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Modern Warfare 2 gets $10 price hike on PC


8:00 AM on 10.15.2009
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It seems there is no low to which evil publisher Activision will not sink. Still licking its lips after raising the UK RRP of Modern Warfare 2, Activision has now turned its eyes upon America, singling out PC gamers and deeming that they do not yet pay too much money for computer games. Henceforth, the normal PC game RRP of $50 is being replaced, and Modern Warfare 2 shall cost $60, just like a console game.

One of the major benefits of being an honest PC gamer is the fact that games cost less. Both in the UK and US, one can expect a PC game to cost $10/£10 less than the PS3 or Xbox 360 version. Not so this time. Both GameStop and Amazon have the PC version listed for $60, meaning that Activision is yet again charging extra cash for a game, simply because it feels it can get away with it. 

The Call of Duty series has seen plenty of piracy on PC, and I have no idea how Activision thinks this will help the situation. I expect more pirates to rip the game off now, and feel even more justified in doing so. A publisher really shouldn't be justifying piracy, but these rather opportunistic and scummy price hikes garner no sympathy whatsoever. 

If anybody involved with the game complains about piracy on the PC version of Modern Warfare 2, I won't be feeling sorry for them. The idea of videogames and consoles raising prices instead of dropping them over time is becoming a very disturbing trend.






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