22nd May 2010 xbox 360 releases

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May 22, 2010
  1. FAST6191
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    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Introduction</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->

    We now have a 360 releases section on gbatemp ( <a href="http://gbatemp.net/f195-xbox-360-scene-releases" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/f195-xbox-360-scene-releases</a> ) so I will now be posting games there from now on, if and when these posts happen again in the future it will be more for XBLA, DLC and homebrew (and indeed such things may be in there instead).
    Quite a few releases happened since last post but the regulars of this section have kept current on the big releases since last post so thanks as always to all that helped out. More happened than I thought it would so this should hopefully allow you to play catchup.

    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>
    Some nukes since last time (ABGX will lists 255).

    <b>UFC.Undisputed.2010.RF.XBOX360-UFCKiLLA</b> got nuked for being a p2p repack. Proper scene release in <b>UFC.Undisputed.2010.XBOX360-SWAG</b>

    <b>Alan.Wake.RF.MULTI.XBOX360-RanGer</b> got nuked for being a p2p dupe. Proper scene release in <b>Alan.Wake.XBOX360-GLoBAL</b>

    <b>Madagascar.Kartz.PROPER.RF.XBOX360-dumpTruck</b> and <b>Madagascar.Kartz.PROPER.RF.NFOFIX.XBOX360-dumpTruck</b> appeared but the original in <b>Madagascar.Kartz-XBOX360</b> only got nuked for invalid rar size so no worries there.

    Basically nobody got nuked for a bad release- just p2p repacks and scene rules.

    <u><b>Less notable releases</b></u>
    The usual selection of Japanese region dupes since last post and a handful of other things
    less notable releases

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

    XBLAplus and RB-DLC seen to have taken over FYK on the DLC and XBLA front although there has not been that much activity. Naturally you need a homebrew capable 360 to run all this.

    From now on all music game DLC will be taken aside and listed by itself, any DLC for other games will be given proper writeup honours.
    If NFOs are not 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.

    <b>XBLA</b>
    Several releases here thanks to XBLAplus. A good crop this time around and with the possible exception of Things On Wheels all worth a look in.
    XBLA releases
    <b>DLC</b>
    Once again the list is dominated by music game updates (in fact that is all that happened in DLC world).

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

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

    Where to start with homebrew..... things have moved on quite a bit since last post so a summary type post is probably better. Thanks as always to HB-released for keeping track of all this.
    Homebrew news

    <u><b>Game updates</b></u>
    With the live bans and ability to run DLC 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, note that the updates posted may not necessarily reflect the latest updates as they can be backfills to the database or simply just now outdated dumps from a rapidly updated title. Demos are not really going to be covered.

    General info on (offline) game updates

    I got a bunch of new domains for the the xbox update center site so we are back in business here and all the updates since last time we updated this section are going to be here, should have a few updates available to you if you search for them if the XBUC site is down again.
    <a href="http://xbuc.clanvids.net" target="_blank">http://xbuc.clanvids.net</a> added (TU=title update, first number is the media ID):
    old 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:
    ABGX360 added

    <!--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.


    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">this link</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)
    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.

    Due to post length releases in post below




    <!--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/t224534-3rd-may-2010-xbox-360-releases" target="_blank">3rd May 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t218603-2nd-april-2010-xbox-360-releases" target="_blank">2nd April 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=216727" target="_blank">24th March 2010</a>

    Even older threads
     
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    <b>Backyard_Sports_Sandlot_Sluggers_USA.XBOX360-SPARE</b>
    Unknown region locking.
    Seems to be aiming for the "fun" sports rather the simulation we usually see- such things have worked in the past (most notably the mario golf and tennis series) so could be worth a look if you like that sort of thing.
    NFO


    <b>UFC.Undisputed.2010.XBOX360-SWAG</b>
    Region free
    p2p repack in <b>UFC.Undisputed.2010.RF.XBOX360-UFCKiLLA</b>, posted by moosh01 here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t227953-ufc-undisputed-2010-rf-xbox360-ufckilla" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t227953-ufc-undisputed-...box360-ufckilla</a>

    Licensed fighting game from the UFC, I have not played one of these in many years so I can not really comment there.

    NFO
    <b>SBK_X_Superbike_World_Championship-PAL-XBOX360-DAGGER</b>
    PAL and Japan only
    Much like the other sports games there are two franchises aiming to be the best, in superbikes it is SBK and motoGP and as motoGP did not perform all that well in this iteration it is left to SBK. The early hands on say it is well polished.

    NFO
    <b>Blur.XBOX360-MARVEL</b>
    Region free

    Racing game, rather nicely has split screen (a feature missing quite often from this iteration of consoles). Seems to be aiming more for the arcade type game than sim- this places it in competition with split second velocity (further down in this post).

    NFO
    <b>Senko_no_Ronde_Duo_JAP_XBOX360-KFC</b>
    Unknown region locking

    A 3d shooter of sorts (see the trailer below)- there are precious few of these on the 360 and early word is that this one is a fairly good one too.
    <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bBKD2WxMQA4&rel=1"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bBKD2WxMQA4&rel=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>


    NFO

    <b>Attack_Of_The_Movies_3D_USA_XBOX360-ZRY</b>
    Region locked US only

    Reviews are mixed to middling of the wii version but I can not find much on the 360 version. On rails shooter with anaglyph 3d (coloured glasses), has some local co-op though so might be worth a look in.

    NFO
     
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    <b>Red_Dead_Redemption_USA_RF_XBOX360-PROTOCOL</b>
    Region free, posted by Chanser <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t227393-red-dead-redemption-usa-rf-xbox360-protocol" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t227393-red-dead-redemp...box360-protocol</a>

    Several p2p versions but surprisingly no p2p repacks. The quick summary seems to be GTA with horses but has a fairly good story apparently and as such looks to be one of the best games of the summer as well.

    NFO

    <b>Prince_of_Persia_The_Forgotten_Sands_XBOX360-SPARE</b>
    Region free
    Posted by moosh01 here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t226817-prince-of-persia-the-forgotten-sands-xbox360-spare" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t226817-prince-of-persi...s-xbox360-spare</a>
    The latest in the prince of persia series and in a different "world" to the previous game and back in the Sands of Time triology apparently. Nothing to do with the film either.

    NFO

    <b>Shrek_Forever_After_USA_XBOX360-SPARE</b>
    Region locked US and Japan only
    For a film cash in it has some good reviews, co-op puzzle game seems to be the order of the day here.

    NFO

    <b>Split.Second.Velocity.XBOX360-MARVEL</b>
    Region free
    Posted by Gaisuto here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t226304-split-second-velocity-xbox360-marvel" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t226304-split-second-ve...-xbox360-marvel</a>

    Another of the arcade racers made by the same people who made Pure and some of the older motoGP games. Splitscreen should be available, apparently the controls take a bit of getting used to (nothing big in a racing game though).

    NFO

    <b>Skate_3_RF_XBOX360-CCCLX</b>
    Region free
    Posted by myself here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t225329-skate-3-rf-xbox360-ccclx" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t225329-skate-3-rf-xbox360-ccclx</a>

    The skate series seems to have taken over from Tony Hawk's series after that became almost a parody of itself and this is the latest version. An amazing game in my opinion- skate 2 was great and this refines it further. It was said there was system link but so far nothing has been found on that front which is unfortunate as there is no local multiplayer like skate 2 (nothing stopping you from simply passing the controller though).

    NFO

    <b>Alan.Wake.XBOX360-GLoBAL</b>
    Region free

    Posted by Thug4L1f3 here <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t224696-alan-wake-rf-x360-apoca" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t224696-alan-wake-rf-x360-apoca</a>

    Several p2p and repack releases of this one before we saw a proper scene release from GLoBAL. It seems this has become something of a flagship game for the 360 and while I remain unconvinced of that it is a very good game.

    NFO

    <b>Lost.Planet.2.XBOX360-GLoBAL</b>
    Region free. Posted by myself here: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t224781-lost-planet-2-xbox360-global" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t224781-lost-planet-2-xbox360-global</a>

    Did not gain much critical praise (the AI is less than brilliant) but in co-op (local co-op is available) it was quite serviceable (in my opinion better than army of two and the sequel).
    NFO
     

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