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Posted on Nov 13th 2007 at 03:26:32 PM by (Tondog)
Posted under Modern Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Updates, Downloadable Games

Starting on Decmember 4th with the fall update, you will be able to purchase and download games from the original Xbox from the Xbox Live Marketplace. Among the first games offered for download are Fable, Indigo Prophecy (the best of the initial offerings, in my honest opinion), Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex, Burnout 3, and some other TOTALLY OBVIOUS game which need not be mentioned here. These six games will run you 1200 MS Points (that's $15 in real money), and obviously will not work on the Core/Arcade model unless you have a hard drive added in.

I think that while it's nice that they are adding downloadable games from the original Xbox, I think that $15 is too much to pay for them, especially when you can go to Gamestop or the local pawn shop and get those games for a much lower price than $15. Seems kind of a waste if you can get the game cheaper and can get the physical media and manual as an added bonus. In addition, these games will probably be up to 7GB in size, which means you won't be able to store very many on a 20GB system. So that means you'll have to take the Nintendo-recommended approach and delete games from your hard drive that you aren't using.

It should also be noted that all of the games up for download are currently backwards compatible with the 360. Why sell them for $15 then? Probably so MS can try and capture some money from the sale of secondhand games is my guess. However, I am happy they are doing this because it will be nice to have a catalog of the original Xbox games up for download when they become harder to find.

Source: EuroGamer

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15 is too much. 5-7 would of been a better price point IMO. Most of they launch games you can get for under 5 bucks.
Blue-Ray or HD-DVD?  Niether.

Mark my words.  The next big media (VHS, CD, DVD, etc.) will be digitally downloadable. 

Scary thought for collectors.

If they actually have achievements then the price isn't as outragous. Still if they are basically the same as the games I have or can get a physical copy for less whats the point?

What would be cool is if they did come with achievements and if the "hard" versions of the games got the same update.
Maybe if they're lucky they will add those achievements.  After all Halo 2 (Vista) has them.  Online play would be a welcome addition too.
I've said all along that downloadable is going to be the way of the future, just like Mez said. However, I think that that's more likely to apply to movies rather than games...at least in the NEAR future. Cool

oh well Sad
I thought Fable was already available, as I remember the 360 promo videos had the cover in the demo of it's live feature... I guess this was a long time coming then.
Once they are deleted are they available again for download for free?
I would assume you can.

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