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DarkG

you can also buy prepaid Microsoft Points cards to purchase games on the Games for Windows LIVE marketplace... they come in 1600 and 4000 MSP amounts for $19.99 and $49.99 respectively if you are in the US... prepaid cards is a big plus for GFWL since other DD services on PC lack that option, and allow only purchases with credit or debit cards

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V8_Ninja

I guess the leeching is about to begin...

As for the actual program itself, I don't get it. Many people who have PCs will probably ignore this once they learn of emulation. And how is someone supposed to get "BRAH!!! WE ARE TEH HARDCORE VG PLAYERZ, MAN!!!" people to give a %&*#@ about old arcade games that they'll automatically declare moronic? I just don't see how this is a good idea.

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DarkG

because unlike emulation this is legal and actually supports the people behind the games... plus it gives gamers a way to play their games the old-school way, within an online, customizable hub...

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V8_Ninja

DarkG wrote:

because unlike emulation this is legal and actually supports the people behind the games... plus it gives gamers a way to play their games the old-school way, within an online, customizable hub...

Three things;

#1. Okay, but you're forgetting the casual market that cares about price. I know plenty of people that would rather just pirate the games and do instead of waste their money on the actual products.

#2. Playing a arcade game with a keyboard is not old-school.

#3. Why the ellipses?

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DarkG

1. If the "casual market" as you call it steals games, then there's no market at all... I'm talking about gamers (the ones that keep the industry alive), not pirates (the ones that kill it each time they steal a game)...
2. You can plug virtually anything to a USB port and use it to play games... and the old school feel of Game Room isn't available anywhere else besides a real arcade room...
3. uh?

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astarisborn94

@DarkG: Thanks for the understandment. I think someone should set up an tutorial on how to use point cards for Games on Windows LIVE games.

Since Tinker will work well on my computer, I'm looking forward to Microsoft's Game Room. This should be an brilliant idea to bring classic games to existance outside of the Virtual Console.

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V8_Ninja

@DarkG Ellipses are when you use three periods to show a pause in a dialog sentence.

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DarkG

To add Microsoft Points simply open the Games for Windows LIVE client -> Click on My Account (upper right corner) -> Redeem Code
then, simply enter the 25-digit code and that's it. Remember your Microsoft Points are tied to your eMail, not your gamertag, so that you can use them at the Zune Marketplace and some future stuff too...

You can also use the prepaid card when you are about to pay for something (be it in the marketplace or within a game), from Xbox.com, Zune.com, and from any Xbox 360 connected to Xbox LIVE. In short, you can add them from wherever you are.

As for the Ellipses, I dunno, I use them a lot...

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Magi

The cooler thing about points cards, is that you can get them discounted sometimes too, which actually makes the games even cheaper. For example, when Circuit City went out of business, I purchased a bunch of discounted points cards. Also, I always get those 10dollar coupons in the mail from Best Buy. I'll use them for points cards too. That puts a 19.99 card at 9.99. Then I'll usually buy a game when it's on sale so I may get a game for 75%-ish off!

1. I'm one of those guys that pays for things.
2. Atari USB controller anyone?
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