May 8th 2013 6:00 am PT

Arcade: Doritos Crash Course 2

Doritos Crash Course 2Content: Doritos Crash Course 2
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Doritos Crash Course 2 is the sequel to the XBLA smash hit Doritos Crash Course. Run, jump, slide and wall jump your Avatar through 4 new worlds of irreverent obstacles, traps and pitfalls. In this 2.5 platformer, compete for medals and find stars to progress. Use your stars to unlock new courses, power-ups and vanity items. Compare your best time against up to 3 asynchronous game clips of your friends.

Add the free game to your Xbox 360 download queue

 
 
 

Arcade, Free, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • kriegir

    Yay free is my favorite price!

  • http://twitter.com/NodNolan Paul Nolan

    My Kids love Doritos Crash Course, but it seems I cant leave them to play Crash Course 2 as its far FAR to easy for them to press a button and spend money.

    You should be able to turn off micro-payment buttons in the menu.

  • http://twitter.com/NodNolan Paul Nolan

    Please give us an option to turn off the Micro Payment button. My Kids loved Crash Course, but there’s no way i can leave them on my account to play this. (It won’t work unless connected to live on a Gold Account)

  • rhooper

    Testing later today…

    Btw, is it REALLY for free or do we have to be online and under a Gold account to play, like Happy Wars?

    • http://twitter.com/totallychriz Chrizs

      It’s free, there’s a seperate multiplayer option.

    • http://twitter.com/NodNolan Paul Nolan

      You need a gold account and to be online for the game to work. Tried logging in with a Silver Account and it says “this game is for golld accounts only”

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peter-van-Dam/100000713945783 Peter van Dam

      It’s for gold only, just tried. You can download and install, but not play…. Again…

    • Guest

      Don’t have to be online to play, but need Gold to download. Happy Wars is a MP game, so that was an online game. This has single player eg don’t have to be online.

  • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

    It a fun game yet it does seem if there some little things that annoy me(like watching the AI do a jump that seems impossible to do)

    • http://twitter.com/NodNolan Paul Nolan

      They’re doing a slide jump…. not impossible, just difficult sometimes

      • https://live.xbox.com/MyXbox/Profile?gamertag=DarkGin87 Lee Rayson (DarkGin87)

        Tried it many times even with boosts, still failed IMO that’s impossible :P

  • JuanCabrera

    Had a blast playing the original game in split-screen multiplayer. Looking forward to this one!

  • http://twitter.com/ChooseMyFate Matthew

    Out of all the releases in the next 2 weeks and discounts. This one is going to be the best. DCC1 was amazing.

    Sometimes the best things in life.. ARE free.

  • theConstruct

    Excellent! But when are we going to get some DLC or a sequel for Harms Way?

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Never because despite being a great concept nobody played it for more than ten minutes since that was how long it took to get all the achievements.

      • theConstruct

        My friends and I play Harms Way a lot more often that we play Crash Course.

        • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

          I do wish it had gotten bigger, it definitely deserved to.

          (That’s what SHE said.)

  • http://twitter.com/Lucky13X Lucky13X

    It’s great that there is a sequel. Never expected this for a free game that took Doritos to pay for it. However, being a Gold required game with micro-transactions makes the FREE part make sense. Not too bad of a trend if the free is based on Happy Wars. We could use more of that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

    An error occured while connecting, anyone else getting this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658196405 Paddy McNaney

      Me 2 tryin to find out why

      • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

        Just on chat with microsoft, will update you

      • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

        “Lyn: I’m sorry for this inconvenience
        Simon. I am going to have this issue reported to our higher levels since
        this game is published by Microsoft.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

    i still cant play this game error message

    • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

      Just onto microsoft about it

      • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

        cool thx

        • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

          they are escalating the problem!

          • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

            whats ur gt for xbox i add u

  • Desert Crawler

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: “Always Online: Deal with It.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

      wtf

    • Guest

      Way off topic and absolutely meaningless for this article. Also there is an email debunking the “always online” that came to surface’ so, at least wait a little bit until the official announcement before compulsively typing your comment in random threads.

      • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

        Off topic? This game has Always Online DRM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658196405 Paddy McNaney

    Anyone got a solution for not connecting yet? And why does mine say money printer broke down?

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

      no ive tryed deleting and re downloading but it dont work

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658196405 Paddy McNaney

        Damnit time to rage at level 29 in worms 2 again then…

        • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

          whats ur gt for xbox i will add u

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658196405 Paddy McNaney

            XxDrunKPaddYxX (It was my bro that changed my name

  • ungeheier

    “An error occurred while connecting to the Doritos Crash Course 2 service. Press (A) to try again.” Guess its time to get back to Defiance then.

    • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

      Out of the frying pan…

  • http://www.facebook.com/ian.loasby.50 Ian Loasby

    Let’s hope the Xbox Fusion launch goes a bit better than a XBLA realease,eh Microsoft? Look after the pennies and the pounds take care of themselves…

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

    how long till i can play this game now i wud b pissed if i payed for this

    • imike

      but you didn’t so stop whining

      • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

        lol i buy every arcade on xbox nearly so when a free games comes it better work

        • imike

          I’m sure you do. lol.

          • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

            i do ive got 438 arcades

  • boxanata

    Another “top quality” release from Microsoft… Glad I didn’t have to pay for it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sid.meyers.7 Sid Meyers

      You do realize the fact that it’s FREE is the reason it’s severs are overloaded. Had they charged 400-800 MSP the chances are this wouldn’t be happening, assuming it’s a resource issue. Derp.

      • boxanata

        That’s only more reason for them to be better prepared, which they were obviously not. Derp.

        • Nate Wells

          Sids avatar is of “sid the sloth” So expect him to be slow and dimwitted.

          • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

            Says the generic anime character.

      • BostonSup

        Your right on that, but I think the real issue is that MS hasn’t come out a long time ago to deny the allegations that the future Xbox isn’t always online. This worries a lot of gamers.

      • Nate Wells

        Shut up trying to defend your lover. You trash. Accept negative feedback for once you fanboy.

        • BostonSup

          Its the internet and about video games, no need to get upset about other’s opinions.

          At this point MS is looking at a dip in immediate sales of their next console because of how they are handling communications (especially that potential rumor that they could have squashed long ago if untrue) and how they handled the Xbox towards the end of it’s life (lack of IPs, raising gold costs, almost mandatory gold, lack of variety of sales/deals, focus on Apps, focus of Kinect to the point they are shoving it down throats, etc).

          If always on and other problems prove to be correct then they will be looking at a HUGE loss during this console generation and damaging the Xbox brand for the generation after that. They better hope that it is a 5 year generation and then look at regaining loyalty to hopefully make money 2 years after that. Thats 7 years minimum before they can turn enough “profit” again, and another few years after that until that profit allows them to break even on their previous and current Xbox.

          The RRoD cost them a ton of money but they survived because they offered free fixes and extended the warranty of all Xboxes, this problem won’t be as easy to fix and will be more expensive. You just have to hope that their head of gaming is smart enough to avoid these problems before it runs Xbox into the ground.

          • Nate Wells

            “Its the internet and about video games, no need to get upset about other’s opinions.” Right but it’s fine for Sid to get fanboying over @boxanata:disqus ‘s comment?

            Why are insulting fanboys attitudes regarded as “acceptable” on this blog, whilst those who make even the slightest bit of constructive criticism are flamed to all eternity.

            Although I enjoyed reading the rest of your comment though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        i’m surprised they weren’t prepared, I mean, this isn’t an mmo or something where you need robust server setups to run the game, all the servers on this has to do is track stats and who buys what.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004658196405 Paddy McNaney

    Is it working yet?

    • boxanata

      That is a negative.

  • thebigzeus

    Yep

  • http://www.facebook.com/charlene.gorman.7 Charlene Gorman

    Thinking there was something wrong with xbox as it wouldnt play but i now see why tut tut microsoft ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

      i no its bad ive been waiting hours now lol

  • BostonSup

    Do you have to be always online to play this? Please say no! It doesn’t effect me but this is just MS burying itself deeper and deeper into the hole, if this is true. I am sorry to say but whoever is running the gaming division needs to be replaced ASAP.

    Maybe this is Doritos’ choice, but looking at the last few months with MS’s many PR, strategic and possibly real world console decisions, there are some **serious** concerns about the future of the Xbox brand.

    • thebigzeus

      Yes you do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.casscassidy Steve ‘Cass’ Cassidy

    just tweeted Xbox support seems they are working on it.
    another reason for always online play being rubbish

    • http://twitter.com/dontasciime mememememe

      happy wars is off also

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.heskins Daniel Doubletrouble Heskins

    it working yet

  • http://twitter.com/lochdoun Bry

    The future of Xbox everyone… ALWAYS ONLINE.
    Connection errors? DEAL WITH IT!
    Solution? BUY A PS4!!! ;)

  • pcgamingisted

    Was able to download, but need Gold to play? Poor show, Microsoft.

    • http://www.facebook.com/simon.johnson.714049 Simon Johnson

      You don’t get something for nothing my friend!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        you can get nothing for something with gold member ship though

  • Nate Wells

    Look at this pathetic nonsense. Always online game! Oh would you look at that, it doesn’t work! Hahaha. Microsoft, the pinnacle of trash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.r.neaves Steven Ray Neaves

    i guess i don’t have to wait for may 21 to hear about always online.Time to move over to playstation.

    • http://twitter.com/JNE317 Jay

      You do realize that any game on the next Xbox that requires an “always online” connection will require an “always online” connection on the PS4 too right? Like Bungie’s Destiny, it will require an always online connection on the PS4 as well as the next Xbox.

      • Zachary Miller

        Doesn’t rumor have it that the always online is up to the publisher and not required on microsofts part?

  • http://twitter.com/ChrissXBL Chris

    is it working yet or still down?

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.friedmarcovitch Daniel Fried-Marcovitch

    According to the most recent rumors, the next xbox will not require an always on connection to play games.

  • http://twitter.com/Swagasauruss Hayden Dunbar

    Microsoft never said in the first place that the next Xbox was going to be always online, they were just rumours and now Microsoft has said those rumors are false.

    • BostonSup

      Did they say it? I saw there was an alleged email about it, but from what I gather it wasn’t confirmed. That is the major issue. Even if they just denied the always on thing it, it should have denied a long time ago when the rumor popped up. I personally don’t think MS would be so stupid to do the always online and if your right, then it is good they FINALLY denied it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      MS never said anything, it’s a rumor debunking a rumor, we still don’t know if it will be always online or not, chances are it won’t be because it would basically make the nextbox useless for many people in other countries (not that it’s amazing now)

  • http://twitter.com/ChooseMyFate Matthew

    Nope still down.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrissXBL Chris

    i think the serve will not be up till tomorrow

  • http://twitter.com/dontasciime mememememe

    all their services suck at the minute

  • http://twitter.com/dontasciime mememememe

    how about a timer for xbox live offline time via an xbox system update and add that back to subscription instead of thieving the time and pretending the service never goes off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005938554 Spocks Weiner

    doesnt work, waste of time. Hope this teaches Msoft a lesson about always online….

    • http://www.facebook.com/jose.olivo.180 Jose Olivo

      They should warn people if the game is an always online game. I bought my cousin Nyan Cat Adventure cause he loved playing mine. I had not read anything about it being online only. So I got it for him. He later told me that he was unable to play it cause it asks to connect to xbox live in order to play it. I think that sucks. I contacted microsoft about getting a refund/credit so he could get something he could actually use but they said no. The person I spoke with said they don’t give refunds or credits unless it’s a tech issue on their side but since the game works fine, they could not offer anything. I call shenanigans on them.

      • xPutNameHerex

        Is your cousin playing it on the Xbox that it was originally downloaded on to? Might be the standard protection Microsoft has against account sharing if not.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jose.olivo.180 Jose Olivo

          Yes.. Since he is in my family plan all i did was give him 400 MS points. Then we logged in to HIS profile on HIS xbox and bought the game that way. Other than for leaderboard purposes, I don’t see why the game has to be connected online. It’s not like you can invite friends to play against or play online with other gold members. It’s just a stupid situation. There’s no DSL in the area where he lives or I’d get it for him. I’m saddened that Crash Course 2 is the same way cause he and I had been waiting for it’s release and now the only way he can play it is when he is visitiing me. Which BTW.. graphic wise… I think Crash Course 1 is much better… it runs smoother than part 2..

  • http://www.facebook.com/mvega68 Marcos Vega

    Is there even a reason for the game to always be online? I just wanted to play single player.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sid.meyers.7 Sid Meyers

      It’s a Free2Play title that includes microtransactions just like any other “Always Online Free2Play” game PC, console or otherwise. The stats and the economy of the game are server side based as opposed to locally stored data that would be easily manipulated.

  • http://twitter.com/RGA_BODYBAG Ken

    Even with the confirmation of NO always-online DRM, i still feel like switching back to Playstation 4 this time around. Just for the fact that Xbox hasn’t had many GREAT exclusives in the past few years. Not to mention the Processor and Video card in the PS4 compared to the next xbox are a lot better. Oh ya, PS4 will have Diablo 3 at launch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005938554 Spocks Weiner

      Battleblock Theater, Fable, Halo, Forza, Gears of War. Also, Diablo 3 is a huge slap in the face to anybody who ever hit level 99 in D2.

      • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

        Not bad (won’t stay exclusive), dead series, losing its way (and I love my Halo), vroom vroom, lost its way.

        Yes, amazing.

      • http://twitter.com/RGA_BODYBAG Ken

        Battleblock i have… fun for less than a week , Fable 2 was the last fable i played cause it’s a disgrace of a rpg, Halo USED to be good.. Before Halo 4. Gears will always suck.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005938554 Spocks Weiner

          Sounds like you just have bad taste in games.

          • http://twitter.com/RGA_BODYBAG Ken

            Battlefield 3 , Skyrim, Borderlands 2, … just to name a few… But then again all of those are available on playstation. Like i said, all of the BETTER games are on both consoles.

          • mightywombat

            “Like i said, all of the BETTER games are on both consoles.”
            you never actually said that before that post…
            And why don’t you just get a PC then? Then you’ll actually be able to play Bethesda’s next game. And you can play all those games and they will look better than however you are playing them now. And there will be better deals for them. I’m not a PC gamer, but you don’t seem to have a reason to even choose one console.

        • Getsuga_Tensho

          I’d disagree with that, Halo 4 brought new life into the series with a great campaign and the best Halo multiplayer to date. I agree with you on Fable 2 and I think Gears is decent but I dislike the multiplayer. Still though, opinions and stuff.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

        an ok arcade game, fable sucks, halo has been mediocre this gen, gears was good but then judgement, agreed about diablo, but at the same time, killzone, infamous, and indie games going to ps4.

        • ryder4life22187

          So why don’t you just fully switch to the playystation then. What’s the point of coming to an xbox blog/site and always talking about the many things you rent from PSN+. Killzone has always been terrible and can’t say anything about infamous as never played it and don’t have the intention to ever will.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

          um judgement was awesome, way better than 3, and halo is awesome. fable is what it is but sure as hell doesn’t suck. killzone is cliche and infamous is inot that great. diablo is overhead game and doesn’t count towards anything ever. you are the worst gamer ever. i bet you don’t even own any type of game system. you prob only play games on your i(suck)phone

    • http://twitter.com/JNE317 Jay

      We don’t even know what processor and video card the next Xbox will have and Diablo 3 sucks anyway.

    • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

      You mention not wanting Always Online DRM bullshit but then you mention wanting Diablo 3? Is this a joke?

      • http://twitter.com/RGA_BODYBAG Ken

        Diablo 3 on ps4 isn’t going to have always on requirement. Mainly because sony has confirmed that ps4 doesn’t have Always on DRM.

  • http://twitter.com/NAVARiN Bennijin

    Well if the US and UK sign-in servers going down last month didn’t firmly put to bed any “always online” plans Microsoft were toying with let’s hope this debacle hammers the final nail in the coffin.

    Always online means you, not us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Blankestijn/100001846066431 Dave Blankestijn

    Works for the Netherlands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      worked for me too in the US. don’t know what is going on with others. it wasn’t that great, in fact, it was just llike the last one. Exactly the same.

  • Z4M0

    unplayable game on release date cause they are working on the store so you can play and be tempted with microtransations at the same time… I’m sure players will remember that with a warm feeling in their hearts. /sarcasm.

    • Does Not Equal

      So don’t play it. It’s not a mandatory download, and you paid nothing for it.

      • Stewart Emary

        commenting isnt compulsory either… :)

        • Does Not Equal

          I know, but he commented anyway! It’s crazy.

      • Z4M0

        I refer you to Stewart and kit comments… it’s not I didn’t like it nor I didn’t want to play it neither was I complaining about the game. It’s just that as others did, I just wanted to play it but couldn’t :)

        That could have been fixed prior to launch, like they did with MONACO wich was delayed a week to fix things up before launch.

        Can’t see how people read supposedly implicit yet nonexistent stuff out off aseptic coments like that. Anyways, thanks for keeping me at bay… so quickly, lol Cheers, buddy..

        • Does Not Equal

          Cheers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Lycandire David Smithson

    I just see it as a glorified FB game I need 15stars to unlock the first level i got all stars on the level except 1 and it says i have 9 stars so in order for me to unlock the next level i have to spend…..

    • mightywombat

      Did you get gold? I’m pretty sure that got me 15 stars easy

      • http://www.facebook.com/Lycandire David Smithson

        aye got first place and 4 achievements with it

        • http://twitter.com/Spudeh Sam O’Hara

          Then make sure you’ve unlocked the split path, which if it isn’t free after completing the course is 3 stars, and that unlocked (IIRC) another 11 stars on course 1, plus the bonus objectives offer me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

      i don’t see how this is possible, I got like 30 stars from the first level, and like 20 from every one after that so far.

    • Z4M0

      there are 3 bonus goals for every track, getting gold also gives you extra stars and then you allways can collect the ones spread thru the level/ alternate paths.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Curtis-Isabell/1036013363 Curtis Isabell

    I came in expecting people to be praising MS because they finally got a free game besides the like 3 free games available, and come to find people are mad it won’t work.

    Meanwhile on the Ps3 with PSN+ I got sleeping dogs for the right price of $0. oh and dust 514 which is free for everyone on PSN

    • Stewart Emary

      mmm… dust…

      • http://twitter.com/damashedavenger kit walker

        yer dust514 rocks, i bought a ps3 just for that.

        new shiny update out now too.

    • The Dukenator

      Meh. Got that game and more.

    • Z4M0

      Meanwhile, I have an Xbox and don’t go to PS3 forums nor blogs talking about stuff they won’t give a sh*t about as well as recelently I digitally purchased Tomb Raider at half price at the psn store but didn’t come here to tell everyone.

      Seriously, I’m tired of peope littering the internet with off topic cr@p. Would you come here to say everyone you found super cheap and comfy underpants at certain place ? That makes the same sense to me than coming here EVERYFRIGGIN POST to speak about what PSN users get. I already know what PSN “gives away” so in case it’s for me, save me that favor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/patrice.sonier Patrice Sonier

      I got this great deals on Jeans at my local Rossy store while we’re talking about great deal you should go check it out derp

  • http://www.facebook.com/zac.wattus Zac Wattus

    What is to happen to people that are not Gold members yet.. is that it.. just Xbox Live Gold members or…?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      its not that great, so don’t worry too much about it. anyways, gold members should get things for paying extra, duh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.olivo.180 Jose Olivo

    Hi .. Is anybody having problems with the Crash Course 2 game? When I try to run it, I get a message that says ” An Error occurred while connecting to the Doritos Crash Course 2 service.” It ask to press A to try again but the same thing happens again. Since getting it I have not been able to connect. Please help. Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/CheekyLee Lee Weedall

    Wow. The sheer cash grab cynicism of this one is quite breathtaking. From the first moment, actually, with the twin hands pointing on the first screen, one to the singleplayer portion of the game and the second one TO THE STORE! The frequent pleas for you to BUY ALL THE THINGS suggest that competition just is not going to be fair, as those who are prepared to drop money look like being the ones that get the rewards.

    Which is a shame, because from the first track alone it looks like I could really enjoy this. But I’m not likely to be playing it long enough to succumb to the temptation to purchase some sparkly special effects for my avatar, because I am already annoyed at the pokes at my wallet. Put the new tracks as DLC for the first game, and I’ll gladly buy them. But there are homeless people who would be too proud to beg as blatantly as this game does.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liquidfx-Xboxdude/100003184837175 Liquidfx Xboxdude

      lol this is not that big of a game. if someone wants to drop money on it so what? i am not because i would rather buy something like Blood Dragon, which is awesome. I just played DCC2 for like an hour, got tired of it, like it did the last, and may play it some other time far far in the future.

    • mightywombat

      So, why don’t you enjoy it then? I haven’t spent any money and almost beat the game. Also, welcome to freemium games, they aren’t anything new.

      • Z4M0

        QFT ! This all day… they give people a free game and people omplain about microtransactions that are not mandatory to play, enjoy and complete the darn game ? that flips my wig, sir…

        Some people need to sit back and relax.

      • gamereviewgod

        Online passes aren’t anything new. Day one DLC isn’t anything new. $15 map packs aren’t anything new.

        That is seriously no excuse to just up and accept it.

        • mightywombat

          But it’s a free game, so it’s not like you paid for something and should feel gypped because you didn’t get the full package. I have now beat the game and at no point do I feel I should have spent money to get a better experience.

          Online passes are understandable because it’s a way for developers/publishers to actually get money if people buy used games. Day one DLC is BS, and I don’t purchase it. $15 map packs always go on sale. This is different, the point in spending money in this game is just to save time playing it and unlock what you want faster. That’s not even really in the spirit of the game, as there is no reward for actually playing it if you do spend money.

          I don’t know what you mean by just “up and accept it”. Free to play is segregating the gaming industry into AAA titles and F2P. And F2P is getting better and better. If that means I get to play games like this for free, I’m OK with that. Complaining about advertisements in this game is like wanting to watch a TV show but are too afraid of the commercials ruining the experience, so you just don’t watch it at all.

          • gamereviewgod

            It’s NOT a free game. It requires a persistent subscription (Gold) to play and is, upfront, nothing more than an advertisement. Someone is already being paid twice the second you boot the game. The inclusion of microtransactions, which ask the player to spend money at every turn, is ludicrous in this situation.

            And online passes are not understandable as they erode the consumer’s rights to resale. That’s what I mean by “up and accept it.” Being passive about this only lets studios further take advantage.

          • mightywombat

            But paying for Gold is usually under the desire to play online, have party chat, use streaming apps, etc. This comes at no extra cost. The inclusion of free to play games for Gold members only started with Happy Wars, so these games shouldn’t have really been a motivating factor for having Gold. Microtransaction advertisements in this game really aren’t that bad and they don’t impede progress in this game in any fashion. It’s not like you have to stare at a screen for 10 seconds and all it says is “PRESS A TO BUY”. Also, I am on a free Gold subscription right now, so it actually is free for me.

            And you really won’t have to worry about online passes soon enough, as everything will be digital before you know it. I bet that will really erode resale value, but there is nothing you can do about it.

          • gamereviewgod

            No, I didn’t buy Gold for this, but it is clearly an attempt to lure people onto the service. Those free trials are dismally short these days.

            This is principal, wherein a deal was signed for two major corporations to release an equally beneficial advertising product and then charge for it. Whether microtransactions are intrusive to the experience or not (I believe they are) is irrelevant.

            Digital is a looming disaster, but it’s not open and shut because most consumers won’t even spend the dollar for an Android app. Who can believe they’ll pay $60? The market currency of resale is more important than even publishers seem to realize as they further clamp down on their software.

          • Z4M0

            OMFG ! so public TV programs are not free to view… cause you have to buy a TV to watch them! Bingo, you’ve got the point right !

          • gamereviewgod

            There’s a huge difference between a requirement to use a device and an ancillary service/restriction created at the whim of a console manufacturer/publisher.

            That’s sort of like the “you need electricity” line when trying to defend always online.

    • Desert Crawler

      They want to charge real money for super powers? The game is free, it’s the business model they chose for it, so I understand and I’m fine with it.

      The one and only thing that bothers me about micro-transactions is how they hide with a coat of candy the part that will lead you to use real money. What’s worse, there is not even a standard for these things; they call it tokens, happy tickets, coins, what have you. They use the word “buy” for everything and sometimes “dollars” is the in-game fake currency.

      I know it eventually pops-up the Xbox guide, but they (and I think there should be a law about this) should be very clear upfront about which currency is fake and which is real.

  • http://www.facebook.com/warritz Warren Ritzel

    does anyone know what is wrong with their servers because it works for some people in the U.S. but not a lot of people can’t play it icluding me

  • Z4M0

    Ok, let’s clear this up…once and for all.

    People pay gold for ONLINE PLAY, getting demos IN ADVANCE, PARTY services and in recent years, DEALS and DISCOUNTS.

    Like it or not, but that’s it. There is no clause where thaey say they will give you FREE games. So technically YES, IT’S aFREE GAME.

    Dimwitted people, fed up dudes, pissed off customers.. I dunno what it takes but some people is so eager to complain (there are lots of times when it’s legit to do so) that sometimes they do without having their facts right.

    There’s stuff to complain about CC2, but IMHO it’s not the way you went there.

    I’m not paying extra for the game, so this time THE CAKE WASN’t A LIE. Period.

  • Z4M0

    really insighful comment, lol :)

  • ryder4life22187

    So if I so called pay 5 bucks a month for live does that mean i get the other 5 months free as i never pay more than 25 to 35 bucks a year.

  • bko

    Best piece of marketing yet for the PS4. Thanks Microsoft!

    Love,

    Sony

 

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