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Wizziokid2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

oh MS you and your timed exclusives.

"The first two add-on content drops for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be releasing exclusively on Xbox 360, 30 days before it’s available anywhere else."

this sort of stuff bugs me but I suppose I can wait 30 days to play more of this epic game, because we all know it will be amazing

jriquelme_paraguay2607d ago

hmmmm... i hate Timed Exclusives...

rabidpancakeburglar2607d ago

So do I, it's not fair on the people who don't have 360s as almost all timed exclusives are for the 360. Looks like my mind has been made up for me on which version I'm getting.

jriquelme_paraguay2607d ago

what is wrong with Timed Exclusives, i feel like im Buying Something used, or second hand...
and, you are spoiled.
I own both consoles, but my main console is PS3

Bigpappy2607d ago

I don't see why this matters. Most people would noe even be close to finishing Skyrim in 30 days.

jriquelme_paraguay2607d ago

haha... you are subestimating

BattleTorn2607d ago

that's the cost of choosing free online service...

Tired2607d ago

This doesn't make me want an xbox...just dislike microsoft more.

Organization XII2606d ago

I hate DLC, I'm sure this should have been included in the retail game. This generation sucks

Ricardoportillo042606d ago


they never said the dlc was gonna be released on the first day the game comes out so it may be months it can be released a few months later....but still im pretty sure there are some SPECIAL(no lives) people that will finish the game in 30 days

bozebo2606d ago

@Organization XII

Not enough space on the 360's DVD.

What they should have done is given it for free to other versions and made 360 users have to pay for it - just to spite M$.

jeseth2606d ago

DLC announced before the game even releases is rediculous.

Its like they are rubbing it in our faces that they will not include everything they made so they can make a quick buck or to.

Maybe I'll just wait until the DLC is out before I buy it . .. and maybe I'll just get it used. Way to go Bethesda . . . you are now EA.

da_2pacalypse2606d ago

meh xbox 360 gets the dlc early because it's the better console... it's really common sense here, and the obvious choice.

fear882606d ago

So I assume they are beta testing the DLC on 360...

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omi25p2607d ago

I'm getting it for the 360 anyway so doesn't really bother me.

Vega752607d ago

Same. But I'm also getting the pc version for the mods

Highlife2607d ago

I never understood why someone would get 2 copies of the same game especially if there is no mp.

evrfighter2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

i own like 4 copies of bc2.

bought one on steam pre-order but steam didn't have a pre-load at launch and d2d did so I bought a d2d version.

the other two came during the 7.99 steam sales.

that said i'm gettin pc version. in orther words I'm getting free DLC pumped out daily

Vega752606d ago

i have a bunch of games that i've brought for 360 and re-purchased them on pc. ME1/2,oblivion,saintrow 2,GTA1-4,ect. i mostly play on pc but my bro and friends play on console and we trade games at times unless we all buy the same game. until i can fully convince them to come over to pc and play with K/M(which i've already got my bro doing). plus i like getting my achievements points up and comparing them with friends. but thats just me

vickers5002606d ago

"I never understood why someone would get 2 copies of the same game especially if there is no mp."

To support the devs. I bought Bioshock on 360 first, then paid 30 bucks for it on ps3 (and platinum'd it), then purchased it for 5 bucks on Steam. Then again Bioshock IS my favorite game.

Replaying a game on a different platform kind of makes it feel like a new game.

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Schobeleth2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

This is so dumb. Microsoft should be investing in actual development studios to bring some quality, awesome exclusive titles that push hardware sales and keep their existing fanbase happy. HEY CALL OF DUTY AND SKYRIM NOW HAVE TIMED DLC but at least they have all those Kinect games coming right? After Gears and the 7 more Halo remakes/sequels there isn't anything else :\

Edit: This is coming from a PS3 only gamer, just to show that everyone, regardless of platform of choice, should have games to reinforce their choice of console, not garbage shovelware.

Oh and also, my last edit: We have so many damn exclusives on the PS3 this is good anyway for us PS3 only gamers. The Playstation Nation has a ton of exclusives to keep it thriving, I just feel bad for our 360 only brothers.

xPhearR3dx2607d ago

Don't feel bad for me. I have plenty of games to play. Gears 3, Dead Island, RAGE, Skyrim, Saints Row 3, Assassins Creed Revelations, Battlefield 3, Halo CE, Forza 4 etc. I don't care if you can play the some of the same games as me, I care what I can play. And what I can play, will keep me busy for quite some time.

Jaybronee2606d ago

Timed DLC = lack of exclusive great games. Weak MS....weak!

bozebo2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

lol what, ps3 doesn't have "so many damn exclusives" - it just has more good ones than the 360.

Having more than the 360 doesn't really say much when you realise that last-gen consoles had thousands of exclusives (games made by gamers, for gamers. The shovelware was usually PS2 exclusive too because of the install base - but along side the thousands of great exclusives).

But in the context of this console generation, you are quite right.

xPhearR3dx2607d ago

Get it for 360 then. This doesn't bother me at all as I planned on getting the 360 version anyway. Win-win for me ^_^

Christopher2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

Well, now I know what game I'm going to hold off on out of the many coming out this fall. Never by a Elder Scrolls game until the DLC is released.

Edit: Primarily because it's likely to have DLC that works best when played through rather than tacked on at the end and that annoys the heck out of me with RPGs; playing it kind of out of synch.

Rage_S902607d ago

I tend to hold of on bethesda games til a goty edition or at least til they finish patching it.

Bonobo123452606d ago

The goty edition will be a smarter purchase. but waiting for it is a battle I can not win.

bozebo2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

While talking about elder scrolls dlc...

Oblivion's "expansions" added like 10% extra gameplay to the game.

Morrowind's expansions added about as much content as the entirety of Oblivion.

If they follow that trend, what will Skyrim's dlc add exactly? Probably a new sword or something... so meh, no real need to feel any pressure to get the 360 version for timed dlc - unless of course they make it overpowered or look really cool just to make loads of people buy it like sheep (when it is just a 3D model, a texture and some bytes describing damage values etc.).

Consider this:
Launch DLC is minor content because it is extra stuff that had to be pruned near the end of development. In a proper development studio like Bethesda, every wasted minute is wasted money. They are a business - a software development company; they would have planned ahead to make sure that they don't waste too much time on content that wouldn't be in the game. Particularly when they are limited to a tiny DVD.

So when they announce the proper DLC in a few months, Microsoft will 'force' them into another exclusivity deal, and that will be the one that makes a difference because it will be actual content.

Angrymorgan2607d ago

Lol, I'm getting it for my ps3, when I saw the headline I thought "damn you Microsoft" then I realised it's only 30 days, haha, hardly worth announcing.. Still getting it for ps :)

Lazy_Sunday2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

It's not timed exclusivity, it's timed delay.

BigBoss072607d ago

Dude, 30 days after the release for an elder scrolls game is like maybe one completed guild story for me. Even if its comes out a couple of months after release, I still won't be done with my first playthrough then.

Microsoft does piss me off with these timed exclusives though. Instead of them trying to get me to buy the system for the DLC, it actually makes me disgusted with them more. Dumbest business tactic ever created.

ZeroX98762606d ago

oh my god freaking timed exclusive!! I was getting this game for PC and I still am getting it for PC, but this is just pissing me off. I don't know if microsoft realize what they're doing with their PC customers right now, but a lot of them won't like this.

ReservoirDog3162606d ago

At least it isn't like a year exclusive like FO3 was. It would've sucked if when I played FO3, I got stuck with the regular ending and not the broken steel one.

Meh, whatever.

I'd pass completely if it was spider dlc though. *shivers and wishes Skyrim didn't have spiders*

PITTBULL832606d ago

this really doesn't bother me at all just for the fact that im buying this game for all three, PC,360,PS3 so im good to go.

WetN00dle692606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

Cause he wants to, plain and simple.

lMHl2604d ago

cause his poor and ghetto people always over exaggerate what they own or going to own when there poor he probly doesnt have a PC, 360 or PS3 i bet he is sitting in some internet cafe crying on the inside about how much of a lie his life is.

Jaces2606d ago

Why boycott a developer that sees easy money. MS is dumb enough to pay millions for timed exclusive content and Bethesda is smart enough to know easy money when they see it without upsetting their fan base too much.

That and most people will be to enthralled with Skyrim to be worried about it's DLC, maybe in a couple months people will start to download the DLC.

TBM2606d ago

honestly its not that big a deal for as i planned to buy the game in december seeing as ill have a lot of other games to play/finish first.

i can just play through my other games until completion then pick up skyrim and the dlc in one day.

zeddy2606d ago

i was too jumping on the stupid timed exclusive band wagon but i totally forgot about THE LEVEL CAP! i got to level 20 in no time for new vegas. i'll just have to pace myslef then.

Philoctetes2606d ago

30 days isn't that big a deal. I think the timed-exclusive DLC for FO:3 and FO:NV were longer than that, although I never played any of those.

Given the release calendar for the next several months, I don't think I'll have any problem finding games to play.

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DA_SHREDDER2607d ago

Oh screw you Bethesda. Now I'm buying this game used for sure. I'll even rent it at red box for a couple of days and then just buy the GOTY edition next year for $20 bucks. Good day to you sirs!

shammgod2607d ago

I agree with you here, buying the game later or waiting for the inevitable GOTY edition that has all of the content from the beginning is the way to go. Although, I do highly anticipate this game and am dying to play it, there are still several other games due this fall/winter that will keep me busy

user8586212607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

your loss....

day one for me!! xD

PITTBULL832606d ago

WOW look at all these whiners saying that they are not going to buy this game, just to let everyone know that alot of games are comeing out to keep people ocupied until the DLC drops, so just relax and play your damn games.

jessupj2606d ago (Edited 2606d ago )

Last time I said the same thing and the fanboys got their vagina in a knot. I'm amazed you've got 34 agrees to 9 disagrees.

I'm doing the same though. Renting it for the platinum, then maybe buying the GOTY edition. But thanks to the shit Bethesda are pulling again I'll be looking for a used copy.

It's a pity, because bethesda make amazing core games, and I don't want developers like that to go out of business, but as long as they keep giving me the finger I'll be buying used.

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NYC_Gamer2607d ago

All this timed exclusive crap needs to end

Anderson82607d ago

ture stories.. i dont realy see the point especially when the delay is so short..

Drekken2607d ago

Do they think this makes them look good? To me it just makes them look worse than they already do. <Enter Scumbag MS meme>

TrevorPhillips2607d ago (Edited 2607d ago )

For the love of God. First CoD and now Skyrim, come one :(

On second thought, it wont bother me, want to know why? It's because the game contains over 500+ hours of gameplay. That'll keep us busy while the DLC's drop to PS3. You know what I mean. :)

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