Neoseeker : News : Xbox 360 users rage over Resident Evil 5 DLC
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Nashira Apr 8, 09
It was only around 486kb on the PS3. I enjoy Versus mode but I feel like such a mug for buying it. x_x
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RabidChinaGirl Apr 8, 09
Yeah, I love RE5 and Mercenaries (especially on co-op), but this DLC just doesn't sit well with me. Haven't bought it for that reason.

Eh, guess we'll see how this pans out.
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Guest Apr 8, 09
I see nothing wrong with this at all. Games are ridiculously expensive to make... and if people don't want the MP mode, they don't have to pay for it. If they do, then they pay for it. It doesn't make sense to complete a game, then crack the code back open to add features just to prove to the public you hadn't already done the work... it makes perfect sense to build the additional features into the game as you go.

The single player Resident Evil 5 experience is fantastic, and worth the money. The Co-op portion is even better. If Capcom wants to charge for the multiplayer competitive play, God bless it, they've earned it.
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Guest Apr 8, 09
I agree with most of what you're saying Jack, but many people (myself included) hate the idea of being sold game modes that should be in the game in the first place.
What you're saying about how the experience is fantastic is no excuse. Would you be willing to pay £40 for cod4 single player, only to have to pay extra for the multiplayer?.. and when you question it, people say "the single player is so good it's worth the money"
If DLC is going to add something geniunly new to a game (e.g. a new song on guitar hero, or a new map pack.. or whatever) then fine go ahead and charge for it. I have a problem with it when they add game modes that the game is already fully capable of, but were left out of the final release to be sold at a later date. is this not what's happening now?
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kspiess Apr 8, 09
Are the actually claiming that this DLC isn't just unlocking the versus mode in the game? Seriously?

That would be hilarious. If that the case then Capcom is straight up lying. Unless they have programmers from the year 2089 which are writing holographic code or something, there is no way in the universe that the Versus mode can be contained in 1.8MB.

As for the DLC itself, *maybe* Capcom is justified selling the MP mode separately. But this is terrible because it sets a very awful precedent. If there is not a big backlash over this, then it is an inexorable fact that within not that long from now, games will be sold with just their core functionality, and then all their extra game modes will be sold as DLC, when, once upon a time, before, games use to include all that stuff for the one time price of the game.

Jack-=> Games are really expensive to make. But you know what? You budget for that. RE.V is set to make many tens of millions of dollars, so I wouldn't really buy feeling sorry for Capcom about not making enough money from it.

It is perfectly reasonable to think that game developers can budget their titles, weighing off the amount of resources needed to make a game, versus the profits.

I'm not saying all DLC is bad, of course. Something like Rockstar's GTA IV DLC is awesome, or Mass Effects. Those represent good value; this versus mode DLC represents a good money grab IMHO . First they lied about it about not being ready for release, and now they are lying about the DLC being anything besides an unlocking code.
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Defection Apr 8, 09
What about when Bungie locked out the Recon armor in Halo 3?

Same issue, yet that was let go a while back...
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Guest Apr 8, 09
I'm basically gonna just repost the same thing i've posted on other sites...

The file size is so small cause the DLC doesn't add any new character models, maps or anything of the sort to the actual game

The 1.86mb file is not an unlock key, it's basically just code but it took a team of people and probably a good amount of time to develop this DLC.

They’ve already confirmed the development of this DLC started AFTER the development of the main game had finished.

The charge for this DLC and the actual price are entirely reasonable but people are still going to kick up a shitstorm and cry.
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MrGrimm Apr 8, 09
I bet if they halved the price from 5.00 USD all the way down to 2.50 USD, people would be happy. Because most people can't afford to know that dirt cheap additional features cost a little bit more than dirt cheap, but with a 2.50 USD price, everyone will be happy of the fact that the additional mode is about the same price as dirt.
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chautemoc Apr 8, 09
I still wouldnt buy it, personally.
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teodortenchev Apr 9, 09
"But if it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, then what else could it be?"

Ronald Reagan used to use a similar expression
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Guest Apr 9, 09
Its because most Xbox users are a bunch of spoiled cry babies.
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kik36 Apr 9, 09
quote doh
I'm basically gonna just repost the same thing i've posted on other sites...

The file size is so small cause the DLC doesn't add any new character models, maps or anything of the sort to the actual game

The 1.86mb file is not an unlock key, it's basically just code but it took a team of people and probably a good amount of time to develop this DLC.

They’ve already confirmed the development of this DLC started AFTER the development of the main game had finished.

The charge for this DLC and the actual price are entirely reasonable but people are still going to kick up a shitstorm and cry.
I hope you're joking dude......I have photos and screen shots that are nearly twice this size. If it truly took them a team of people and a separate budget to create this 1.86mb of data then I want in on that business.
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Guest Apr 9, 09
What a rip off, no thanks. I already paid 65 bucks for the game (which is short enough) Now you want me to pay 10 extra dollars for something that is already on the disc? What a rip off.
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