The 10 Most Insulting Things Video Games Charged Money For

Downloadable content (DLC) for games sounds like a great idea, just like stronger government for struggling postwar Germany. You buy a game for money, and if you like it you buy more game for more money. Unfortunately the only word in that sentence companies heard was "money" several times and then a bunch of cash register sound effects. They've come out with more insulting offers than a drunk frat boy at a strip club -- the defense "if you don't like it, don't do it" just isn't enough.

By: Luke McKinney

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hennessey862533d ago

is a good idea but developers are milking it for all its worth and gamers are buying it then moaning about it. The only way they will stop is if we dont buy. Take the majority of EA games and you have DLC on day one its disgusting, if its avalible day one it should have been included on the disc.

iamnsuperman2533d ago

Day one DLC is one thing but on disc DLC is another thing.

Another annoyance was the DLC from AC2. It was originally part of the game but couldn't be developed in time so was moved to DLC. It was part of the story.

Trainz2533d ago

That's a load of bullocks.
I'd say it was all planned and they just wanted a bit more money.
If it was meant to be part of the story and they couldn't finish it in time they wouldn't have charged us for it.

Puty2533d ago (Edited 2533d ago )

Good article, but he missed "The real ending DLC" from the Prince of Persia(2008).

The_Nameless_One2533d ago

Also the trick they pulled with AC2 where they deliberately cut 2 episodes from the game so they could charge us for it. That was downright insulting.

Ramses32533d ago

I gotta admit I lol'd hard at some of the subheadings under the pictures and the jokes this guy makes, its funny stuff.

Tanir2533d ago

i Lol even harder at the pathetic people who actually paid for that stuff. people really need lives lol

lorianguy2533d ago (Edited 2533d ago )

That was a superb article. You heard me? SUPERB.

It points out everything companies are doing wrong with DLC and puts across the message that if people didn't buy it, it wouldn't happen. And it does it with tasteful humor.

Many kudos to the author.

EDIT: oh, and the train game DLC? What the hell were the devs thinking? Almost $2000 and a big button that makes you buy it all.

Ramses32533d ago

Just imagine the amount of pain and grief that you would feel if you accidently hit the button....