TBH thats ridiculous (what acti are doing)
A DLC pack per month at $15 a go? thats truly disgusting
Anyone who does that is an idiot through and through no offence to present company but thats disgusting.
People say paying for xbox live is bad enough, but with that at least i can see where the cash is going, its bringing me services like sky, its bringing me exclusives and dlc a head of others, its bringing a solid secure service one which is policed too.
But acti are expecting people to pay $50 a year for this elite rubbish just so they get the privilege of some gimmicky videos which would otherwise be on youtube, some stats and other tack, horrid.
See i'm all for packs which combine everything up and give you a discount, for example im strongly considering gears 3's "season pass", that gives me 5 unique weapon skins and 33% off each of the 4 first (out of probably 5 total) dlc plus access to them a head of time, i think it comes with another bit or two as well, that goes for £10-14, which is quite reasonable considering the map packs will go for about 800-1200-1600 per pack depending whats in them. This is on top of a game which is heavily stacked up already. MW3 on the other hand - same multi, same story (which will probably be 6hrs again why break the habbit of a lifetime), same specop nonsense.
Pretty much EVERY other FPS from a dev who cares about the community has most of what COD Elite does for free. BF/gears/halo/tf2/css/etc, all free, from some providing heat maps to indepth stat tracking to all sorts, ALL FREE.
The only other company to come close to this shenanigans is THQ with saints row 3 with 40 weeks of dlc or something but they havent announced if its free or what so ill hold judgement.
Everyone should watch this, especially people considering MW3 http://www.gametrailers.com/video/dlc-the-mega64/719525
Laugh it then realise you are laughing at yourselves because you buying into it is just saying its ok for them to keep doing it because tons of people will.
On a further note if they adding "New maps" every month for DLC then its not only going to rip the community between the have and have nots it raises the question just when was this stuff developed and shouldnt it have been with the game to start, because tricks like this reaks cut content to intentionally flog as dlc
Edited by FireFalcon (Thu 15-Sep-11 08:02:21)