South Park HD hits Marketplace for free

Microsoft and Viacom have teamed up to offer Xbox Live subscribers the first ever high definition episode of South Park.

According toWired News, Xbox Live members will be able to download the episode, "Good Times With Weapons" (the boys turn into anime-style samurai,hilariously violent antics ensue), for freestartingMarch 6 exclusively on Marketplace.

It looks like MS is pushing its HD DVD player too, as retailers are offering special deals on the 360 add-on. Best Buy will give away a free HD-DVD disc featuring the South Park episode with any purchase of Xbox 360 or the HD-DVD add-on for two weeks at the end of March.

March 5, 2007