First Party Xbox 360 Games join the $39.99 Party!

With the launch of the Xbox 360 came the new game pricing point of $59.99 being pushed by most publishers (outside of Microsoft Games)... Well, it is time to rejoice fellow penny pinchers as the the $39.99 summertime Xbox 360 game party just got a bit more crowded...

The Microsoft Game Studios first party titles (Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham 3 and Kameo) are joining several of the key launch titles from Electronic Arts (Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, FIFA Soccer 06, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06) and Ubisoft (King Kong) at the $39.99 retail price at several on-line retailers

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OutLaw6603d ago

I had the game before. But now I may consider getting it again.

clayton6603d ago

I currently have all the 360's releases, my favorites by far ar G.R.A.W. and Oblivion.

USMChardcharger6603d ago (Edited 6603d ago )

i am glad the article pointed out the fact that not all games are 59.99...just the ones published outside of M$.
price is still one thing unknown about the PS3 titles...anyone heard anything yet?

Xtrm L1481L1TY6603d ago

Yeah, hence the term "FIRST PARTY". It's in the header dude.

THWIP6603d ago

...and I could've sworn it was $40.00 then. If so, I suppose it will drop to $30?

OutLaw6603d ago (Edited 6603d ago )

I believe Kameo was $49.99 and third party games were $59.99

But I could be wrong.

shotty6603d ago

Not all 3rd party are 59.99. Rockstar table tennis was 39.99 at launch so was dynasty warrior 5. I remember also that there were a handful of 3rd party like final fantasy that launched at $49.99

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cammers19951d 1h ago

They were never obligated to have a sale.

jznrpg16h ago

Nobody is obligated to have a sale but that doesn’t mean it can’t be disappointing.


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cloganart2d ago

I'd like to believe Joel's situation is more about turning into a calloused survivor in a cold-hard world who may have made selfish decisions. Not inherently ruthless.

Armyofdarkness3d ago

Ah, fond memories of strangling all the people in their hotel rooms in Hitman 1

bunt-custardly2d ago

Lara Croft, Nathan Drake etc, cos they pretend to be the good guys but are mass murderers that show no remorse.


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MaximusPrime_7d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1017d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv726d ago (Edited 6d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1016d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21835d ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19725d ago (Edited 5d ago )


Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit5d ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

VariantAEC2d ago

Should've used a memory card... wait you could migrate your account to the memory cards like on Wii, right? PS2 only allowed wifi information to be saved and PS3 wouldn't allow migration of such data at all (at least before PSN was well established, after that you could set up an alternate user on a friends PS3 and migrate data by logging into your PSN).