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so basically no ea games have mod tools, yet mod tools exist for other same generation games and your conclusion is that it is a technical issue for ea?

i'm not denying that mod tools could have profitable outcomes, but to suggest that ea's decision in this area is anything besides a policy decision that they think will maximize profit (ie dlc downloads) ,when it is carried out across the board, is naive.
i didn't say that, i said if it was released at launch. and logically how could it not have been, in that instance, created before release of the full game?
so you'd trust what ea employees have to say about ea, despite their obvious professional bias instead of critically thinking about it?
why isn't this a logical assumption to make (that it was cut from the game to be dlc), considering how contemporary games are dramatically shorter than their predecessors much of the time and the dlc is produced at the same time?

just because it was separately funded doesn't change the functional truth
Single player is always so short now a days cause the focus has been switched to the MP experience...I cannot think of a recent time when DLC actually expanded on a SP exp...
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I will also add that I remember the days when you bought a complete game and if the devs wanted to add more content they did for free and some even went further and provided the mod tools so the community could also share content. Self hosting and LAN were also omni present. The consoles came out and they started charging the little kids for extra content. The average computer gamer and the PC gaming magazines laughed at the fleecing and everyone were in agreement that they would not tolerate this for the PC. What ever happened?

 

 

CDProjekt Red is still doing it. 

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Lol. Blames piracy for poor game sales.

How do you explain short games on consoles then, specifically, console exclusives where piracy is, in terms of overall percentages, tiny?
Used games and piracy are two sides of the same problem. rolleyes.gif

When I was talking about "new systems" it wasn't only about things Valve is trying to do, it was about the PS4/Xbox One as well.
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CDProjekt Red is still doing it. 

CDProjekt Red is different. One game every 3-4 years can only be done profitably with a very small team that leaves very little room to develop talent.
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China Rising =
- China Faction added
- 10-20 new weapons
- 5-7 vehicles
- 4 new maps
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CDProjekt Red is still doing it. 

Precisely why I'm a big supporter of theirs where they also have no DRM.

Watch out for them in 2014, they will rule the roost with Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. EA, UBI, Blizzard, Bethesda and their ilk won't know what hit them.

Piracy is a lame excuse, as people will support companies that respect the consumer.
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CDProjekt Red is still doing it. 

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Precisely why I'm a big supporter of theirs where they also have no DRM.

Watch out for them in 2014, they will rule the roost with Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077. EA, UBI, Blizzard, Bethesda and their ilk won't know what hit them.

Piracy is a lame excuse, as people will support companies that respect the consumer.

A dev that can only release one game at a time has no impact on what the Big Pubs are doing.
It would have to take another Big Pub that releases the amount of content EA, Ubi and Activision does to change things.

Valve is not a Big Pub (EA is their retail distributor) and they outsource their dev projects now.
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launch day DLC what is the gaming industry coming to? why are consumers allowing this!? not good at all I was looking forward to BF$ but now im not sure if I will get It. Might have to ditch bf all together mad.gif
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launch day DLC what is the gaming industry coming to? why are consumers allowing this!? not good at all I was looking forward to BF$ but now im not sure if I will get It. Might have to ditch bf all together mad.gif

NO WHERE DOES IT SAY LAUNCH DAY

Back to Karkand was announced with a similar timeframe, released 3-months post launch.
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Launching DLC news before even letting us know the release date is pure nonsense. EA is just like MS, trying to milk us dry..

At this rate BF5 will be announced 2 years prior to its release date and we will be flooded with DLC info that is irrelevant.
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the main game isnt even out yet they focus on dlc... gg ea gg
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