October 6th 2009 11:24 am PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: COD3 and RSV2

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

Content: Call Of Duty 3
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan
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”. Follow the Allies on the Normandy Breakthrough campaign as they push inland to liberate Paris and take the first step on the path to Berlin. Through a seamless narrative that delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action, players assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield for an unprecedented variety of combat. Experience advanced high-definition graphics, detailed character animations, and explosive on-screen action, delivering the most immersive and cinematically intense war experience ever. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

Add Call Of Duty 3 to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

Content: Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
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”. The sequel to the award-winning next-generation first-person shooter returns to Sin City. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is your last chance to rescue Vegas from an escalating terrorist siege that will force you into heart-pounding action from beginning to end. The best are back and this time winner takes all. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts

Add Rainbow Six Vegas 2 to your Xbox 360 download queue

PLUS: Xbox LIVE Members in Japan now purchase The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

 

 

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

  • DavidGX

    “Just because it’s digital don’t always expect it to be cheaper.”

    Yes, yes you should.

    1. Cheaper for them. No costs to press discs, print manuals or make cases. No multiple markups as the product makes its way to the store and then to you.

    2. Inferior product. No disc so you can’t lend it, trade it, borrow it or sell it. You get no manual (OMG PDF…. big whoop) no disc and no case.

    So THEY make more, WE get less and… we should pay MORE for this? Really?

    Digital = CHEAPER than MSRP. Not the same, not more expensive… cheaper.

  • DavidGX

    Don’t get me wrong here, I LIKE digital distribution… or at least the concept. I pay (less than the retail MSRP) for a download, I get it in my home without having to pre order. I don’t have to swap discs or worry about scratches.

    The disc-less console future that developers want? Yeah, I want that too. But the way Microsoft is doing this is just retarded. It’s greed pure and simple. They just want to push it to see how much we’ll pay… how much can they get… can they get just a liiitle more… etc, etc.

    It’s a theme that they’ve really run with lately and as a fan of Xbox, it’s worrying.

    First they say Microsoft published games will stay at $50 when others were going to $60… halo 3 changed their minds about that and they haven’t looked back.

    We get ads on the dashboard, on a console we payed for with an online service that we also pay for. Just plain silly. Go buy a DVD player and see if, when you boot it up and see ads, you don’t take the f-ing thing right back and get a different brand.

    We’re sold themes on the previous dashboard and then they release the NXE that partially or complete breaks most of them. And without so much as a refund or even appology, they say “oh hey they’ll still work with the NXE!” and offer to sell us new “premium” themes that won’t look like ass now.

    Avatar items… some of the prices for this stuff is just amazing. $5 for a lightsaber? Really?

    We pay $50 a year for our online service while ps3 owners pay nothing. We also are charged an arm and both legs for a hard drive when ps3 owners can simply head over to newegg or best buy and pick one up for chump change that’ll work.

    Listen, I’m a long time Xbox fan. I love the system and I love the games. It’s the only console I own right now. We’ve had six systems die on us… but we’ve soldiered on because we’ve felt it was worth the trouble. But this is really getting old. It just wears on me to see Microsoft almost DARING us to keep giving them money. It’s just pure, absolute greed and I’m getting sick of it.

  • My Big Boss

    Don’t buy call of duty 3 it sucks. Buy something else then..

  • Lynch182

    @ONI5 it doesn’t matter if its new or used, they still work the same, and the difference is they don’t sell the same, you can’t lend games to friends and it takes up hard drive space, they don’t have to ship the item, produce manuals and so on, so why isn’t it cheaper than the store price, new or pre-owned, it doesn’t make sense, i reckon i’m safe to say that people would buy these games for £10 on the GoD service, even if the stores or ebay have them for £5. it’s not even convenient to do so, it’s just robbery. i hope it never kicks off, as someone mentioned before me all games eventually will be online purchases only, and i definately will not be buying games for £40 without been able to sell them, i’d rather start piracy and get caught doing so!! why aren’t microsoft releasing brand new games BTW?? all these titles are years old. i wouldve thought halo ODST wouldve been available as new on this service seen as it is their game. guess they don’t believe in it themselves then.

  • K04 Passat

    You know, this would seem entirely different, if the games were out of print. If we weren’t able to stroll down to the store and buy it for less, we wouldn’t complain. Not that we’d buy it, anyway. Still too expensive, for an old game.

    Now… Start releasing new, full titles for $30, and we’ll be in business. For example, I’m willing to buy the new Operation Flashpoint for $30. Get it available for download, before I can do that at the stores… And you’ve got me downloading. That’s just an example.

  • GrindingFarmer

    Hey Larry/Major, any chance we’ll see Dead Space on the service?

  • Exu

    Oh yeah, CoD2 and CoD3 DLC still cost money. Sort that out.

  • Steeltrooper58

    You can get COD3 on Goozex for 100 pts ($5.00)
    These prices are ridiculous.Plus why is COD3 a Platinum Hit?

  • HFC

    Just noticed the tags for this weeks Podcast:

    Says “Special Guest : Steven Toulouse talks about the latest scams”

    AT LAST !!! GOD pricing will be discussed on the show !

  • HFC

    I do agree tho – Major is just the messenger. It’s a serious marketing SNAFU and methinks they are probably trying to experiment to determine where the pain point is with stuff like this. I think they have well and truly found it. We have to be careful not to shoot the messenger but I personally do find the whole thing pretty bad. Not the end of the world but I just won’t be buying GOD. Whatsoever.

  • radink360

    There’s a simple reason they cost so much. They cost nearly nothing to put up and they figure anyone who buys them is a bonus for them. The real problem is that there are people dumb enough to fall for it and buy them right up. THIS is why they cost what they cost.

  • xZepher

    two words major nelson (douche). PRICE FAIL

 

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