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This Is The Weirdest DLC I’ve Ever Seen

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Posted on June 25, 2012 AT 05:09pm

This generation, gaming has been on the receiving end of vast amounts of off-the-wall DLC. Character color palettes. Horse armor. Extra cars for a game with only three cars. This, however, takes the cake.

Witness the Beautiful Eye series, a new DLC pack from Granzella for PlayStation Home. These don’t just bring you new eye colors—they bring you whole new eyes! (Which may or may not have been made by an old Asian man, for whom making eyes is his exclusive job description.)

So, okay—DLC eyes. Kind of creepy. That alone, however, isn’t what seals the deal for me here—nor the fact that offering new eyes as DLC seems like we’ve run this whole “downloadable content” business idea way, way into the ground.

It’s the fact that you’re wanting me to purchase new eyes in a virtual online experience where this is what I see most of the time:

You know the only time you’ll actually notice that somebody has a posh pair of Beautiful Eye eyes? When you come across somebody who is temporarily offline, and you have fun taking advantage of the fact that things like “personal boundaries” and “physical sexual harassment” don’t exist in the virtual world.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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