38 Studios' financial apocalypse has been well-documented. Ultimately, no amount of auctioning and memorabilia sales could redeem all-star pitcher Curt Schilling's game development legacy. Still, you have to wonder who's behind the pricing of the downloadable version being offered on Xbox Live Games on Demand in Australia. Maybe 38 Studios' only release is a collector's item now?
No shop to manage and rent, no employees to pay (the one in the shop), no stock to manage, no production, all you need is a copy of the game and a harddisk to store it.
In the end, the pipeline is cut by more than half, whereas the price went up by half :)
I love the way people fcuk consumers in everytime occasion they have