17th September 2009 xbox 360 releases

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FAST6191, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    A quick post today as not much has happened in 360 land. Previous posts now linked at the bottom of the thread for those that missed them.

    These threads will be concerned mainly with games released with English in and possibly the odd Japanese release if it is of note (very rare on the 360) until otherwise requested. These threads should contain enough info but if you want more
    <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 and these thread owe thanks to <a href="http://www.ludibria.com" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com</a> for the NFOs.

    360 games can be region locked (the choice falls to the developers/publishers) and 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 there is no great worry unless you are rocking a Japanese 360 as game releases usually fall very close together region wise these days (usually within a week).
    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. There are two main options being considered:
    1) Flashing a different region code- unless you have a dual nand chip (one region on each) this is a fairly long winded process but it does work.
    2) A "rebooter" app- nothing has yet been tried with this newest version of the exploits (a much older version exists) but the general idea is to reboot into a custom kernel/similar which handily ignores things like region checking.
    At present these are far from end user level though (the only thing approaching that is the compiled version for the Xenon- the first iteration of the 360), 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- as far as we know playing games ahead of time does not affect things but these prerelease games can sometimes be bad dumps, dumps from non retail sources, bad packing of dumps and so on.
    Obviously a retail release is obviously needed to verify said releases against and those are a bit thin on the ground prior to release dates. 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 (as an example the first leaks of Halo 3 ODST were bad which meant while they would run a good chunk of gameplay was missing).

    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>

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Nukes and related news as well as less notable releases.</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    No new nukes.

    ABGX360 added:
    Command & Conquer: Alarmstufe Rot 3 (Red Alert 3) (PAL)
    Final Fantasy XI: Vana'diel Collection 2008 (NTSC/U)
    Fallout 3 -- Game Add-On Pack: The Pitt and Operation: Anchorage (PAL)

    <b>Wet_ASIAN_XBOX360-SuperX360</b> means there is now Japanese compatible version of Wet available (it is unknown if it works in other regions at this time but the NTSC version was PAL and US while the PAL release was PAL only.
    <b>Velvet_Assassin_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b>- Region locked Japanese version of Velvet Assassin.

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Releases</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    Aside from the Japanese region dupes only two releases since last post.

    PAL source- region free.
    A region dupe (NTSC version was also region free) of an "expanded" remake of the PS2 game Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer, met with decidedly poor reviews and instead we suggest the recent "mini ninjas" if you are looking for a puzzle/platform/adventure type game.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    NTSC source- region free.

    Qubed is a bundle pack of Rez HD, Lumines Live! and E4 (Every Extend Extra Extreme), three highly acclaimed music driven games previously released on xbox live arcade but now on discs.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b>Previous 360 release threads</b>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179944" target="_blank">16th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179706" target="_blank">15th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179538" target="_blank">14th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179090" target="_blank">12th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179016" target="_blank">11th September 2009 and the summer releases</a>