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Submitted by matt247 1929d ago | news

Lead Designer of Halo Wars responds to new Halo Wars DLC Controversy

None of the DLC was on the disc when it shipped. The game modes are a small download because they are rules. There is some new content, but it's obviously a different type of content compared to a map. Also, the recent patch added a bunch of missing support/engine groundwork for both DLCs.

We are limited in the number of matchmaking buckets we can use due to Live. We left a bunch of buckets available for the DLC, but perhaps we made too many team oriented buckets. We'll evaluate changing/modifying that as we get feedback. FWIW, since the DLC modes are generally more team-based than the default game, we skewed the new hoppers to be team-focused as well.

dave

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Dave Pottinger
Lead Designer, Halo Wars (Halo Wars, Xbox 360)

Th3 Chr0nic  +   1929d ago
Wtf is a bucket?
outlawlife  +   1929d ago
its a digital container, basically like a slot

they have x amount of slots to work with that hold x amount of gametypes
caladbolg777  +   1928d ago
Anyone know the release date on Halo Wars PC?
SpoonyRedMage  +   1929d ago
I think more people are bothered about the price guys. It's a bit costly.

EDIT: and when I say "a bit costly" I mean right rip off.
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menoyou  +   1928d ago
Yup, it's ridiculous to pay that much money just for a few changes in the code. He said it's just rules so this is pretty much barely any work for developers.

Anyone who buys this DLC is killing gaming.
deadlyliquidx  +   1928d ago
you ps3 fanboys disgust me
I bet you this thing is gonna be filled with ps3 trolls.
it disgusts me that im a cow to see all these fanboys.

add me on psn tho : deadlyliquidx
lokiroo420  +   1928d ago
Fail! Fail hard!
Elven6  +   1928d ago
Yea this is pretty much what every non fanboy was trying to explain but of course people started to jump to conclusions for no reason. IMO the price for this is way to high, I'm all for helping new studios and stuff but they should have added a bit more for $10.
Hububla  +   1928d ago
I totally agree
Why in the hell do people pay for this garbage!? I mean cmon! 10$!? for example on dawn of war 2 they added 4 new maps and a 2v2 mode as well as lots of new wargear for single player and guess how much it cost!? NOTHING how the hell can these companies justify charging for something that should be in a patch.... this is why im starting to go back to PC gaming more and more... between the free updates and patches and all the mods out for pretty much every game.. at least you get ur moneys worth..
table  +   1928d ago
Since when was DLC not a rip-off?! They are all taking us consumers to the cleaners. It's a load of BS!

Still buy it sometimes though... >_>
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Elven6  +   1928d ago
Depends what kind of DLC for me, if it adds more to the singeplayer experience (GTA IV) OR multiplayer (various map packs, playlists, etc) then I'm all for it.
SpoonyRedMage  +   1928d ago
What about all the free stuff? I've got loads of Halo 3 Levels, Rainbow Six levels, Army of Two levels, stuff for Infinite Undiscovery and some new stuff for The Last Remnant. Oh, and survival mode for L4D.

Definately not a rip off.
table  +   1928d ago
obviously i meant DLC that you have to pay for Spoony...

The DLC we pay for is stuff that is held back deliberately so that they can charge us for it at a later date (think CoD, KZ2, RE5). It's a big scam that some of us are too blind to see. Don't kid yourself into thinking that they are actually doing us a favour. The bottom line is all DLC should be free with some exceptions like for GTA but even it is overpriced.
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KionicWarlord222  +   1928d ago
ah that clears that up. Glad the lead designer addressed this.
DJ  +   1928d ago
If you know how small game code is
This was pretty obvious. 2MB is a LOT of game code.
Tony P  +   1928d ago
Sadly, most people don't and will comment based on ignorance of the fact. But I blame Capcom. They pretty much screwed it up for everybody with their DLC unlock codes. Now everyone with DLC less than 10MB is gonna be accused of cheating.

I think the price is kind of steep though.
Bladestar  +   1928d ago
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Sad he had to state the obvious...

It's obvious that what takes lots of hardware space is Textures, video, sound, etc all of wish are already on this disc...

any programmer can tell you that 2 MB of pure code is a lot of code...

Sadly Sony leg humpers in this site find more value on a 10MB JPEG file with chicken scratch than 2 MB of code...
caladbolg777  +   1928d ago
Aww sh!t. I thought they de-bubbled you in to oblivion. Now I see you're still around. How's MS treating you? Did you get cut like 80% of Microsoft Game Studios? Or are you one of the lucky 20% who stuck around but took 15-25% pay cuts?

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