*Angry gamers boycotting Battlefield 3 over DLC plans
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Angry gamers boycotting Battlefield 3 over DLC plans

9:20 AM on 06.13.2011·  2 minute read   ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

It wouldn't be a major videogame release without a furious boycott these days, and you can bet your arse that Battlefield 3 is no exception. DICE's highly anticipated military shooter is getting the cold shoulder from a number of gamers over its downloadable content plans, which will give pre-ordering consumers a multiplayer advantage.

The rage stems from the Back to Karkand expansion pack, which will have to be purchased separately by those who choose to buy the game without reserving it. Unfortunately, even if you buy the DLC post-launch, you won't get the extra guns and ammo that come with the "Physical Warfare" pre-order version of the game, meaning you'll be paying out for less content and are essentially "punished" for wanting to commit to a game before it's released.

Electronic Arts attempted a similar scheme with Battlefield: Bad Company. Sarcastic Gamer organized a boycott of the game and it actually succeeded, so it's funny to see EA attempt to sneak the same bullshit under our noses again. 

In an age where more games are shipped with major bugs and expect $60 for the privilege, I dislike the sheer gall of punishing those gamers wise enough to wait until reviews are in or their friends have played something before spending their cash. Being a smart consumer shouldn't put one at a gameplay disadvantage, especially when publishers are adopting a "Release now, patch later" mentality. With that in mind, I hope this boycott works a second time.

Battlefield 3 pre-order DLC BOYCOTT coordination [Reddit]

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Battlefield #Boycott #DICE #DLC #Electronic Arts #First-person shooter #PC #PS3 #Xbox 360
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

beatrice arthur
beatrice arthur


Since 3:01 PM on 08.31.2008

smerff
smerff


Since 4:30 AM on 08.26.2008

2FacedMayor
2FacedMayor


Since 1:58 PM on 04.30.2012

Chris Morris
Chris Morris


Since 2:37 AM on 02.28.2007

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!