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Published on January 4th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

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Marketplace Feedback – To the source

Regular readers of GAMINGtruth will remember the Fifa Marketplace Feedback Contest, where you got to add input toward the evolution of pricing and content on Xbox Live Marketplace and win a copy of Fifa 07 for the PS2. While understandable, more people spent more time commenting on the fact that the prize game wasn’t for the Xbox 360 than they did adding in feedback. This is the second chance.

I personally hold this feedback in very high regard, simply because it’s been requested. Not by a gamer, and definitely not by me. Someone in a position to change the perception of Marketplace prices is interested in what we, the gamers, are interested in downloading. Here’s a way to effectively change the negativity placed on Marketplace prices by adding your input to someone that wants to know.

And it all starts with Fifa 07. There are no rules this time. There isn’t anymore to do than leave a comment with the answer to this question:

“What Fifa 07 content would you like to see from Xbox Live Marketplace, and how many points would you pay for it?”

If you want GamerPics and Themes to be free? Say so. If you would like new teams/players/stadiums? Comment on how much you think it should be. This is the chance to vote on Marketplace content without voting with your wallet. Consider it a chance to speak without a middle-man, as this article will be watched directly.

If you are serious about Xbox Live Marketplace and would like to help change it for the better, you’ll leave a comment on what you think. The more people that leave comments, the better.

Let’s change the Marketplace for the better.


About the Author

Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • http://xbox365.com ProJect

    I always thought gamer picture packs should be .50 cents or 40 MS points, themes should be like $2 or 160 MS points and player stat updates should be free. This to me sounds fair and resonable for both the consumer and content provider.

  • http://xbox365.com ProJect

    I always thought gamer picture packs should be .50 cents or 40 MS points, themes should be like $2 or 160 MS points and player stat updates should be free. This to me sounds fair and resonable for both the consumer and content provider.

  • kemanswar

    I am a firm believer that gamer pics, and themes should be free if you buy the game, maybe as a pre-order bonus.

  • kemanswar

    I am a firm believer that gamer pics, and themes should be free if you buy the game, maybe as a pre-order bonus.

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    I think that add on’s should be free, It’s not like we don’t pay enough for a 360 and a live subscription. Paying for additional content is like getting it coming and going. Talk about corporate greed.

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    I think that add on’s should be free, It’s not like we don’t pay enough for a 360 and a live subscription. Paying for additional content is like getting it coming and going. Talk about corporate greed.

  • satanic mouse foo

    Yah know I understand making us pay for arcade games, and demos *some* But to charge me for a little picture in my back round is ridiculous. Gamer pics, themes and most add on features *for instance Oblivion quests and that house thing* should all be free. I spent 60 dollars on a game I shouldnt have to spend more money to get the whole thing.

  • satanic mouse foo

    Yah know I understand making us pay for arcade games, and demos *some* But to charge me for a little picture in my back round is ridiculous. Gamer pics, themes and most add on features *for instance Oblivion quests and that house thing* should all be free. I spent 60 dollars on a game I shouldnt have to spend more money to get the whole thing.

  • TKS

    Different jersey for players, contests for creating skins for the players, the soccor ball, or even banners in the stadium. IPTV being played on the blimps and or on the replay screens. How about being able to watch your xbl friends play their matches on those screens too as an option, or events being posted in game while you play (as a small digital banner like new broadcasts). With the power microsoft has, I would like to see FIFA 07 become more involved with the community like no other xbox game has ever done.

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    Different jersey for players, contests for creating skins for the players, the soccor ball, or even banners in the stadium. IPTV being played on the blimps and or on the replay screens. How about being able to watch your xbl friends play their matches on those screens too as an option, or events being posted in game while you play (as a small digital banner like new broadcasts). With the power microsoft has, I would like to see FIFA 07 become more involved with the community like no other xbox game has ever done.

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    In my opinion themes and picture packs should be free. Arenas, uniforms, teams, and such that could require a royalty charge justify a charge for DLC.

    When Uno was released there was a period of time where each gamer could download it for free. I believe the time was a three day limit. That seems to me to be the best way to get your content out there for people to see, play, and purchase the DLC that must be purchased (i.e. LARGE map packs).

    Demo’s should always be free, otherwise it really isn’t a true demo, it’s a whopper jr.

    The price of next-gen games is going up, especially if you buy the Collector’s edition.

    Here’s a thought, if a collector’s edition is offered there should be a redeemable code in it that can be used for future DLC. Maybe it shouldn’t be included in the box, but only sent via email when the game is reg’d on the Dev’s site. Not only would this encourage the extra $10-15 at the retailer, but it would also make it worthwhile.

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    In my opinion themes and picture packs should be free. Arenas, uniforms, teams, and such that could require a royalty charge justify a charge for DLC.

    When Uno was released there was a period of time where each gamer could download it for free. I believe the time was a three day limit. That seems to me to be the best way to get your content out there for people to see, play, and purchase the DLC that must be purchased (i.e. LARGE map packs).

    Demo’s should always be free, otherwise it really isn’t a true demo, it’s a whopper jr.

    The price of next-gen games is going up, especially if you buy the Collector’s edition.

    Here’s a thought, if a collector’s edition is offered there should be a redeemable code in it that can be used for future DLC. Maybe it shouldn’t be included in the box, but only sent via email when the game is reg’d on the Dev’s site. Not only would this encourage the extra $10-15 at the retailer, but it would also make it worthwhile.

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