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Tokipost.com Sony poised to cash in on LittleBigPlanet...in DLC?

In this current gen, DLC seems to be used as a way to cash in on gamers Case in point is the recent release of Yoda, for the PS3 version of Soul Calibur 4. At $5, Yoda proves to be a costly character especially when the download does nothign more than unlocks the content that is already on your gaming disc (which has to be illegal in some way, you paid for the disc already, how is it legal to charge you again for content on said disc? Interesting....). Namco has been the "Leader" of DLC in recent gaming with paint schemes for Ace Combat 6 and customes for Soul Calibur 4 quickly coming to mind. And if Sony takes heed, they just might be able to out do Namco.

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Pennywise5718d ago

Man its crazy how many psychics there are now-a-days.

UltimateIdiot9115718d ago (Edited 5718d ago )

Didn't you get a crystal ball in the mail? It's funny, because my crystal ball say Tokipost.com doesn't know what they are talking about.

Darkiewonder5718d ago (Edited 5718d ago )

Last time I heard you don't have to pay for DLC. if you want it go for it.

Even the SCIV DLC there's a weapon pack. in the description they said you can unlock it in the game without paying for it. It's the gamers' choice if they are too lazy they'll buy it. Just like Namco did with Tales of Vesperia with lvl and items.

Anyways i don't know why people think the costumes are on the disc [stop playing Namco games people!]. I bet they would say the same thing about Hot Shot Golf 5 as well because when you buy the DLC it's less than 100KB only to not know it's a key to activate the DLC which you'll have to download the content off the main server.

If people want to buy the DLC let them. With SCIV DLC on the PSN the weapon pack description says you can unlock these in the game and you don't have to pay for it. it's just there for people that are lazy and are willing to pay!

VampHuntD5718d ago

The issue that I and I'm sure other gamers have with DLC is that it should have been included in the game already. What's the point of making weapons for characters in Soul Calibur other than to get people to buy them for an additional charge? Similar to Weapons in Battlefield:BC. Do you rreally think they created two discs versions, one with weapons and one that had to have them downloaded? I would guess they created one with weapons unlocked and the other with weapons present. In the case of Yoda, he was already found in disc data if I recall correctly so he is a confirmed unlock, not download.

If the DLC adds to the game then I'm all for it. I would have gladly paid for additions to say Burnout Paradise (Which have all been given for free) including the bike packs and now the new island coming to paradise city.

Darkiewonder5718d ago

So it all boils down to what developers consider as DLC and how they want to handle it. Support the devs you want and others will do the same.

There are just some DLC that come later in in the months after the game was release and people will always ask "This should have been in the game from the start". There are just some things that can't be answered unless it's coming from the developer. Especially in LBP case they still have to go to the developer that created said character to be used in the game. which takes time and probably money.

Common Sense5718d ago

if MS decides to allow Master Sackchief .....for a fee.

VampHuntD5718d ago

I'm sure they'd see a lot of Master Sack running around as well. Really this could be a win-win for any licensed character. Heck bring in the DC universe! Why stop there and create the Avengers in Sack Style or any other marvel team! The possibilities would be maddening!

LazyDevs5718d ago

Well i will not be buying this if the devs can't make a decent port, then they are not getting my money....

Pennywise5718d ago

Care to elaborate or are you just trolling?

VampHuntD5718d ago

I'm gonna go with trolling.....Port? Are you lost sir?

NaiNaiNai5718d ago

*sorry to busy to read article. at work*
if they really put a sephy sack i will by the game just for him. *be cool if there was more FF chars* but i dont think its possible. dont think they could get the rights.* keep in mind im to busy to read the article so if someone would please post something about this.
-nai-

VampHuntD5718d ago

The Sephiroth Sack is already confirmed as is the Old Snake Sack. We don't know when it's coming ow where or how much or anything like that, but the scak was revealed at TGS.

NaiNaiNai5718d ago (Edited 5718d ago )

XD IM GETTING IT THEN (was so excited i misspelled a few things had to edit)
-nai-
loves sephy so much XD

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Microsoft once tried to nab LittleBigPlanet from Sony after a few drinks

It turns out that many moons ago, Microsoft once had its eye on the Sony published LittleBigPlanet series.

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XiNatsuDragnel42d ago

Microsoft had a good idea but fumbled it again.

Cacabunga41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Project Spark idea was decent but they quickly gave up ..
LBP was wonderful

ApocalypseShadow42d ago

Microsoft in a nutshell. Always tried to poach Sony employees, games, 3rd party games and devices like the depth camera that was turned into Kinect but was running on PS2 before Xbox 360. Wouldn't be surprised they wanted LBP. Just like they worked behind the scenes pushing the MLB to bring Sony's baseball game to Xbox instead of making their own.
https://www.playstationlife...

They didn't spend years trying to develop their own baseball game. They wanted Sony's game.

They're scum.

Zachmo18241d ago

Microsoft didn't force MLB on Xbox. MLB gave Sony 2 options either go multiplat or risk losing the license.

Rynxie41d ago

And why do you think MLB said that? I believe Ms approached MLB.

ApocalypseShadow41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Totally ridiculous comment.

The only exclusivity Sony had was to their own creation of The Show. Microsoft could have paid the MLB for the license just like Sony did and made their own baseball game.

Microsoft instead, groomed MLB for years in trying to poach Sony's game and bring it to Xbox. They're worth 3 TRILLION dollars. You think that's not enough money to make their own baseball game? Don't be delusional.

Microsoft spun it like they always do and told the media that they had to trust Sony with their hardware. After they put Sony in that position of not having a choice. Either go multiplatform or stop making one of their successful games. That's a no win scenario.

And what did Microsoft do? They didn't try to sell the game to the Xbox community. They put it on game pass to hurt Sony. Pushing the idea of why buy games that are $70 when you can play them in their cheap service for $10. It was a dirty tactic.

You fell for the Kool aid drink Microsoft served you instead of spitting it out. Hope it tasted good because you were fooled by Phil and the gang.

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Hereandthere40d ago

Xbox executive Sara Bond has told Axios that Microsoft spent a number of years trying to get MLB The Show onto Xbox consoles. And when it finally succeeded in breaking off PlayStation’s long-held exclusivity, the company had to “trust” Sony with pre-release Xbox Series X/S consoles.

Bond revealed that MLB The Show “always came up” in conversations between Microsoft and the Major League Baseball organization. “We always said, ‘We love this game. It would be a huge opportunity to bring it to Xbox.'” she recalled. However, when Microsoft’s efforts materialized, it put the company in an awkward situation where it had to send in pre-release consoles to a rival company.

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Notellin40d ago

"Microsoft instead, groomed MLB for years in trying to poach Sony's game and bring it to Xbox."

Take a nap, conspiracies are rotting your brain.

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Hereandthere40d ago

Xbox executive Sara Bond has told Axios that Microsoft spent a number of years trying to get MLB The Show onto Xbox consoles. And when it finally succeeded in breaking off PlayStation’s long-held exclusivity, the company had to “trust” Sony with pre-release Xbox Series X/S consoles.

ApocalypseShadow40d ago

Lying to yourself is unbecoming.

Article link tells you all you need to know in Sarah Bond's own words.

Hereandthere40d ago

They were too cheap/inept/lazy to develop their own mlb game, so they port begged for years and bribed the mlb to make the show multiplatform. Like i said many times, xbox brought nothing to the table their 24 years, ZERO.

ApocalypseShadow40d ago

At least you and others get it. Note drank the Kool aid and asked for seconds thinking it was refreshing.

Most don't even know how it all played out but it's there in black and white for all to see. Microsoft brought it up for years until the MLB forced Sony's hand. It was a win win for Microsoft. Kill one reason to buy a PlayStation or kill the game by dropping it in a cheap service to kill Sony's sales numbers on PlayStation.

OtterX41d ago