Arkanoid XBLA wants extra money

This week's Xbox Live Arcade offering Arkanoid Live! may include a hidden charge that users must pay in order to finish the game.

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DNAgent3813d ago

Hidden Fees. Only on Xbox 360.

sack_boi3813d ago

At least it's exclusive.

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DNAgent3813d ago

lol, I guess hidden fees is the only exclusive you can look forward to on the 360 these days.

Kushan3813d ago

"Microsoft asks for 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60) for Arkanoid Live!, but forum members (as well as Eurogamer readers and posters on the Major Nelson blog) claim this only covers episodes one and two, and that a further 400 MSP (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.80) is needed to unlock episodes three and four."

It's not clear (the article even states that they're awaiting comment from MS and it's a little bit of forum speculation) if this is actually the case, but if it is, I only have two words to describe it: F*** that.

bym051d3813d ago

That's awfully crappy. I'm not sure Arkanoid is worth 800 points, let alone 1200.

peeps3813d ago

sounds like a mistake to me. No doubt we'll hear something regarding it soon anyway

XPC HARDonE3813d ago (Edited 3813d ago )

By placing it in the game and greying it out, half the game is with held for ransom. now if they had left that info out and then sold the dlc at a later date, then it would look like added content, and some people would be fine with that. Now as it stands the game is trying to sell you its second half, instead of added contant. MS looks like d-cks for nickel and diming people. This paying for the rest of the game is becoming common, we just call it dlc. As long as dlc is not on the disc, appears to have to created after the release of the initial game, then some people seem fine with the deception. In this case the fact we are being used as an ever hungry consumer base is obvious. We are Pavlov's dog. DLC is a new successful revenue stream made from nothing but clever advertising and our desire for more crap. All this content could be on the disc or in the download and made available at the initial purchase, but someone figured out that if repackaged and called it content some people would buy it.

Those people are called sucker, of which I am one.

sukru3813d ago

However who asks for extra money is not Microsoft, it's the developer/publisher of the game.