First Wave of Xbox 360 Games On Demand Go Live; Ditches Microsoft Points System

Games on Demand Xbox 360
It seems that Microsoft has finally pulled the switch on their ‘Games on Demand’ service early this morning.  The full list of games that will be made available when the new Xbox LIVE update goes in effect on Aug 11 was released recently.  As of now, 9 of the 24 revealed titles are now available for those who have been accepted into the preview program to download. The list of games that are currently available are:

  • Assassin’s Creed – $29.99
  • BioShock – $29.99
  • Call of Duty 2 – $29.99
  • LEGO Star Wars TGS – $29.99
  • Mass Effect – $19.99
  • Need for Speed Carbon – $19.99
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – $29.99
  • Sonic The Hedgehog – $19.99
  • Viva Pinata – $19.99

One thing I found interesting was how the games have been priced by their dollar value, rather than the MS Points system.  This makes for purchasing titles that much easier as Xbox 360 users won’t have to add points to their accounts in order to purchase a game.  In fact, when a user goes to purchase a game, it prompts you to charge the game directly onto your credit card.

Who knows, maybe this will be the first step into completely ditching the MS Points system altogether, which I’m sure many of us would love to happen.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. I, for one will consider the 360 if they get rid of the damn “Micro$oft Point$”. It was meant to confuse the buyer and will not have people with left over points after a purchase. So stupid!

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