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News Xbox Live Arcade to get spring cleaning

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 May 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    are there still going to let you play the game if you paid for it and removed it from xbox live, or are they going to remove it totally and give the buyer a rebate?
     
  3. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    its ms they will delete and not give a refund
     
  4. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Awww I liked Arkadian Warriors

    So what are they doing? Deleteing support of the game entirely so you can no longer play it, get achievements, etc. Or are they just not allowing you to buy it any more?

    IMO what they should do is just make a bargain bin section, get all those low selling titles and put them at like 200 points each in a section, and they only show up in the bargain bin list.
     
  5. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    I've still got the demo for Arkadian warriors. I was going to pick it up at some point.

    I usually download the demo and if I like it, I'll keep it until I feel like getting some MS points for a new game. So far I've bought 46 XBLA games with several more demos that I want to get (Puzzle Fighter II, Puzzle Quest, Ikaruga, Yie Ar Kung Fu (I've fond memories of the original)).

    I'd like to know what happens to games that you've bought that have been purged from XBLA too.

    I'm guessing the leaked "spring" update is fake then?

    Shame, as there were some interesting features in it - like the video/mic integration with MSN.
     
  6. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    I am ashamed to admit it but my favorite game from XBLA is Feeding Frenzy. I agree that a bargain bin of the games they want to clear would be great.
     
  7. Mentai

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    Hahaha, I love that instead of giving out new features they're upgrading their DRM and pretending it's good for us. M$ <3
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No, they're changing the DRM to make it more user friendly, they already had DRM.
     
  9. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    the DRM thing is in place due to a not so common swapping practice - in effect, if you and a friend swap XBL accounts, you can download each other's purchased arcade games, then play them. While the DRM seems good in practice, isn't MS forgetting about the RROD? I would be PISSED to drop hundreds on arcade games, only to lose them to "whoops, different console, no more games for you old chap"
     
  10. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    You can still get them again, if it's a repair it's the same console, if you get a replacement, currently you can download them again but you have to be logged in to play the full game. You can bet if they didn't have this in place then a huge number of people would copy their friends games.
     
  11. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    I know that much. And I've already detailed the bypass for this method. What I'm asking, is if your box bricks, and your titles are locked to your old hardware via DRM, how difficult is it to liberate them? Do they timeout after a certain period and become re-downloadable, or does this mean we'll have to call somewhere in India to reset the status, and get them activated, A-la Windows XP.
     
  12. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    It looks like there was a bit of a misquote on the first page of the article. On the 3rd page of the interview it says:
    Reading between the lines, there will be an update, but it'll consist of mostly background stuff with very few (if any) new features:wallbash:.
     
  13. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    From the looks of the 'leaked' feature list a few weeks ago, I'm guessing Microsoft are gonna hold out for a massive update next time round to push them further ahead of the PS3, whilst getting the systems all cleaned up and running smoothly again after all the annoying downtime they've been suffering since Christmas. So overall I'm not as bothered as most people.
     
  14. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    So if you bought a game and it gets removed because people rate it low, what happens if say my hard drive currupts and i got to reformat. Does that mean i will no longer beable to re-download my paid for games to my formated hard drive because they got pulled???

    If this is true, they cant be serious? I cant believe MS are running low on disc space to host every xbox live game forever. Thats sad if its the case because there is no reason to pull anything off the download service, its not like a shop where you run out of shelf space for new stock.
     
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