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Bernard: Premium App Store DLC is “raping” the consumer

Monday, 12th October 2009 18:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Outspoken developer Luc Bernard’s popped up again, this time saying paid DLC for games on the App Store can be likened to “rape”. Don’t go changing, Luc.

“We could have made the online portion of the game an in-app micro transaction but I think that would be raping the customer,” Bernard told PocketGamer, talking of his recent iPhone Mecho Wars title.

“I honestly don’t believe in paid-for DLC on the App Store. Most of the top games are 99 cents games so the average iPhone customer is obviously not willing to spend a lot of cash on games. To be honest, I would rather have a fresh new experience than loads of additional content.”

The paid DLC option was added in the latest iThing firmware release. More through there.

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  1. mortiferus

    Luc, you know you DON’T have to offer separate DLC. Just issue a new build and include the new content right ;)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. fan6

    Rape

    4. an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.

    source : A DICTIONARY

    For fun, go check the definition of plunder

    In the English language many words have more than one meaning, it’s something that they teach you in school

    #2 5 years ago