So even though these games existed before real DLC and even the internet itself if you dont count BBS and web 1.0, I ask you.
Theoretical Question: Was the original mew DLC?
" Umm, well you weren't paying for Mew, so I'd have to go with no. "You don't pay for Mortal Kombat costumes either, but they are still considered DLC.
" @melcene: I'm amazed anyone could not know who mew is at this point. Not that its a bad thing, it was just a huge deal back when I was a kid. "I have never played a single Pokemon game. I was 19 when the first Pokemon game came out.
" @JJWeatherman said:You don't pay for Mortal Kombat costumes either, but they are still considered DLC.
" Umm, well you weren't paying for Mew, so I'd have to go with no. "
I don't see that much difference between going to a Toys R' Us or pre-ordering. They are both promotions for the game and they both hand out free content.
You're neither paying for Mew nor actually downloading it. Seems to me that one or the other (or both) would have to be true for it to be considered DLC. If it's on the retail game and you're not paying extra for it, then it's just content.
" @JJWeatherman: so are you saying the free portal levels coming out soon are not DLC because they are free?
I have to say I disagree.
Wait, I don't think I understand exactly how Mew was gotten. Someone explain.
EDIT: Although, I guess there was a glitch in Red, Yellow, and Blue through which Mew could be obtained as well.
" Wait, I don't think I understand exactly how Mew was gotten. Someone explain. "Neither do I. With the advent of the "Mew glitch", that's the only way I recall of how to do it, and I wouldn't be surprised if the original method for acquiring Mew has been lost to time.
Bulbapedia has a pretty decent write up on the glitch.
" Wasn't the original method of obtaining Mew in Pokemon Red/Blue to win a contest and then post your cartridge to Nintendo for them to add it to your game? I don't think that counts as a download, and thus it isn't DLC. "No, you had to go to an event (tournament or some such) and they'd have machines set up with holes for your Red/Blue cartridge. You put the cart in the slot and you had a Mew.
No I wouldn't say DLC but more of a UC (Unlocked Content)
Difference is, a lot of that stuff isn't always finished or half coded. Therefore when your downloading those 50mbs + it's just adding the remaining code, making it DLC. Now if the game had everything finished on the disc AND you had to pay for that? That's not DLC thats just bullshit business.
I'm still confused on how exactly Mew gets onto the cart in the first place. And I think a lot of people are, too. And that mystification is causing some to jump to premature conclusions one way or the other.
Mew is clearly on the cart to begin with, since you can finagle a way to catch him with that convoluted glitch method. But what does that machine-thing actually do? Maybe I just don't know the workings of cartridge tech, or how rigid code on a cart is once it is manufactured, but wouldn't buzzing in a code that unlocks Mew on a cart from an outside source be considered a download?
Also, whoa this thread is old. @NiKva must have a pretty good reason for reviving it.
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