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#1 reptile1982
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The Fall Xbox 360 dashboard update has been revealed to our colleagues at OXM from Microsoft and it's looking very good indeed with gaming classics and films on demand.

December 4 is the date you'll need to watch out for; that's the day you'll be able to download and play Halo. Yes, Halo as in the Xbox game, through Marketplace, on your Xbox 360.

Microsoft is introducing games it has published for the original Xbox on XBL Marketplace, with the eventual plan to bring as much of the back catalogue across as possible.

Games cost about 1200 Microsoft points (about ten quid), which according to us puts them a little over what you'd pay for them second hand.

The initial list of downloads includes Halo, Fable, Fahrenheit, Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex and Burnout 3. All good then, apart from maybe Crash.

What do these new additions mean for the future of Xbox Live Arcade? Does the PS3's PSOne download service now look horribly dated? It's going to be an exciting 2008 in the download space, for sure.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=175527

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#2 cakeorrdeath
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I thought it would ba a more in depth feature list. :(
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#3 TheJuiceyBar
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So that`ll mean we`ll be able to download xbox games? This.. Is ...Awesome.
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#4 MasterTony
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Omgyoure able to download old xbox games O.o

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#5 Cedmln
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Why the original Xbox? That was just a couple of years ago! Oh well.

And no the PSone downloads don't look dated because the reason they are there is because they ARE classics released a long time ago.

I for one will not buy anyhting from market place, but good news is good news.

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#6 BioShockOwnz
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Wait, what?!:o No way, this can't be true. How much space will OG Xbox games take up? This is just unbelievable.
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#7 Ogre_Mage
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That's great and all, but I don't see why you're proposing it to be any better than the PS3's ability to download PS1 games. It all boils down to which games you enjoy more...not to mention that the xbox games will take up a considerable amount more space.
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#8 reptile1982
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if you can download HALO1(around4-6GB) THAN I bet in the near future we will be able to download full xbox360games
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#9 rocktimusprime
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wow, maybe they should drop the price on that massive 120gb hd to coincide with that service, i mean it would make some sense.
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#10 Pro_wrestler
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Mechassault am confirmed am coming. I wanted a web browser though.
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#12 loudharley
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Looks like im gonna be getting the bigger hardrive.I gotta have crimson skys back.I loved that game back in the day but several years ago i traded it in,really wish i had kept it.Also im still holding out for the crimson skys sequal.
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#13 kcpp2b
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I thought it would ba a more in depth feature list. :(cakeorrdeath

Yeah, this aint exciting news :(

I want more kewl things like free downloadable games from people making their own games like in game design colleges etc... That would be kewl, and what a great way to test out stuff like in tv when they have pilots and send out tapes for reviewal by people they can do this with early games that want to be funded. We can test out a demo out a basic level and give feedback etc...

Something like that would be kewl.

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#14 user_nat
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That doesn't make sense.. xbox games are to big..
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#15 ByFly
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This sounds great... I wish they would give us HD-DVD option to play games That way I dont have to change disks to play another game. lol.. :D

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#16 AdolescentDon
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They better drop the price of the 120gig HD, otherwise my 20 gig is going to fill up fast.

It would be amazing ifHalo 1had online play, the original xbox version doesn't run too well on my xbox 360.

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#17 Pro_wrestler
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This sounds great... I wish they would give us HD-DVD option to play games That way I dont have to change disks to play another game. lol.. :D

ByFly

How do I comprehend this sentence.

Ah I see, this post was made by someone that hasn't got a clue as to what he/she is talking about.

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#18 Blue-Sky
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Well Microsoft definitly pulled the trigger with downloadable Xbox games. However, Sony has better ammo. If they really explore the idea of downloadable old catalogue a la the Wii VC, they have larger and more potential feature on their hand with PS1/2 clas5ics
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#19 user_nat
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Also.. this isn't exactly confirmed..
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#20 loky4000
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Very nice, hopefully some great games like Chronicles Of Riddick will get backwards compatability one day :)
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#21 SgtWhiskeyjack
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Glad I've got an Elite, however, I only want one game, JSRF. I'm enjoying all the new games too much to even consider downloading old, plus I still own Halo 1 & 2.

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#22 mingo123
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they wont fit on my 20gig HDD :cry:, oh well i still have most of them on disc

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#23 whocares4peace
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Wouldnt it just be cheaper to buy a physical copy of Halo 1?
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#24 Gaara79
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Will they have AC points?
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#25 darthzew
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Whoa... I can't wait now!!! I hope they release games that weren't backwards compatible, such as Mercenaries and Riddick.
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#26 JocktheMotie
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This is a really cool feature, I think I'll actually haven to buy a bigger hard drive now... any word on whether you can use external USB hard drives with the 360?
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#27 JocktheMotie
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Whoa... I can't wait now!!! I hope they release games that weren't backwards compatible, such as Mercenaries and Riddick.darthzew

I doubt this, as if they were capable of being backwards compatible, they'd probably already be made so. Plus, Riddick is getting rereleased on the 360, so just hold on a bit longer I suppose.

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#28 Uncle_Uzi
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so when does this become available O_o
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#29 Pro_wrestler
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I'm going to buy an extern hard drive for my 360.
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#30 WuTangG
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Great, my 20gb HDD which always hovers around 2gb or lower is going to get a nice workout:rol:

I really feel sorry for people with paid content, mine is just all demos

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#31 Kook18
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article removed. sounds fake.
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#32 Yuri_Volte
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i am sorry but not impressed all of those game i can get for little money used, so no big difference , and BTW so how much game can i store in my 20gb HD , because only elites get 120GB and i for one asume that titles like fable are bording at least 2GB can someone clarify that to me? and in that matter weres is my fricking webrowser!!! and mi MPG-4 playback , even .ogg and aac support T_T
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#33 leviathan91
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Yes for Halo 1 download! Hopefully it has online multiplayer. :D

*article removed*... hopefully it's still true. :(

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#34 Uncle_Uzi
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i am sorry but not impressed all of those game i can get for little money used, so no big difference , and BTW so how much game can i store in my 20gb HD , because only elites get 120GB and i for one asume that titles like fable are bording at least 2GB can someone clarify that to me? and in that matter weres is my fricking webrowser!!! and mi MPG-4 playback , even .ogg and aac support T_TYuri_Volte

bu...bu...bu... but teh disc swapping :cry:

you sound dangerously close to a cow.

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#35 Zenkuso
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Conkers Live and Reload

Crimson Skies

Dino Crisis 3

Dreamfall The Longest Journey

Dynasty Warriors 5

JSRF ( jet set radio future)

Indigo Prophecy

All Three Hitman Titles (2, Blood Money and Contracts)

Kingdom Under Fire

Otogi 1 & 2

Oddworld Strangers Wrath (so freakin under rated, although my copies vanished)

Phantom Crash (god damn losing this title! )

Psychonauts

Sphinx and the Curse of the Mummy

Sudeki

Release those titles on live to download for 1200 points each and I'll freakin go out and spend 200$ on points to get them back into my collection, had a fire a couple years back from one of my computers and lost all them, many psone titles, my dreamcast and games collection and many PC titles.

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#36 TheSystemLord1
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Oh my god, how much space will it take up?! Did they add online multi-player? How about 16x9 and HD support?! I...must...KKNNOOWW!!!
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#37 NaiKoN9293
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OMG what a great feature. bring out NINJA GAIDEN BLACK!!!
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#38 WuTangG
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OMG what a great feature. bring out NINJA GAIDEN BLACK!!!NaiKoN9293
Yeah those cult hits are going to get at least some recognition, its a joke how many of these hardcore games failed so badly on the 360.

Thank you again Sega for your support:(

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#39 mingo123
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article removed. sounds fake.Kook18

dont think fake stuff gets removed, probably removed coz this info wasnt suppose to be out and MS probably contacted them

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#40 WuTangG
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[QUOTE="Kook18"]article removed. sounds fake.mingo123

dont think fake stuff gets removed, probably removed coz this info wasnt suppose to be out and MS probably contacted them

Other than Downloadable games, what else is there? I think its just a report on ONE of the features and MS wants to surprise everyone with a fully featured one
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#41 mirlegend
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If they announce Halo 1 to have online multi and co-op I will probably have a seizure.
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The Fall Xbox 360 dashboard update has been revealed to our colleagues at OXM from Microsoft and it's looking very good indeed with gaming classics and films on demand.

December 4 is the date you'll need to watch out for; that's the day you'll be able to download and play Halo. Yes, Halo as in the Xbox game, through Marketplace, on your Xbox 360.

Microsoft is introducing games it has published for the original Xbox on XBL Marketplace, with the eventual plan to bring as much of the back catalogue across as possible.

Games cost about 1200 Microsoft points (about ten quid), which according to us puts them a little over what you'd pay for them second hand.

The initial list of downloads includes Halo, Fable, Fahrenheit, Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge, Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex and Burnout 3. All good then, apart from maybe Crash.

What do these new additions mean for the future of Xbox Live Arcade? Does the PS3's PSOne download service now look horribly dated? It's going to be an exciting 2008 in the download space, for sure.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=175527

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reptile1982

Im glad MS is doing something to fill my harddrive, and im also tinking of downloading halo as ive never played any of them. Having said that, they're not really showing Sony the way, Sony have already released tekken 5 online a while back, and also warhawk. SOCOM (next gen) will also be released soon. I know the two current gen releases are multiplayer only, but it beats anything ms has to offer by far.

As for PS2 titles, i believe this was always part of Sony's plans (see tekken 5)

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#43 OremLK
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WOW. Finally something that makes the Elite's 120gb HDD worthwhile.

...too bad I got the 20gb :(

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I thought it would ba a more in depth feature list. :(cakeorrdeath

Nice, we have a mod taking part in a conversation that should be in a different room? What does the 360 dashboard have to do with system wars???

What a joke.

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#45 blacktorn
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It's cool that you'll be able to download them but i already own most of the original xbox games on dvd,but if they were to add points to those games then i might buy them again :P
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#46 WuTangG
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[QUOTE="cakeorrdeath"]I thought it would ba a more in depth feature list. :(The_Crucible

Nice, we have a mod taking part in a conversation that should be in a different room? What does the 360 dashboard have to do with system wars???

What a joke.

Yet PS3 2.0 firmware ownage and how its going get one step closer to 360 Dashboard is okay.
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#47 Netherscourge
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Unless they drop the price of the 120GB Hard Drive to under $100, I'm not bothering with it.

BTW - I think the 120GB Hard Drive is insanely overpriced..

Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive = $179.99

500 GB SATA PC Hard Drive = $119.99

There's something seriously CRIMINAL about that...

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#48 SecretPolice
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You just gotta love a software company the likes of MS being in this business !! :D

Great news and like many have said:

Drop the 120 gig HDD price - 69.99 would be saweet ! :)

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#49 Private_Vegas
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I'm assuming we will have to pay to downlaod these games from the marketplace. This is a brilliant strategy to cop out of getting BC 100% operational and make some cash in the process. Well played SM, but I'll stick to playing the Xbox games I already bought once.

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#50 Private_Vegas
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[QUOTE="cakeorrdeath"]I thought it would ba a more in depth feature list. :(The_Crucible

Nice, we have a mod taking part in a conversation that should be in a different room? What does the 360 dashboard have to do with system wars???

What a joke.

Just imagine the TC stuck a "PS3/Wii/PC sucks" line in there somewhere like I did. Makes everything easier.