EA Does the Right Thing (Wow)


EA had wanted to charge for some “extra” content in Battlefield: Bad Company that was actually included on the disc. Unless you paid extra for the premium version of the game, you’d have to pay extra for some additional weapons (that were already included on disc – you just couldn’t use them).

Nobody liked that idea! Some people went so far as to propose a boycott of the game. (Though I’m of the mind that you can just vote with your spending dollars by just not buying the game.)

Now EA has changed their minds and said that gamers wouldn’t have to pay for the extra guns after all, players just have to level up to the highest level in the game.

Personally, I am getting tired of developers nickel and diming us all the time, so I’m glad to see EA change their mind and do the right thing. On the other hand, I wonder if EA had left things as they were, if it would have impacted sales any.

EA scraps Bad Company weapon DLC


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Paranoimia on April 10th, 2008

    I don’t own the game, but I’m glad they decided against it.

    Let’s face it, though – this practice has been going on with 360 DLC since launch – much of their so-called DLC is simply a small download of around 100kB which unlocks content already on the game disc.

  2. #2 by Mike on April 10th, 2008

    Not sure I’ll get this game since I’ve played more than enough shooters lately, but it is definitely a good thing they are doing this. EA actually seems like they’re trying to be less ridiculous lately… of course I don’t want to give them too much credit for backing down from idea that shouldn’t have been put forth to begin with.

    I’m starting to wonder if this constant cash grab is helping the Wii. The average consumer probably doesn’t understand how outdated it is, but they understand that it doesn’t break or cost too much, and once you buy a game, you own all of the content that goes along with it. This whole DLC trend that Microsoft has started is not good at all.

  3. #3 by jagermo on April 10th, 2008

    Well, EA can afford it. They just released the prices for Rock Band in Europe, we should pay like 249 Euro for the special edition kit. That’s like 379 Dollar. Just compare that to the price on Amazon.com.


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