1. dawrath's Avatar
    Let me state that I LOVE WP7 so far. Had my phone less then a week but games I would get free for my daughter/myself cost 2.99+ on WP7. They were both free on my last 2 phones. Iphone 3GS and Samsung Captivate.

    Example Angry Birds, have not even searched for the physics games I normally play on it. I bought my first app this week (freetalk 2.99) and was glad to only pay 2.99 since no native good voice support yet. The 2.99 is cheaper then $20 a month to greedy ATT. Is this MS just wanting money or?
    01-13-2012 02:52 PM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Most of the XBox Live games (Angry Birds is one) Microsoft consider to be a premium game Dawrath, because they award achievements that add Gamerscore to XBox Live gamers profiles.

    I know a lot of users don't care a jot about achievements but lots do.

    XBox Live games are always more expensive than the non XBox Live enabled ones.

    Just the way it is I guess Dawrath. :(

    There's usually a 'Deal of The Week' where an XBox Live enabled game is reduced in price.

    (Implode is this weeks DOTW)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 01-13-2012 at 03:00 PM.
    01-13-2012 02:54 PM
  3. selfcreation's Avatar
    hey ,

    next time PLEASE use the search option , this has been addressed many times!!!

    the main reason for XBL games costing more ( like ported games from Iphone/android to WP ) is because of the additional Bragging rights we get VIA XBL achievements.

    i under stand for some people that Achievements are not worth the extra 2-5$ but sadly that's what sets us apart in terms of price.

    an other reason might be the extra integration we have between WP and Xbox ( witch again relates to achievements on most parts )

    EDIT: DARN IT!! TheWeebear you beet me to iT!! lol ;)
    01-13-2012 02:55 PM
  4. mhans311's Avatar
    I am one of those who couldn't care less about Xbox live. It would be nice to have a cheaper option that doesn't connect with Xbox live.

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    01-13-2012 03:02 PM
  5. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes I agree mhans311, it would be nice to have non achievement versions at a cheaper price.

    You would think it would easy to impliment but Microsoft probably don't want to duplicate everything in the Marketplace.

    Perhaps a single game could be made to unlock achievements at the higher price only.

    I have no idea how achievements are built into games.
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 01-13-2012 at 03:39 PM.
    01-13-2012 03:06 PM
  6. jtn05's Avatar
    I am one of those who couldn't care less about Xbox live. It would be nice to have a cheaper option that doesn't connect with Xbox live.

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    I feel the same way. I hate paying extra for achievements.
    01-13-2012 03:35 PM
  7. selfcreation's Avatar
    thank fully most of the BEST wp games are NOT XBL games lol. so you can pay cheap for good game.... untill they switch to a XBL title and jump up 3$ in price . lol
    01-13-2012 04:45 PM
  8. dawrath's Avatar
    The extra cost is almost enough for me to want to return my new phone :( But I love everything else about WP7 so far.
    01-13-2012 05:00 PM
  9. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I was in this same boat at first. My friend had Plants vs. Zombies that he had gotten for like .99, so I went to get it on my phone and it was like $3. At first I felt cheated, but Thanks to achievements I was enjoying the game, trying to accomplish them, long after my friend had beaten the Android version. I have had this same experience in other games too, after I have "beaten" them and would otherwise get bored playing them, the achievements give me additional, enjoyable playing time.
    01-16-2012 12:47 AM
  10. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    Because we will pay for it, in enough numbers. On iOS, there are probably 1k+ other games for every one game made. On android, it is insanely easy to procure... "backups," (is that what they are called, now?) of apk and sideload them. Hard to explain in short, just different mindset in other platforms, so ultimately, different pricing.

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    01-16-2012 01:13 AM
  11. Blacklac's Avatar
    Ads too. Blackberry Playbook users have the same complaints you guys have. Angry Birds and PvZ are all like $5. Sure, its sounds like a lot when you compare to .99 and 1.99 games with ads, but considering how much PC games cost, I don't mind paying $5 for a quality game. :). Just be a little more diligent with your purchases so you don't buy a game only to not play it after a week. We can't expect developers to give their work away. ;)
    01-16-2012 01:15 PM