Xbox Live's download center reaches major milestone; new content on horizon includes new PGR3 cars, Uno, Poker.
Microsoft today announced that Xbox Live Marketplace, the Xbox 360's digital download center, has broken the 10 million download mark. Marketplace, which offers content that ranges from picture packs for gamers' avatars to demos of retail games, has been accessed by 85 percent of broadband-connected Xbox 360s, according to the company.
The tech giant also revealed that more content for Xbox Live is on the way. The company confirmed that new achievements and automobiles will be available for Project Gotham Racing 3, new multiplayer maps are headed to Perfect Dark Zero, and an online cooperative mode for Kameo: Elements of Power will be ready soon. The company did not say whether said downloads would be free or, as is more likely, come at a price.
This spring, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will also get its first download for in-game use with the Horse Armor Pack. As its name implies, the pack will outfit gamers' mounts with armor, not only protecting them from attacks, but also making them look a bit more menacing. No price was mentioned for the pack.
Two more Xbox Live Arcade games have been confirmed for spring. In addition to the much-anticipated Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, gamers will be able to download Uno and Texas Hold 'Em Poker. Uno will be based on the classic card game by Mattel, and Poker, from developer Riverbelle, will be a free download.
Cool, heres hoping the oblivion content will be FREE, or at least a only a couple bucks. Being that I already feel like I got my money worth cause of how huge that game is.
Uno WILL be cool as well! I have friends who bring their kids over all the time and that could keep them entertained while we do adult stuff. Microsoft is doing a fine job catering to all types of gamers. Bravo!
w00t!!! now i can play poker hold em even on console. hope we can face people online with it though. but knowin MS, it will be
cant wait untill sf2, then I'll eat some chicken! Off topic.. sorry. Anyways, I think the arcade games cost a little too much. I need a flame condom now!
Hm... Well, the new co-op mode for Kameo sounds nice. Along with the maps for PD0. And the content for ES4 sounds like it sould be pretty sweet.
Marketplace is an amazing feature for the 360 as it was anticipated, even SOny copied off it for the PS3, the only thing i hope comes in the next auto-update is a better organization structure for it. I hate scrolling through the themes and having to go through like 65 themes for NBA 2k6 or madden. and if theres more coming itll take hours to sort through. But my 360 was the best purchase i ever made even sony fanboys i know like coming over just to play 360
nah.....this is gettin too scary. paying for enhncements in games means the guy with the deepest pockets wins....................a bit like billy goat gates
This is the kind if news investors like to hear. Now the content can increase. Sony fanboys please stop reading.
The 360 rocks!! I think the marketplace is awesome, well organized, and has great content (with more everyday)!! FANTASTIC!!! I already have downloaded 91 items!! I love the XBox 360!!!!!!!!
Ok,I dunno if anyone else read this but the Oblivion pack is probably going to cost money... what the crap? whats the point of paying for that? its already a $60+ game.
sweet, free poker, thats awesome, that would be cool if we could bet microsft points, i would totally play for microsft points, then run out in the same day and then i would start selling my stuff so i could get more points. Then eventually i would start sucking **** for points. Thats how cool it would be.
god bless now to the backwards compatibility....... i want my star wars battlefront 2 on my 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The marketplace is really one of the best ideas to come along in some time.. Lets see how the other two copy it..
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