http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/op-ed-why-on-disc-downloadable-content-isnt-a-big-deal/ I've just been reading the above article about disc locked content, the stuff that's on the disc you bought but you have to pay extra for it anyway. I was wondering how you all felt about it. I know that although you own the disc you don't automatically own the rights to the files on the disc, you just bought a licence to use part of the content on the disc, I'm ok with that. My gripe with it is when companies make a finished game, and then lock some the content away just to charge us for it later, that's unethical. I have no problem with DLC, I think it can be great if done well. Rockstar are amazing when it comes to DLC in my opinion. They release a finished game like GTAIV. Then a few months down the line when they feel the game might be becoming a little stale they release an add on, The Lost and Damned, introducing more guns, more vehicles, more music, more GTA. It's a separate entity in it's own right (highlighted by the fact that you can buy and play it without GTAIV itself). It keeps the game fresh and it wasn't just something they cut out of the original title to cash in on. Then you have games like Street Fighter X Tekken, who have a wide variety of characters and stat boosting gems available for download. Only they're not available for download. You already have them on the disc, they came shipped with the "finished" product but you have to pay extra to be able to use them. Capcom could have very easily incorporated them into the main roster from launch but they purposefully decided to cut them from the finished game to sell on later as an "extra". Even the PS3 exclusives Pac-Man and Mega-Man are on the Xbox 360 disc, they're just locked. While this isn't illegal I find it to be a very underhand tactic and one more and more companies seem to be employing. Gears of War 3 was guilty of the same thing as the first map pack was on the disc from launch. Resident Evil 6 supposedly had disc locked content too, bringing the debate back again. Heck even Resident Evil 5 had it. Capcom seem to love holding back content from finished games and charging for it later. At the very least it's lying by ommision as they NEVER confess that the discs have content you have to pay extra for, it's always some hacker exposing it. Anyway what are your thoughts? Do you think game companies are perfectly in the right to do this? Do you think gamers have a legitimate argument? Do you even care about disc locked content?