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

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