I’ll just throw it out there – the Resident Evil 6 pre-order bonuses look and smell like money grubbing DLC to me. Sure, it’s a multiplayer mode map that not many people will actually give enough of a shit to try more than once or twice. It’s just the whole principle of the matter to split up the 3 maps among various retailers. Wouldn’t this segregate the community? Unless… you pre-order 3 copies to get all the different maps, or they get packaged and resold at a later date. Wtf bro. I’ll give it to them, they have some mountain-sized cajones to drop that little gem into the market on the ass-end of the recent backlash that was their on-disc DLC fiasco with that Street Fighter 73 Turbo X Tek XX Marvel… or whatever the hell it is. Their responses to the whole matter was probably some of the saddest and most pathetic things I’ve read (besides my facebook wall) in a long time. I’d post some links to certain references but you can quite literally find hundreds of pages about the fiasco by Googling ‘capcom dlc controversy’.
What exactly is Blood Bowl you ask? Well to start, it’s a PC game that is licensed by Games Workshop, developed by Cyanide Studios and published by Focus Interactive. I’ll explain the actual game as best as I can by simply stating what I always tell my friends when they hear me talking about it. Blood Bowl is a combination of Mutant League Football, Rugby, and insert random grid-based tactical RPG here. Each team has 11 players that you navigate around on the pitch(field) and you basically play a game of football-like chess that involves a lot of calculated risks and some luck. It’s definitely a niche game and many find it very difficult if they haven’t previously played the table top version or other online versions of it such as FUMBBL.
All joking aside, there has been a recent phenomenon on this website called Kickstarter. Essentially the site allows people to donate to causes that they deem worthy and if the project reaches its goal, then the people donating get charged. Obviously if the funding isn’t generated, then all the money is refunded. It is a rather cool idea and it has started to impact gaming, in what I think is a rather big way.
I did not actually purchase Mass Effect 3, nor have I played it. I didn’t do either because I’m not that much of a hypocrite or moron. But to be honest, this is in large part due to the fact that I am poor and also that I very much so hate EA, which I can talk about in a future article. So this entire article should be seen from an outsider-looking-in perspective.