Flashback Map Pack Available On XBLM

The map pack that was available only with new copies of Gears of War 2 is now available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 points.
Gears of War 2
Initially Epic claimed that this map pack would only be available via a code included in new copies of Gears 2, ensuring that used copies of the game would be worth less while attempting to pull every penny out of our collective pockets. Meanwhile, we await the patch coming some time in January that will fix the matchmaking and other exploits that are rampant in the online multiplayer.

So do you guys see this as another blatant cash grab by Cliffy B and company or is this just another option for people who who didn’t buy the game new?

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  • We all expected they would eventually release it, and I think they waited long enough to get the maximum effect of what they were going for. Now they just want to get as many people playing the game as possible with all this bad press floating around.

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  • snakeman555

    oops… that wasn’t supposed to happen.
    I would have to say this is CRAP!!! I can see them releasing them in a year or so but not when the game is still in its infancy. If you are going to market that it is only for new copies of the game, and then a few months later you give used game buyers a way to get these maps you destroy this new incentive to buy the game new and not used. If hurting the used game market was their plan they just struck out.

  • I’ve got no beef with this, really. I guess they could’ve waited a little longer, but my main fear was that they were never going to offer it all(like they originally said), and that particular playlist would’ve become pretty empty after 6 months or so.

    I love playing the old maps, so I’m glad more people will be getting them. Say what you want about the matchmaking problems, but no one makes multiplayer maps like the Gears of War team. I actually hope they put out another flashback pack, as I’d love to see Fuel Depot and a couple of other classics added as well.