So what if we've known about this week's Xbox Live Deal of the Week -- NBA Live 09
's downloadable "Live 365" feature -- for, oh, say, three weeks now
? That doesn't make it any less rebateful
($7), down from the usual 800
($10). What does, however, make the now bargain-priced content less valuable, is the impending end of the 2009-2010 NBA season and the relative uselessness of the feature during the off-season.
For a feature that touts "updated player trades, injured players, free agent signings, starting lineups, as well as hot and cold streaks of players," buying the DLC at this moment, just months from the end of the NBA season, might not be the most fiscally responsible idea. How is EA Sports
going to push all those hot, up-to-the-minute statistics to you when there isn't a season to push out?