Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Left 4 Dead and other DLC

Probably old news to most of you, but I just grabbed the Mirror's Edge DLC.
In fact, I bought it online at xbox.com from a hotel in San Francisco . YOu buy there, and queue downloads for next time you turn on your xbox. Conceptually, pretty freaking awesome. It didn't work out so well, though.
See the box below? Well, it was like that, only about 25% of the size. And no scrollbars. So I couldn't click on anything.
I tried on Chrome and FF3. Eventually, I had to use IE, which was slow and nasty.

I went to get a screengrab today, and instead of the small box issue, I got the following.
The reason it's on GTA instead of Mirror's Edge is because I wanted to make sure it wasn't happening just because I'd already bought the content.

Either way, it's both confusing and annoying.

Then, when it had downloaded, it said 'registered for a different console'. And I had to download it again, which took far longer than it should, because it kept saying 'no need to download again'.  So I had to muck around a lot.

As you know, I love the Xbox. Brilliant console. But they really don't have very much joined up thinking.

Anyway, all that aside, the DLC is pretty sweet. I like the new levels (well, the 2 I played, anyway), and it's fun trying to find the quickest route through the level.

I also noticed that Left 4 Dead is getting some free DLC, adding a couple of campaigns, and adding a new mode called 'Survival', which seems to be like the Horde mode from GoW2.

So, good times all around.

I also have FEAR2 and Halo Wars waiting to be played.

And Stormrise on preorder, which I think is the end of the pre-order nonsense from this time last year.

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