Software prices

Moltz: has a scan of the Macworld review of Pathways from 1994 which lists the price as — are you sitting down? — $69.99. So, I’ll just leave this link to Lex Friedman’s piece in Macworld making the suggestion that $5 apps aren’t expensive riiight heeere.

If you’re tired of old farts like me telling you young kids today you don’t know how good you have it with your cheap software, this is why.

If you missed the news on Pathways Into Darkness being re-released, here it is.

  • rattyuk

    I paid something similar. It was worth it to “invest” in a company that went on to do such great things for Apple. Marathon was the first shoot em up with a really gripping storyline.

    • I actually won a contest and still have the trilogy box set of the Marathon games. You know, when winning a contest on the internet was easy because no one else was there… just about! Ah, the good old days. I have seen three on eBay. I’ll never sell my copy.

  • MacsenMcBain

    Wow. I spent a lot of money on games back in the 90’s, but I don’t remember paying more than $40-50 for any individual title.

  • And that’s like $750 in 2013 dollars!