Jonathan Blow has blogged he's changed the price of Braid for PC from $19.95 to $14.95 after the first sale tag proved "unpopular" among communities.
He says he doesn't "care that much" about the price for Braid on PC as the XBLA release "was nicely profitable". Blow would rather gamers talk "about the game itself" than dollars.
Stardock announced the game will go on sale at the end of March for $19.95. "This price has proven to be unpopular in certain areas of the Internets, so I’ve reduced it to $14.95. Pre-orders from Stardock have not been charged yet, so if you pre-ordered at $20 you will still get the game for $15," blogged Braid's creator.
"Some people have asked why I picked the $20 price point. The answer is, I just looked at some comparable games on the PC and saw how much they were charging."
"Crayon Physics Deluxe, World of Goo, and Aquaria, among many others, are all priced at $20. It seemed reasonable not to charge less for Braid than for those games."
The league of whiners didn't quite agree with the philosophy and so formed a mighty squad of consumer dissatisfaction, and it worked. Cool, I guess.
"...ultimately, I would rather have people talking about the game itself, what they like and dislike about it, than about how many American Fiat Currency Dollars it costs."
Do you enjoy a good bitchin' vent sometime? In the name of social progress of course.