Don't know how many of you follow the progression of Mass Effect 3 as the days get closer to the release, but if you haven't then you may not have heard of Bioware/EA's stunt at more cash on release day. On the day of release, they plan to release a DLC called "From Ashes" the DLC adds a new companion to the list of squad mates you can get in the game, kind of like what they did with Mass Effect 2 and Zaeed.
The only difference of this is, that the new DLC will cost around $10, instead of the previous one being free to those who purchased a new copy. But here is where it gets better, the price tag is for those who didn't purchase a digital deluxe version of the game, or Collector's Edition. But everyone else, including those who pre-ordered the standard editions (like me) will have to pay to get access to the DLC, or pirate it, which I am sure a lot of people will do due to how they've decided to handle this.
Now this brings up something up, do you agree with how they've handled this? The majority of critics seem to hate this, and I tend to agree with them. A lot of people are saying that it should have been included with the game and that this is a ploy in order to line their pockets a bit more. Bioware did make a rebuttal saying that when the discs were pressed it was already too late to include the DLC since it was finished after the pressing of the games. But, why not just make it free like the DLC from the previous game?
It just seems like a really bad move, and while I love Bioware for their games, since they made some of my favorite RPGs, I have to say this recent event does leave a bad taste. I do hope they will change their mind on it before the game gets released, but I doubt it.
What is your guys take on these events?