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Why are so many people talking about call of duty on a skyrim page...... Why even bring up such a bad game, while your looking at one of the greatest games that's coming out this year, i just don't understand....

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Where anywhere in this article does it say that the content for said DLC is already finished? The Bethesda rep. only said that the first DLC pack will be out this holiday season for (as of now) Xbox 360 only. Stop playing these "conspiracy theory" games that developers already have every single DLC content already made BEFORE the release and just decide to break them up into pieces over a 2-3 year span. Developers in the industry have very strict schedules when it comes to the release date. Publishers are not very keen on moving back release dates for the sake of content that the developers want to put in. Developers need to have a legitimate excuse for pushing a project deadline back (i.e., the game is still very buggy or is having developmental problems). And this doesn't come as a free-pass either. Developers will most likely have repercussions for doing so. DLC therefore exists to A.) allow the developers to develop more content that they otherwise could not fit in to the original project deadline B.) keeps members of the development team busy (rather than sit and wait for the scriptwriters and artists to come up with an idea for a new game, C.) allows the lifespan of the game to be prolonged, rather than last 2 months and have a majority of consumers play through everything and then sell it to a used-dealer. So quit the conspiracy theories and try to study and understand the industry instead.

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This poll is somewhat misleading considering its talking about ALL console owners. I would want to see specific numbers for each game itself, i.e., how many Mass Effect 2 owners bough DLC; of course the numbers across all console owners will be small, not every console owner owns EVERY single game that has DLC. And the fact that the poll begins with 13 year-olds is also misleadning, 13-16 year olds wouldn't have a job to give them money to go out and by points cards for their online purchases, much less own a credit card.

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They did this last time with the original game. Let's just hope that this polishing actually polishes it. I desperately would like a decent open-world fantasy RPG to hold my time over before the next Elder Scrolls game. Unfortunately the original had so much potential yet fell flat, most likely due to it being from a small no-name developer AND publisher (at least here in the NA market). Call me an optimist, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.

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@metalkid9: Very well stated. I'm surprised his sales/marketing guys allowed him to say this, considering that Activision can lose credibility by an executive blatantly mudslinging the competition. Sounds an awful lot like most of today's politicians. Then again his excuse would be that all of these quotes from the article were directed at "the shareholders," which in my view are one of the least important stakeholders to worry about.

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As much as I don't like some of Activision's business practices, I cannot call them out on this. Although I would not be surprised if all the big publishers and console developers will join this at some point, at least the U.S. arm of their businesses.

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I had a feeling it would not last long, but this was a little too short. It's a shame to see 5 years of development get ruined by financial difficulties like that

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My speculation is that Activision will want Bungie to make a shooter based in the Starcraft universe. It allows a sci-fi competitor for Halo that Activision wants, and builds off of an existent franchise so that they can beat it to death. Also something Activision wants.

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@director1234: Exactly. Bioware is one of the few companies that actually realize that a majority of people DON'T have high-end pcs with the latest and greatest graphics cards and processing power. To make an MMO compete with WoW, developers have to get the most people possible to play it. They're not going to do that by only appeasing to the players with beefed-up PCs.

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Interplay has been in a financial coma and is not going to recover from it, sorry Interplay, but I think this game is only going to shut down before the beta even releases