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Borderlands, Assassin’s Creed 2, Uncharted 2 and more DLC details.

The issues that come with the dawn of digital distribution have split the consumer crowd on whether we’re ready for it. Issues like region specific content i.e countries like Canada, Japan or the Arab nations being left out, the lack of total ownership of games with services such as OnLive, it being an extreme hassle for those with slow Internet or non at all at a daily basis etc. Stuff deal breakers are made of.

All that aside though, I think we can all agree that the current wave of downloadable content is quite arguably the best setup for both sides.They’re cheap, they’re elongate the experience and best of all they’re easily ignored. It’s rare that you see a developer pack a major plot point in DLC. Unless we’re talking about Half Life, which is already taking it further than any of the mentioned content.

Plus developers can use DLC as feedback sponges. With each new expansions you see a game changing glitch or hinderance elegantly removed and fan favourites expanded and built upon. Makes the fanboy in me smile with glee.

Yet it also makes the googler in me cringe with frustration as DLC often fall under the radar within days of its announcement. We here at G.I.N have compiled as list to help you weed through some of the upcoming downloadable goodies :

Assassin’s Creed 2

Battle of Flori $3.99

The Bonfire of the Vanities $4.99

Ubisoft announced a while back that two downloadable expansion packs were going to be released for Assassin’s Creed 2 in the first quarter of 2010. This week they set a release date for the first pack of the two. On the 28th of January you’ll be able to play through one of the locked memories in the game, which is to be called Battle of Flori.

The DLC is supposed to take place after Ezio left to Venice with Da Vinci. If you remember,  that’s right around the time you saved that fair maiden, Caterina Sforza. Just like she believes the world does, the expansion is to revolve around her.

But seriously, she was a real bitch.

The yet to be dated Bonfire of the Vanities  is a bit more vague about its content. All we know is that it is to include the mass burning of sinful objects in renaissance era Italy.

 

Borderlands 

 

Yet to be priced and dated.

More than any other expansion pack in this list, the soon to hit Borderlands DLC promises to expand, add and yes, fix a lot of what made us throw our controllers up in the air. In order to please fans of the game, developers are adding the long-awaited level cap raise, fixing a bunch of the main bugs and glitches and more Scooter to boot! The only other Dlc that could make Fanboys cry with bliss would be the next item on the list.

 

Uncharted 2

 

Yet to be officially priced

There seems to be some confusing surrounding Uncharted 2’s DLC. Reports first came from Sony Japan that the game would be getting packs of content on the 28th of January, the 25th of February and finally the 15th of April.

The first pack to come to the PSN store is to contain inFAMOUS(Zeke, good Cole, bad Cole) , Resistence 2(Hale and Chimera) and Killzone 2(Sev and Helghast Soldier) multiplayer skins and free skins at that.

The second, coming out mid-Febuary, consists of maps and skins from the original Uncharted. From what I’ve seen, you’re gonna have to pay for this one.

Lastly in the release schedule is a pack including a brand new co-op mode and the usual 5 skins and 4 maps.

Now the deal here is the fact that Sony Computer Entertainment America has come out and said that a few of these DLC details are false. Since then SCEA have in fact confirmed the first pack of content, but made clear that will not be free.

Presumably you could still get the first pack for free. If you had a japanese PSN account. Or created a Japanese PSN account for occasions like these(wink).

But we here at G.I.N don’t condole that kind of behaviour! You should be ashamed of yourself!

 Section 8     

$7

Section 8, and you can correct me on this in the comments section, falls under the group of games that has that brief floodgate of people playing its multiplayer after its release, but only has a few hardcore followers playing after the honeymoon months are over.

Well TimeGate released 3 new maps in the hopes of capturing that new game feeling. The Seek and Destroy map pack features Devil’s Backbone,an energy plant in New Madrid, Hornet’s Nest, a narrow valley on the planet Titan and Azure Basin, the premises of a dam. All maps are playable in the Instant action mode as well.

 

Heavy Rain      

 

Yet to be dated and priced.

Creator David Cage, of Fahrenheit fame, recently talked to a French gamblog about the so called “Chronicles” that are to be released after Heavy Rains release. Only three chapters of said series have been announced. One will have you roaming about as the Origami Killer himself, presumably the main antagonist of the main game. Another will be set in the already shown chase sequence in the abandoned house, where you’ll be playing the female photographer. And to round them out, a prequel where you play as FBI agent Norman Jayden.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2   

 

Yet to be dated and priced

I have been amazed time and time again of how the jagournot that is the Modern Warfare series never did fare well against it’s counterpart, World at War, in the DLC departmanet. Millions upon millions of Modern Warfare 2 copies sold. Still. I doubt a few new maps will be a headliner in the sea of Spring Dlc. Although the new MW has its own  niche, Special Operations, this time around, it doesn’t look like you’re going to get missions F through in the following two expansions.

No concrete details on the maps themselves have been released yet. Look for them on the Xbox 360 and Pc this spring, with the Ps3 versions coming out 30 days later due to exclusivity deals.

Mass Effect 2

 

Free -$15

Mass effect 2 Dlc coverage explained:

Buy original copy? You win FREE DLC SUCKA!

Used? You also win FREE DLC for only 15 $.

Simple enough right? No?

Well here’s the long version. Bioware has created a service, or portal if you will, which apparently will update you on current Mass effect 2 dlc affairs. With some of which seems to be free content that will be available on launch day.

If you buy the game used however, you’ll have to pay $15 to enjoy said service. The Cerberus Network. Damn fine name.

I wholeheartedly agree with Biowares approach to free Dlc. If you’re gonna give it away, might as well give it exclusively to your biggest fans.

For information on the pre-order goodies, check out our dedicated article .

We miss something? See anything you like? Tell us in the comment section.

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  1. January 26, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    This is a pretty solid article. Information and advice wise, it’s a very helpful read and you’ve done well to keep it interesting throughout. The humour isn’t bad either ^^

    I would say that the length is something that needs to be cautious of. With articles packing this much information, it can get into tl;dr levels of length. You’ve done well to avoid that here, making it short and to the point where necessary, and throwing in the funnies here and there. If articles of this length are going to become a common occurrence, though, I would suggest keeping a variation of ways to keep people reading at your disposal.

    It is a very good article, especially as you’re only just starting this writing lark. Have a cookie, on the house 🙂

  2. Pranay
    October 24, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    This is a great article but I must correct you on one item it is not the game co.
    like Ubisoft doing this it is the consoles.

    The DLC only cost more on the consoles and it is free on PC.

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