Originally Posted by NickDoh
Can I just whine about another random video game thing we accept as normal? (on both consoles and PC)...
The DLC. Awesome concept and sometimes worth the price. But it's gotten excessive. And games are made, then features taken out deliberately just to be released as a DLC a month later. Having scheduled DLC's when your game isn't even released yet is just shady. They used to make a game and finish it before they released it. Then you'd get free patches and maybe down the road a full expansion! Now a game like Borderlands 2 they're already developing the DLC's while making the game. If you've got it done just make it part of the game!
DLC today is awful. You are dead on about developers taking features out of their completed games just so they can milk a few more bucks by 'releasing' them later as DLC. Back when developers/producers weren't just in it for the money, if they offered any after market content they charged for, it was a full on expansion and more often than not was as big enough to be damn near an entire second game.
I believe this horrible DLC trend started with Bethesda's "Horse Armor"...Thousands of retards were spending $5 dollars for something that took 3 minutes to make and that you could get for free in a mod and the seed was planted...Bethesda has stated that people to this day still buy the horse armor DLC. Big game companies are going to kill this industry with their cut throat money first policies, and retarded fans who don't know any better will just continue to lap it up.
Anyways, thank god for Kickstarter.