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Xbox 360 Games on Demand won't feature new games

From Gamespot:
"When the next Xbox Live update hits August 11, Xbox 360 gamers will be able to download a selection of full retail games, including Mass Effect, BioShock, and Assassin's Creed. What they won't be able to do is download the much-anticipated sequels to those titles on the day they hit stores."

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KionicWarlord2223056d ago

He looks like he saw Kim kardashian .

Rockstar3056d ago

He looks like he just woke up from an all night bender.

KionicWarlord2223056d ago

Yeah...

after seeing kim Kardashian

anh_duong3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

the fact you can't buy new titles can only mean one thing:

this was introduced to try and stifle the second hand market that earns deveoper, publishers and console markers zero income.

the whole idea is to sell "platinum" type titles at second hand prices.. hence putting the squeeze on the second hand market..

developers have been working hard to stifle the secondhand market using the folowing methods:

1. special download codes to get free updates that are only usable once e.g. fifa adidas live season

2. preorder bonuses e.g. uc2 preorder bonus.

3. similar to preorder bonuses, special access to upcoming betas e.g. infamous and crackdown

KionicWarlord2223055d ago

Your right .

What your saying does remind me about how realtime (creators of crackdown) said they would have sold over 2 mill if it weren't for used game sales .

Mr_Bun3055d ago

I am one of the people who bought Crackdown used, but would definitely have bought it if it was available online

Raf1k13055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

I agree with you but more often than not you can find used games in stores cheaper than they'll be online.

I'm all for buying games online but the prices are usually nothing special unless theres a limited time special offer.

edit: BTW, does it allow you to download games again whenever you want like Steam? Would be pretty great if it does.

Cyan83133055d ago

Yes you can delete them from your 360HDD and redownload them whenever you want.

skeletonss3055d ago

bubbles! best comment of the day.

Kushan3055d ago

Why is it that everything Microsoft does has to be some major conspiracy?

The reason "new titles" aren't available is because Microsoft makes most of their money from retail stores and by selling them all online, they're only going to piss off those retail stores, which could cost them dearly. Imagine what would happen if say Walmart decided to stop selling 360 games. Sound crazy? Well that's probably what they'd consider doing if they perceived Microsoft as trying to cut them out.

TheAntiFanboy3055d ago (Edited 3055d ago )

Man, and this thread was supposed to be about what Shane Kim looked like too. Fail thread derailing is fail.

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KionicWarlord2223055d ago

Well at least people get to enjoy "some" great games .

Godmars2903055d ago

And Gamestop loses resale market while Joe Average consumer pays $20-$30 for a $10 title because its just "there."

Xbots3055d ago

he looks like a bot molester

Xbots3055d ago

the one who disagee with me knows better hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaa aa!!!!!!

borgome3055d ago

Where is that Ps3fanboy on this website with Shane Kim as his name and avatar pick, what a tard. Everytime I see this guys annoying face i just want punch him square in the nose.

He wouldn't even see it coming because his eyes are always half shut.

Masamori Sumimura3055d ago

that was quite obvious from the start.

Double Toasted3055d ago

...so I'll wait to buy it through this, it shouldn't be any more than $20.

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