November 17th 2009 12:11 pm PT

Xbox 360 Games on Demand: Grid

 

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

 

Race Driver: GRID™

Content: GRID
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Not available in Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual”. Race Driver: GRID is all about the race. It’s a stunning world of motorsport brought to life, from racing muscle cars through the iconic streets of San Francisco and competing in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans race to drifting around the docks of Yokohama. Jump behind the wheel of exhilarating racing cars in the most aggressive, spectacular wheel-to-wheel races you’ve ever experienced – then prove yourself online. Welcome to GRID: racing just got exciting again. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Add GRID to your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

Xbox LIVE Members in Japan can now download Raiden Fighter Aces.

 

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

  • Exu

    *sigh*

  • erichsouza76

    Now it just would be awesome if Codemasters would’ve fixed a glitched achievement for this game.
    And US$29.99 for this one? Thanks but, no thanks.

  • Brutal DJC

    Awesome Game :)

  • Pemalite

    $70 AU? Forget it. – I won’t spend anymore than $30 AU on a games on demand game.

  • Drunk Ste

    You can find Grid anywhere for less than £19.99, play.com have it for £9.99

  • foxhunt99

    Again, priced too high for digital download.

  • CitizenSwift

    $70AUD, you have to be kidding me!

  • Godfather Obie

    Sweet, another year old+ game on demand.

    One day I’m sure Microsoft will realise they’re losing money by not releasing them sooner,.
    Sure a launch might not be as popular if Gamers knew they could grab it on demand in a month or something.
    But They’d still pay £40 (or whatever they pay in the states)
    So surely microsoft would be making the extra cash instead of the retailers, manual/dvd printers/publishers etc..

    Go On Microsoft, Kill the Game retail industry in one foul swoop,

    ((This idea is patent pending, If you (Microsoft want to use it, I want royalties :D))

  • Surly x Duff

    Awww… I was more interested in Raiden Fighter Aces when I heard about it on the podcast. Didn’t realize it was Japan only. Guess I’ll have to go pick it up retail.

  • Atleticoinomano

    Nice Game !!!

  • rubbercake

    I don’t understand this feature. I understand the convenience of having the game right there without having to swap out discs constantly, but I don’t understand the benefit. First of all, I love the fact that you guys are trying to push things forward with new and innovative ways to deliver content to your customers. I do love that. But let’s look at a few shortcomings that either a.) you’ve intentionally overlooked or b.) refuse to attempt to justify for reasons unknown to the user.

    1.) The hard drive. You’re selling all these fantastic full downloadable games that are upwards of 6GB a piece and you still ONLY offer a 120GB hard drive as your best option (of course, until recently with a FEW select 250GB bundles). But say here I am with a Pro kit with only 60GB. Let’s subtract the formatting problem the Xbox has (approx 5-10gb of lost space), then subtract user profiles, themes, videos, and anything else I would want to download for free, now I’ve got room for maybe 4-5 full games.

    Would I really want to re-download a 6GB file if I wanted to play a different purchased game? No, I didn’t think so. So you’re still only offering a 120GB option to help the fact that you’re coming out with all this fantastic hi-def video content and full downloadable game content. Newegg, usually a company that bests in price, has this 120GB for an outrageous $134.99. Not to mention they also have a Samsung SpinPoint 500GB laptop harddrive (essentially the same thing) for a mere $84.99. Hmm. Where’s the options there? Where’s the forward thinking when it comes to hardware? Has that just gone by the wayside?

    2.) (Fortunately, I only have two points). While we’re talking about Newegg, let it be known that you can buy Grid for the Xbox 360 from their website for $27.99, with FREE shipping, and also no tax in most states! I understand that you should be selling the instant downloadable games for a price very close to what you could purchase it in stores for, but when you’re offering a product that a.) is cheaper some where else (cheaper entirely) and b.) doesn’t even come with a box, booklet, and disc, you’d think that production costs alone would result in a drastically lower price tag.

    Finally, I’d like to point out that for anyone who deems it necessary to flame me for my comments, I’m simply going to ignore you. I’m in NO WAY an Xbox hater or a PS3 fanboy. If you were to ask any one of my friends, they would probably tell you something quite the opposite, that I’m an Xbox fanboy all the way. But for anyone who feels the same, please give props and maybe just MAYBE someone somewhere in Xbox land can hear us :)

    Major Nelson– I love your blog, I love your show, I love your Twitter. Sorry to drop all this poo on your comment section.

  • HenkvdWeerdt

    Game is realy great. It was the first real next-gen racer in the style like: Dirt 2 and Shift

  • X360 IT

    Hi major nelson.
    My gamertag is X360 IT i hav find how to play backup games
    on xbox360 whitout get banned.
    Can you try ban me pls?

  • Beluvius

    @rubbercake. Excellent comment. Pretty much sums up my opinion about GOD.

  • scrizewly

    Hilarious that this game is $29.99, and you can buy it new from Gamestop for $19.99 new, $14.99 used Thanks, Microsoft! Oh, Saints Row is also $29.99..lol.

  • MyJewlzHurt

    $29.99 for the U.S. $39.99 for Canada and more elsewhere…..not much for currency conversion are you Microsoft.

  • robincognito

    Oh dear. Microsoft, when are you going to learn…
    And rubbercake, I completely agree with you. I wish Microsoft would listen. Or at least acknowledge that they are completely retarded sometimes. Major, are you reading this?

  • PGRZ

    The Australian dollar is currently trading at 93 US cents. This game is $70 Australian dollars. Therefore, 70.00 AUD = 65.1636 USD.

    Major Nelson, can you please advise what the f&*k is up with that? Is thit meant to be a joke?

    For starters, this game is insanely overpriced. We can buy it BRAND NEW in a case and cover for LESS!!!!!

  • Spybreaker

    GRID is a great game and if someone hasn’t played it, they’re missing out. I’d grab it at retail though since I have a limit on my download bandwidth, have 4.5 GBs left on my 120GB HDD and always feel more comfortable (and enjoy more) with the physical copy of the game.

  • Tyrant Dunn

    First of all you can get this game cheaper at walmart or gamestop. Second why would I pay that mutch for it to only be leased to me? Just buy a physical copy.

  • macho9

    rubbercake stated my feelings as well. GRID is a outstanding driving game (one could argue Forza 3 copied their rewind feature). But the price coupled with the current storage options on the 360 make this an unattractive option.

  • DavidGX

    Digital downloads are supposed to be CHEAPER than retail. Too high. Try again.

  • lennieboy16

    I hear you rubbercake and i totally understand.BUt i still prefer my 360

  • Arakon

    It’s silly.
    These games (including very old games and garbage like Monopoly) cost 29.99€, which equals 44.55 USD currently. More than half of these games sell on ebay or used game forums for 5, maximum 10 euros. That’s a disk, a manual, a box you can put on your shelf.
    I’d pay 39€ for a new (freshly released) game probably. But if the prices don’t scale down according to age/gametype, then I will never be buying any of these. The prices are downright silly, they can only be meant as some sort of joke.

 

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