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Bioshock arrives on Games on Demand

Bioshock is now available for $30. The first of many 360 games to become available on Games on Demand.

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Mass Effect, Oblivion, Assassins Creed and many more 360 Games have since become available in the Games on Demand section. Under All Games On Demand, then Browse 360 Games. Not New Arrivals.

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KionicWarlord2222608d ago

A man chooses a slave obeys!!!

So you can choose games on demand...

chaosatom2608d ago

On stores, I see bioshock as low as $20 easily.

I think it's a money-making scheme on people who don't know otherwise.

JasonPC360PS3Wii2608d ago

Yeah disc is cheaper but disc scatches and takes up space in your house. I go on trips to see family and they ask me to bring games, now all I have t pack is a memory card with my account/gamertag. Now I can sell my Bioshock, AC, COD2 and Mass Effect to peole who prefer a disc.

Bnet3432608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Overpriced, considering when:

http://www.gamestop.com/Cat...

$20 Brand New at Gamestop. I'm going to the Xbox forums and see what others say. They should of made these $20, not $30.

Someone beat me to it, but please feel free to contribute:

http://forums.xbox.com/2846...

Dlacy13g2608d ago

I was under the impression that all the games releasing to "on demand" would be at $15. Not sure why but somewhere I thought I read that so seeing $30 was a bit of sticker shock but its the same price as on Amazon so no biggie I suppose.

omegaheat2608d ago

This is a biggie. At $30, the game will cost the consumer more money than a retail version of the game. For one, no physical disc format, there's no casing, no manual, and no retail distribution which means no shipping. How can they charge us the same price as retail if all of those things are absent. The point of digital distribution is too reduce the resale of used games cutting into the profits of publishers, not to abuse the consumers' wallets. It's like the lesser of two evils. Those greedy neck-tie wearing bastards that make decisions like this bring home a healthy paycheck and sit down with their families at dinner and try to convence their families about how hard there jobs are. There's absolutely no excuse for the $30 price of a digital distrubuted game. This stuff is getting way out of hand.

atwon232608d ago

I was really expecting Bioshock to be $20. For 30 Id rather have the the actual disk.

Jinxstar2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Funny thing is the retail disc game is 19.99$... I don't get it. Whats the benefit of games on demand? Serious question. I have been out of the loop for a few weeks(Vacation) I am assuming it's digital distribution but how is it different from what live already offers? I know you can already get full retail games(Burnout paradise) on XBL and PSN already... So I don't get it. It's more expensive then a retail disc with no trade in value or collectible status in any way right?

crck2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

This digital distribution thing is a joke. Instead of passing on the saving to the consumer they are just cutting out the middleman (retail) and keeping the extra for themselves. What's worse is that MS tries to rip you off on the hard drive you have to use to store the game. So they rip you off on storage and the actual product. Anyone that would fall for this is either really lazy (can't be bothered to put a disc in) or just plain stupid.

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MGOelite2608d ago

bioshock is $19.99 for a brand new copy, and you can trade it back in later and you wont have to wait 7 hours for the game to download, making a obsolete service seem new ftw

http://www.gamestop.com/Cat...

butterfinger2608d ago

must have some terrible internet connection to have to wait 7 hours for a game to download.

shocky162608d ago

What kind of slow, archaic internet connection are you using?

Nitrowolf22608d ago

lol 7 hours? psn or live is never that slow, you must have the worst connection ever.
30 dollars for dl game is steep for me, rather get the physical copy for the price you said.

II Necroplasm II2608d ago

Do you even have a total meg of internet speed? lol

JasonPC360PS3Wii2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

Is just poor like Kenny from South Park, and he's a bitter droid. Damn dude I live in middle class and I can download this game in 20-30 min. Poor droids can't afford a good connection because they are to broke from buying a PS3.

MGOelite2608d ago (Edited 2608d ago )

average american download speed is about 2MBPS and if the game is about 6-7 gigs (total esitimate) then it would take 5-7hours for a full game (and seriosly fuk you to the bots above^, im basing the time on a dirty yanks connection speed not mine from the UK)

atwon232608d ago

How stupid. Where I live there are only two internet providers and they both suck. I could toss all the money I want at them and it wont affect my download time.

KionicWarlord2222608d ago

Do you seriosuly thing its 7 hours ?

I could have swore splinter cell takes like 20-3o mins to download .

i think your just trying bash this for no reason .

MGOelite2608d ago

ok you do that maths, how long does it take for 6-7GBs to download if you have a 1.9MBit connection (standard american connection according to http://arstechnica.com/tech... )

KionicWarlord2222608d ago

If you seriously think everyone who plays Online multiplayer games has that connection you must be crazy .

Saaking2608d ago

At the most it'd take an hour. 7 hours is way too much.

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akaFullMetal2608d ago

why does it cost the same as the physical version???

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