first DLC for Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, Double Fine's
kid-friendly Kinect title, is available now on XBLA. The Unidentified
Furry Objects pack adds a new chapter to the game, telling the story
of a gang of otherworldly visitors who come out of the sky to do all
the things G-rated extraterrestrials tend to do. That is to say,
bike-riding and Reese's Pieces-craving are a go; chest-bursting and probing, less so.
Furry Objects' new chapter includes six pages, containing
problem-solving, body-moving and valuable lessons for kids about
alien friendship. In the olden days, these were imparted via guest
appearances by Robin Williams, but the cost of having the Patch Adams
star personally visit each Once Upon a Monster buyer for puppet
adventures proved prohibitively expensive. This way, the content
retains its 400 MSP pricetag, and you're left alone with the task of
explaining to kids exactly what the fundamental difference is between
turquoise-skinned alien visitors and blue-skinned earth-monsters
anyway. Leave us a comment if you come up with a satisfactory answer.