On August 11, we'll be able to welcome Microsoft into the digital age, as its finally rolling out the ability to purchase full games that were previously only available on disc. Think of it as the 360 finally getting to where the PC has been for years, and where the PSP has been for a bit, now, too.
- Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
- Burnout Paradise (EA)
- Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)
- Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
- Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
- Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
- Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
- MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
- Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
- Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
- Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
- Prey (2K Games)
- Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
- Sega Rally (Sega)
- TEST DRIVE: UNLIMITED (Atari)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
- Tomb Raider Legend (Eidos)
- Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)
- Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)
Actually, now that I look over the list, maybe $19.99 is a little steep for some of these. Prey? Maybe for $9.99. Same with the first Viva Pinata, which was sort of made obsolete by the second, and Fight Night Round 3, which isn't of much use now that Round 4 is in stores.
The press release with this list also specifically mentions Sonic the Hedgehog as coming to Games on Demand, but it's not on the launch day list. I know you're crushed.
Again, the catalog will grow on a weekly basis, but don't take that to mean that you'll be buying Halo 3: ODST "on demand" later this year. It's going to initially focus on back-catalog releases.