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Are you a minor league baseball player who’s just come into a big-ass fortune courtesy of a deceased relative? Does said fortune contain some whacky clause where you have to throw away all the cash in a month in order to receive an even more astronomical amount of dosh? Congratulations: you’re clearly Montgomery Brewster. Now, may we suggest blowing your first wad of cash on Prototype, a two year old game, which has just been released on PSN for a wallet-crippling £31.99.
To put things in perspective, you can go to Amazon, or any other number of online retailers for that matter, and pick the game up for around £12. And that’s hardly surprising, considering Prototype is now part of the PS3’s Platinum range. Y’know, the budget treatment given to games that sell over a certain amount of copies? Oh, and are traditionally always sold for £19.99!
Above: No wonder Alex looks pissed. He was going to use that £12 to get his nails done
Now, we know wandering down to your local video game emporium can be a trying process. Queuing behind clueless soccer moms who are buying shitty Wii shovelware for their estranged kids. Having to make small talk with the game-peddling gibbon behind the till. Possibly getting stabbed on public transport on the way back home. But honestly, while buying a game on PSN is slightly more convenient, it sure as hell ain’t convenient to the tune of 12 of the Queen’s finest English pounds.
Of course, you might well be Monty Brewster. In that case, get onto the PSN now while Prototype is still horrendously overpriced. That money isn’t going to piss itself away on its own.
Dec 16, 2010