May 25th 2010 12:47 pm PT

Games on Demand: COD4, Battlestations: Midway & Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

 

Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™

Content: Call of Duty 4
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions except Japan and United Kingdom
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". The new action thriller from the award-winning team at Infinity Ward Inc., Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare™ delivers the most intense and cinematic action experience ever. The epic title also features the added depth of multiplayer action for an all-new community of persistent, addictive, and customizable gameplay. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Purchase Call of Duty 4 and add it do your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

Battlestations: Midway

Content: Battlestations: Midway
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: All regions except India and Japan
Dash Text: (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) This game supports English, French, German, and Italian. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". An immense action game that drops players into the biggest air, sea and undersea battles of the Pacific War. There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see www.xbox.com/live/accounts.

 

Purchase Battlestations: Midway and add it do your Xbox 360 download queue

 

 

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat™ (Xbox 360)

Content: Battlefield 2: MC
Price: Check pricing for your region
Availability: Now available in Australia, Europe and New Zealand
Dash Text: Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Battlefield 2: Modern Combat explodes onto Xbox 360, bringing the field of battle to life like never before. Bullets whiz by and score the environments around you, spent minigun shells rain down from hovering helicopters, and explosions shatter your field of vision. Delivering the over-the-top action of the award-winning Battlefield™ franchise, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat lets you wage modern war your way. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat delivers the Battlefield franchise’s trademark multiplayer action on Xbox Live, delivering ferocious 24 player online battles. Fighting for one of 4 sides – the US, the European Union, the Chinese, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition – and armed with the latest modern weaponry, you are given full control over the 30+ vehicles in the game. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat also features an adrenaline-soaked single player campaign where

 

Purchase Battlefield 2: MC and add it do your Xbox 360 download queue

 

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

  • SilentHunter382

    Wow just wow. €50 for MW, now we have the right to complain about the price.
    —————
    Also BF: 2 is not on the European marketplace.

  • shihtzu1938

    crazy – $AU 100 for MW. No thanks.

  • rogXue

    $40 for a game that we can pick up the new sequel for 40? Activision are some greedy SOBs… but then again we already knew that.

  • eezarthegreat

    £20 for B2: MC – you guys joking? It’s 7 euro in Dublin and I get the box and bits and bobs. Shame Major, I think that if you guys actually LOOKED at the prices then you’d be competative – then again, people MUST be buying them

    anyways
    /rant

  • Exu
  • RidinSlow

    $40 for Modern Warfare? That’s crazy. I guess that’s what happens when you have such high demand for a game. I would have thought that the release of the sequel would have brought down the price. I guess not…

  • I DLord I

    Pass.

  • m la taupe

    You guys need to do something about those games pricing.
    How do you justify a premium price of those items compared to what you’d pay for in retail when there’s no middle man between publishers and the en consumer?

    Xbox Live customers need more tranparency regarding XBL pricing.
    When asked publishers say MS sets the price.
    While MS says it’s up to the publisher.
    Someone’s obviously not telling the truth and don’t think that because customers keep on buying overpriced products you can always get away with it. MS need to come clean on their pricing structure :
    – Why downloadbale gcopies of a game are more expensive or at best the same price than retail copies of the same game when there’s no distribution cost, no production cost and storage cost is endorsed by the end consumer?
    – Why do prices vary so much from one region to the other? If there are legal implication behind these, what are they?
    – If MS and/or game publishers are speculating over exchange rate, at least say it. While the US$ may be getting stronger than say the € or the £ it still doesn’t explain why a 60$ game costs 70€ (which is more or less 85$).
    – If it’s because local subsidiaries of MS act as different legal entities and as such are allowed to set up their own price point for a specific product it is never clear for the consumer. While this is justifiable for say a car manufacter to have different pricing between different regions of the world, it’s absurd for digital content; Especially considering that they’re all hosted on the same servers, located in the same place. Wether the Games On Demand are for instance sold to a customer in the US or to one in France, it costs MS and/or the publisher exactly the same price. There’s no economical justification behind a differentiated pricing between one region or the other.

    All of this appears very fishy from an XBL subscriber and only makes XBL commercial offer very sketchy. Especially when digital distribution is growing stronger and people learn more and more every day about the ins and outs of that model.

  • AmazonianAngel

    I knew it was a matter of time before MW was on Demand, thanks to steam i bought this for £9.99 on PC.
    I’d like to buy this on the 360 at some point but it would have to be cheap like under £10

  • moocow21

    Why am I not surprised that it’s Call of Duty once again pushing past the (upper) price barriers? They increased the PC price of MW2 by $10, 5 maps (2 old) for $15, and now Call of Duty 4 is $40 on Games on Demand. Heck, they still have the original Call of Duty priced at a whopping $20 on STEAM. Activision is crazy. :\

  • yolarrydabomb

    hah $40??? you guys are crazy

    I can pick up a good used disc at a pawn shop for $15 dollars but I already unlock the achevements

  • chiruno99

    Same comments are same.

  • Kroesis

    Valid comments are valid.

  • mccalejk

    Valid? Yes Neccessary? No. If you think they are expensive, which they are, don’t buy them. Go buy the used copy at the pawn shop. Complaining in every blog post obviously isn’t changing anything.

  • AnEternalEnigma

    I wonder if Major Nelson cringes every time he posts these ridiculous Games on Demand prices.

    It’s $30 on Steam.

  • mccalejk

    @m la taupe, this isn’t to be taken the wrong way but you’re ignorant as to how businesses HAVE to price their products. Have you ever bought anything directly from the manufacturer? Probably not because they always sell at the MSRP. You would think they would be cheaper since there is no middle man but you’re wrong. They have to sell their products at the MSRP. Why? Because it’s the LAW. It’s to protect fair trade.

  • InsaneNutterUK

    I wont complain about the price, ill just simply mention I purchased CoD 4 for £5 the other week :)

    Ill enjoy playing through that when i’m done with Mw 2.

  • mccalejk

    @AnEternalEnigma, $30 for the PC version (difference 1), which starts at $10 cheaper to begin with (difference 2).

  • deathVANQUISHED

    Aren’t the EA Servers shut down on Battlefield Modern Combat 2?

  • Kroesis

    @mccalejk, too true, however the people who do complain each time aren’t breaking any rules. So they can repeat themselves ’til their fingers wear down. It gets old, but that doesn’t make their posts any less pertinent.

  • SilentHunter382

    @deathVANQUISHED

    That was for the original xbox version. DICE has said that the xbox 360 version servers are still running.

  • darkjester74

    LOL @ $40 for CoD4

    On the other hand, as long as people are dumb enough to keep paying for it, why not keep gouging the price? Activision has no reason to change its practices as long as the sales keep rolling in.

  • The Bill Payer

    $40 for Modern Warfare is high but I really wanted to play it again.

    Major, is there any word if Gears of War 2 will be coming to Games on Demand? I really want to play the additional content. :)

  • The Bill Payer

    $40 for Modern Warfare is high but I really wanted to play it again.

    Major, is there any word if Gears of War 2 will be coming to Games on Demand? I really want to play the additional content. :)

  • Xlrking

    I will bitch about it as much i want to, just not here.

  • Xlrking

    @The Bill Payer
    Dont tell me you gave in and bought a game that you could get used for 5-10 dollars?
    Because if you did then i lose a lot of hope.

  • ElektroDragon

    Can we have something OTHER than WAR GAMES?! There are so many quality Xbox 360 games that are completely under most people’s radar. Why aren’t they on Games on Demand?

  • LyR 360

    I’ve bought MW2 for EUR 38,99…

  • ForAllTheCows83

    Geebus, how about no scott..

  • Kyaizen

    $40?! Lmao. Oh and guys, Microsoft doesn’t make the pricing, the publisher does. So scream @ Activision over that ridiculous price.. I wish you guys would price it yourself, you would make a killing off people if they were more reasonable.

  • trickybuz93

    $40 for CoD4?!?!?!

    I can pick up the GOTY edition for $30 new and if I look hard enough I can get MW2 for $40-50 (don’t know why I would though :P)

    So please Major, go have a good chat with your MS buddies and tell them to fix these prices.

  • chiruno99

    You’d think if Microsoft responded the first tme they’d do something about it. Sadly they didn’t, so stop crying about it.

  • yolarrydabomb

    I wasn’t here to ____ and moan about it. I just vent it out to Microsoft Marketplace sales reps that reads comments like this.

  • eezarthegreat

    LOL

  • RuairiAU

    AU$100 for MW2; are you guys nuts???

    I wouldnt be surprised if EB Games is behind this. Are the publishers setting the prices high to keep local stores happy so it doesn’t intefere with their second hand market? If so, a boycott is in order.

  • BMW530XD

    I hope the guy setting the prices also quits microsoft.

    this is stupid and very unprofessional marketing.

  • Carg0

    Call of Duty 4: GOTY edition on Amazon for $31.54 w/FREE SHIPPING.

    bam!

  • Renown Recon

    I wish they would stop with these prices. They cannot justify people paying that much for an old game. If these games came out on release then it would be justifiable to spend this kind of money.

    Who is actually purchasing these games? Sales cannot be good.

  • CRUSADEX

    Hm,yeah if i ever want to play it again(It is a great MP game) i will buy it fo $5 at a game store.

    What does MS not get about overpricing OLD games.

    The Map pack BS is bad enough.

    I stopped playing Halo 3 when you couldn’t play without buy maps….

    Wake up MS!

  • peejam

    wait till every game goes digital… then all these crazy prizes will be norm :P
    a publishers wet dream! i wont “play the game”, though. they can understand that as they see fit.

 
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