The entitlement age strikes again. If we can't have everything for next to nothing then it ain't fair!
You're getting the next gen version for $10, I'd say that you're lucky to be getting this offer at all. In past generations you'd have to pay full price for both or just have some patients and wait for the next gen version.
WARNING - RANT ALERT
You can call it an entitlement age all you want, but money talks, and BS walks. There are some of us that find spending the full $65 (after tax) on a game to be an ELE (extinction level event). In other words... some of us are living in a post Steam world. I just turned 43 years old the other day. I've been gaming at a hardcore level since the launch of the Sega Genesis and Turbografx-16. I bought my Super Nintendo the day it came out in late August of 1991. I paid full pop for games for more than two decades. I was the guy that bought several new games each month.
At the start of the 360 era, I was still that guy. But after awhile, I ended up developing a backlog of games, and running out to the store and paying the full $59.99 for the latest game became a distant memory to me. I built a gaming PC in the Spring of 2010, and that was all she wrote. Steam, Gamers Gate, Amazon downloads, they spoiled the hell out of me. Buying triple A games for $5 can spoil you real quick. Yeah, the games are last years games. Or even the year before that, but if you've already got a crazy backlog that's rising to the ceiling ? You don't need to play the latest and greatest.
I will say this, I'm not a multiplayer guy, so that's a HUGE part of it. I understand that if you're into online, multiplayer gaming, you have to have the game immediately, or you'll be too far behind the player base. I totally understand that. You have to have Ghosts on the first day, so you can learn the maps and whatnot, as quickly as the rest of the kiddies. I don't really care about playing people online. I mean, I'll play a sports game online, or a racing game online, but I'm not into online shooters. I'm the type that will play a game like that, and in two seconds I'm dead and starting over. It's just not my cup of tea. I love games like Fallout 3, Crackdown, Uncharted, Bioshock. So, if I play the game in 2009, or play it in 2011, it really doesn't matter to me.
Having said all that, if any of these games were showing some "true" next-gen eye candy, like the original Unreal Engine 4 Samaritan demo, I would be willing to pay the full $65. For example, anybody remember getting Doom for the Atari Jaguar in the summer of 1994 ? I remember it like yesterday. That game was well worth the full pop, because when you played that game on a nice RGB monitor, with a RGB cable, you were essentially playing a $1500 PC version of the game on a $200 console. That game was WELL worth the full price of admission, because it was some real deal next level stuff. Around the same time, Road Rash for the Panasonic 3DO was released. This was another game, that I bought day of release, without hesitation, cause it was some real next-generation power. When people first saw Road Rash running on the 3DO, let me tell you. People were used to Super Nintendo and Genesiss, and this was a huge freaking leap. You feel well justified in paying the full $65 for a game like that.
I hope there are some games like that this generation. Dead Rising 3 has a chance to be that game. Killzone, I guess... has a chance to be that game. (not a big Killzone guy). But quite honestly, my only real hope for launch is with one of the sports games. I have to hope that either the Fifa team, Madden team, NBA Live team or NBA 2K team was inspired to really go for broke with their first next-generation engine. Maybe it's the NBA 2K team that will do the magic. Maybe it will be Fifa. I remember back to the Xbox 360 launch, and the launch was kinda weak overall (COD2 was good), but NBA 2K6 was truly next-gen. That was some serious eye candy for somebody that had never seen players look so real, or arenas look so nice. So, I'm hoping somebody really tears it up, on either system, in the sports category, cause that's probably going to be the only game worth paying full pop for at launch. I feel bad for the many gamers that can't stand sports games.