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PlayStation's Future Dictated by Killzone 3 Experiment? - Nick's Gaming View Episode #65

"PlayStation experiments with Killzone 3 multiplayer utilizing the à la carte business model, Mass Effect 3 harnesses downloadable content fiasco, PlayStation attempts to defend PlayStation Vita’s backwards compatibility support with PSP’s UMD titles, and more."

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tmanmushroom1531d ago

Ahh!! I can't wait for Mass Effect 3!

-Mika-1531d ago

Ahh!! I can't wait for KZ3

Colwyn1531d ago

bring back the hiphopgamer.

i like the gamer access

TheHater1531d ago

What happen to the hiphopgamer?
Did N4G finally banned that site or what?

SwiffEpics1531d ago

That Day 1 DLC is BS either way...but im still very much looking forward to ME3.

Nick2120041531d ago

I agree to a certain extent. While it may be true that Bioware did not begin working on the "From Ashes" DLC until after they completed Mass Effect 3, if they finished it in time for Mass Effect 3's release they should release the DLC as a complimentary download at least for those who pick the game up the first week!

Godmars2901531d ago

Meh, say or believe what you want, but all I know is that its now effectively a $70 game.

People wont have to buy the DLC, those w/o online can't, but if the game manages to hook a newcomer to the series then chances are they'll pay the $10 more because the DLC will have in-game advertising in the form of a non-interactive character they'll want to play.

Nevermind the choice to make it DLC likely effected the game's general planning.

NewMonday1531d ago

i will just delay buying ME3 for a year, same thing for Skyrim.

jwk941531d ago

How do you not finish something you announced 7-8 months before release?

cervantes991531d ago

Most games are only 8 - 10 hours and ME3 is around 40+ hours and somehow Bioware is milking the consumer with their DLC?

Whiney little babies!

Intentions1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

Well... If you think about it.

"Day 1 DLC" is basically just a cheap way to get fast and easy cash out of the consumer. A certain number of people will say that this content was originally in the game to begin with, but the publisher/developer pulled it out to earn more cash and/or it didn't fit into the "main" story of the game.

That is probably why a lot of people are "Whiney little babies"

Abdou231531d ago

If i remember correctly this happened with Assassin's Creed 2,they removed chapters(or whatever it's called)11-12 and made them DLC.
also happened with Deus Ex:Human Revolution but didn't have that much effect on the story.I don't like it either but i think people are going crazy because it's just EA.

Mikhail1531d ago

Games from both PS1 and PS2 era are longer with no dlc.

EmperorDalek1531d ago

Not really a fair comparison though is it as production costs for PS1, PS2 and PC games from that era were far less than they are now.

cervantes991531d ago

If you don't like it then don't buy it - pretty simple really.

You can finish the game and trilogy quite easily with no DLC. If you really feel strong against the DLC then don't even buy the game - that'll show em!

DLC is planned well in advance and if people think developers can't start on it until the main game is complete then your delusional. Business is not run that way in most any industry.

Hicken1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

That excuse is shitty.

It doesn't stop bad trends from continuing, because there will almost ALWAYS be more people who don't care one way or the other than people who care enough to like or dislike it.

Also, no other industry is as dependent upon its consumers. That is to say: the gaming industry thrives more off its consumers than especially any other media.

As Mikhail said, games from previous generations were longer than 40 hours, and didn't have the luxury of expansion packs or DLC; the content we're getting these days for what we pay up front is substantially less than previous generations. DLC allows SOME games to increase their length and add content, but that comes as a price.

The fact that there are practices like on-disc and day-one DLC leave a bad taste in the mouths of people who want the most value for the money they spent on a game.

Edit: Not that I don't have others, but I'm not about to find a new hobby because you're being an ignorant ass. In my fifteen years of more than casual gaming, I've never known it to be okay to accept less for more money. If Mass Effect- or any game, for that matter- was offering me the 80+ hours I spent on FF and the like and THEN had DLC on top of that, I'd be all for it.

As it stands, it's a shame that companies make as much money as they do, produce things like DLC to make more money, then turn around and implement online passes to make money off copies they've already been paid for. And it's an even BIGGER shame that gamers are defending them for it.

SilentNegotiator1531d ago

Thanks for that ENTHRALLING analysis. We're all quite impressed to find out that we aren't forced to purchase DLC and that developers are capable, within the realm of our universe's physics, of creating DLC WHILE they're making the main game.

But when gamers are paying $60+ for games, not all of them are going to be happy to find out that a character and plot was purposefully excluded so that they could charge an additional $10 separately for it.

cervantes991531d ago

Sign of the times - deal with it or pick a new hobby. It sounds to me like a few of you feel entitled to everything for free. The game's story was not cut to make you pay extra quit being such drama queens.

Gamers these days...

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theeg1531d ago

never bought ANY dlc, never will

expansion packs are different, if it adds a truely significant amount of content then i may buy it. Shivering Isles, totally worth $20....

charachters, guns, skins......

"F" That!

archemides5181531d ago

then the future is a failure, because killzone 3 multiplayer is HORRIBLE. and it has the WORST menu UI and visual design i've ever seen. and this is coming from someone who has hundreds of hours in kz2.

gijsbrecht1531d ago (Edited 1531d ago )

like you I've clocked countless hours in KZ2's mp (still playing it), but KZ3's mp is one of the most beautiful and engaging multiplayers I know of. And I've played my share, including the latest CoD, BF and UC.
I respect your opinion, but I had to disagree.

trenso11531d ago

Yea I didn't like the blood shot red UI menu

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