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3:48 AM on 07.28.2008

With consoles being connected to the internet, DLC is the next big thing. However are we getting ripped off or are we just getting a great service?

While Halo 3 continues to produce fantastic DLC which also becomes free over time, a lot of titles are not going under the same umbrella. I talked to Fourzerotwo yesterday while playing COD4 and he said "no new maps are coming", while he could of just been saying that to surprise us later.. I really don't see any new maps coming.. and that makes me a sad panda. So many great titles are just getting one update.. .and then bam.. that's it. Like Mass Effect, only one download has come after all that fuss about plenty of episodes. They even put a DLC section in the main menu! It seems a little pointless to just come out with one DLC pack when everyone makes a big deal about it at launch.


DLC should be something awesome they think of adding after the ship date. I don't like the fact that Samba De Amigo (coming to the Wii) has "DLC FROM LAUNCH"... which means we are basically paying for content we should of gotten with the game. I feel like I am getting ripped off a lot of the time. There should never be DLC from launch, it's an obvious cashwhore.



Plenty of music games do this and even Beautiful Katamari cashed in by requiring the user to purchase an extra level to get a complete 1000 gamer score on the title. I am a sucker for purchasing online content, so much so that I will need to upgrade to the upcoming 60GB xbox hardrive as my 20gb is running out of space.

Soul Calibur 4 is offering characters as DLC who should of remained exclusive to the consoles they released on. Why am I paying for a character they got boxed? And visa versa. All this is confusing and frustrating. The games cost enough as they are not to mention the content I will end up having to purchase.

So what do you guys think? I am fed up with paying for content that should of been boxed from day one. The fact that I cannot even be FEMALE in metal gear online unless I pay for the DLC.. it's ridiculous. I am all for extra content, but developers and the console companies them selves have got to realise it's turning into a rip off market.
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