|07-12-2006, 03:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Topeka, KS
FINALLY, a reason to buy XBox...
SEATTLE — Microsoft's Xbox 360 may exemplify the high-tech future of videogame consoles, but the company is hoping some of its avid players still pine for the good old days of Pac-Man and Frogger.
Microsoft plans Wednesday to begin offering updated versions of popular 1980s-era games through Xbox Live Arcade, an online service that lets people download free trial games and buy them for between $5 and $15.
The company will offer an updated version of a retro game every Wednesday, which will include higher-end graphics and new ways to play together. The first game on offer is the log-hopping, traffic-dodging classic, Frogger.
Greg Canessa, a group manager for Xbox Live Arcade, said the downloadable games service has been surprisingly successful for the company. About 5 million free trial games have been downloaded by Xbox 360 owners, he said, and 21.7% of those have been "converted," meaning a person decided to pay for the permanent version.
Many people initially thought the Xbox Live Arcade, with its focus on less complex games, would be a potential draw for children, women or older players who don't fit the young male demographic traditionally associated with Xbox 360 owners. But Canessa said they've found that even the so-called hardcore gamers are interested in the arcade games, and willing to pay for them.
I know I'm old-fashioned, but I still prefer my games in 2-D...
Last edited by Crushaholic; 07-12-2006 at 03:50 PM..
|07-14-2006, 02:14 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2002
I remember playing Frogger all the time at a place my mom had a second job at. It rocked.
But still no reason to buy a X-Box... I'm betting Frogger on PS3 will be better
I wish they would bring a high-end version of Xenon 2, now that would rock!!
|07-15-2006, 12:05 AM||#4|
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Join Date: Apr 2004