Gamers: A bunch of new maps are coming out for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on March 30th. Included in the "stimulus" pack are three new multi-player maps and two maps from the original Modern Warfare. Good news, right? Er... maybe not.
How much would you pay for three new playing fields and two slightly used ones? $5? $10? Both wrong. Instead you'll be dropping 1200 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 gamers also known as $15. It's $14.99 for Playstation 3 players, by the way, and it won't be out for you dudes for another month.
The news was announced on Major Nelson's podcast, and as you might expect, the immediate response from gamers was along the lines of, "What do I look like, J.P. Morgan or something? Fifteen bucks for some lousy maps??"
I am a well known plutocrat with unlimited funds for game and helicopter purchases, so I don't mind, but if you're a normal person, that's a lot of dough. Fifteen dollars is nearly a third of the price of the entire game; so, yeah, it seems a bit steep. But, on the other hand, if you consider how many hours you'll play these new maps, it might be the best value in the entertainment business. After all, a feature film costs roughly that much money, and it's over in a couple hours.
What do you guys think? Are you going to be joining any "OMG! BOYCOTT!" groups that that are certain to spring up over the next week or so? Or are you going to get these maps? Perhaps you're like me, and don't really favor multiplayer gaming?