Top 5 Video Game Money Grabs of 2011



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  1. why is Call of Duty’s Elite not up here? $50 for a fancy leaderboard? really?

    • All map DLC is also free

    • lol, no that’s what you get for the FREE version.

      If you choose to subscribe to the premiums service, you get every DLC for free.

  2. Uh, you failed to mention the 20 free games we got. Not just getting called “Ambassador”.

    • Yeah, I can safely say that I didn’t add that comment to the feature. That came from one of the editors…
      I felt the Ambassador program was completely unnecessary, and that fact that Nintendo still went out of their way to give their followers 20 free games is beyond awesome.

    • Threw that in.

  3. I disagree with the Gears season pass and Catwoman DLC. I personally feel that what I’ve gotten so far with it is more of what I want; more Gears of War! And the Catwoman thing is, again, just people that don’t want to give developers their due bitching that they have to spend an extra $10 on top of the $50-$55 they probably paid at Gamestop.

    • Are you kidding me? The Gears season pass was a colossal waste of money. We spent $30 to get what they promised was $45 worth of content. They release the first map pack for free so now we’re down to $30 pass for $35 worth of content.

      And the ridiculously annoying achievements and the fact that it was recently on sale for less than $25 adds to the fact that this season pass was a complete waste of money.

    • That’s fair. My biggest complaint about the Gears 3 season pass was that Epic didn’t tell those who purchased it that they could have received the first batch of maps for free if they had waited less than a month.
      I think the problem isn’t so much the pass, but the cost of DLC in general.

  4. I thought the Eve Online ocular implant would have been the biggest moneygrab… come on 70 bucks!! Thats way more expensive than Catwoman!!

    • That was a post-added cosmetic thing, so we get it a special mention at the end.

  5. LOL…Spyro Skylanders, a good game. I highly doubt that, even for a Spyro game it’s crap.

    • well seeing as how SPyro was literally added in last minute (technically it is not a spyro game and i and any other SPyro fan refuses to acknowledge its existence) it was just to get more people to buy it

  6. Everything about Gears of War 3, besides the game itself, was a waste of money/time/resources. All the weapon skins and the first two DLC’s should have been included. Basically, you ended up paying for a disk that you have to download the content onto.

  7. I’m just going to say “Capcom” and leave it there.

    • you deserve a pat on the back and a free copy of the special ultimate hyper hokey pokey arcade edition of MvC3 that will cost you full retail plus extra for the unknown and unwanted characters they hardly put any effort into >:D

      • I don’t consider any of the character choices in UMvC3 bad, except the lack of a certain character. >_> Insanity is what it is.

    • +1

      Kings of regurgitation.

      Google NDAA

  8. The worst part of the catwoman dlc is all her levels and her riddler trophies can be done in about an hour. I’m glad she and the others can be used in the challenge maps.

  9. This list could have been about 10 times longer.

    • 100% agreed. There were a pile of others we were going to give honorable mentions to but I think people get the point with what’s in there.

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