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  • Song of the Deep is Insomniac's new aquatic Metroidvania

  • Ajent 28/01/2016

    @Hailst0rm What do you mean 'reduced to?' . This looks like it could be really good ! Reply +7
  • The Witcher 2 headlines Xbox One January back-compatibility games

  • Ajent 21/01/2016

    @XenonDurango ooooooooh... I'm gunna go git it ! Yay ! Reply 0
  • Ajent 21/01/2016

    Has anyone got the disc versions of any of these games, and can test to verify BC? Witcher 2 is currently unavailable on the Ms Store and the Bc list on Xbox.com doesn't list any of the above games. Reply 0
  • Ajent 21/01/2016

    @DX12 It's no longer available on the MS Store website either. It was a few days ago (I was thinking about picking it up in anticipation of it being added to the BC list), I think it was £14.99. But now, there's no 'buy' option at all... Hopefully it's because they're implementing the changed option and it'll be available for download imminently. Reply -1
  • Xbox One backward compatibility: every major game tested

  • Ajent 21/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog MS had a fair number of remasters also. It isn't a PS exclusive 'thing'. Just sayin', it isn't the strongest point to make when you're using it as a tool to bash Sony, stones and glass houses and all that. Reply 0
  • Sony says sorry for PSN falling over with 1-day Plus extension

  • Ajent 18/01/2016

    @riceNpea Ah... I thought he meant apply for the code. Like how you apply for beta codes etc. I've never had anything 'automatic' like that on PSN (or XBL), so I just assumed that's what he meant. My mistake.

    Edit: and as I reply, it appears others assumed the same as me 😁 . At least I don't feel daft now !
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  • Ajent 18/01/2016

    @Pondis I think they do give it automatically. I got my email without doing anything. I wasn't even expecting it. Reply +1
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has a new dungeon

  • Ajent 14/01/2016

    @dogmanstaruk I'm with you on this one. Generally, I don't have a problem with DLC (so long as it is a genuinely non-essential supplementative product and the base game is full in its own right - which is definitely the case here). This is basically Nintendo saying "Hey, we beefed up this game you all love. It's got some extra bells and whistles and if you don't mind dropping a few extra quid on an Amiibo we've even built a new dungeon for those willing to reimburse us for the time and effort. Thanks". Reply +1
  • Oculus Rift costs £500

  • Ajent 06/01/2016

    @Bauul That's fair enough. I suppose they could even go all the way to £499 as well, given the cost of some 'new' consoles through history. Is that Kaz Hirai Twitter a genuine account? His reaction (if it is) would indicate that Sony are coming in significantly lower.

    Personally, I'm not that surprised by these prices. I always thought that this was going to be a niche thing that they would have to grow.
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  • Ajent 06/01/2016

    @Bauul If the 'new console' that Sony are comparing the cost to is a PS4 (which, given that it's Sony, is likely), then that means that PSVR could cost as little (!) as £250. Even if they are suggesting a NEW 'new' console, that's just been released, it still makes sense that they're comparing the cost to PS4, so £349. Either way, a saving of £100-250 is quite a bit and in my wallet does constitute 'loads'. Reply +4
  • Bungie finally sheds light on Destiny: The Taken King DLC plans

  • Ajent 11/12/2015

    @Murton You're welcome to the polite discussion :) Devolving a disagreement into pointless name calling and irate banter only serves to undermine any point either party would want to put forward. Debate is good.

    I'll leave it there for now though. It seems we have reached a mutual point of being able to agree to disagree. Good day sir.
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  • Ajent 11/12/2015

    @Murton hmmmmm... I'm not sure what you're referring to anymore. I'm certain the games in the sale have always been those prices (they may have been in previous sales though).

    So I'm pretty certain the sale isn't illegal, hardly dishonest and it isn't even anti-consumer (PSN store is actually very pro-consumer in a number of ways). It's simply a product being sold at a price that you don't like and you feel you can find it at a better value price else where.

    As for the fact that different retail outlets selling similar products at different prices being newsworthy? I disagree there also. It's pretty obvious and I'm sure most people already know about it.

    I totally respect your right to comment on your disapproval of PSN prices, I'm just saying that there's little validation in trying to suggest EG have some kind of agenda in the situation.

    Edit: - On topic ! Screw Prison of Elders. That was the most blatant form of grinding. Just give us another raid. I love the raids. Even Crota's End.
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  • Ajent 11/12/2015

    @Murton EG silently condones a company selling something for a price that the company sees fit to sell it at? Isn't that just commerce? Reply +3
  • Quantic Dream addresses Beyond PS4 skin tone changes

  • Ajent 06/12/2015

    What I find really (really, really) bizarre and hypocritical is the fact that these articles seem to be stipulating that Arab people HAVE to be darker skinned?!?!?

    How many Arab's actually have darker skin? I've lived in the Middle East for half my life. I'd estimate about half the Arab people I've met have a skin tone slightly darker (resembling a more 'mediteraenean' tone) than my skin (I'm white British).

    Those people screaming 'white-washing', I'd argue are only highlighting their own ignorance. Pretty moronic really.
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  • SXSW adds Online Harassment Summit after canceling panels due to threats

  • Ajent 14/11/2015

    @SteadyBarker As @bestius explains below; You can't really condemn harassment by being harassing. I get your point, but you've undermined your argument with your conduct. Reply +1
  • The Destiny matchmaking debate rears its head yet again

  • Ajent 03/11/2015

    @PKMaxx I think this is the best solution, the equivalent of a 'shout' board to request additional raid members or look for groups. I agree with Bungie's point of view, players dropping out is a pain (and it IS less frequent when you've found someone from DLFG - they just seem more committed, evident by the fact that they gone to DLFG in the first place). I think when Bungie's do implement a form of matchmaking (which they'll have to in order to keep the mechanics fresh and snappy) it will definitely be in the form of a Tower vendor / shout board. Reply +3
  • Destiny: The Taken King raid hard mode unlocks next week

  • Ajent 16/10/2015

    @Crea I disagree. Only slightly though. I don't think Bungie are concerned regarding the organising of the raid, it's the commitment of the individuals to remain in a raid. Dropping a player mid way can mean hour/s wasted, potentially.

    I guess it's all a matter of preferences. Personally, I would encourage anyone interested in the raid to search for a like minded clan (this is something you'd want to do even if there was matchmaking anyway) and build a group of regular people to play with. It's really really easy. As easy as posting a comment in this thread. If THAT seems like too much work/effort, then I'd argue that you're probably not the sort of person that the raids are aimed at anyway, since they all regular some degree of commitment and team work. There's a much more social aspect to raids than simply 'doing the raid' that is very important.
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  • Ajent 16/10/2015

    @imagonnawin it's NOT exactly the fucking same at all... Matchmaking allows people to try things on a whim. A raid SHOULD be a commitment, there should be an understood code that dropping out means you're a douchebag. Of course people can still drop out if they been organised via DLFG, but they are significantly less likely to do so due to the fact that they are specifically searching for ways to join in with such content. All the loafers and casuals can't be bothered with DLFG through their own ignorant belief that it's some massive hurdle (it's not, on average it takes me about 20-30seconds to find someone to invite into our clan raids if we're down a player). Reply +1
  • Ajent 16/10/2015

    http://www.eurogamer.net/profiles/ubergine Matchmaking would be a real pain when people just drop out (imagine when people just ran VoG for Fatebringer - you wouldn't want people to just drop out half way through the raid and then you're stuck waiting for someone else to join).

    it seems INCREDIBLY obvious that Bungie are simply trying to maintain the integrity of the experience. Using DLFG really isn't that much of a hardship as people make out. Or using the Recruit functions of the Destiny app. Or PS4 communities. All very, very easy and accessible.
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  • Destiny will soon get microtransactions

  • Ajent 06/10/2015

    @imagonnawin Y'see, it's opinions like yours that I just don't get. You were about to go into a 'rampage' because people want to buy something that you don't? I'd bet my house that you've bought things that I wouldn't want to buy and you'd call me ridiculous if I went into a rage about it. Your opinion of value in relation to Dwstiny is entirely subjective, and completely different to the millions of people who play the game daily. Yet you are still interested enough in the game that you take the time to read an article about the same aspect of the game on two separate websites and then spend further time reading about a game you don't like by scouring the comments thread. Soooo... If they can captivate people who claim to dislike the game, or think it is a rip off (to the point that they would 'rampage' about it) then.... They must be doing something right? Reply 0
  • Ajent 06/10/2015

    There are a lot of sour people in this thread. I don't get it, Destiny is a brilliant game and these micro transactions are a non-issue (at this stage).

    These overly negative opinions about the game are the ones that the industry write about when they say that Destiny has received some deserved criticism and some entirely unfair. This is the unfair criticism in this thread.

    I guess people need something to moan about though...
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  • Destiny: The Taken King review

  • Ajent 25/09/2015

    @muttley84 Are denying that you missed the point? Or implying that you intended to miss the point? I honestly don't get what you're getting at ... Reply +1
  • Ajent 24/09/2015

    @muttley84 You completely missed the point... Well done. Reply 0
  • Ajent 24/09/2015

    There's a lot of sour people on this thread...

    How can sooooo many people state they have such disdain for Destiny and spend so long reading about it.

    I don't like football. So guess what, I don't play FIFA. I have played it before. Thought it was garbage. I literally put the controller down at one point and I still won the match? But I won't be going into the comments section of a FIFA 16 article and start ranting about how FIFA games are terrible for the industry because it's the same recycled tripe every year. That would be a bit silly.

    People who complain about the business model of Destiny seem to have very little understanding of business. The industry will not suffer because of the pricing or model, it will benefit for it. They're making a shed ton of money. How is that NOT good for the industry?

    Plus- Destiny is actually pretty frickin awesome.
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  • New Apple TV has a Nintendo Wii waggle to it

  • Ajent 10/09/2015

    @SpaceMonkey77 Apple are pushing the Steel Series Nimbus as the controller to be used with the Apple TV. It's the one they're using at the conference/exhibition and it'll be the one they push to be sold with/for the new Apple TV.

    Edit: link to the TA article about it -
    http://toucharcade.com/2015/09/09/steelseries-nimbus-apple-tv-controller-mfi/
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  • Zombi review

  • Ajent 19/08/2015

    @WorldScaper This is a direct lift from the 'you're not entitled to an opinion' link you posted:

    "You canít really argue about the first kind of opinion. Iíd be silly to insist that youíre wrong to think strawberry ice cream is better than chocolate."

    That's the level of opinion here. Most people are saying they enjoy the game (strawberry ice cream) and you're saying that you don't (you prefer chocolate ice cream). Err go, by definition of an opinion as per the link you posted, you're being silly.

    The article you linked to said that opinions about matters of fact are wrong. Not opinions of preference.
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  • Why I will never call video games a hobby

  • Ajent 15/08/2015

    Interesting read. I agree with the parts that describe the fascinating 'evolution' of games into a more experiential form of entertainment and personally I quite enjoy some of the type of games.

    However, for me, gaming is a hobby. I think your whole perception of what a hobby stands for is flawed. I believe the exact opposite of yourself. If I know a persons family, friends, and occupation, the next question I would ask them in order to find out more about them is 'what are your hobbies?'. A hobby can be a very defining feature of who a person is.

    A hobby isn't necessarily discreet (especially gaming) or superfluous. A 55" TV and various consoles under a TV unit in a dedicated room for gaming is not discreet. With out a hobby I would go mad without being able to unwind and chill out after a hard day at work, therefore making it a very necessary part of my life.

    My gaming is something I do for pleasure/entertainment so that I can forget my days stresses. For this reason I do consider my gaming to be a hobby. It defines a large part of who I am. It influences other areas of my life (I have referred to my experiences and learnt knowledge in games during my day job). My friends and family know me as the 'geeky' one, but it's a moniker I totally own and make it work for me (they mean it in a very modern, non insulting way).

    I don't think the word 'hobby' carries the same meaning that you've implied it to have. I think most people would see it as the thing they do outside of their family, friends and occupation. The 'other' part of their lives. I honestly don't know what else I would call it other than a hobby. You might not like dictionary definitions, but there is a reason that words are defined and that is so that people know what they mean. Trying to change the definition of a word, or implying its meaning is 'something else' can only lead to confusion.
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  • John Wick VR shooter announced for 2016

  • Ajent 08/08/2015

    @ISmoke YES ! And in fact, it is that very part of the scene that makes it. All the action was awesome cool, but the nonchalant reaction of the cop was brill. Reply +1
  • Ajent 07/08/2015

    @ISmoke The house invasion was probably my favourite scene (actually, which house invasion bit do you mean? I'm referring to the second one where John has decided to get 'back in business'). Reply 0
  • Crackdown 3 will offer 100 per cent destructible environments

  • Ajent 04/08/2015

    @weaselrat nah... don't get me wrong. The game looks like insane fun. Probably a lot more fun than the usual online FPS hum drum of recent years. I was just pointing out that MS should really stop with the over selling. It comes across as insincere and contrived. The video was waaaayyy too technical/serious. It should have really embraced a more zany feel - maybe like a serious Sunset Overdrive (if that makes sense). Reply -1
  • Ajent 04/08/2015

    @BigOrkWaaagh That's what I was thinking. Surely it isn't going to be 100% destructible, that would actually be game breaking (since you could, theoretically, be floating around in space in the middle of a earth sized pile of rubble - it also brings into question the size of the map: if 100% destructible environments are what is truly on offer then surely the game area would have to be a planet? If it is just a city then it wouldn't be 100% destructible since the next city/town would still be there).
    I get that this is extremely pedantic, but then MS should have learnt from making stupidly outlandish claims. 'Extreme destruct ability' sure, but 100% destruction of in environment? I highly doubt it (especially if it's multiplayer!).
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  • Anarchy reigns in this new Transformers Devastation trailer

  • Ajent 09/07/2015

    I might just be missing something here... but at what point did we see multiple Optimus Primes? If the screen shot in the article is the reference point, isn't that Optimus and Sideswipe? Reply +3
  • The Taken King is the expansion Destiny has been waiting for

  • Ajent 01/07/2015

    Well... I might as well say it... I can't wait. I'm seriously looking forward to The Taken King. I get that Destiny isn't some peoples favourite game (understatement, I know), but I do think that some of the hatred towards it is highly irrational. I play it every week at least once, usually twice, more if I can. I can honestly say that for me, my own personal opinion, that this is one of my favourite games ever (and I've been gaming for a long long time!).

    Edit: Haha! Shocking. I got negged for liking a game. There's that 'irrational hatred' I was talking about.
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  • 5-year PlayStation Plus members get a personalised print

  • Ajent 29/06/2015

    @CliffPromise they don't have a lacklustre online service. It seems a bit daft for them to actually invest money into creating a 'lacklustre' service as well... Reply +4
  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends £40 expansion price tag

  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix Nope. Honestly can't say a 12 year old has ever made me look like a fool. I know a few 12 years olds who are fools though. That's how I made the link. That and your immature attitude and comments. Also, running away from an argument (not a debate in this case, since you can't be mature about it), without offering a single credible point is paramount to admitting you were wrong. You haven't even suggested it's because you 'can't reason' with me. You simply fired off another insult and ran away. Reply +1
  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix how old are you? 12? It would explain a lot... Reply -3
  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix Since you don't like pandering... Yore an absolute fucking moron.

    At no point have I suggested you opinion is invalid. My point was that it is your opinion alone and someone having a different opinion does not make them stupid. Surely I am entitled to defend myself against your vitriolic insults targeted directly at me?

    Also, have you ever heard of the phrase 'Don't assume, it makes an ASS out of U and ME'. It's a popular/common phrase because assumptions are so regularly WRONG.

    Just because this is the internet it doesn't mean you get to sling insults without people flinging them back (or at the very least offering a different opinion). You act like the Internet is some kind of shield. I'm not bothered about political correctness, but politeness costs nothing. It would be interesting to see if you would be so abusive in person.

    Also, my Ferrari example still holds. You said a Ferrari is a machine that can do things other cars can't. Yet Destiny is the only software capable of allowing someone to play Destiny, therefore making it unique. The fact you used this fact to make your point only further highlights your ignorance and refusal to accept that people can be different to you.

    Edit: Just so we're clear; I have no issue with you not liking Destiny. I couldn't care less. My issue is you insulting me simply because I do, and because your reason for insulting me is based on incorrect assumptions.

    - Wait; someone else other than this moron also thinks it's OK to just randomly abuse people?
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  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix First, you make a lot of assumptions. Secondly, the assumptions (at least in my case) are completely wrong. Thirdly, you're still only offering your opinion of a game as a justification for calling those who like it, stupid. And fourth, your comment is a contradiction; 'You Sir (designation of respect), are king of stupids (an insult)'. If your closing comment is contradictory, how on earth is the rest of your comment meant to hold value?

    I can't believe there are so many mistakes in your comment; Fifthly, I did not defend the price tag. In fact, my comment highlighted how the price tag is not appropriate. Sixthly (?), Destiny is not a bad game just because you say it is. I'm assuming you hold no kind of definitive authority on what is or is not a good game though, since I have never heard of such a governing body. Your opinion that the game is 'not' good is simply a difference of opinion.

    To wrap up; you're ignorant insults are childish, Destiny is a game that devides opinion (despite millions playing it daily), and this price tag is ridiculous.

    But, just like the price tag on a Ferrari is also ridiculous, if people want to pay it and play with it, that's their decision. It doesn't make them stupid, it simply means that their tastes and priorities are different to yours.
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  • Ajent 23/06/2015

    @mo0trix I'm picking on your comment because it's ignorantly offensive. Just because some (actually, millions) people like something that you clearly don't, it doesn't make them stupid.

    However, in reference to the article; this guy really is doing Bungie a disservice. They should lock him away and not let him speak to any customers or press ever again. I love Destiny, and I'll probably still get The Taken King, but this guys attitude is just rude.
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  • Surprise! Fallout Shelter iOS game out now

  • Ajent 15/06/2015

    @Pythonidae Read the article again. It has IAP's. Reply 0
  • Ajent 15/06/2015

    @Pythonidae Actually, there are about 10,001 reasons. 10,000 different Android devices to test to ensure compatability and piracy. Some devs have been pretty vocal about Android piracy recently. Releasing on iOS first is easier for compatability testing and ensures the app can make a bit of money first.

    It's a case of too many Android users 'biting the hand that feeds them'.
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  • Mariah Carey signs seven-figure deal to promote free-to-play Game of War app

  • Ajent 12/06/2015

    @riceNpea I don't know why @jasonchurch is suggesting that you need to get a sense of humour. I'm finding your posts to be brilliant observational comedy. Reply +2
  • Ajent 12/06/2015

    @priesty_lfc Jesus, talk about high standards ! Reply -1
  • PS Now UK beta rental prices are pretty high

  • Ajent 11/06/2015

    The really bizzare thing is that everyone is comparing the price of these rentals to the purchase prices of discs bought in a high street store... The obvious comparison is that the majority of these games have all been on sale on PSN as digital purchases for less then £5. Why would I rent a game for £4.99 when I know I'll be able to buy it 'for keeps' at some point during a sale. Bonkers ! Reply +3
  • Destiny: The Taken King release date leaked

  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @robthehermit I agree about there being too many other games. In fact, it's probably my biggest gripe with Destiny - there's loads of other stuff I want to play but for some bloody reason I can't stop playing Destiny. They've trapped me in the grind loop ! Reply +2
  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @robthehermit Whilst I also think azajabar1's comment is complete tripe, you have to acknowledge that your counter argument is incredibly subjective. Destiny is a very good. You might not like, but there are millions who do. At the very least, on a technical level, it is a very sound and accomplished game. The value to be taken from Destiny is very much dependant on how much you like it. If you a bit 'meh' about it then £35 probably doesn't represent good value (just like £50 for a FIFA game is not good value for me - or even £35 on any football game). However, this expansion represents brilliant value to someone like me. I've probably put 400+ hours into Destiny. Even if The Taken King only offers an additional 15hrs then it is easily comparable to any other full priced game - so long as you find the content entertaining and enjoyable. But, it is more likely that there will be somewhere closer to 100+hrs added gameplay for me, if not more. So, £35 is quite reasonable.

    As another commenter has stated, if you compare it to similar persistently online games the costs are nothing new.
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  • Fortnite confirmed for Mac, beta this autumn

  • Ajent 09/06/2015

    @mouseymouse the 5K iMacs have AMD graphics cards don't they? M290 or M290x. Reply 0
  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • Ajent 04/06/2015

    @Dizzy Whats wrong with remasters? They give people who missed out on the games a chance to play them and those who are big enough fans of the games to play them again at their best. You seem unnecessarily bitter... Reply +11
  • GAME-exclusive Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood DLC gameplay

  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII wait... what don't you agree with? How can you 'not agree' with what a EULA is? That's what YOU ARE agreeing to when you buy a game. If you don't agree with it, well, it's like buying a petrol car and not agreeing with the fact that you can't put diesel in it. It is what it is.

    Also, why is my UNDERSTANDING of the development process worrying? Again, I just seem to understand something 'is what it is'.

    As for my 'buying' the companies bullshit... The only thing I have bought is their games. Sure, some of them have been a bit of a let down, but nothing I'd really call 'shit'.

    The DLC on debate here isn't really 'nickel and diming' is it? But your comment and opinion does highlight this point by the fact that you did not answer the question at the end of my previous comment. How does your not buying this DLC affect your experience of the core game, and if you don't buy it are you missing out on something significant enough that it diminishes the experience of he core game? If it doesn't on both counts then how on earth is this 'nickel and diming'?

    Your trying to insinuate in some way that I'm gullible, when all you're really doing is highlighting your distinct lack of understanding of game development and general business. Another tid bit (food for thought); if pre-order bonuses and DLC didn't exist, do you think the developers would still invest the additional time to make said content if they weren't going to make any additional income on it? ;)
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  • Ajent 02/06/2015

    @GeminiXLII Again, fair enough. Although, again, I believe you're wrong. You haven't bought any locked content on the disc (or in the original download). This is the simple truth a lot of people just don't seem to get. Read the EULA. You are buying a licence and the disc is the medium on which the licence is stored. The EULA on most games clearly states that using the licence and the content it grants access to is controlled by the dev/pub. So you're not paying for the content twice, since you never bought access to it the first time. If you feel 'short changed' that's a matter of adjusting your expectations, but paying for something as described is not shady business practice. It's just business (bear in mind, I highly doubt you've ever paid for a game and the devs/pubs have sold it and described such DLC as being part of the core package and price?).

    As for quality DLC - that's incredibly subjective.

    Your opinion that DLC should only be developed in its entirety after the original game releases just shows a lack of knowledge with regards to game development. If an artist on he game finishes their work, are they to just sit there and do nothing? Simply because 'it isn't right to start work on DLC yet!'? Or should they use their time effectively? Maybe complete some of the base work so it can be coded onto the disc so that when it is released as DLC and when the remainder of the work (maybe the physics guy needs to finish his bit) is done the download is minimal. Waiting for the game to release before continuing to work on DLC just doesn't make sense, especially business sense since you'd have an employee sitting on their hands. It also increases development time and prolongs a teams ability to move onto a new project.

    But getting back to the point; if we can at least agree to disagree on the whole DLC issue in general, how does its existence truly affect your decision to buy a game? If you're going to buy it anyway, just pretend it doesn't exist. So long as the core experience remains satisfying, you haven't really lost out - have you?
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