I must admit, I've never played a Mass Effect game. I've wanted to crash the party for a while, but thought I might as well wait for Mass Effect 3 and get a crash course in the other two from my friends who played it (since I don't have time to play through 2 massive games these days). I was all set to put a preorder down last month but read about DLC. Now I hear that the DLC is actually mega important and released on day 1. I'm contemplating getting Street Fighter x Tekken, but if I avoid the March launch and wait till Autumn when the Vita version is released - I'll get a load of additional fighters. It's also a Capcom fighting game so I'm even tempted to just wait for the Super edition. And today we heard that the new Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City game will not only have Day 1 DLC, but that it's also console exclusive to the Xbox 360 version. I'd like to buy each of these games, I'd even double dip on SFxT to get the PS3 or PC version alongside the Vita one. But the thought of spending £40 on each of these games and to not get the complete game puts me right off. ---- DLC can be handled really well. In Steam sales I've picked up content for Just Cause 2 because it was dirt cheap and adds real value to the game - especially to those who have beaten it and would like to mess around with overpowered vehicles. Motorstorm RC is a cheap game around the £5 mark. It comes with all the content but for £1 you can unlock all that content without working for it. Perfect! A great shortcut for people who just want to have a bit of fun without working at it (and those people exist, any more workload and I'd be one of those people). In Team Fortress 2 you get a massive game for a fairly low price (until recently when it went free)... I've watched it grow since the pre-order beta. From 7 or so stock maps and no customisable weapons to the most silly and varied FPS on the market. Everything in game can be found, traded, built. Don't have the time? You can buy it in the store. --- Day 1 DLC means a developer or publisher decided early on, to create content, to ship the content with the full price game but withhold it. Has the thought of DLC ever held you back from buying a game? Do you think DLC is ruining the experience of buying a full game at launch?