What? For $219.99 you get:
This edition of the game includes the game software, a USB microphone, a five-pad drum kit with kick pedal, guitar and drum wireless receivers, two drumsticks, a Guitar Hero: World Tour guitar faceplate, a sticker pack, a guitar strap, a T-shirt (XL only), a dual recharge kit, a dual “gig bag,” and a Guitar Hero keychain.
Think about that for a minute, wireless controllers, custom made for this game. A massive music library, all the game art, design and programming, etc.
The Guitar Hero deluxe edition officially costs more then the Xbox 360 arcade and about as much or more then a Wii.
Maybe that’s because for the money, a 360 is actually really bloody cheap.
Seriously, look at the technology involved in all of this working, look at how much old 16 colour games cost in the past, then tell me this is such an awful thing.
I shouldn’t have to pay more for a game then the console itself, especially pay for a deluxe edition of things I don’t need.
Then don’t, and quit bitching about having cheap and powerful hardware at your disposal
FFS, the technology we have is incredible. I mean, GAH, look around you, we live in the most comfortable & progressed age ever. After all the terrible things mankind has worked through, and pushed forwards the boundaries of knowledge, you sit there and complain that some company is selling an advanced entertainment device for less money than an advanced game with electronic instruments. Oh fucking woe must be you.
I’m not saying this as someone who has a hard life, because my life is very cushy right now, I just hate it when people complain about a really, really good situation.
Let’s put this all in a little perspective. In the UK (assuming the price was just converted, not the markup we usually see), this would take about 20 hours to earn, on minimum wage. A starting graduate wage, maybe 9 hours. PhD student, about 4.5 hours (based on wages at my uni). A PhD student could be about 22/23 here (possibly 21).
20 hours for a drum kit, guitar controller, songs, game, microphone, random goody kit. For less than that, you can buy powerful computing hardware.