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Capcom may be regretting putting download content on the game disc for Street Fighter X Tekken.
The DLC was supposed to start rolling out this April, with the 12 additional fighters made available after the PlayStation Vita version launches this fall. Xbox 360 hackers, however, have already accessed the content and have begun playing locked fighters online. Videos are already surfacing on YouTube capturing the action (see below).
Capcom's SVP Christian Svensson acknowledged the problem and says they are working with Microsoft to track down and ban the hackers.
"Yes, we're seeing news of this. Quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable," he said. "In any event, we already have opened channels of communication with MS on these issues Friday night. If you can capture screens or video of this in action (as some have already) we're working on bans for boxes and accounts with MS for haxxors."
Capcom previously said Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars and Lei will all become downloadable for the console version of the game for $20.
I like how the original intent of DLC was to supplement games after their release so that developers could work around release date constraints. Over time it became an opportunity to decrease the quality of the original game and then sell it back to the consumer without them knowing what's going on. And now there's developers with the gall to sell you the disc that contains the entire game and make you pay to access what you already bought? What is this? What happened to games? I'm still rather pissed about Bioware trying to do the exact same thing with Mass Effect and completely screwing up the series by trying to imitate Gears of War. Story no longer matters, quality games no longer matter, unique experience no longer matter. It's all about the holy dollar now.
It's one thing to sell day 1 DLC. It's another to package it with the game and release it a month later for more cash.
It's your own damn fault, trying to fool us into paying all that money and milk us for more with content already on the disk. For shame!
This is absolutely not okay! The characters are done on time for the release of the game. They should be in the game. Do not allow Capcom or EA or anyone to do this! It is greedy and immoral. They are deliberately ripping you off! Do not support Capcom! Don't buy their game or DLC. Spread the word and stand by your beliefs and we can make a difference. Being indifferent will only enable them!
i've never been in favor of hackers.
until i read this article.
Capcom, serves you damn right for practically spitting in gamers' faces by saying, "hey consumers, buy 75% of SFxT for $60. now pay us an additional $20 and we'll give you the remaining 25% of the game."
i still won't advocate pirating entire games, but this brought a smile to my face.
good for them
DLC is a good idea in theory but the way companies are using it is abusive. How did Capcom not see this coming?
Up yours, Crapcom.
Anyone else find it funny and a bit disturbing that the vast majority of gamers who follow the industry realize that we're being ripped off and bamboozled with DLC? Why aren't companies like Capcom or EA or *coughBioWarecough* recognizing that their customers KNOW that the DLC is on disk? They get caught red-handed and complain that people are stealing their stuff. These guys shouldn't get banned, they should get medals for showing the rest of us just how far video game companies have fallen. I for one am glad that the big industries are losing the hackers arms race. It may be detrimental to the industry as a whole but people deserve to get the whole product they buy. DLC is supposed to supplement and augment the playing experience, not complete it. And if the companies are going to react this way when people find what's on the disk DON'T PUT IT ON THE DISK. Seems simple enough to me.
Most of the time hackers are scum but I would rather kick the bloody teeth in to the devs as well as publishers for even thinking of doing this. How about actually making new content like back in the old days when an expansion or two would actually put new content in instead of unlocking hidden content.
Thats what they deserve.DLC should be new added content, not the rest of the game. We already paid for what we thought was a full game to start with.
So, by "fix the problem," they mean make the content on the disc available to everybody like it should be? I think they got what they deserved by charging extra for something that could have easily been integrated into the full game at launch
i hate hackers but in this one particular instance im ok with it
I was going to leave a comment but I think my thoughts are summed up well by the comments of the community. Suck it Capcom. The direction in which devs are going is disappointing.
Capcom has kind of been sucking it up anyway, your banning people for making people pay $20 for something that is already there? I don't agree with the hackers doing what they are doing but still... at some point you just have to say we are stupid and move on.