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Submitted by VampHuntD 2590d ago | article Sony poised to cash in on DLC?

In this current gen, DLC seems to be used as a way to cash in on gamers Case in point is the recent release of Yoda, for the PS3 version of Soul Calibur 4. At $5, Yoda proves to be a costly character especially when the download does nothign more than unlocks the content that is already on your gaming disc (which has to be illegal in some way, you paid for the disc already, how is it legal to charge you again for content on said disc? Interesting....). Namco has been the "Leader" of DLC in recent gaming with paint schemes for Ace Combat 6 and customes for Soul Calibur 4 quickly coming to mind. And if Sony takes heed, they just might be able to out do Namco. (Ace Combat 6, Culture, Industry, LittleBigPlanet, PAIN, Pixel Junk Monsters, PS3, Soulcalibur IV, Xbox 360)

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Pennywise  +   2590d ago
Man its crazy how many psychics there are now-a-days.
UltimateIdiot911  +   2590d ago
Didn't you get a crystal ball in the mail? It's funny, because my crystal ball say doesn't know what they are talking about.
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Darkiewonder  +   2590d ago
Last time I heard you don't have to pay for DLC. if you want it go for it.

Even the SCIV DLC there's a weapon pack. in the description they said you can unlock it in the game without paying for it. It's the gamers' choice if they are too lazy they'll buy it. Just like Namco did with Tales of Vesperia with lvl and items.

Anyways i don't know why people think the costumes are on the disc [stop playing Namco games people!]. I bet they would say the same thing about Hot Shot Golf 5 as well because when you buy the DLC it's less than 100KB only to not know it's a key to activate the DLC which you'll have to download the content off the main server.

If people want to buy the DLC let them. With SCIV DLC on the PSN the weapon pack description says you can unlock these in the game and you don't have to pay for it. it's just there for people that are lazy and are willing to pay!
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VampHuntD  +   2590d ago
The problem with DLC
The issue that I and I'm sure other gamers have with DLC is that it should have been included in the game already. What's the point of making weapons for characters in Soul Calibur other than to get people to buy them for an additional charge? Similar to Weapons in Battlefield:BC. Do you rreally think they created two discs versions, one with weapons and one that had to have them downloaded? I would guess they created one with weapons unlocked and the other with weapons present. In the case of Yoda, he was already found in disc data if I recall correctly so he is a confirmed unlock, not download.

If the DLC adds to the game then I'm all for it. I would have gladly paid for additions to say Burnout Paradise (Which have all been given for free) including the bike packs and now the new island coming to paradise city.
Darkiewonder  +   2590d ago
So it all boils down to what developers consider as DLC and how they want to handle it. Support the devs you want and others will do the same.

There are just some DLC that come later in in the months after the game was release and people will always ask "This should have been in the game from the start". There are just some things that can't be answered unless it's coming from the developer. Especially in LBP case they still have to go to the developer that created said character to be used in the game. which takes time and probably money.
Common Sense  +   2590d ago
I wouldn't be surprised
if MS decides to allow Master Sackchief .....for a fee.
VampHuntD  +   2590d ago
If they did
I'm sure they'd see a lot of Master Sack running around as well. Really this could be a win-win for any licensed character. Heck bring in the DC universe! Why stop there and create the Avengers in Sack Style or any other marvel team! The possibilities would be maddening!
LazyDevs  +   2590d ago
Well i will not be buying this if the devs can't make a decent port, then they are not getting my money....
Pennywise  +   2590d ago
Care to elaborate or are you just trolling?
VampHuntD  +   2590d ago
I'm gonna go with trolling.....Port? Are you lost sir?
NaiNaiNai  +   2590d ago
*sorry to busy to read article. at work*
if they really put a sephy sack i will by the game just for him. *be cool if there was more FF chars* but i dont think its possible. dont think they could get the rights.* keep in mind im to busy to read the article so if someone would please post something about this.
VampHuntD  +   2590d ago
Good News for you
The Sephiroth Sack is already confirmed as is the Old Snake Sack. We don't know when it's coming ow where or how much or anything like that, but the scak was revealed at TGS.
NaiNaiNai  +   2590d ago
XD IM GETTING IT THEN (was so excited i misspelled a few things had to edit)
loves sephy so much XD
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Karum  +   2590d ago
Porting exclusive games to it's intended platform is the new thing didn't you guys get the memo?


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