Microsoft Announces Platinum Hits


Microsoft has finally gotten on board the cheap old game bandwagon and announced that they will be offering hit games for less. The criteria to be considered a Â"Platinum HitÂ" are that you must sell 350,000 - 500,000 copies and be released for at least nine months. The titles will sell for $19.99 each and it would seem that Project Gothem Racing, Amped and Agent Under Fire will be among the first in the new series.

Halo will continue to sell at full retail. Jerks. UPDATE: Read more for the list of games!

Thanks Sway!    -- "Amped(TM) Freestyle Snowboarding" (Microsoft Game Studios)
    -- "Blood Wake(TM)" (Microsoft Game Studios)
    -- "Crash Bandicoot(R): The Wrath of Cortex" (Universal Interactive)
    -- "James Bond 007 in . . . Agent Under Fire(TM)" (Electronic Arts)
    -- "Max Payne" (Rockstar Games)
    -- "Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee" (Microsoft Game Studios)
    -- "Project Gotham Racing(TM)" (Microsoft Game Studios)
    -- "RalliSport Challenge" (Microsoft Game Studios)
    -- "Silent Hill(R) 2: Restless Dreams(TM)" (Konami of America Inc.)
    -- "Simpsons Road Rage" (Electronic Arts)
    -- "SpyHunter" (Midway)
    -- "SSX Tricky" (Electronic Arts)
    -- "Star Wars: Obi-Wan" (LucasArts)
    -- "Star Wars: Starfighter Special Edition" (LucasArts)
    -- "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(R) 3" (Activision)
    -- "Wreckless(TM): The Yakuza Missions" (Activision)