http://blog.wired.com/games/2006/10/ea_will_sell_yo.html#more This starting to become a worrying trend. First GT:HD on the PS3, then Lumines, now Godfather on the XBox 360. First it was buy all your cars and tracks, then it was buy all your modes, now you can use real money to buy ingame weapons. I am happy to put down a bit of money for the Wii virtual games, and I am also happy to pay for a downloadable update, and I mean a substantial update, not just a few crappy guns or cars, but major updates (like with the Half-Life expansion packs for one example) but I am seriously worried about the trend emerging here. Anyone know if the weapons and cars that can be 'bought' are available in the game? Not that it matters as it is still a pretty crappy idea. Its like with GT:HD, why bother playing and unlocking anything anymore, just fork out and breeze through the game without ever really needing to do anything. Granted, its not like a few guns and cars are that big a deal, right? I mean, if someone is stupid enough to pay for them, but it is starting to look like the start of a worrying trend. How long before you are buying rings for Sonic? Purchasing new characters for Mario Kart? Actually buying weapons and potions in Final Fantasy? Very soon you could be paying a bridge toll to cross over to the next level.