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Cleaned.
Alright everyone let's not get carried away!
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Originally Posted by MjoLniRXx View Post
I think you are being a little too cynical when it comes to DLC. "Half" of the game isn't released when you buy it, it is the full game. DLC is a way of adding on to the experience of a game and I, personally, enjoy it most of the time.
It has the potential to add to the experience, but often times DLC is available on day one, increasingly used as a pre-order bonus for various retailers and is almost always comprised of content that used to be unlockable in-game not 6 years ago.

Even worse is the pricing. $5-10 is fairly standard. I could most likely pick up $30 worth of DLC for just about any game and it would amount to a fraction of the content we used to get in $30 expansion packs, or even half of a full fledged $50-60 sequel.

Content is being stripped and withheld from retail discs to be repackaged as DLC. Expansion packs, i.e. the right way to expand a title, are all but dead. DLC is, in my opinion, the worst thing to happen to gaming.

/rant
Edited by Paradox me - 5/11/11 at 5:18pm
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Originally Posted by MjoLniRXx View Post

Also, $4/month is extremely cheap. Netflix/Hulu/etc. are round $8 if I remember correctly and even those are SUPER cheap compared to a Dish Network bill. XBL is half of the price of those services. Also, I could be wrong because I don't have actual experience, but I hear that the PSN is crappy. I am willing to pay for a better experience.
It's 50/y so this would be 4per month in addition to that...not really that cheap.

But then again, I'm a PC Gamer only so the thought of paying someone to connect to a game server is silly to begin with lol.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 5/11/11 at 6:02pm
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The joys of marketing.
Actually this is the joys of capitalism.
     
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Drop console cost; increase game cost.

HAHAHA! no.
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I don't like him.
He's probably scheming with these "cuts."
You know, they're schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. You were a schemer, you had plans, and look where that got you.
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I really don't mind paying monthly for a service I like. I really like Xbox LIVE, it's intuitive, extremely user friendly, and I love how social it is. The extra money isn't a big deal. I wouldn't mind paying for PSN either, if it was as polished as Xbox LIVE. Same thing applies for Steam.

Anyway I need a new console, my old 360 finally died, a price cut is just what I need.
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You know, they're schemers. Schemers trying to control their little worlds. You were a schemer, you had plans, and look where that got you.
LOL. Awesome quote. The Joker was the hero of that movie.

The only reason to have a price drop is one company is near completion with their next console or someone decides to be the "price leader" or in an attempt to kill competitors (extremely unlikely). So, considering the market and how MS is only really competing Sony while Nintendo is already cheaper and not exactly a direct competitor any more (just look at Wii fit and similar to understand who they're targeting) it seems like something that isn't going to happen soon.
     
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It's not necessarily the price so much as its worth, and Xbox Live isn't worth a measly $4 a month in my eyes. I can play online on both PC and PS3 for free, as well as access many of a Gold subscription's other "benefits" for free from any PC.

DLC in general isn't very expensive either, but I've hardly bought any this generation because I know when I'm getting ripped off.

Gamers just keep giving in. What's a few bucks here and there? Used to be an entire game on the disc. Nowadays people are happy to pay full price for half of the game, buy the rest as DLC starting the day after it releases.
You can?
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You can?
Hahahahaha, I wanted to do that, but I didn't want to come off as a jerk. Well done.
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