Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Whitstable Bay (Shepherd Neame)

Whitstable Bay
Name: Whitstable Bay
Label: "A modern ale from Britain's oldest brewer - Organic ale"
Brewery: Shepherd Neame
ABV: 4.5%

Rating: Whitstable is obviously better than Herne Bay or they would have named it Herne Bay.

Game: Welcome to my new feature called "Why I Hate DLC" - The new Modern Warfare DLC is priced at a scarily big 1200 Microsoft points which is £10.20 in real money.  After the horror of the Bioshock 2 debacle last week, this is another kick in the teeth for honest gamers. For the benefit of non-regular (irregular?) readers, last week 2K released "downloadable" content that you didn't really need to download because it was already on the disc - so you were effectively paying for it twice.

All the good work done by the developers responsible for the likes of Fallout 3 and GTA IV is quickly being undone by these con-like examples of overpriced content.  Downloadable content packs for Fallout 3 and GTA IV were essentially entire new games set in the same universe rather than an overpriced multiplayer map or level.  I am now boycotting all DLC until Microsoft and the developers revise their pricing models. Even for my favourite games like Assassin's Creed, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Dante's Inferno, they've been hit with sub-standard or overpriced DLC. By boycotting DLC, the money saved would soon build up to cover the cost of a full price retail game. Eat my goal.

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