NCAA demo, movies rush Xbox Marketplace

Xbox 360 owners can now check out a demo for NCAA Football 07 and new trailers for Mass Effect, Halo 3.

Yesterday, Microsoft addressed 360 users' complaints about the uneven flow of new titles onto Xbox Live Arcade with the announcement of five new Arcade games in five weeks and the release of Frogger. Today the rest of the Xbox Live Marketplace sees some action, as Xbox Live director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced a trio of new downloads for 360 users.

First off, Electronic Arts' demo for NCAA Football 07 is now available for 360 owners in the US and Canada to download. The series' first appearance on the Xbox 360, NCAA Football 07 will also be available on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. All versions of the game are set for release next week.

Going up alongside the NCAA demo are a pair of offerings for games that aren't so close to completion. The Marketplace is now hosting a trailer featuring gameplay from BioWare's upcoming sci-fi action role-playing game Mass Effect and a high-resolution version of the Halo 3: In the Beginning behind-the-scenes featurette posted on developer Bungie's site last month. The Mass Effect trailer is unavailable in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, or Mexico, while the Halo trailer is downloadable from anywhere.

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56 comments
gamespotid26
gamespotid26

NCAA sucked, im going to wait for madden. Mass looked amazing. Cant wait for that game.

shady3469
shady3469

i thought the demo was cool, why would you get the xbox version when 1. the xbox 1 controller sucks. 2. it doesnt look half as good 3.its just gonna be better on 360.

stealthjett
stealthjett

Okay, I have to say, when I first played the demo, I HATED it. Upon a few more plays, it kinda has grown on me a bit. But everything I hear just makes me wish they'd have included the feature set (i.e. expanded playbooks, trick plays, etc.) that the current gen has.

mcgeorge36
mcgeorge36

Played demo earlier for NCAA, graphics are great, was definetly getting the game before, now, more than ever, just counting down the days until the actual game is released

ChoadS
ChoadS

Hell ya, I love football.

crazy_boy166
crazy_boy166

Xbox live is one of the greatest thing about the 360

GoddBless
GoddBless

I'm falling in love with Xbox Live!!!

AdMordem
AdMordem

i lika the mass effecta! i lika the halo 3a! i lika milka anda coockiesa!!!

aphextwin3
aphextwin3

the 2 trailers were awesome, im now really intrested in mass effect but ncaa sux. Im def gonna get it for the regular xbox now that i played that demo. PENN STATE!!!!! woot woot

idio_genius
idio_genius

Is the Mass Effect trailer available in the UK? I can't seem to find it :(

niasyn
niasyn

Who really cares about the making of a video game trailer?? I mean it's not a "making of the demo you'll get to play soon" it's a friggin animation.

dadistiller
dadistiller

they are all great to play and watch now i wish they would put more demos up to play .... wheres the chrome hounds demo???

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

The Xbox360 and Xbox Live contintue to get better & better! Go, MS!!

iwannamilkbone
iwannamilkbone

FINALLY some new content! I've been SOOO bored!!

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

As always you can play the NCAA demo if you live in other parts of the world if you create a hotmail email address with US as your location. It is kind of annoying that Microsoft made it this way, perhaps it's to avoid issues with PAL users trying to run NTSC software. On the other hand Oblivion was released in NZ as an NTSC title, so who really knows.

ocdog45
ocdog45

thats what i'm talking baout. getter done!

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

I'm getting home later this week. I've been away since hours before the Prey Demo came up :( I want my beloved 360!

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Mass Effect looks just as good or even better than Lost Planet, AMAZING!

linegrinds
linegrinds

downloading the ncaa demo now hope its good

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

I have been waiting for SFII and Pacman since E3 SWEET!!!

gamer_10001
gamer_10001

Mass Effect and Halo; the more content the better.

Fauij
Fauij

is the tralier free or no.

rynmls
rynmls

dont have 360 yet... ps2 rocks

Igwababa
Igwababa

Just goes to show that the 360 is alive and kicking.

jeffdailey
jeffdailey

Demo looks great glad to see a demo finally come out I was looking forward too.

durge15
durge15

well if you remember... the Kotor engine was a heavily modified version of anothe games engine, so I doubt that they would want to use that for mass effect.

Berserker_2
Berserker_2

Mass Effect looks amazing. All of the footage was real-time. The dialogue looks promising. The combat looks good, but I hope it plays good. I know that there was some complaints about the KOTOR engine, but it worked and it was the best RPG engine ever. I don't think they should abandon the KOTOR engine.

gjb-sensei
gjb-sensei

For once, I'm actually excited to see something EA-related, heh.

caesarbites
caesarbites

warhawk, did you not see all the footage of actual gameplay with the guns and the shooting and the bodies flying? Well, that was the game, and it was actually better-looking than the conversations.

warhawk256
warhawk256

The Mass Effect trailer shows some startingly jaw-dropping graphics. Facial expressions are like nothing I've seen before. I hope there's a game here beyond having conversations with NPCs.

caesarbites
caesarbites

If you have a 360, you owe it to yourself to watch the new Mass Effect video. It is absolutely spectacular. One of the greatest graphic-intensive things I've ever seen.

arab_prince
arab_prince

I just watched this a couple minutes ago on my 360. W00t w00t, Mass Effect will own all.

vatterott
vatterott

New Halo 3 trailer.........?

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

not bad. Really want Mass Effect and obviously Halo 3 too :)

covenant1
covenant1

Is this years actually a graphical upgrade from last gen?

Ericvon71
Ericvon71

I am really looking forward to NCAA Football

mauiman240
mauiman240

I'll hand it to microsoft, when we ask they always answer, might take awhile but then again in my opinion they make it worth the wait

jared81799
jared81799

wow, the first demo for a EA football game ive seen in a long time.

Kuruption84
Kuruption84

Nice NCAA demo now I can decide if I want to get this or just wait for Madden. I'm downloading the Halo and Mass Effect Vidz too.

darkknightxx452
darkknightxx452

lol yes my 360 is broken too....why must they punish us....lol goin to download as soon as I get back my 360