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DC Universe Online: Green Lantern DLC – Should gamers have to pay?

If you are a DC Universe Online subscriber and loved the recent Green Lantern movie and couldn’t get enough of Hal Jordan and his magic powers, you’ll be very interested to know that Sony are releasing some Green Lantern-specific DLC soon.

The upcoming DLC pack is titled Fight for the Light, but the big talking point here is that subscribers will still have to pay an additional fee to download this pack. The obvious argument here, is why should gamers have to pay extra when they are already paying to play the game per month – shouldn’t DLC come as bonuses as a gesture of goodwill?

Sadly, this isn’t the case and Fight for the Light will be priced at $9.99 on the PlayStation 3 or PC, as detailed from GameGuru. For those of you who are not too concerned about paying for this, you’ll enjoy visiting the worlds of both the Lantern Corps as well as the evil Sinestro Corps, although you won’t actually be able to take the role of a Lantern as far as we can tell.

However, you will be able to possess the power rings that grant you the same powers that a Lantern or Sinestro has, so those of you clinging on to the hope of performing some of the awesome moves seen in the recent movie can still do just that as one such weapon includes a chainsaw – yes the very weapon that was utilized so well by Ryan Reynolds in the film.

Back to the real debate here though, and that’s whether or not this content should have been free or not. Don’t forget that this release is different to Sony’s usual stance on delivering free updates for the game. Perhaps the fact that the content features the Green Lantern and we’ve just had a hollywood movie in his honor was just to tempting for Sony, and they have seized the first opportunity to cash in as soon as possible.

$9.99 isn’t exactly cheap as well for some of you, so we’ll be interested to hear just how many of you are still planning to buy the content. If you currently have a subscription to the game, are you happy paying an additional fee for the Green Lantern add-on content? There’s no solid release date for the pack yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s about to drop.

Should gamers have to pay Fight for the Light, or should Sony make it free for all subscribers?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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