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Current owners get all the new stuff for free!

Astebreed, the high-octane 3D shoot-em-up where you obliterate alien swarms with your mad piloting skills, just got updated to the Definitive Edition. The game also had its price increased but owners of the regular edition get upgraded for free. Those who don't own it already, can get the Definitive Edition 50% off until November 13, 5PM UTC.

There is a lot of cool stuff included in this Edition - most notably:
- Improved textures, better 3D models, 1920x1080 support and various other graphical improvements
- New songs to accompany your bullet-hell antics
- Additional and improved upgrades
- Optimized controller system
- Additional episodes and scenes that expand the story

Watch the trailer.
Post edited November 06, 2017 by maladr0Id
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Zoidberg: Paid upgrade for full HD resolution, better controller support and a couple songs... :/
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GR00T: What's the complaint here? If you already own the game, you get the upgrade free - so no 'paid upgrade' there. If you don't own the game, you can get it for 50% off right now (still not a 'paid upgrade' if you didn't own it in the first place).
The article specifies an increase in price though, soooo... yeah, it IS a price increase unless gog staff has made a mistake.
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Zoidberg: The article specifies an increase in price though, soooo... yeah, it IS a price increase unless gog staff has made a mistake.
Yes, it does, but I still don't understand your complaint. It's because of the price increase? So you think the price of the game should remain the same?
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Zoidberg: The article specifies an increase in price though, soooo... yeah, it IS a price increase unless gog staff has made a mistake.
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GR00T: Yes, it does, but I still don't understand your complaint. It's because of the price increase? So you think the price of the game should remain the same?
Well yeas, it's basically bugfixes for the most part. I find the increase in price too much in the "game as service" way of thinking and it's way too much.
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Zoidberg: Well yeas, it's basically bugfixes for the most part. I find the increase in price too much in the "game as service" way of thinking and it's way too much.
Ah, I see. Not sure if I agree it's bug fixes, though. What was the original price?
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Zoidberg: Well yeas, it's basically bugfixes for the most part. I find the increase in price too much in the "game as service" way of thinking and it's way too much.
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GR00T: Ah, I see. Not sure if I agree it's bug fixes, though. What was the original price?
I'm curious about that too. The lack of transparence bugs me too.
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Zoidberg: Well yeas, it's basically bugfixes for the most part. I find the increase in price too much in the "game as service" way of thinking and it's way too much.
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GR00T: Ah, I see. Not sure if I agree it's bug fixes, though. What was the original price?
$14.99
The game went from $14.99 to $19.99, a 33% increase.

EDIT: Ninja'd
Post edited November 06, 2017 by MightyPinecone
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Zoidberg: Paid upgrade for full HD resolution, better controller support and a couple songs... :/
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AmethystViper: You get the updated version for free if you already had the original version. Sadly since I didn't have the original, I'll have to wait for a sale to get this one.
That is not the point of contention as I see it here. The point of contention is that peope are going to have to pay more for something that only has minor changes done to it, as well as a few quality of life updates, stuff that is usually *FREE*. The fact that they had to expand the story details and are *forcing* people to pay $5 more of it is the detestable part. I find this to be more than just a little disingenuous.

I think the devs also think that people would react similarly to me and Zoidberg on this, otherwise I don't think they would've given the updates for free to people who already own the game (myself included).

Just because *I* got the update does not mean that it does not affect me further down the road if the devs ever did this to their future games that I didn't immediately buy.

I see this problem in the same vein as the fundamental problem with Bethesda's Creation Club: the shit is too expensive, there is not enough content to justify the prices, and the devs are acting a bit shady. I could just as easily see the update, think "oh cool, i got free stuff" and go about my day but that is not how I do things. I truly care about the consumers of the video game medium and when I see shady business practices, I have to call it out.

There is something underneath this that is not right and does not sit well with me. My intuition on this kind of thing is rarely ever wrong, either.

Either make everyone pay the extra, or add it all free. Don't divide the community of 'haves vs. have nots," which is exactly what the devs are doing. That is also why they made the, frankly, brilliant decision of putting the game on sale for 50% off until....whenever it is (too lazy to look).
Awesome, thanks for the free upgrade!
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Dizzy_Gear: That is not the point of contention as I see it here. The point of contention is that peope are going to have to pay more for something that only has minor changes done to it, as well as a few quality of life updates, stuff that is usually *FREE*. The fact that they had to expand the story details and are *forcing* people to pay $5 more of it is the detestable part. I find this to be more than just a little disingenuous.
I still haven't tested it but I'd say (and that's only my opinion) it depends on how much different this Definitive Edition in fact really is. If it's just minor polish I can understand the problem.
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GOG.com:
Uhhh, I just tried the definitive edition and hear regular crackling noises, even on the main menu... this is terrible.
I'll stick with my copy from a Humble Bundle, thanks.

Wake me when it shows up in GOG Connect.
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omega64: Uhhh, I just tried the definitive edition and hear regular crackling noises, even on the main menu... this is terrible.
Guess it's not just me then. I saw my Humble version was updated and decided to take a peek. I get some insanely bad sound crackling as soon as the title screen comes up.
Imagine coming home after a night out drinking and reading this newspiece.
Thank you for the free upgrade is all i have to say!
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AmethystViper: You get the updated version for free if you already had the original version. Sadly since I didn't have the original, I'll have to wait for a sale to get this one.
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Dizzy_Gear: That is not the point of contention as I see it here. The point of contention is that peope are going to have to pay more for something that only has minor changes done to it, as well as a few quality of life updates, stuff that is usually *FREE*. The fact that they had to expand the story details and are *forcing* people to pay $5 more of it is the detestable part. I find this to be more than just a little disingenuous.

I think the devs also think that people would react similarly to me and Zoidberg on this, otherwise I don't think they would've given the updates for free to people who already own the game (myself included).

Just because *I* got the update does not mean that it does not affect me further down the road if the devs ever did this to their future games that I didn't immediately buy.

I see this problem in the same vein as the fundamental problem with Bethesda's Creation Club: the shit is too expensive, there is not enough content to justify the prices, and the devs are acting a bit shady. I could just as easily see the update, think "oh cool, i got free stuff" and go about my day but that is not how I do things. I truly care about the consumers of the video game medium and when I see shady business practices, I have to call it out.

There is something underneath this that is not right and does not sit well with me. My intuition on this kind of thing is rarely ever wrong, either.

Either make everyone pay the extra, or add it all free. Don't divide the community of 'haves vs. have nots," which is exactly what the devs are doing. That is also why they made the, frankly, brilliant decision of putting the game on sale for 50% off until....whenever it is (too lazy to look).
That's an insanely bad idea. Make people who already have the game pay for an upgrade they would otherwise get for free? "I didn't get this for free, so nobody else should either". Talk about entitled.

Nobody is forcing anyone to pay $5 more for this game. They can choose to buy it now for less than the full price, or wait and buy it for more, or maybe wait even longer and get it at a bigger discount. That's how buying things works. Not everyone is going to pay the same price for a game.

I don't know how to break this to you, but the community is already divided into the "haves" and "have nots". Some people have this game already. Some people do not. That was the case whether the price of the game increased or not.

People who really wanted this game could have already bought it. Others can still buy it cheaper than the full price now that it is 50% off.

I reckon your intuition is wrong a lot more often than you realise. Of course, you wouldn't realise it if your intuition was off all the time... :)