It won't instill gamers with the same red-faced anger
as EA's fizzled plan to offer for-pay weapons in Battlefield: Bad Company
; instead, the newly released "Time is Money Pack" for Skate 2
will simply make those who buy it feel varying degrees of guilt, regret and perhaps even fear
. That's because, for 400
($5) on XBLM or $4.99 on the PlayStation Store, owners of the game can literally pay their way past the effort it would take to unlock everything in the game.
The "everything" in question includes "all locations, skaters and gear that can be earned by playing through Skate 2
's career and online modes," according to the DLC's description. So, basically, you're paying for access to content that's already in the game
. Or, to put it another way, you're paying five bucks for a cheat code
. A downloadable code
, if you will. Next thing you know, people will be paying for good grades and -- who knows -- even Senate seats. Oh, wait ...