Australian game prices have been like that for years, marked up for no real reason and pinned on 'taxes' (if I remember right) and other things like that when the issues been bought up, although that's probably just an excuse, as the markups are almost double for alot of console games.
They might change now though, retailers are going to struggle because now alot of consumers are catching on that it works out cheap for us to import games from overseas, and ship them here than it is to buy a game at full price here most of the time, so retailers might have to markdown their prices to stay competitive.
tl;dr there's been excuse about the pricing of games here, and no actual proper reason for the markup of prices here, so it's just stayed that way.
HD collections are $50 in Australia??? Then shouldn't they be like $25 in NA?!
Sorry, turns out I was a bit off there. Going by the Jak and Daxter Trilogy they seem to retail for around $60 here. Wasn't too far off though xD
The US pricing is about $20 cheaper (going by gamestop and amazon.com), so I think that seems in line with the conversions. (and the Australian markup from other countrys in retail pricing we get for every game)
This would be awesome. But I highly doubt it's true. What about the whole Tarzan issue?
I'm no expert, but I'm prettysure there shouldn't be any issue with the rights if they're just re-releasing the original game. Disney also re-released Tarzan on Blu-Ray recently, so that would support that.
This HD remake announcement is so sudden. I feel like this is fake, and it should have been announced by the creators themselves.
It's not an announcement though, it's a rumor. The guys says he has had his source tell him, and he's reported it on his site, with no official confirmation it's classified as a rumor.
If it's announced it'll be announced by Square-Enix themselves, or revealed at one of the E3 conferences.
Edited by Tsunamo, 31 May 2012 - 09:59 AM.