Robot and Microsoft are taking it on the chin with ill-will and downright anger over the pricing and contents of the Halo Wars Strategic Options DLC.
bu.. teh salez O.O
We should be mad i mean MS has never tried to rip us off..... wait...
ah, the sentiments of a ps3 fanboy. if there's one thing you people are good at, it's being completely unoriginal. as for the DLC. it's only a rip-off if you buy it. just boycott sh!tty DLC for any game, and companies will eventually have to change their game plan to maximize profits. and both sony and ms do it, so lets stop acting like MS is heartless and sony is heartwarming. PS fanboys...let the disagrees fly.
@1.1: You called it! "rip US off" and he doesn't even have a 360 just here for the troll. Nickels and Dimes!
let's be honest here. Playing online shouldn't cost anything, you gotta admit MS is milking it's fanbase by charging for online play. I don't care if Xbox Live is 3 times as good, it simply shouldnt cost a thing to play online
I'm with you. Enough of the goddam milking us microsoft. They are already making a ton, just think about how much goodwill they could create by offering some "worthwhile" content for FREE every now and then or at least alot cheaper than what it is. I know they do give out a few freebies here and there but its usually low level stuff and not nearly enough or very often. I think making 1 vs 100 FREE to play was there best move in along time, but its self-serving also because they need to really a huge amount of get excitement going for casual stuff like 1 vs 100 to even have a chance of succeeding on 360. @iDystopia yeah, Ok bro say what ever you want, I love my 360 and my ps3 but everybody knows when it comes to greed microsoft is easily the king of that arena. You can defend them all you like but if we don't complain they will just keep price gouging, and whats wrong with giving a little back to the fans every now and then? btw YES Live should be FREE, I've been paying for it every year and its a great service but not so much better than psn to warrant the cost, microsoft not showing any signs of at least reducing the price is just 1 more example of them taking 360 owners support for granted, but I'm sure you can't see beyond the fanboy wars to notice.
Couture..... says who?? You? Sorry, but this is a big world and not many people care about your opinions of Xbox Live...what should and shouldn't cost money....it's popularity is known and valued by the millions willing to play for it, otherwise they'd go to PSN. Xbox Live is HUGE and leading the industry. Playstation Network is the wanna-be.
lol so just because they charghe you for something, you just pay and stfu? is that your way of living? that attitude sucks dude
*sigh* It's based on wants and needs. and what you're willing to pay for. a few months ago i bought a completely garbage game for 60 dollars. i didn't buy it cuz i necessarily wanted it. but i kept reading on n4g that it's the best game ever. now that game just sits there collecting dust and taking up space. for that same 60 dollars i could have had well over a year of xbox live and probably a few xbox live arcade games. of course we'd love for xbox live to be free, who wouldn't want free stuff. but i'd rather pay 4.25 a month for a service that's top notch than pay nothing for lesser quality. lets put it another way. would you rather pay 5 dollars for a BJ from Megan Fox, or get a free one from Toby McGuire?
Both Live and PSN wishes they were 1/4 as good as Steam, Dystopia. So really they're both wanna-bes.
Steam isn't an better than XBox Live and doens't have even 1/10th the amount of content. The fact is...XBox Live is leading the industry.... and you pay for everything you can't do on PSN. LOL Trophies aka PS3 the wanna-be. What doesn PS3 even have....text chat??? Playstation isn't number one anymore(It's dead last), and PSN is a wanna-be...still trying to get things XBox Live had on day one.(If Sony even is trying too compete with XBL anymore)
Yeah imo Live is better than psn, but $50 a year better? No. PSN has come along way and anybody whos played both knows it. The fact that microsoft has not at least reduced the price is simply because we all just keep paying and not complaining. Personally its not even about the money, I'm not rich but really I can easily afford it, either way theres no good reason why we should have to pay to play online at this point, we already pay the internet service and the money made off of online content, ie arcade games, movies, advertising, DLC promotionals etc has to be close to what it costs microsoft to maintain a p2p network.
Not even 1/10th the content? Oh man, that's just too funny. Try double the content of Live, and then some. Steam is the superior service to both PSN and Live, and PC users get it free. Thanks for playing though.
I didn't know Steam had access to 5,000+ movies for download in HD, 400+ game demos, Countless Documentaries/videos/behind the scenes..... a full arcade section with almost 200 games(demo for every game)... a place to download hundreds of music videos, TV shows.....a Community section with games made by gamers in XNA. Updated reguarly with Inside Xbox, all gaming events/E3/GDC and everything possible is kept up with on a regular basis. IGN previews Exclusively for Xbox 360. Xbox the Offical magazine previews. Tips for Achivements, and strategies...completely organized....Party chats that can move 8 people into ANY GAME simultaneously(or share movies/music/pictures while not in a game) These things are new daily. Xbox Live gets everything first. I didn't know Steam had Live Gameshows coming where you can play for games, accessories and money(MS Points) haha PSN is a wanna-be.
Steam has more REAL games than XBLs arcade system, not to mention community modification support. I'd go on, but I don't have tine to type a wall of text. I'll concede that XBL does comms and events slightly better though.
Why do we still get articles like these? Maybe I should just make an article for each game that has DLC such as Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, KillZone 2, Halo 3, and the list goes on.... If you don't like it don't buy it! If you believe developers/publishers are with holding content from the game just to make some extra bucks do NOT buy it! Otherwise just STFU and play the games!!! It amazes me that people don't understand the concept of a business. A business it maximize profit and as long as people is willing to pay and it is profitable, businesses will cater to it.
4Sh0w: Re: "Live is better than psn, but $50 a year better? No. PSN has come along way and anybody whos played both knows it" Speak for yourself, don't speak for everyone: I've played both and PSN may have come a long way, and it is a nice service, but LIVE is still better, for all the reasons that iDystopia mentioned. And $50 dollars is cheap for what you get. And talking about DLC ripoffs, what about the almost weekly screwing Sony is giving us in the name of addition Little Big Planet costumes, and Disgaea 3 character packs, a buck or three for each download? Both MS & Sony are ripping us off with the DLC, but as long as people keep overpaying for DLC we will keep getting screwed.
Holy poop that Elite has two energy swords!
"And $50 dollars is cheap for what you get. " What you get? All you get is the opportunity to play online. WOW, that's really worth $50.
"lol so just because they charghe you for something, you just pay and stfu?" Are you paying for food? You could just hunt, you know. How about heat(fire)? Cavemen got it.. without electricity, or gas. Hmm, and water? There's lakes, find one. Do you see my point and how stupid you sound? STFU, please. Thanks. :)
Cayal: You are so wrong, but based on your other comments on this thread, I wouldn't expect anything better from you. Since you obviously don't own a 360 what are you using to judge how good or bad LIVE is or isn't? The PS3 is a nice machine, and I am certain that some people really love it, myself I like it a lot, but you are delusional if you really believe that PSN is better then LIVE.
They think its an Epic Fail too And an Epic Flop For the EpicFailFlopBox with Zero Exclusives
Deep down you must like the 360 right? I mean what would you do all day if it didn't exist? Surely not play your PS3 right, cus it seems you don't do much of that despite all of these 'AAA' exclusives? What would you do Nelson?
If valve can release the survival pack for free then this should be too i think. I know there can be a lot of code in 2mb of data but come on...10 bucks for 3 diff gamemodes. Its a good thing the PC gaming devs didnt try to charge for each patch that came out witha map attached to it or gaming wouldnt be as far along as it is right now.
99% of premium DLC is a rip-off.
No its not. The new Killzone 2 maps looks freakin sic.
Two maps for $7 is a rip-off.
Of course they do.... to you. I ain't looked at em, so I don't know. But, it's not surprise that you'd say that.
I honestly can't stand the Halo fanbase and didn't enjoy the first two (never tried Halo 3), but Halo Wars seemed pretty interesting. I was planning on getting it along with the DLC this Friday. The demo was really fun to me - it's what made me go out and buy Command and Conquer, lol. So yeah...what's wrong with it?
its just sony fanatic talk. they are just mad that halo wars sold just as well as kz2 did.. 360 camp dont go crying and sending i hate you letters like the sony fanatics do. the 360 camp just wont buy it. actions are louder than words, just dont buy it if you think its a rip off micro will get the hint..
"360 camp dont go crying and sending i hate you letters like the sony fanatics do" Fanboys of either flavour are the same. Idiot.
"bend over, here it comes again"
Has just Confirmed it He Bats for the other side !! He Drives on the other side of the Road !! He likes uphill gardening !!
Thats a plus. + ps: Why can they just fool us by just making the download a little bigger?
Xbots are used to playing with small things
What good are sales when the game sucks balls? Just shows how retarded most Halo fans are.
Dont you think you've been Fooled Enough You got Fooled into Buying an Xbox Thy Silly Little BoT
Big plus for MS but not gamers. Sales don't add extra replay value to a title last time I checked. DLC is going to get out of hand if current trends are any indication. I wonder what the breaking point will be.
The breaking point will be when we need DLC to start up a game (I mean, we paid for a disc, not the rights to play the game, right?!?!??)
Thats a scary future you describe there friend.
I didn't realize that 1.6 million < 1.2 million.
How can you be ripped off by DLC unless the DLC is necessary for progression of the game? Also, we will see how many "fans" see it as Epic Fail when next month they announce 2 million download DLC for Halo Wars. I am REALLY getting sick of gamers and everything to do with the gaming community, I really am.
The Resident Evil key code DLC was sort of/DEFINITELY a rip of, using a code to unlock data already on the disc is bull. DLC is usually a rip off IMO.
and all this time i thought Killzone 2 was an epic fail, sales wise. I will admit that i wouldn't pay 800 points for this DLC unless i was a huge online RTS player, which i'm not. If you love the game and play online often, ten dollars is not exactly a budget killer although it should be 400 points or less.
lol KZ2 sold and is selling pretty decent still, but what did KZ2 have to do with anything?
And all this time I thought 1.5 million sold was platinum.
Let me clear this up for you considering you're having some issues. The author of the article suggested that the DLC was an epic fail. Could be, wouldn't know. The first thing that came to mind when a read "epic fail" was Killzone considering it's sales for all the hype this game received. So does that answer you're question? Darrius Cole, 1.5 million sales is usually a good number but IMO for Killzone 2 that's and embarrasement to say the least. It is a blockbuster title, am i wrong?
He says himself he didn't dl it so how can he claim epic fail? That's like reviewing a game without playing it. N4G change your name to rumors 4 gamers, that's what is mostly on here.
lol i dont feel sorry for them thats for sure.. they bought halo possibly the gayest game ever invented.. At least the gay and lesbian community have a game they can call their own.. To bad it sucks. Jaggies Jaggies EVERYWHERE ahhhhh...
Good, Good! And i thought that fanboys will buy anything they're offered :O
Console RTS sold more than Sony's Flagship FPS title in 2009 lolsies.
You have to compare the sales because it's the only exclusive you guys have gotten in months? What's your point? Seriously HW is a better game because it sold more? Oh wait.... you don't have a point your just parroting the other idiots in your camp.
It didn't outsell killzone 2 worldwide, only in NA. And most people who buy the game buy it just for the name alone.
ur [email protected] murderdolls,people buy it because of the brand name of the halo franchise!if it was just another RTS it would have been a fail!and killzone 2 came back after a crappy first game!so no one really knew what to expect from the game and it wasnt a successful franchise!killzone 3 will sell better im sure!
Hmmm....so which game is more likely to see a sequel? A game that sells terrible? Or a game that sells well? Maybe that is why sales matter? Thanks.
he has to compare sales because that's the only point he has, and it's probably false. We all know that this game was of the worst games ever released for the flopbox. It's pathetic, but he's a xbox fanboy, so that's normal.
I didn't know 360 fans actually stood up & fought back against microsoft. That's a scary thought. 360 fans demanding more? I guess they are getting fed up with the wheelings & dealings of major nelsons lies & betrayal. What are 360 fans playing now a days? Madden? Cod4? Left 4 dead?
im actually playing wolverine and yes i do go back to l4d my bro let me borrow halo wars so ill be playing that too.. how about you socomer got tired of kz2 yet like most ppl did. that game will be fish food by the time the holidays come. i know socomer, graphics alone can only take a game so far.. its like i say graphics age quicker than game play thats why more ppl still play halo 3 than ppl that play kz2..
"how about you socomer got tired of kz2 yet like most ppl did." Care to back that up fanboy?
Hmm.. maybe just don't buy it?
yea obama, soo many ppl got the game cause it says halo on it. i bet sony wish they had an ip that can do that.. what are the ww numbers? you know, you sony fanatics love to scream ww, whats the point? ps3 and its game are still last..
Good for you that the 360 is leading in sales and fails in the game department. Want a cookie?
fails in the games department?! im assuming you are talking about right now.. its crazy how sony fanatics waited over a year to get a AAA exclusive but you clowns cant wait a few weeks till e3 bunch of hypocrites i swear.. ill take chocolate chip..
"its crazy how sony fanatics waited over a year to get a AAA exclusive but you clowns cant wait a few weeks till e3 bunch of hypocrites i swear.." we get AAA exclusives every year, whats wrong? no games during this first half of the year?
yea pwnsouse i have no games to play on my 360 right now. lets just completely forget all about the other developers and concentrate on exclusives. wolverine is a great game thats what im playing right now and my bro let me borrow halo wars i still play l4d gears 2. oh wait i forgot you clowns dont go back to games that came out in 08 no wonder why sony exclusives dont have long legs like halo 3. you ppl jump ship after 1 play through then hang out in n4g all day or play 360 games on a pc.. "we get AAA games every year" really? what was AAA for the ps3 at launch? resistance? lmao.. the ps3 came out with a limp d!ck sony owns like 20 in house devs and it took over a year for a 3rd party (mgs4) to make the AAA list lmao. ok pwny whats wrong? got tired of kz2 like most ppl did?! the omg looky those graphics gets old quick huh..
"we get AAA games every year" really? what was AAA for the ps3 at launch? resistance? lmao.. the ps3 came out with a limp d!ck sony owns like 20 in house devs and it took over a year for a 3rd party (mgs4) to make the AAA list lmao. ok pwny whats wrong? got tired of kz2 like most ppl did?! the omg looky those graphics gets old quick huh." poor guy, he has to laugh at his own joke, because he knows hes wrong. Poor Air1. no games for you, I feel the bots right now. Welcome back to 2005.
WELL, IT LOOKS LIKE 1 OTHER PERSON THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY... oh yea pwny, no games for me to play :( what a shame... i guess ppl that only have a ps3 are playing right now even though they got bored of kz2 after like a week, i know im one of them..
"i guess ppl that only have a ps3 are playing right now even though they got bored of kz2 after like a week, i know im one of them.." yea, thats cause your TA, TA TA!! an Xbot LMAO. just because your bored of killzone doesnt mean the other 500,000 isnt. have fun during the first half of the year with your xbox with no games LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL just pray that Microsoft has something good for you this year.