Since the announcement of Xbox LIVE community games at GDC on Wednesday, there has been a great response from folks interested in downloading the XNA Creators Club Game Launcher and trying out free preview versions of some of these games on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. In particular, we heard from some people attending GDC who were not going to be arriving back home until after the download period for these games was scheduled to end on Sunday, February 24, 2008.
As a result of this interest and feedback, the time window that the Game Launcher and preview versions of Xbox LIVE community games will be available for free download has been extended. They will now be available for download until midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. This extension does not affect the time limit for playing the games after they have been downloaded however. They can be played until midnight PST on Sunday, March 9, 2008.