When done correctly, downloadable content is a great thing. A good piece of DLC can open up new experiences, let us completely re-imagine a game’s world, or just give us a set of fun toys to play with. Unfortunately, for every Assassin’s Creed IV Freedom Cry or The Last of Us: Left Behind, there are many more DLC releases that are…ridiculous, for want of a better term.
This ridiculous DLC can take the form of unnecessary and frivolous cosmetic changes, content that should have been included with the main game from the start, or items we would have once gotten for free as “cheats.” No matter what form it takes, this kind of DLC makes our blood boil just thinking about it.
Today, Stealthy Box counts off five of the most ridiculous DLC releases.
Snoop Dog Announcing Multiplayer – Call of Duty: Ghosts
The announcement that inspired this entire list should be the one that leads us off. Have you grown tired of your normal, everyday Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer announcer? Wish he sounded a little more intimidating? Sort of like a certain west coast rapper with a well documented appreciation for beverages containing gin and a form of juice, all while having his mind on his money and his money on his mind? If so, Activision has the perfect DLC for you!
In what is clearly one of the most ridiculous DLC releases ever, consumers can spend $2.50 to have the pleasure of hearing Snoop Dogg announce their Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer matches. It adds absolutely nothing to the game except a few sound files. What’s worse, Activision isn’t stopping with Snoop. Soon, the company intends to have a sound pack featuring R. Lee Ermey of Full Metal Jacket fame (which does make a little more sense). If these packs prove popular, it is almost certain we will see additional celebrity voice options for Ghosts’s multiplayer mode.
As ridiculous as new voice options are, there are worse things to spend $2.50 on…