September 22nd 2009 10:15 am PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: Shaun White Snowboarding and C&C 3

The following Xbox 360 games are now ready for direct download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

 

Content: Shaun White Snowboarding
Price: Check pricing for your regions
Availability: Not available in Canada, Japan or Korea
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Welcome to the open mountain, and get ready to experience the ride of your life. Conquer extreme peak conditions, create your own paths in the back country or compete with other riders in the terrain parks. The choice is always yours. Ride in a world where your friends are always around. Do your own runs on mountains populates by other gamers, or join them for a quick session. Its guaranteed fun anytime, all the time. Express yourself through tricks, riding styles and highly customizable avatars. Use the intuitive dual analog controls to pull a huge variety of tricks to express that style. See you on the mountain. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add Shaun White Snowboarding to your Xbox 360 download queue 

 

Content: Command & Conquer 3
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Only in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom
Dash Text: Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Control massive armies and wage war as one of as one of three rival factions in Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. Embark on an adrenaline-fueled single-player campaign that features explosive 3D special effects, an unparalleled Hollywood cast, and over 90 minutes of live-action video. Then, head onto Xbox Live for devastating multiplayer battles with five exclusive modes and Xbox Live Vision support. You alone can decide the fate of the planet in the epic war over Tiberium. Welcome back, Commander. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts. 

Add Command & Conquer 3 to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Xbox 360 Games On Demand By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • oue

    If you want the hard copy EBgames has it for $19.99.

  • x8Sharrock3x

    yeah????

  • Velete

    lolol

    £20 for a limited version of a game (DRM,no resale/physical copy)

    They can be picked up for £5 brand new in lots of places (even where i buy my grocerys)

  • x8Sharrock3x

    Command & Conquer 3 battles epic war it sounds cool…

  • Whetzel

    As long as I can buy a physical copy of these games, I will NEVER buy GoD games.

    They’re over priced and I can never trade them in, sell them or let a friend borrow them.

    If Microsoft really wants GoD to make it (which I hope it doesn’t due to the fact that I don’t want all future games to be this way) then they need to make the prices competitive.

  • buglang

    Oh! Goodie. More regional restricted games not available in Portugal. Good work Microsoft.

  • wolfzero01

    its too bad they won’t include some old X-Box games like Def Jam FFNY, Beyond Good & Evil since they killed of the BC program, there’s no way I would use the Games on Demand thanks to the crappy DRM policy & pricing

  • Exu

    FAIL.

  • Matthew M G

    WolfZero01, I agree 100%. There are some excellent XBox titles that I still can’t play on the 360 because of the half-arsed BC–Beyond Good and Evil, MVP Baseball 2006, Rallisport Challenge 2, PGR2, etc.

    Perhaps Microsoft could finish off BC and give the fans a little service. As of late, it seems that Microsoft has gotten away from connecting/listening to their fans–this is sad, as it was their great fan service/connection that helped grow their install base this generation.

  • StammyFi

    Pricing FAIL.

  • tabicat

    Games On Demand is such a joke. A snow boarding game is not available in Canada? And like everyone else says, the pricing is ridiculous, especially considering the DRM (which stands for Digital Restrictions Management).

    Considering how a manual is not included with the game, the GOD prices should be about $5 lower than the price of a *used* copy of this game.

    So keep posting this crap, Major. You’re not going to trick me into buying any of these games. You’re only fooling yourself.

  • NERVI0

    Buglang say:
    “Oh! Goodie. More regional restricted games not available in Portugal. Good work Microsoft.”

    Yes, and in Spain.

    I recommend the next time write in description:
    Avaliable in all Europe except Spain, Portugal.

    I have Mass Effect and Assesin´s Creed and wait more games by demand.
    I undestand the price, are commercial price, no liquidation or second hand.
    I wait really the posibility of buy, donwload by demand and the same time receive the copy in DVD. I dream buying FM 3 by xbox live, donwload and play a week before of recieve the DVD copy.
    Is the logical marquet of the future.

  • Blue Thunder28

    Neither available in Canada…. yay.. :(

  • Arsenic13

    Pricing fail.

    Get a physical copy for cheaper.

  • Rick Dias PK

    I’d like to voice my displeasure with these prices; we’re being asked to pay more (not less, MORE) than a new-in-box physical retail copy does, and being saddled with DRM to boot. This is absurd.
    Actually, I’m going to voice my displeasure in a tangible way; I’m going to buy some Nintendo/Wii Points today and I think I’ll make this a policy of mine. In other words, every time I feel insulted by unrealistic prices from something Microsoft posts, I will go buy something from your competitor instead. Sure, it may only be a $10 or $20 purchase each time I do this, but that’s $10-$20 going to Nintendo’s pockets rather than Microsoft’s.

  • Lynch182
  • A Place for Us

    Cool. Let me know when these are on par or cheaper than what they are on disc.

  • Caion

    Games on Demand is a brilliant idea in theory, but I do not think it is being utilized to its full potential. It is illogical to ask customers to pay a higher price than the physical version. Can you imagine if Steam charged a $10 USD premium for its games?

    I do not think that the digital games should cost less than the physical copies; that would serve no purpose but to undercut retailers, causing problems in the long run. I do believe, however, that the price should be the same as the retail price. So, in a nutshell, I think Games on Demand would be better if:

    1. Prices were adjusted to mirror retail versions. Charging more for the same product is simply ridiculous.

    2. The full Xbox 360 back catalog were made available. New additions to the Games on Demand library could be strategically timed so that the digital copies will be made available once the physical versions have outlived their shelf lives, thereby giving these games a second chance to earn profits. I would also recommend experimenting with a simultaneous physical/digital release to see how that effects sales.

    3. Games on Demand titles became eligible for the occasional weekly Gold member discount. It’s a strategy that has worked very well for Steam, and would definitely spur increased sales.

    It would also help if hard drive prices were reduced and the new 250g drive were made available as a separate purchase. Charging so much for the hard drives is ridiculous in that it only serves to raise the barrier of entry for consumers wishing to take advantage of the digital content available in the Marketplace. Sometimes its best to sell the razors for cheap so you can make a profit on the blades.

  • RuairiAU

    lol – I went out and bought C&C on monday after playing red alert on XBLA. Except I bought it for PC, console controls are terrible for RTS games.

    I’m really going off xbox gaming, M$ is just ripping us off constantly with overpriced GoD as well as actually charging us for themes, gamerpics and Avatar clothing – THIS IS ADVERTISING, WE SHOULDNT PAY TO SEE ADS!!!!
    I might cancel my gold account for a bit until they sort this out. Bad form M$, bad form.

  • Ratfoot

    Let me simplify this to 3 points Microsoft.
    1. Lower the hard drive prices so that people can actually afford them and put the 250gb mode out there with no bundle. There is no reason a 120gb HD should cost $130 when I can buy an encased power supplied Toshiba 500gb hard drive for $70 bucks on Amazon.
    2. I’m sure this has beaten into a white paste now but I’ll say it again lower the prices on the games so they at the very least match retail. Keep in mind GoD cannot be resold and have very strict DRM, give the customer a little more of a deal due to these restrictions.
    3. Look at some of the reasons why Steam has been so successful. Their good DRM policy, free to play weekends, 50%+ off deals (which usually involve more than one product), have put them on top of the digital download services. Having big deals (I’m not talking the miniscule ones we’re getting now) will help to move product and get more people interested in downloads over retail.

    Thank you, and good night.

  • xZepher

    How can you be so retarded Major Nelson? No one wants these games for a ridiculous amount of money. You need to take your Games on Demand and shove them up your greedy ass and quit your job you piece of shit.

  • LV54Spacemonkey

    Whilst I like the idea of Downloadable full games, it will make it easier to get rare games, but the pricing is all wrong. £20 is fine for a game that’s only been out a year or so like Mass Effect and assassins Creed but charging the same price for every game on the UK store is plain silly. £20 for a game that came out on the xbox 360s launch is really asking too much. You should be using a pricing structure with more variance based on the age of a game. £30-35 for new releases, £15-20 for year old games and £10 for anything older than 2 years. You could be using this service to allow developers to keep making money off games that have long passed their shelf life in stores but by pricing them too high you’re effectively restricting how much money can be made.

    The film and music industry get by because of all the small sales of back catalogue work. Somethign the games industry is starting to understand thanks to XBLA and the wiis VC. The reason they make so much from those services is the low price. I can go into town right now and pick up a dvd released 6 months ago for a fraction of it’s release price, and the same can be done with many games. Yet if I wanted to download the game, as the industry would like me to I’m expected to pay over the store price? This is why piracy is so prevalent these days. People feel ripped off for the content they are receiving. they turn to pre-owned games to get closer to the value they feel is warranted. The pre-owned market barely exists in film and music because of the lower prices. Someone in the games industry needs to have the balls to start charging less. they’d probably triple their projected sales if they charged a third less.

  • StefanTheMongol

    PRICE FAIL!

  • Choxieota Tsioc

    I’m still hoping to see The Orange Box and ODST for sale here. When will this happen?

  • HFC

    Major,

    Will you please bring this up on the show. You’d be better stopping announcing these GOD games as it’s just pissing people off who feel they are being ripped. C’mon man – bring this issue up on the show. Your silence is deafning and in not discussing it on the show – and you have been asked by a few people now – allows the perception to manifest that you are contemptful of your audience or constrained by your bosses above. If that’s the case, let me know and I’ll do an unsubscribe and go somewhere else where the real issues of the day are discussed. I’d hate to do that as I have lived your show for 3 years now but when you are silent on the prickly issues, I feel you are no longer representing the community. The overwhelming sentiment I read at this site since you announced GOD is that the pricing sucks. If you don’t listen to your consumer, you are in danger of being branded arrogant which will lose you sales/loyalty.

 

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