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Sony sells Prototype (a two year-old game from its £19.99 Platinum range) on PSN for £31.99. Seems fair

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 clearlyMontgomery 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 toAmazon, or any other number of online retailers for that matter, and pick the game up for around £12. And that’s hardly surprising, consideringPrototype 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.

Source: Badass Panda

Dec 16, 2010