1st February 2010 xbox 360 releases

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Feb 1, 2010
  1. FAST6191
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    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Introduction</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    Welcome back to the 360 releases threads, today saw the release of Dante's Inferno so a new thread it is. Homebrew also had some interesting developments.

    Idea behind these threads

    <!--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-->

    <u><b>Nukes</b></u>
    No new nukes (ABGX lists 239).

    <u><b>Less notable releases</b></u>
    A few region dupes since last time.
    <b>WWE_2010_SmackDown_vs_Raw_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b>
    Japanese version of WWE 2010 SmackDown vs Raw.

    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=2552" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link</a>

    <b>Mass_Effect_2_PAL_FRENCH_XBOX360-ZER0</b> and <b>Mass.Effect.2.PAL.iTALiAN.XBOX360-DNL</b>
    French and Italian versions of Mass Effect 2.

    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=2532" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link (French)</a> and <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=2533" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link (Italian)</a>

    <b>Stoked_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b>
    Japanese version of Stoked (I am guessing the original rather than the "big air" edition the US saw last year.

    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=2129" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link</a>

    <b>XBLA games and DLC content</b>

    FYK continued their flood of XBLA and DLC content, naturally you need a homebrew capable 360 to run all this.
    Due to the flood NFOs will not be linked up <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36</a> (better yet <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&ord=1" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com/index.php?sys=x36&ord=1</a> ) has them all though if you fancy searching.

    XBLA
    XBLA releases

    DLC
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <u><b>Homebrew</b></u>

    Not quite as much homebrew news as previous posts but some interesting stuff none the less.
    Homebrew news


    <u><b>Game updates</b></u>
    With the live bans it seems a big need for game updates "offline" appeared and many sites/groups rose to the challenge. This means we have a new section in the 360 releases posts for them. Demos are not really going to be covered.

    General info on (offline) game updates

    <a href="http://xboxupdates.24.tl/" target="_blank">http://xboxupdates.24.tl/</a> added (TU=title update):
    game updates list
    <b>Additions to ABGX360</b><u></u>
    We suggest you use the link below and the abgx360 tool as the site does not use scene naming meaning it can be quite hard to tell entries apart, this is just for reference really (RF= region free)
    ABGX360 ( <a href="http://abgx360.net/verified.php" target="_blank">Web frontend to verified database</a> ) added:

    Darksiders (Japan (not China) and US only)

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Releases</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    Release dates can be found here: <a href="http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/" target="_blank">http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/</a> although the dates on gamefaqs seem to be slightly "off" and as usual are subject to change at the last moment.
    Today sees one of the big games pushed back to this year released with the next big one being BioShock 2 set for release on the 9th in the US and Europe.

    As an aside if possible the NFOs are being sent as unicode/some encoding that will not lose the format if possible which means we may not lose the ASCII art any more (I am far too lazy to make up picture NFOs not to mention I like text), for old ones perhaps <a href="http://shailendra88.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-to-view-nfo-files-in-firefox.html" target="_blank">http://shailendra88.blogspot.com/2009/02/h...in-firefox.html</a> is of some use.

    For the new members the general layout of each game here is
    Scene release name (in bold)
    Region locking information (rebooter apps can dodge region protection but they are far from available to all so such things are staying)
    In previous posts wave information (if known) which is not necessary now everything can run every known game and as such will not be appearing any more.
    A short writeup of the game (who made developed/published it, past history of the franchise, if I or one of mine has played it then a quick review). We invite others to comment on games and they frequently do so read their replies as there are many games/genres/franchises and so on I do not care for.
    NFO in spoilers and codebox.

    In order of most recent to pre:

    <b>Dantes_Inferno_XBOX360-STRANGE</b>
    Region free according to the NFO.

    STRANGE on top form with a release not set for about a week now stateside and a few days in Europe. I will confess to not knowing a great deal about this game although Visceral Games are the same people who made Dead Space. The game itself is a third person action game placing it competition with Bayonetta and Darksiders both of which are still fresh for many people.

    Thanks to Thug4L1f3 for the NFO.
    NFO

    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Useful things to know</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    This section aims to serve as quick intro to things that are often assumed elsewhere in these threads, it is never going to be a definitive guide so do not consider it as such.

    First the current WIP GBAtemp 360 FAQ (not the same one that is stickied), it should cover most questions you might have on the 360 although it too is looking a bit out of date right now:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=157263" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=157263</a>
    For drive hacking related questions the jungleflasher tutorial is probably the most up to date guide:
    <a href="http://jungleflasher.net/downloads.html" target="_blank">http://jungleflasher.net/downloads.html</a>

    <b>XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340</b>
    <a href="http://pix.gbatemp.net/32303/XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/32303/XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340.png.tn.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /></a>
    Click on the image and it will load up the full picture.
    Some sections of the scene also use the general console release standards as well as the 360 ones. Realistically it is only the problems with the isos that you need to be worried about and even then some can be fixed (simple things like no/bad .dvd file) but we will leave it up to you to determine what you consider acceptable.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b>Previous 360 release threads</b>
    The follow links are to the older release threads, if there is some time between threads anything that happened between threads will be covered.

    Last 3 threads

    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=205964" target="_blank">27th January 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=203575" target="_blank">15th January 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=202023" target="_blank">9th January 2010</a>



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    Nice work FAST, gonna play Dante's Inferno soon am lookin forward to it!
     
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    Yay dantes inferno. Lots of dlc releases as well [​IMG]. I've really got to get around to doing the jtag hack on my spare box, but too many games to play taking up my time [​IMG].
     
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    Lets hope that BioShock 2 gets dumped early as well [​IMG] BioShock is one of my favorite games this gen.
     
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    Dante's Inferno is off the hook I am loving it! I'm up to the 4th circle now and sure, it takes a lot from God of War but it's done so well, the graphics and FMV are outstanding on my new monitor.
    Going to try and finish it today!
     
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    I might be really interested in that Maximus' add-on, Vampire.

    Thanks, FAST. Great as always [​IMG]

    EDIT: Meh, that Vampire is pretty sucky. I'm better off with a Xecuter LT Switch.
     
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    I installed dantes inferno to USB HDD, and made a quickboot for every game on the hdd at the same time. I fire up dantes inferno and i get to the part where you judge the first person in hell. I saved them, did the mini game, then i got a Disc Read Error!

    I used the quickboot again, and it just loaded back to the nxe dash. Something must be up with quickboot. I loaded the save i made with the game loaded in xexmenu and i am almost 3 hours into the game, it is fantastic. If you like god of war, you are going to enjoy it, although it is basically a 100% rip off of god of war in every way. I mean, they even copied how you push boxes around. I couldnt believe how far they went in the copy process.

    Im still enjoying it tho, i'm playing it now on 360 but i will end up purchasing the PS3 version once it gets cheaper to platinum it.
     
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    Not sure what game you're playing but the graphics suck compared to some of the other titles this generation.
     
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    so when playing of usb u got dre? [​IMG]
    lol @ copy gow, how does this fair up with darksiders?
     
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    What wave is Dante's Inferno

    nothing in the NFO about it.
     
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    lol you must have really bad eyesight or a shitty TV!
    I don't usually feed trolls but go on, what games have better graphics than this?
     
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    I have a very high end HDTV that is fully calibrated. God Of War Collection looks as good as this game 90% of the time. The other 10%, this game can look pretty good, but you can tell they sacrificed a lot to get this game to run at 60FPS on both platforms. Its obvious they had to release it before God Of War 3 is out because it is going to make this game look like a low end PS2 game when its out.

    That doesn't mean its not fun, since it is and its worth playing, but its not doing anything crazy graphically.
     
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    God of War is a rip-off of Dante's Inferno. The story of Dante's Inferno recently became a game.
     
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    I have no doubts that GoW3 will trash this game and then some, but to say the graphics on this game 'suck' is ignorant and misleading.
    The graphics are on par, if not better than most titles on the X360.
     
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    Now, as much as I like the actual game, you can't honestly say that Dante's Inferno has graphics on par with most of the titles on the 360. It's graphics are on par with an xbox game with more polygons. The game has minimal use of shaders, blurry textures, and bad animations in alot of places (The flames that come up when you break a gravestone are lol). It looks a little better than tyhe GOW Collection, but thats because of the poly count. The main guy is well animated and well modeled, but some of the enemies are obviously lacking the same treatment. Don't get me wrong it's a fun game, but this ain't Mass Effect 2, Gears of War 1/2, or even Forza. I'm going to assume this has to do with the games excellent frame rate.
     
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    who gives a crap about graphixxxx

    zomg this gamez so crap guys, its graphicxxx are like shit.

    ... who gives a crap, i play games to be entertained, couldn't give a crap about graphics.
     
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    dantes inferno is pretty good imho, a lot darker and more disturbing than the god of war games
     
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    i liked the part where you kill a ton of unbaptized baby's and it gives you the achievement bad nanny

    and dantes inferno is using the same control scheme as gow
     
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    You shouldn't really give spoilers like that......
     

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