Thursday, April 24, 2008

Call of Duty 4 and the Whole Map Pack Thingy (Part I)

Every night, after finishing my evening multiplayer session (you can usually find me on Live around 9:00 – 11:00 P.M.), I almost give into temptation and use my dwindling Microsoft points from Christmas to buy the Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack. Every night so far, I have resisted. Why? Because I refuse to spend ten bucks for just four maps.

Call me a cheap and ungrateful if you must, but I’m on a budget and I refuse to support this level of avarice from game developers. This isn’t the first time I’ve done this: I waited until all the map packs for Halo 3 and Gears of War became free downloads, and the only map pack I have purchased was the Red Pack Edition for Rainbow Six: Vegas, which offered five maps and two new multiplayer modes, well worth ten bucks.

It doesn’t help that the Game of the Year Edition includes these maps for $59.99, the same price most of us threw down back in November for CoD4. And with the game selling nine million copies, releasing this map pack for free as a thank you to the millions of players playing this game nightly would have been a particularly cool gesture from Infinity Ward, especially

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