An Interview with Robert Bowling on the MW 2 Resurgence Package

 

Host: Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson (Xbox LIVE ) (Twitter)  

Interview: Robert Bowling (Xbox LIVE) (Twitter), Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Package  
 
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  • MAOraNza

    Kristoffer… I was raped because I bought it and was not satisfied, way too much for a package of that kind. Don’t come here spreading out free market rules.
    These package are just not worth the price.
    I’m playing the game since day one… so? I paid it 60 euros, plus 15 euros of Stimulus… and now I won’t pay another 15 euros for 3 crappy maps (like the ones in Stimulus).
    You want to buy it? Good for you, I don’t care.

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  • Kroesis

    With prices like this I’m happy that I traded MW2 in. I don’t care if people want to spend their money on what I personally feel is far too expensive considering what is included, that’s their decision. I just hope that other companies don’t jump on the bandwagon and hike up the prices for their DLC to IW style extremes.

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  • MuckRak3r

    I sold MW2 the SECOND I knew for a fact the “Stimulus” map pack was going to be $15. Because I knew all future map packs for this game would be that much too. Guess what, I already paid $65 for the disc itself. Not about to spend another $30-$60 on map packs. No way.

    I can afford every game and all kinds of MS points. It’s not about if I have a job or not. It’s the principle. Why should I line the pockets of these companies with my money for a couple maps? There is so much cheating and lag going on in MW2, it’s just not fun. No need to hang around and pay any more for the bad experience.

    There are so many great games out there now, and great ones release all the time. So I don’t have to get bogged down and play the same game for a year. I’m happy to play a game for a month or 2 and then sell it. It’s a double swing as far as money goes, I have money coming in from the sale instead of more money going out to buy map packs.

    The only 2 games of late that I have kept and plan on keeping are Gears2 and Bad Company 2. Both are fun and are a long lasting online experience. Glad to buy maps for games like that if they are reasonably priced.

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  • Thiago123

    Thanks Major, nice scoop ;). Was never a fan of Vacant, but enjoyed Strike quite a bit and I thought the stimulus package was good overall especially the junkyard one (Salvage?). I’ll likely pick it up though I’ve been more on BFBC2 lately.

    Question – isn’t the Reach beta still going to May 19? Why did Major keep saying it was over already? Did he mean, by the time the maps come out…

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  • Pogue Mahone MG

    Wow. There is expressing opinions and then there is EXPRESSING opinions. I had to double check that I wasn’t on some emo-goth site for gamers who hate gaming and game developers and everyone that games in general.

    As stated above- fight the good fight, stick it to the man by not buying the DLC. Better yet, dust off the Atari and have a nice relaxing game of Adventure.

    My two cents? I don’t mind paying for DLC, it keeps the game fresh and adds some old favorites to a new game and gameplay. Game developers are no different than anyone else in the entertainment industry, they are working to make a blockbuster title and with that the bags of money that goes along with it. Simple economics.

    Hate the game?- don’t buy it. Don’t agree with paying for DLC?- don’t purchase it. See, wasn’t that simple?

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  • YourRustySpoon

    Just wanted to say that it’s MS sets the price on content, not Activision or Infinity Ward, so at least direct your vitriol in the right direction. That being said though, $15 still feels too expensive to me, but an increase in DLC price has been building for a long time.

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  • r3dreck

    I’m done with CODs, GoWs, and Halos… overpriced DLC, blah.

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  • r3dreck

    Oh and eventually I’ll snag Battlefield 2, much better value for your $$.

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  • Kroesis

    @YourRustySpoon Are you sure? I’ve heard it is exactly the opposite on several occasions. I don’t doubt that MS would get a portion of the costs though.

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  • MAOraNza

    YourRustySpoon… are you sure of what you say? Who told you?

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  • TheDarKnyht

    Between this, Left 4 Dead add-on pricing (free elsewhere but required to charge here), and the latest EA Sports Online shenanigans (shutting down servers, charging used game buyers fees) I am seriously starting to wonder about Microsoft and the value of my Gold membership fees. I am thinking I really need to reconsider next time renewal comes up.

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  • Quicksilver4648

    $15 for a map pack, pass. I never bought the first and I will be sure to miss the second. I’ll wait till its $15 for both. To many other better games to play, BF:BC2, Halo: Reach, and Red Dead Redemption.

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  • MisterBigMack

    buy if you want to buy it, if you don’t and/or one of the ones who think its too much and activision are rip off merchants or whatever well yeah express your opinion but don’t preach to people who want to buy the pack that they are idiots or whatever for buying it

    its up to them, like its up to you that you don’t want to buy it

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  • Shamrock

    I could care less about this game now and looking forward to the real IW developers do at their new studio.

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  • Kroesis

    @YourRustySpoon Just done a little searching and came across this:
    http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/108/1080084p1.html

    Now (with a slight change in my previous post up the top from IW to Activision) we can continue to direct our vitriol at the appropriate party.

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  • D3NNIS60

    10:32 “The Halo: Reach Beta just finished”
    ???

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  • Garbox

    Ugh, it is broken and MS and IW appear oblivious to it. Why not call em out on that Larry instead of this chummy chit chat BS. Oh yeah, like that’ll ever happen.

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  • PAT2K9

    $15.00 is too much for these map packs.

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  • MeS FEAR

    i passed on stimulus pack and will do the same on this one. I will sell MW2 too. This Game just sucks so i dont need it anymore. I have much more fun at battlefield bad company 2. Wont buy CoD:Black Ops either. Medal of Honor looks much better than Black Ops. Have fun at paying 1200 points again. I will keep my points for a better deal 🙂 bye bye Modern Crap

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  • HazyCloud

    If you don’t like the price, don’t buy it. There isn’t any reason for calling ones who did, stupid or morons. If you play the game daily and have a full time job, 15 bucks is nothing. I guess when you have to find lawns to mow to buy DLC, you have to choose what you purchase wisely.

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  • Skunk175

    So for only six new maps, you’re paying for half the game again.
    Brilliant pricing. *sarcasm*

    And by the way, yes, Microsoft chooses the pricing IF achievements are involved.
    If they aren’t, the company chooses the price, and Activision chooses $15 for each pack.

    Also, how is it curing “mapathy” if almost half the maps are exact copies of old maps.

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  • Doh Ray Egon

    Funny…where were these complainers when Bungie put out there last map pack for Halo 3? Only 2 new maps and a remake. Why is that ok? Face it…you want more, but you don’t want to pay more…and that’s not going to happen.

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  • Kroesis

    @HazyCloud
    Your view is very singular. For example, I have a full-time job and to give you an idea, I’m in just about the mid range of things for income tax. So, according to your statement, the cost should be nothing to me. However, I have more important things to spend my hard earned cash on, things like rent, electricity, water, gas, food for me, my wife and baby girl, clothing as required, car repayments, fuel, phone bills, internet, TV licence, birthdays etc.. All these costs, no matter how small, mount up. Now count in non regular bills such as any repairs to the house, repairs/replacements of electronics, MOT, car servicing, medical, dental, payments for holidays etc..

    So being careful and not frivolous about what I spend my leftover cash on is a necessity.

    So I guess you could modify your last statement to ‘I guess when you have a full time job but still live with your parents, you don’t have to worry about choosing what you purchase wisely.’

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  • Doh Ray Egon

    @Kroesis: So with all of those issues in your life…you can’t afford $15…but somehow you can manage to get a 360 and have a gold subscription? Uh huh…right.

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  • Kroesis

    @Doh Ray Egon: My Xbox is an old Pro that I’ve had for a long time and my subscription is included in my regular bills. It’s also a subscription that I have previously had to suspend for a good 6 months or so last year due to other costs. So yeah, uh huh, OK?

    Besides I didn’t say I couldn’t afford it, I said I couldn’t be frivolous about what I spend my cash on as I don’t have a lot of it to spend on things I don’t believe are decent costs. Does that help clear things up a little for you, hmm?

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