EA rip off!

This is not new at all. But I thought I had to speak my mind about the way EA games handle downloadable content on Xbox 360.

They are real bad. After going through the content list for Need For Speed: Carbon (which I own), I found out that all the downloadable content is 108 or 124 KB in size. Meaning one thing and one thing only. YOU DO NOT DOWNLOAD ANY CONTENT AT ALL. The only thing you download is a unlock-key to content that is allready on the gamedisc you bought in store. This would have been OK if you actually downloaded the cars, but you don’t!

I also checked PGR3 (which I also own). All the extra cars they (as in Microsoft) have for download is around 30 MB, meaning that you really download the cars you buy. They are not on the gamedisc like EA do.

On the markedplace at the moment, EA have downloadable content for Need For Speed: Carbon at a total sum of around 7500 points. This is equal to around US$100. This is money you spend on stuff that is already on the gamedisc which you bought for US$40. This would have been fine if you realy downloaded the extra cars.

Here is the list from the Markedplace, listed as contend-price-filesize:
Supreme Car Bundle – FREE – 124 KB
2006 Pagania Zonda – 80 – 108 KB
Shelby GT500 del 2006 – 80 – 108 KB
1987 Toyota Corolla GTS AE86 – 80 – 108 KB
Aftermarket Hoods Bundle – 80 – 108 KB
Aftermarket Spoilers Bundle – 100 – 108 KB
Aftermarket Roof Scoops Bundle – 60 – 108 KB
Custom Car Bundle #1 – 400 – 108 KB
Custom Car Bundle #2 – 400 – 108 KB
Autosculpt Roof, Spoiler and Exhaust Kit – 300 – 108 KB
Autosculpt Wheels Kit – 300 – 108 KB
Paints Style Bundle – 100 – 108 KB
Flame Vinyls – 200 – 108 KB
Tribal Vinyls – 200 – 108 KB
Flags and 2-Tone Vinyls – 200 – 108 KB
Stripe Vinyls – 200 – 108 KB
1998 Toyota Supra – 80 – 108 KB
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR – 80 – 108 KB
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti – 80 – 108 KB
2006 Nissan 350Z – 80 – 108 KB
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – 80 – 108 KB
1967 Shelby GT500 – 80 – 108 KB
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda – 80 – 108 KB
2004 Mercedes SLR Mclaren – 80 – 108 KB
2004 Porsche Carrera GT – 80 – 108 KB
Lamborghini Gallardo 2004 – 80 – 108 KB
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R 34 – 80 – 108 KB
2004 Lamborghini Murcielago – 80 – 108 KB
Muscle Car Autosculpt Body Kit – 300 – 124 KB
Autosculpt Tuner Body Kit – 300 – 124 KB
Autosculpt Excotic Body Kit – 300 – 124 KB
2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 – 80 – 108 KB
Collector’s Edition Upgrade – 800 – 108 KB
Performance Drivetrain Bundle – 400 – 108 KB
Performance Engine Boost Bundle – 400 – 108 KB
Performance Handling Bundle – 400 – 108 KB

Ultimate Performance Bundle – 800 – 108 KB

Saddam Hussein is dead

It’s now been reported that Saddam Hussein is executed.

Here’s a some news from CNN.com:
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed, according to two Arabic language media outlets.
Hussein was hanged before dawn on Saturday in Iraq, at about 6 a.m. (10 p.m. Friday ET), the U.S.-backed Al-Hurra television reported.
Al-Arabiya reported that Barzan Hassan, Hussein’s half-brother, and Awad Bandar, former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court, were hanged after Hussein. All three were convicted of killings in the Iraqi town of Dujail nearly 25 years ago.

I’m against death penalty and think it was wrong to execute Saddam Hussein even though he have done some cruel things. To kill him is the easiest and wrongest way to handel that matter. He should have been convicted in court and sentence to life in prison.

Nintendo Wii: Opera Beta is now available online

The Opera browser for Wii is now available to download. I downloaded it last night and have done some testing today. This is a beta version, so some fuction is missing. But from what I have tested, it works very well. It’s pretty easy to use and even though you have to type in the webadresses with the remote. After some typing, you get used to it.

There are som issues which could have been better, but since it’s a beta I can’t complain. The full version will be available from end of March 2007. It’s free until end of June 2007. After that it will cost you 500 points. So remember to download it before thath.

Nintendo WIi: Opera Beta (trail) out on Friday Dec. 22nd

We have known that the Opera for Wii should be out before Christmas, but not exactly when. Today we got the press release we been waiting for; from Opera them self, Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America (the link goes to their press releases).

Here’s the rundown. The Opera Beta is out this Friday December 22. I will guess that Japan and Australia also will get it on Friday. It’s a beta (trail) version. The full version will come out end of March 2007 and will be free to download to the end of June 2007. After that, it will cost you 500 points. If you download it while it’s free, you have it free for life.

Here’s what NoA said about that in their press release:

“The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June 2007. After June, users who haven’t already downloaded the Opera browser can go to the Wii Shop Channel to download it for 500 Wii Points.

Nintendo Wii: The Forecast Channel

The Forecast Channel is no live all over the world (it seems so in the forums I’ve been at). That’s even one day before the release date set by Nintendo. Good work.

I’ve been playing around a bit, and it look real well. The inface is very nice and easy to use. You get the weather for today, tomorrow and a 4 day forecast.
But you don’t only get you local weather. You can see the weather from all around the globe. Just select the Globe option and zoom out (with the key on the remote). And then you can grab the globe with you A-button and swing the globe around. Select a city and see the weather there. It’s fun, it’s easy.

I have a Wii!

At last, today my Wii arrived in the mail. My first imperssion is very good. I’ve played around in the Wii Channels, making some Mii’s. It’s fun. Also played Wii Sports and Rayman. Still waiting for my second Wii-mote. Can’t wait for multiplayer Wii Tennis.