Aug 6

Written by: Asylum News
8/6/2009 12:45 AM  RssIcon

by Brian Wray (Thryon)

One of the new features that will be available in the NXE Update that will arrive on August 11th is a new service called " Games on Demand". Games on Demand allows you to purchase full Xbox 360 tiles from the comfort of your living room and have them download to your Xbox 360 console. We all knew the service was coming, we just did not know what games would be part of the service on launch day. Now we do. Thanks to JadeLive who has made the list of launch games public. The list will include best selling games such as Mass Effect, LEGO Star Wars and Assassin's Creed. More importantly is the games not included in the list.

JadeLive has posted a list of games that will be available on the new "Games on Demand" service to be included in the NXE update released on August 11th.

Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
BioShock (2K Games)
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
Ridge Racer 6 (Namco)
Burnout Paradise (EA)
Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
Call of Duty® 2 (Activision)
MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (SEGA)
Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)
Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
TEST DRIVE: UNLIMITED (Atari)
Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Softworks)
Prey (2K Games)
Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)

Not really a stellar lineup. Where are the killer titles? Halo 3? Gears of War? Crackdown? This is Canada, why is there no NHL title in that list.

Each game will sell for between 1600 and 2400 MS points. Games once purchased can be deleted and re-download as many times as desired.

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7 comment(s) so far...


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I don't understand the need for this? Knowing the mess up with the arcade titles - I can't play my games bought on my 1st xbox on the new Elite unless I'm on-line. With a cost of between $22-34 most of these games can be found new or used for less.

By mordinxx on   8/6/2009 7:17 AM
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This is very true. Most these games can be found used for less than $10, and new for less than $20. That is because the selection of games are old. Now if the service will launch games the same day as retail street dates it would be much more attractive to consumers.

ps/ As for your arcade game problem. MS released a DRM fix for that issue. Go to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/licensemigration/ and follow the simple instructions to correct your issue.

By Brian Wray on   8/6/2009 12:21 PM
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It would be more attractive to consumers only if the prices are lower. I'd still prefer to have a physical copy of the game. I can see this as a way to reduce the resale market.

ps/ I thought the DRM fix was only for consoles replaced under warranty?

By mordinxx on   8/6/2009 12:32 PM
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Get used to it. The next generation consoles are going to be this way just to get rid of the "used game" market.

By OldBitterBstrd on   8/6/2009 6:04 PM
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Won't this reduce de sale market altogether?? I mean, unless they make demo's for every games available all the time... I don't really see how I would purchase a game that I cant try... plus.. right now... some people will actually buy a game since they know they can trade it later...

By gavinsly on   8/7/2009 12:09 PM
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Won't this reduce de sale market altogether?? I mean, unless they make demo's for every games available all the time... I don't really see how I would purchase a game that I cant try... plus.. right now... some people will actually buy a game since they know they can trade it later...

By gavinsly on   8/7/2009 1:28 PM
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That would be logic. And big business sometimes don't like logic. It's all about the **mon-ay!** and how to squeeze more of it out of you!

By OldBitterBstrd on   8/7/2009 5:56 PM
 
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