Just because you're paying for the export license doesn't mean that Harmonix would offer 55 songs, most of which are masters from major artists, for only $5 if they were, say, DLC. Rock Band 1 is $30 anyway, and 55 songs for $35 isn't a bad deal at all. Lego Rock Band adds the fact that it's a brand new game rather than the somewhat obsolete old one from which they've already made their money.
To answer the original question, what do you think? That it's about unifying a collection of songs on several games you own, or giving away 50+ songs every year or so?
Last edited by Cliphead; 09-08-2009 at 01:42 AM.
If you have to ask "Is this ethical?", then there is a good chance that it is not.
Originally Posted by HMXJohnlok
If you think it's unethical, then leave it at that. Don't go around trying to make us change how we see it.
I don't see it as me getting away with anything because I don't see me violating anything.
I'm sorry if my set of morals doesn't meet your standards.
I will get the songs from a shared DLC account when one of us steals the game from a Blockbuster, and play them on my PS3 made out of diamonds soaked in the blood of the children that mined them under the command of a cruel warlord.
Now THAT'S unethical.
Bassist/Drummer/Pather for Interrobang!, first band to reach 1 Billion points!
please stop trying to say that is unethical to sell back the RB1 disc after import. I owned RB1 until the day RB2 came out and I played it to death. I paid my 5$ import fee and sold it to gamestop. Harmonix got the money from my initial purchase plus I spent the the trade-in value on more microsoft points so that i could buy more downloads. Over-all that sounds like a win for harmonix. Also, I bought AC/DC, exported the songs and sold that back to. I don't need 50 different rock band discs sitting around my house, I would rather consolidate and I see nothing morally unsound about that. Renting and importing is a different issue altogether though.