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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...

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"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...

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

- MaxPete82 see all 5 comments

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...

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

- HisDivineOrder see all 69 comments

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...

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

- Lukiopimp see all 220 comments

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...

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

- levente@speakeasy.net see all 59 comments

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',...

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

- MysterD see all 57 comments

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...

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

- rosselt see all 52 comments

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...

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

- matrixneo42 see all 52 comments