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Xbox Live via the Web

Microsoft has launched a website that allows gamers to explore Xbox Live Marketplace without having to turn on their Xbox 360. Xbox Live Pipeline allows anybody to browse the listings for demos, trailers, themes and other downloadable content.

Although it’s impossible to buy content using the web service, it’s likely to prove popular with gamers frustrated by the console’s own rather clunky browsing interface.

As well as listing all the service’s content, Microsoft also uses it to push Xbox 360-related wares through an “Editor’s Choice” panel, where new releases like the Xbox Live Vision camera are promoted next to adverts telling you where you can buy Microsoft points.

There are some drawbacks though. There is currently no way to list content by the date it was added, making it difficult to establish what’s new, while the demos page also includes Xbox Live Arcade titles, cluttering the listing. As with the console’s own interface, which receives biannual upgrades, Microsoft is expected to refine Pipeline as consumers offer feedback.

F.E.A.R. Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace & more

Trailers:
Battlestations Midway
Eragon
Import Tuner Challenge
Need for Speed Carbon
The Darkness

Demos:
FEAR

Picture Packs:
Mass Effect Picture Pack $ (Premium)
Battlestar Galactica (US Only)

Videos:
TGS Showfloor video 3

Battlestar Galactica – On Xbox Live Marketplace

As of right now, the Battlestar Galactica story recap is available for your viewing pleasure. You can download the video from the Xbox Live Marketplace on your Xbox 360. The recap video covers what happened in seasons 1 & 2 of the series to get you ready for the upcoming season 3, starting in October.

First Chromehounds Download Pack is FREE!

SEGA and FromSoftware have made the decision to offer the pack free of charge by way of a thank you to HOUND pilots around the world. As you may know, we experienced some tricky server-load problems right after launch, and we hope this will go some way to saying thanks for sticking by the game.

The pack will be available to download via the Xbox Live Marketplace at 00:00GMT on 19th July.

PACK CONTENTS:

Light Arms
http://tinyurl.com/n8mdn
WP_SG003
A sniper cannon for fast, furious engagements. Features a smaller magazine to reduce weight.

Heavy Arms
http://tinyurl.com/njkgb
WH_HC034
An improved HC1500/D, for those in the know. A giant cannon with massive destructive power.

Assist Part
http://tinyurl.com/mlkec
AX_AM002
Additional armor with an enhanced KE defensive profile. It’s shaped to better turn bullets.

Colour Pattern
http://tinyurl.com/o3y3q
WWII Tricolor Camouflage
A brand new World War II inspired camouflage pattern.

via Sega

Xbox Marketplace – Mad Rush

A couple of days ago, Microsoft addressed 360 users’ complaints about the uneven flow of new titles onto Xbox Live Arcade with the announcement of five new Arcade games in five weeks and the release of Frogger. Yesterday the rest of the Xbox Live Marketplace sees some action, as Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb has announced a trio of new downloads for 360 users.

First off, Electronic Arts’ demo for NCAA Football 07 is now available for 360 owners in the US and Canada to download. The series’ first appearance on the Xbox 360, NCAA Football 07 will also be available on the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. All versions of the game are set for release next week.

Going up alongside the NCAA demo are a pair of offerings for games that aren’t so close to completion. The Marketplace is now hosting a trailer featuring gameplay from BioWare’s upcoming sci-fi action role-playing game Mass Effect and a high-resolution version of the Halo 3: In the Beginning behind-the-scenes featurette posted on developer Bungie’s site last month. The Mass Effect trailer is unavailable in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, or Mexico, while the Halo trailer is downloadable from anywhere.

Update: I just downloaded and watched that Halo 3 clip and well, I am still recovering as this is going to be an awesome game that pushes the limits of the 360, a game that is going to set the bar.