"Disgruntled PS3 owners who haven’t received the Dawnguard DLC yet are confused whether to buy Bethesda’s upcoming games like Dishonored. That’s right based on the assumption that they may or may not get the DLC."
too bad this whole gen has been a dlc money grab.
The main game is rubbish. It's riddled with bugs
Ever since we got an network and a shop, it been all about DLC. -.-
Wow, he's a real piece of work.
The real amazing part of it is the hypocrisy. Bethesda signed a deal with Microsoft to promote the DLC's timed exclusivity on 360. They wanted customers to care about the DLC before even buying the game, and now that PS3 owners are waiting for that DLC, we have this guy making it sound like anyone who buys the game with DLC in mind is "doing it wrong".
Lol, as far as I know isn't it Arkane making Dishonoured? (though, I'd assume Beth may have some power in there?). Moving on, lol. So when the main game becomes worn out, and the devs harp on about 'expansions' pumping up the community for great content to 'enhance' the 'main game'. Then it comes, and gamers never see it. You expect them to ignore that, and continue on without a care? Apparently so. Because money just drops out the sky these days.
I usually buy things based at least partly on the trustworthiness of the person selling them to me. If somebody has lied about features of a product they're selling or refused to provide support for those experiencing unexpected problems with the product that factors into my purchasing decision. Having said that I'm still buying Dishonored because it looks interesting and we're in a major drought as far as interesting new single player games go.
Woah, he wants to get into this? He's community guy, he 'advertised' that they intended to continue supporting the game post launch, then abandons ps3 players and makes comment slike that....
I had intended to buy Dishonored on my PS3 despite feeling shafted with the DLC that was said to come to the PS3 after Xbox. I have both a PS3 and a Xbox and use my PS3 as the single player game system and Xbox for my multiplayer games. Anyway, seeing the ignorant attitude of this guy irritated me because he thinks that the gaming community is malleable after the nightmare that was Skyrim on PS3 (I enjoyed the game only after the MANY patches). Will I play Dishonored? Sure, but only when I see it on the used shelf at Gamestop or Best Buy because then that Neanderthal won't see a dime since it's used.
And this is why used game sales exist. This way we can all still play the game but not give a dime to the developer that mistreats it's fanbase.
I don't buy games just for the DLC, but I don't expect to be getting an inferior version either.
Of course people don't buy a game on the promise of DLC. They do however buy a game with the expectation of it actually working. The latter is a perfectly good reason to be wary of your next game.
His argument is still pathetic because the main game doesn't work for A LOT of people!!! I didn't even buy the game and I'm annoyed!! Somebody needs to bitch slap some decency into that 'man'!!!
IF I buy this game you can rest assured it will be a used copy. If Besthesda's name is on the box anywhere, I from now on will not buy it new or full price. Their arrogance and disrespectful attitude towards ps3 owners has made sure of that. Equal experience on all platforms to the best of that systems ability, or no money to you from me.
I agree with what he is, in principle, saying. I buy a game and pay for the game and content within. DLC should not be expected or demanded. However, Skyrim was broken on PS3 to the point of being unplayable for some. PS3 owners, when it's said and done paid the same for the game as e everyone else and holding the DLC card fails when the core game needed fixed.
If a game has "promised DLC" and it comes out as early as launch day, or is ready to go before launch, then it normally turns me away. I'm paying 60 dollars for your game, you can't put all that content into it? Gee thanks. I'm this way because I'm so fed up with half arsed games that need 3 overpriced DLC packs to feel complete at all. Then there are games like Saints Row where the DLC actually feels like its adding something to the game, and ill happily buy that.
Quite hypocrite dont you?.
This is what happens when you over charge for DLC. They got into the habit of charging extra for everything and now it's starting to backfire. EA and others need to scale it back a bit and just start giving us the extra's for free. EX: If your the one company that gives $15-20 worth of DLC for free on Disc shipped with the Full game, players/gamers will remember that and appreciate that and it builds your reputation in a good way. This will then help Long term with sales and will help gain a dedicated following no matter what game type you are putting out because they know they are getting a full polished product and not something rushed with DLC added later that was supposed to be on the Disc in the first place. Dev's...Give us what we pay for, and you will have more sales. How don't they get that ?
Wow. Since he's you know... VP for marketing and PR, you'd think he knows how to handle the crowd and answer questions properly, since it's...well, you know... his job.. People never asked for his opinion on DLC. They wanted clarification. Unfortunately, it looks like Bethesda won't give us any.. and worst of all: get away with it. I really, really want to play Dishonored, and I know Bethesda is only publishing it, but I'm very much against Bethesda's latest actions. Sheesh, I guess I'll just wait for further details on the game.
Should I bother buying this game on my PS3 if there's no guarantee it'll receive the DLC? Obviously i'd never buy a title just for DLC. That's silly. But. That seems a reasonable concern to me. Especially considering how developers have started harping on about how DLC is so important to game/s. And factoring in their insistance of announcing DLC before the full title is even out. You can't have it both ways. Betheseda have really brought this kind of reaction on themselves.
Wow,this dude is a real piece of damn work.
ps3 gamers BOYCOTT the game: this is the right answer if u are dealing with cheap developers...
Oh so now DLC is not important 9_9
haha he's full of shit
Don't care. I'd expect to be treated the same as every other platform. Can't believe Bethesda, keep diggin' that hole.
I dislike the fact that people are throwing away their purchases of Dishonored because of Bethesda -they're only publishing the game, not developing it. Arkane Studios are fantastic and full of great ideas, and I don't expect them have the same lack of care or respect for their fans. Dishonored is full of exploits, but ones that are designed in a purposeful manner to give you more freedom and make gameplay more interesting, not to crash your session or restrict DLC. Do Harvey Smith and Rafael and everyone else at Arkane a favour and don't boycott their game. Boycott the ones that Bethesda MAKES because it's their neglect, not the developers that they've funded to establish and promote. It's a new IP folks.. don't make the wrong choice.
Totally agree, but it sucks for all the developers and games under Bethesda's banner that will reap all the bad press because of their own lousy reputation. In any case i will be warry of purchases until it may be reasonably confirmed that the games aren't being gimped on my console of choice. I have the PC option, but use that mostly for non FPS, or first person games in general. Although Skyrim is wonderful on PC just because of the amazing mod community. one of the few games I double-purchased.
I agree.I really want dishonored but i am skeptical of it.
Yeah that's all well and good, but when your previous games all offered DLC and you sell your game with this idea in the minds of your customers it can be perceived as just slightly underhanded. Especially when that DLC is available on all other platforms and NOT due to some exclusivity deal. And it's not as if the stuff were free or something. People would GLADLY pay for it, but they are being denied nevertheless. And that's understandable not to release it because of technical issues. The issue then is NOT in fact the DLC at all, but the main game itself which is faulty and therefore disallowing DLC to be released. So that "main game" he is touting is actually what's broken... Sad. So basically admitting they didn't do the job with the PS3 version. Way to go boys. It's a first this gen I believe where a developer utterly screwed up one version of a game so badly that it would be too costly to try and fix.
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