Why Are PC Games so Expensive? | TAG: Episode 5 | Gadgets 360 Gaming Show



Welcome to TAG!

The price of games in India, especially for PC games, have dramatically increased in recent times. From new games launching at prices like 699, 899, and 999, the prices for a new triple-A game has shot up to Rs. 3,499 and even more. What has changed? Who’s to blame? What’s the best platform to game on a budget, and also how can you be a gamer on a budget. We discuss all this and more in the latest episode of TAG.

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Timestamps:
0:35 – PC Games used to be ridiculously cheap
2:05 – It’s GTA V’s fault?
3:29 – The game re-export problem
6:20 – PC Gaming price hikes begin
8:31 – Are people paying full prices in India?
11:41 – Are game publishers happy?
14:24 – How are Indie games still well priced?
16:42 – Is Steam pricing fair?
19:40 – PC Gaming discount sites
20:56 – Games that never go on discount
23:18 – Is PC gaming making money for publishers?
24:34 – Is the rising dollar price to blame?
27:29 – Blame bitcoin miners for rising price of PC
28:36 – Tips for budget gamers

Discussed Links:
→ Need for Speed Payback Review: https://goo.gl/7GhFxf
→ Mass Effect Andromeda Review: https://goo.gl/6dqTKh
→ Star Wars Battlefront 2 Review: https://goo.gl/BycSiY
→ Will PUBG Replace Counter-Strike in India?: https://goo.gl/AAuLYi
→ The Company That Made It Easier to Buy Steam Games In India: https://goo.gl/9siEbP
→ All Age of Empires – Definitive Edition Cheat Codes: https://goo.gl/Mi8XQ7
→ Kingdom Come – Deliverance Review: http://youtu.be/058pK5gx2VE
→ Cheapest Place to Buy Steam Games: https://goo.gl/a23WU3
→ Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com

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Credits:
Host – Rishi Alwani @rishialwani
Guest – Pranay Parab @prawnay

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