Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 DLC Coming Back for a Limited Time
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Abruptly taken off the marketplace with no warning back in January after less than three months in existence, the Character Pack that adds an extra 250 gamerscore will be returning to the marketplace through the end of the 2010 calendar year, as confirmed by an admin on the MUA2 forums. She also confirmed that they will not be putting out a "Gold Edition" of the game that will include the extra DLC on disc as they did with MUA1, so this will be the final chance at these DLC achievements. Stay tuned for another news post when the content is officially available, and be sure to grab it before the year is out if you want to get your 1250 in MUA2.


"So here is the news - and this is part of what was keeping me super busy behind the scenes - we did it!  We made our case (your fan support helped), begged, pleaded, cajoled and didn’t give up and were able to convince the ‘powers that be’ to bring MUA2 DLC back!!  This is really happening.  And you are the FIRST to know.

In terms of timing, now that it’s been approved, we need to coordinate to get this back up on Xbox Live and PSN.  I am hoping we can get this up on XBL before the 4th of July but that might be wishful thinking - we are trying.  As soon as I know definite timing, I will let you know.

And this is important - I want to make sure this is super clear from the beginning - all good things must come to an end and we are only allowed to have the MUA2 DLC back up through the end of 2010.  So there will be about a 6 month window to download the content again, and then it will be gone for good.  It’s not a strategy and not our choice, this is just what is allowed so I’m giving you all the advance notice I can.

On other questions… there’s not going to be a Gold Edition, but we are able to get the DLC content back via XBL and PSN."



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Comment #2 by JustAFriend
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:23:19 PM
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awesome, realy loved this game and wondered why i couldnt get the dlc, better get ready to d/l this

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Comment #3 by samjustsam
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:25:09 PM
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i played the demo of this game and was not impressed. it seemed to have a lot less characters in it then the first game. the first was good. it was fun. could care less about the dlc for this game. if they make a third i hope its more like the first. for now tho....bring on marvel vs. capcom 3!

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Comment #4 by chris100185
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:26:50 PM
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People who own the game and missed the DLC the first time around I'd wager.

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Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:33:37 PM
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thats good to hear. i was thinking about playing it mostly for achievements but when i heard the dlc was gone i knew i would never play the game since i could never complete it 100%. now i can!!

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Comment #6 by some Irish guys
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:33:49 PM
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I was one of the many that missed this, I got the game as birthday gift right before the DLC was pulled down. I'm glad they're doing this :)

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Comment #7 by normalipromise
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:38:46 PM
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any chance they can throw up the dlc for the first one as well?

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Comment #8 by peterk
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:41:48 PM
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Nice. I'd actually scratched this off my "to buy" list because of the DLC screwup. I'll wait until the content is actually available before picking the game up, however.

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Comment #9 by puma
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:51:23 PM
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it would be nice if there was an autoupdate for all the different DLC characters so i can play with people who don't have it. not too much to ask for right?

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Comment #10 by lordrex217
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:55:54 PM
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i've been looking to get this, but wanted to get all the points (love getting 100% of my rpgs). so it looks like i'll be picking this up soon.

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Comment #11 by Bullhorse
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:57:04 PM
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i have to admit, this ruins the "rare" feeling of having done those achievements before the content was removed, but i'm happy for anyone who bought the game but couldn't complete it. with this and the upcoming ghostbusters patch, there's a lot for completionists to be happy about.

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Comment #12 by DanTheManGum
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 04:58:45 PM
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Fantastic news. Glad to see developers are actually going back and fixing/working things out (ghostbusters and now MUA2). Lets hope this trend continues.

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Comment #13 by darkdeath174
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:01:18 PM
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sooo no dlc for 1 :( i can only find gold for like 100 on the net

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Comment #14 by xCKJoeh153x
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:01:36 PM
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This is awesome. I didn't think I was gonna find someone locally to play this game with. Fantastic news. Everyone make sure you get it while its up and ready for purchase!

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Comment #15 by olsen77
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:28:17 PM
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No...freaking...way!!!! Having those eight missing has been bugging me since I went to buy the DLC and I found out it's gone.

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Comment #16 by XCinX
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:29:37 PM
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Wow. This has been a surprising month for us Achievement lovers out there! First we get word that Ghostbusters is honestly being patched. Now this? Hell, we get another free Doritos arcade game announced in the next couple months and June will be the best month of the year thus far!

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Comment #17 by KillerBEA
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:30:39 PM
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Im gonna buy it

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Comment #18 by mksystem74
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:33:34 PM
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oh good, I got points for it too. awesome

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Comment #19 by ANG3L0 CHES3CKE
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:40:42 PM
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Yes! The Cheesecake no longer suffers!

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Comment #20 by jasonorme666
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 05:50:39 PM
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Definatly going to buy it this time around.
How many points did it cost before it was removed?

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Comment #21 by Masklin
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:05:08 PM
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Will be getting this as I've just got this game

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Comment #22 by Phil the guy
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:18:46 PM
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I've already got 1250 on this game, but it's nice to know that others will have a chance to download this DLC again. The new characters are fun to use, but most of the DLC achievements are a pain to get.

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Comment #23 by DOA_Rose
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:32:12 PM
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That's great for those who missed out before, but a new DLC pack with more characters and non-simulator missions would be nice. I want Shatterstar and Jubilee!

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Comment #24 by DESTRO5
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:33:31 PM
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Glad I cleared the game when I did.

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Comment #25 by SmokeScreen76
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:37:53 PM
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It's about bloody time. As much as it sucks that it's only for a limited time, at least people have 6 months to download the content this time; not 6 f***ing weeks like when it was first released. I still say before limited time DLC is pulled, XBL should post some kind of message saying that they'll be pulling it. It would be in everyone's best interest.

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Comment #26 by HenryRivers
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 06:58:23 PM
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I bought the game, but after playing it twice and discovering I couldn't get the DLC I sold it. Now I'm just dissapointed.

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Comment #27 by oysterboy13
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 07:46:33 PM
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what was in the dlc in the first place??

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Comment #28 by oysterboy13
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 07:48:07 PM
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nevermind didnt realise the links

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Comment #29 by ponypo2001
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 07:49:42 PM
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Oh thank God for this.Loved the game so much and was so upset that I couldn't get the full score.Another completion coming up.Awesome effort for them to get this back up.

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Comment #30 by Ohheythere
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 07:51:50 PM
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THANK GOD!!!! Thank you so I can put this on my card! Call me anal but the full points have to be available if I put it on this card. So awesome...loved the first one and can't wait to play the shit out of this one.

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Comment #31 by Sabeythang
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 07:52:07 PM
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Wow, Activision CAN be convinced to spend money on a worthwhile cause.

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Comment #32 by zyxomma100
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 08:22:38 PM
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...Wow. This has been readded to my buy list after being brutally removed after the horrible Marketplace scandal.

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Comment #33 by cleric_80
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 08:34:28 PM
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awesome... I wanted to grab this game but didn't b/c of the DLC issues... gettin' it now :)

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Comment #34 by zr122
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 08:35:46 PM
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Halle-fcuking-luia. This game will be completed after all!

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Comment #35 by Earth Djinn
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 08:35:51 PM
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This right here is what was keeping me from buying the game.

I'll buy it now, and I'll get the DLC as soon as it appears. Psylocke and Carnage are two of my favorite characters and I hated that I couldn't play them before this.

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Comment #36 by Allen Poe
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 09:12:11 PM
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*jerks off*

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Comment #37 by Rooster425
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 09:17:55 PM
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I've got the 1000 in the game, and I'm jumping on that as soon as possible. Along with news of a Ghostbusters patch, it's good to see games I have no longer be impossible to complete.

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Comment #38 by spectreon
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 09:24:33 PM
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Any word if the free patch will be available too? I doubt it will matter. I purchased this on day 1 way back when but my friend put it off (he also didnt download the patch) so we haven't been able to play it together so this has been on the back burner... glad to here it will be available again, if only for a short time (ironically longer than the original time... just saying). Sounds like they are paying the licensing fees for the rest of this year.

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Comment #39 by Cap Britain
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 09:43:33 PM
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great news what put me off it first time round was the amount of more xmen you got but now i think the game suffers from not having all the extra's in it so i will have to get it this time round

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Comment #40 by FireWarrior316
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 09:55:22 PM
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If a friend of yours has the DLC already don't get the it. You can play with them online as long as you got the one thing downloaded that allows you to play with others and will be able to get all the achievements. I did.

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Comment #41 by Epsilon 616
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 10:25:57 PM
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I got it the day it came out and I'm glad I did. I like how Marvel finally listened to fan and released this again.

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Comment #42 by Gearbolt
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 10:29:59 PM
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I'm glad they are doing this. I played the game right after they pulled the DLC. Cheers! :)

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Comment #43 by wyte
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 11:15:50 PM
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this game disappointed me so much, the first was much better, i still have the first but i traded in this piece of crap while it was still worth sometime

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Comment #44 by Doominatorx6
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 11:16:32 PM
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Wow, this is a surprise considering the game didn't do too hot. The gold edition of the original is a pain to find, sad they arent putting that DLC back.

But still, this AND ghostbusters. Wow. What's next? My money is on either Monster Madness or something by EA. How about putting all your servers back up until 2011 guys?

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Comment #45 by blkalleykat
Monday, June 28, 2010 @ 11:53:39 PM
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I got the dlc before it was yanked so I'm glad to see those who missed out will get to play it. I wonder what the status is of the licensing since they didn't speak about adding the original mua dlc back to the marketplace

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Comment #46 by Starz 007
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 12:00:35 AM
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Great! I was really disappointed when they pulled it because I hadn't gotten around to the game yet. I love Carnage!

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Comment #47 by stevedb79
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 01:17:44 AM
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just gone and brought this game with for £9.85 new....bargain, can't wait now!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment #48 by Spoon84
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 01:22:12 AM
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games not as good as first one, but ima have to buy this. huge marvel fan

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Comment #49 by SubtleSarcasm
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 03:07:56 AM
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Now we need a fix for Army of 2:TFD dlc and all will be rght in the world... As soon as EA see the sales created by this and the Ghostbusters fix they'd be crazy not to put the time into the problem.

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Comment #50 by This be DMK
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 03:29:50 AM
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Cool. Hopefully a couple of my bros will pick it up who decided to pass once the DLC and patches got taken down.

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Comment #51 by Eoth
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 03:57:01 AM
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Awesome, I really enjoy this game. It may not be the best game out there it sure is a lot of fun with a group of friends. I was really missing Magneto, my main character for Marvel Alliance 1. So to get him back is awesome.

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Comment #52 by Kroesis
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 05:44:01 AM
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Wow, even though they have a reason for doing so, having this DLC with inclusive achievements available for only a limited time kind of ensures sales with the achievement crowd.

Now I'm not sure of the specifics and because of that if I were being a cynic, I'd almost say that Activision planned this.

1. Add content with achievements
2. Not renew the licences and take the DLC away removing chances to get the 250g
3. Offer it again 6 months later for a limited time
4. ???
5. Profit...

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Comment #53 by Mariner Mike 75
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 06:00:44 AM
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Yes, this is some of the greatest news I have heard in the last 12 hours. I could have purchased it but decided to use my points on another purchase and get this DLC later. When I went to make the purchase, I found out I missed it by less then a week. I was steaming mad for months.

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Comment #54 by cleric_80
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 06:56:45 AM
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if I remember correctly this site itself reported that the DLC was taken down because of some kind of license issue.

Here it is:;-DLC-No-Longer-Available.html

According to the article, Activision let the license lapse for whatever reason, presumably due to the crappy sales of the game even though Activision claimed it was "always" a limited time DLC... probably since they knew they were not going to option to renew the license and never actually told anyone it was going to be pulled.

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Comment #55 by PSlocombe
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 07:29:37 AM
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Wow, definitely unexpected. I was lucky enough to to get it the first time. But how will they promote this on Live? Available for a short time only, some people are bound to miss out again.

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Comment #56 by Kroesis
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 07:44:28 AM
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Thanks, stumbled across that report after I posted...

I don't know Microsoft's rules on DLC but I can't imagine MS knowingly allowing Activision to put up a limited time DLC especially if it included achievements. Are there any other incidences of this happening?

Despite the reasons for taking it down (I'm not disputing the licence expiry) it still seems like a sneaky attempt at DLC sales by Activision to me. I guess Activision has been painted as a money grabbing company in my mind at the moment!

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Comment #57 by Darth Trom
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 08:52:27 AM
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Excellent news!!!! Extremely excited!!! Looking forward to getting the DLC

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Comment #58 by Greedy
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 09:00:08 AM
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Good news! I was almost through the game when the DLC suddenly disappeared from the marketplace.

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Comment #59 by RollaJedi
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 09:11:11 AM
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i just came

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Comment #60 by sophmorejohn
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 09:26:23 AM
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thank god this needed to happen

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Comment #61 by Insane Sugar Rush
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 09:32:48 AM
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Doesn't this go against the Gamerscore rules or something?

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Comment #62 by Son of Kyuss
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 09:54:03 AM
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No because the initial 1000 is obtainable without the need of the DLC.

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Comment #63 by SANZA
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 11:10:52 AM
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im glad this is coming back out cause i want to get this game finished lol

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Comment #64 by conel33
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 12:47:23 PM
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Comment #65 by BigApple3AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 01:30:12 PM
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Thank goodness. I put so much time into the 1000 only to lose out on the DLC

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Comment #66 by MediumMelanin
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 @ 11:12:41 PM
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What about the MUA1 DLC!? Facking bitches!!

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Comment #67 by General Boredom
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 06:03:17 AM
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Nice, one of my friends bought the DLC, and I missed out. Maybe now I'll give the game another shot once it's back up. Now if only EA would fix the DLC achievements for Army of Two: TFD...

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Comment #68 by General Boredom
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 06:07:53 AM
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Nice, one of my friends bought the DLC, and I missed out. Maybe now I'll give the game another shot once it's back up. Now if only EA would fix the DLC achievements for Army of Two: TFD...

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Comment #69 by Jefferrz
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 06:47:37 AM
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Loved the heros and villains pack for the first game. Not played the second one yet but may pick up cheap

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Comment #70 by cleric_80
Thursday, July 01, 2010 @ 11:40:53 AM
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good luck getting it for "cheap"... I got a sealed copy for $30 b/c the used copies were $29.

anyways if anyone is interested the DLC is back up already

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