Games on Demand is Coming to Windows Live Tomorrow

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227w ago - Tomorrow Games for Windows Live will be getting Games on Demand, allowing gamers to access and download their Live favorites.

Games on Demand for Windows lets you purchase and download titles from the Games for Windows Live library from your computer, and allows you to reinstall your games whenever you want, wherever you want.

To quote: The titles that will be available on launch tomorrow include Resident Evil 5, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and Battlestations: Pacific, World of Goo, and Osmos. Purchases can be made using a credit card or Microsoft Points.

"With Games on Demand, we didn't just want to create a cut-and-paste version of existing digital distribution services," said Mike Ybarra, general manager of Live Engagement Services.

"We challenged ourselves to deliver an integrated platform that takes full advantage of the unique capabilities offered by the Live service. Our goal has always been to create a seamless online gaming experience for the Windows community, and Games on Demand is a great step toward that end."
 

Microsoft Responds to Inconsistent 'Games on Demand' Pricing

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245w ago - Microsoft's Games on Demand pricing isn't consistent across the globe. What costs $20 in one place costs $40 (or sometimes more) in another.

Kotaku asked Microsoft, why the discrepancy?

Their response is below, to quote:

"Microsoft HQ said the pricing decisions outside the US were the responsibility of that particular territory. So, for example, if Mass Effect is priced at 6000 Microsoft Points in Australia (as opposed to only 1600 MSP in the US), then that's Xbox Australia's decision."

When Xbox Australia was asked, they added the following:

"No one retailer has the lowest pricing for every product, and our program is about giving people 24 x 7 convenience and selection when shopping for Xbox 360 games.

We're incredibly excited about what Games on Demand means for digital distribution, and will continue to evaluate and evolve the service to meet market and consumer demands."

Anyone think paying double the asking price for a game is worth the convenience?!
 







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