This generation of video game consoles has paved the way for a new generation of pricing. Publishers settled into the idea of charging $60 for a new game rather quickly, but that's hardly where the abuse on our wallets ended. Armed with a new line of online consoles, publishers also had a new potential revenue stream: the ever so popular microtransaction. There are many examples of modern console games that have used this model to produce a tremendous amount of capital; games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero are among the best examples. With the recent debut of Microsoft's Halo 3: ODST, we've been handed a stunning illustration in the art of padding your bottom line.