Originally Posted by cypher\his
I love how values pulls this crap and its met with mostly praise yet if Activision or EA were to try this it would be met with an unfathomable about of hatred
Because they are not 'pulling this crap' - they are giving you an option to buy some aesthetic content if you so wish.
They give out a ton of free DLC - GAME CONTENT, they sell the game for well below the retail average for a new game, they release it with a cool ARG which was fun, they offer it via Steam which has DRM measures that are not horribly stiffling, it is an amazingly fun game, one of the best of all time, I'd go so far as to say.
So, if they want to give people an option to buy stuff if they want to, why the hell not? If you go to a car dealer and they say you can get one of those stupid fake exhausts fitted to make it look good (supposedly), if you want, do you say the dealer is disgusting? No, they are offering a product the market wants, if you don't want it, it doesn't affect you at all.
If it means more profit for an amazing company that provide us with some of the best entertainment at some of the most reasonable prices... by all means do it.