Posted on 29 September 15 at 22:10, Edited on 30 September 15 at 00:13 by xPut Name HerexDwaggienite said:Entirely misdirected rant.I'm just going to copy/paste something I've told you time and time again:xPut Name Herex said:Because as we all know, Microsoft breaks the law and sets the prices for these games .If you are going to be at anyone, at least point it towards the people who actual set the prices (publishers, as at least in the US Microsoft/Apple/Steam/other marketplace holders are forbidden from adjusting the price of a digital item without the publishers consent) and government officials (since they put a lot of taxes not only on the goods you buy, but also on the money companies try to move from country to country. This was actually a factor in Microsoft's decision to purchase Mojang recently, since there was no way to bring their overseas holdings stateside without losing a sizable chunk of it to the EU so they spent it purchasing an asset in the EU instead).If you are going to be mad at someone, at least direct it towards the people who are actually making these decisions and not Microsoft who is effectively acting as middle-man in these transactions.EDIT: Let's even example case this for the game in the sale Microsoft published (and thus has control of the pricing over): Forza Horizon 2• "Car Pass" - 40% off - Now US$14.99 / £11.990.8*11.99 is about 9.52 (to account for VAT included in UK price, but sales tax not included in US price).At current exchange rate, 9.52 = $14.43. The UK is actually getting a better deal here before government interference. For FH2: F&F, a relationship is observed (after accounting for tax, it's $5 in the USA and $5.44 in the UK). This can occur because Microsoft has vast overseas holdings and operations, and thus can use the money they acquired in the EU in their EU businesses.Now let's take a look at your list. As far as I can tell, the entire list is made up of properties from Warner Brothers. Warner is an American entertainment company with very little in the way of overseas holdings. Especially as much of their business is done in the US state of California (due to Hollywood), with a second large set of operations presumably in New York (the two big film/TV locales in America), it makes absolutely zero sense for them to leave that money overseas, as in order to use it effectively they need to bring it back to the USA. At this point, the UK/EU steps in and takes a huge chunk of the cash being exported from the UK/EU as a tariff, because they don't want the money to leave their shores without getting a cut of it (and to encourage companies to invest in the EU instead of bringing the money back to the USA). There's your dramatic mark-up.