110°
Submitted by Jim Crikey 1074d ago | opinion piece

You, Me, & DLC. Part four: Whose Game Is it Anyway?

Critical Gamer's Luke K writes: As Mass Effect fans hold their collective breath waiting for BioWare’s extended Mass Effect 3 endings (many doubtless sharpening their knives as they watch the horizon), the issue of who has a right to what in videogames remains an issue for many. It’s an important topic that reaches far beyond one game or series, and one that will become more important and contentious still as time goes on. In the case of Mass Effect 3, a tidal wave of fans – rightly or wrongly – took to the internet to demand that the developers change the game’s endings because they, the fans, didn’t like what came on the disc. While this high-profile protest could prove to be the first of many, the winds of change are bringing a new issue thundering to the forefront of the industry; when you pay for a game, does that mean you actually own a copy of it? (3DS, Android, EA, iPhone, Lionhead Studios, Mass Effect 3, Next-Gen, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Ubisoft, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
40°

Top 5 Best Movie Games That Don’t Suck

13m ago - While games adapted into movies haven’t fared well most of the time, it’s unfortunate to note tha... | PS3
30°

eSports: An open letter to ESPN's Colin Cowherd

46m ago - A veteran gamer takes a direct shot back at ESPN's Colin Cowherd following the anchors disrespect... | Culture
Ad

Help Myriad get through Steam Greenlight!

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play, where you build and then destroy the game space in glorious chain rea... | Promoted post
30°

Mortal Kombat X Review | Fortress of Solitude

1h ago - The controversial poster child for ultra-violent fighting games, Netherrealm’s Mortal Kombat, is... | PC
30°

A Few Second Thoughts on Mortal Kombat X: Easy Fatalities, Tough QTEs

1h ago - KDH News: "Sometimes having a word limit can really stunt my opinion of a game. I like to hit eve... | PC
20°

Mortal Kombat X Review | 3KB | Gamester 81

1h ago - Jay is back and on this episode of 3KB, he squares off against Mortal Kombat X in another compre... | PC