On-disc DLC: “It’s a win-win.”
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Gears of War 3 executive producer Rod Fergusson claimed that it is fair to charge extra for content already included on the disc, because “the disc is another delivery mechanism.”
He does attempt to justify it further in the interview, so it’s worth a read. Instead of drawling on in a long-winded article about why it’s still idiotic, however, I decided to create a list of situations analogous to this claim:
- You buy a new car from the dealer, but have to pay extra for a key to open the glove compartment.
- You purchase a new lawn mower, but are charged an additional fee one month later for the key to unlock the grass bag.
- After spending your hard earned dime on a fancy new computer, you are required to pay an extra wad of cash to unlock already-installed software.
- A dessert shop hands you an ice cream cone with a steel plate encasing the sweet dairy deliciousness. They tell you there’s a steel-removal fee. After all, the ice cream cone is just another delivery mechanism. It’s a win-win.
- While enjoying a tasty bottled beverage, you find that one-third of the drink is blocked by a plastic barricade. Underneath it you can make out these words: “Coming November 1st.”
What other ones can you come up with? Leave a comment down below, and we’ll read it on the air on the next episode of WarpZone.