Downloadable Content in a Nutshell

by Steve Napierski to Images

Downloadable Content in a Nutshell
A humorous image that really puts downloadable content in perspective.

[Via Reddit]

Discussion (6)¬

  1. CamronJK
    CamronJK says:
    March 30, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    Y’know, that black and white map is pretty sexy… and I think Amzon has my pre-order for this one!

    • cybergeek
      cybergeek says:
      March 30, 2011 at 2:43 am #

      It’s the outline, innit?

  2. cgoodno
    cgoodno says:
    March 30, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    I do believe that there are a good number of companies that greatly mishandle DLC, but there are those who don’t. It’s sad that the sea of poor DLC implementations overshadow those that do it correctly.

    • BigLord
      BigLord says:
      March 30, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      Agreed. A good DLC, based on this metaphor, would be different colors for the chess table, and for the chess pieces. Maybe even different skins. All for a meager price.

      i.e. The differences should be only aesthetic. Gameplay differences that can be BOUGHT are a no-no

  3. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    March 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    Depends on the content. If it’s some stupid stuff like the Minecraft beta (I.E. terrible graphics for a huge price) then this works. Other times it can be the ultimate weapon pack- huge guns, exclusive characters, the occasional crossover- all cheap then it’s great.

  4. Shadow Phoenix
    Shadow Phoenix says:
    April 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    Gamestop’s preorder content would be the God-Emperor, which replaces the king, has the queen’s movement and can attack anything within a 4-square radius. Play for a month, sell the game back to Gamestop because there’s no challenge.