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First Halo 3 Map Pack Arrives in December

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    Beginning December 11, three new multiplayer maps will be available for players of Bungie's Halo 3 (X360). Titled the Heroic Map Pack, its three maps - Foundry, Rat's Nest, and Standoff - will be downloadable from the online Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). Microsoft describes Standoff as "ideal for mid-sized objective and Slayer game types" due to its symmetrical layout and boulder-filled battlefield. Rat's Nest is said to be "an indoor vehicle paradise" best suited for big team battles, whereas Foundry is "the ultimate Forge map" as players can manipulate and replace every object object within it to create their own custom arena.

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    im not a fan of halo 2 or 3 (the first one was pretty fun) but i think its stupid that you have to pay for any new maps i think they should just make them free
     
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    Well what about every game on xbox with new maps? They charge for those as well. Its a business...how do you have developers sit inside for weeks making new maps and texturing them and tweaking them without paying them? Its called profit...and its how every business thrives. Ever go to the supermarket and buy all the ingredients for a pizza? It sure isn't $12 dollars.
     
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    mmm pizza

    i love home made pizza well a pizza could be about 12 bucks if you buy a lot of expensive meat:roll: but ya i no its a business for them but i kinda wish that it was free:) but still 10 bucks for 3 maps
     
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    extra added value is what the xbox360 is all about, no doubt some of these maps were for the original release but were held back specifically to sell as an add-on.
     
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    Meh, they should be free, extra story line is something I would consider paying for. Anyone who is going to pay for extra maps is throwing their money away. Say what you want, but Microsoft and Bungie are just milking your wallets, plain and simple.

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    totally agree :toast:
     
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    Agreed, but they're not forcing you to download them. As a matter of fact...if you wait long enough they'll become a free download. You pay to have them early, but patience is a virtue. Good thing for microsoft impatience pays in liquid cash.
     
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    First off, this proves my fact even more! They give them to you for free later, but you can't play a majority of multiplayer games for awhile.

    Also, anyone who plays on Xbox live knows this... Kids parents buy them everything, from maps to movies to games. Parents are unknowingly getting charged for extras like this, and it is what Microsoft and its developers are counting on. Anyway, the point is, the majority of players will have the the maps before they become free. Meaning most people will be playing the new maps.

    The worst part is, THE SMART PEOPLE WHO DON'T WASTE THEIR MONEY ON THE MAPS ARE THE ONES GETTING HURT. The smart people can't enjoy a game the paid 59.99$ to its full potential because they didn't pay for more maps. It's funny how Microsoft charges extra for EVERY LITTLE THING.
     
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    ^ lol, this just made me think of a funny situation. you buy a great fps, but then discover you gotta actually pay extra for all the ingame guns and weapons lols...
     
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    I'll gladly pay $10 for it.
     
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    I'll pay for it, I've always paid for every map on Halo 2
     
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    You don't get to play "Ranked" games, but Social you can still play (and Custom if the host isn't playing on a new map)...I know some people don't want to pay, but $10? Come on...help out the developers who are spending time on this. They already gave you a great game, and even after release when they can call it quits and start on another project, they stick with the game and support it with Matchmaking Updates/new maps.
     
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    I'll stick with my Steam games (Valve in particular) where my updates are free, and I don't have to pay for new maps after I already spent money on the game ;)

    It's funny, you have to pay per month to play on Xbox Live and then they stick with charges for new maps...Next thing you know they're going to charge you for patches to fix the bugs in Xbox games lol...

    EDIT: As far as support for Bungie developers go, I don't think you need to worry about that. Do you realize how many copies of Halo 3 have been sold, and it's not even Christmas yet...MS is literally just soaking up everything they can out of your wallets without being way too unreasonable.
     
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    hallelujah btw css and tf2 totally blow halo out of the water
     
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    If you're going to crap on Bungie don't talk about how great valve is. They charged you a ton of money for Half-Life 2 boxed sets and then make you buy the rest of the storyline that you paid for the first time. That and they bundle games together so you're forced to pay more money. I played HL2 at my friends house and thought it was awful, but thought Counter-Strike Source was great. I tried buying it but I had to buy the full game for months before they let me buy CSS as a standalone platform. Then you talk about bungie nickle and diming? pfft...get real PC games are the worst for this. You pay for a few extra maps and 3 or 4 new weapons and it barely makes the game any different...and not for 10 bucks...but for 30 bucks.

    But nevermind because valve is teh g0d :respect:
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    dude the orange box is an awesome deal you get 5 awesome games for 40 bucks, and you NEVER have to pay for any extra add ons for valve games and i no valve is not the greatest but its pretty nice
     
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    I said above that I would pay for extra story line, if you had read this thread you would know. Secondly, the Episodes are 19.99 for 5-6 hours of game play, that's a little more than just "extra" story line. The episodes are the length of Gears of War, but for 20.00$, now think about that, and tell me what the better deal is ;)

    Additionally, I can't really understand your grammar but are you saying CSS was just news maps? Lol, if so, you have some learning to do.
     
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    right on brother
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    wow....even more of a reason to get XBOX 360....I WANT IT!:rockout:
     
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    I only remember I got 500MB of free maps for Halo 2.
    Freely available inside the game "download content".
     
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