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News MS forces Valve to charge for L4D DLC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Sep 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    ..Then why 560 MS points?
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Nothing new.
     
  4. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    LOL! Consoles FTL.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    It sounds rather arbitrary but it makes some sort of whole dollar value. A few things cost that much.
     
  6. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    microsoft takes a cut of any DLC sold on live. its a shame, if they want to give it for free they should be allowed to. think microsoft just want someone to pay for hosting the DLC on their servers for download
     
  7. Skiddywinks

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    How is this news to anyone?

    We have known about MS's demand that developers charge for their DLC for a long time.
     
  8. AshT

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    Think of it as an update. The interview was only given the other day, and it reinforces what Valve hinted at before.
     
  9. bowman

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    lol consoles.

    that's what you get.
     
  10. rollo

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    Glad I own it on pc
     
  11. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    It's about $7, baww.
     
  12. aggies11

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    Just goes to show you, that L4D2 might not have wholly been a Valve decision. If MS was going to make them charge for DLC on the console anyway, why not just make it a full stand-alone game, and pack more content into it. But if it's a sequel on the 360, then they can't NOT have it also on the PC too. So in order to achieve parity the PC gets the same sequel because of the constraints of the console.

    Since the console versions usually sell more, lets just hope they discount the sequel on the PC comparably to give them a break since it wasn't that plattform's "fault", so to speak.
     
  13. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    That'll be two fat fingers to you console owners... may as well wait in line to be sheered... baaaa
     
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    DLC is getting out of control, it's planned on release day in many cases now, still I will not be buying it on console anyway, PC Mouse/Keyboard Cheesecake....
     
  15. liratheal

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    I meant, why charge 560ms points? They clearly didn't intend to sell it on the PC, rather offering it free, so what's wrong with 100ms points? That ought to cover any arbitrary admin fees, especially in the (probably) vast number of downloads/purchases/whatever, and it doesn't sound quite so much like everyone involved is money grubbing consolers (Not that I mind, really, being a PC gamer at heart..).
     
  16. CardJoe

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    MS probably has price banding that devs have to slot into.
     
  17. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    yeh i dont agree with this when it happens. if its ready within a month of release it should have been included in the original or just as an update
     
  18. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    +1
     
  19. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Probably, yeah.
     
  20. ZERO <ibis>

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    Also do you not also need to may monthly for live on top of that?
     
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