I think the modern DLC template is disgusting. Publishers must think we're utter mugs.
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Jul. 1, 2011 at 10:09
I'm not rich (I'm in so much debt I just try to pretend it's not there) but I anticipate getting both MW3 and Bf3 - likely with all of the DLC for both (depending on how much fun they are).
Tis simple - if you like a game and think it's worth paying the premium for some extra content then pay it. If you don't then don't. Would be ridiculous to say you really want to play the game but won't bother because you don't like some of the optional extras though. You're cutting off your nose to spite your face.
Yes you're depriving EA (or whoever) of a few quid if you don't buy it - but the important thing is you're depriving yourself of some fun.
I'm not here to convert you, though. Just to point out the major flaws in your thinking...
Games pubs just want to rob the faithful these days. They know dumbasses will pay for anything. The rich frat boys will keep paying for it so they'll keep dishing it out.
nope wont be boycotting, will be getting it and I've never been that bothered by DLC. I can see why people don't like it but its the way the industry has been going for sometime now and its not a bad thing that companies do continue to work and support and game post launch. My only issue is its possibly delaying the next game
Why battlefield? I mean in terms of the "anti-dlc" movement, is there a reason for this? I mean surely there are better contenders for games who take the **** when it comes to dlc, or have I missed something?
It does annoy me that now companies have DLC ready for release, but don't include it in the release - but that's the way it is. And now they are luxuries, so it just has to be seen as that, not something you are entitled to. And if you don't like that? Don't buy the game.
What does annoy me, however, is the monopolisation of DLC. The price is set by XBL/the developer, and will stay that way for as long as they see fit. No competition.
Ask yourself whats worse, a dodgy DLC plan or a yearly release of a re-hashed 2 year old game (it does make sense if you think of the developer studios). I have both and granted the addictive pick up and play gameplay of cod is still there but after playing bf3 later on there just isn't any contest in my personal experience. Battlefield is a much more adventurous game in scale and detail, the sound design, the destruction (more to come with dlc!) the general immersion. In COD I have never had a sense of real peril, with BF3 I know every bullet that flies over my head, I see walls being blown away from in front of me, you hit that prone key and crawl!!!!
I'm not alone when I say 'I actually like BOTH Battlefield 3 AND the COD series!' I also enjoy FIFA 14 and GTA V.
My son is also very keen on many of the above titles and rather than share mine he plays these on his own Xbox 360, with his own Xbox Live game tag, and therefore needs/wants the same DLC / in-app purchases, like Fifa TOTW cards and new DLC's etc, as me, you and everyone else.
My spending budget is definitely spiralling out of control as the Game developers continue to release more + more 'in-app purchase functions like maps, coins etc. I have to spend more and more each month just to be able to play the game.
Isn't it about time 'they' started to give the actual games away for free or next to free, and stopped charging us £40-£50 for a game which metaphorically speaking is in fact the equivalent to having a pushy salesmans foot jammed in your door, with him refusing to leave until he's sold you something!
Game Developers, Distributors and designers there are certain times when 'less is most definitely more.'
I believe that I would play a greater range of titles if they were free and in respect to app-purchases, if I was charged a more reasonable and affordable price, (much less than the current prices) then I would probably increase the number of instances that I spend in-game and therefore overall, my total spend would also increase. The main difference would be that I wouldn't feel so cheated or ripped off.
Retreat to the hell from whence you spawned, deamon...
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