2nd April 2010 xbox 360 releases.

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  1. FAST6191

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    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Introduction</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    Time for a 360 releases post, no major releases really but worth a post none the less. April is set to be fairly low on releases (May less so) too so this may be the last one for a couple of weeks.

    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-->

    Some nukes since last time (ABGX will shortly list 248).

    Nothing major on the disc front:

    First <b>How.To.Train.Your.Dragon.PAL.XBOX360-SWAG</b> originally got nuked for m0.compression (no compression in the archives) but it turns out it was compressed after all so it was unnuked "m1.compression.used". The quality of the release was never disputed though.

    Next up the only other nuke news is from the XBLA front. Microsoft's new attempt at a money spinner is the so called game room, an XBLA game with DLC content based all around old arcade games:
    The XBLA release was:
    <b>Game_Room_XBLA_XBOX360-XBLAplus</b> which has not been disputed.

    The first wave of DLC was:

    This was nuked for with "NUKED: mini.games.not.unlocked_get.FYK.proper"

    As the message said FYK then propered the releases as it was not unlocked properly

    This however also got nuked for not being fully unlocked (NUKED: not.completly.unlocked_get.XBLAplus.proper) so XBLAplus released a real.proper which seems to have stuck:


    <u><b>Less notable releases</b></u>
    Just the one since last post and this one is a new Japanese game rather than a region dupe.

    Unknown region locking on the latest in a long line of horse racing games that are somewhat big in Japan. No idea what form this takes but they are usually closer to the likes of the football management sims than the shovelware you see on the likes of the DS.

    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=3147" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link</a>

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

    FYK were joined by XBLAplus and RB-DLC to continue the 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.

    Two releases here

    <b>Game_Room_XBLA_XBOX360-XBLAplus</b> got mentioned in an addon post last thread but it will be mentioned here as well, see the whole nuke thing up in that section but long story short it is a set of classic arcade games (once you get the DLC content).
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=3092" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link</a>

    For those new to megaman (rockman in Japan) it is a big franchise with many varied game styles but the main numbered series is a set of annoying difficult platformers, after a break of a few years megaman 9 was released as a throwback of sorts to the roots of the series (it used art styles and music as you might find on the old 8 bit systems) to quite a bit of acclaim and this is the next in that line.
    <a href="http://www.ludibria.com/nfo.php?sys=x36&sysid=3135" target="_blank">ludibria.com NFO link</a>

    Once again the list is dominated by music game updates but some other stuff is in there too

    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    A couple of interesting things since last time but nothing that stands out:
    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.

    Region free.

    Lips is a karaoke game and as the title says this iteration is a throwback to the 80s. The working theory around here is that the 80s produced no good music other than that by bands/artists already established beforehand but that is a debate for a different day. Song list in the spoilered section as usual for this sort of game.


    Region free.

    I posted about it here <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=218180" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=218180</a> but to save a click it is a weapons using 3d fighting game based around samurai, not ultra realistic but not quite as fantastical as some other games. The 360 is not exactly lacking for fighting games to the point that this would be a must have but do some research before you grab this as there may well be others you will like more.


    Would appear to be region locked according to the title but the NFO is useless. The US got a region locked version of this in July last year anyhow.

    This is a 2d adventure fighting game similar to the likes of street fighter. It got some good reviews too when it appeared stateside last year.


    <!--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>

    <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=216727" target="_blank">24th March 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=215132" target="_blank">18th March 2010</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=213327" target="_blank">13th March 2010</a>

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