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Acky.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:39 PM Edited by Acky., 27 August 2013 - 04:48 PM.

Okay, so I've turned on my Xbox after coming home from work, and I've suddenly noticed an advertisement on the dashboard saying "Rockstar Publisher sale."

I've clicked on it, to discover EVERYTHING on Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and LA Noire, along with extras such as Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Bully: Scholarship Edition has 50%-75% off!

Now, if you ask a gamer, this is pretty much as good as it gets for your DLC, but lurk deeper and think; why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles at this moment in time?

Discuss.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

If the ps3 has a similar sale bully and max Payne 3 will be getting bought

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:40 PM

Because there is a lot about r* in the news atm, so, its in the gamers public eye, so why not sell old games dlc for more revenue?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

PR stunt? Eh?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

My guess is they're trying to swindle us with some sort of PR stunt!!

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:52 PM

I remember one of them sony fanboys redx or something making fun of the fact that only PS3 got 75% of off R* titles by pre-ordering..

Now xbox got the same without having to pre-order.. If anything this should be a lesson not to participate in the console wars BS..

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:53 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

You look like a vampire

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE (krammkracker @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:53)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

You look like a vampire

How do I look like a vampire? lol.gif

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

ps3 has a lot of GTA V ads on PSN like 3d background images etc.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

QUOTE (Cinoy @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:54)
ps3 has a lot of GTA V ads on PSN like 3d background images etc.

What?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

QUOTE (TheRealBars @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:52)
I remember one of them sony fanboys redx or something making fun of the fact that only PS3 got 75% of off R* titles by pre-ordering..

Now xbox got the same without having to pre-order.. If anything this should be a lesson not to participate in the console wars BS..

Didnt you just though?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

Your sig is attractive.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (MrSpooge @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:56)
QUOTE (TheRealBars @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:52)
I remember one of them sony fanboys redx or something making fun of the fact that only PS3 got 75% of off R* titles by pre-ordering..

Now xbox got the same without having to pre-order.. If anything this should be a lesson not to participate in the console wars BS..

Didnt you just though?

I play on PS3... ?

Just stating that console wars are complete BS, especially pre-release when we don't know whats going to happen - ergo as of now both consoles offer a similar deal..




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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Considering this is like the fourth R* sale I've seen on the marketplace I doubt it. R* didn't do anything wrong they have nothing to cover up all they're doing is trying to get people to do is buy their games.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

Why are people talking about my signature? lol.gif on Xbox 360, you can pick up Bully for 2.99.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

QUOTE (krammkracker @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:53)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

You look like a vampire

I've always thought the every time i see his picture.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

Its a way to acquire new customers. By knocking down the price, people who haven't played a rockstar game before now has a chance to without risking too much money until they can decide whether thwy like rockstar or not. Once they see how awesome rockstar games are then they will see that gta v is coming out soon and boom1 extra sale for gta v

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:08)
Why are people talking about my signature? lol.gif on Xbox 360, you can pick up Bully for 2.99.

Real question you have to ask yourself is why even plaster yourself and I assume your girlfriend/boyfriend all over your profile on a gaming site. This isn't facebook, heh but maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (CatDog96 @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:09)
QUOTE (krammkracker @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:53)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

You look like a vampire

I've always thought the every time i see his picture.

How do I look like a vampire?! lol.gif

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:17)
QUOTE (CatDog96 @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:09)
QUOTE (krammkracker @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:53)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:47)
QUOTE (Sinz86irocblk @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 16:42)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 10:39)
why would they be trying to maximise their profits on these previous titles?


Sounds pretty suspicious for a business whatsthat.gif

You know what I mean Captain Obvious, they've tried many different methods, but this is a HUGE price cut compared to previous times.

You look like a vampire

I've always thought the every time i see his picture.

How do I look like a vampire?! lol.gif

I'm not sure, you just do.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

QUOTE (FearTheLiving @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:17)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:08)
Why are people talking about my signature? lol.gif on Xbox 360, you can pick up Bully for 2.99.

Real question you have to ask yourself is why even plaster yourself and I assume your girlfriend/boyfriend all over your profile on a gaming site. This isn't facebook, heh but maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.

Plaster myself? Because I haven't remained anonymous in appearance as like majority of the forum, I'm plastering myself all over the forums? It's my avatar and signature of my profile, big deal.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (FearTheLiving @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:17)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:08)
Why are people talking about my signature? lol.gif on Xbox 360, you can pick up Bully for 2.99.

Real question you have to ask yourself is why even plaster yourself and I assume your girlfriend/boyfriend all over your profile on a gaming site. This isn't facebook, heh but maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.

Plaster myself? Because I haven't remained anonymous in appearance as like majority of the forum, I'm plastering myself all over the forums? It's my avatar and signature of my profile, big deal.

Well considering they have a member photo for your profile you don't really need to put it as your avatar and and your sig, but whatever to each their own.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:24)
QUOTE (FearTheLiving @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:17)
QUOTE (Acky. @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 17:08)
Why are people talking about my signature? lol.gif on Xbox 360, you can pick up Bully for 2.99.

Real question you have to ask yourself is why even plaster yourself and I assume your girlfriend/boyfriend all over your profile on a gaming site. This isn't facebook, heh but maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.

Plaster myself? Because I haven't remained anonymous in appearance as like majority of the forum, I'm plastering myself all over the forums? It's my avatar and signature of my profile, big deal.

I think it's weird how you've put a pic of yourself on here tbh

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (Civkiller @ Tuesday, Aug 27 2013, 19:12)
Its a way to acquire new customers. By knocking down the price, people who haven't played a rockstar game before now has a chance to without risking too much money until they can decide whether thwy like rockstar or not. Once they see how awesome rockstar games are then they will see that gta v is coming out soon and boom1 extra sale for gta v

This and, generally the hype for GTA V is also generally a new hype for R*, it makes people want to acquire more from that company before GTA V release, whether because they're interested in the games or just for the sake of it. When people see GTA V they will believe that all the other games from R* are also so great, it's also a good way for people to waste their time until the release of GTA V. So after all, it's a very smart move, but all simple marketing in the end.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:22 PM

Come on use your brain, GTA V is out in 20 days this is their last chance to sell those games, I doubt that there will be anyone returning to those titles once they get GTA V and specially the online mode.

"Oh man GTA V online is so cool, ell let me make a break of it and play some MP3 ... oh sht is empty, oh man RDR too..."

Well it won't be exactly like this at start but won't take long till this happens, so with the spotlight on them it's the best strategy as a"last call", and people might even buy them because they have a wait of few weeks and they can play these games while waiting.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

i think its abit of PR , but also, i dont think after someone buys GTA V , they are going to go back to the older games..
Got me thinking though, the screenshots for LA Nior are nice, like GTA V , but ingame, Horrible, the V-Sync was poor too, edges was all wobbly, poor game graphicly. fingers crossed for V




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