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Games for Windows Live Games on Demand Has Arrived; Free PC Arcade Available Now

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A new update to the Games for Windows Live client has arrived today which ushers in a few new features. Neither are entirely new concepts, one having been a main feature on the 360 since launch, but they are both welcome additions to the service for PC gamers.

First, the Games on Demand feature has launched with many full retail titles being offered as instant downloads. They are as follows:

  • Battlestations: Pacific ($34.99)
  • Dirt 2 ($39.99)
  • Fallout 3 ($49.99)
  • Fuel ($39.99)
  • Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights ($19.99)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men ($19.99)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla ($39.99)
  • Resident Evil 5 ($49.99)
  • Section 8 ($49.99)
  • Shadowrun ($19.99)
  • Street Fighter IV ($39.99)
  • Viva Pinata ($19.99)

Note: Shadowrun and Viva Pinata are currently %50 off until January 4th, so you can grab them during this period for only $9.99 each!

The second feature is something that will definitely interest some people out there. The new Games on Demand feature will also usher in a new market for Arcade style games. The first game on the service is Tinker, a puzzler from FUEL Games, something we found achievements for a while ago and were surpirsed to see with 15 achievements for an arcade game. Well, this appears to be why. They may not need to keep with the 12/200 rule like 360 arcades do. Best of all? Tinker is free! Once you download the GFWL client (see below), you will be able to sign in and download it directly. Here is the description for Tinker:
 
"Being a small robot isn’t always easy….So, imagine being a robot marooned in a surreal landscape of obscure mechanisms and brain-teasing puzzles. He’ll go where you tell him to go - but will your directions lead him home or leave him trapped?"
 

Two other games were scheduled to come out today as well, but there is no sign of them currently. These are World of Goo and Osmos, two other puzzle games. No pricing has been set for these games, but they won't be free like Tinker. Both games have been out on the PC for a while now, and through the Steam service they are priced at $20 and $10 respectively, which would set World of Goo at 1600 MSP and Osmos at 800 if everything is priced to match. This may not be the case, but we'll see when the games finally are released. I'll be sure to make another news post when that happens.

So what does everyone think? Will you get into PC gaming now? At least give Tinker a try. Can't beat free!

 

For a FAQ on PC gaming, how the achievements work and what games have them and other such issues, click here. To download the GFWL client, click here.




 
 

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US December 15, 2009

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