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  • How one developer sold a “no cheating” pledge for $35

    Gamasutra alerted me to this marvellous piece of DLC: a $35 “no-hint pledge” certificate. Yes, that’s right. One game developer, Zarfhome Software, is selling its game, Hadean Lands, for $12 and alongside it, it is selling a...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • What’s the difference between DLC and a virtual good?

    I think there is all the difference in the world between downloadable content and virtual goods, but it appears that many gamers don't agree. For anyone involved in the business of making games (less in the pleasure of...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Call of Duty download maps now sold 2 million

    The relentless march of AAA titles and their expansion packs continues with news from Activision that the World at War Map Pack 1 for Call of Duty 4 has sold 2 million downloads at $10 a pop....

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • DLC – a weapon against trade-ins, even if it’s free

    Doing some research over the weekend, I came across this argument from 2007: “There are publicly-expressed tensions between Epic and Microsoft over the handling of downloadable content for Gears Of War (Microsoft Games Studios wanted to charge...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Call of Duty downloadable content hits 1 million in its opening weekend

    Opening weekends are a staple of Hollywood reporting, and Activision is getting in on the act. The World at War Map for Call of Duty 4 had “more than one million downloads… during its first weekend of...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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