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Video Game Add-ons Growing in Tough Economy

Techstination feature for Monday, March 30, 2009

Buying a video game is just the beginning. Add-ons are big business. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. So you've bought the latest version of Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Odds are it won't be long before you're spending more to download great new songs that you want to play along to....or buying map packs for Call of Duty or Halo. At Microsoft, Scott Austin is the director of digital distributed games, in charge of all of that downloadable content on Xbox Live. And he says the tough economic climate is actually more of a reason for game players to invest in add-ons...

"As the economy gets bad, or worse, consumers are looking for more value for their entertainment dollars because they have fewer entertainment dollars to spend and for very few dollars, you get a lot more value from one of your favorite games from this holiday season."

It can certainly be less expensive than investing sixty dollars or so in a new game. You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.