Neoseeker : News : BioShock 2 DLC already on disc, 2K explains
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Northern49 Mar 12, 10
That is definitely a rip-off. What say PC gamers? Couldn't they just crack it open, or is it even included?
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Shadow of Death Mar 12, 10
quote Northern49
That is definitely a rip-off. What say PC gamers? Couldn't they just crack it open, or is it even included?
Considering they said it is in the game files, and the DL is just the unlock code, they probably COULD crack it....Eventually. Now that they know it exists.
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Nagare Mar 12, 10
quote Northern49
That is definitely a rip-off. What say PC gamers? Couldn't they just crack it open, or is it even included?
There are some with their moral standards to uphold. I don't see the fuss really. You got the game and as a benefit, you don't have to download the whole DLC.
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Northern49 Mar 12, 10
Still, the purpose of a price for DLC is to justify the price it takes to develop. To charge people money for it after the fact just seems like they decided to take a piece of the game that otherwise would have been included with the original price, lock the user out of it, and make them pay money for something they already paid for. It's a cop out.
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Dragoshi1 Mar 12, 10
Hell no.

I was gonna buy this too.
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RabidChinaGirl Mar 12, 10
They probably would've had an easier time explaining this shit if they'd just charged more initially. DLC is already a touchy topic among gamers...
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Nagare Mar 12, 10
@Northern49
So you want the initial price to be higher and be considered a deterrent to PC gaming as a whole? For the average consumer, the only reason to buy PC games over the console games is that the games are $10 cheaper...
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lKasHl Mar 12, 10
Thats got to be the worst possible explanation to come up with, i mean they would have been better off to say "we're just trying to over-capatalise by charging gamers again for content they essentially already have purchased." But intead they went for "we think gamers are idiots so we're gonna release this shittish illogical excuse to them and blame it on negative DLC perceptions" Great work 2K
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VeGiTAX2 Mar 12, 10
@Nagare

You mean gaming as a whole right? the 360 version is 108kb as well meaning all the DLC is on the disc. There's no word if they did it to the PS3 also but it seems likely at this point. If the PC version is 59 it would mean the console counterparts would run at 69.

Either way its a cheap move by 2K and a bad way to justify it. :/ They already did the work on the DLC before it went to gold which means it was part of the original production budget.
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Shadow of Death Mar 13, 10
This is especially bad when you consider great developers like Criteron.

First they release a very good, popular game. And before they started releasing pay to use DLC, they released a bunch of extra content for free via updates.
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Spark Mar 13, 10
I sure hope there is no bioshock 3, unless bioshock 1 company made it. second one did not live up the the first really, multi is bad and if they didn't have it they could of spent more time on single player.
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electriczap4 Mar 13, 10
And, watch the cracks rain down.
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Nagare Mar 13, 10
Sums it up to say...they didn't want to cause the initial pissing off of gamers like MW2 did (they ignored the part where that game still ended up topping all the charts).
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Raijin1999 Mar 14, 10
This is bogus and here's why: If you intend to use online multiplayer, then the majority of games that run as such would simply have update patches, so as new content is released, if you go online you download a 'compatibility patch' (which stealthily include any DLC, or any required bits) and viola, everybody is up to date. Activision did this with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, as have other studios. This is just being used to milk the consumer base, same way Bobby Kotick wants to milk the CoD player base as often and as aggressively as possible. You should not endorse this either, because it also means that people that don't want that extra content are STILL paying for it by purchasing the game, and not being able to do jack shit with the data. This is just some of the corporate tactics that hacker/mod communities are fueled to work against. The end result is that it does more harm than any good, and this is not the way DLC content should work. For some things it could make sense, like paying for the rights to listen to your own custom soundtracks within the game, but not like this.

As the cost of development reaches new heights every year, the involvement by venomous non-gamer friendly 'suits' escalates. These inexperienced wannabe designers will start calling vital shots midway into the production process and ultimately lead to the inclusion of very destructive game elements. The industry is at war with itself more now than ever. When you have the top shareholder in EA's stock saying EA's CEO has zero credibility, then you have a really big problem on your hands.

It's almost ironic, as Capcom has recently released Mega Man 10, complete in 8 bit fashion.
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