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Submitted by Vames 1104d ago | opinion piece

Dead Space 3 Will Cost You $110.88: DLC Robbery At Its Finest

Game & Guide: "Dead Space 3 is turning out to be a disappointment, one that will be felt within the walls of EA for a long time to come. Here's the low down - Dead Space 3 will have 11 pieces of DLC content available for it on Day One, which is far from ordinary." (Dead Space 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Majin-vegeta  +   1104d ago
I'm usually against piracy but in this case it's justified.They wanna rip us off?Then we should rip them off as well.
aCasualGamer  +   1104d ago
I don't like the misleading title.

It should say "Dead Space 3 with all the DLC will cost you $110.88"

The game itself.. Dead Space 3 will cost you $59.99.
Ron_Danger  +   1104d ago
Why? It's just guns and armor for people new to the series. It's not extra content so why would you pirate the game?
Cosmit  +   1104d ago
OK. Did anyone here even read the article? You guys are retarded. Your not paying for anything that adds to the story or will make you miss out on anything. It's to get a head start. For new players. None of this is required to play the story. None of those adds to the story. None of this stuff required to enjoy the game. You don't need to drop another 50-60 dollars to enjoy the full game. NO. It's all optional for peole have little time to play or new players who find the game hard to play.

W the hell are they ripping you off again Majin??
LF91  +   1104d ago
I agree it is wrong having all that dlc on day one and it is a rip off, but you don't have to buy the dlc. It's items you unlock from playing the game and can find them in game, it's there for people who don't want to grind through and try and find the items. It makes no difference or not if you get it, because you will get the items if you play through dead space
FunAndGun  +   1104d ago
Keep that stuff on iOS games!

You are right, it is optional. But you can't deny that it is getting worse with each passing game release. Pretty soon the line between optional and the value of a finished product will blur. At that point it will be too late and people will wonder how gaming got to this point.

Look at how much things changed with the nickel and diming just within this generation. The tactics to squeeze as much out of the consumer as possible WILL get more brazen in the future if we let it slide today.
joab777  +   1104d ago
I read that its stuff u get in game . If it is i am fine with it. I just hate when its stuff they coulda put in game as a reward and instead make u pay for it. If they wanna make money off ppl ghey dont wanna put the time in, then i dont care. Make money and make more games.
Knight_Crawler  +   1104d ago
LMFAO! So you are basically paying $60 for a game with half the content and have to pay more money to play the other half of the content.

If this is how next gen is going to operate then screw it I am done with gaming.

Thank god I got to experience gaming in the 90's and early 2000's because what publishers are doing now is straight up robbery.

Edit: I never thought I see the day where people accepted that is it ok to pay full price for a game with only half the content.

What next...Pay $60 for a game but you have to pay extra for voice acting, sound effects, character armor, vehicles, CGI...
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Mutant-Spud  +   1104d ago
Ah c'mon, don't be like that, EA don't represent the gaming sub culture any more than Warner Bros represent the film appreciation scene. Gaming is one of the cheapest hobbies around if you approach it in a thrifty way, some people just have to have the latest and the best of everything as status symbols, those are the people this type of marketing targets. I'll get Dead Space 3 second hand for $20 in six months and as with most pre owned games I buy the codes included for the online pass and whatnot will still be valid. I bought the Sleeping Dogs and Shift 2 special editions second hand last week and they both still had valid codes for the preorder bonuses, I can't think of a S/H game I've bought where this hasn't been the case.
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Qrphe  +   1104d ago
Buying anything from EA at this age and not expecting to be ripped off in some way or another
Son_Lee  +   1104d ago
If you buy this, you are a complete tool and represent almost everything wrong with the industry. As consumers, we have all the power - speak loudly by not purchasing it and NOT letting 5 millions sales be reached.
nugnugs  +   1104d ago
For every one you reach with this message, another ten will be oblivious or not listen to reason. I respect you and your views sir, yet I feel it is futile.
dorron  +   1104d ago
It will cost 120$ only to those stupid enough to pay for it...
LOGICWINS  +   1104d ago
You think thats bad? Wait till next-gen.
animegamingnerd  +   1104d ago
next gen is going to suck
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Dape  +   1104d ago
It's only bonus content, not story related dlc. Why all the hate?? Almost every game has this types of bonus content nowadays,things like bonus costumes ,golden guns special abilities etc... You only pay for them if u want, it's not like you going to miss anything from the games story if you don't!!
MysticStrummer  +   1104d ago
You're right, but the whiners won't see it that way. Games, at least the games "hardcore" gamers want, are getting more and more expensive to make. To keep from raising the price of the basic game they sell us optional stuff. It's wrong to make us buy the end of the story as DLC, but as far as I can tell DS3's DLC is entirely optional.

I also have to point out once again that a certain section of the gamer population has sent a very clear signal that it's ok to charge for things that have been traditionally free. Playing online for instance. What did those people expect to happen? A business sees that willingness to pay and says "Hmmm I wonder what else they'll pay extra for?". It's just business, and no one is forcing consumers to play along.
Dape  +   1104d ago
Yes, and I'm sure there's a lot of people that will buy this pointless dlc as well, sad but true.
N311V  +   1104d ago
This will all come down to what loot drops and the grind are like without the bot upgrades.
Soldierone  +   1104d ago
Wake up, if you've been buying DLC you have been paying over 100 dollars for games for years. BF3, COD, all of them. Those two games alone hit 110 dollars with two simple purchases....

They cry about game sales slumping, then report high profits.... you want both? Quit selling half arsed games with DLC that should have been on the disc to begin with!

This specific thing is just for the idiots that don't want to actually play the game ,and sadly it sells. Otherwise EA would quit doing it.....
plaZeHD  +   1104d ago
Ok this is just out of control.
DevilishSix  +   1104d ago
The arguement that its ok to have an option for those that don't want to grind can pay for it does not make sense. Why should anyone have to pay to unlock items earlier? If you pay full price for a game then this type of dlc should not be allowed, it should be an ingame option to unlock items early without having to pay and if the very presence of those items breaks the game or makes it much easier then achievements/trophies should be turned off when using those items, like when cheat codes are used.

Paying for early access to ingame items is digital theft, plain and simple and should not be tolerated.
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Ron_Danger  +   1104d ago
Instead of just reading the title, do some research... All the DLC is basically guns and armor for people new to the series or if you're garbage at Dead Space and need help. This isn't Mass Effect 3 or any Capcom game. It's all optional items that you can basically craft yourself later in the game but if you want a head start you can buy them.

Game journalism is bad, but sometimes I think the people commenting on n4g are worse.
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DevilishSix  +   1104d ago
why should someone who has paid for the game already have to pay for items to get a "head start" if those items become available later in the game. What makes it alright to charge for items early. The mindset that this kind of money grab is acceptable eludes me.
Ron_Danger  +   1104d ago
The items are for people who are new to the series who need help. The developers discussed this in an interview last week once the DLC fiasco started. It's called reading, try it sometime.

Also... It's all optional things that don't add anything content wise to the game. It's not like buying any of the DLC will somehow alter your game or add a different ending.
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ninjahunter  +   1103d ago

A well developed game would allow players to learn to play without throwing money at the screen. What ever happened to good development? Im thinking they just swapped it out for a coin slot.
squarecircle  +   1104d ago
Wasn't that one of the reason why games used to have cheat codes?
Suppose we don't need them anymore now we can buy them...
ninjahunter  +   1103d ago
Lol, cheat codes = C++
MasterCornholio  +   1104d ago
Soon you will be able to pay to unlock trophy's/achievements.
KimoNoir  +   1104d ago will help EA open their eyes. -_- fuckin ea. Its sadderto say that this is the way it is for all future coming gamrs.
Max-Zorin  +   1103d ago
R.I.P. simply beating the game to unlock the content.
ninjahunter  +   1103d ago
Insert money, receive game, insert money, play game, insert money, make game easier, insert money, win game.

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