Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Xbox Live Turns 5

Two posts in one day?!? - That's right but don't get too excited, this is for 360 owners only. November 15 marks the 5-year anniversary of Xbox Live and Microsoft decided to throw itself a little party with a number of nice offerings.
For 48 hours starting at 12:01 EST on November 15, gamers can get a free download of the XBL title Carcassonne (pronounced Carc-ASS-onne, make sure to put the EMphaSIS on the right SYLable). Microsoft will also give gamers who have been with Xbox Live since its inception (2002) 500 free Microsoft Points. What would you spend those points on? Funny you should ask. Maybe on Halo, Fable, Psychonauts, or Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. These 4 original Xbox titles are the first of what are sure to be many games from the first system that will be available as downloads on Xbox Live Arcade. These games will be available on December 4, right after gamers complete the Xbox 360 firmware update that also includes new parental-control options (say hello to the Family Timer son!). The Xbox Originals will sell for 1200 MS points ($15, a little steep if you ask me) but as of right now any other details regarding online support or Achievement Points is unknown.

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