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Indoctrination of DLC: Target them while they’re Young

KALVIN MARTINEZ:

When it comes to downloadable content in gaming, there are many divergent and strong opinions, feelings and points of view on the subject. There is no longer a debate about whether downloadable content (DLC) should exist, at this point, DLC is a reality. Now the question or debate or whatever nomenclature is most applicable becomes what is good and worthwhile DLC and what is simply a clear cash grab by the developer/publisher for gamers’ hard earned cash. The nature of DLC that developers offer is clearly a quandary for an older generation of gamers because the younger generation playing games currently finds DLC simply to be part of playing video games.

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DARK WITNESS1927d ago

50 different weapon skins for a gun in MP = Cash grab I say.

10 to 20hrs long single player expansion = worthy of my money.

vortis1926d ago

The thing that bothers me the most is that these $60 games are so bare bones and then everything else is essentially a microtransaction.

I don't mind paying exorbitant prices for cash shop stuff from free-to-play games, but good gosh why are there so many microtransaction items for $60 games? Just release the dang game and then start working on the sequel or whatever.

Rockstar does DLC right, though.

ceballos77mx1927d ago

DLC should be a couple of months after a games release to extend gameplay, even MP should be later after release. First day DLC should be in the game.

jerethdagryphon1927d ago

I cv e bought a skant handful of dlc ever mostly for specific reasons . Dead space tank pack for impossible run. Deadspace 2 a gunpack for hardcore run
. Hawx 2 jetpack cause I enjoyed the game .
Alice madness returns dress pack to support a dev and a game I really liked . Boaderlands dlc cause it was expansions.
Car pack for gt5 for the lambo
.mirrors edge cause pure time trials are sublime.
That's all the dlc I've bought I don't care about gold guns no skins or mappacks for me dlc is either a tool for completing a hard core mode or a show of support (posted via phone)