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Ooh Shiny - Why DLC is treating gamers like idiots @ XSReviews

Posted on Tuesday, February 08 2011 @ 03:30:56 CET by

I have a problem with Downloadable Content. I've got to get it out there, it's one of my biggest bug bears. What once was a developer wanting to increase the life of it's hard worked on product, has now become a pursuit of another revenue stream, a way to milk more cash from already strapped gamers. Titbits and additives, another map, another hat, a prettier weapon, all things that are now charged for in what has become abbreviated and boiled down to one thing: DLC.

Now I don't want this to divulge into some anti-authoritarian, “it's all about the MAN... man” article. I have no problem with big business doing what they do best, making money. At the moment it's what makes our world turn and while triple A titles might not make up the best of games, there certainly are some good ones amongst the tripe. That said, I very much dislike the current trend in gaming, PC and Console, where instead of being given a game in all its glory, things are withheld, with extras charged for. Read more at XS Reviews.



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