Microsoft Charges Again for Gears Content

Microsoft Charges Again for Gears Content

Five new videos available to download over Xbox Live have emerged detailing the locations of all of the COG tags in Gears of War. While this information is readily available for free over the internet, Microsoft is charging for it.

Disgruntled gamers who feel the downloads represent a cheap shot purely generated to rake in cash from players eager to boost their achievements and gamerscore points are making their feelings clear over on Xbox Live director of programming Major Nelson’s blog.

As reported earlier this month, Epic Games’ vice president Mark Rein said that the company had reached loggerheads with Microsoft over plans to charge for downloadable GoW content, with Epic defeated in their bid to release additional content for free. While the latest GoW videos, available to gamers for 500 marketplace points or $6.25 in total, are produced by Brady Games, a number of consumers are likely to associate the downloads with Epic.