Published on March 5th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder
First HD Episode of South Park Free over XBLM for 2 Weeks
One of the coolest South Park Episodes – “Good Times With Weapons” – is set to hit Xbox Live Marketplace this Tuesday. The catch? It’s in full HD and it’s free.
NEW YORK, March 5, 2007 — Beginning tomorrow, fans of COMEDY CENTRAL’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series, “South Park,” are going to see just how good Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman really look with the launch of the first-ever high definition episode “Good Times With Weapons.” COMEDY CENTRAL, a division of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has partnered with Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system and is offering to Xbox LIVEÂ® members the HD episode free for two weeks. The episode can be downloaded via Xbox LIVE Marketplace, home to more than 1,500 hours of premium entertainment content.
Best Buy will offer free HD DVDs of the “Good Times With Weapons” episode with the purchase of any Xbox 360 console or HD DVD drive from March 20 through April 3.
I don’t know about anyone else, but i’ll be downloading this one ASAP. Not only was it one of my favorite shows in the series, but the price of “free” can never be beaten. It should be of no surprise that free content on XBL is instantaneously downloaded by a mass of gamers as soon as it’s annouced, so I fully expect everyone with a 360 to download this as soon as it hits Live.
Also, i’m inclined to agree with Kevin Kelly’s comments about possible Battlestar Galactica episodes on Live. That would be the day I stop needing cable TV service!
First HD South Park Episode – Press Release [via Comedy Central Press]