Negative Creep wrote:It seems that even Capcom have realised that one disc DLC was a step too far.
DLC annoys me in general, since it's a blatant way to get more money and hurt the second hand market, but on disc DLC is a disgrace. It's like buying a brand new car equipped with sat nav, but then having to pay extra for the dealer to switch it on
Artificially disabling features in lower end cars happens all the time.
For instance, those times there's a 2.0 (115hp), 2.0 (130hp), 2.0 (150hp) model etc. Frequently just a software difference for your 3 grand.
Freestyler wrote:If you want my money it is up to you THE PUBLISHER to sort out a product I want, for a price I'm willing to pay. For a price I'm willing to pay, remember. Not what you want to charge me. I am the customer. You need me, not the other way around. I can go elsewhere, as easy as pie. I have zero loyalty, and you shouldn't expect any. I am a Consumer.
But it's not about you, it's about you and 5.99 billion other people and plenty of people recognise that if you want something like Skyrim it's going to cost money to produce and are merely hoping that some people will consider the princely sum of 50p an hour reasonable value for entertainment.
DreamcastRIP wrote:Well, why don't publishers offer these 'day one' DLC packs (on disc or not) for free for the first couple of weeks after a game's launched so to encourage more gamers to pay the full SRP?
They do. The collector's editions of ME3 came with the first DLC, Borderlands 2 will give away its first DLC to everyone who preordered. Ditto LA Noire.
Incidentally, I found a story the other day about Microprose increasing their PC RRPs to 44.99. From April 1993.
Games are cheaper than ever, games are bigger than ever and unlike then if you can't afford or don't want to pay that kind of money there's censored incredible scene on XBLA and XBIG (Apple Jack 2 is under a quid ffs), on PSN, on iOS and on the PC with Steam/Humble Bundles etc.
There's something for everyone. What there ISN'T is everything for YOU and you shouldn't expect that. I've spent somewhere around 200 hours on Borderlands, 70 odd on each of the Mass Effects and god knows what on Skyrim. Compared to literally every other entertainment hours per pound option you can name, gaming is astonishingly cheap if you buy good games.
If the complaint is really that there are too many good games to play them all maybe if you WERE playing them and not coming across (as some are here) like entitled twats on message boards then you'd get through a few more of them.
The average game player is 33 years old.
The average age of the most frequent game buyer is 38 years old. 92 percent of computer game buyers and 80 percent of console game buyers are over the age of 18
(Source : ESA)