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(Kotaku)   Good news everyone, a new version of Skyrim just dropped   (kotaku.com) divider line
    More: Misc, The Elder Scrolls, newest version, price point, Switch games, Price, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Printmaking, Anniversary Edition surprise-launched  
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2022-10-01 9:08:17 AM  
10 votes:

Ragin' Asian: WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.

I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.


I miss the little booklets that came with the NES games, with the backstory and enemy descriptions. It was a sad thing to watch them shrink down to just legal notices.

I know that stuff is all in game now, but it's just not the same.
 
2022-10-01 7:10:10 AM  
9 votes:
Can you mod Switch games?

Skyrim in 2022 is pointless without the ability to install enough mods to make it essentially a completely different game/break it entirely.
 
2022-10-01 7:06:29 AM  
7 votes:
$70 to download an old game?!
 
2022-10-01 6:57:51 AM  
5 votes:
What we wanted: Hammerfell*
What we got: Fishing

*Insert your favorite province here
 
2022-10-01 7:39:06 AM  
4 votes:

WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.


I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.
 
2022-10-01 6:44:52 AM  
2 votes:
In case everyone doesn't have at least 3 different versions of Skyrim, here is another one available.
 
2022-10-01 6:49:22 AM  
2 votes:
Skyrim is like FIFA at this point.
 
2022-10-01 7:34:34 AM  
2 votes:
Oh, and yes I have Skyrim on my PC and on Xbox, but the Switch is portable and doesn't need WiFi to play Skyrim (I could play it via streaming or Xbox Cloud Gaming, but both require a strong WiFi signal; Switch is entirely local and works when I'm sitting in my car or the doctor's office or wherever, killing time.)

It's one of my favorite games of all time. I don't feel it's been a waste of money seeing how many thousands of hours I've put in over the past 11 years. I don't play MMOs or sports or CoD. But drop me in Skyrim or Fallout or Red Dead Redemption or Bully: Scholarship Edition and I'm happy.
 
2022-10-01 8:18:52 AM  
2 votes:

Ragin' Asian: WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.

I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.


you understand that the plastic is the least expensive part of it, right?
 
2022-10-01 8:56:21 AM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: Can you mod Switch games?

Skyrim in 2022 is pointless without the ability to install enough mods to make it essentially a completely different game/break it entirely.


If you jailbreak your Switch, you can but you have such a limited assortment of mods it's not really worth it.  I'm pretty sure you get your Switch banned by doing this too, at least that's what I read.

I'd say that Skyrim can be played without mods, but you will need to save extremely frequently and keep your saves (Switch was limited to just over a hundred, IIRC.)  You'll also need to keep the Wiki handy as you'll want to read up before doing quests so you can avoid wrecking your game because of Skyrim's many, many bugs.
 
2022-10-01 5:12:10 PM  
2 votes:

replacementcool: Ragin' Asian: WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.

I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.

you understand that the plastic is the least expensive part of it, right?


Honestly the manufacturing costs for cartridges could easily be the most expensive part of it.  Even at low balling the cost for manufacturing plastic + circuit board at $5 dollars (often cost more for third party devs) it would be the most expensive part of on making Super Mario Bros 3 (excluding retail markups and such).  The dev costs were somewhere between $800,000-1.3 million, marketing costs were $25 million so lets say $27 million for dev+marketing.  17 million copies were sold and at $5 that is $85 million to make the cartridges  so roughly 75% of the cost.
 
2022-10-01 10:09:22 AM  
1 vote:
Bethesda's going to keep milking that cow until people stop buying it.
 
2022-10-01 12:54:06 PM  
1 vote:

cSquids: In case everyone doesn't have at least 3 different versions of Skyrim, here is another one available.


Wait a minute, I do have three versions of Skyrim: original PC, console, and VR version.

The VR version is legit...once you mod it to be playable. But when you're actually riding in that cart...it's something else.
 
2022-10-01 2:13:21 PM  
1 vote:
Not for me but the minute they port Fallout New Vegas to the Switch I'll be there, rebuying another game I already own.
 
2022-10-01 3:57:27 PM  
1 vote:

Copperbelly watersnake: Ragin' Asian: WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.

I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.

I miss the little booklets that came with the NES games, with the backstory and enemy descriptions. It was a sad thing to watch them shrink down to just legal notices.

I know that stuff is all in game now, but it's just not the same.


I remember basing the decision on which game to get based on how heavy the box was. Heavier meant more books, posters, maps, etc. And it usually steered me right. Many a happy purchase from those decisions
 
2022-10-01 9:44:39 PM  
1 vote:

cSquids: replacementcool: Ragin' Asian: WilderKWight: Ragin' Asian: $70 to download an old game?!

Or just $20 to upgrade an existing copy, which I did because Anniversary Edition is a great upgrade for a version of Skyrim that cannot otherwise have mods. You get a ton of content-- including Survival Mode, which I feel is necessary at this point-- in that $20 upgrade.

I do think $70 is too much for it if you're buying the whole shebang, though. They should have ditched the previous version for Switch (which was essentially Special Edition) and replaced it with Anniversary Edition at the same price.

I think I'm just getting old and crotchety. 30 years ago, I saved my lawn mowing and snow shoveling earnings for months to get an NES cartridge. Paying $70 for something that doesn't need packaging or marketing is anathema to me.

you understand that the plastic is the least expensive part of it, right?

Honestly the manufacturing costs for cartridges could easily be the most expensive part of it.  Even at low balling the cost for manufacturing plastic + circuit board at $5 dollars (often cost more for third party devs) it would be the most expensive part of on making Super Mario Bros 3 (excluding retail markups and such).  The dev costs were somewhere between $800,000-1.3 million, marketing costs were $25 million so lets say $27 million for dev+marketing.  17 million copies were sold and at $5 that is $85 million to make the cartridges  so roughly 75% of the cost.


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