Assassin's Creed screenshot
Assassin's Creed screenshot

Microsoft has announced the launch line-up of titles that will be available from the Games on Demand store when the summer Xbox 360 update is rolled-out on August 11.

The Games on Demand store will launch with 21 titles which can be purchased and downloaded directly to your Xbox 360. These include Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, EA's Burnout Paradise and Microsoft's Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise.

Launch line-up:

Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
Burnout Paradise (EA)
Call of Duty 2 (Activision)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
Prey (2K Games)
Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
Sega Rally (Sega)
TEST DRIVE: UNLIMITED (Atari)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
Tomb Raider Legend (Eidos)
Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)
Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)

Pricing details have not been revealed, but Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox LIVE users will be able to make purchases using a credit card.

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pblive

With my connection it would end up being more like 'Games on sort of a 3 day Demand' by the time I'd downloaded them.

Mind you, I'd need to get a bigger hard drive first so i'd have to wait for Microsoft to lower the prices on those.
Posted 08:17 on 04 November 2009
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xboxlive

I dont think ms will will make much on this,as you can see the the old xbox list game was asking to much for a copy when you could get it alot less in shops,so the same goes for the new games.
Posted 10:14 on 06 August 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu

Ok, so its official the price for those games are at $20-30.
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/05/xb...between-20-30/
Posted 08:12 on 06 August 2009
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Mr_Ninjutsu@ Rogue_Soul

true dat. Something to really sink your teeth into
Posted 00:41 on 06 August 2009
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Rogue_Soul

'bout 4 or 5 games there I'd want... but I'd much prefer to have a hard copy of the games.
Posted 21:29 on 05 August 2009
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xboxlive

Not a bad list but i own all of them :(
Posted 20:24 on 05 August 2009
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rbevanx

Yeah I agree with IndoorHeroes, it's where Microsoft wanna go in my view.
Sony are doing this already by making Wipeout a download only for the PS3.
I do want DVD's to stay as I like going into gamestores and picking up pre owned games for next to nothing.
This will cut that element out all together.
Posted 19:28 on 05 August 2009
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IndoorHeroes

The real genius behind this is that these games will be selling hardly any brand new copies, people are only likely to be these old games pre-owned to make a saving.

Making them available through digital distribution cuts out the retailer, now they just need to make the price comparable to pre-owned versions (IE £15'ish)
Posted 19:18 on 05 August 2009
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K3RT

Good list
However most games on the list can be bought for less then a tenner with some being less then a fiver so if there going to charge similar prices as they do for the xbox originals they wont be worth it.
Posted 17:11 on 05 August 2009
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Joey_Bananas

For people to get the most out of this service they'll have to buy the biggest hard drives available for their system. With Microsoft supplying most of these drives with jacked up prices, M$ will be rolling in the money more than they already are.

Well played Microsoft... but we all hate you for it. Even I have a 120Gb elite and have been installing various games on my HDD from the disks but that was optional to delete them and then able to install later with minimum fuss. With these if you delete them (normally 4-6GB) you will have to download again if you want to play it. Not good!
Posted 17:03 on 05 August 2009
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renegade

lol I did not think about the game size xD. THis could be a big problem
Posted 16:45 on 05 August 2009
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MrDo@ El-Dev

I doubt it.
Posted 16:09 on 05 August 2009
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pblive

20gb for me as well. Can't afford the stupid fees for the larger drive, I really believed MS would bring the price down within 2 years of them coming out, but no.

Annoying really, but then this is what you get for being an early adoptor.
Posted 15:34 on 05 August 2009
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Karlius

Hay Dav MS are releasing a compression update with its Summer Update for installed games so if you install a 6gb Game shoud become 2-3gb game so may free up small amounts lol.
Posted 15:32 on 05 August 2009
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Wido

That isn't a bad list at all. Some really great games on there. If you haven't already got them I would recommend the following:

Kameo
Oblivion
Mass Effect
Assassins Creed
Burnout Paradise
COD2
FNR3
Prey
Sega Rally
Rainbow Six: Vegas.

Still have them for my 360. I usually play Oblivion the most at the moment for my 360 and some odd moments with Kameo.
Posted 15:25 on 05 August 2009

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