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We're dropping truth bombs like it's the end of days!

Dennis Feeback On November - 11 - 2013

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bioshock infinite 02Remember how we were nickeled and dimed for Borderlands 2 DLC? You know actually charging for a level cap increase and so on. Well our “friends” at 2K are at it again! Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea, the story DLC that takes Booker and Elizabeth to Rapture, hits tomorrow on PSN, Live and PC for the bargain price of $14.99. Now that price is not unheard of for DLC, I know. However, reviews are starting to hit and it is said that the DLC lasts all of two hours. IF you plumb every fucking depth of the extras and fetch quests you might hit three hours. Maybe. I mean just wow. Even greedy-ass Gearbox only charged $3 for their short Headhunter packs.

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You want how much???

When Borderlands 1 hit, I thought the DLC was done right. Four $10 expansions, three of them pretty enjoyable. Bioshock didn’t dwell on DLC and Bioshock 2 had Minerva’s Den of only $10 also pretty enjoyable. And people bought the hell out of them. Why? Because they were quality and the price was right. What did 2K learn from all this? Absolutely nothing. Borderlands has tons of DLC most of it crap, with all kinds of character add-ons like heads and clothes. This stuff used to be free and unlockable. Bioshock Infinite has had less DLC but damn is it high. Instead of thinking the sales were good due to good value, they thought “Those fools will buy anything! Whoo-hoo!”

robberzThis past generation there have been a lot of dumb things done with DLC, especially when it is done simply to fleece the consumer. But this takes the cake. Ken Levine even tried to justify this crap over at Eurogamer with a “Quality over Quantity” rap. Why can’t we have both Ken? WHY? Because Ken wants a new Lexus or something I guess. I wonder if the executives at 2K wear masks, because where I come from robbers always wear masks…

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