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Universal to punt movies to Xbox gamers

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xbox_360_elite.jpgEuropean Xbox 360 gamers – rejoice. If you are getting bored with
Halo 3 and the NXE isn’t so shiny and new enough, then you can always
watch a movie instead. Film studio Universal is to make available a
range of new and classic (and perhaps not-so-classic) films to download
onto the Microsoft console.

Movies such as Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Wanted, Scarface and Carlito’s Way are now available via the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Neil Thompson, head of Xbox UK & Ireland, told New Media Age that
"Consumers are demanding more content from devices such as Xbox, which
in turn means providers like us are looking to give broader, richer,
deeper, more varied entertainment experiences.

Titles will be available in both standard definition and high
definition. SD movies will cost 360 Microsoft Points and HD ones 540 Points a piece respectively for
new movies. Older stuff will cost 250 MS Points in SD and 380 MS
Points in HD.

The full list of available movies runs as follows:

  • Baby Mama
  • Billy Madison
  • The Blues Brothers
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • Carlito’s Way
  • Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie
  • Child’s Play 2
  • Child’s Play 3
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • The Frighteners
  • The Game
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • How High
  • Incredible Hulk (’08)
  • The Jerk
  • The Mummy Returns
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • National Lampoon’s Animal House
  • Out of Sight (’98)
  • Red Dragon
  • Scarface (’83)
  • The Scorpion King
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Village of the Damned
  • Wanted
  • Waterworld
  • Weird Science

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