Guitar Hero DLC Priced, Everyone Complains

April 15, 2007 at 2:13 am (Gaming, Microsoft, Rhythm, Xbox 360)

ghii.jpg So the dust has settled (a bit) after the big price announcement for the downloadable “Track Packs” for Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360.  (If you missed this completely, check here or here.)

Since then Major Nelson (aka Larry Hyrb) has come out and had his quotes abused on Joystiq, Kotaku, and even on Next-Generation.  The gist from him was that these songs had to be relicensed for the new platform (360) and Co-op tracks were added to each of them…thus, it’s not merely old content used to gouge the customer.

I appreciate the impossible situation the Major is in here (a position I am sure he is used to by now, right?) — being stuck between a publisher that wants to make some serious money on a highly demanded product and consumers that want as much content for as little money as possible.  Unfortunately, I have to side with the whiny and annoying irate consumers on this one.

 It’s simply a question of math: Read the rest of this entry »

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