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Forza 3 Free DLC Pack At Launch – South Africans To Get Screwed Again?

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Here’s some great news!

Forza Motorsport 3 will be launching with a free 10 car DLC pack!

Here’s some crap news!

If this goes the same way that Gears of War 2 did, we won’t be getting them.

Forza 3 will indeed be launching with a download token in the box that will allow all purchasers to download the free DLC pack that I mentioned above but will we be left out in the dark again?

I have contacted Microsoft for comment on the matter and I really, sincerely hope that after the dust that we kicked up last time about Gears of War 2’s lack of free DLC for South Africa may have been enough for Microsoft to not leave us out again. ( I damn near spoke to half of the head people at Epic Games’ office and they didn’t even know it was happening…)

The good news is that unlike Gears of War 2, Forza 3 does not include gory violence ( I know right… maybe in Forza 4) which basically means that if other ways can be found to get a DLC code, we won’t be region blocked, so no blaming Germany this time… awww.

Stay tuned for an update, for now, here is a list of the cars that will be included in the pack:

’65 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
’64 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage
’81 BMW M1
’60 Chevrolet Corvette
’69 Dodge Charger
’57 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
’80 Fiat 131 Abarth
’67 Lamborghini Miura P400
’71 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R
’65 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Source: VG247

Last Updated: October 7, 2009


  1. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 13:42

    All MS published stuff has been coming in without so much as Xbox Live branding – even things like LiPS. I think we’re probably get get forked over on this one.


  2. easy

    October 7, 2009 at 13:56

    its better than getting spooned by steve balmer 😉


  3. Q121

    October 7, 2009 at 14:00

    Oh fetch the straws!!!



  4. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 14:05

    Thanks for the nightmares. 🙁


  5. evilredzombie

    October 7, 2009 at 14:09

    how much longer will Xbox 360 user in SA allow them self to be sodomised by MS?
    I gave up on Xbox live SA a while ago.. one of the reasons I NO LOGER own a Xbox 360..


  6. ewie

    October 7, 2009 at 14:30

    well kalahari does have this in the description so we can only hope

    * Forza Motorsport VIP Membership* and Exclusive Car Pack*: Want to be a top painter, tuner, driver or just more active in the community? VIP membership is the way to get yourself noticed. Includes special treatment within the online Auction House, Community Storefront and on the Forzamotorsport.net forums. Also includes 5 of the hottest cars from the roster of Forza Motorsport 3, available only through your VIP membership.
    * Exclusive Collector’s Edition Car Pack*: This one is for the fans. This pack includes 5 cars that have been hand tuned and hand painted by the developers at Turn 10 to fly the Forza Motorsport colours.
    * Exclusive Forza Motorsport 3 Theme:* Customise your Dashboard experience with this limited availability Xbox 360 theme.

    * Requires access to Xbox LIVE”



  7. Roland Browning

    October 7, 2009 at 14:49

    Is this pack the O.A.P car pack?


  8. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    October 7, 2009 at 14:49

    Well, no Forza 2 content has ever been blocked, i have all the DLC car packs and tracks, and those are to this day still available to us locally…


  9. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 14:51

    Blocked? no!

    But the pack-in voucher, much like the one for the Gears 2 flashback maps, will likely not be included.


  10. Nick de Bruyne

    October 7, 2009 at 14:56

    Yeah but we saw similar with Gears 2 if I remember correctly, they just use the descriptions that are found all over the place. I hope we don’t get shafted again…


  11. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    October 7, 2009 at 15:01

    Hrmmm, this is true. However, Turn 10 are really upstanding chaps that gift cars all the time, maybe we can email em with our predicament (if that transpires), and see if they can help us out.

    Although, seeing as im getting the LE, i will be mighty pissed if it doesn’t have my car pack because it was promised in the LE version…


  12. Nick de Bruyne

    October 7, 2009 at 15:04

    Same thing happened with Gears of War 2 LE’s and not only that, but Epic themselves didn’t even know that Microsoft had made copies that did not have Live support or branding.


  13. Jimmytheediblewyrm

    October 7, 2009 at 15:11

    Dammit, now you’ve got me stressing… :
    This will really fry my noodle…


  14. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 15:13

    Start expecting it to happen – because that’s exactly what happened with Gears 2, and in fact all locally available Microsoft published titles.


  15. Milesh Bhana

    October 7, 2009 at 15:42

    if the Forza 3 LE doesn’t come with the stated content, the local distributors are gonna have alot to deal with.

    if anything, i think the onus is on them to see if they can get some clarity on it and ammend their ads with disclaimers (and allow pre-order cancellations)


  16. Fox1

    October 7, 2009 at 16:27

    Why do you need a code if it’s free DLC? :blink:


  17. Geoff

    October 7, 2009 at 16:30

    The flashback maps were also free – to people who bought the game new. The voucher is used as an incentive to buy the game new as opposed to 2nd hand.


  18. am_nesia

    October 7, 2009 at 20:30

    The local disti, Comztek, assured me that the description we have up on kalahari.net was “110%” accurate.


  19. Marc

    October 8, 2009 at 08:34

    Still waiting for my golden lancer… 🙁


  20. ewie

    October 12, 2009 at 09:31

  21. carjunkie

    November 1, 2009 at 03:37

    Hey, wouldnt it be possible for a person with the collectors addition to simply leak the code to someone without it. then u have the cars without having to pay for them


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