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post #31 of 51
DLC of any kind is a hot topic. Inherently it's neither bad nor good and any discussion without clear examples is purely academic. Naturally the gamers want more game for less money and the game makers want more money for less game. It's a balancing act that involves many elements including piracy. All in all equilibrium will be attained.
post #32 of 51
This is also one of those reasons I have been skipping games and waiting for the GOTY edition or "complete pack" or whatever they decide to call there all content in one package bundle. Just makes more sense if your patient enough to wait because its not on your "I have to have it now" list.
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And then corporations get mad when people start pirating...

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If there's extra room on the disk..Why not put the DLC on there? headscratch.gif
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If there's extra room on the disk..Why not put the DLC on there? headscratch.gif

Because there shouldn't be "dlc" ready to be put on the disk at the time the disk is printed. This means they cut out content from the game and locked it until they could get you to pay 5, 10, 15 whatever amount they decided this fragmented content is worth.

DLC should be something made after, or along side the game that wasn't ready to go when the game was launched then released later, not something 100% functional and just purposely gimped from the game at an attempt to milk you for more money.
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Because there shouldn't be "dlc" ready to be put on the disk at the time the disk is printed. This means they cut out content from the game and locked it until they could get you to pay 5, 10, 15 whatever amount they decided this fragmented content is worth.
DLC should be something made after, or along side the game that wasn't ready to go when the game was launched then released later, not something 100% functional and just purposely gimped from the game at an attempt to milk you for more money.

Or it means they made it while making the game and both happened to be done at the time of launch so they decided to go ahead and put it on there rolleyessmileyanim.gif:
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Or it means they made it while making the game and both happened to be done at the time of launch so they decided to go ahead and put it on there rolleyessmileyanim.gif:

And if both happened to be done at the same time then why am I paying for it? It should of been included with the game and not for a fee.
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And if both happened to be done at the same time then why am I paying for it? It should of been included with the game and not for a fee.

Because it was MADE to be extra pay4content.
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And if both happened to be done at the same time then why am I paying for it? It should of been included with the game and not for a fee.

This movie studio made two movies in parallel. Why do I have to buy two separate BluRay discs to watch them? I should get both movies for the same price since they were done at the same time.
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This movie studio made two movies in parallel. Why do I have to buy two separate BluRay discs to watch them? I should get both movies for the same price since they were done at the same time.

Congratulations on one of the worst analogies ever.
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