2nd October 2009 360 releases

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by FAST6191, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    Since the last post which a post for a single game called "Risen" (note on that in the nukes section) there have been a few releases although nothing of great note. As usual older release posts at the end of the thread.

    The drill for those who do not know it by now is in these posts 360 releases that contain English language in them and possibly the odd Japanese release if it is of note (very rare on the 360), I should not imagine we will get any requests otherwise but speak up if you do want it.
    The posts themselves should have all the necessary info for you to sort things you may want more in which case <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 (while it is great for new games the back catalogue is where it shines) and <a href="http://www.ludibria.com" target="_blank">http://www.ludibria.com</a> deserves some credit for the NFOs I use in these posts.

    Most of you are probably aware already and it is covered in the various 360 FAQs but I include it here as well; 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.
    Most people (namely those not rocking a homebrew enabled 360) will find region locking still exists on the 360 but there is no great worry unless you are sporting a Japanese 360 as game releases usually fall very close together region wise these days (usually within a week and this still usually means before street dates).
    There now exists some new homebrew methods (provided you have not done the August 11th 2009 update or any subsequent ones you should be able to get homebrew or get it in the near future your xbox model depending) and there is talk of a region lock 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 iteration of the homebrew exploit (a much older incomplete version exists) but the general idea is to (soft) reboot into a custom kernel/similar which handily ignores things like region checking.
    At present these are far from end user level though with the only thing approaching those realms being the compiled version for the Xenon- the first iteration of the 360.
    The curious among you may want to read up with <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> being the places to do it. Any discussion on those sites will be of a highly technical nature and a similar level of knowledge/ability is expected of you if you decide to join in.

    In these threads street dates for the games 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.
    It is markedly difficult to verify a release against the retail copy without a retail copy in hand so verification data is a bit lacking 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 using the data the game holds 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).

    Looking at various release dates the October releases season does not officially kick off for a little while but once it does having others to help out and do these posts would be great, have a read on the recruitment thread for more
    <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-->
    Nukes, I have not seen any nukes but looking around Risen (which leaked the other day) has been delayed for the 360 until next year (PC version which by all accounts is better in the graphics department among other things is still being released), a quick search of sites yields no info as to whether it is a US only delay or a system wide delay and why it is being delayed (bugs, graphics quality and economic reasons have been floated by various people). More info as it comes in. Naturally those concerned about live would probably do well to stop playing it for a while.

    DNL released a dirfix for their German, French and Italian version of Fifa10.
    Caravan released an NFO fix for their Japanese version of Fuel.
    Both of those are more to do with scene rules and will have no effect whatsoever on gameplay.

    Nothing on the homebrew front.

    Less notable releases:
    <b>Fuel_JPN_XBOX360-Caravan</b>- Japanese release of Fuel (the other release was region free but probably needs fixing with ABGX360)

    <b>Divinity.2.Ego.Draconis.GERMAN.PAL.XBOX360-GXC</b>- German release of a western developed RPG game due later this year (some pencilled in December), as far as I am aware it is a not a massive prerelease but a game released first in German.

    <b>Shin_Sangoku_Musou_Multi_Raid_Special_JAP_XBOX360-KFC</b>- "Shin Sangoku Musou" = Dynasty Warriors "Raid Special" = game of the year edition (perhaps a similar idea to Ninja Gaiden Black back on the original xbox). Base game is Dynasty Warriors 6 if my research is correct.

    <b>X_Edge_Dash_JAP_XBOX360-KFC</b>- Japanese release (unknown region locking at this time) of a former PS3 exclusive you may better know as Cross Edge, dash here just means a few bonus features. It is an RPG game featuring a bunch of characters from different anime/manga universes (think jump ultimate stars meets kingdom hearts with even worse fanboys), not especially well received by critics or the sales charts and no word of a US 360 release.

    <b>FiFA.10.PAL.XBOX360-DNL</b> As mentioned in the nukes section this is the German, French and Italian version of Fifa10. Region locked PAL only.

    ABGX360 ( <a href="http://abgx360.net/verified.php" target="_blank">http://abgx360.net/verified.php</a> ) added:
    I suggest you use the link above and the abgx360 tool as the site does not split games by language/region as you might so the following list may look a bit odd.
    Need for Speed Undercover (PAL)
    FIFA 10 (PAL) and FIFA 10 (PAL and NTSC-J) (this should mean both scene releases are good/verified)

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    By all accounts a good time to have a US 360 but others are lacking a bit.

    US NTSC source- region locked US.
    I can not say I had heard of the game prior to making this list but apparently it is a game about "black college football" (American football this is), no idea if it is any better or worse than the normal American football sports games and looking at the NFO it seems the fine folks of ZRY felt the same way.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    US NTSC source- region locked US.
    Fishing is a fine activity even if there is just a fine line between just standing on shore (ba dum tish), making a entire full scale game about it is something I am not convinced about however. Apparently it comes with a fishing rod controller but I am guessing those who play these sorts of games know most of what there is to know- for the others apparently it is the most realistic fishing experience yet created.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    PAL source- region locked PAL and Japanese NTSC. No US compatible release just yet (street date for that is the 6th of this month)

    Another day another annual sports game with all that such things bring. Today it is the turn of basketball to spawn a game and like most of the sports games there are two competing franchises (the 2K? in this case 2K10 being the as yet unreleased rival here).

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    NTSC source- unknown for other regions.

    Konami bring us a character driven action adventure game where you use the elemental powers (the titular tornado being the mainstay of the game) of your team to stop the forces of evil. There have been a handful of games like this recently and I have no idea how it will stack up (on one hand Konami have done this before and made some legendary game series and on the other this could not sound more like a film tie in for a CGI film if they tried and several entries to said legendary franchises have been less than brilliant).

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Now you are all caught up on 360 releases, the weekend should be quiet but you never know ( <a href="http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/" target="_blank">http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/</a> - you all know by now that street dates mean little in these circles). As ever these posts will be back as and when something happens.

    <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.

    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=182346" target="_blank">28th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=181667" target="_blank">25th September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=181320" target="_blank">23rd September 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=180107" target="_blank">17th September 2009</a>
    <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>