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I downloaded the BioShock 2 Sinclair Solutions Test Pack last night. I was surprised by how quickly the new content arrived on my Xbox, but I chalked it up to a supernaturally strong internet connection. I may have been wrong. Allegedly, this “DLC” may simply unlock content that was already on the disc, rather than actually downloading anything substantial to your harddrive. Fans of the return trip to Rapture are voicing their displeasure.BioShock 2’s new content, which costs 400 MS Points on 360, is a relatively small file size compared to most DLC. It’s a mere 108kb on the 360 and only 24kb on PC. Considering the new content adds new characters, trials, weapons, and raises the level cap you’d think it would be a bit larger.Is this a case of the developer charging for content that was already included on the disc, or was the DLC simply a big thing in a small package? 2K fans have taken to the developer's forums demanding answers.We’ve contacted 2K for comment. What’s your take on the situation?
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B.S. if true. This would be bad news for 2K indeed.
Wow. If this is true it is completely ridiculous. Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned.
It was probably already there.
awesome. developers should lock areas of a game and put a sign on it that says 5 dollars.
isnt this type of thing old news?
I don't really understand the issue here. Maybe someone can enlighten me. What is wrong with them putting the DLC already on the disk instead of making me download it to the harddrive? I get that it sucks they make you wait and pay for something on the disk to start with, but if they are gonna make me do it anyway, I would rather have the download be smaller and take less time.
Terrible stewardship from 2K if this turns out to be true. Validating the concerns raised by those who have criticized the role of DLC and content patches in gaming over the past few years will do a lot of damage to what represents an increasingly lucrative business model (and rightfully so). A lot of other publishers are going to have a lot of reason to be angry at 'the kid who peed in the pool.' Not to mention the customers...let's hope that this report jumps the gun and that nobody was really that stupid. Didn't they learn from R* the kind of trouble that extra goodies on the disc can get you into?
"I get that it sucks they make you wait and pay for something on the disk to start with, but if they are gonna make me do it anyway, I would rather have the download be smaller and take less time."
Why not just bend over? Easier access will get it over with sooner.
wow i have a hard time believing that 2K would do this...
Lots of game companies do this. Though I don't particularly agree with it, I don't think one company should take all the flack for it. It is common practice.
What does it matter if it was on the disk or it was downloaded? Extra content is extra content. It's not like the original game was lacking in any way.
That had to be on the disc, its smaller than mp3, which is lame.
B.S. If you buy the disc a person should be able to use everthing on the disc. It's sames as the so called free DLC VIP maps on Bad Company 2. The maps are already on the disc. To me I think this is a way for the game developers to get in on the used game sales. Basicly if you want the whole game you have to give them some cash too.
Just my 2 cents.
i co-sign Kornd0g, this plot by companies to get a slice of used game sales is unfair to us consumers.
How would feel if you bought a new car but weren't allowed to unlock or use the back seats until you paid the dealership an extra $1,000? That's basically what we're getting here.
Its how bfbc2 is....
Not a good day at all if 2K pulled something like this.
No way that is only 108kb! For shame 2K as I love many of your games and always buy new so that the money goes to developers, but I can start buying them used and you won't see a dime of profits from me (not to mention I will save money) if this is how you wanna be.