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I remember when I had BC2 LE for Xbox. Unless you had the LE, you had to pay for the extra maps and the Vietnam DLC.

When I bought the PC version, everything was free except Vietnam.

Hopefully the maps will be free on pc again. Just make the Xbox/PS3 guys make up for the free pc content like they did for BC2.
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DLC just means downloadable content. An expansion pack can be DLC. I think you are referring to standalone skin packs or maps packs.
I know exactly what DLC means. And you know exactly what I mean.
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Is this not the reason they opted out of Steam? i remember reading that they disagreed on DLC? - OBV steam wanted a cut...
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Somehow I believe even 2 years later we will have DLCs for Battlefield 3

I personally like the game a lot but perhaps could have few elements in BC2 as well.
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Last time I checked $20 wasn't simple pocket change. Plus I never saw the base price they'll set DLC as, but I thought I remember hearing that most map packs would end up being free, if not at first it would eventually.
Really, $20? That's like £12... the cost of 3 beers in London. That's small change. If you can afford the PC to run BF3, then you can afford $20 (if it did cost that).

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I know exactly what DLC means. And you know exactly what I mean.
I actually don't D:
post #166 of 197
Well EA like activision has crept up and now charges 60$ for every new PC game. The fact that a royalty fee doesn't exist for PC yet I'm paying it irritates me. Ill pay fore expansions if they truly are expansions if they're maps I'm not paying for them. Idk about most people but there was a time when things like maps, weapons, skins, etc. were free. And to say they should cost money because devs have a buisiness to run is only half valid when the price of the game itself is overpriced to begin with.
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Well EA like activision has crept up and now charges 60$ for every new PC game. The fact that a royalty fee doesn't exist for PC yet I'm paying it irritates me. Ill pay fore expansions if they truly are expansions if they're maps I'm not paying for them. Idk about most people but there was a time when things like maps, weapons, skins, etc. were free. And to say they should cost money because devs have a buisiness to run is only half valid when the price of the game itself is overpriced to begin with.
ummm.... almost all new games cost 60 bucks. i havent seen a new game by a major developer coe out for less than that in years. where you been?

im suprised noone has mentioned that these developers of these games dont work for free. they spend hundreds if not thousands of hours building these games and there are quite a few developers.

if you worked for 1 year on your job to reach a goal and then your boss tells you you have to keep working on the same goal but work for free, what would you say? i definitely wouldnt work for free as i know you wouldnt.

so how can you expect them to design and work and then give it away? with that mind set we woul still be playing games that look like the original frogger or pong(love these games, not hatin em).

every body works to make money. dont get pissed when someone wants to get paid to entertain you.

hookers dont work for free so why should Dice's employees? when was the last tme you heard a hooker say here's a freebie?(doesnt count if your girlfriends a hooker)
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Idk about most people but there was a time when things like maps, weapons, skins, etc. were free. And to say they should cost money because devs have a buisiness to run is only half valid when the price of the game itself is overpriced to begin with.
Yeah, it was probably about the same time that only the community developed those maps, skins, weapons.


So a quick google search shows that Atari game cartridges were $20/ea in 1982. That ~$45 today. Pacman didn't have anywhere near the development costs associated with modern games (would you pay $45 today for pac man? Thought not).

The reality of today is that companies are monetizing from this content and I think they are within their rights to do so if its quality 'value-added' content. Frankly, I get more irritated by the 360's sale of stupid avatar clothes than map packs.

For the quality of games today, I am surprised they are $100.
    
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Game developers need to realize that DLC=/=Expansion...
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I don't get some people. The content provided with BF3 is robust as it is, and we're getting Back to Karkand for free (if you puchased LE). But that's not good enough for you. You want EVERYTHING for free, even if it is a massive addition to an already large game. You're not willing to pay for quality, which I find highly amusing. There are tons of people out there that are willing to plop down $15 a month to play a good MMO, but when a developer asks you to pay roughly the same ONE TIME for additional maps, new guns, new game types, etc. you balk and cry that they're ripping you off.


No wonder no one develops for PC anymore. There's no money to be made anymore. All the users want everything FOR FREE. Newsflash: That's not how this world works. If it's a quality product, I'll gladly pay a few extra $$ for it. That encourages them to make MORE quality products.
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