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South Park Goes High-Def

6 Mar, 2007 By: Erik Gruenwedel

To help cross-promote the 11th season of Comedy Central's animated saga of irreverent grade-schoolers, Microsoft through March 20 is offering a free episode download of the “South Park” episode “Good Times With Weapons” in high-definition from its Xbox Live Marketplace.

National consumer-electronics chain Best Buy Inc. March 20 to April 3 will include a free HD DVD of “Good Times” with any HD DVD player or Xbox 360 console purchase.

“Good Times” finds Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman pretending to be anime ninjas after coming across authentic weapons, which causes trouble after a disastrous battle with Professor Chaos, the evil guise of sweet, innocent Butters.

The new season of the Emmy Award-winning series begins March 7 on Comedy Central, which is owned by Comedy Partners, a division of MTV Networks.

Xbox Live will offer first episode downloads of season 11 beginning March 13. Live, which Microsoft reports has six million registered members, currently offers the 1999 feature film, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, and the fifth through ninth seasons of the show.

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