Games on Demand

#1 Posted by LordKorax (278 posts) -

Nine 360 games appeared in the "Games on Demand" category today. Despite a video feature that showed pricing in Microsoft Points, they are in actual dollars. Anyone else as relieved as I am?
 
For those who are curious, the game list:
Call of Duty 2
Oblivion
Need for Speed  Carbon
Lego Start Wars: The Complete Saga
Mass Effect
Viva Pinata
Sonic the Hedgehog
Bioshock
Assassin's Creed

#2 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

I thought that they announced that it would be in dollars instead of points beforehand.

#3 Posted by JJWeatherman (14485 posts) -
@AgentofChaos said:
" I thought that they announced that it would be in dollars instead of points beforehand. "
Yeah I heard about that a while ago.
#4 Posted by themartyr (691 posts) -

I've heard these games are retailing for around $19.99, which I think is asking a bit much for launch-titles.

#5 Posted by LordKorax (278 posts) -
@LordKorax said:
Despite a video feature that showed pricing in Microsoft Points, they are in actual dollars. "
Does anyone know how to read?
 
Start up your XBOX, go to the "Spotlight" menu, and look for an Inside XBOX video titled "New Features." During the showing of Games on Demand, notice how Mass Effect shows a price of 1600 points, not 20 dollars. It wasn't too much of a stretch to believe that they may have gone back on the "real money" pricing after seeing that feature, but now that the games are available, they are being priced in dollars.
#6 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

The question is, will we outside of the states get it. And if we don't, will it work on our xboxes if we used a USA account?

#7 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -

Only one I might want out of that that i don't already have is Viva Pinata, im still on the fence.
 
Suggestions?

#8 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3659 posts) -
@demontium said:
" Only one I might want out of that that i don't already have is Viva Pinata, im still on the fence.  Suggestions? "
They are also selling the second Viva Pinata on this service for $20. I recommend that because its a great game and is retailing for about $25
#9 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum: 
 
I have not seen too many good games from the new Rare (last game I got from them was PDZ).
 
I have heard this game is good @ 20$, so I still do know because the new one is out.
#10 Posted by OwnlyUzinWonHan (1477 posts) -
@demontium:  Their last three games were great though.
#11 Posted by Dj (913 posts) -

I just hope this either ends GameStop or forces them to change some of their bull shit procedures. 

#12 Posted by demontium (4707 posts) -
@OwnlyUzinWonHan: Not if that includes Banjo Nuts and Bolts.
 
I left out kazooie because in this game his purpose is not to help you cross platforms, but to smack with a wrench.
#13 Posted by spazmaster666 (1965 posts) -

Just noticed that Oblivion was $29.99
 
Unless this is the game of the year edition (not specified) then this is a rip-off.

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