Thursday, April 09, 2009

NinjaBee games now on Amazon!

(So, this should have been a quick and easy post with a link to our Amazon page, but it's turned into a rambling paragraph on the coolness of this service and all else in between. You decide if you want to read the whole thing. If you don't, I don't blame you. Here's the link to the NinjaBee Amazon page, and the XBLA Amazon page. If you do read the whole thing, leave a comment so I can know how cool you are :))

Wow, this is pretty cool. Now you can buy all of our Xbox LIVE Arcade games (and most other Arcade games) on! This is exceptionally sweet because you can use real money and you can gift the game to anyone via email. In my opinion, this makes it tons easier for anyone to buy a game.

For instance, let's say grandma wants to buy some games for her grandkids. Before they were on Amazon, she had to own a console (well, the grandkids' console, really) and buy Microsoft Points so she could pay for the games and then she had to figure out how to download them to the console. Things got a bit easier thanks to the NXE updates, when granny could buy the games online, but only if she knew the account and password of her grandkids' accounts to use the online marketplace and buy the games, where she still had to convert her real money into Microsoft Points (which she probably didn't understand and definitely wouldn't use again). Now, however, she simply goes to, types in the game she wants to buy, enters her payment information, and it spits out a code she then sends via email to her grandkids by pushing the "Send as a Gift" button once she's purchased the game. The grateful (and probably shocked) grandkids then enter the code into their Xbox 360 and Voila! They have the game!

Here's what our NinjaBee page looks like on

I bought a copy of A Kingdom for Keflings yesterday to try it out and it's incredibly easy; no extra hoops to fly through, only the normal Amazon procedure. In fact, it was so easy, I accidentally purchased a copy--I only wanted to go through the steps up to the purchase page, but there were so few steps I over-estimated and ended up buying a copy. Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts?

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