When you buy a car and opt to get the basic, no-frills stereo, the really rad sound system isn’t also included somewhere in the vehicle, just waiting for you to plunk down some money to activate it. If that were the case, the car-maker has to know that buyers are going to be tempted to figure out how to turn that better system on without forking over the cash. [More]
Developer "Disappointed" That People Would Rather Hack Game Than Pay $20 For Content Already On Disc
Most gamers seem to be OK with the concept of paying for downloadable content that isn’t included on the discs they bought. But they get angry when publishers hide the extra stuff on the disc and make customers pay to unlock it. By choosing the latter route, Capcom finds itself defending its inclusion of several currently unplayable characters on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of the fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken. [More]
Kurt says he bought the PC game Dead Rising 2 hoping to use his wireless Xbox 360 controller to slay the undead. Because the box indicated it supported the controller, he thought he was good to go. But it turns out the game is only compatible with the much less popular wired version of the controller. [More]
Update: Several commenters have pointed out that the size of the download seems to indicate that your $5 gets you new code, not just an unlock key. The original post is below.
What’s the appropriate response to complaints about your product? One Capcom executive seems to think that calling the complaints “BS” in the company forum is the answer.
Video game maker Capcom has partnered with Visa to offer a pre-paid debit card with so many fees that it will shrink your wallet from an E. Honda to a Dhalsim. The hurricane kick of fees, inside.