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Counter-Strike: Source Switching To Dynamic Weapon Pricing

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Valve has added this page to the Steam website, outlining the upcoming weapons pricing changes for Counter-Strike: Source. On October 11, the game will switch to a dynamic pricing model with updated prices every Monday based on the amount of purchases the previous week. Here a few samples from the page
Assault Suit
current price: $1,000
projected price: $1,104 (+10.4%)
Total purchases this week: 12,373,054
Dollars spent this week: $12,373,054,000

Maverick M4A1 Carbine
current price: $3,100
projected price: $3,390 (+9.35%)
Total purchases this week: 3,571,778
Dollars spent this week: $11,072,511,800

Nightvision Goggles
current price: $1,250
projected price: $1,084 (-13.26%)
Total purchases this week: 141,883
Dollars spent this week: $177,353,750

There is information about the pricing algorithm here.

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    September 22, 2006 5:39 PM

    Whoa. What the hell?

    What the hell?!

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      September 22, 2006 5:39 PM

      Oh, LOL. I thought this was real life money (microtransactions gone wrong). But it's in game money! This is a cool idea, like automatic balance.

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        September 22, 2006 5:41 PM

        I had the same fear when I first saw this, "no way am I spending money on a new terrorist model or whatever!"

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        September 22, 2006 5:43 PM

        I did too. I don't even play CS and I was about to toss my PC and all my gaming equipment out the window.