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Microsoft unveils Xbox Live Marketplace content

Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Live Marketplace Content that will be available to Xbox 360 owners from the moment the console launches on December 2.

Microsoft has unveiled details of the Xbox Live Marketplace Content that will be available to Xbox 360 owners from the moment the console launches in Europe on December 2.

There will be more than 400 items of downloadable content available, including free playable demos of FIFA 06, Kameo, King Kong, NBA Live 06 and Need for Speed Most Wanted, plus a wide range of game trailers, pictures and desktop themes.

As well as free content, the Xbox Live Marketplace will offer premium content which can be bought with Microsoft Points. These can be purchased via the Xbox Live Dashboard or from game retailers, priced at GBP 17.50 for 2100 points.

Gamer pictures will retail for 20 points each, while themes will cost 150 points. Prices for additional game content - such as six extra cars that owners of Ridge Racer 6 will be able to purchase - have yet to be decided.

Microsoft Points can also be used to buy Xbox Live Arcade games, with prices that start at 400 points and range all the way up to 1200. The majority of titles, however, will cost 800 points or less - and there will be an option download demos of all the games for free.

"We're incredibly excited about providing gamers with that they want - inexpensive and entertaining digital content delivered right to their Xbox 360," said Xbox executive Peter Moore.

"Xbox Live Marketplace puts the buying power directly into the consumer's hands, allowing each person to choose digital content they want, when they want it."

Here's the full list of Marketplace content that will be available to both Xbox Live Silver and Gold subscribers (items are free to download unless stated otherwise):

Amped 3

  • Trailer
  • 10 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • Theme - 150 points

Call of Duty 2

  • Trailer
  • 7 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • 2 gamer picture bundles - 40-80 points each
  • Theme - 150 points

Condemned

  • Trailer
  • Theme
  • 10 gamer pictures - 20 points each

FIFA 06

  • FIFA trailer
  • EA Sports trailer
  • Game demo
  • FIFA Team Logo gamer pictures - 60 points each
  • FIFA Team Logo themes - 150 points each

GUN

  • Trailer
  • 5 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • Gamer picture bundle - 80 points
  • Theme - 150 points

Kameo: Elements of Power

  • Trailer
  • Game demo
  • 4 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • 2 gamer picture 5-pack bundles - 80 points
  • 7 themes - 150 points each
  • Winter Warrior pack - 200 points

Peter Jackson's King Kong

  • Trailer
  • Game demo

Madden NFL 06

  • Trailer
  • EA Sports trailer
  • NFL logo gamer pictures - 60 points each
  • All NFL logo gamer pictures - 500 points
  • NFL logo themes - 150 points each

NBA 2K6

  • Trailer

NBA Live 06

  • EA Sports trailer
  • Game demo

Need for Speed Most Wanted

  • Trailer
  • Game demo

NHL 2K6

  • Trailer

Perfect Dark Zero

  • Trailer

Project Gotham Racing 3

  • Trailer

Quake 4

  • Trailer
  • 7 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • Theme - 150 points

Ridge Racer 6

  • Trailer
  • 6 cars - pricing tba
  • 6 background music tracks - pricing tba

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06

  • EA Sports trailer

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland

  • Trailer
  • 10 gamer pictures - 20 points each
  • Gamer picture bundle - 80 points
  • Theme - 150 points

Plus:

  • Aeon Flux HD movie trailer
  • Penny Arcade gamer pictures and themes
  • Red vs. Blue videos
  • High definition movie trailers and music videos

Xbox Live Arcade games which will be available on December 2 and prices:

400 points

  • Gauntlet
  • Geometry Wars Retro Evolved
  • Hardwood Backgammon
  • Hardwood Hearts
  • Hardwood Spades
  • Joust
  • Robotron 2084
  • Smash TV

800 points

  • Bejeweled 2
  • Mutant Storm Reloaded
  • Outpost Kaloki
  • Wik: Fable of Souls
  • Zuma

1200 points

  • Bankshot Billiards 2

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