Gamestop Launches Downloadable Content Centers In Every Store

Gameinformer: Gamestop seems to know the frustration of buying more Microsoft points than you need in an effort to get a downloadable game, and that's one of the reasons they've launched Downloadable Content Centers in every one of their 4,400 stores. In addition to selling Xbox Live Arcade games, these centers will also sell add-on content like new maps, characters, etc.

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HelghastKid4849d ago

If they arent selling full retail games whats the point of this when I can just get these off the ps store or xbox marketplace?

aCasualGamer4849d ago

This is obviously for the younger audience who don't have creditcards...
Or perhaps the parents who don't understand the whole DLC system and how it works. So if they could get helt at the stores then that is a big plus for the DLC market.

Hope others follow gamestops footsteps. DLC market needs alot more attention, there are GREAT content in the DS(digital stores).

HSx94849d ago

I can feel activision popping a big one with their Black Ops and soon to be over priced DLC, which will probably be $20

AAACE54848d ago (Edited 4848d ago )

This is for people who don't have internet connections and/or don't want to go online!

I know that's hard to believe, but there are people who don't know and don't care if these consoles can go online. All they want to do is play the games they want. Some will play those games, and then the console will sit for months before they find another game they want to play!

As a gamer, we assume people buy consoles for the same reason we do, but others have different things in mind!

chasegarcia4849d ago

for kids i guess that have money but no credit card.

Paradise Lost4849d ago (Edited 4849d ago )

Please let this happen, i hate having to buy Points and have like 40 points left and can't buy Shit.

Or even if i want to buy a song on rb and it's like 120 points and i have 110 points.

CobraKai4849d ago

I know. I always felt that the MS points system was a scam because of the problem you mentioned. I know MS mentioned that with the points system you could get items for less, but it really does become inconvenient sometimes.

jdktech20104849d ago

This is actually the first non evil thing that they've done.

I never started buying things on the XBLA becasue I didn't wanna deal with the extra points and such...or spending 10 bucks for a 5 dollar item or whatever.

Not a bad move imo

FreddySavage4849d ago

like didn't they change it to increments of 400 when you buy them on live?

either way this is good for the folks who are unfortunate and dont have internet...God i feel naked without the internet and my cellphone

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OG Xbox Live Replacement 'Insignia' Continues To Grow With 11 New Supported Games

Online multiplayer is back for 11 more games thanks to Insignia's XBL 1.0 replacement service running on Original Xbox consoles and the Xemu emulator on PC. Multiplayer, voice chat, leaderboards, etc. have been a monthly addition for many games from Xbox's past library thank to the team at Insignia.live! The 11 new games are now playable online once again after 13+ years.

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XiNatsuDragnel260d ago

Yes yes now bring x360 xbox live then we're golden for life.

Asplundh258d ago

?? Xbox 360 servers are still online, they haven't been taken down yet.

XiNatsuDragnel258d ago

Nah they will be tho look at rscs3 they have psn made in there emulator why not xenia bro?

Blashted258d ago

Service still in beta form, sign up/player counts here: https://insignia.live/

slayereddy258d ago (Edited 258d ago )

Booo!! I was hoping that was Rainbow Six: Black Arrow...Boo!! again. I thought this coming to Xbox. I don't even read it I was so excited.


The Enduring Legacy of Xbox Live 1.0

Sure, there was online gaming back in the day but the modern age of online video gaming began almost twenty years ago with Xbox Live 1.0.

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Magog846d ago

The origin of paid online.

PrimeVinister846d ago

Lol it definitely deserves its mention

franwex846d ago (Edited 846d ago )

Haha. Yep. To be fair, I feel that it was actually worth it because it kept a good minimum standard. There was horrible lag back in the day and a lot of cheating/hacking. More so than today.

PrimeVinister846d ago (Edited 846d ago )

That is arguable seeing as how good similar PC services are these days. The lack of cheaters on console is the closed ecosystem rather than extra effort by MS/Sony

XbladeTeddy846d ago

"To be fair, I feel that it was actually worth it because it kept a good minimum standard. There was horrible lag back in the day and a lot of cheating/hacking. More so than today."

The horrible lag back then was due to peole not having the speeds needed to run games, peoples internet speeds were all over the place. Hacking is as bad today, if not worse than back then. People now have access to sophisticated hacking programmes that were nowhere near as prevalent as they are today. Anticheat software was also available way before Xbox Live and the paid online services became a thing.

I gamed online a lot from 1999 onwards and had great times playing without having issues with people cheating and no one had to pay for an online subscription.

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Going digital with 360 and PS3 - Xbox Live Arcade vs. PlayStation Store