troyoy said:MontyTP said:No hot pursuit dlc on sale? :(I see they love to give us a great price on a game but have dlc at full retail. They pull this crap all the time.
This is the new normal for game pricing, especially used. Its strange, because DLC is usually the weakest part of a game. Its as if you could buy a movie DVD for $3, but the commentary track was $10 and you had to download it ! I have a theory, that this pricing model is what Free2Play has wrought.
IMO, DLC is for the 'Whales', the type of players that will drop $99.99 on crystals for a phone game. Some players are just not price sensitive, so it just makes sense for companies to have these crappy bits of extra gameplay just sitting out there for way more than a used copy, and just scoop up this bonus cash. I was watching an episode of Mad Money recently, and they had the CEO of a game company on it ( I think it was Take Two) And he was saying that their good earnings surprise was all do to DLC 'credits' downloads for sports games. Those ridiculous 'superteams' modes, or whatever they call them, are making huge money for game companies, and 'smoothing out' their earnings between the big releases, and this is the company that owns GTA, so it would take a LOT of bonus earnings to 'move the needle' there !
Most of us don't give a flip about 'card packs' in sports games, but its pretty clearly the Free2Play model injecting itself into sports games (which are 50% of all games), and this is 'spilling over' into DLC pricing for real games, so we end up dealing with it.
DLC just isn't for us, the Gamers, because its pretty meh on the gameplay front, and WAY overpriced. The only problem is our weird point obsession means that we get upset that we are 'missing' some points. The purists out there don't make it easy, by constantly arguing that games are not complete unless you include DLC, which leads back to complaints about it being overpriced, but there is no solution, because of the way game corporations make money.