How bad has the overpriced downloadable content epidemic become in the video gaming industry? Bad enough that the Chess Hero scenario outlined here via Reddit isn't entirely implausible. I especially love the brilliance of selling $15 map packs that are just different color chess boards and the fact that the actual traditional board is the last one offered in the second pack. It's not possible to assemble a full board of all chess pieces without preordering all over town, and then there's the unstated implication that buying the game off the shelf without a preorder only allows access to the king, knights, and pawns, and I bet that buying the game used takes the knights out of the equation assuming that they're tied to an Online Pass system of some sort (since they are bonus content, after all). Look upon your grim future and despair!