If you've been sitting around waiting for extra characters to add to 360 and PS3 fighting game Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe, first off, I'm sorry that your life is so empty (kidding!), and I'm doubly sorry that your long, lonely vigil has been in vain. There are no new characters coming to the game.
MK creator Ed Boon twittered (tweeted? twatted?) a picture of never-to-be-released DLC character Quan Chi along with the message:
"Excited about MK9 and WB, but wish we could have released DLC for MKvsDC. Here's a peek..."
Given Midway's recent serious financial trouble and buyout, it's not surprising that hinted-at plans for DLC aren't actually happening, but it points to a larger issue: Once a game is released, do publishers owe gamers any DLC? Do you ever buy games because you're hoping for some awesome downloadables, or does the $60 price-tag for the disc represent the entirety of the transaction between you and the game company?
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of DLC. In my experience, DLC seems more like "extra tracks" added to re-issues of CDs. Sure, it's cool to have them if you're a hardcore fan, but usually, things are left off albums (and out of video games) because they're not as good as the things that are included.