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DLC Intended To Screw You: $8 For A Character, Seriously!?

Ironstar: Downloadable content is utilized by Game Developers/Publishers for a variety of reasons, which include keeping you from selling the game to 3rd parties, fixing "broken" titles, and generally milking your wallets. I prefer some forms of downloadable content much more than others.

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Nick2120042247d ago

I agree. If you want to sell characters fine, but don't charge anymore than 50 cents.

Persistantthug2247d ago

This is clearly a money grab and I wouldn't pay 1 red cent.....ZERO.

Stop buying games that do this kind of shit, people.....DO NOT BUY AT ALL!

That's the only way it will stop.

T9X692247d ago

"Stop buying games that do this kind of shit, people.....DO NOT BUY AT ALL! "

You're telling me I shouldn't have bought MGS4? MGO only lets you have one character, if you want to create another one they charge you like 6 or 7 bucks.

HolyOrangeCows2247d ago

The data for those characters aren't stored ON THE GAME like characters in other games.

It's more like when a person wastes $10 on changing their gamertag.

Megaton2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

Why isn't it on the disc to begin with? Wasn't the whole point of Continuum Shift to add new things?

I love Arc System Works, and BlazBlue is my favorite fighting game of this gen, but this is some grade-A bullshit. I bet even Namco and Capcom are sitting back like "DAYUM! Now that's greedy." Probably taking notes on how to improve their current DLC schemes.

Darkfiber2247d ago

Kasumi for Mass Effect 2 was $7. So $7 is okay but $7.99 is too much?

Snoogins2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

DLC intended to extend the core experience, such as story-etension content, is the kind of content which can be argued to bear a price in that area, though it is rare the quality and value of the DLC matches the price. For instance, we could say the story extending DLC for Dragon Age and Mass Effect 2 is worth its price, but $8 for an extra character in a fighting game is NOT.

blackboyunltd2247d ago

exactly, mass effect 2 gave you a character and added to the story, nearly 2 - 3 hours. Thats worthwhile

Simon_Brezhnev2247d ago

lol and u can use that DLC character a lot more then 3 hours hell its going to take that long just 2 get her basics but yeah it is a rip off

Megaton2247d ago

Kasumi's value is certainly debatable. You get a character, a gun, and a 1-hour mission. I used her in one playthrough just to see what she had to say, but I dropped her after that. She's been collecting dust on the ship in all subsequent playthroughs.

@blackboyunltd - I have no idea how you squeezed 2 - 3 hours out of Kasumi's loyalty mission. I played it 3 times, and I never came close to playing that long. Hour and a half the first time cause I was exploring every nook for items. Under an hour the 2nd and 3rd time.

Snoogins2247d ago

Simply because it is being utilized as consumer abuse. Overpriced map packs, character packs, costumes as well as modes and content already on the disc. It's shameful, but alas, it will continue, simply because most consumers have made themselves into cattle with the "gotta have it all!" mindset.

Just a case of a potentially good thing gone terribly wrong.

ClownBelt2247d ago

God...I love your comment. Well said sir.

xTruthx2247d ago

Well.. if people keep buying them :/

thor2247d ago

"Gotta have it all" is right. As gamers, we always strive for 100% completion. It's been drummed into us. So the thought of not having 100% of the content for a game compels us to purchase. We should all try to let go of this.

Capdastaro2247d ago

I want more DLC like Dragon Age, Full blown expansion packs

KillerPwned2247d ago

YES! that game is amazing it just keeps on expanding i still have yet to get the expansion pack.

KillerPwned2247d ago (Edited 2247d ago )

One thing i did not like about MGO if you lost your account and made a new one on the same ps3 you needed to buy another guy which was ike $6.99 its bullshit. Sometimes people i think can be to greedy not with the mass effect 2 stuff sure if the character has like a added story adding a few hrs of gameplay then yeah that`s deff worth a few bucks. But for something simple and online as like MGO is just wrong.

BTW I`m not putting down MGS 4 or MGO i love MGS with a passion.

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