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|Comment #1 by Terror Mechina |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:32:30 AM
|Nice to see some companies that think this way. |
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|Comment #2 by jbrist |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:34:32 AM
|That's nice and all, but I'm still waiting to see The Witcher 2 on PS3... |
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|Comment #3 by Kojiro-uchiha |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:39:30 AM
|TecmoKoei have a similar view. They do charge for DLC but then they give away the codes on Twitter and Facebook every week as well as other gifts. I'm always happy to hear about companies who appreciate their fans instead of taking them for granted :) |
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|Comment #4 by Pabs_85 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:44:02 AM
|Pffft went off these devs after the messing around with Witcher 2 :| |
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|Comment #5 by AndyBeans |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:05:22 AM
|Expansion packs from the days of old did have lots of content, but were about half the price of the original game. DLC these days are cheaper and have less content, so I don't see that there has been much change to the value in real terms. |
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|Comment #6 by Terminator |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:22:22 AM
|This guy talks a lot of sense, I just hope someone listens. |
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|Comment #7 by Baron Bonk |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:28:22 AM
|They should indeed. Way to many times we get overcharged for DLC. But this goes in general for digital distributed content (at least on PSN). |
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|Comment #8 by ForceGrip86 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:36:42 AM
|I respect their views and agree with them, but instead of wasting time making customer friendly speeches, put some effort into getting The Witcher 2 on PS3. |
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|Comment #9 by diskdocx |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:59:40 AM
|@#5 - The only difference is that now a lot of DLC is availabe at lauch, and you buy a code to unlock content already on the retail disc. |
It oftens feels like a way of charging $10-20 more for the game.
Expansion packs often came out months, or years after the launch of the game. This was new material that the developers worked on after the initial retail launch.
I have no problem with paid DLC for add on content. But I do feel ripped off paying to unlock content already on the disc. I don't buy the argument that the DLC was worked on after the retail game was finalized, but had to be put on the disc due to long production times.
DLC encourages people to hold onto the game longer, decreasing used sales, and also generates income from copies bought used.
Perhaps the companies should spend more time developing quality DLC and supporting their games for longer after launch, instead of using it as a means to quickly bleed more money out of their customer base.
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|Comment #10 by SoPoF |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 09:59:40 AM
|"but in most cases players think they are overcharged for what they receive" |
And yet in most cases players let themselves get overcharged for what they receive.^^
Personally, if the price is right, I'm willing to pay for DLC for games I enjoy and I also don't think DLC SHOULD be free. If a company decides to give away stuff, that's really nice and all, but I don't think we can demand anything for nothing.
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|Comment #11 by BrunoBomb16 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 10:11:24 AM
|That's right. DLC's should be free, if we already paid for the game, why not they give us the DLC, only if the DLC is a game (which is not) then I would buy a DLC, but is an update that we have to pay, I mean. WTF is that? |
I mean this game must be awesome, the creators are awesome, not companys like Bethesda, Naughty Dog, ... that make the game, and then DLC's
I think this game will go my must buy list, if the game will be free DLC's gthen the game we have to pay.
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|Comment #12 by douggreen |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 10:28:56 AM
|I don't expect anything for free, I would like sensible prices though. My brother has bought max payne 3 for £40, the rockstar pass to get all of the dlc is £30. The dlc doesn't contain 75% of the content of the main game and should not cost 75% of the price. Given that all of the maps are based on single player chapters very little extra effort is needed to make the dlc, which I suspect was already made before the game was released. I would recommend charging a bit more for the disk and include all content or price the dlc sensibly. In the case of max payne 3 I would suggest £10 is plenty for the dlc. |
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|Comment #13 by mitcho2013 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 10:29:33 AM
|Companies that should adopt this: |
Activision (especially since they have overpriced shit map packs for COD)
Bethesda (although their DLC is priceworthy imo)
EA (again, somewhat priceworthy (I have BFP anyway))
AND NO ONLINE PASSES (I'm looking at you EA)
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|Comment #14 by SergioDaly |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 10:52:11 AM
|i don't say free... but DLC should be after release support based on client requests. i as a client would like to be apart of the making of DLC. Maps and add-on content should be what costumers want and not what devs had done but didn't include in the game in the first place. |
that is why i mostly don't buy DLC.
i really hope that PS4 has copy lock on the console, if we buy the game day 1 or short after release (and the console will register the date we activate the game) we should have benefits on the DLC... not the other way around like its today, if you didn't buy Batman AC yet, the game of the year edition will give you the game and all DLC for less money. its like they want us to not buy the game on release and wait for later. that is why i didn't bought max payne 3 yet... the complete edition or GOTY edition will give me more bits and bytes for less money. morons...
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|Comment #15 by c1ned1ne |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 10:53:04 AM
|I don't see much of a difference between DLC now and Expansion packs. It's pretty much the same price for both (slightly less or the same the original game was) and for most SP games it's around the same amount of content, only sliced in smaller chunks. |
The rip off are the MP-DLCs which contain what was once given away with patches or as “post-sale service” - new modes, new maps, new weapons.
But tell your shareholders why you give away something for free now, while you could charge for it and make insane amounts of profits with next to no effort.
I blame EA for the overpriced DLC, because they started to put a 10 bucks-tag to every little fart, raising the price niveau for DLC and downloadable games. (Games for 15 USD could easily be sold for 10, but why should they when they contain more content than a 10-dollar DLC?)
Activision is only taking advantage of the people willing to shell out 15 dollar for four maps, no blame on them for doing so ;)
There is also a difference in maintaining one game while working on one new and maintaining several games while working on several new projects, as bigger studios do. It's better to have a steady passive income with a high revenue from DLC than being dependable on the publishers payments and what you earned mainly during the first 4 weeks of release.
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|Comment #16 by CynicalGamer |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 11:29:05 AM
|lol game company that hasnt turned a profit ever is making this claim...big surprise. |
certain dlc should be free...costumes, alternate modes...etc...small stuff.
bigger stuff like dawnguard should be paid dlc. however paid dlc needs to be more bulky...almost expansion like...instead of small little chapters that last 30 minutes
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|Comment #17 by opt1mus76 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 12:22:21 PM
|Free dlc? Nice idea but can't see publishers like EA or Activision giving up completely on paid dlc when it makes them millions of dollars each and every year. I would imagine Sony and Microsoft get a decent cut too from sales on PSN/Live so how would that affect our gaming experience if they didn't receive a percentage from each sale? |
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|Comment #18 by matt16020 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 01:15:52 PM
|Totally agree with this company, most of the DLCs are overpriced! |
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|Comment #19 by Cornagandarub |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 03:02:00 PM
|Free DLC is nice, but I don't expect that the whole industry should go that way. Often, the DLC that is really worth paying for takes hours of the development teams time to create. Developers are people too, and they have to earn their wages somehow. |
@16 How has Projekt Red never turned a profit? They have the Witcher franchise and arguably Steam's biggest competitor, GOG.
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|Comment #20 by KunioKun |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 03:08:39 PM
|Hell yeah!!! |
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|Comment #21 by Shadowoso323 |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 06:41:28 PM
|It would be great for free DLC for small stuff. I understand companies spending money to make DLCs for games, but just for a few content like weapons or skins dont need to be charged. |
Most of all, the pre-orders. You have to buy a copy before the release date to get the content for the same price as the original copy, and then they put it on PSN for a high price. They should just add it to the game instead of making one copy with and one copy without.
Then they come out with the Game Of The Year Edition (or any edition) that comes out with all the DLC content for a few bucks more than the price of a regular copy. And people get pissed off that they had to buy DLC for $10-$15 with their copy that they bought it before the GOTY edition came out. If they do that, why not just give us the DLCs for free instead of buying a new copy with everything on it. And everybody would be happy.
If you compare a regular copy, then adding the DLC from PSN, it cost more than a GOTY edition. Just give us the DLCs for free for people that has a regular copy after releasing a GOTY Edition. thats all i got to fuckin say...
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|Comment #22 by Naylord |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 08:44:08 PM
|bought The Witcher 1 on the steam sale; haven't gotten around to it yet but I like the cut of these guys jib. |
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|Comment #24 by Cornagandarub |
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 11:51:02 PM
|@21 On the subject of GOTY editions, that's not their problem. If you want to save money so bad, then wait for the GOTY edition. Guess what, prices get lower over time. That doesn't make people who bought it early entitled to new stuff later. That means you wanted the game bad enough to drop the extra cash instead of waiting. |