<i>Red vs. Blue</i> yuks it up on XBL

More episodes of Rooster Teeth's Halo machinima now available on XBLM; first five episodes of season one cost 80 Microsoft points each ($1).

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One of the series that helped launch the machinima into the mainstream is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Episodes one through five of Red vs. Blue can be downloaded for 80 Microsoft points ($1) apiece.

There can be no purple!

The first season of Red vs. Blue, the comedy series from Rooster Teeth Productions, uses the Halo franchise as its canvas for a tale of two factions battling out in the canyons of Blood Gulch--one of the multiplayer maps from Halo: Combat Evolved. Each episode runs three to five minutes long and touches on a number of subjects, such as the importance of capturing the flag, the Warthog's resemblance to a puma, and how tanks are good for picking up chicks.

Red vs. Blue was one of the original items available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace and welcomed users to the Xbox 360. Episodes of the spin-off series, Out of Mind, have also been featured on the online service.

For more on Red vs. Blue, check out the Rooster Teeth Productions Web site.

Discussion

182 comments
GameCrook
GameCrook

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mkreaper
mkreaper

i have them on my psp :D and i downloaded all the out of mind ones to date

Nosnitsttam
Nosnitsttam

In response to the people calling this a scam: only the CURRENT episodes are free, they stopped allowing free downloads on previous seasons a few years back. So if you've been following the show since the beginning then you have them all and no big deal. but if not, this is just one more way to get them. And if a buck an episode bugs you (it really shouldnt since the DVD's cost more after shipping), there are a few alternatives: just find a torrent on-line and get the past 5 years all at once for free, or im sure there are people you know that have all the episodes and are more than willing to share them. So Rooster Teeth charging for RvB is nothing new and is certainly not a scam.

pikmin_possesed
pikmin_possesed

redvsblue is ending on their 100th episode, and the dvds for all seasons will be out on XBLM and on an actual dvd, i suggest you get 'em. if your a die hard halo fan, your love the RvB series, and if your not, you will still love rvb.

HVPinc
HVPinc

I love this show! I won't be buying it; but not because of the price. Any one who doesn't like the price, your paying for the ability to veiw the show on your tv and be able to take it to a friend and watch it there.

Crappio
Crappio

I love Red vs Blue, but i find it easier just to download it for free from they're site, and view them on my TV through Windows Media Player 11's sharing. Much cheaper!

dangerbean
dangerbean

They are actually going to sell the 120GB elite hard drive by itself

sniper11120000
sniper11120000

such a great show if i didn't own all the dvd's already i would so get these but they already got my money so they get no more from me :-D

Crimson_Shock
Crimson_Shock

I understand Rooster Teeth charging a dollar a piece, it could be worse. The show is worth it...It would cost the same to buy it on dvd.

AllanBorison
AllanBorison

Um paying? only a dollar though but still.. =( they got to make money somehow right?

sirbargearse
sirbargearse

My only gripe is that the hard drive (all 20G) can quickly be taken up by these videos purchased online. If a super harddrive became available from MS I'd consider it then. Till then... I'll buy the online copy from Rooster Teeth themselves. Besides that it's good to see more stuff like this appear. But with Sony as your opponent, is this enough?

Koal_Jadian
Koal_Jadian

what a scam. These have been free online on the red vs. blue/roosterteeth site for 4 years.

Cabose420
Cabose420

its cool and all, but im a sponser and can see them anytime i want for free online, and i can just use my PC-360 conection if i want to see them on my big screen, but its nice for non-sponsers i geuss or people who really want to support them and have money. sorry RT and MS, im cheap :/

lezdeppelin1249
lezdeppelin1249

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DoctorFu
DoctorFu

You can't just give away great classics such as these.. I am going to buy these just to support a great series.

EAInfinite
EAInfinite

um... its also free... u can also just go to youtube and watch them all

Saiyan12
Saiyan12

That isn't cool...Red vs. Blue used to be free.

Warchild
Warchild

A buck here, a few bucks there, 6 bucks over there...I'm really tiring of being nickle and dimed to death by MS. If Sony as one ioda of sense, they will come up with a plan to distribute, for FREE, content for their games. MS has always been a money hungry machine, only giving things away for free as a gateway drug to more expensive content and products. I'm not buying into it. I have never, and will never pay for anything except maybe for maps/levels for games I own. I will never pay for videos, themes, or community shorts such as these. If more people would follow suit, we could all enjoy free content.

Wellfedmonkey
Wellfedmonkey

While R vs. B has always been cool, Im starting to hate everything costing points all the time on XBL Market.

blamder-drag
blamder-drag

All of the red vs blue episodes were free from the website...but ya I kinda wish I had xboxlive just so i could dl all episodes :)

Pedro7_2000
Pedro7_2000

Yeah, I'm going to have to look back at what R&B episodes I've already downloaded. I think the R&B Out of Mind episodes were offered for free.

Sepincourt
Sepincourt

This is really sweet, a few things I must say to all the idiots though: For all those who are complaining about the cost, don't get them, no one is forcing you to. Those who want to get them, good on you, just get one less coffee from starbucks this month and you've saved the money you need. Also see bottom point.... As for them being old EPS, maybe they will end up going through the whole lot over time and they are just starting at the logical start point. Who knows though.... And for those who asked, there were some free ones on there awhile ago, why you need to pay now I don't know. And one last thing to remember Roster Teeth also sells the DVD's on their site, so in theory is the same thing, only a bit different. They are like anyone else in this world (well most people who live in good conditions).... they need to pay taxes and earn a living. Cheers.

swiftstar183
swiftstar183

And wait a minute??? didn't XBL used to have Red vs Blue for free at 1 point?? i guess when the show was still iffy with the Fans thats when it was free, but now that the its looking like a Hit, Its time to Stick it to the Fans.

swiftstar183
swiftstar183

Why would anybody want to waste time/Money and hard drive space downloading them off of XBL, When you can watch the latest Episodes on redvsblue.com for free. and if your new to the whole Red vs blue. you can catch all the of the first season up till now on machinima.com. or even Better , why not download them off of a torrent site?? i got the entire first season on my ipod. so basically what im saying is. This lil Milk the Fans Ploy isn't going to fly with me. and i hope some of you Read my Post and visit these . Watch for free instead of gettin Ripped off

Dreski83
Dreski83

all the money you could make off people buying episodes... you could basically buy the game... SWEET!

amogley
amogley

It's pretty cool for those people who have yet to discover Red vs Blue but for the rest of us vets who are watching the latest season it's probably not so interesting. Still ... it should be a free download IMHO

Bladefist
Bladefist

I agree that these for free is a better idea. I can think of better ways to entertain myself for 3 minutes with just a buck. Depends on which state your in though... j/k

Ricochet5095
Ricochet5095

Red vs Blue Rule anyone that says otherwise will have to answer to me

Kcube
Kcube

WHy cant they just stream it for free,Whats the point of paying when we already HAVE them online for free.A bit of a contradiction there.

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

This story got covered up pretty quickly didn't it?

BadMunky
BadMunky

kool, but i wouldn't pay for it

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

So true chewonthestraw.. Leave it to the Rooster Teeth fellows to give us a great price tag.

gahaz
gahaz

Koal, the ones that are free, are low quality net videos, these are the high quality versions. BTW ppl will spend money on anything, ppl are buying the 3 song packs for almost 6 bucks for guitar hero 2. 2 bux a song? that would make all of GH1 98 bux or so with no guitar.

anjul
anjul

I'd assume that they're selling the high resolution episodes, otherwise only found on the DVD. Or if you're a sponsor, both of which (you guessed it!!) cost money. Besides, is it so bad to support these guys a bit??

Koal_Jadian
Koal_Jadian

Umm...these are free. What a goddamn scam? What's next Child Molestation? There 2-3 minutes long and you have to pay a dollar for them? Sure some of them have funny bits, but this isn't exactly pro quality we're watching. You're all Jerks for charging for this, a dollar for one short clip? wow, i hope no one is retarded enough to pay for this.

JP-
JP-

you cant watch them on youtube anymore godamnit because of copyright stuff

kanedajjj5757
kanedajjj5757

why the charge?? ive seen the episodes for free thus far...

maxmax1234
maxmax1234

you can watch them for free on youtube:D

Teka522001
Teka522001

Awesome show but im not sure if id pay for it........

LafinAtchu
LafinAtchu

Is it 2001 again? RvB is so 6 years ago.

Flanker15
Flanker15

I really don't think this is aimed at people who watch RvB for free but people who like to buy all things RvB or don't want to buy the DVD. This dose actually work out to be cheaper per season than the DVD and there's no postage.

Helios1856
Helios1856

pay for these..then we prob get more free ones. The staff just doesnt do it for free. if it was only exuclusive eposide to xbox360,then i would pay for it. but this is where you can get these eposides from youtube comon!