Which off course completely ignores the fact that a lot of DLC is developed after a game is released because people want to play more of that game (OLD WORLD BLUES) - it seems rather silly to do that gratis, and it has been a practice that has been around for over 20 years.Quote:
You've bought the game. The developers want you to spend more money on the game that you've already bought.
Also, there's a difference between promoting and reporting - again. What you are saying is equivelant of saying that the BBC is promoting the taliban by saying that they have killed some french soldiers - Not reporting it, however, would be more akin to censorship.
There's good DLC and bad DLC, in the same way there are good expansion packs and bad expansion packs, good games and bad games. Personally I'm not a fan of the whole "let's judge it on when it was made/released rather than how good it is and what it costs" approach but to judge it all as worthless is just doing that exact same thing on a higher level.
I have now decided that I like DLC, but only on Gamersgate because I always have blue coins that I can never spend. So basically I like free DLC. Who would have guessed?
Stirring the prejudices of the Mob
To which are added, in this case, hypocrisy ("eww, those dirty AAA console-tard games ... now stay with us for our stories on Watch Dogs and Far Cry 3 and Tomb Raider and and and), selective use of evidence, and the lack of any meaningful (i.e. non-obvious) point. The summation of which is that the story has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
If the story were typical of RPS' output* then I wouldn't be here, but as a one-off it's not a big deal and I certainly don't hold any grudge against Mr. Walker. I offered my opinion in the comments for the story in question and that was that so far as I was concerned. I subsequently clarified my assessment when someone else created a thread about the article, and I brought up The Verge piece simply because I stumbled across it and thought "hey, this article seems very familiar ... only it isn't multifariously objectionable like that other one." I can see where the impression that I've been seething about this for the past week comes from, but it isn't the case.
* It seems to have vanished now, but back in RPS' youth there was a bit on the 'About Us' page about RPS being about celebrating the oft-neglected field of PC gaming, and was explicitly not a rejection of the value of console games or endorsement of PC master race discourse, etc. And this was a very pleasing statement, with such adolescent sectarianism being one of the most objectionable features of most gaming discourse. And in practice RPS has generally stuck to that line despite some rather objectionable industry practices that would naturally tempt one to declare a pox on all console houses, and in opposition to the fact that a significant proportion of RPS' audience is actually pretty comfortable believing itself fundamentally superior to those dirty console masses for whatever reason. Which is why it's disappointing when RPS slips to promoting those ugly sentiments amongst its audience by, for instance, basically railing against console platform holders and AAA publishers for having the temerity to hold press conferences.
I tend to return condescension for condescension and to assume the burdens of such directed at others, absent or not, whom I feel have been wronged. In some respects that's a character flaw that I need to work on (i.e. returning an eye for an eye runs the risk of compromising my own integrity) and in others I'm pretty happy with it.Quote:
Also, I don't get the snark. Has John Walker personally insulted you or something? Or is that just the default tone for when you interact with people?
Dispenser of Justice, Vanquisher of Evil, and Hero to the Downtrodden.
Answerer of questions.
This reminds me; I need to finish reading the legend of Koizumi just to see the pope face off with Space Hitler.
Sorry for offtopic, but it is a Heister thread about DLC
Though I will say that the third one left me a little cold.
Of course they're withholding content. If no company withheld content, games would never get released, and nothing would ever have a sequel.
If you don't think the full-priced version of a game is worth full price sans the DLC, just don't buy it. If you think it's good value even "without" whatever the DLC is, buy it. Calmly state your opinion with your wallet.
What the headlines seem to say: "They're keeping good stuff away from us! Waaahhh! I want it all!"
What they should say: "Capcom's latest fighter is only worth about ten quid because there are only 4 playable characters"
Whether things are held back or not is irrelevant, that has been happening in all forms of entertainment since the invention of... I don't know, speakers. The issue is whether, by "holding back" content, publishers are actually leaving behind an inadequate stripped-down version of a game, and trying to sell it for full price. And again, go to their forums and tell them "that thing you released isn't worth £40," and wait for a sale while you play games that you think are worth your money.
I went to a fast food place today and they purposefully withheld fries and a drink from my burger order and then tried to charge me more money when I asked for fries and a drink! They told me it was some kind of "value meal", I told them I don't buy day one DLC.