Battle.vs.Chess.XBOX360-COMPLEX

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May 17, 2011
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    As many will not doubt have seen the 360 scene has been quite active of late with several notable things happening.

    L.A. Noire hit p2p and got a scene repack (since nuked for being a repack) of the first disc of the game. The other two are apparently doing the rounds but have not seen repacks at time of writing- the p2p versions floating around of the latter discs have an error in the video section though which has a patch clocking in at some 80 megabytes to fix it (this did seem to have a scene repack of a sort in <b>L.A.Noire.XboX360.fix.video.CRC.error.DVD2-DVD3</b> ). GBAtemp discussion is split between <a href="http://gbatemp.net/t292853-the-guardian-gives-l-a-noire-perfect-score" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/t292853-the-guardian-gi...e-perfect-score</a> and <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=292754&hl=" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=292754&hl=</a>
    We will of course be back when scene releases appear.

    Alongside this several XBLA and DLC releases hit the most prominent of which is
    <b>Duke_Nukem_Forever_iNTERNAL_DEMO_JTAG_XBOX360-XBLAplus</b> Demo of the upcoming oft delayed Duke Nukem game.

    <b>Trouble.Witches.Neo.New.Character.Luca.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b> - A new character for the recently released XBLA shooter Trouble Witches Neo

    <b>The.First.Templar.The.Arena.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b> - Continuing the trend of drip feeding the game via DLC is an arena addon for the half decent "The First Templar" that hit a little while back.

    <b>Moon.Diver.Silence.and.Score.Attack.Mode.Flow.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS
    Moon.Diver.Score.Attack.Modes.Orbit.and.Rage.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b>
    More characters, modes and options for the 4 player co-op platform shooter. A third is said to hit at some point.

    <b>Fantastic.Pets.Flight.Pack.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b> <a href="http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/The-Fantastic-Pets-flight-pack/7c886328-3b95-4c45-bc60-26b8c4cad2fb" target="_blank">http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/...60-26b8c4cad2fb</a> has more.

    <b>Body.and.Brain.Connection.Higher.Learning.I.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS
    Body.and.Brain.Connection.Higher.Learning.II.DLC.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b>
    Addons for the Kinect game

    <b>Gatling.Gears.XBLA.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b>
    A review of a dual sticks shooter <a href="http://www.xblafans.com/gatling-gears-review-xbla-13291.html" target="_blank">http://www.xblafans.com/gatling-gears-review-xbla-13291.html</a>

    <b>Star.Raiders.XBLA.XBOX360-MoNGoLS</b>
    A remake of an old Atari shooter of a sort, the trailer is rather lacking so a youtube review <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxQOcZ1Yxcc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxQOcZ1Yxcc</a>

    Alongside this the usual Rock band and dance central DLC as well as a few releases of Brink in other languages and a patch for it.


    <b>Battle.vs.Chess.XBOX360-COMPLEX</b>
    Region free.
    Amazon has release dates for early July.

    3d animated battles in Chess games are nothing new with this one adding to the fantasy themed chess games but this one seeks to add a few twists to the old game (although classic chess with an apparently renowned engine at it's heart is still present- to the question of how customisable is it I have no answer) with the addition of a sort of RTS/action minigame in place of fighting and another mode in which characters (possibly ranked by strength- a pawn being lesser than a back row piece) using a sort of quick time/rhythm game mode to battle with).

    Amazon description
    Developed by Gaijin Interactive, Battle Vs Chess aims to bring the classic into the modern age, without removing the essential gameplay that has made it popular for centuries. Familiar chess pieces are brought to life, with players seeing the spectacular results of their actions in their quest for domination of the board.

    Traditional white and black armies have evolved into the powers of light with their brave knights in shining armour, or the wicked dark army of demons and beastly golems. Each piece is intricately animated and as players move them around the board they spring into life ready to wage war. If a square is occupied by an enemy unit, they enter into a brutal clash that sees the foe removed from the board in bloody combat.

    Another evolutionary element is the addition of the optional Action Mode. If selected, instead of entering a scripted animation when attacking, players challenge their opponent in a beat-‘em-up style arena. Using a variety of weapons, fighting techniques and combos, players must best their opponent in a fast-paced flurry of blows and special moves –adding a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘check mate’.

    <b>Video</b> An early stage developer commentary on some of the modes.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb1q2yd0FXk[/youtube]

    <b>Boxart</b>
    <img src="http://pix.gbatemp.net/32303/Battle.vs.Chess.XBOX360-COMPLEX.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

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