Wednesday, 8 July 2009

DLC Ups and Downs

Downloadable Content is one of the best features of the Next Gen consoles1. This is especially true on my platform of choice the Xbox 360, with new content released daily, although PS3 is slowly catching up.

EA have announced two FREE DLCs for their recent and knockout game FIGHT NIGHT Round 4. The first will be a standard content style update featuring: a new gym, sliders, equipment and a Pizza Hut version of Sugar Ray Leonard. No, I'm not sure what that means either.

The second in more intriguing. They are releasing a game patch that will allow players to use the face buttons to punch, as in previous versions of the game. The analogue stick punch control seemed to be a main selling point for the new version so this add on seems both a boon for those players who prefer the old controls and back-pedaling for the games evolution.

Of course, the news can't always be good. It seems that there will be no DLC updates for MK vs DC. Ed Boon, Mortal Kombat co-creator, has announced on his Twitter page that the additional characters will now not be released. Mr Mxyzptlx, Harley Quinn and Quan Qui (above). MK vs DC is one of those average games that is slightly raised above the thrall by the history of the subject material, and in the Geek world few rank higher than MK and DC, so it's a shame that the book has been closed on that little crossing of the Realms.

1 I am a little tired of the GH3 and Rock Band songs taking up all my screen space though.

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