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FlyinJ
Douchebag. Yes, me.
(03-20-2008, 09:46 PM)
This was in the other thread regarding the beta, but I think it warranted it's own to let people know the depths of shit EA has sunk into:

In the options screen for the beta, there are 10 guns that are locked from use that say "Buy this weapon on Xbox LIVE Marketplace".

It's not known whether these guns can be unlocked through normal play or not, but seeing how there are 10 others guns that are locked that don't say this, all signs are pointing to yes.
RSTEIN
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(03-20-2008, 09:48 PM)
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EA: Extra Ammo*

*not included with retail game
Jtyettis
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(03-20-2008, 09:48 PM)
horsearmor.jpg


We have come full circle now.
Oldschoolgamer
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(03-20-2008, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by RSTEIN

EA: Extra Ammo*

*not included with retail game

:lol
swander
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(03-20-2008, 09:52 PM)
Bungie should make Recon buyable for $100 on the Marketplace.
Kittonwy
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(03-20-2008, 09:52 PM)

Originally Posted by FlyinJ

This was in the other thread regarding the beta, but I think it warranted it's own to let people know the depths of shit EA has sunk into:

In the options screen for the beta, there are 10 guns that are locked from use that say "Buy this weapon on Xbox LIVE Marketplace".

It's not known whether these guns can be unlocked through normal play or not, but seeing how there are 10 others guns that are locked that don't say this, all signs are pointing to yes.

KOMBAT
KOMRADRIE
KASH

EA

sneaky77
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(03-20-2008, 09:52 PM)
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if no one buys it.. then they will stop, obviously some morons buy the stuff
Goreomedy
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(03-20-2008, 09:53 PM)
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I can't blame EA for offering DLC like this, when college-aged gamers with disposable income and no sense of true value download it in scores, legitimizing it.

I'd buy it myself, but I spent that money on a new Peter Griffin farting ringtone.
Dandare4444
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(03-20-2008, 09:54 PM)
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EA: Extortionist Assholes
Metalmurphy
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(03-20-2008, 09:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by sneaky77

if no one buys it.. then they will stop, obviously some morons buy the stuff

This.


Problem is, many people will buy it cause of the epenis factor.
SUPREME1
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(03-20-2008, 09:54 PM)
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Very shady practices.

It's one thing to have something in the works for later down the road as DLC, but to have it right on the disk... needing only be unlocked after purchase.. is just low.


EA.. 'nuff said.
Ranger X
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(03-20-2008, 09:54 PM)
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Just as worse as Crackdown stuff. That is a really really intrusive and bad practice. Seriously.
FlyinJ
Douchebag. Yes, me.
(03-20-2008, 09:55 PM)
It's kind of amazing.

It's like EA and Activision are squatting over gamer's faces, and seeing how much shit they can spray into their customer's faces the fastest.

And Gamestop is sitting in the corner with their hand down the front of their pants watching.
Salazar
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(03-20-2008, 09:56 PM)
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Don't soldiers in many of the world's armies fork out for their own kit to replace / supplement what they're issued with ?


(Not looking for real-world justification for EA).
SUPREME1
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(03-20-2008, 09:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dandare4444

EA: Extortionist Assholes


ROFL.


Expensive Asfuck.
Mojovonio
Banned
(03-20-2008, 09:57 PM)
Sweet, I'll have better guns then all you fools.
SUPREME1
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(03-20-2008, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Salazar

Don't soldiers in many of the world's armies fork out for their own kit to replace / supplement what they're issued with ?


(Not looking for real-world justification for EA).


Day one buyer confirmed.
Perdew
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(03-20-2008, 09:57 PM)
Not that I endorse this but how is it really different than the special edition of WoW or something that gave you an extra pet? Some people will pay higher to have 'exclusive' in game shenanigans.
FieryBalrog
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(03-20-2008, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by ImperialConquest


Expensive As(s)fuck.

.
Goreomedy
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(03-20-2008, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Salazar

(Not looking for real-world justification for EA).

And yet, you found it. Want a PR job?
RSTEIN
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(03-20-2008, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mojovonio

Sweet, I'll have better guns then all you fools.

but what about us poor folk
f@luS
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(03-20-2008, 09:58 PM)
wow
Firewire
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(03-20-2008, 09:58 PM)
And people want these guys to get into the console business? Imagine how they would rape us on a console.
poppabk
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(03-20-2008, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by sneaky77

if no one buys it.. then they will stop, obviously some morons buy the stuff

Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

This.
Problem is, many people will buy it cause of the epenis factor.

Probably the same idiots who keep the spam people in business by buying products to iNlrge their actual p3N1S.
Victrix
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(03-20-2008, 09:59 PM)
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As much as I'm inclined to bash EA for this, and I harbor plenty of hate, I think in this case I'd actually rather just be disgusted with consumers. It's like most advertising for retarded products - if it didn't work, they wouldn't do it!

In this case, if it doesn't sell, no problem. If it does, *shrug*

I won't buy it for that reason, but then again, I'm hypersensitive - I didn't buy Burnout because of the ads, and I *like* Burnout.

Seriously though. Gameplay items for cash. LOL.

They need to go Tiger Woods on it - 'One additional health bar $10' 'Unlimited Sprint $20'

THAT would be good DLC.
sk3tch
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(03-20-2008, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ranger X

Just as worse as Crackdown stuff. That is a really really intrusive and bad practice. Seriously.

What was so bad about Crackdown?
ZealousD
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(03-20-2008, 09:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Perdew

Not that I endorse this but how is it really different than the special edition of WoW or something that gave you an extra pet? Some people will pay higher to have 'exclusive' in game shenanigans.

There were much more to the special editions of WoW than just the in-game pets.
Dandare4444
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(03-20-2008, 10:00 PM)
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What's REAL scary 'bout this is... what's next?? Buy a substitute anyone??
Mojovonio
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(03-20-2008, 10:00 PM)

Originally Posted by RSTEIN

but what about us poor folk

Get with the program.

To be a real pro-gamer, you have to have the coin.

Go play your fucking baby Mario Kart.
Beer Monkey
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(03-20-2008, 10:01 PM)
I hate this shit for multiplayer. Didn't even like it in Chrome Hounds.
Salazar
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(03-20-2008, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by ImperialConquest

Day one buyer confirmed.

Sure... I guess this thread isn't fun for you without misrepresentation.
Ranger X
Kohler: 1, Ranger X: 0

PS: Itoi > Kojima by a good green country mile
(03-20-2008, 10:02 PM)
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Tip of the iceberg anyways.
I've been warning people for years about all that bullshit happening. There will be ALOT more thread like this one in the future. I'm sure most people don't have all the imagination certain business man do when it comes down to nickle and diming people.
AltogetherAndrews
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(03-20-2008, 10:06 PM)
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It's incredible really. And even more incredible is that people will pay for it.
f@luS
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(03-20-2008, 10:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Victrix

As much as I'm inclined to bash EA for this, and I harbor plenty of hate, I think in this case I'd actually rather just be disgusted with consumers. It's like most advertising for retarded products - if it didn't work, they wouldn't do it!

In this case, if it doesn't sell, no problem. If it does, *shrug*

I won't buy it for that reason, but then again, I'm hypersensitive - I didn't buy Burnout because of the ads, and I *like* Burnout.

Seriously though. Gameplay items for cash. LOL.

They need to go Tiger Woods on it - 'One additional health bar $10' 'Unlimited Sprint $20'

THAT would be good DLC.

If its not advertised , nobody will know (i mean the average consumer) so its pointless to say "dont buy it".

Seriously, it was already disgusting in a solo game like godfather , but something like this going in a competitive online game? this is utter pure garbage.
Its like EA is doing the chinese wow farmer job. "Dont wanna play 1000hours to unlock this weapon? * just buy it. 5$"



*You cant unlock it anyway without paying :lol . Just buy it. Thanks
Beer Monkey
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(03-20-2008, 10:07 PM)
Wait till there's an MMO where they just sell you gold for cash right inside the game.
The Faceless Master
(03-20-2008, 10:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by sk3tch

What was so bad about Crackdown?

the update
Zer0
Banned
(03-20-2008, 10:08 PM)
some of my friends are developers

they work on ubi,Ea,etc
part1

i dont know sony ( maybe its the same) but in meetings microsoft tell the developers that free content is plain stupid an devaluated the valour of the other type of "content" (aka the paid one) they dont like free content,not at all

part2

they cut content from the game on purpose,the first vegas was going to be released with a lot more maps,they were put appart to make an expansion ( they got problems with that and got forced to release two of these free) its a well know thing that a lot of developers are doing this,and the worse offenders are the one who sell u stuff thats its on THE FUCKING DISC already
f@luS
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(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Zer0

some of my friends are developers

they work on ubi,Ea,etc

i dont know sony ( maybe its the same) but in meetings microsoft tell the developers that free content is plain stupid an devaluated the valour of the other type of "content" (aka the paid one) they dont like free content,not at all

this is not dlc here , its only a freakin' unlock key.
Philthy
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(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Goreomedy

when college-aged gamers with disposable income and no sense of true value download it in scores

Is this in bizarro world?
macksplack
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(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Ranger X

Tip of the iceberg anyways.
I've been warning people for years about all that bullshit happening. There will be ALOT more thread like this one in the future. I'm sure most people don't have all the imagination certain business man do when it comes down to nickle and diming people.

I agree,

What i think is worse is the people buying this.
Djungelfrukt
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(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)
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"Out of Ammo - insert x MS point(s) to continue!"
FlyinJ
Douchebag. Yes, me.
(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)

Originally Posted by Zer0

some of my friends are developers

they work on ubi,Ea,etc

i dont know sony ( maybe its the same) but in meetings microsoft tell the developers that free content is plain stupid an devaluated the valour of the other type of "content" (aka the paid one) they dont like free content,not at all

What?
Robert R1
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(03-20-2008, 10:10 PM)
Here's hoping it bombs.

If you want CoD4/Halo3 like sales, you can't nickel and dime your customer base to death. The battlefield series is a great example on how EA likes to work.

You had BF2, booster packs, expansions and so on. You suck EA.
Beer Monkey
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(03-20-2008, 10:11 PM)
This is the same EA that is giving us a whole island in Burnout Paradise.
TaeOH
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(03-20-2008, 10:12 PM)
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This shit will increase as long as people pay.

I don't mind buying DLC, but it has to be worth it, most of the crap that is peddled is not worth it.

Gafers are pay out the nose for Nintendo VC content, that shit is way overpriced. So look at yourselves before you bitch too much about it.
Zer0
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(03-20-2008, 10:13 PM)

Originally Posted by beermonkey@tehbias

This is the same EA that is giving us a whole island in Burnout Paradise.

criterion is the reason.not EA


its the same EA who charge you for hiring hitmans and buy weapons on the godfather ( the same ones who are free on the ps2 version)
FlyinJ
Douchebag. Yes, me.
(03-20-2008, 10:14 PM)

Originally Posted by beermonkey@tehbias

This is the same EA that is giving us a whole island in Burnout Paradise.

However, they mentioned that "other things" were going to cost money.

I've always been suspicious of this. I'm willing to bet it's going to be "Hey, here's a whole island you can free drive around on!" Then when you pull up to an intersection to start an event, out slides the XB Marketplace blade.
What would be really bad is if they inserted achievements that could only be unlocked with the purchased weapons.
Ranger X
Kohler: 1, Ranger X: 0

PS: Itoi > Kojima by a good green country mile
(03-20-2008, 10:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by FlyinJ

What?

Yes, Microsoft discourages free content. Also, they suggest your prepare your DLC in advance so it can go in approval process at the same time as the game.
Zer0
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(03-20-2008, 10:16 PM)

Originally Posted by Djungelfrukt

"Out of Ammo - insert x MS point(s) to continue!"


i have better one.

go play godfather on 360,look at the map for a hitman,get out of the car,press A near the guy and a xbox marketplace appears ..250 ms points to hire this hitman.

sadly,its not a joke.

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