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360 Marketplace Content Unveiled 23

Posted by Zonk
from the like-i-haven't-spent-enough-already dept.
Gamasutra reports that details on the initial offerings in the 360's Marketplace are now available. From the article: "Particularly notable are the downloadable playable demos for launch titles including FIFA Soccer 06 Road to the 2006 FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts), Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios), Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft), NBA LIVE 06 (Electronic Arts), Need for Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)."
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360 Marketplace Content Unveiled

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  • From the article: "Particularly notable are the downloadable playable demos for launch titles including FIFA Soccer 06 Road to the 2006 FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts), Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios), Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft), NBA LIVE 06 (Electronic Arts), Need for Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)."

    Great! I've been looking forward to these games. Let me just fire up my Xbox 360 so I can download them and try them out . . . Uh, wait.

  • Gabe's newspost [penny-arcade.com] at Penny-Arcade.com on Monday announced that they will have content available on Day One also. PA fan or not, it's a decent indicator of the sort of access Microsoft is giving those with the desire to put up their designs and whatnot for sale in the Xbox 360 Marketplace.

    That said, PA is the only example I've heard of, so maybe they're just good at stroking a cock or two. There is lots of them hens and roosters at Microsoft I hear.

  • (yawn)

    It is always amazing to see these companies put huge money into these consoles, and forget to have a couple of innovative titles to go along with it.

    I think it may be the reason nintendo just keeps on going.. they always have a game that you just have to play when they launch a new box.
  • I'm kinda a bit dubious by the way it seems you have to pay to get different avatars, I was kinda hoping they'd be some kind of bonus for actually buying the game or something. The same goes for the system skins. I kinda doubt I'll be actually buying any of these (if / when I get an Xbox 360). I just don't see myself shelling out for an image file.

    Anyway, the Xbox Live Arcade thing sounds interesting - hopefully we should see some interesting new smaller games come out on it. (I personally don't mind these
    • I do hope this points system they've implemented still allows you to take the direct approach and just take the money from my debit card. I'm kinda worried they'll make you buy arbitary amounts of points even if you're using a debit / credit card and could easily purchase the exact amount needed.

      Yes, you will be able to set it up to automatically take care of buying the points from your credit card when you go to spend them. Or you can lock out such a thing from happening to prevent, say, your kid from jus
    • Only Microsoft...

      Only Microsoft? Tell that to the cell-phone-customization industry, who charges for backgrounds, ringtones, and everything else they could possibly thing of. In fact, I'm willing to bet that's where MS got the idea for this.

      • That's right I thought the same thing, Microsoft is trying to emulate the cell-phone industry success, but with one catch, they apparently control the whole market and any third party goes trough then. That said I think the bit about selling arcade games and the bit of using point to level the different currency in the world are good ideas. But the avatars and themes seem to be rip offs and only work is it's impossible to create your own or import it from the PC
  • I think the era of on-demand gaming content started today. I hope Microsoft sees an opportunity here for more than just games, but all forms of high-definition content... http://spaces.msn.com/members/mthddirector/Blog/cn s!1pm2FutahJhLqUT0MvLjy_iA!272.entry [msn.com]

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