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Old 07-15-09, 07:36 AM
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XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

Continued from http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-...izzee-3-a.html

This week on XBLA:
Toy Soldiers, 1200, 687MB
XBLM Deal of the week:
Duke Nukem 3D, 400 (50% off), 85MB

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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

Summer of Arcade 2009 details:

    

July 22: Splosion Man™ 800
(Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft): Fools they were, to tread where knowledge should stay forbidden. For what emerged was not a man - it was a Splosion Man. "And all who saw him were sploded, for he was the fire and they were but meat." Able to splode himself at will, the Splosion Man launches his way through levels as an uncontainable force. From Twisted Pixel Games, developer of the award winning The Maw™, Splosion Man will keep you on your toes as you play through more than 50 single-player levels and 50 multiplayer levels. Nominated by GameSpy, Gamespot, IGN, and 411mania, this meat-riddled splosion-fest took several Best of E3 awards including Best Platformer and Best Downloadable Game.

July 29: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 1200
(Backbone Entertainment/Capcom): One of the most popular fighting games of all time, “Marvel vs. Capcom 2,” arrives worldwide on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Choose from 56 legendary characters from Marvel Comics and Capcom history, including Ryu and Wolverine. With online multiplayer over Xbox LIVE and enhanced HD graphics, decide your own dream team in the ultimate tag-team fighting experience.

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(Ubisoft Singapore®/Ubisoft®): Cowabunga dude! Marking the franchise’s 25 anniversary, everyone's favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game is back with a brand new look in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.” The arcade classic has been revamped with all new 3D graphics, but the same classic beat 'em up gameplay.

August 12: Trials HD 1200
(RedLynx/Microsoft): Nominated for GameSpy’s Best Downloadable Game of E3 award, “Trials HD” is guaranteed to get our heart racing.” Put on your helmet, and rev your way through “Trials HD,” a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing platformer in stunning HD graphics. Tear up more than 50 tracks and test your metal in two unique game modes: Race and Skill. Create, share and download an unlimited number of free tracks with the level editor, and customize your rider to fit your personality.

August 19: Shadow Complex 1200
(Chair Entertainment and Epic Games/Microsoft): Winner of numerous Best of E3 awards including Best Downloadable Game from 1UP, IGN, GameTrailers and G4TV, “Shadow Complex” is the next evolution in downloadable games. “Shadow Complex” marries the quality and depth of a full retail title with the stunning visuals of Epic Games’ industry-leading Unreal Engine 3, and a classic side-scroller. Set in the world of Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, “Empire,” Shadow Complex provides more than 10 hours of in-depth gameplay and introduces a compelling universe.

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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

IGN has some Shadow Complex footage up:

<embed src='http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf' flashvars='object_ID=839087&downloadURL=http://xboxlivemovies.ign.com/xboxlive/video/article/100/1003395/shadowcomplex_vdp_combat_flvlowwide.flv&allownetworking="all"' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='433' height='360' ></embed>

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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

Boom.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

Somebody's trying to earn some brownie points.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

Please... I earn those in the bedroom.

Nah, I just figured with SoA starting up it was as good a time as any. Plus I'm fully willing to update the first post every week.

And the other thread was twice as long as the other forums allow already, for whatever that's worth.
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The latest Listen Up podcast was drooling all over Splosion Man. Their discussion actually got me a little interested in the game.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

Someone forgot to lock the door on the old thread.
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Trying to decide between the 360 version of Monkey Island or PC
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Tried the Monkey Island demo. The kids were NUTS about it. My little boy loves pirates. That was enough of a response for me to buy it. It's nice having a game I can play with them.
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Is anyone else having a problem with the Monkey Island game not filling there hd screen. I get a black boarder about a inch thick around the screen, and there is no way to adjust it in settings.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

I played the Monkey Island demo and liked it enough to buy it. I don't know what happened, but it didn't recognize that I had purchased the full version until I quit to the dashboard and then restarted it. Just a heads up.

I love old adventure games but somehow never played a Monkey Island game, so I am really happy to have an easy way to play it, and the HD art are voicework are certainly noteworthy benefits.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

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I played the Monkey Island demo and liked it enough to buy it. I don't know what happened, but it didn't recognize that I had purchased the full version until I quit to the dashboard and then restarted it. Just a heads up.

I love old adventure games but somehow never played a Monkey Island game, so I am really happy to have an easy way to play it, and the HD art are voicework are certainly noteworthy benefits.
It's got a weird demo. You can't seem to purchase the game until you leave the bar, then it seems you must restart the game (can't save or continue). Either way, it's a game I never played before and even though I'm not a big point & click fan, I figured this one was worth it.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

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Is anyone else having a problem with the Monkey Island game not filling there hd screen. I get a black boarder about a inch thick around the screen, and there is no way to adjust it in settings.
Mine filled the screen perfectly. I like that you can hit the BACK button and see the original game. Good for a quick nostalgia fix.
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Trying to decide between the 360 version of Monkey Island or PC
I'm going with the PC version.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

I just want to get home to check out Monkey Island. Debated just flat out purchasing it this morning but just in case I went with the demo first. Didn't get to check it out at all yet though.

Second the Shadow Complex drool. If that thing is on display at the Xbox SDCC booth I will be a sad sight.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 P

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Is anyone else having a problem with the Monkey Island game not filling there hd screen. I get a black boarder about a inch thick around the screen, and there is no way to adjust it in settings.
It definitely isn't filling the screen. When you press start though, the menu does. Not sure what the deal is with it, but whatever.

The guy who didn't see the black border probably has an overscan option turned on for his tv or he is using a CRT which natively has a large amount overscan usually.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

I picked up Monkey Island on 360. I tried it out and liked the interface. Now I'm down to 1200 points for Shadow Complex.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

Wow, going to be an expensive few weeks for me.

Picked up both Ikaruga and Monkey Island today.
Due to the video Corvin posted, I'm definitely picking up Splosion Man (if for nothing else, due to the control mapping screen).
Then Shadow Complex goes without saying.
Not to mention I bought a bunch of VC stuff on the Wii last week. The worst part is, I cannot even look at an unplayed game pile because it's all on my systems!
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

Tagged, still trying to decide if I want to drop the 1200 on TMNT.
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I posted in the deals thread this morning but thought I would mention it here since we are all gonna spend a lot soon. Target is having a deal next week when you buy a 1600 point card you get a $5 giftcard so if you need more points and don't want to go the ebay route this is a good time to pick up some.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

I'm torn on TMNT, too. I remember getting it for the SNES and promptly beating it my first go. It was fun, but just not a real challenge at all. I did love tossing the foot into the camera, though.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

Ya, my brother played through Turtles in Time at least 10 times after I got it one summer. It really wasn't that challenging, at least on normal. I don't know if I want to put another $15 into it.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

I think the art/graphics for the new Turtles game look like shit.

I'm dead serious when I say that it looked way better on the arcade/snes than it does on the 360:





Sure, the new one will have much better animation, but it better have an option to play with the old graphics.
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Re: XBLA Thread Part 400 - Pinata's got a brown nose

Yeah the TMNT remake totally destroys the old character designs of the enemies. The recent video showing the fight with Metalhead is saddening, the remake looks nothing like the original design.
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