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Shack Reels: Stuff That Sucks: Star Wars Battlefront Editions

While it appears Star Wars Battlefront doesn't suck at the moment, its multiple editions do, in fact, suck.


The price of video games is getting out of hand these days. With EA announced its Season Pass details for Star Wars Battlefront, Greg felt the need to get in front of a camera to discuss just how outrageous its pricing is.

In the latest episode of Stuff That Sucks, Greg takes a look at all of the content EA is offering in its multiple editions of Star Wars Battlefront and discusses why we should not be paying for this stuff.

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    October 22, 2015 2:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack Reels: Stuff That Sucks: Star Wars Battlefront Editions

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      October 22, 2015 2:36 PM

      That certainly does seem to suck.

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      October 22, 2015 2:50 PM


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      October 22, 2015 2:57 PM

      Pre-ordered it.


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      October 22, 2015 3:16 PM

      I haven't played the game and don't really follow it, but if you want the game and all the expansions, why does it suck to have to pay for those things? Haven't we always paid for expansions? And haven't there always been "ultimate editions" of things?

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        October 22, 2015 3:20 PM


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          October 22, 2015 3:40 PM

          I have a feeling birdcool didn't.

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          October 22, 2015 3:41 PM

          Most of everything that you get as a bonus is obtainable through gameplay. I would say that the emotes are the only bonus that those customers get, which I'm cool with. If you have the choice available to you have content unlocked instantly, but gain no true and exclusive advantage in game; I'm fine with it.

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        October 22, 2015 3:31 PM

        The thing is that typical DLC is just a handful of content. I would expect (but cannot guarantee of course) that these expansion packs are going to contain quite a bit of content (judging by the Battlefield expansions). So I imagine one expansion is going to be somewhere around $30 a piece. So a $70 discount is not too bad.

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          October 22, 2015 6:08 PM

          I don't know where you got $30 a piece from. It's going to be similar to BF, they said four DLCs with 2 weeks early access for season pass users. I'd be surprised if there was more to them than a few maps and maybe a new vehicle and weapon or two.

          By comparison BF4 Premium is $50 but the single DLCs were $15 each.

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            October 22, 2015 6:10 PM

            Hmm, well I only bought the $69 one. We'll see how the expansions go though. They have plenty of content they could add.

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      October 22, 2015 4:31 PM

      Greg is saying what needs to be said. Pre-orders are ludicrous. Season passes are dumb.

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      October 22, 2015 5:44 PM

      LOL at the Zoolander reference :)

      Dude I totally agree, this video was golden. I admit I am guilty of pre ordering I used to do it like all the time, but not any more and nothing more than base if at all unless I can get it on sale GMG etc.

      The only exception is if it is a little company dev that I want to show support, but that is usually just the game to pre order.

      It blows my mind that the season pass is $10 less than the full game and $50!? seriously? Man that must be one hell of a group of DLCs for that price. Is it really going to be double the content of Borderlands 2? cause at the price it should be close to that.

      The none standard versions seems crazy to get, they seem like cash cows/ ripping of the customer. I guess the only positive thing is nothing is exclusive to unbalance the game but that make it pointless to get in my opinion.

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      October 22, 2015 5:46 PM

      Yeah, on pretty much every level too.

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      October 22, 2015 5:58 PM

      Wow I didn't even know about the game not being cheaper than buying separate

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      October 22, 2015 6:21 PM

      Activision pioneered the $50 season pass for Call of Duty map packs.

      EA followed suit for Battlefield 3 & 4's "Premium" and is now carrying that over to Battlefront.

      So it's nothing new for shooters, and they said this will have 4 DLC expansions, which is more in line with CoD's standard 4 map packs than BF4's 5.

      It's real shitty that they're still forcing paid maps on people and splitting the userbases when they damn well know better.. Microsoft is finally wising up and giving all the DLC maps free to Halo 5 players. That really needs to become a trend. Charge for optional customization instead.

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        October 22, 2015 6:27 PM

        Yep, Arma does this as well for any DLC. Everyone can see it in game but only those who have bought it can use it. If a non DLC player tries to pick up a DLC weapon or enter a DLC gun, the game will prevent them from using it and tell them to buy the DLC.

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        October 23, 2015 6:13 AM

        I disagree with this revisionist history. BF 1942 had Road to Rome and Secret Weapons of WW2.

        6 maps and 8 vehicles added in Road to Rome.

        8 maps, 8 weapons, 16ish vehicles Secret Weapons of WW2.

        Both were $30 expansions to a full priced base game, ($50?) Inflation adjusted that is around $39.

        So even if you get into the map pack v. expansion debate, the pricing here is pretty much in line with the season passes. The reality is that BF4 Premium has added around 20 maps, 20+ Weapons, 4-8 vehicles depending on how you count. So while perhaps a little depressing in terms of vehicles, DICE delivers at least the same amount of expansion content as they have since 2003.

        No need to talk about COD.

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      October 23, 2015 4:53 AM

      Its kind of silly that EA expects people to pay 1/3 of the price of a console to get the full experience in StarWars battlefront. I can see paying a bit more later on for the expansions but no another $50 or $60.

      What really bothers me right now is the rumors that these expansions will actually have fewer maps than the Battlefield expansion packs did.

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