Saturday, November 17, 2007

Xbox Titles Available for Download Starting December 4th

Microsoft Game Studios has officially announced that beginning on Tues. Dec. 4th, 2007, select original Xbox titles will be available for download to your Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live Marketplace for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Entitled Xbox Originals, you'll be able to download such classic hits as Halo: Combat Evolved and Fable.

The titles seem to suffer from the same minor issues that the retail versions have with the Xbox 360's emulation software, but this is no big deal considering the difficulties faced in emulated the Xbox's hardware.

The only major thing to note about these titles is the cost. 1200 Microsoft Points translates into $18.60, however you can still find these titles under the Platinum Hits label at, say, HMV for $12.99 to $14.99. Basically, you'd be paying an extra $5.00 or so to be disc free, which isn't worth it in my opinion.

If you can't find these titles thought and you want one or missed them when they were first released, this is a great option to experience some great titles from the past.

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