Quantcast
Angry gamers boycotting Battlefield 3 over DLC plans - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Angry gamers boycotting Battlefield 3 over DLC plans


9:20 AM on 06.13.2011
Angry gamers boycotting Battlefield 3 over DLC plans photo



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]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







First-person shooter

7:00 PM on 10.28.2014
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare pre-order deals from best to worst

Deals brought to you by the crew at Dealzon. FYI: sales from certain retailers go toward supporting Destructoid. Another year, another Call of Duty installment is upon us. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare heads t...more



4:15 PM on 10.28.2014
What I want from Borderlands 3

[WARNING: This video contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel] I finished the story mode in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel the other day. which subtly teases what we might be seeing in Borderlands 3. It got me real excited, and seeing as I'm a big old Borderlands nerd; I couldn't help but postulate on what Borderlands 3 might be like... if it ever gets made.more



12:30 PM on 10.28.2014
Evolve's always different, and you'll see that in the Big Alpha

Back in May, I wrote a handy preview about how Turtle Rock Studios is striving for infinite replayability with Evolve. This interview with the developers has them going into detail in their own words about how tweaking almos...more



View all First-person shooter






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more