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On-Disc DLC

Be aware: On-Disc DLC has evolved and it's more insidious than ever

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Dead Rising 3, Destiny, DLC, On-Disc DLC

Be aware: On-Disc DLC has evolved and it's more insidious than ever

When it comes to industry practices we despise, "On-Disc DLC" is right up there. Ever since Capcom came under fire for including content on retail discs, locking it off and then selling it back to us, gamers became aware of what was essentially a scam and dredged up the whole sorry mess, and quite right too.

So you'd expect that publishers and developers would do their best to stay well clear of this nasty business, but you'd be wrong. On-disc DLC has just evolved into a new form over the last few years, and is more insidious than ever.

Though technically, we now ought to refer to it as 'on-disk DLC.'

Be aware: On-Disc DLC has evolved and it's more insidious than ever

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Hines: Parts Of The Gaming Audience "Don't Understand" Day-One DLC

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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Bethesda Softworks, Day One DLC, DLC, On-Disc DLC, Pete Hines

Hines: Parts Of The Gaming Audience "Don't Understand" Day-One DLC

Bethesda's PR man Pete Hines has suggested that many gamers don't understand the development process, particularly when it comes to day-one DLC, noting that there's often a few weeks between finishing a game and that game's release.

Hines' argument is that, given that creatives like creating, why wouldn't they continue to work on material for the game in question in the form of supplemental DLC now that the industry has reached a stage with distribution where this is possible?

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Capcom Making On-Disc Resi 6 DLC Free

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, DLC, Monetisation, On-Disc DLC, Resident Evil 6

Capcom Making On-Disc Resi 6 DLC Free

Capcom got rumbled a couple of days ago when a modder datamined the Resident Evil 6 disc to uncover tracces of on-disc DLC, and they've now confirmed that the disc does hold a super-hard difficulty mode called No Hope Left, and also a co-op mode for Ada's campaign. It'll also allow players to dive into Ms. Wong's campaign from the start rather than having to complete all of the other story threads first.

Oh, and they're releasing it for free.

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Resident Evil 6 Has On-Disc DLC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Capcom, DLC, On-Disc DLC, Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 Has On-Disc DLC

Capcom Cites "Technical reasons"

An intrepid data miner has uncovered what appears to be some previously-unannounced DLC on Resident Evil 6's disc, including a new difficulty level.

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Capcom "Re-evaluating" DLC Policy

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
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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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