PALGN writes: "Downloadable content is an interesting proposition. Sometimes, it's obviously a case of a quick cash grab to swell profits for particular game. Other cases prove to be more intriguing - well-planned downloadable content can reinvigorate a flagging game, or simply cement its position at the top.
Such is the case with the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Variety Map Pack, released on Xbox Live last Saturday. Call of Duty 4 has been the top played game on Xbox Live for many weeks now, and it's easy to see why. The game blended arcade shooting action with a brilliant RPG-lite upgrade system that guaranteed the almost addiction-like levels currently exhibited by fans. But there was another ingredient: the maps were perfectly balanced, and very few are regularly skipped in playlists.
So the release of the new maps is cause for both trepidation and excitement amongst players. What flavour does the Variety Map Pack add to the already good content?"