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Op Ed

Ars Technica - Why on-disc downloadable content isnít the crime itís made out to be.
So let's all settle down. Just because a portion of a game disc is locked away as DLC doesn't mean you're getting ripped off. Both games and DLC are still value propositions that have to be judged on their own merits, regardless of whether they're available on disc from day one or not. You're not entitled to free content just because it's on the disc, or because it's taking away from what "should" have been in the core game. Don't like it? Don't buy it!

21. Re: Op Ed Oct 12, 2012, 16:54 Beamer
ViRGE wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:51:
Beamer wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:02:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 16:00:
If they put it on the disk, it is yours. I have NEVER paid for any DLC, there are always easy ways to unlock it. Find it hard to believe anyone can construe that is in any way criminal. They sold me the disk it is on. It is mine.

Did you do this with shareware discs in the 90s?
Did you do this with Quake, which was distributed on a CD for ~$3 as a shareware version with the full version on the disc, able to be unlocked for $40 if you called a phone number?

"I paid for the disc, it's mine!"
That's a terrible comparison. Shareware was free to download/share, and when it was put on a disc the price being charged was putting it on a disc. You weren't actually paying for any content.

What he said was "If they put it on the disk, it is yours."
But fine, what about what companies like Adobe did in the 90s? Often a company sold a software suite that was very complimentary, such as PhotoShop and After Effects or whathaveyou. They'd just put it all on to one CD. You paid for what you used. Bought one program? Great, here's a CD. It has all of them, because it's easier for us to distribute that way. You get the serial for one. Want another? Just buy the serial, you already have the software!
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  1. Oct 12, 10:53 Re: Op Ed InBlack
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  3. Oct 12, 11:02 Re: Op Ed Verno
  4. Oct 12, 12:15  Re: Op Ed Agent.X7
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  13. Oct 12, 14:30  Re: Op Ed ASeven
  14. Oct 12, 14:34   Re: Op Ed nin
  24. Oct 12, 17:34  Re: Op Ed Fletch
  25. Oct 12, 17:49   Re: Op Ed PHJF
  26. Oct 12, 17:58    Re: Op Ed Dev
  8. Oct 12, 12:53 Re: Op Ed Tumbler
  11. Oct 12, 14:22 Re: Op Ed Phasenoise
  12. Oct 12, 14:28 Re: Op Ed Cutter
  15. Oct 12, 14:51 Re: Op Ed avianflu
  16. Oct 12, 16:00 Re: Op Ed Ozmodan
  17. Oct 12, 16:02  Re: Op Ed Beamer
  18. Oct 12, 16:28   Re: Op Ed PHJF
  19. Oct 12, 16:31    Re: Op Ed Beamer
  20. Oct 12, 16:51   Re: Op Ed ViRGE
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  22. Oct 12, 16:59     Re: Op Ed NKD
  27. Oct 12, 18:04      Re: Op Ed Mordecai Walfish
  28. Oct 12, 18:46       Re: Op Ed killer_roach
  30. Oct 12, 19:36      Re: Op Ed Prez
  31. Oct 12, 19:52       Re: Op Ed killer_roach
  32. Oct 12, 20:08    Re: Op Ed The_Pink_Tiger
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