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Old 01-27-2009   #61
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Originally Posted by the_sextein View Post
Ash, I understand that Sony was offered a deal and they turned it down but let me ask you this. In your honest opinion do you believe that Sony or Microsoft should have to pay a game developer to do it's job?
GTA IV was Rockstars job, they did that, DLC is NO video game companies main job, see Gears of War, Tomb Raider, etc, most games on the market with DLC is just leftover crap they couldn't fit on the game or didn't have time to finish. Take Gears of War for example again, the Flashback Map Pack, now that was free for a while but it's now 400 MS Points, what is it? Just 5 Maps from Gears of War 1 ported to gears of War 2 with a few visual updates. Few game companies actually do stuff for DLC, BioShock challenge rooms on the PS3, even then it was after kicking the dirt for a long while and moaning if it would be worth it or not.

Look, your long rants are just because you're a PS3 owner and don't have a 360, OH NO a company wants to make money. LCS and VCS are Sony exclusive titles, did you moan about that? This is the same, except Microsoft are the ones who paid up. Main point is, Rockstar said they wanted to do something big with DLC and not just a few extras, this required time and more work, they were also taking a gamble, this is the first time they've attempted a large DLC project, so they wanted the companies to support them. Sony refused, Microsoft stepped in and then offered $50 Mil, which was more than enough. With this they've split it up and are now funding the two DLC projects with Microsofts money. The money earnt from GTA IV is being used by the rest of Take 2 for every other thing.

So relax, chill out, have a cup of coffee and stop stressing over this, Rockstar arn't some holy company who love fans, no company is, companies love money. For now TLAD and Episode 2 are 360 exclusives. If you REALLY want to play them, put your fanboyism aside and invest in a 360 if you're that desperate to play them.
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