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Ultra Peanut
09-28-2006, 05:10 PM
tl;dr : Halo game produced by PETER ****ING JACKSON, Halo RTS by Age of Empires producers, GTA4 exclusive episodes after release, Marvel Universe Online from creators of City of Heroes/Villians, Splinter Cell 5 to be Xbox360 exclusive, Doom is available RIGHT THE **** NOW on Xbox Live, Bioshock is 360 exclusive, as is PGR4, Sensible Soccer is coming to Live next year. HDDVD will be available for two hundo, and comes with King Kong DVD. Banjo-Kazooie Threeie or whatever is coming to Xbox too.

In other words. FTW.

Barcelona, Spain—On the shores of one of the world's most artistic and progressive cities, Microsoft Corp. today thrilled attendees at its annual X06 event by inviting everyone to experience the next generation now on the Xbox 360™ system. The announcements and hands-on gameplay experiences highlight how the world's greatest game creators are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in high definition and online storytelling. Highlights of the announcements included the
following:
• A landmark partnership between Academy Award-winning writer,
director, and producer Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Fran Walsh, and Microsoft Game Studios will create two new interactive entertainment series exclusively for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live(r). The first will be a collaborative effort with Bungie Studios to co-create the next great chapter in the Halo(r) universe. The second will be an entirely original property targeted at bringing new audiences into the captivating world of interactive entertainment. In addition, Microsoft Game Studios will partner with Jackson and Walsh to establish Wingnut Interactive, a studio dedicated to the creation of world-class interactive entertainment.
• Halo(r) Wars is an all-new real-time strategy game based on the
legendary Halo universe and designed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Ensemble Studios, creators of the Age of Empires(r) franchise.
• Rockstar and Take-Two will provide Xbox 360 gamers with exclusive
access to two epic downloadable episodes of Grand Theft Auto IV via Xbox Live, each with hours of new gameplay content, and available only on Xbox 360 just months after the release of the title.
• Ubisoft confirmed that the next Splinter Cell title, the installment
after Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell(r) Double Agent™, will be exclusive to Xbox 360, a testament to the ability of the powerful next-gen game console to deliver experiences no other console can match.
• 2K Games confirmed that BioShock, a first person shooter that will
revolutionize the genre and forever change the expectations of gamers, will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 and Microsoft(r) Windows(r) next spring.
• Project Gotham Racing(r) 4, was unveiled, the latest addition to
the best-selling franchise, made exclusively for Xbox 360 by Bizarre Creations. PGR4 promises to continue the series' pedigree of innovation by introducing exciting new experiences to racing fans worldwide.
• The beloved Banjo-Kazooie(r) franchise will breathe new,
high-definition life exclusively on Xbox 360, from famed developer Rare Ltd. Beloved characters Banjo, Kazooie and Gruntilda—among other fan favorites—will new next-gen visuals and presentation as well as their sharp wit and hilarious sense of humor.
• Microsoft Game Studios will release its highly-anticipated new MMO
game, Marvel Universe Online for both Xbox 360 and the Windows Vista™ operating system. MUO was developed by industry luminaries Cryptic Studios, creators of the smash hits City of Heroes and City of Villains.
• Expect two new additions to Xbox Live Arcade: The FPS that pioneered
the network-gaming era, DOOM(r), from acclaimed developer id Software and Activision, is available now on Xbox Live Marketplace. The game includes the original four-episode single-player game, four-player split screen action, both co-op and deathmatch, and four player co-op and deathmatch via Xbox Live. Coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade is Sensible World of Soccer from Codemasters. Based on a classic Amiga title from 1994, Sensible World of Soccer will let gamers choose between the original graphics or an updated, high-resolution look and feel—while still capturing the original game's wide world of football.I actually had to truncate it just to be able to post it, but wow.

Ebolapox
09-28-2006, 05:50 PM
ps3=doomed

JBucc
09-28-2006, 05:59 PM
I'm gonna get me one of those one of these days.

Woodrow Call
09-28-2006, 06:31 PM
Sweet.

ChiefFripp
09-28-2006, 07:37 PM
Crap. it will be like AOE with the Halo theme slapped on, just like their Star Wars RTS.

Ultra Peanut
09-28-2006, 09:26 PM
Assassin's Creed onstage demonstration (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=13511&type=mov&pl=game)

Amazing.

Ultra Peanut
09-29-2006, 03:19 AM
So. The Bioshock CG trailer (http://xboxyde.com/leech_3123_en.html) made me poo myself, and the Bioshock in-game footage (http://games.internode.on.net/filelist.php?filedetails=3447&co=y) was orgasmic.

Robo-Chachi
09-29-2006, 08:30 AM
Have you seen the trailers for Portal and Team Fortress 2 that will be bundled with Half Life 2? Portal especially looks amamzing.

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HC_Chief
09-29-2006, 09:26 AM
Assassin's Creed onstage demonstration (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=13511&type=mov&pl=game)

Amazing.

No doubt!
This is a must buy for me.

Donger
09-29-2006, 09:57 AM
You know, I used to really be into video games. However, after trying to read that a few times, I've reached the unmistakeable conclusion that I have no idea what is said in that piece.

It's a game system, right?

htismaqe
09-29-2006, 10:35 AM
So. The Bioshock CG trailer (http://xboxyde.com/leech_3123_en.html) made me poo myself, and the Bioshock in-game footage (http://games.internode.on.net/filelist.php?filedetails=3447&co=y) was orgasmic.

GameInformer has been hyping Bioshock for months. Apparently, the dev has a person on-staff that does NOTHING but handle the underwater and flowing water effects.

People that have seen it 1st-hand say it's the most visually-striking game they've ever seen...

JBucc
09-29-2006, 10:38 AM
That assassin's creed looks cool. Color me intrigued.

Wrasse
09-29-2006, 02:05 PM
Whew...glad BioShock is still being released for the PC...love the Irrational Games group and can't wait to play the spiritual successor to System Shock.

Still sad that MS bought up Rare...oh well...still not convinced I should get a XBox 360 since I have a PC.

Confused about Cryptic creating MUO...wonder how Marvel, NCSoft, Cryptic and MS worked that out.

...and who in their right mind is going to purchase Windows Vista? :P

HC_Chief
09-29-2006, 02:18 PM
Still sad that MS bought up Rare...oh well...still not convinced I should get a XBox 360 since I have a PC.

If you play FPS exclusively, then stick w/ PC. You simply cannot beat mouse & keyboard for FPS.

I don't care how "L337" you console gamers think you may be w/ a joystick/controller, I'll still smoke your ass w/ ease using my trusty asdf + Intellimouse ;)

For the rest of the game genres, I love my 360! :thumb:
Assassin's Creed will consume many hours of my life, guaranteed.

JBucc
09-29-2006, 02:57 PM
What is "L337"

icepick64
09-29-2006, 03:10 PM
Anyone know if half life 2 for 360 is going to actually include the whole game of half life 2 or is it going to be just the new stuff like episode 1 & 2, portal and tf2?

KcMizzou
09-29-2006, 03:14 PM
What is "L337"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L337

Wrasse
09-29-2006, 03:16 PM
If you play FPS exclusively, then stick w/ PC. You simply cannot beat mouse & keyboard for FPS.


/agree

...or the Nostromo N52 keypad and mouse. :)

Honestly, I've been trying to get into more games that are coming out but am only excited about a few: BioShock, BF2142, NWN 2 and...hmmm...well Company of Heroes is supposed to be good.

Probably a good thing...the wife is pleased that much has been done around the house.

KcMizzou
09-29-2006, 03:17 PM
I'll be glad when there are some good RPGs for the 360. I already have Oblivion on the PC.

HC_Chief
09-29-2006, 03:29 PM
I'll be glad when there are some good RPGs for the 360. I already have Oblivion on the PC.

Assassin's Creed.

Of course that's more of an ARPG, but I prefer those.

If you like RTS the new Halo game looks phenominal. :D

htismaqe
09-29-2006, 03:35 PM
If you play FPS exclusively, then stick w/ PC. You simply cannot beat mouse & keyboard for FPS.

I don't care how "L337" you console gamers think you may be w/ a joystick/controller, I'll still smoke your ass w/ ease using my trusty asdf + Intellimouse ;)

For the rest of the game genres, I love my 360! :thumb:
Assassin's Creed will consume many hours of my life, guaranteed.

Yep.

I started with the original 8-bit NES and Tecmo Bowl. The only game I ever bought for my Sega Genesis besides Tecmo SB was Madden.

I played everything on the PC except Sports games, but eventually I branched out into other genres. I haven't bought a PC game for quite a while...

Ultra Peanut
09-29-2006, 03:42 PM
Have you seen the trailers for Portal and Team Fortress 2 that will be bundled with Half Life 2? Portal especially looks amamzing.

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$60 for HL2, Portal, and TF2... that's a ridiculous steal. Thank you, Valve.

Lzen
09-29-2006, 03:51 PM
Assassin's Creed onstage demonstration (http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=13511&type=mov&pl=game)

Amazing.

Woweee!! That game looks incredible. I will definitely be getting that one when I get around to buying an Xbox 360.

And I think I'm in love with Jade Raymond. :)

Pants
10-01-2006, 06:05 PM
Assassin's Creed looks to be absolutely incredible when it comes out. Wow, Ubisoft is the french master of video games.

Bowser
10-01-2006, 07:25 PM
DAMN YOU, GATES!!!1

ChiefFan31
10-06-2006, 03:28 AM
Bad Ass. I have been reading some previews of Assasin's creed in my Game Informer and Xbox mags. That demo is sweet, thanks for posting that up Peanut.

Looks like we have some things to look forward to on the 360's. Well, even moreso than I thought

Still downloading the Bioshock demo. I have not heard of it before...

icepick64
10-06-2006, 08:16 AM
I was just checking out the new gears of war stuff, looks really good. About a month till it comes out, definetly gonna get it.


Demo
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Multiplayer
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Bowser
10-06-2006, 12:01 PM
I'm going to neg rep all the posters who have posted these kick ass clips of these kick ass games that I must have. You bastards are stealing from my kid's college funds, because to properly own a 360, one must have the proper HD TV setup. You people are costing me thousands with each progressive post. I hate you all.





On the other hand, there is always state college......

ChiefFripp
10-06-2006, 01:42 PM
Battlefield:Outlaws is the only reason I'll buy a 360 since I'll be getting the PC versions of Bioshock and Spore.

icepick64
10-06-2006, 02:21 PM
Battlefield:Outlaws is the only reason I'll buy a 360 since I'll be getting the PC versions of Bioshock and Spore.

What exactly is battlefield: outlaws? I couldn't find anything about it...

Wa-Z
10-06-2006, 02:55 PM
What do you guys think about the PS3 now?

ChiefFan31
10-06-2006, 05:31 PM
I'm going to neg rep all the posters who have posted these kick ass clips of these kick ass games that I must have. You bastards are stealing from my kid's college funds, because to properly own a 360, one must have the proper HD TV setup. You people are costing me thousands with each progressive post. I hate you all.





On the other hand, there is always state college......

You can always have them studying around the clock working for scholarships while Dad is in the game room hootin and hollerin at the big HDTV while playing Gears Of War :D

Bowser
10-07-2006, 10:20 AM
You can always have them studying around the clock working for scholarships while Dad is in the game room hootin and hollerin at the big HDTV while playing Gears Of War :D

That's the plan!

icepick64
10-19-2006, 11:36 AM
Another game that looks incredible, rainbow six vegas. Coming out about the same time as Gears of War, gonna have to pick both of them up.


Trailer

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Game Play Footage

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Also,the demo will be coming out October 23rd PBJ