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Xbox 360 Games on Demand Revealed

Microsoft will be rolling out next week its first wave of "Games on Demand" for Xbox 360. Gamers will be able to purchase full games right from Xbox Live using real money (none of those Microsoft Points involved), which will be downloaded over the network and onto the hard drive.

The service will launch on August 11, and will be comprised of the following games:

  • Assassin's Creed
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Call of Duty 2
  • Prey
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis
  • Fight Night Round 3
  • SEGA Rally
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Test Drive: Unlimited
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Mass Effect
  • Tomb Raider: Legend
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • Viva Piñata
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed
  • Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise
  • Need for Speed Carbon

Source: Eurogamer.

  • ehanger
    None of those games are any good anyway
  • tayb
    Looks like half the launch games are on there haha. Still have the launch 360 with the 20GB hard drive hardly have enough space to be downloading any games. Good forward thinking for Microsoft, I can't imagine the next generation console having less than 1 TB of hard drive space.
  • tayb
    ehangerNone of those games are any good anyway
    Elder Scrolls? Mass Effect? Didn't Elder Scrolls win GOTY and Mass Effect in contention for it? Oh.
  • hopiamani

    One part of me says that this will be great because it will help drive gamestop out of business.

    But another part of me is worried that I won't be able to get some money back by selling on ebay or somewhere if I make a mistake and buy crappy game. I also won't be able to borrow games from friends too.

    Finally my biggest concern is that if we all start buying games from one provider, Xbox Live, PSN or Steam, then they will have monopoly pricing power and no more great deals from amazon or newegg or walmart. No more competition from retailers...
  • rbarone69
    Oooo maybe they can offer used games? Most of those seem to be avail as used for $10-20

    lol "Slightly used digital copy"
  • ehanger
    back_by_demandDon't rise to him, obvious Sony fanboy...
    Im no sony fanboy PS3's suck too
  • maigo
    What they need to make is a NAS that you can play from and have multiple 360's attached to
  • maigo
    Oh, on the actual subject. They've been doing this for old Xbox games, this isn't really FANCY of them
  • foxyg
    Make them "price is right" is most important thing
  • sailfish
    Mass Effect was one of the most tedious and boring games I've played since Genesis. It boggles me to see how it got the rating that it did. In fact, it was so bad, I'm willing to give it away under two conditions, one, the person pays the postage and two, they also agree to take Genesis along with it.