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Posted 26 September 2008 - 07:37 AM

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

View PostRobo-X, on September 26th 2008, 12:04 PM, said:

I wish it was so simple. Play.com works aslo but the problem with Amazon.co.uk and other uk based shoops is that UK prices are usually higher than in the rest of europe.
Hm, I actually found the UK prices usually on par with the German prices or even cheaper. CoD 4 for instance costs ₤40 at Amazon UK, which is 50 €. In Germany, it costs 55 €. AoE III Asian Empires costs ₤20 (25 €) in the UK and 30 € in Germany. Those are just two examples, but that's more or less the tendency I observed for most games.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:59 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on September 26th 2008, 02:37 PM, said:

Come on you two, enough EU politics.  Save it for another forum somewhere far far away.  Don't make me come over there!
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View PostJanichsan, on September 26th 2008, 03:06 PM, said:

Hm, I actually found the UK prices usually on par with the German prices or even cheaper. CoD 4 for instance costs ₤40 at Amazon UK, which is 50 €. In Germany, it costs 55 €. AoE III Asian Empires costs ₤20 (25 €) in the UK and 30 € in Germany. Those are just two examples, but that's more or less the tendency I observed for most games.

it really just depends how up to date you are with your currency conversions. Right now the euro is pretty strong against the pound. However, you still need to shop around. Play.com has CoD4 for £33, Pirates! for £15, NWN2 is £18, ETQW is £15, Battlestations is £25. Im fairly sure that Amazon tends to the RRP on mac games, so obviously you want to check Play's prices..
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:04 PM

View Postteflon, on September 26th 2008, 07:59 PM, said:

it really just depends how up to date you are with your currency conversions. Right now the euro is pretty strong against the pound.

True. But rest assured that I always check the converted Euro price before ordering – and so far I've always found the UK prices to be cheaper.

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However, you still need to shop around. Play.com has CoD4 for £33, Pirates! for £15, NWN2 is £18, ETQW is £15, Battlestations is £25. Im fairly sure that Amazon tends to the RRP on mac games, so obviously you want to check Play's prices..
Good tip. But weirdly some of Play.com's Euro prices strongly differ from their Pound prices. AoE III Asian Empires for instances is £18 (roughly 22 € converted) – but 25 €. In addition, Amazon doesn't stick to the RRP that much, NWN2 and ETQW for instance cost £20 there (RRP £40) and for Battlestations and Pirates they demand the same as Play.com.

But still: comparing prices is of course always a good idea.

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:42 PM

View Postteflon, on September 26th 2008, 10:59 AM, said:

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:28 PM

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oh yeah, janich, I didnt notice the euro conversion in the top right. Well now. Theyve obviously not updated their own euro conversions recently.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 05:28 PM

View Postbobbob, on September 25th 2008, 02:58 AM, said:

Since Aspyr's followed down the path laid by EA and 2K with Bioshock, Mass Effect, and Spore, making the same mistakes and some new ones, I'd just like to say that Good Old Games has some great games such as MDK1-2, Giants, Fallout 1-Tactics, Freespace 1-2, and Kingpin. Under $10, no DRM, extras, unlimited downloads.

I won't hold my breath for this, but there was a posting on the GOG website concerning Mac OSX ports:

http://www.gog.com/e...s/perm=2/#p_b_2

Looks like one of the GOG guys even uses a Mac...

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 06:11 PM

I too am disappointed by this. And to think I was told here that doing it like Steam was a bad idea and that Aspyr would never do it. Well that was half right. They didn't do it like Steam. They did it a hell of a lot worse! If they made a steam-like app with their back catalog of games in there at a reasonable price I'd be buying games right now.

I can't view that GoG forum posting because I'm not registered but if they do bring their service to the Mac also that would be cool.. even if they make them intel only and I have to wait until I can upgrade to buy them.
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Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:49 PM

View Postdorkhero, on September 25th 2008, 09:48 PM, said:

Uh, looks like PC games to me. Yes, I know: Crossover, Parallels, Fusion, Bootcamp, etc.

If I had wanted that, I'd own a Dell or an HP, not a Mac!

Yeah, it's Windows-only for now, but a news/forums post mentioned that the downloader they're working on is completely cross-platform. Who knows, maybe we'll see the OS X versions of the Fallouts and other games pop up on there?