What was the nature of the free DLC given to those who pre-ordered Borderlands 2 and LA Noire? Was it something worthwhile such as substantial new map packs or something derisory like a free weapon or skins?
LA Noire was an extra case to solve. Depended what shop you got it from but I think there was a choice of 4 (well, there were 4 extra cases anyway...Reefer Madness was the one I got free I think.)
Dunno about Borderlands 2 but Arkham City gave you the Catwoman segment of the game if you bought a new copy. Alan Wake did a similar thing.
I love these threads...so much moaning and daft things said. On another forum a guy was moaning about how he was FURIOUS that Mass Effect 3 had day 1 DLC with an important plot twist contained in it. When asked why he doesnt just not buy it or wait and get his revenge by buying it pre owned he said he had no choice but to buy it day 1 as he would read spoilers on the internet and ruin the story!
My take on it...doesn't anger me. Things like online passes are fine as I dont buy preowned (and while I trade in a lot so the pre-owned market is important I can also see it from the publishers point of view - you have given them no cash so why should they care if you get the whole game?(, so extra levels for buying new games are welcome too.
Not a huge online gamer so other than buying all the Gears of War 3 DLC (Pathological Horder was a title invented for me
) the price of map packs has never affected me and would sooner cut off my eyelids than ever pay for a costume pack so CAPCOM can list as many as they like.
If Joe Bloggs buying loads of Horse Armour and Time Saver Unlock packs are what is keeping me paying 40 quid on day 1 for a game then I am 100% in favour of DLC. Latest example Virtua Fighter 5 Final, cheap full game plus tonnes of costume packs for the rabid fans means I get the best 3D fighting game ever for a bargain fee!!