Magicka free DLC pokes fun at bugs

Magicka's fine sense of humour continues by poking fun at the buggy state it launched in, with free DLC named Mea Culpa--"my mistake."


While Magicka was more than a wee bit bugged when it launched in January, developer Arrowhead has issued over ten patches since and evidently now feels confident enough in the game to poke fun at its history.

A free downloadable content pack named Mea Culpa [latin for "my mistake"] was released for Magicka today, letting wizards equip the scruffy and heavily-repaired Patched Robe, the not-so-mighty Broken Sword and the Bugged Staff, which summons a swarm of bugs. There's also a dreadful new spell to cast, 'Crash to Desktop.'

Launching in a buggy state didn't do too much harm to Magicka, though, as the $10 action-RPG sold over 200,000 copies within its first 17 days. Arrowhead has revealed plans for a number of DLC releases, both paid and free.

If you want more fun, Arrowhead has also created a new song featuring a musical conversation between a Magicka player and game character Vlad. Happy listening.

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    February 25, 2011 5:35 PM

    Comment on Magicka free DLC pokes fun at bugs, by Alice O'Connor.

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      February 25, 2011 5:41 PM

      Oh that is freaking brilliant! Hahaha!

      "And a new spell called Crash to Desktop." Amazing.

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      February 25, 2011 5:52 PM

      Good for them , I didnt know they sold so many copies. Game is great and they patch it pretty much every day the first week to make it playable online. Probably the best 10$ I've spend this year.

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      February 25, 2011 6:12 PM

      why is this called DLC

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        February 25, 2011 6:27 PM

        Because it's content... that is downloadable. Or in this case auto-downloaded.

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          February 25, 2011 6:29 PM

          But the game is also content, that can is downloaded. Oh waitttttt, my headdddddd

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          February 25, 2011 8:32 PM

          So TF2 has released 500 free DLCs?

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            February 25, 2011 8:33 PM

            It's one of the many reasons Valve is awesome for its fans.

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              February 25, 2011 8:38 PM

              It is...just wish I cared to play more TF2.

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            February 26, 2011 6:34 AM

            valve has released TOO MANY DLCs for TF2.
            It's barely fun anymore.

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              February 26, 2011 10:18 AM

              Join a server with "vanilla" in the title, thats tf2 how it was out the box.
              Personally though I really enjoy the new stuff they add.

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          February 26, 2011 10:41 AM

          Are patches also DLC?

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        February 26, 2011 12:55 AM

        Because publishers prefer to say "free DLC," rather than "free new stuff in an update."

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      February 25, 2011 11:12 PM

      The only good bug is a dead bug.

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