Game Room has been removed from XBLA.

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#51 Posted by MikeydCT (562 posts) -

game room is still up, im looking at the downloads from market place. NOTHING STOPS GAME ROOM QUICK LOOKS, just not having any new games stops it :(

#52 Posted by carminescarf (59 posts) -

It's still there. I just bought a few games.

#53 Posted by 1337W422102 (1003 posts) -

Good.  Game Room was nothing but an overprice uppity emulator, trying to get you to pay RL$$$ for LOLCHEEVOS

#54 Posted by StrainedEyes (1319 posts) -

I really miss the Game Room quick looks.

#55 Posted by huntad (1930 posts) -

Wait, so it really just stopped? They never released Sunset Riders?! Wow, that's messed up! Did they ever release details on that?

#56 Edited by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

game room is still there its on games on demand duh , god people are blind im on it right now they just stopped adding new games appearently you can still purchase all the old ones that were there its still there

#57 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

i have those achievements, now nobody else can get them!

#58 Posted by BisonHero (6048 posts) -

@huntad said:

Wait, so it really just stopped? They never released Sunset Riders?! Wow, that's messed up! Did they ever release details on that?

Correct, they never released Sunset Riders.

They would release like a dozen games in a pack, which you would download, because each game is like a few megabytes at most and it would be insane to make you download them individually. But then despite you having the code for all the games on your hard drive, they would "release" that pick over the course of 3-4 weeks, unlocking the ability to purchase a few titles at a time.

One of the last packs contains all the code for Sunset Riders. For some reason, the ability to pay for and unlock Sunset Riders never became available. I don't believe there's any official response for why that is.

#59 Posted by dcgc (878 posts) -

I'm sorry to necro this, but are all the packs for Game Room free? I re-downloaded the game and some packs I bought and it prompted me to download the remaining available packs.

#60 Posted by BisonHero (6048 posts) -

@dcgc said:

I'm sorry to necro this, but are all the packs for Game Room free? I re-downloaded the game and some packs I bought and it prompted me to download the remaining available packs.

I think you can download the data for free because it's little only a few megabytes per game, but you still have to pay for each game. Even though you have the data, you won't be able to run any game that you haven't paid for.

*I base this knowledge entirely on Game Room Quick Looks, and have never personally interacted with the Game Room service*

#61 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1249 posts) -

@dcgc: It prompts you to download everything because you can demo every game.

#62 Edited by MachoFantastico (4475 posts) -

*Wipes away a tear*

To be fair, I tried it once having been interested in checking out the older games for educational purposes but could never get use to it. Neat idea, but doesn't work in this day and age, as Jeff always said it's difficult to make money off old games. Credit to them for trying though. Always rather enjoyed the history lessons Jeff use to give us in the quick look.

#63 Edited by rachelepithet (1326 posts) -

They were too expensive, not genuine arcade roms but the atari ports of popular arcade games, and did not work well with analog sticks for trackballs or the 360's shitty d-pad for joysticks. Oh, and the high scores were all the result of glitches, and updating the score froze the gameplay.

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