This topic doesnt surprise me whatsoever. I've hated..... no, UTTERLY LOATHED these morons for awhile now, and it seems like lately..... and I dont just mean REALLY recently because of the SFxT fiasco.... alot of other gamers are seriously starting to dislike these clowns as well.
I mean, really, even EA and Activision havent been pulling REALLY DAMN STUPID CRAP with the extreme ridiculous frequency that Capcom is doing it. And at least those 2 are just kinda mean companies, so that's their excuse; Capcom is *only* stupid, and nothing more. They're just DUMB, and that's why these things happen.
I've been watching them pull one lame stunt after another for.... hmm... not sure just how long, but I'd say at least 5 years now. The worst of it for me is Monster Hunter; I'm not even going to go into the extreme stupiditiy that they've performed in relation to THAT series..... let's just say, I think it's a brilliant series, but Capcom is SO terrible at what they do that I'd honestly prefer it if even bloody NINTENDO owned it instead of them. Yes, I just said that.
And this thing with SFxT is just pouring boiling oil on an open wound. Capcom pulls crap like that because they KNOW they'll get away with it; hell, they're possibly even more BLATANT about it than EA or Activision usually are.
Having day one DLC ready to buy straight away is just an insult to a gamer's intelligence, like Capcom (and other guilty publishers) either a) don't give a crap that they're ripping you off or b) assume that the gamer is so dim that they won't see what they're doing.
They really DO think their audience is really freaking stupid. Not only do they do exactly that, but then they'll go an outright LIE about it. And when someone VERY IMMEDIATELY sees through their stupid veil of stupid and shows something that proves them wrong, they either A: go silent about it or B: run around Youtube trying to get accounts banned that are showing videos of the idiot move they made (yes, they actually did this. More than once.).
Just..... arrrrrgh. I hate them so.
It wouldnt be so bad if it werent for the fact that they actually DO have some talented designers under their belt. I love Monster Hunter, for one..... or I did until recently anyway..... and I recently ended up with a copy of SFxT due to someone giving it to me (thus satisfying my "I'm not paying for that game" condition), and yeah..... while I really disliked SFIV pretty strongly, THIS game I really like. It's very damn good. .....and so VERY heavily marred by their STUPIDITY surrounding the DLC thing.
All in all..... the crap they've been pulling is REALLY starting to get old.
I was gonna say more here but I cannot remember what it was.
The locked fighters in SFvT is inexcusable but some other DLC packs might be a case of unfortunate timing?
I wonder if anyone will be surprised by this, but the character DLC wasnt the end of it. The recently released costumes were, also, proven to be on the disc as well. I bet anything the gems are too.
And yes, before anyone says it, I know Capcom arent they only devs to ever do this thing. But they're the first ones to do it to such an ABSURD degree while still thinking that they'll perfectly get away with it.