, 2k is owned by Take Two. I’m not a sports guy

  • 2infinite2kGods LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 11:47 PM

    Well they add new stuff like animations dunks people and that type shi

  • itspandaa LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:02 AM

    Wow that’s sad. And console still has to pay for online

  • ł₦₮ØӾł₵₳₮ɆĐ LV.22 Big Chungus Jul 7, 2020, 07:18 AM

    Reasons pc is better :)

  • Jello Daddy LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:21 AM

    There is no such thing as a better platform it is all subjective opinion

  • App0xXt17 LV.12 Chief Jul 7, 2020, 07:23 AM

    i play on ps4 but pc is way better

  • panasane LV.3 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:48 AM

    lol imagine thinking this when PCs exist

  • AJR_99 LV.18 Gym Leader Jul 9, 2020, 02:36 AM

    Imagine thinking it at all

  • LittleOne004 LV.12 Clearly Hacking Jul 7, 2020, 08:18 AM

    used to think the same thing with me and my xbox but then i built my pc and immediately recognized the differeence

  • GonstealurbeenzinVr LV.8 Dragon Jul 18, 2020, 04:10 AM

    Usually I would agree but console has to pay for online access where as it’s free on pc also you have the ability to mod games use it for other purposes and it’s more powerful if you assemble it right so I’d say pc is better than the current generation’s of consoles

  • itspandaa LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 08:30 AM

    yea but pc has more problems and they cost 3 or 4 times more for a decent one

  • Lun4r LV.1 Mootie Jul 7, 2020, 01:39 PM

    My PC is 750$ and can run R6 at 144 fps at medium settings (same as console settings). Let’s say the PS5 costs 500$ with 60$ a year for online. It takes Sony another 7 years to release a new console. Thats 750$ for a pc which you can do much more than game on vs 920$ for a console. And that’s without Steam summer sales and generally cheaper games on PC.

  • itspandaa LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 01:40 PM

    yo custom built or what?

  • Lun4r LV.1 Mootie Jul 7, 2020, 01:40 PM

    Yep. If you want the part list hmu

  • In My White Tee LV.4 Lurker Jul 8, 2020, 04:40 PM

    Lun4r  I'm gonna just follow you for now, have been wanting to build a PC for a while so when I can scrounge up the cash I'll hit you up for the list, if that's ok.

  • Come_sock_lol LV.4 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:35 AM

    This is why I’m getting a pc

  • LittleAlchemist LV.20 Wild West Jul 7, 2020, 07:03 AM

    God damm at this point people still gonna be on ps4 by the time the ps7 is out

  • Fuungo LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:18 AM

    no if im right ps4 will stop getting supported at 2022

  • Fuungo LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:18 AM

    but I'm not sure about that

  • LittleAlchemist LV.20 Wild West Jul 7, 2020, 06:32 PM

    I hope it doesn’t I mean the ps3 still work right?

  • N3m0 LV.5 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:13 AM

    its stupid that the AAA companies wanna increase the price on games they release that are broken, very bugged or just straight garbage, you want a higher price in games? Then give us games that aren't a mess on release date, make games worth the 70 dollar price tag

  • SilverRaven LV.10 Good Leader Jul 11, 2020, 02:55 PM

    Preach bro. Preach. 👍

  • GastrodonLord LV.11 Avatar Jul 7, 2020, 07:10 AM

    Makes no sense since the consoles are like $600

  • Cjlilkiller LV.6 Nomad Jul 7, 2020, 08:12 AM

    yeah well pcs are even more expensive if your not going for a cheap build

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 05:14 AM

    PC doesn’t have to play for online. Plus the steam summer sales are insane. I got $150+ worth of games for $40

  • Gendor64 LV.20 Shadow Jul 7, 2020, 10:56 AM

    the price of games has nothing to do with consoles. we even could see a price increase on pc, console just confirmed it sort of. the price of development and the cost of games (not including micro transactions, that's a different part) haven't been balanced in a while. just look at the best and worst example hideo kojima. his games (especially the mgs series) costed a shit ton while usually hardly bringing that money back in, but by now that's with a lot more games. i'm more surprised it hasn't happened sooner, especially now when devs also are asked to work with rtx which is expensive af to do atm and still release a 50+ hours game because else people will be mad (nba not included tho, nba actually can suck a dong and lower the price to free 2 play considering all the micro transactions)

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 7, 2020, 05:43 AM

    Yep definitely not getting the next gen consoles

  • Bloody toenails LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 08:01 PM

    Same

  • NO NAME verified Jul 7, 2020, 07:21 AM

    When prices go up, lord Gaben comes to the rescue with his all holy sale prices

  • Somoninaka LV.24 Apex Editor Jul 7, 2020, 05:47 AM

    god why are games so expensive??

  • DoctorBred LV.4 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:05 AM

    i guess i understand, because it’s gonna be a lot more programming to make the games feel truly next gen. just my opinion tho lol

  • goatyGoatstank LV.21 Clearly Hacking Jul 7, 2020, 07:16 AM

    anyone have advice for building a pc

  • ItsAnarchy LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:19 AM

    Use Pcpartpicker to make sure all the parts are compatible

  • Gear On YT LV.10 Game Critic Jul 7, 2020, 07:20 AM

    idk. reddit can help you with that.

  • PlasticSaint LV.3 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:23 AM

    reddit.com/r/buildapc

  • jojothka123 LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:25 AM

    sure

  • GhXst_. LV.28 Freddy Jul 7, 2020, 07:25 AM

    don t get a cheap powersupply...

  • jojothka123 LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:26 AM

    Whatever you do, dont cheap out on the PSU

  • NO NAME verified Jul 7, 2020, 07:26 AM

    Pcpartpicker.com is a good place to start.

  • DaPi LV.31 Legend Jul 8, 2020, 05:16 AM

    I can help you pick out the right parts. Just send me a dm

  • RTB_Urban LV.3 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:08 AM

    Yet another reason to switch to PC

  • LittleAlchemist LV.20 Wild West Jul 7, 2020, 07:19 AM

    I already have instead of getting yearly ps plus subs I’m gonna get me $50 steam cards

  • Anakai LV.2 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:07 AM

    $70?! wow

  • RumblingEnd420 LV.5 Lurker Jul 7, 2020, 07:14 AM

    that is fucking retarded we have to boycott all the games that cost $70

  • Elfi LV.30 Rare Candy Jul 7, 2020, 07:18 AM

    they better bring pay rises too then

  • ImperialPirate LV.10 Nomad Jul 7, 2020, 07:02 AM

    F

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