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Updated: Microsoft Reveals 360's Games on Demand Lineup

| 5 Aug 2009 19:35
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The Xbox 360's Games on Demand service will debut next week as part of the system's Dashboard update, and there are some pretty heavy hitters in the debut lineup of games available, Microsoft revealed today.

Ended is the Xbox 360's Xbox Originals line, soon to be superseded (next week) by a newfangled feature part of the much-newfangled Dashboard update, Games on Demand. If you haven't heard, Games on Demand is, well, pretty much what its name implies: full Xbox 360 games that you can purchase and download over Xbox Live.

The service will debut with 21 games next week, and though not all of them will get you mashing A to buy buy buy, there are some pretty notable titles here that you might feel like picking up if you're too lazy to head down to GameStop to buy used. We've got Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Oblivion, and, uh, Perfect Dark Zero, to name a few notables. Here's the full list:

  • Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
  • Burnout Paradise (EA)
  • Call of Duty® 2 (Activision)
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
  • Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
  • Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Prey (2K Games)
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
  • Sega Rally (Sega)
  • TEST DRIVE: UNLIMITED (Atari)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Tomb Raider Legend (Eidos)
  • Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)

One of the nice things about Games on Demand is that you won't have to buy Microsoft Points to pay for these games; instead, you can just fork over an exact dollar amount with your credit card of choice. I know, it's been a long time coming, hasn't it?

UPDATE: Turns out the list above is the UK list, not the US one. So if you were wondering where BioShock is, here you go:

  • Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (LucasArts)
  • Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft)
  • BioShock (2K Games)
  • Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • ridge racer 6 (Namco)
  • Burnout Paradise (EA)
  • Meet The Robinsons (Disney)
  • Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games)
  • Call of Duty® 2 (Activision)
  • MX vs. ATV Untamed (THQ)
  • SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (SEGA)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Universe (Konami)
  • Need for Speed Carbon (EA)
  • TEST DRIVE: UNLIMITED (Atari)
  • Fight Night Round 3 (EA)
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Softworks
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios)
  • Karaoke Revolution American Idol Encore (Konami)
  • Prey (2K Games)
  • Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise (Microsoft Game Studios)

UPDATE #2: The Xbox Originals will still be available; they will simply undergo a name change as they are bundled into the Games on Demand section.

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