thought the kinect party was free! I downloaded it last year, now it 's telling me in need to pay to unlock it.
What exactly did you download for Kinect Party? There is a Kinect Party - Base Game listing on the marketplace, which is still free. I don't have a Kinect so I didn't fire this up, but I presume it is a shell like Pinball FX 2. From what I gathered, the mini-games are then played through channels, which must be purchased. During the Countdown sale, an individual channel (Star Gazer) briefly appeared on the marketplace, but then a Full Unlock appeared and was free and the Star Gazer one disappeared (though it's still in my purchase history). Another full unlock, for those that purchased Double Fine's Happy Action Theater also went up. According to XBLDB, the Full Unlock listings stopped being free on 1/4.