DLC’s for video games – good or bad?

Today Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella announced that Titanfall is getting a season pass and the comments section lit up like a light bulb. The general consensus was that people don’t want DLC’s and would rather have a finished game with all the content added, this got me thinking.

DLC’s have been a popular way for developers to produce new content for a game after its release for a while now, and it’s obviously making them money, so I doubt it will stop any time soon. I personally think that if you want the extra content then you should pay for it (at a reduced price of course), but people are so selfish that they want everything for free.

Take for instance Battlefield 1942, the original game was great and packed full of content, but they still released expansion packs (which you had to buy) to provide players with new content. These expansion packs not only bolstered the amount of content in the game but also served as a stop gap until the next game was released.

Personally I’m happy that developers are producing new content for their games as well as providing ongoing tech support for bugs and so on; it would be easy for them to ship a game then just start on a sequel and not really bother with fixing glitches etc. DLC’s provide longevity for a game, hell I was still playing Battlefield 3 until Battlefield 4 was released and that was two years later!

At the end of the day if people feel like a DLC isn’t worth it then don’t buy it, but I’m all for it as long as the price is right and the content is the same quality as the original game.

What do you think? Are DLC’s a good or bad thing, leave your comments below:

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Get ready for Titanfall

Rarely do I get super excited about an upcoming game, argh who am I kidding I love it and the next must have game (for me anyway) has to be Titanfall. It is released in just over a month and is one of the most anticipated games of the year since it was unveiled at E3 last year.

This could well be a big console seller for Microsoft as it looks to close the gap on Sony’s PlayStation 4. I have to admit I’m pretty impressed with my Xbox One so far, Forza looks amazing and Battlefield 4 has dramatically improved since the latest patch, although I do hope that Titanfall really pushes the boundaries of the system and provides us with a top game.

Titanfall is scheduled for release on March 14th and I’ll write an in-depth review once I’ve had a decent play with it.

Check out the video below:


Titanfall Closed Alpha Gameplay – Shotgun by xjumper

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New Games

The Xbox One has some new releases out soon, which look like they may convert me to the new system.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

New outing for Lara Croft. Better game play for the new consoles. Shiny high def graphics.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry

Another great Assassins Creed outing this time in high def!

Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo for old and new fans. Plenty of multiplayer and single player missions with the added bonus of high def graphics.

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TV to Game – Game of Thrones

I’m not always a fan of TV shows coming out as console games, however when AMC ventured out to the console with its Walking Dead game I was pleasantly surprised it wasn’t shit. And now it looks like another popular TV titles is heading the same way. Telltale games have announced a Game of Thrones story driven game which will feature a number of characters from the hit show.

So far it’s only in the early stages of conception but I still have high hopes for it as they are following a similar formula to the Walking Dead game. You can choose to save a character rather than killing them off. I think it will definitely suffice whilst the TV show is off air. I’m currently heading back to the Walking Dead game as on Friday we hit a mid-season break and left with a bit of a cliff-hanger and Saturday night whilst there was nowt I fancied watching on telly I thought I would play a game as I was already missing it.

Anyway I won’t give away any spoilers for that ep, but instead enjoy a video of Game of Thrones video game announcement.

small-football.jpgAnd yes I am glossing over Leeds 3 all draw against Watford. It was close to being a loss early on, we brought it back, took a lead and then drew. Less said about that the better. Onwards to the next game away next Saturday to Doncaster.

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Man Microwaves Brand New Never used PlayStation 4 – idiot

I may not be a PlayStation fan but even I can see microwaving one is plain stupid and a waste of money/dangerous. At least he states during the video do not attempt but still I personally think he is an idiot even if it’s in the name of ‘Art’. Watch it below if you wish.

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New PlayStation for US

Sony PlayStation 4Today the Sony PlayStation 4 came out in the US, we will have to wait until November the 29th. Next week the Xbox one is being launched, however Microsoft will be launching it in their most popular gaming countries which luckily and unsurprisingly features the UK. So the US, most of Europe and other countries will get the new console on the same date.

So far the PlayStation 4 has had a few problems, these have been unearthed by people who had them to review i.e. journalists. It includes problems connecting the console to the TV and receiving a picture to a Sony ‘ring of death’ where they have a pulsating blue light rather than the white glowing light which you get when it works. So not all good but there are always hiccups on release.

I’m not a Sony console fan, currently deciding on whether I need to buy a new Xbox as mine will suffice really and with Christmas coming up the wife doesn’t really want me spending that much money on myself! Anyway, I really should get out and about more and not play on my Xbox all day, or my laptop or my new phone…

I need to get out a bit and use my new lens which I got to work on my new Sony Xperia Z1. I have taken a few shots around the house, not really very arty mainly cups of tea, beer and a cranky wife but I haven’t been up to much to take any great outdoors photos with it. Now probably isn’t the best time as we head into winter and the weather takes a turn for the worst! However this weekend I plan on heading out whilst the weather looks fair, gets some exercise and play with my new toy especially as my back is now on the mend.

Plus as there is no football this weekend, I thought why not get out and about. Tonight England play Chile at Wembley no doubt we will lose, because we are shit! Our second international game is against Germany again at Wembley. Even with the home advantage I smell disaster in the air….. oh no wait that’s England’s smell. I know I should be supportive of the national team, but it is rubbish. It’s lacking in so many areas, experience, teamwork and generally ability! This is the problem when you have a Premier League dominated by foreign players. And now these foreign players are making more appearances in the Championship, that we have no hope of fielding a good team in the future if it carries on like this.

 

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