Microsoft Launches “Game Room” for Classic Oldies This Spring

January 7, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

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Yesterday at CES, Microsoft revealed the “Game Room”, which will be a virtual marketplace for classic old games. The service will be launched on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live during the spring.

What makes this cool is the way it’s stylized – bought games are represented as vintage arcade cabinets, and each even comes with the original game’s art decorations. If you’ve played those arcades as a kid, you’ve probably always dreamed of having one in your home. Well, now you can – or at least a virtual one.

When the service launches, games from Atari, Activision, Konami and Intellivision will be available for purchase, as well as games from various other developers. The games will cost between 240 and 400 MS Points, which, in actual money, comes down to $3-$5. There are also credit “tokens” available for purchase at a price of 40 MS Points, or 40 cents. You can also share your games with your friends by going over to their arcade rooms.

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