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Pretty deadly little thing.

Captain, I have some new information regarding "The Aristocrats". No, they're still laying low after their last heist, so low that we haven't seen Don or Freddie since the meeting with "The Boss". Someone might've hid them underground but we won't know for sure just now. Anyway, there's a new girl that was seen with Rick Fermione. She from outta town, don know exactly where. Seems a member of the borguise. It's bourgeoisie? Don't know sir, some fancy stuff I don't get--pearls, caviars, and champagnes, sir. Yes, one of my boys is following her. Yes, I know this is very delicate matter. Oh, the mayor... no, of course, no, I mean I'll talk to... Yes sir. No one seen. The report, yes. The last thing, sir--and this is a little bit unexpected--it looks like "The Aristocrats" are planning to move to a new district, any moment now. Can't tell for sure, but my bet is Connecticut Ave. We'll see. Will do, sir. Goodbye.

Omerta: City of Gangsters, an organized crime simulation you have been playing for the last couple of weeks just got bigger with The Con Artist DLC. There's a new henchman to recruit, new weapon, and a new district up for grabs. Experience "the greatest con of all time" in this action-packed expansion for only $4.99 on GOG.com.

Requires the base game Omerta: City of Gangsters on GOG in order to play.
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I don't really have a problem with GOG releasing DLC in its own right. I mean, we buy expansion packs on disc for games we buy on disc, so why not release expansion packs for newer games? If we were to see a full-blown expansion pack for Inquisitor, or Miasmata or whatever, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Just as long as they represent some kind of value for money.

Omerta was a pretty poor game to begin with, charging $40 for a title that would usually grace a digital store at a price point half that. $5 DLC for very little in the way of new content represents the very worst of nickel-and-diming and is the sort of stuff I would expect of EA or Activision. In fact, this kind of DLC spamming is endemic on Steam, and I think it was only recently that Valve decided to not show DLC on the new releases by default, with a tickbox to change that.

So far, it's only one DLC package. But in the same vein as others have expressed concern, I'm worried that the new releases page is going to be spammed full of incremental improvements for $5-10.

If GOG is going to make this a regular thing, it would be nice if they at least didn't show DLC by default in the "New and Coming" list.
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summitus: I only hope our beloved gog isn't turning into just one of those other digital stores too ... :(
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HertogJan: It's still not a steam key, it's still DRM-free and it's not day 1 DLC. So GOG.com is still doing much better than other stores.
Yeah I guess its best to not overreact , but I love gog for what it is and has been since it launched , I spend more time here than I do anywhere else because its special and not like other stores / sites ..
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Roman5: The publisher should add the DLC to the Game to maintain it's price and keep providing value for it's product, if the publisher does not do that then it should reduce the price of the main game, but surprise surprise, no prices were reduced for this
I'm with you on this one - it's a business model that was quite common in the past. Increasing the value of one's product to boost sales or to maintain the price. But nowadays they want every new character model, every new weapon to be paid.

So only some developers and publishers remain that incorporate that model - usually those that also support their games over a relatively long time period. But content-patches seem to be a thing of the past. *Sadly*

On the matter of GOG selling DLC separately: count me to the group of those worried about this first step.
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It's a bit odd that it will let me buy the DLC even though I don't own the game. Does that mean I can patch a version bought from another distributor or is that just an oversight?
So, what you guys are saying is that anyone who bought Omerta from GOG, should be screwed by not getting the DLC if they want it? And that they should go somewhere else? Why? GOG still releases Good OLD Games, but it has to release new ones too in the way that publishers want, otherwise how are they going to survive as a business. It's not like this has affected their policy with the classics, which is why most of us are here. If they need to attract new customers with new games, so be it. I'd rather have GOG get more popular so it can sustain itself for longer, then not. A DLC for a game most of you didn't buy is causing this much outrage? Really? I just don't see it. As long as it's DRM free it's fine with me. I come here for the classics, and DRM free games. And occasionally good extras, that's all i expect.
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Darling_Jimmy: It's a bit odd that it will let me buy the DLC even though I don't own the game. Does that mean I can patch a version bought from another distributor or is that just an oversight?
I suppose you could gift it to someone.
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de_Monteynard: Well, as long as it is only used for modern games designed with DLC in mind, and it stays DRM-free, then it wouldn't be all that different from what you usually get in other stores. However, if something like Wing Commander expansions were introduced via this method (I am glad that they were not), then I am certain that there would indeed be a storm hitting GOG offices.
This.

Why on Earth would you expect DLC for new games to be free? If you disagree with paid DLC in general, I can understand, but why would a publisher give GOG free DLC and charge elsewhere.

I, for one, am pleased with this, as it means that you can safely buy a new game on GOG and not have to worry that any DLC won't be available.

All of this is with the same proviso as de_Monteynard: only on new games.
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Smannesman: I suppose you could gift it to someone.
It allows you to buy the DLC for yourself without owning the base game. That is what Jimmy finds weird.
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Darling_Jimmy: It's a bit odd that it will let me buy the DLC even though I don't own the game. Does that mean I can patch a version bought from another distributor or is that just an oversight?
Would certainly be interesting for European Steam buyers, given that the Steam version is likely to be $1=€1.
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Darling_Jimmy: It's a bit odd that it will let me buy the DLC even though I don't own the game. Does that mean I can patch a version bought from another distributor or is that just an oversight?
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Smannesman: I suppose you could gift it to someone.
It would be understandable if it was only available as a gift in the same way games I have already purchased can only be gifted. But it will let me buy it for myself as well for some reason.
GOG guys, like...
you really could have picked some more substantial DLC to start with, you know.
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Adzeth: GOG guys, like...
you really could have picked some more substantial DLC to start with, you know.
Like what? What other game GOG carries has DLCs?
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Adzeth: GOG guys, like...
you really could have picked some more substantial DLC to start with, you know.
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JMich: Like what? What other game GOG carries has DLCs?
They could have waited for one. Just saying.
What the **** is it with some of you guys???????
No way is GOG going the way of Steam or anyone bullshite or crappy f***ing stores out there?.
They buy the DLC from the publisher. Do it DRM free. Pass it onto us the usual way.
What do you think GOG is? A charity?.
Most DLC is PAID DLC. Notice PAID. Being PAID we have to PAY to get it.. If THAT is a the policy a publisher for a given game does things, then if we want given game on GOG, we have to PAY for the DLC. Get it?. Seriously. Grow up some of you. If you dont like it BUY the farking game from Steam or some other shite place. FMD.

Its also NOT GOGS fault if shitty publishers or devs decide to charge for soundtracks. Squeeze out every last drop of $$$ from consumers. I for one (and probably a few others) would be happy if GOG offerred to sell NEW or recent soundtracks separately if that was the only way to get them (free for most classics having said that).

Sorry if i sound pissed but some of you act like kids and just gimme gimme gimme
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P1na: They could have waited for one. Just saying.
So the people (few as they might be) that have bought Omerta here would be screwed out of the DLC if they wanted it? So GOG would be selling an inferior product to the one their competitors are selling?