I hear and see in the gaming community this term a lot. Even in questions here in Arqade

What does it mean?

What are some examples of DLC?

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    Typing 'video game dlc' into a Google search would show the wiki page that is linked in the accepted answer as the first hit. Below that are multiple lists of 'Best DLCs for ***' Questions that show little or no research effort should be down-voted. Nov 6, 2014 at 14:33
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    The comments here are pretty applicable. While we won't close the question (or at least, I won't), asking a question that is this easily googled should be expected to gather downvotes for lack of prior research.
    – Frank
    Nov 6, 2014 at 14:37
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    @Lokuzt For why lack of research has led to you getting downvotes, hover over the downvote arrow - it says it right there.
    – Cascabel
    Nov 6, 2014 at 15:47
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    @Lokuzt To be blunt, this is exactly why there's a tiny rep hit for getting downvoted: it will discourage you from posting a question with a blatant lack of research in the future. But it's not going to keep getting downvoted forever, and each downvote's only -2 rep - you can balance out five of them with two upvote. Another question with a few upvotes will make up for this.
    – Cascabel
    Nov 6, 2014 at 17:51
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    Or it could be that we expect users to make an attempt to answer the question on their own. While we will certainly help with questions that demonstrate a lack of research, you shouldn't expect it to be accepted with open arms. Remember, the experts like interesting questions. Asking what DLC means isn't that, at all. It's a super simple term, easily found. And generally, complaining about downvotes tend to draw more of them your way. I suspect at least a few are due to that.
    – Frank
    Nov 6, 2014 at 18:48

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DLC means Downloadable Content:

Downloadable content can be of several types, ranging from aesthetic outfit changes to a new, extensive storyline, similar to an expansion pack. As such, DLC may add new game modes, objects, levels, challenges or other features to a complete and already released game.

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    – John
    Mar 4, 2016 at 21:15

Most probably they are talking about: DownLoadable Content

such as addons or software expansions.

please see the wiki : DLC

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