Skyrim Dawnguard DLC debacle and PS3 exodus unwarranted
The ongoing saga concerning the lack of downloadable content for the PS3 version of Skyrim, has given some reason to believe those owning a Sony console may transfer their gaming over to the Xbox just because of this issue revolving around one title. We understand that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a popular game, but we cannot see that this is enough to warrant an exodus, just to play Dawnguard DLC as well as the other two.
Many gamers would say this is ridiculous, and they would rather direct their issues with Bethesda, and refrain from buying anything that has their name involved. Talking about whether PS3 owners have given this idea much thought, Product Reviews questions whether a PlayStation 3 revolution would be the next logical step for those waiting for the content that has been made available to the Xbox 360. Although we have empathy for PS3 Skyrim fans, we find it hard to believe many would consider trading in their console for an Xbox, just because of DLC issues with one game.
We are not saying that the frustration hasn’t caused this become apparent in some cases, as we have heard reports of those who have trading in their console for a Microsoft model, and this is just so they can play Dawnguard and Dragonborn. When you think of the extra cost of getting a drastically reduced price for your existing console to then buy another along with the game, this sounds like a spur of the moment reflex that some gamers can afford to do just to play the DLC they have been desperately been waiting for.
Recently we have heard that some content is coming to the PS3, but are still in the dark whether it will be one of the three packages, although many loyal Sony console owners would be quite smug about an exclusive DLC, in regards to those who have jumped ship. Although we have hopes that it will be the first one of the three, there are no expectations that Bethesda will offer anything else as way of an apology, although we would like to see a drastic discount if all the DLC does appear.
At the beginning of the week, we wrote the lack of PS3 DLC update put into perspective, and we acknowledge Sony gamers will feel hard done by, but there are many that have lost any enthusiasm for this altogether, with some suggesting when it comes it comes, that’s if it ever arrives. The wait has become a drain for many and regular communication on how they are getting along would be a polite way for Bethesda to let gamers in on their progress reassuring us there is hope. Do you find that those turning to the Xbox 360 are just giving Bethesda more money by buying their game twice? Maybe you feel it is silly to assume gamers would get an Xbox because of the lack of support for one title.
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I owned both systems.....but whenever I played a game I always went with my Xbox. Live is so much better than Sony's online b.s. I only used my ps3 for blue rays. So I sold the ps3 and bought a home theater system with blue ray player.
I have both consoles and never use my xbox. It's a piece of junk that collects dust and has nothing worth playing unless you're obsessed with halo. PS3 is much better!
It's just stupidity to go and buy a new console just 4 1 dlc and I feel hearthfire is more of a update than a dlc and that it's just bethesda's way 2 get more money and any other dlc should be exclusive or if it's 1 of the other 3 a package only costing 20-30 dollars
Another discussion suggesting the possibility of switching from PS3 to XBox? Why would anybody want to do that? If I'd ever consider to switch to another platform, then I'd rather choose for the PC version. Judging the YouTube footage I've come across so far, it seems as if the PC qualitywise is a step forward (instead of taking a step back to the XBox). And next to that: I already have a PC, so I don't need to purchase another console just to be able to play Skyrim DLC after all.
i didnt read all that same boring stuff why dont you tell us all that something good is coming couse i just dont see it and iam sure it dont take this dang long to fix the problem only thing that ther doing is stalling or just ant giving it to us
You couldn't give me an Xbox. Or maybe you could, I'd just sell it or trade it in for in-store credit. 8)
If they just said its never coming out for ps3 I'd get over it. But to keep fans of the game in limbo is just bad business and will more than likely cost Bethesda customers in the future. Anyone that's saying they're going to trade in their ps3 for an Xbox is retarded. Go do it dumb a**. They'll be the same ones crying though when the last of aid comes out and never makes an appearance on the Xbox. Maybe they'll threaten naughty dog to trade in their Xbox for a ps3 if they don't multi platform the game..... Idiots.....
I love how the people that say this kind of thing is unwarranted are the people that have played it on another system already. "Oh, we finished that months ago, its no big deal now, quit whining"
i haven't played skyrim since we were told ps3 wouldn't get dawngaurd because i lost my enthusiasm for playing it knowing that my friends and people around the world are playing a piece of one of my favorite games (pre ordered it as soon as i could pre order) it breaks my heart, because i AM an Elder Scrolls veteran all the way back to Daggerfall
I simply wont be buying any more Bethesda games until AFTER all the DLC for any particular title is already published.
Four out of 5 of my PS3 Skyrim playing friends, said they would buy the Xbox to get the DLC games, none has done so yet. I will never replace my PS3. I love Skyrim but will either get a chance to buy the DLCs in the future or I will just have to settle with just plain ol Skyrim. I also have 2 friends in Germany and 1 in England who said they are eagerly waiting for Bethesda to release the PS3 DLCs.
I have had both systems and traded my x box in because I became fed up with them. In 3 years I went through 3 systems. They make a faulty product that you continuiously sink money into. I have had my ps3 for 3 years and haven't had so much as a hiccup from it not to metion free play and when they mess up they reward you with free games and passes. Screw x box ill never go back no matter how many exclusives they reserve.
I'd be willing to bet they already have it all done and are just waiting till after the new dlc comes out and see if they can get more money with the xbox version and then release it to us just so they get the most money.
I am so surprise nobody sued them yet, why are they getting away with this bs.It clearly said add content on the box wtf.
I gave up on 360, and just bought it for the computer yea there is more bugs but at lest you get to play DLC, not 3 dlc instead 5k and counting
Your focusing in on one game as the reason for a console switch. Add in the one month behind on many other DLC and it sure adds up. After Brink and Skyrim DLC BS I will reconsider buy Bethesda games but my next console purchase my have just switched back over to XBOX since Sony can not push things through and give Microsoft so many exclusive bonuses. Even if its just getting to play DLC when it comes out and not having to wait.
I think that bethesda is doing this on purpose to try to get ps3 users to sell their ps3's and buy xbox 360's so they will buy all three dlc's and give bethesda a crap load of more money even though they don't need it.
I already signed the petition. I hope they could get 50,000 signatures. But only 70 million PS3s were sold.
I Just wanna be a vampire lord man like wtf lol i mean if its that big of a damn issue like they did with oblivion just start making a disc that already has the added on content... i mean has no one thought of that? just do that i mean i have a ps3 and i dont have the money or income to switch consoles nor do i want to because i like other ps3 only titles compared to that of xbox.
f#ck it, i have my hitman on ps3 now. i like pretending an entire stage is populated with bethesda employees, then slowly and silently squeezing the life out of every single one. it helps me sleep lol
Honestly, I find it to infuriating to care anymore. If it does in fact come to PS3 I still won't care.
'Ridiculous' was the only word in this otherwise completely unnecessary article that caught my eye. This whole issue is ridiculous, Bethesda is ridiculous. No way I'm switching my PS3 for an Xbox - First, because I wouldn't do that for a single game. It's stupid. Secondly, why would I do Bethesda the favour of switching my console to buy DLC's they will profit from? This article was pointless, like most of the other ones. The same things are being repeated over and over again. Write a new article when you have news relevant to our waiting of the DLC's for PS3.
I agree, I will probably not stick with sony for the next general console. The exclusive early releases like COD doc early, skyrim dlc early and at the moment only on the xbox. Sony are just not competitive anymore
And dawnguard doesn't even deserve all of this wait you can watch a wAlkthrough on YouTube for the dlc if you really want to know what happens, you are just going to know it is no more than few quests that you can't even have except one choice in the dlc. And both factions have the same quest lines.
i know it seems stupid, but ask microsoft for help its not exactly the hardest code to crack realy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An article back in October already stated that Sony is involved with the DLC issue. It's easy enough to google so I'm not putting a link here. Including microsoft would be a bad idea as it would involve revealing possible trade secrets between competing business entities.
Pfft, yeah, buy Xbox, buy skyrim, buy live account, pay to use the Internet you pay for, buy dlc. Then? Play and realize that Bethesda is shitting all over everyone, since the release of skyrim: releasing a broken product, lying through teeth and being so uncreative that they integrate, blatantly, mods which are FREE to begin with. so many features included in vanilla skyrim are oblivion mods. Further more: This aggression will not stand, man.
I'll never own an XBOX.I hate Microcrap with a passion. If the DLC never comes out, so be it. There are lots of other games to play folks. Heck, I'm playing MGS Peace Walker from the MGS HD collection. It has had my attention since November 3rd, and prolly will for several more weeks. Skyrim is on the shelf collecting dust. I hope to dust it off and play it again someday, but if not, Oh freakin well.
u dont even have 2 play the ps3. PC games arent that bad (other than skyrim). for example, mists of pandaria for world of warcraft. its actually not bad at all.
As I have mentioned previously I own Skyrim on both consoles. Did I or would I exchange my PS3 for an Xbox?... HELL NO! … I already owned both consoles and original elected to buy Skyrim on the superior console PS3 (of course). Furthermore I purchased the Xbox copy of Skyrim USED off ebay I wasn’t about to pay full price twice. Even after completing both campaigns of Dawnguard when I switch back to my PS3 character there is a noticeable void without Serana by my side and my crossbow slung across my back. YES I admit if Dawnguard is released on PS3 eventually I will purchase it AGAIN for my PS3 and be grateful. SERIOUSELY people the article does not suggest in any way that it is NEW News about the release date for the PS3 DLCs … You saw the Title just like me and followed the link … STOP blaming others for your actions!
I strongly believe that Bethsda is working with Microsoft to try to get people to buy the xbox 360 and drop the ps3, this is merely an opinion, but think about it, cant it be possible?
Sadly yes, it is possible, but highly unlikely as there are at least 3 ps3 users per x360 user in the US now. Too much cost from microsoft to the players.
Omg every artical says the same thing people are trading in there ps3 for xbox and that its ridiculous that they are actuly doing it. I don't care about how stupid other people are just let us know actual news about the ps3 dlcs
would be funny if this was Bill Gates plan all along. People are playing right into his hands like a dog on a leash.
Ps3 bum holes need to get over it and stop crying like little girls ffs. It's not like u hav paid for anything so you have nothing.
We pay for are DLC unlike you who use points we use real cash. Stoping trying to start a consoles war on these sites thanks.
I love xboxfags like you. I got here from AC3 where xboxfags are still complaining about them not getting 4 missions. And we haven't paid for anything? What about the game itself? We paid for that, didn't we? Do us a favor and go crawl back to your mother's basement and keep paying Microsoft for things PS3 players get for free.
theres no way in the world bethesda is going to give ps3 anything exclusively to even sajest it is retarded i dought ps3 will even get a dsicount on any dlc if it ever actuly comes i still think original skyrim wontt get any dlc i think ps3 owners are going to be told to buy the game of the year edition at full price if they want dlc that is the only way were going to see it this will be like oblivion if were lucky goty edition might be out for us two enjoy xmass next yr