Microsoft are getting ready to launch their Games Room activity on the Dashboard soon. However it has been announced that arcade games that have been purchased on the current arcade section cannot be carried across.
Microsofts reason is that those games are revamped versions of the original and the Games Room versions will be the original rom versions aka Mame perhaps.
We can't possibly say, but it sounds like Microsoft are looking for another revenue stream from its customers / players.
40 ms points for a game or 250 - 400 points to buy the arcade machine and play whenever you want.
I hear you ask "What's the Cerberus Network"?
Well apparently its a particular area of the Mass Effect 2 game, but not only that I you buy the game brand new then you will gain access to FREE DLC for the game. If you rent the game or buy the game second user then you will be epxected to pay for access to this.
"Why?", I hear you ask.
Well, for a long time now games that have been sold as second user deem no additional monetary value to the developers or publishers, so EA have decided that its time to reap more money from a second user copy and this is the way they have chosen to do it.
"Will this be the way of the future".
We suspect that EA are "testing the water" here, and if it is successful then expect more developers and publishers to follow suit.
What do you think? A good idea or bad?
Microsoft have dropped the prices on the following games via their Games on Demand Service
MX vs ATV untamed
seems like Microsoft are starting to listen to the complaints of too high price games on the service.
Dead Rising will be hitting G.O.D on Jan 26 2010, no details on whether this will be at a reduced cost, but we doubt it.