The Road to the Blow

I don’t remember if Sony did this last year, but what is the point to playing a game if you know others are going to cheat? (He who has the most money wins–again.) You’ve already forked over $60 to play and now you’re going to fork over more to advance your play…before you’ve even given it a shot? The following was released on PSN today:

MLB 10: The Show – 6 Classic Stadiums ($9.99)
Unlock all Classic Stadiums for use in MLB 10: The Show!
File size: N/A

MLB 10: The Show – Franchise Funds Increase ($0.99)
Increase your Franchise funds by 20 million.
File size: N/A

MLB 10: The Show – Road to the Show Training Points ($0.99)
Increase your Road to the Show training points by 1000.
File size: N/A

The first item doesn’t bother me that much. The last two…

It works for the same reason SPAM does. People buy it. Of course, I guess if the pros can cheat to win, so can gamers. This just sullies one of the best gaming franchises for me. I will probably still get it, but I may set on it for a while.

In college, the TV show Cheaters was a guilty pleasure. I wish there was a videogame equivalent.

Crackdown Maps (Agility and Hidden Orbs)

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I haven’t mentioned Crackdown recently, but I’ve been getting a lot of people looking for Crackdown Maps for both the Agility Orbs and the Hidden Orbs. I haven’t begun my orb quest in earnest yet, as I still have single player missions to complete, but I’m torn on whether or not I want to use these maps. Nevertheless, there are people who are looking for them, so here you go. Actual images after the jump.

Agility Orbs Map

Hidden Orbs Map

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