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Why DLC Game Endings Would Hurt Publishers More Than Players

SnagWire: There's been a lot of reaction to Epic Game's President Mike Capps comments on how publishers plan on combating the used game trade business–a market that's been a godsend for mega-chain GameStop and a rather large thorn in publishers side as they can't make any profit off of the resale.

Capps stated:
"I've talked to some developers who are saying 'If you want to fight the final boss you go online and pay $20, but if you bought the retail version you got it for free.'"

This would be a catastrophically bad decision for publishers to make, and not just because of the swift and vicious blowback they'd receive from fans forced to pay additional costs just because they went through a used game network...

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Dark_Overlord3598d ago

if 'ANY' company does this, I will definetely not be purchasing its games

DarkBlood3598d ago

same

the whole reason people buy used like my self when i couldn't afford to get tales of symphonia and a wwhole lot of games was because i didn't have a job at the time but they dont sell any new copies as its was made in 2004 but when i saw a copy it was perfect that i could get it. so yeah i could list a whole lot of reason for used but who would buy dlc if they bought a game they didn't get 3 years later for a ending thats just going to kill it so there better be newer copies ALL THE TIME

lonix3598d ago

you could put a demo version of the game on the disk aswell so that you can try before you buy