Braid blog complains as MS charge for theme – doesn’t like giving things for free

By Mike, Monday, 12 January 2009 09:36 GMT

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The latest entry on the Braid game site says that it would have loved to not have charged a penny for the new Braid theme on Xbox Live Marketplace but as “Microsoft doesn’t like giving things out for free,” they kind of had to.

“Unfortunately, we had to charge the standard Premium Theme price of 250 Microsoft Points,” says the blog.

“We want to make it free, but Microsoft doesn’t like giving things out for free. But if you do buy it, you can be secure in the knowledge that you own one of the few Premium Themes that is not an advertisement — there is no text in the Braid theme anywhere. (Seriously, Microsoft, what is with the Subway: Eat Fresh Theme?)”

Some people don’t know they were born, obviously.

Braid launched last year to critical acclaim and a PC version is set release “February-March.”

By Mike Bowden

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