Big Buck Safari Deluxe price revealed

Shaggy April 15, 2008 0

Pretty brief update here but at ASI one game that I got a chance to play that I enjoyed was Big Buck Safari. While it had been announced before the show, it was still good to get a chance to play it. Personally I enjoyed it more than BBH but I haven’t tried out the online version of BBH yet.

One thing they had at ASI was a deluxe version of BBS which features the same game but with a larger screen. The version at the show was not 100% complete (they said about 60%-70% complete) which was shown by the fact that the guns didn’t register all of the shots but that was what they were primarily working on getting fixed prior to the full release. The price has now been revealed through one distributor and it looks to stand around $7699. This actually surprises me a little bit because we’re so used to seeing the ‘deluxe’ version of an arcade game costing above $10k more towards $15k or $20k.  So kudos go out to Raw Thrills’ for releasing a fun game in a deluxe version with a more affordable price tag than what is considered “normal” these days. Now if Japanese arcade manufacturers could follow the same trend that American studios are setting we’d be in a better position as an industry.

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  1. Paul April 15, 2008 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Yuck! Another hunting game that has you killing innocent animals in the wild. I have to wonder if people play these enough…will they become so desensitized to violence against animals that they won’t see anything wrong with hunting? Every time I see these games I want to barf.

  2. Shaggy April 15, 2008 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Well Paul your comment is near the heart of the entire violent game debate, which we’ve commented about here a couple of times. Let me just play devil’s advocate here (I have not been hunting before). Humans and animals have thrived on hunting for centuries. If a human hunts out of necessity then I don’t see how it’s much different than a lion hunting down a gazelle, of course if a human does it it’s probably a lot less painful to have a quick death compared to being torn to shreds by a lion. Since it’s a video game you’re not killing real animals just like in games like GTA, Halo, etc. you’re not killing real people/aliens/whatever. It’s one thing to shoot a person or animal in the virtual world and totally another when a real life is on the line and a loaded gun is in your hands and that is something that I believe that most if not all people understand. Just like if you play a racer you know that you are NOT driving a real car, etc. I see where you are coming from in wanting to preserve life, I just think that it’s different when you’re playing a game. I’ve played a lot of violent video games over the years and I’ve never shot anyone, ran over anyone with a car, shot an animal, torched an animal or human, etc.

  3. Geo April 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I play Halo 3 and i`ve never shot an Alien……..

  4. editor April 15, 2008 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    Yep – agree, the desensitizing argument is a little too black and white and avoids free will and mental stability.

    Being the old gitt here, I have played a lot more violent games, as well as shoot the real thing in my spare time and my body count in incredibly low!

    I do love how the violent game lobby sometimes tries to avoid consumer and focuses on arcade. I actually caught one person trying to say that home gaming was not the same level as gaming in a arcade regarding violent content!!

  5. Shaggy April 16, 2008 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    @Geo

    Well the Covenant are aliens which is what I meant – not the Aliens that spit acid, use facehuggers, etc. 🙂

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