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Would You Pay Over $100 For DLC You Can't Use Yet?

So, what's your take on owning downloadable content for a game that doesn't come out for 7 months?

Yeah, I'll bet you think it's silly. But not everyone does: Naughty Dog distributed a limited number of DLC codes for an exclusive character skin in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception at PAX East 2011, and someone figured it'd be a hot item on eBay. Well, it is- here's the listing; for "only" $80, you can nab this exclusive skin and...well, brag that you have it until November 1, when you'll actually be able to use it. And by the way, this is hardly the first listing for that DLC. Someone else auctioned it off for $110, which might seem absurd on the surface, but we're certain these buyers have their reasons.

...any guesses as to what those reasons might be?

Related Game(s): Uncharted 3

Tags: uncharted 3, drakes deception, uncharted 3 dlc

4/30/2011 9:41:09 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (38 posts)

Ole_Gunner
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:01:56 AM
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Too desperate!
That being said I dont blame someone for doing this entirely. I mean Uncharted is only the greatest franchise this gen. But woah...110 bucks is pushing it..

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TheAgingHipster
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:11:36 AM
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It's all about bragging rights, the same thing that drives most multiplayer competitive attitudes.

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AshT
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:14:13 AM
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Holy sh**

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tramp
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:16:54 AM
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Big Uncharted fan, but i dont know if i'd even pay that for that sweet dagger they were giving out with U2! im just hoping PSN is back in time for U3 ha

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:18:18 AM
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I would certainly not pay more than whatever the DLC costs on the PSN store. And even then, for a "character skin" I wouldn't buy it. These people need to take a long hard look at their lives that are paying that much for it. Madness!

I would however gladly sell it at these ridiculously inflated prices on the black market known as "eBay". Dammit I wish I went to PAX East

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Dreno
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:31:30 AM
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Whoa, that's pretty desperate. In a die hard fan kind of way.

But why pay 100 smack-a-roos, for 1 limited dlc that's you can't use for 7 months, when you could apply that 100 bucks to the actual game that the dlc is for plus maybe a few not limited dlc's for the game

I'm gonna have to play the uncharted series. I've been looking for the 1st one, but I've only seen the 2nd 1 at wal*mart. I think it was a goty edition... maybe not goty but it was some special edition with bonus content for like 20 or 30 bucks.

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:43:08 AM

Yes you do need to play. And ironically, you should pick up the Uncharted 2 GotY edition that has all the previous DLC (including character skins). Over a $35 value!

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Radiohead
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:32:45 AM
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They should try to sell it to the pawn stars guys.

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Danny007
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:35:09 AM
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If Naughty Dog gave me a code, I would keep it in a safe place for 7 months and cherish it forever. It would be an honor if I got one.

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tes37
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:40:25 AM
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If I had more money than sense, ( some may argue $5 being the qualifier in this case ), I would probably buy anything I wanted regardless of the cost. But, I'm not rich and I find the price to be a little ridiculous.

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Darwin1967
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:40:49 AM
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The rub? It will probably be a free download.... As for what I think....I think this is a perfect example of; I've got money and instead of doing something good with it, I'm gonna waste it.

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dkmrules
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:45:26 AM
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$80 bucks?!?!? Heck you could possibly buy the special edition of uncharted 3 for that much.

Ridiculous

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 11:14:51 AM
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Die hard fans that cry to get their hands on it.

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Beamboom
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 11:56:07 AM
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I'll do a World on this one: No.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:00:32 PM
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That's not that big of a deal, if you consider how many gamers there are out there you know there have got to plenty for whom money is not an issue.

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Alienange
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:05:11 PM
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When it comes to online mp, people like to be unique. Some folks will pay anything to stand out in a crowd.

Using eBay to take advantage of these clowns is not really new.

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rogers71
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:14:56 PM
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Just goes to show that multiplayer freaks have no brains to think for themselves. IDIOTS!!!!

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Temjin001
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:27:07 PM
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I got my Infamous 2 DLC code ready from buying that fancy death star-like razor blade that's made out of adamantium and has super powers. Like Cole.

=p

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:27:18 PM
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No way. Especially when this piece of DLC is likely to hit PSN at some point anyway.

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VampDeLeon
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 1:43:52 PM
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Um.. I'm already trying to save over a 100 dollars just on upcoming titles alone (Assassin's Creed, UC3, Ico/SoC Collection, etc.) No point spending money on DLC with no game to use it on. ;p

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Pandacastro
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 4:32:04 PM
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I saw something similar in play for japan. MM was selling the crown dlc for lbp and the bid went up to over 500 dollars.

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gray_eagle
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 4:55:51 PM
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$110 and 7 months later, the code does'nt work

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Ludicrous_Liam
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 5:08:06 PM
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"Would You Pay Over $100 For DLC You Can't Use Yet?"

No. But I wouldn't sell the skin if I had it, even for $100 (or is that just as bad? :D).

Anyone else in the Uncharted 3 beta? If there's coop, I need a extra person with my and my buddy to play with. Keep in mind we play crushing, are very tactical and...like to kill each other. With granades. Alot.

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Jawknee
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 5:48:22 PM

Ha, I'd sell it for $50 if some sucker was willing to pay me that much for it.

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Lawless SXE
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 6:42:16 PM
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No way in hell would I buy it. I mean, it's only a character skin, how could anyone be so desperate for that? It's just plain insanity when you consider how much else there is to spend that sort of money on. I mean, hel, I picked up four games last weekend for $115, and I'm damn sure that they'll last me longer than some DLC.

That being said, I'd damn sure be willing to sell it for that much. Every little bit counts, and an extra hundred is nothing to sneeze at. I need to limit my purchases now, as I have a ridiculously large expenditure coming up.
Peace.

P.S. I don't think that I'd spend $100 on ANY DLC. It's just silly.

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WarmageddoN
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 6:50:41 PM
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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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kraygen
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 6:55:58 PM
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Another example of rich kids who have to have everything. No way I'd pay that, I'd sell it for that though if I had one.

A skin is no big deal to me, especially when I could sell it and buy 4-6 actual games with the money.

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GuardianMode
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 7:36:36 PM
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I would pay 100USD to spend a hour with Nolan North at a sports bar talking all things NaughtyDog. Not on this DLC.

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rogers71
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 7:40:25 PM
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Holy Crap. Ben and Company, you guys have got to take that freakin' stupid a** scrollbar away. The toggle scrolling was working for me yesterday but now all it does is take the scroll bar away and show me the first five comments and no 'leave a comment' box.

I am sure you guys had great intentions but this is a serious EPIC FAIL. Please go back to the drawing board.

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sonic1899
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 9:26:52 AM

The PS3 browser doesn't use it at least :)

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Kall555
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 8:21:15 PM
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I will buy Uncharted 3 but i won't have a bar of this DLC, especially at that price.

Capcoms wallet milking of extra costumes for Street Fighter put me off DLC for life personally.

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sirbob6
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 9:19:13 PM
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Watch how a week after release the skin becomes available to everyone for free.

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BikerSaint
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 10:18:02 PM
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As most of you already know, I'm a hard-core gaming collector who spends a yearly average of $3,000 on all things gaming, current & retro.

With that said, I'll still say "NO" to this even if it were only $5.

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___________
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 3:19:29 AM
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f*ck yea, of course!
whoevers not willing to spend 100 bucks on a DLC skin not useable for another 7 months is simply not a fan of the game!
;)

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Geobaldi
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 4:49:41 AM
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This has been a common practice for years. I've done my share of selling these types of things to Ebay buyers and been pretty successful for that matter. Made a ton of money off of World of Warcraft pets/items until Blizzard decided to include the items inside the product key for the games. Now if you give somebody the item, you are essentially giving them the game as well. Though I can still get around that lol. There will always be a market for this type of thing I think. There will always be people who just have to have every single thing for their favorite game, if nothing else just to brag that they have what you don't have. Even if the things are pretty much worthless. Though I have never seen the point of buying character skins. So what if I'm running around looking like the other 10+ people or whatever. Just makes it harder to find me :)

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sha4dowknight05
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 10:44:59 AM
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Code is useless until PS STORE is back online.

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bridgera
Sunday, May 01, 2011 @ 2:24:37 PM
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let's see.... pay $100 now, or pay $5 a year from now.

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hadouken
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 8:34:05 PM
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Very smart. Somebody will pay that.

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