Game Business Daily writes: I am not sure which is worse : Activision ripping off their customers with the latest downloadable content for "COD: World at War" or the fact that nobody in the gaming press mentioned it at all!
Thought this was about Left 4 Dead 2 *reads on*
and i thought it was about microsoft
amazing though activision complain ps3 is priced too much then charge silly prices for content POT/KETTLE/BLACK
Thanks god I've never bought an Activision game...
I thought this was about Shrimp god dam it
A bunch of people reported that this is incorrect, you don't have to buy the second map pack to play the first...
How about Activision complaining at the cost of consoles despite releasing Games for £100+ How about suing double fine for Activision letting go one of their games How about charging tons for DLC How about not supporting games How about buying out companies so their games don't come into any competition.... Atleast some sites picked up on it, too bad no one payed much attention.
I remember when EA was close to compared to all of that, I'm glad they changed for the better. I respect EA again. Dead Space was the nuke that cleaned all my doubt from this earth. Acitivsion however may be taking the same path EA once had.
notice that since EA made the right decision to actually care about gamers and less about their money, their profits went down. On the other hand, since Activision started to rely heavily on a few select franchises (guitar hero/CoD/WoW for the most part), theirs went up. I guess people like to complain about "milking", but like the "milked" franchise even more.
i only have a problem when its content that could of been on the disc.. other than that whats wrong with giving more content for a game?? i mean were you expecting it to be free? devs have to eat too! there are some devs/companies pretty cynical that announce DLC before the game is even done (AKA Activision,ubisoft,EA etc) thats what pisses me off.. thats why most of their games i get them second hand if i actually get them..
They always were fine when it was free mind you ... Enough with that BS already , i think some people are far too naive . 70% of the time , be it on disc or actually downloadable , DLCs arent something extra they created , it's a natural part of the game they developed but decided to cut down from the original game , or hide on the disc , to sell as extra . Do you truly believe that it took them extras ressources , and mobilisation of worn out starved troops to create some new map after years of working on the game ? No it's already done and planned in most case ... and some like activision dont even bother hiding they planned dlc before hands anymore . Hell the like of activision and ubisoft are even proud of it , and comes to us with a smile while saying "hey dont worry we have many dlcs in the works for MW2 , assassin creed 2 etc etc" , as if it was some favor and gift for us ... DLCs can indeed sometimes be heavy work and a huge addition , like in Fallout 3 ... but enough with using those exemples we can count on our hands , to excuse drinking the koolaid , and believing it cost those big corporation money to put out crappy map and costumes ...
The point is that in many cases, Activision is forcing players who wish to buy the second pack to pay for the same content (the first pack) twice.
i posted before reading the article and knowing whats all this about... shhhh activision is really turning out to be like EA.. i guees thats what happens when companies achieve certain status, they know a large part of the misinformed consumer will buy into it..
Of course they'd want consoles price cut ... they want to sell bundles of games+accessories at the price of a console . And btw the cod4 dlcs were already scams , but everyone was so in love with the game no one seemed to care ... PS : Activision is turning out as EA ? They always were the same , to the point they have been stealing each others studios and copying each others concept for years (call of duty vs medal of honor ? The back and forth between id and valve between activision (and sierra) and EA ? Rock band vs guitar hero ? Skate in response to Tony hawk ?the brutal legend affair ? ) . hell if activision could , it would be backing up already some football and us football games as new franchises , and who know they might in the future . The only difference is , this past year EA was more subtle and gentle , and it bite them hard in the arse . So i wont hold my breath and bet they'll return to their usual scamming attitude very shortly .
Yeah, I was blinded by mindless fun on CoD4 that I bought the DLC. I stopped playing CoD4 shortly and realized my mistake. Now, I'll never do that again and fight those damn temptation.
micro$laves like it in the @ss & M$ always delivers...... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I can tell you're not that smart. do your self...No do everyone a favor and Shhhhhh!
The Price for 'Modern Warfare 2' on the 'PS3' + 'xBox 360'??? WTF!!!??? £10(U.K money) MORE than a normal New game??? Hmm...
Where was that sales price from? The collectors ed. from game stop is $79.00 I believe. I hope they don't just slap in some cheap @ss guide with it.
Don't any of you play World at War? You can play the maps from the first map pack in both core and hardcore modes even if you don't have the second map pack. The new map pack has just been added along with the first to the "Map Pack" playlist.
the info in the article is wrong. so how about aiming your anger in the appropriate direction.
This trend of gamers getting ripped off will only continue to get worse unfortunately now that people have started to accept paying over the odds for some DLC. When EA said that in Battlefield Bad Company they were going to charge for downloadable weapons, people rightfully were angry and spoke of boycotting the game and then EA changed their minds and people were satisfied. But the trouble is that was just the start of it, now game devs will keep trying to push back the boundries of what constitutes good value for DLC. Certain DLC like the Fallout 3 ones are ok because you have got a full game anyway and then just had some extras that you can choose to have if you want. But then you get devs starting to charge for game modes ect, like with Resident Evil 5 and trying to say its worth it. But only a [email protected] would buy into that reasoning. The thing is people need to actually say No, and stick to their guns. Support the games and devs that deserve it and give a wide berth to the ones who are taking the p!ss.
my i got a 360 and ps3....play cod on 360 to to live > psn ......my freinds and i have a great time on live party chat and other little things that make live better for online. THANKS ACTIVISION I AM STokED
It's easy for these Companies to take advantage of our wallets, because we let them. Games cost $60 no a days and then the devs turn around a charge top dollar for DLC, look at Burnout Paradise. Its sad the state of gaming this gen.
ouch... T Tbh though if its a huge problem then ps3 owners could share the cost and but it as you can buy it once and download it on 5 consoles... That way Activision would end up with only 20% profit and hopefull would decide not to rip us off...
I can overlook the chitty MP maps just for the Nazi Zombies map Shi No Numa.
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