16th September 2009 xbox 360 releases

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FAST6191, Sep 16, 2009.

Sep 16, 2009
  1. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    A couple of 360 releases and news today but stuff needs to get done around here, if you missed the previous ones made during the pokemon flood then you can see them here:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Until otherwise requested these posts will be games with English in only and possibly the odd Japanese release if it is of note.
    <a href="http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6" target="_blank">http://www.abgx.net/filename/?ch=6</a> has release names and a great deal of info for those new to this 360 business, also thanks to <a href="http://www.ludibria.com" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com</a> for the NFOs.

    360 games can be region locked, there is no real way to tell if one will be before it is dumped other than German area releases usually are.
    As far as most people are concerned region locking still exists on the 360 but no great worry though unless you are rocking a Japanese 360 as game releases usually fall very close together region wise these days.
    Now we have some new homebrew methods (provided you have not done the August 11th 2009 update you should be able to get homebrew or get it in the near future your xbox model depending) there is talk of a workaround or more accurately updating the existing workarounds (not true region free but region changing- couple it with a chip and things change). At present it is far from end user level though, if you want to read up <a href="http://www.free60.org/wiki/Main_Page" target="_blank">http://www.free60.org/wiki/Main_Page</a> , <a href="http://www.eurasia.nu/wiki/index.php?pagename=Free60JtagHack" target="_blank">http://www.eurasia.nu/wiki/index.php?pagename=Free60JtagHack</a> and <a href="http://www.xboxhacker.net" target="_blank">http://www.xboxhacker.net</a> have information on such things although be warned conversation is of a highly technical nature and it is expected to be if you join in.

    Release dates for the regions concerned will be mentioned if truly necessary although you can quite easily look it up and make your own decision- some games come ahead of time but the retail release is obviously needed to verify said releases against (they can be bad dumps, dumps from non retail sources, bad packing of dumps and so on). The tool AGBX360 is used to verify isos, directories and games burned to disc and can fix isos and directories if necessary but requires this data (a basic check is still possible though).
    Those who do not care about being banned from live or are willing to risk it then not much need to worry unless otherwise mentioned.

    Releases and news are likely to be somewhat quiet for the next few weeks but we are still recruiting people who want to post these threads up for when it gets busy again so if you want to help out have a look at:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009</a>

    <b>Nukes and related news as well as less notable releases.</b>

    No new nukes from anything in the English games department but VATOS released a rarfix for their <b>Need.for.Speed.Shift.PAL.GERMAN.XBOX360-VATOS</b> release from the 15th (yesterday).

    The ABGX360 database ( <a href="http://abgx360.net/verified.php" target="_blank">http://abgx360.net/verified.php</a> ) now lists two versions of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2", "WET" (PAL and NTSC/U), Need for Speed Shift NTSC/J and NTSC/U as well as "NHL 10" NTSC/U.

    <b>Velvet_Assassin_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b> was released, Japanese only but PAL and NTSC US copies have been available for some time.
    Similarly <b>Need_For_Speed_Shift_CHT_XBOX360-SuperX360</b> was release (Japanese region Need for speed shift).


    A relatively busy day today although only three releases worth mentioning according to the guidelines above, in most recent to pre order:


    PAL source- PAL only.

    There was already a version that worked on PAL 360s and this is supposedly uncut and whether that means anything in terms of gameplay I was unable to find out; the only mention from a quick search was on German Amazon and it is worth noting German game censorship is usually fairly harsh so I am guessing that is why.
    If you have not heard of the game yet it is a highly stylised third person platformer/shooter, reviews have been mixed but I say you could do far worse if you are up for a cheesy action game.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    NTSC source- NTSC (US and Japanese) only (no PAL).

    I do not know how popular this series is among 'tempers but this is the first NTSC compatible scene release of the newest in the Need for Speed series (there was a P2P version out for a few days now and just about every other major language/region got a release) thanks to PhaseZero who as their NFO informs us are now back after a bit of a hiatus, gameplay wise focus is now back on track racing and a bit of realism rather than the more free roaming arcade like approach taken by the last few games.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    NTSC source- NTSC (US and Japanese) only (no PAL).

    The final release since last post is a somewhat older game (it is still second wave) but apparently the previous release from DNL was PAL only, a series of films to slit your wrists to featuring music to do the same has also spawned a game that will probably be of similar use.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  2. godsakes

    Member godsakes GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 8, 2007
    United Kingdom
    there's also Qubed.XBOX360-MARVEL

    a compliation of 3 xbox live arcade games - Rez, lumines, E4

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