Dead Space
EA Announced Dead Space Premium Upgrade Packs
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I just love irony. Literally a matter of minutes ago I was sat here commending EA and their developers for their free DLC policies and support of their titles so far after the game's launch. Now I'm sat here reporting some new pricey DLC for a game that's not even been out a month. I suppose we can't have it our way all the time.

Nevertheless, EA are planning to release a whole array of weapon and upgrade packs on November 13th and some are even exclusive to the Xbox 360 [although the PS3 is getting some exclusive content as well].

The purpose of the weapon packs on first inspection wis to make your game that little bit easier and prettier, so if you're struggling and don't mind forking out some more money, then these might be for you. But otherwise ... I honestly can't see the point. The full list of available DLC is as follows:


The complete list of upgrade packs include:
• Astronaut Pack: Download the Astronaut Suit and Weapon Skin Pack, featuring an amazing Astronaut Suit and new skins for the Plasma Cutter, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper!
• 240 MS points

• Big Gun Pack: Download the Steam Punk Force Gun, the ultimate in Necromorph-killing destruction.
• 80 MS points

• Heavy Damage Pack: Download the Heavy Damage Weapon pack featuring a cool new look and massive firepower for the Plasma Cutter, Contact Beam, Pulse Rifle, and Ripper.
• 240 MS points

• Hot Rod Pack: Download the Hot Rod Weapon Skin Pack, featuring awesome flame graphics for the Flamethrower and Pulse Rifle.
• 80 MS points

• Military Pack: Download the Military Weapon Pack for a new look and enhanced power for all 7 Dead Space weapons.
• 320 MS points

• Pedestrian Pack: Download the Pedestrian Weapon Skin Pack, featuring a fresh new look for the Contact Beam, Plasma Cutter, and Ripper.
• 120 MS points

• Scorpion Pack: Download the Scorpion Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun, all decorated in an awesome red Scorpion Skin.
• 320 MS points

• Scorpion Weapon Pack: Download the Scorpion Weapon Pack featuring a faster death-dealing Plasma Cutter, Line Gun, and Force Gun in awesome red skins.
• 180 MS points

• Speed Kills Pack: Download the Speed Kills Weapon Pack! Includes faster-firing Force Gun, Line Gun, and Plasma Cutter.
• 180 MS points

• Tank Pack: Download the Tank Pack featuring an upgraded Level 5 Suit and powered up Flamethrower, Force Gun, and Line Gun, all covered in Unitology script.
• 320 MS points

Xbox 360®-Exclusive Packs:

• Elite Weapon Skin Pack: Download the exclusive Elite Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system! Includes weapon skins in Xbox 360 colors for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle.
• 120 MS points

• Elite Pack: Download the exclusive Elite Suit and Weapon Skin Pack now, available only for the Xbox 360! Includes an upgraded Level 5 suit, and weapon skins for the Line Gun, Plasma Cutter, and Pulse Rifle in Xbox 360 colors.
• 240 MS points


User Comments

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Comment #1 by gonzo 303
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:51:00 AM
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that is so like EA THO

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Comment #2 by lip splitter
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:51:09 AM
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Why would I pay to have a differnt colored weapon?

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Comment #3 by Metalbrian2
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:56:17 AM
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They could made the the pack free but the exclusive with MS

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Comment #4 by Metalbrian2
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:57:56 AM
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MS points*

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Comment #5 by pined5551
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:58:30 AM
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For something so crap its almost laughable how expensive it is, that lot totals to around 1600MS points which is about 20 quid for fuckin skins, what the hell is the point of this, i bet it'll be free after Christmas and New Years. Could have at least gave us some more achievements.

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Comment #6 by mikery009
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:07:47 AM
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Comment #7 by NevEP
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:49:55 AM
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I smell Horse Armor.

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Comment #8 by Lord of Orion
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:50:49 AM
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I am with #5 on this one ... more achievements!

I am a little bitter towards this game as my save was so far beyond screwed and I do not know why, it is just frustrating. I will go back and try to finish this game at some point, but because I have spent all that time and effort into this game already, it just makes me not want to play it!

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Comment #9 by callofdutyachievements
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:54:31 AM
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This is looking okay..

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Comment #10 by callofdutyachievements
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:54:46 AM
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Comment #11 by Atomic Peenut
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:55:36 AM
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80 points for the big gun pack and hot rod pack arent too bad
i might get those two

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Comment #12 by Wicelow
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 12:34:50 PM
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Maybe i'll take the Big Gun Pack.

First it's the less expensive, and 2nd it's a real new weapon, not just a new color for the old ones.

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Comment #13 by Osaka Jim
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 12:38:52 PM
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The really sad thing is that the only reason EA release such ridiculous junk is because they know that some poor suckers will always rush out to purchase it. If people stopped, which they should be doing after reading the article, then EA will stop or at least cut down on pulling these stupid stunts.

Paying more money for a couple of new skins and one or two basic modifications? Give me a break EA, I want more value for my money, try harder next time!

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Comment #14 by SSJ4 Link
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 12:47:20 PM
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I might get this to help me get throw this game on impossible mode.

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Comment #15 by Saracin
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 12:49:32 PM
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This is their usual stuff. I'm actually okay with this since only people who are having problems with the game or have more points then sense will buy it. My problem isn't with offering things like this, but not making it free after a set period of time, say after 2 years.

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Comment #16 by BigApple3AM
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 12:52:45 PM
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I wasn't going to get this game because I couldn't decorate my guns like a hotrod. Now I will prolly get this game.

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Comment #17 by Hell-Fighter
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 01:02:03 PM
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umm... I'll take the 'Big Gun Pack' and the 'Heavy Damage Pack'. Could be very useful!

Maybe give the 'Military Pack' a try........ love the Military Suit! : P

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Comment #18 by PerpetualHeaven
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 01:04:28 PM
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You can't criticize EA for this. They're cashing on people who are too lazy to beat the game themselves. This is a method that is very dominant with their Need for Speed series. Why not? There are consumers and EA wishes to make money. I commend them for their intelligence and blame the stupidity of the gamers who purchase these. This content would not exist without consumers.

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Comment #19 by wesker-
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 01:27:05 PM
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How about releasing a mission pack, I would like to play as different crew members from a different perspective.

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Comment #20 by CloseChief
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 01:30:48 PM
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That is awesome! I might buy this game now!

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Comment #21 by Skillet
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 01:46:58 PM
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Perp... it doesn't really make the game any easier and it doesn't automatically unlock achievements for you.

It's not like they're selling a 200KB download that automatically gives you all upgraded weapons and equipment that unlock the achievement for that.

Though, I have to agree. It is rather pointless. Too bad I'm going to waste my money on some of it.

Damn you, EA!

I need 800 MSP.....

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Comment #22 by ShinobiSteve81
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:10:34 PM
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This is why I haven't gone near this game yet, and probably won't even go near Mirrors Edge, though the demo was fun. Because of friggin EA an their money-grubbing asses.

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Comment #23 by Ryot Control
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:17:27 PM
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Hey if people like to pimp their weapons and their suits much like people like to pimp their cars, then by all means let them do it.

It's cool they got this stuff, but that's not my thing so I personally won't buy it, but I sure won't give people crap for wanting it and being able to buy it.

Let people enjoy their games, jeez.

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Comment #24 by afexracerx
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:24:26 PM
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I have to agree with #23 on this. If it's a game people are going to enjoy playing through multiple times, why not change it up a bit with the weapons? It's just there in case people want it.

Shinobi - You won't buy a game because they release DLC for it that's optional? It's not like you HAVE to buy the DLC to play the game.

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Comment #25 by Phool
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:48:07 PM
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What's next? Mirror's Edge DLC? Different Hair colour for Faith?

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Comment #26 by Paprikeh
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:48:22 PM
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Jesus christ, I wouldnt mind spending like 400 microsoft points on ALL of this but this... this is just overkill

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Comment #27 by LeXuZ
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 02:49:18 PM
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Maybe different shoelaces

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Comment #28 by Osaka Jim
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 03:12:57 PM
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#25 Stop giving EA ideas! :)

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Comment #29 by Soldiercloud9
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 03:25:43 PM
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I wish there would be a demo because a lot of mixed opinions about this game is stopping me from getting it.

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Comment #30 by S3R0
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 03:27:46 PM
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The holidays are coming, I think EA should make one of those DLC free :)

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Comment #31 by ShinobiSteve81
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 03:30:55 PM
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It's not that I won't buy a game because of optional DLC, but EA have been the kings of DLC whoring forevers and a half. For silly stuff, that can be included right out of the box. I don't mind things that can be justified, I do play Rock Band 2, and get DLC for that, but things to make the game easier, a different colored skin, or thing to help unlock achievements without working for them are rather stupid IMO.

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Comment #32 by Mr Dude65
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 04:08:37 PM
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I got the Elite suit for free a while back. I didn't even have the game but realized that if I didn't nab it, they'd jack it up to like $3 or something. Guess who was right.

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Comment #33 by eXiled Killah
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 04:18:51 PM
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Comment #34 by tl nike 06
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 04:28:29 PM
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what a waist of ms...

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Comment #35 by Danteveli
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 04:37:25 PM
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great idea if there are people crazy or desperate enough you can earn $$$ over doing almost nothing.

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Comment #36 by ShirleyPeanut
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 05:11:40 PM
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Wow i can feel the love to EA here.

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Comment #37 by Mad Man
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 05:23:02 PM
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sweet DLC's

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Comment #38 by judge08
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 05:52:03 PM
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meh i already ran threw the game twice, and already traded it in, overall i think it was a great game for the 60 dollar price point, but to try to squeeze out 20 more dollars... come on, im all about a different game experience but theres only so much you can do with skins, overall maybe the big gun pack will be worth it but none else really.

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Comment #39 by AK Punk
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 06:08:37 PM
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Right on, Love this game #1 on my list.

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Comment #40 by xLUNCHTREYx
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 06:26:27 PM
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is EA goin back to their old ways?

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Comment #41 by mrhobo
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 06:52:58 PM
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people are retarded. look at it from a business view

EA = A business
Main goal of a business = make profit
DLC = profit
so that means EA = Success

Only thing I could say is that EA could do some more than just costumes. People who complain are retarded, if even one person wants to get these then its worth it because YOU ARE NOT FORCED TO BUY THEM, do people forget that?

Step 1: Semi-useless DLC
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit

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Comment #42 by Just Unkillable
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 07:24:56 PM
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I smell some horse but it ain't armor. This isn't bad in a stand point of stuff it's bad from a price point like the Ace Combat stuff (IMO anyway)

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Comment #43 by MarK SlamS
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 08:15:32 PM
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Steampunk Force Gun? That's badass!

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Comment #44 by Joker36635
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 08:51:16 PM
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Great game, but this is some crappy EXPENSIVE DLC!

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Comment #45 by Agent JFG
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 08:53:31 PM
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I'll probably get the new weapons, but most likely none of the new colors. Maybe just one, just maybe.

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Comment #46 by MrRedrum
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 09:20:36 PM
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The Godfather game anyone?? Pretty soon I bet we can pay 250 points for an infinite ammo cheat! EA is so ridiculous sometimes...

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Comment #47 by VVCephi
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 09:39:54 PM
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I did the exact same thing!

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Comment #48 by Alan1187
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 09:51:37 PM
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I'll probably end up renting this game, I hear it's short, and can be 1k'd rather easily. Doubt I would need these bonus weapons to complete it either.

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Comment #49 by crunchb3rry
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:11:02 PM
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Astronaut Horse Armor. Nice job, EA. You never disappoint.

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Comment #50 by eXiled Killah
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 10:15:02 PM
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Step 2 is get idiots to buy said useless content.

The game wasn't hard!! There isn't a need to make the game easier. I'm thinking EA has some stiff competetion with all the good games being released and is trying to keep Dead Space near the front of the line. While enjoyable, the game is on the short side. 2-3 play throughs and you're done with it completely.... then what? Sell it or blow the dust off the cover once a month. Could be a nice decorative coaster if you like :P

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Comment #51 by INFERNOII
Monday, November 10, 2008 @ 11:16:45 PM
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Definititly not worth it, im guessing anyone that would of played it already played this game and finished with it.

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Comment #52 by FlimFlam
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 02:03:26 AM
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that kinda sucks, I'm always defending EA as for some reason people think it's fashionable to rip on them, even though this year they have provided some top class titles... But different colour weapons? Please. New weapons yes. New suits yes, to a certain extent. Equipment paint jobs? No thanks. Still, we are under no obligation to fork out or them, so there is no harm really.

Dead Space was awesome. Short? To be honest I work full time and have just had a baby, so my time is at a premium and I don't want to have to sink 30+ hours into a game to see the end. Don't see anyone complaining about Gears...

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Comment #53 by Uncl Ad
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 02:29:25 AM
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Rip-off = EA Games

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Comment #54 by ChipSpudskin
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 02:41:16 AM
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It's your choice if you buy it or not. I only buy DLC if I think it's worth it, I've yet to buy any DLC!

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Comment #55 by Fruhmann360
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 06:23:27 AM
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i bet these cheesy asses are going to sell ammo clips as DLC in left 4 dead, otherwise you have to manually reload the 1 clip you're given at the beginning of the game on each reload.

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Comment #56 by theo5673
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 07:23:47 AM
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Comment #57 by SPRAYandPREYcom
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 07:52:28 AM
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if someone buys a scorpion skin in the middle of the forest will anyone hear it ? :]

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Comment #58 by neosman8
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 08:34:05 AM
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the only decent pack there is the big gun pack which is the only new weapon. also im glad i downloaded the elite suit before i had the game as it wouldnt be free for long wahoo

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Comment #59 by Chaosphynx
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 09:03:48 AM
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Why is EA so eager to make us pay more for items that probably 108 kb ....and already on the disc

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Comment #60 by Hells Zargon
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 09:22:04 AM
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I bet that most of this content is already on the disk.

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Comment #61 by Greg0fTheDead
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 09:27:58 AM
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who cares you people flip out over nothing

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Comment #62 by GandalfStorm30
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:00:39 PM
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cracking game (almost) resident evil beater, but dlc for colors and effects, suits etc. = not worth $$$$ imo - should be free

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Comment #63 by GandalfStorm30
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:00:39 PM
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cracking game (almost) resident evil beater, but dlc for colors and effects, suits etc. no point imo

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Comment #64 by DeafSunchaser
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:25:35 PM
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wow thats taking the piss! i will never spend that amount and have no other ach!!

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Comment #65 by FailedSeppuku
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 12:38:56 PM
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The Elite suit looks cracking, but i've gone through the game using the normal suits and will go through my second play through with the Elite suit and just my plasma cutter ... the things we do for 40G.

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Comment #66 by JEFF BAYLUN
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 @ 04:11:11 PM
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The Elite Suit was inferior to the Scorpion Suit, I don't understand the need for all this crap. I'm not spending my money on 5 new weapon skin packs from EA. I liked the game and all, but money's tight right now.

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Comment #67 by SoulProphet85
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 @ 12:02:14 AM
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I would like to have a game extended, not by weapon skins, but by missions and side stories that are related to the main story. That is something worth paying for because that is like another game right there.

Like GTA 4 expansion coming soon, that warrants a purchase if you still have your copy of GTA 4 (which most of you may have sold it already.)

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Comment #68 by RonanN1
Sunday, November 16, 2008 @ 06:54:04 AM
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I just both them all! great pack!

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