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    News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Hoping to revolutionize the series, Eidos is letting gamers name their price to download the next iteration in the Champ Manager series.
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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    £1

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Bold move ...

    and fair play, i will buy this for sure ...

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    worth a tenner i think! ill do that
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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    I've paid a £5. Feeling a bit mean now though.

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Personally, I'd be more likely to pay to not have to play it, but that merely reflects my opinion of football. For a different genre, my response would be different. If it was a game I really wanted, I might go to about £15, but I don't remember the last time I paid more than that for a game for the simple reason that there isn't a game I've seen in many years I wanted badly enough to pay more than that, and certainly not a game I want right now that would induce me to pay a whopping early-buyer premium. Instead, I'd rather wait until it drops in price.

    So, in relation to me personally, this idea isn't likely to generate more income from me, but what it might well do is bring that revenue stream forward. In other words, they'll get my £10-£15 a year or two earlier than they otherwise might. Though actually, thinking about it, it might increase revenue from me. There have been a few games over the years that I've thought I'd probably buy when the price drops, and then forgotten about or just gone off the idea. With this type of idea, it might well catch that initial impulse and generate the £10-£15 that it won't get if I waited for a price drop and subsequently forgot about it.

    As for the general idea, I approve ..... but as an experiment, my guess is it will fail. Still, it might nail the argument many people use to justify piracy, which is "it's too expensive, cut the price and I'll buy it". Well, we'll see I guess.

    It's a trade-off, IMHO. Some people that would have paid premium prices will choose to pay a lot less, so revenue from those most lucrative buyers will drop. And I doubt many if any will pay more than they would have at full price. So .... will the revenue from people like me, that might now buy (in other genres of game, that is) when they previously wouldn't have, exceed the lost revenue from those that would have bought at full price and now choose to pay significantly less? My guess, based on a cynical view of individual actions and human nature is that it won't, and most people will take the short-term win and not see the long-term benefits of a scheme like this.

    I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt we'll see a repeat of this. I sure won't be holding my breath for it.

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    am sure this wont happen again its up on HUKD and everyone is paying a penny for it tight gits.

    i'd probably buy it but i thought championship manager was the one that sucked after they went seperate ways and made football manager


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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Quote Originally Posted by danroyle View Post
    i'd probably buy it but i thought championship manager was the one that sucked after they went seperate ways and made football manager
    no, your right. im an idiot - thaught this was FM

    no wonder they are selling it cheap, it all makes sence now
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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Looks like they want to get the game on peoples computers and then get them to pay for a subscription for downloadable content, 6 quid isn't that expensive, there appears to be a £2.50 transaction fee too. I guess they recon subscribers are harder to loose, and its better to grab people who might buy CM every other year or so, or the bargin bucket to be part of a main revenue stream they don't have to share with retailers. Nicely done, almost tempted to buy it myself even though I really dislike football!

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Bought it, installed it yesterday and... their ruse might have worked. Normally I'd have dismissed CM in favour of FM, but I'm enjoying the game so far. Well worth the tenner I paid.

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    Re: News - Eidos introduces Championship Manager 2010 "pay what you want" scheme

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Bought it, installed it yesterday and... their ruse might have worked. Normally I'd have dismissed CM in favour of FM, but I'm enjoying the game so far. Well worth the tenner I paid.
    I tried the first CM game following the Collyers departure and put me off completely. Thinking about trying it out again as i have heard favourable comments this time around.

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