Games on Demand News


Retail holding back launch day digital Xbox 360 sales, Microsoft says

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT

The Xbox 360 Games on Demand digital distribution service traditionally has lagged behind the PlayStation Store--and even Nintendo's eShop of late--when it comes to day-and-date releases of new titles. It appears that won't be changing anytime soon because of Microsoft's con...


"And what about when the next Xbox ships? Wouldn't you want your digital games (bought in the 360 ..."

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Halo series kicks off Xbox Games on Demand sale

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2013 8:15am PST

Xbox Live Games on Demand typically ends up making you pay more than retail price--even during sales--for games which don't need to be pressed, packaged, shipped, or stored, which makes it essentially a costly way of saving shelf space. Microsoft's knocking up to 85% off off...


"They are having issues with the pricing according to Major Nelson, might want to hold off for a bit."

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Revamped Games for Windows Marketplace Launches

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 16, 2010 6:49am PST

Microsoft's revamped Games for Windows Marketplace has launched, giving the PC games digital distribution service a new lick of paint and a...


"Do you really expect MS to worry about games WORKING post-update? Sheesh, they only care about ..."

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Microsoft Announces Web-Based Games Marketplace for PC Games

By Brian Leahy, Oct 22, 2010 7:00am PDT

Currently, Microsoft sells digital PC titles through its Games for Windows Live client, but that will change on November 15 when the company rolls...


"If a game isn't using Steam I don't have to have Steam open either. What do you mean?"

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Games for Windows Live 'Games on Demand' Launches With 50% off Shadowrun, Viva Pinata

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 15, 2009 3:14pm PST

Microsoft's foray into PC digital games distribution has begun in earnest today with the launch of Games for Windows Live Games on Demand, offering...


"Activation only works for titles the publishers previously made a deal with Steam for activating ..."

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Games for Windows Live Embraces Digital Distribution with Games on Demand

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2009 1:10pm PST

Games for Windows Live will become a full-fledged distribution platform for full games from December 15 with the addition of 'Games on Demand',...


"Well, if Cliffy B is that worried, tell him to find a DRM-scheme similar to Steamworks from ..."

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Xbox Live Summer Update Released

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2009 3:30am PDT

Microsoft's hefty new Xbox Live dashboard update has begun rolling out in waves, bringing a whole host of updates, improvements and new features to...


"does this get rid of the menu downloading crap? I've lost net access at home :( havent tried ..."

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Xbox Live Games on Demand Partially Priced: BioShock $30, Mass Effect $20

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Aug 06, 2009 2:07pm PDT

Some titles in the Xbox Live "Games on Demand" service were priced today, providing an idea of what to expect from the 360 digital distribution...


"Supply AND demand. The demand isn't great enough to buy them at those prices, especially when ..."

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