The Jimquisition: Shadow of Warner Bros.

https://www.cancerresearch.org/how-you-can-donate-now
https://donate3.cancer.org
https://www.stbaldricks.org/donate
https://www.youcaring.com/michael-forgey-479259

It was sincere and touching, and that’s all it should’ve been, but the decision to charge for content honoring the late Mike Forgey altered the conversation.

Alright then, let’s get into this mess.

Stef Faulty
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First game was mediocre to start with so I was never gonna drop full cash on this but this just cements that reason that when I get this it will be at BundleStars for $5 or less

Richard Fleming
Member

Interesting Development: The official video for the DLC is gone.

Amy
Member

Eurogamer asked WB to clarify and they stated they won’t profit from the DLC… and then didn’t mention anything about what they are doing with the other money. Even before you get into the excluded countries aka the rest of the world, doesn’t the $1.50 potentially mean they will profit if they sell enough units?

Lloyd Arold
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As someone who has lost family to cancer, I find this to be utterly disgusting. Even if 100% of the money was going to the family or other charity it still should have been free simply out of reverence and decency. I cannot think of another instance where a tribute put in a game to honor the loss of a colleague or fan was gated off with a price tag attached to it. What new low can you possibly reach at this point? I’d already been leaning against buying SoW due to all the other anti-consumer shit they had been… Read more »

Michael Wolfe
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Michael Wolfe

I find it very likely Monolith knew this would happen; likely having planned it to play out like this. They have plenty of experience working with “AAA” publishing and the ‘status quo’ standards developed by big publishers over the last decade to know that WB would force them to modularize as much non-essential content into DLC ‘modules’ to be priced at $5 or more and leaving the bare-minimum playable gameplay experience as the $60 product. Monolith may have built up a grudge against WB for whatever enforcement may have happened to make buying microtransactions more incentivizing. It’s also likely Mr.… Read more »

Saulan
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Saulan

Small thing to note, at 12:05 you say “those tax deductible donations could be…” referring to the purchase of the dlc, but at 9:27 the very small disclaimer on the WB page states that “Your purchase is not tax tax deductible.” I blame Chip.