Games for Windows Live Games on Demand Has Arrived; Free PC Arcade Available Now
Written Tuesday, December 15, 2009 By Alan PettitView author's profile
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!
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!