Xbox Live Arcade Launches
Monday - November 08, 2004
This weekend marked the launch of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade gaming service, allowing Xbox Live members to download classic games as they are released. We are told new content will be available every month, with the added social features of Xbox Live, including multiplayer functionality (when available), scoreboards and voice chat. What do you need? An Xbox Live Arcade disc. You can order the disc for $4.99 (it's free, but you pay for shipping and handling) from www.xbox.com/LiveArcade
. These discs will be packaged with Xbox Live Starter kits, and, for a limited time, will come with a full version of Ms. Pac-Man
. I would imagine these discs will soon be made available for free at certain gaming stores (although that's just a guess). Once you have the disc, put it into your console and try out various game demos. From here, decide which games you would like to purchase (prices range from $9.99 to $19.99), and they will be directly billed to your Xbox Live account. To see the list of currently available games, please click here
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Xbox Live Arcade Launch Games
Ms. Pac-Man - Currently available for free with the Xbox Live Arcade Disc.
Bejeweled - The puzzle phenomenon that you know and love will be made available on your Xbox for $9.99.
Super Collapse! 2 - It's like "Tetris" upside down! - $9.99
Namco Vintage - Dig Dug, Galaga and Pole Position - $14.99
Ricochet Lost Worlds - A fancy pants "Breakout" - $9.99
Dangerous Mines - Mine Sweeper for the Xbox generation - $9.99
Hardwood Solitaire - Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid, Yukon and many more included - $9.99
More to come!