If you follow me on Twitter, you're probably aware that I can't stand Activision's Skylanders games or Disney's upcoming Disney Infinity. Both games require you to buy a bunch of figurines to unlock stuff in the game you already paid full price for. This is an extension of that "on-disc DLC" stuff that many have been chastising Capcom about and let me tell you, that practice really frosts my cookies (the DLC stuff, not the chastising).
Which got me thinking: video game developers and publishers do a lot of things that get us gamers' undies in a knot. In addition to on-disc DLC there is the dreaded always-on DRM that forces players to connect to the internet, even if they just want to play a single-player game. Online Pass schemes (buyers of used games have to pay an extra $10 to play the game online) are something else that makes gamer blood boil. And really, who likes region locking preventing them from enjoying games from other territories?
So what do you find most vexing? Vote in the poll and let us know! Is your particular poison not in the list? Do you hate all paid DLC with equal passion? Hit up the comments section of this very article and share your pain. Alternatively, send us an email at SuperPACPodcast@gmail.com and regale us with your thoughts on the matter.
As always, we'll discuss the results of the poll (which, as I write this, already has 300 votes) on next week's podcast. It should be a blast!
The complain-y ones usually are!
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen