#1 Posted by Grimmrobe (199 posts) -


#2 Edited by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

how is this hard to understand. they'll stop making that shit when they stop making money off of it.

#3 Posted by Vinny_Says (5709 posts) -

You're just gonna sit there and tell me horse armor is useless? How dare you?

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

When people don't care about money, then it will happen

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#5 Posted by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

Skin Packs I don't mind so much but Online Passes annoy the piss out of me. Especially since I rent a ton of games from Gamefly. Online passes just have to stop.

#6 Edited by Johnnboy2000 (113 posts) -

Short answer no. dlc bugs me is when it's first day and it a big part of the game experience like mass effect 3 from ashs dlc it was a big part of the story. Or the catwoman dlc in Arkham city. if the info is on the disk but I have have to pay to unlock it that b.s. I bought the disk so in essence every thing that is stored on said disk is my property and I should have access to it. If the game company's want to sell add on stuff don't put it on the disk make it really downloadable.

#7 Posted by Grimmrobe (199 posts) -

@Mrsignerman44 said:

Skin Packs I don't mind so much but Online Passes annoy the piss out of me. Especially since I rent a ton of games from Gamefly. Online passes just have to stop.

This.

#8 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -
@Mrsignerman44 said:

Skin Packs I don't mind so much but Online Passes annoy the piss out of me. Especially since I rent a ton of games from Gamefly. Online passes just have to stop.

This, really.
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#9 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

Honestly, I can totally see online passes becoming illegal somehow in someway, someday... I apologize for saying all those 'somes'

Once we can start trading our licenses for our downloads for money and other games. Then we will see a quick and devastating end to Online Passes... also the death of EA... which will happen if they do horribly like they have been for a few more years.

I see no end to DLC or skin packs. I honestly have no problem with those. However I do see DRM being destroyed within the next 5 years. DLC on disc must die now... I am serious. I am willing to go to court for buying the damn disc to the game that they are basically blackmailing me to complete it... CAPCOM!!!

Oh, and any service like Windows Live ID SHOULD FUCKING DIE IN A HELLFIRE OF DEATH AND PAIN AND DESTRUCTION WITH IT'S SANITY REMOVED FROM ITS BRAIN TO DIE BY STARVATION DUE TO THE INABILITY TO EAT DUE TO HAVING NO BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah... I hate WLID for so much shit... I don't want to get into it...

#10 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

If people continue to buy uesless DLC and tolerate Online Passes, it will continue.

I avoid both as much as possible.

#11 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i hope that it ends. i find them stupid.

#12 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

@Jay444111: I hate you some times. Yuck.

I hope some of it ends, but I don't much care about the silly pointless DLC, because I understand the appeal to some people. I've probably spent more on Killing Floor skins than on the game itself at this point, because I play so goddamn much of it with the gang that I figure I should support he dev and they put up some pretty cool skins. Anything to freshen thing up a bit is nice.

Online passes are the one thing in the realm of DLC or whatever that I want to end, or at least be handled a little better. Make it console specific rather than account specific and then make sure it's possible to move it to a new piece of hardware or something. And no more codes. The only code involved should be the code a programmer wrote to let me press a button, say "Yes make this console the console this game is registered on" and boom, it's done.

#13 Posted by Slag (4400 posts) -

I only see an end in the sense that another funding mechanism might come along that makes it obsolete. What it might be, I can't say.

I remember back in the day people though quarter fed Arcades were unassailable, that obviously proved to be not the case.

#14 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

They will go away when we figure out how to function in society without any form of currency, which will coincide with pigs flying and Hell freezing over.

#15 Posted by Ares42 (2670 posts) -

Online Passes will disappear the day the consoles require an online connection and every disc is printed with a unique ID that unlocks the game after verification. While this may still be a few years away, the higher the connected consoles numbers go the more likely it will happen. At some point it's just gonna be a better profit-deal to lose the last few that doesn't take their consoles online to completely eradicate used game sales.

#16 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

@Example1013 said:

how is this hard to understand. they'll stop making that shit when they stop making money off of it.

This, plus the fact that they want to end game rentals/used game sells.

#17 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

Nope dlc makes too much money for it to stop.

#18 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1604 posts) -

@Ares42 said:

Online Passes will disappear the day the consoles require an online connection and every disc is printed with a unique ID that unlocks the game after verification. While this may still be a few years away, the higher the connected consoles numbers go the more likely it will happen. At some point it's just gonna be a better profit-deal to lose the last few that doesn't take their consoles online to completely eradicate used game sales.

Pretty much. I know used games aren't entirely evil, but they are a big problem for publishers. I imagine used games are also somewhat behind the rise of exploitative DLC, as publishers are forced to find additional ways to subsidize the rising price of making games while dealing with the fact that so many of those playing the games aren't their customers.

#19 Posted by EXTomar (4737 posts) -

Online Passes including XBox Live are a bad idea. One of the worst things to come out of this generation of tech. Skins and temporary boosts actually make sense as DLC. I don't understand why one would buy a skin or a theme or whatever cosmetic thing but that doesn't mean it is bad.

#20 Posted by TheHT (11284 posts) -

You can't put an option like Waffles in your poll and expect me to not choose it.

ANYWAYS. Echoing statements already made, skin packs are cool. They remind me of the old PC days of downloading custom skins/models for Half-Life and Quake. Online passes themselves I'm cool with, since I've been putting in CD-keys for years.

Shortcut Packs however, are a strange thing for me though. On the one hand, if I'm seriously playing a game and have earned a bunch of sweet stuff only to have Ritchie Rich come along and just buy it all, well I suppose I wouldn't really care. I'd sneer at him though. From behind my computer/TV screen. Oh how I'd sneer.