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Capcom "Re-evaluating" DLC Policy

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, DLC, Dragon's Dogma, Locked Disc Content, On-Disc DLC, Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom "Re-evaluating" DLC Policy

Capcom found themselves in a spot of hot water with fans over Street Fighter X Tekken, coming under fire for including locked DLC on the game disc. However, it would appear that the company has taken note of the criticism, stating that it's looking into "re-evaluating" their policies towards additional game content.

Capcom are, of course, the publisher that stated a few weeks ago that there was "no difference between DLC and locked disc content".

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Epic's Cliffy B Defends On-Disc DLC As An "Ugly Truth"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
DLC, Locked Disc Content, On-Disc DLC

Epic's Cliffy B Defends On-Disc DLC As An "Ugly Truth"

It's An 'Unfortunate Reality'

Day-one DLC is cannibalising the gaming industry, at least as far as we're concerned. Many gamers also rail against on-disc DLC, wherein already-created content is locked off at release in order to be subsequently paid for down the line, despite already being contained on the disc. Capcom recently came under fire for the controversial strategy in Street Fighter X Tekken, but Epic Games dudebro-in-chief Cliff Bleszinski has spoken out to defend the practise as an "ugly truth of the gaming industry."

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RANT: Day One DLC Is Cannibalising Our Industry

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Day One DLC, Development, Locked Disc Content, Pre-owned, Publishers, Retail, Used games

RANT: Day One DLC Is Cannibalising Our Industry

Capcom are right, you know.

There's absolutely no difference between on-disc content and day one DLC. To get angry about the former, is to miss the big picture: that the decision was made weeks, maybe even months, in advance.

We look back fondly on days when you knew what you were getting with a game. You'd pay your money to the friendly folks behind the counter, and you'd be given a box in return, holding discs or cartridges stuffed with secrets. You never needed to worry about the nature of the content, nor the level of completion.

RANT: Day One DLC Is Cannibalising Our Industry

Developers finished developing. Games would go gold and ship out to retailers. We'd buy said games and play them. If the games sold well, they'd get additional content - sequels, expansion packs, spin-offs - usually released weeks or months after the original game. You knew where you stood as a consumer, there was a tacit agreement of trust with the unseen creators of our culture. We got what we paid for.

Those days often seem far behind us now.

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Capcom: "No Difference Between DLC And Locked Disc Content"

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, Day One DLC, DLC, Locked Disc Content, Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom: "No Difference Between DLC And Locked Disc Content"

Remember a time when you could buy a game and know that you'd paid for all of the content on the disc in your hands? Remember a time when you knew what expansion packs were, and the distinction between the game you'd purchased and the optional paid extras that arrived separately, often months later on?

Well those days are long gone, and now we have DLC and locked-disc content, and Capcom are rather of the opinion that there's no difference between the two whatsoever, save the method of delivery.

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