Xbox 360 Gets Blown Out on Xbox Originals

For the next Xbox Originals release, Microsoft is digging so far into the console's back catalog that it has found a game I didn't know about. That'll change on January 19, as Terminal Reality's BlowOut comes to the Xbox 360's online marketplace for $15.

Originally released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2003, BlowOut is a Contra-like side-scrolling game all about shooting bad guys and blowing crap up. It actually debuted with a MSRP of $20 on Xbox, with the PS2 and later GameCube version at $10.

Interestingly, it appears that the title shifted hands during development, moving from original developers DiezelPower to Terminal Reality a few months before release. And curiously, publisher Majesco doesn't even list BlowOut on its massive list of games.

From The Chatty
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    January 14, 2009 10:50 AM

    a 6 year old game being charge for 75% of its original MSRP?


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      January 14, 2009 11:13 AM

      Sounds like a majority of Steam's catalogue...

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        January 14, 2009 11:17 AM

        What 6-y/o game on Steam is being charged at 75% of it's original price?

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          January 14, 2009 12:00 PM

          I'm waiting for his reply too.

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            January 14, 2009 12:52 PM

            lol yes, i was browsing the catalogue and couldn't find anything even at 50%

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              January 14, 2009 2:08 PM

              OK man... it was obviously an exaggeration... not to be taken literally! My point was meant to be there are many old titles on Steam that are extremely over-priced Examples: Quake 3 $20, Q3 Team Arena $20 (that was $30 when it was released so it's 66.6% of original price ALMOST 75%). There are many other old titles that still carry a pretty heft price despite thier age, c'mon deny that! Man, its funny how fast people jump up in defense of anything Valve... GOD FORBID you insult the almighty Valve!

              Anyways, I'm not a Steam hater either I have spent well over a thousand dollars on that service between my account and my family's and I support them 100%. A decrease in price for some older titles would be nice, that's all!

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                January 14, 2009 4:06 PM

                Maybe you need to look at the iD mega pack...

                There's your decrease in price.

                IIRC, there was a sale on all iD products recently (~50% off)

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              January 14, 2009 4:08 PM

              That's something Xbox Live could benefit from. Geometry was is still 10 bucks, even with the sequel released.

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      January 14, 2009 7:08 PM

      I think I saw it at a Best Buy Bargain bin for 10 bucks.

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