Friday, January 1, 2010

First New Game of 2010

I was updating Microsoft's Games for Windows Live client on my Personal Computer when I noticed that Microsoft now has a "Games on Demand" feature implemented into the client. Basically, they are now selling games via digital download using this platform. Apparently, this feature was introduced sometime last month. The cool thing about this is of course, everything is connected to the X-Box Live profile and this could also lead to more X-Box 360 to PC conversions of Live Arcade games - a great news for PC owners since most of these games would look and perform better on the PC.

Microsoft's New Year Resolution: Significant revenue from the PC digital download service.

There are not a lot of games available for digital purchase at the moment but Microsoft offered a free game called Tinker as an introductory software for this new service. It's a block puzzle game where you have to guide a robot through mazes and obstacles to get to its goal. Though graphically simplistic, the game is quite robust and the puzzles get pretty complex further into the game. It's definitely worth the download not only because it's free, but also because it's quite good. Of course, it comes with a set of achievements in case you are wondering. A great start to 2010.

Tinker will get inside your head and make you buy more GFWL games on demand.

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