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The one thing bitter PlayStation gamers aren't understanding about The Last of Us' DLC

GameZone's Matt Liebl: "It's understandable to be frustrated with the type of content they are offering -- since cosmetic items are lame anyway -- but it's wrong to be angered that you aren't getting it for free or for a discount."

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ZodTheRipper719d ago

Development costs are rising, I see this as a way to support the developer. I won't buy any DLC though (despite my avatar), I can enjoy the game without it.

Chard718d ago

I've never bought DLC, even for my favourite games. Maybe I'm just old fashioned.

Ripsta7th718d ago

I wanna hear the same shit when MS includes microtransactions in more of their games, because aparently when MS does it is bad but when Sony does it is a way to support the developers...wtf

donthate718d ago

This is a remake, and mere week later they announce paid DLC. As a PS4 and Last of Us Remake owner, I am PISSED!

Letthewookiewin718d ago

I think that a lot of these "bitter" people are made up.

donthate718d ago

The Last of US for PS4 is a remake. Remakes cost a fraction of the original cost, and all the content is already made and paid for originally by the original buyers.

There is no reason to charge people more, and more, and more....

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Eddie20101719d ago

A vocal minority as he says, deserves an article written about them.

thorstein718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

Those tend to be the loudest. The silent majority didn't say a thing. Is there a comment from every person that bought the game on PS4?

Sample size is important if (as the articles yesterday were proclaiming) an article is going to claim that a majority of players were angry with the DLC.

The DLC was discounted earlier BTW.

In fact, it is actually nice to see an article that doesn't subscribe to the vocal minority and their "complaints."

brish718d ago

What percent of players are the "silent majority"?

LazyGoron718d ago

@brish

My personal guess is that 75%-90% of gamers do not frequent online forums/websites as often as the posters on N4G. I'd say the same % of people are misinformed about games I.E.:
-Wii U is a peripheral of Wii
-COD/Destiny are exclusive to X1/PS4 respectively (due to marketing)
-Only play AAA, highly marketed games
... I could go on

I'd say a vast majority of people playing TLOU do not care about the DLC issue. The only people who WOULD say something is the vocal minority opposed to it. Then the supporters of the DLC will respond. But the "silent majority" is usually too busy playing or ignoring to post articles praising ND for the DLC (wouldn't get as many clicks either)

My favorite Futurama quote: "when you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all". This is why a silent majority exists.

brish718d ago (Edited 718d ago )

@LazyGoron

Many years ago I used to be a PC gamer that got fed up with all the DRM they were putting in games. I didn't go into forums to complain about it I just stopped buying PC games.

Around the same time the PC game market plummeted and the console market became the largest market (PC games used to be the largest market). It turns out I was part of the silent majority that stopped buying PC games.

It seems like you believe "if they aren't complaining they don't care about it.". I can tell you from experience that isn't the case.

I used to complain about DLC practices of companies but now I rarely do. I also rarely buy games anymore.

svoulis718d ago

I enjoy some of the DLC. I bought 14$ worth of it. I am okay with this since the only thing that effects the game is the $2.50 perk and weapon packs.

isa_scout718d ago

I actually bought the DLC but it shouldn't bother anyone because it's purely cosmetic...Now not being able to unlock guns like the enforcer is stupid. It should've been included in the bundle or able to be unlocked through gameplay. Honestly, if I were people I'd be more fired up that a week after launch the MP still takes WAY TO LONG to find a match. I've waited upwards of 45 minutes to get into a match these last couple of days, and ND is not communicating with players in the forums asking about the issues.

Corpser718d ago

What's more frustrating is they are releasing new DLCs when matchmaking on ps4 is horrendous

svoulis718d ago

So far the most i've waited was 15 minutes to get in a match really ridiculous and i love this game so much.

aNDROiD17_718d ago

i was in matchmaking so long i actually fell asleep...and why is the patch for this taking so damn long??

jcnba28718d ago

I thought I was the only one experiencing this issue. Good to know it's not just me.

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