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Submitted by Lionheart377 976d ago | news

'Tomb Raider' selling single-player upgrades

Tomb Raider may not be getting any substantial single-player DLC, but that doesn't mean that Square Enix isn't allowed to sell players campaign-exclusive upgrades for a nominal fee. (PC, PS3, Tomb Raider, Xbox 360)

Excalibur  +   976d ago
Not needed, it comes early enough in the game.

I guess as long as people keep buying early unlocks DEVS will keep coming up with new and creative ways to try and take our money.
ApolloTheBoss  +   976d ago
Don't blame the devs it's the publishers that push this crap. This is all just because Tomb Raider didn't live up to Square's ridiculously high expectations of it selling five to ten million to break even with its $100m budget, and now they're trying to make up for it with these "exclusives". Do they seriously think that that was gonna happen in less than a month? They should just be patient and accept what they already have. This what's wrong with gaming industry today.
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Excalibur  +   976d ago | Well said
My thoughts on whats is wrong with the gaming industry is two fold.

1. They see millions of people playing these free Facebook games or cheap Phone App games and want that market, they think by dumbing down their games they are just going to get those folks to buy their products.

The thing is those people just want a few minutes of mindless distractions, (please don't take that as an isult if you play those games that is not how it was intended) they want something to do for a few minutes while taking the bus or waiting in line or whatever.

Because those folks play those FREE/CHEAP games does not mean they are going to run right out a drop $400.00 on a console, $60.00 a pop for your game then another $20-$50 on your various DLC.

2. COD has some sort of weird magic that draws a great number of people to it like moths to a flame, stop trying to make your game like Call of Duty, stop adding un-needed Multiplayer to your games to try and copy COD.

People like COD and only want to play COD, not some poor COD imitation.

WAKE UP DEVS, come up with something new, creative and price it $49.99, stop making over priced clones.
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joab777  +   976d ago
Its a great idea and anyone who is suckered into buying these deserves to be out the money. They r easy to get and its part of the fun. Oh well.
Captain Qwark 9  +   976d ago
excaliber gets a bubble!
aquamala  +   976d ago
I would buy any single player story DLC, but guess that's not happening.
maddfoxx  +   976d ago
This is just for people who don't want to work for anything. I have a friend that always buys DLC upgrades and then complains because he thinks the game is too easy. . .
asad197  +   976d ago
I did my part to help them out. I pre ordered the game and won't be trading it in.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   976d ago
This is just the tip of Micro transactions...

Today you can earn these items in the game... tomorrows games.. you will not...

once people stop complaining about micro transactions the will move inwards on the games and have exclusive items...

It sickens me...

Don't be idiots and buy these things... DLC that more like Expansion packs is one thing... this... is micro transaction and is nothing but greed...
Farsendor1  +   976d ago
totally agree,gamers shouldn't buy stupid crap.
ziggurcat  +   976d ago
"Today you can earn these items in the game... tomorrows games.. you will not..."

unless every single game in the future becomes free-to-play, that's simply not going to happen.

if idiots want to waste their money on items they can get in game already, let them. these micro-transactions have absolutely zero effect on the game, whatsoever, so who gives a flying **** if they exist. just ignore it, and enjoy the game.
mydyingparadiselost  +   976d ago
I ignored DLC and it's all over the place now. DRM is ignored by LOTS of gamers and look at the *bright* future it's bringing. Ignoring works on things that are aggravating, not bad business practice. Bad business has to be talked about and stopped before it becomes common practice and leads to further bad business.
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   976d ago
I have a question.Does it cost game developers a lot to add online multiplayer to their games.I don't play much online myself,but I'm think other then games with huge online followings it's a waste of money.Let's use Tomb Raider as a example.Won't most people try the online for a small amount of time then move on to something else.Don't make online for every game and maybe those games would sell for cheaper.Maybe I'm wrong,but I'm just wondering.

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