Three more cars just pulled into the online lot for the Xbox 360 version of Need for Speed Carbon. Though the cars were already unlockable by playing through the game, players can also take the easy route and outright purchase the three cars. Now available for purchase from Xbox Live Marketplace are a 2004 Mercedes SLR Mclaren, a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, and a 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo. Each car is available for 80 Marketplace points ($1).
Trio of NFS Carbon rides hit XBL
Three more whips for EA's Need for Speed Carbon hit Marketplace; Benzo, Porsche, Lambo available for $1 each.
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wow stop hating, say you cant beat this one boss and you need a drivetrain upgrade but you havnt unlocked it, so you go buy it and beat him, problem solved just calm the **** down
Now when the inevitable cheat devices come out it will render companies ability to pull stunts like this useless to an extent. It will only become harder when the stuff aint already stored on the disc thus forcing a purchase, what I wouldn't doubt is being worked towards anyhow.
I have to admit the temptation just got to great for me I bought the 04 Porsche Carerra GT and the skyline, I wanted to drive them before I went into the third tier or races. Sorry I know I bought into EA's thing but I couldnt help myself with wanting to drive those two cars. After taking so long to get and drive the Carerra GT in NFSMW I wanted to get them ahead of time. I dotn have a lot of time to play because I work like 65 hrs a week and I really enjoy the exotics so I just caved sorry, sorry.
Why would I buy a game, and then not pass it but just BUY the stuff which is already in the game??? I buy games to play.
"Oh hell no! I could just unlock those myself....Why not release some new car's instead or a new map?" i agree
Oh hell no! I could just unlock those myself....Why not release some new car's instead or a new map?
I could understand IF they were previously unreleased but its sad when you charge people to unlock things and its even more pathetic when you buy it!
1 each lol. Whats next bringing out a new track and charging a .50 cent for each person standing in the street. why cant they all 3 be 1 dollars altogether.
Hhahahahahahaah its funny how ea is trying to really imitate real street racing. That will never happen, people go grab a JDM car and go racing at the race scene or at a drag track(for new jersey attco drag strip LS_VTEC ALL DAY BABY)
lol coler69 that sucks...but collectors editions are usually crap anyway...an ea one? now thats just as bad as it gets
i hate ea they always do something like this. i went out and ordered the collectors edition and first of all they went cheap and sold it in a standard 360 box with a sleeve instead of all the other collector editons coming in a cool tin and then the put the content available in the collectors edition on xbl ..... it would have been cheaper for me to by the standared edition an download the extras off xbl. ea have got to learn the cant just release things and expect people to buy them especially if its to play online because their servers a crap they always go down
pssssh I want my BMW M3...what is EA's problem with letting me keep that car....lost it at the beginning of Most Wanted, got it back only to lose it again at the beginning of Carbon...yeesh
Just play the game and unlock them that way, quit your whining. This is an OPTION if anything for the lazy.
This is rediculous. Consumables are just gonna get out of hand from here. People act like it's not a big deal. I think that if EA continues, their gonna alienate that ACTUAL gamers. The casual idiots will continue not caring, or buying this crap.
If you can unlock them in game, stop whining that it's going to ruin XBox Live and go unlock them yourself. It provides no more advantage than a person unlocking them outside the game. EA is merely trying to facilitate casual gaming so people who don't have ours with which to unlock this content can do it. This way, no one should be whining that new cars are given away. They are not given away. They are sold to a specific demographic and, most likely, will only be used by that demographic. If casual gamers buy it, they'll still be casual gamers and will probably have little affect on your precious XBox Live charts. If you're losing to these cars as it is, go learn to race or unlock them yourselves and then learn to race so you can start winning. Cars will not decide a race; skill will do it more than anything else. So stop whining and go get some skill. If you have enough skill to win a race, you should have no problem unlocking the car.
uh now i aint sayin they a gold digga... uh but they aint messin with no broke n bombs uh (plays in my mind when i see news on ea)
what's next? Achievements for cash? EA needs to return to the good old... oh wait there's not many of those are there?
um... what is up with ea... dont play our games anymore. if you pay 5 bucks you can beat it without ever playing it...
Is this just for the career mode or for online too? If its just career then Whateva... if somebody has to pay extra because they're too lazy to unlock it then good. Earning stuff is meaningless when somebody else can just do a button combo to get it, at least this way its making people pay a price for it. On the flip-side if you can use these online that's BS. Its not fair that honest people spend 20 hours to earn a really great car or awsome parts and some other punk can just spend 2 bucks and have 'em from the start. Then leaderboards become worthless because some newb can just buy a Porche w/ a bunch of upgrades while another guy who's been playing for a solid week is still rollin' w/ a stock Mitsubishi. It totally un-balances the playing field. ANYWAY, I'm just saying... I don't know for sure because I don't have Carbon yet. I just got NFSMW 2 weeks ago and I still have 4 guys left to take down before I move on to Carbon.
the mere fact that you CAN buy these cars takes away from the game, because some people will and race them online. one thing i dont like about online racing titles is that someone is always cheating
Wait wait wait! These cars all can be unlocked by just playing the game. Right? So 3 dollars, i have unlocked the SLR, Carerra GT and Gallarado already after around... 6 hours of total gameplay. So, 3 bucks can save me 6 hours? Taking shortcuts(i'd call it cheating) isn't worth to call this a game... I thought gaming ment: You play this, on your way you achieve more stuff and eventually you finish. Why the hell do they spend time shoving cars up the Market? I rether pay those 3 bucks on more Autosculpt™ parts, online-tracks and the Camaro Concept & Koenigsegg CCX out of the Quick Race and into the Career.
I'm not planning on downloading these cars, but I think that it's AWSOME that they only cost 1$ a piece. Plus, I'll probably buy one at some point just for the money trick. :-D
Stop complaining people! You don't HAVE to download this content if you don't want it. It even says on the Markeplace that you can open this content during the course of playing the game so you are totally forwarned. Anyone who doesn't want it doesn't have to purchase it but it's there for the people that want an advantage in the early going of the game. Stop crying about it already!
This is a serious problem that Microsoft needs to address immediately. The justifiable difference between what other companies are doing and EA, is that other companies are charging for NEW content that adds to the game. They're not giving gamers the ability to cheat the game, and/or give them currency and and unlockables. What if someone were to offer currency in lets say....phantasy star online, is it not feasable to assume that someone would hook their HDD into their computer and break the code necessary to allow exploitation of games? I don't think it is. Microsoft, I feel, needs to pre screen all content before it goes on the marketplace. As of right now, I'm not buying another EA title. I hope others feel the same way.
Seriously, I'm not a fan of many of EA's 'Sports' titles, but for them to go as far as to actually offer to outright unlock cars for you in exchange for cash..what kind of ideal is that for young gamers? That's almost like the equvillent of MMORPG power-levelling, or buying characters from eBay..with it being legal, of course.