Despite a slight hiccup (see Major Nelson), the Ridge Racer 6 demo is once again available on Xbox Live Marketplace. No doubt gamers are throwing their still-in-the-plastic copies of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter under the coffee table in order to spend a few hours downloading this one. If you'r one of the few sweating RR6's existence, you might be wondering whatever happened to that missing King Kong demo?
Major Nelson has announced there is new Marketplace content for Ridge Racer 6 available, in the form of some music tracks, which ain't free, and some bonus cars, which are free. So if you're playing the latest in Namco's drift-racing series, check out those cars and let us know how they are. He includes the following caveat:
This content is available in the following regions: Canada, United States, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Japan
Hopefully Microsoft has plans for some PGR3 content...
It's a far cry from Activision's Call of Duty 2, the number one selling Xbox 360 title which saw 250,730 purchases. But Ridge Racer 6 was far from disappointing in Japan where it is the top-selling game and managed to peddle 29,891 copies in the first two days.
So, while Microsoft made region encoding option for publishers, they themselves have opted to lock their titles down. So don't go importing your 360 to get one in time for Christmas.
Continuing its long history (3 days now) of bringing gamers together, Xbox 360 Fanboy is providing some bandwidth for you to add your Xbox live gamertag, your zone and your list of 360 games to the comments below.
We'll go first:
Gamertag: Master Rogue (yes, it's lame. So, no need to waste valuable gaming time commenting on the obvious).
X360 Games: Quake 4, PGR 3, King Kong, Tiger Woods 2006, PDZ, Call of Duty 2, Condemed, Kameo