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Op Ed - Ooh Shiny - Why DLC is treating gamers like idiots.
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.

Bitmob - Don't be a dickwolf at PAX East next month.
My concern is that PAX East 2011 will be populated by Penny Arcade fans proudly flying the dickwolves' colors. I would not be surprised if we saw large congregations of Dickwolves Standard Bearers marching through the halls to defend their “right” to be insensitive unless someone tries to defuse this mess. And I have little doubt that the people who are against what they perceive those shirts to mean are going to have something to say about that.

World of Darkness News - Where have all the GM's gone?
Now the last few modern MMO's I played were Age of Conan & Star Trek Online. If this sampling is like all the other newish MMO's out there it's a sad state. Not only are live events (side note: If the setting of AoC does not warrant any live events then that indeed is not only short sighted but a sad state of affairs) non-existent on these games but clearly the hands off approach is not working. Seems developers think they can substitute a GM with repetitive scripted quests. So.. hows those sub numbers proving your theory Mr. Developer?

28. Re: Op Ed Feb 8, 2011, 18:12 DrEvil
Bhruic wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 16:20:
If just *one* person buys it, then they just made more money than they would have by releasing it for free. And while I can not buy it (as I've yet to pay for any DLC), and perhaps you can not buy it, as long as *someone* out there is buying it, they'll keep making it. And you and I have no control over other people buying them.

No. That's only true if the content was made at no cost to the studio(read: never). If few enough people bought DLC that they couldn't at least pay for the development time of the content and some profit, they wouldn't do it.

Bunch of cheap fucking douches people are to complain about DLC. If the content is worth 0$ to them, they wouldn't want it bad enough to be so offended by the idea of paying for it. Making maps for a modern game is a significant investment of time and effort. Clearly it's worth some money to enough people to justify a significant profit margin of purchases, yet the cheap fuckers still think they are entitled to something for nothing.
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  1. Feb 8, 10:12 Re: Op Ed nin
  2. Feb 8, 10:36  Re: Op Ed Wowbagger_TIP
  10. Feb 8, 12:59  Re: Op Ed Flatline
  11. Feb 8, 14:21   Re: Op Ed Prez
  3. Feb 8, 10:57 Re: Op Ed JaguarUSF
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  4. Feb 8, 10:57 Re: Op Ed Ratty
  5. Feb 8, 11:05  Re: Op Ed nin
  6. Feb 8, 11:13   Re: Op Ed Prez
  7. Feb 8, 11:19 Re: Op Ed space captain
  8. Feb 8, 12:23  Re: Op Ed Jerykk
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