Thursday, November 27th, 2008
27
NOV
The Lost and Damned to sell for $19.99

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 02:11 PM MDT | By Neil
When it was revealed that the GTA IV downloadable content was the result of a multi-million dollar deal between Rockstar and Microsoft, everyone feared that the end product would be very costly. Now that the name - The Lost and Damned - has been announced, the question on everyone's lips returns to the issue of pricing.

Thankfully, Gamestop have come to the rescue and revealed that they will be selling a voucher enabling the content download for US$19.99. To sweeten the deal, you also get a free double sided poster when you purchase from the store.

The price indicates that the content will sell for 1600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live and remember - it won't be available in disc form at all, you will need an Xbox Live account (Gold or Silver) in order to get your hands on it.
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LoneStarGamer
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 42
Holy hell! That is a hefty price for some down loadable content! But I am sold no matter what because of the fact that it's GTA IV with a new story line and character, oh and of course the added features, such as extra vehicles, guns and etc... I only hope that the DLC offers new game play mechanics, such as parachutes and things that were present in the last installment of GTA.


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11-27-2008 06:24 PM
chrisandy
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
And chances are, everyone will buy it, it'll make a killing, and nothing will change.

$20 for what? 6-10 hours of content, tops? Come on.
11-27-2008 07:16 PM
Nite
Addicted PC Gamer

Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 4,893
I'm hoping this content will be available in the PC Version of GTA4 as a patch later

Either that or a modding team will figure out some way to get the content from the xbox 360 version to the PC version. I bet it would happen.

[ post edited 11-27-2008 07:49 PM by Nite ]
11-27-2008 07:47 PM
Ash_735


Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,201
I expected it to be around that much, this is a whole new storyline, it's pretty much a "Stories" game and they charged for them.

chrisandy: If you hate the game, the DLC and Rockstar soo much why do you continue to come back to this website and post?
11-27-2008 07:52 PM
WheresMalik
Please and Hate Yourself

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 101
I love GTA IV, think the DLC is pretty cool, and think Rockstar is a good company. I still think the price is expensive. I was expecting it to be around 10 dollars or so.

But, you gotta make a killing these days.
11-27-2008 08:42 PM
chrisandy
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
"chrisandy: If you hate the game, the DLC and Rockstar soo much why do you continue to come back to this website and post?"

I don't hate the game, I certainly don't hate R*, and I am partially looking forward to the DLC.

But because I don't like what they're starting to do, that disallows me from posting? No difference between sharing critical thoughts and encouraging thoughts, really.
11-27-2008 11:18 PM
Ash_735


Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,201
@chrisandy: Ahh right, just every post I've seen by you you're always soo negative towards the game and the company, was beginning to think you were a troll or something.

As for the pricing, I still can't believe people are complaining, Microsoft paid a lot of money for this so they want it back of course, and besides, I think it is worth it, chrisandy for example said "6-10 hours content tops?", well for 1600 points that's worth it, considering Map Packs for certain other games are around 800-1200 and what do they add? A couple of small maps for Multiplayer and that's it, at least with this you're getting a new storyline, cars, weapons, music, etc along with Multiplayer Modes.
11-28-2008 09:59 AM
claud3
Banned

Registered: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,325
$19.99 that is a good price for the game
11-28-2008 02:31 PM
chrisandy
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
"As for the pricing, I still can't believe people are complaining, Microsoft paid a lot of money for this so they want it back of course, and besides, I think it is worth it, chrisandy for example said "6-10 hours content tops?", well for 1600 points that's worth it, considering Map Packs for certain other games are around 800-1200 and what do they add? A couple of small maps for Multiplayer and that's it, at least with this you're getting a new storyline, cars, weapons, music, etc along with Multiplayer Modes."

You can't exactly say "well other people rip you off, so that still makes it fair". Additionally, I don't feel like the addition of new characters and missions really warrants it.

"More" cars and weapons... it sounds to me like items that should have been included in the original package. I don't see why R* chose to give the player only two types of weapon per each slot, and the most rudimentary weapons too. Cars never felt that different to drive, actually, and the weird driving system/physics engine still will apply. Music isn't a big deal to me.

Most of this content seems like stuff that they should have included in the real game, but took out because they knew they could profit off re-packaging and selling it. And most people will, unfortunately, eat it up, making them realize they can keep profiting off skimping on content.

And can you clarify what a "troll" means, exactly? Everyone uses it in a different context.
11-29-2008 01:36 PM
italian_stalion
Registered User

Registered: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
im not even sure what this download is all about..is there anywhere i can get more info or can someone fill me in..more guns more missions thats all i know but no details..or are they not out yet
11-29-2008 06:15 PM
Jamaican_X
Registered User

Registered: Apr 2008
Posts: 0
Testing 1 3....Naw test 2 what about u
12-02-2008 07:34 PM
 

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