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Stop making DLC before the game even releases. The end.

Seriously though. They should maybe make it worth people's money instead of saying "Hey! Spend $60 on an incomplete game, and another $10-30 per DLC and here, we have 3 ready on the release date! woo!"

I don't even buy new games anymore, I wait for sales anyway. I used to buy new games in the days of N64, Gamecube, original Xbox, PS1, etc. when the game was complete and as polished as it could be, and you knew you were getting what you paid for. Now it's like throwing money into a pit, if you even bother. I know expansions still existed, but they were rare. EA started this expansion pack stuff more than anything with the first Sims game. It was great as a base game, and the expansions were not necessary to spend hundreds of hours. Expansions should add fun, and not be necessary to have a good experience. Most of all, make them affordable.

I know everyone thinks it.
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maybe make the game not locked to 30fps and 720p even before that doh.gif
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Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

maybe make the game not locked to 30fps and 720p even before that doh.gif

That's true, but more specific to terrible console ports.
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I think what they're really doing is raising the price of games without raising it. Development budgets keep going up, but the price stays the same. They are afraid of a backlash if they try to go over $60, so they section off more of it. I believe we'll see more of this approach rather than a price increase for the "base" game. Also (and this only goes for console versions obviously), DLC provides an incentive to keep the game instead of quickly selling it to Gamestop so someone else can buy it used.

But frankly, I'm getting kind of burned out on DLC. I no longer care if I have every piece of content available for a game.
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When DLC was first announced as a concept I was kind of for it. I had played many games to completion and found that if possible I would like more content and I was interested in paying for that to happen. Many of the most popular games would have benefited and maybe if Bullfrog didn't put so many people into fixing games long after their initial sale date (networking multiplayer support for Theme hospital was an awesome patch but that had to cost them quite a bit to do and add) they might still be making awesome games.

The reality is wildly different to what I imagined this would look like. DLC's announced before games are even on sale, preorder benefits and DLC bundles with extra random digital items that have no practical value in game at all. Then you have the premium purchase that gives you all the DLCs in the future, but you don't really know how many their are except the company that sells the premium presumably does so that means they have already planned out their entire DLC releases ahead of time. None of this is really what we were asking for, and it does feel like just a way to increase game prices without doing so.

The end result is I don't buy very many DLCs. Sleeping dogs is one of the rare games were I did buy it and I did so for only the content patches and not any of the other rubbish. I just wont spend real money for a hat, its just not my thing.
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