Wave of new content hits Marketplace

New downloads for eight games and movies now available on Xbox 360; new demo, themes, gamer pics, in-game items offered.

When the Xbox 360 launched, one of the machine's more intriguing features was the Xbox Live Marketplace, a virtual store that would let users download trailers, demos, bonus content, and Xbox Live Arcade games. Unfortunately, new additions to the Marketplace were few and far between to start. But just as the stream of Xbox 360s to retail has picked up, a flood of new offerings have also hit the Marketplace.

The early part of this week saw an Amped 3 demo, as well as free themes and picture packs for Nacho Libre and Mission: Impossible III hit the Marketplace, but no less than eight games and movies have seen new content hit the service since yesterday.

Yesterday's offerings included a new picture pack for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter; trailers for X-Men: The Last Stand, The Omen, and Ice Age 2: The Meltdown; a dozen new Tomb Raider picture packs and themes (six of each); and a demo of Xbox 360 launch-game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06.

For those keeping score, that makes 13 of the Xbox 360's 18 retail-launch games that have demos on the Marketplace. The last holdouts are 2K Sports' NBA 2K6 and NHL 2K6, Activision's Gun and Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, and Microsoft's own Perfect Dark Zero.

The content continued flowing today, as Burnout Revenge players can now add six branded cars to their in-game garages for free, and Project Gotham Racing 3's Speed Pack arrived a few days ahead of schedule. The Speed Pack features an array of new cars and goes for 400 points ($5), although individual cars can be purchased for 60 points ($.75) a pop. There's also one car that can be downloaded individually for free. Finally, there's an autoupdate available for PGR3 that adds tournament functionality in time for the game's first global tournament, which kicks off April 17.

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Flop_DMC
Flop_DMC

if theres a chsnce the 360 will outsell the ps3 in america, it will be because of stuff like this. i seriously doubt sony can ever match xbl marketplace on the ps3. its just so far advanced.

Titan_BG
Titan_BG

YEPEE00 the fact that you are here complaining about it means you are a huge fanboy for another system and are afraid that Live is threatening your systems existance (as well you should be). If you dont like online console innovation then I guess your statement makes sense, however since the majority do and are here because they like Live it would be nice of you to sink back to your attick and play "single" (irony inteded) player games.

geckosprouch
geckosprouch

I've only just started browsing the Marketplace and I like it!

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

xbox live isn't worth paying for in the first place. let alone all the "patches" that make the games worse. all & all it's not worth it. just like the xbox 360.

Geo115
Geo115

Amm.... I think some of these sony fanboys are confused... Markeplace is FREE... all demos for full games and arcade games are FREE, movie trailers are FREE, and Even some new game content is FREE like the aston martin for PGR3, the people that make the new content charge for it not M$ i mean 12 new cars and a bunch of new content for

the_junk
the_junk

so i dont know about all you guys but i'm pretty sure i'm sick of these fanboy wars. grow up and shut up little kids. BOTH sides.

AlbertWesker316
AlbertWesker316

Idk what the new cars are, but if u go to wallmart or some other places, and u have a memory card u can download content from them too, im not sure what they are becuase i dont have a mem card, but it seems pretty kool, sorta like download stations. ooo and btw dont feed the trolls or else they will keep coming back!!!!!

Alpha__13
Alpha__13

The new cars for PGR3 are great, but you can buy them all for free when you download them. Is anyone else getting this? When I went to buy them they were all listed as 0CR each. But hey, I'm not complaining. When I first heard about the marketplace, I was kind of skeptical, but that's all gone now.

StevenV1217
StevenV1217

The new cars for Burnout are great, except for the fact that they all have sponsors lol. There are only a few I don't use. My favorite is the Alienware car. 209 mph boost speed, super light, and lv 10 crashbreaker.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

So by a slew of new content, you mean the TW06 demo. That wasn't even newsworthy.

soulknight63133
soulknight63133

lol...guys don't fall for it..people say negative things just to get a "rise" or reaction out of you. Just completely ignore their stupid remarks and don't give them the satifaction by commenting on what they said. Think about it, why would they take the time type out a negative remark when they could simply move on without posting? They WANT ATTENTION in letting everyone know what they feel. Sorta like a child...lol

THETRUEXBOXMAN
THETRUEXBOXMAN

I'm happy & enjoying these new items on XBLM, but I wish that Ms would release new Xbox Live Arcade games, like the promised Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting or Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, but besides that, I'm happy.

Dups79
Dups79

The online goodies is what will decided my next gen console choice. I'm waiting to see what PS3 has to offer and it's stability before making my final choice.

mattrix33
mattrix33

Im just looking foward to SFII,whens that going to get put on marketplace...?????

Azizsb
Azizsb

I dont Mind dishing out more money for a game if it has new updates and stuff for it. Because no extra money means no new stuff....

Gifted_One
Gifted_One

The beginning of a great era is ahead! Especially when Oblivion Updates are put to use.

AzureLivesOn
AzureLivesOn

But I have to pay $1.20 for Oblivion content! WTF! Heh, seriously though I love the Xbox Live Marketplace. Demos, themes, picture packs, trailers. Works for me! (I was joking about the Oblivion content thing btw, I'm perfectly fine with it)

jacknifedakilla
jacknifedakilla

I wonder if all the Nintendo fanboys and sony fanboys complaining about priced content on the marketplace know that PC games have been doing it for over a decade? And It's even more expensive there. 15 - 20 a month per MMORPG vs 8 dollars a month to play an entire library of games on Xbox live 360.

redxwarriorxxx
redxwarriorxxx

It's good but the navigation needs a little help.

vejkis
vejkis

Stop whining about people spending money, everyone of the companies are after money, just don't bad mouth Microsoft, Sir Gates himself donates tonnes of money to the poor, so atleast some of the money goes to a good cause... ;)

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Great, this is why i love Xbox live

ocdog45
ocdog45

another reason why xbox has got it right....again.

darthmonkey360
darthmonkey360

YAY! finnaly some decent content from marketplace!

lonewolf_dx
lonewolf_dx

Yeah!, good PGR3 content!, can't wait to try out the new cars!....Thanks Microsoft for all the good content on xbox live!...it just shows what good service MS provides their fans...by updates for games..and new content ....makes my $400 dollars well spent!...hahahah...u know the only way Sony is have the Cr@pStation 3's online services just as good is to copy MS...LoL...Sony is nothin but copy cats that provides horible service to their fans and treats them bad by over promising and underdelivering....Im glad be to an Xbox 360 owner!!!

flarespot
flarespot

Did someone just complain that MS charges for everything. Let's see, all demos-free, Auto-updates on titles-free, trailers-free, tryout period for all arcade games-free. This has to be a Nintendo fanboy since even the Sony ones know that Sony will lock down all content with their "DRM" and will only be giving content that was created by them.

Drudaddy
Drudaddy

let me get something straight here for everybody, microsoft doesnt price these downloadable content, its the makers of the games, yes some games are published by microsoft, but its bizzare creations doing. or ect.

pdgamer
pdgamer

waiting for single player GRAW

GoddBless
GoddBless

Quote: DanielGtv "I can't belive people acutally like this crap. I think its such a stupid concept, and sony will blow microsofts online service away. Microsoft likes to chrage for ever single thing they think they can get a penny for." You should really see a doctor. All that hate is gonna give you an ulcer or something. If you were a real gamer you would be happy. I'm happy and I don't even play PGR3. I'm excited for what the future holds now that they've started implementing these things.

DanielGtv
DanielGtv

I can't belive people acutally like this crap. I think its such a stupid concept, and sony will blow microsofts online service away. Microsoft likes to chrage for ever single thing they think they can get a penny for.

spidey008
spidey008

I love the Marketplace. Keep up the good work M$.

gametester1424
gametester1424

I must say that the Marketplace is a nice concept...it has that, instant gratification thing going for it with content and game downloads. But i'm a little confused about people that think that a movie trailer should be considered a marketplace plus. As the 360 is right now, you have to wait an awful long time staring at your screen just to watch some stupid trailer that could easily be streamed and viewed on your computer. Not gonna waste my time with that. But keep up the great work with the XBLA and cheap downloadable content, unlike the stupid horse armour pack and we will be happy.

Cyke
Cyke

I'm still waiting for Street Fighter on Xbox Live Arcade...

fisticuffs
fisticuffs

I agree, not only was the money of mine well spent on a 360 I would be likly to buy a second one just to have extra once they become more available. I have been playing games since Pong- had a Gemni(played atari games) had a tandy, had a NES, had the sega gensis, sega cd- 32 x, had a 3do, had a PS, PS2 and an Xbox but none of them ever came close to the quality of the 360 in MHO. Best console so far- this "next" or current gen of gaming is the best ever.

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

i love xbox live marketplace almost as much as the 360 itself

gameloverx
gameloverx

now that I have PGR3 i'm ready to download that new content

samekila
samekila

Microsoft has a great service and games im very glad I paid $400 for my 360 money well spent it only gets better !

blazio
blazio

"Hah. If it justifies the $400+ price tag for the gamers who got a 360..." Well, I feel even worse for the people who are going to have to spend $600+ for their PS3...

vik212121
vik212121

Marketplace rocks as it has been since launch

xavier1415
xavier1415

I love it everything the 360 has giving us is great thanks MS keep up the great work

skullkrusher13
skullkrusher13

I love the xbl marketplace. It is kewl. Its only a matter of time before sony copies it. Those shameless people.