xbox 360 releases 11th October 2009

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Oct 11, 2009
  1. FAST6191
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    <!--sizeo:5--><span style="font-size:18pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b>Introduction</b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
    It is safe to come up for air now people... it is over for a while. For those just joining us releases came fairly thick and fast over this weekend (and friday night/afternoon) and it all got a bit complex. We will be summarising it in the normal posts but the following paragraph of a bit more text as a one time thing- we may however get slightly less lazy and see if we can not get a summary of good games from the second half of 2009 going (probably in a few weeks once all the big releases have hit).
    As always the old posts are linked at the end of this main post.


    <b>Quick summary of events.</b>
    The post on 9th of October would have ended with the release of Magnacarta 2 but as mentioned it got a bit hectic over the weekend- it was initially pegged as region free but we now know it is PAL only. Secondly the game comes on two discs and the original pre missed a few rar files on the second disc.
    The group released a rar fix but that was still missing some rar files so another was released that should have now fixed it. The first disc should be good (there was nothing wrong with it) and now you can make a complete rar set for the second disc if your sources have not already bundled them together.

    Not long after the the post two more releases appeared in the form of NBA Live 10 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PAL. NBA live 10 now means you those with US area 360s can play NBA Live 10 and the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 PAL might still get nuked as there is no mention of extra languages and the "NTSC" copy was region free.

    We also saw a p2p release of Brutal Legend although we have now got a scene copy.

    That over back to the normal introduction:

    These threads have been going on for a while (even longer if you count that they happened in previous years as well) but the general idea is in each post the days (or time since last post if nothing much happens on a given day) summarises the state of the 360 scene, it is done in the subforum as GBAtemp is mainly geared to towards the GBA and current Nintendo consoles but there are a substantial amount of 'tempers familiar with other consoles as well who discuss such things on the 'temp.
    We cover big releases (a short writeup, release name, region locking information and NFO), the smaller releases (those without English in are usually covered here although we will cover a big Japanese release on the rare occasions one happens), any nuke information and likewise any confirmed games added to the 360 game verification tool ABGX360 as well as any homebrew news.
    We tend to avoid covering the P2P game releases as they are not especially reliable when they beat the scene to releasing (previous years have seen several big releases made ahead of street dates which were later nuked) and afterwards there is not much point, this being said if any are of note they will be mentioned in passing.
    If you have any suggestions for the format of the post or things we should add please chime in, if you want to help out in the coming months when things get really busy (we are sure you have all seen at least one summer games drought followed by a packed autumn/winter release schedule which is usually made even worse by being able to move in these circles) we are recruiting people to help post these up.
    Recruitment thread:
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179009</a>

    useful things to know
    <!--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>
    Nukes, two new nukes (ABGX now lists 193).
    Magnacarta 2's second disc was missing some rar files so that got nuked and the rarfix got nuked for not being a complete fix, as mentioned the second rarfix is out now.
    <b>MagnaCarta_II_PAL_XBOX360-SPARE</b> nuked for missing rar files
    <b>MagnaCarta_II_PAL_RARFiX_DVD2_XBOX360-SPARE</b>- nuked for not entirely fixing the problem.
    <b>MagnaCarta_II_PAL_RARFiX2_DVD2_XBOX360-SPARE</b>- should have fixed the problem.
    Nuke reasons vary across sites- ABGX only mentions two files while others mention a lot more files missing but all are combinations of missing files.

    I still hold that <b>Marvel.Ultimate.Alliance.2.PAL.XBOX360-RoME</b> might see a nuke if extra languages are not revealed (the original release from SPARE was region free). This will be a nuke for being a dupe rather than technical reasons so have at it if you want.

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

    Nothing new on homebrew but it is probably worth checking out xboxhacker.net as it has been a few days now since hacks were released for the slightly later models and some more discussion has been had on the subject.

    <u><b>Less notable releases</b></u>

    <b>L.Era.Glaciale.3.PAL.ITALIAN.XBOX360-RoME</b>- Italian Ice Age 3 region dupe.

    <b>Lips_READNFO_USA_RF_iNTERNAL_XBOX360-RRoD</b>- We will actually be mentioning this in the main releases section as we have no idea what songs this version has and the songs in this game vary greatly with region (it is supposedly the US version), whether it is deserving of the internal tag is up for debate but it has one so you may have trouble getting hold of it.

    <b>Additions to ABGX360</b>
    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
    ABGX360 ( <a href="http://abgx360.net/verified.php" target="_blank">Web frontend to verified database</a> ) added:

    Halo 3 RF (no idea what "region" this is)
    Halo 3: ODST RF (again no idea what "region" this is)
    Guitar Hero: Van Halen (RF)
    Madden NFL 06 (PAL NTSC/U)
    Saw (NTSC/J (Excludes China) and NTSC/U)
    NBA Live 10 (PAL and NTSC/J (Excludes China))

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

    As <b>Marvel.Ultimate.Alliance.2.PAL.XBOX360-RoME</b> and <b>NBA_Live_10_USA_READNFO_XBOX360-XorCist</b> were covered in an edit to the
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184603" target="_blank">last post</a> we see no need to type it up again.
    Other than region dupes the next big release is Dreamkiller (street date 12th of October in the US) although Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition and Way of the Samurai 3 are only a few days out. Most other games to see street releases around the same time are already out.
    Release dates can be found here: <a href="http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/" target="_blank">http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/xbox360/</a>
    As usual these posts will be back as and when something happens.

    In order of most recent to pre

    <b>Guitar_Hero_Van_Halen_READNFO_USA_RF-XBOX360-RRoD</b>
    Region free.

    RRoD are on top form today bringing us a release not just a few days/weeks ahead of time but a whole two and a half months early (street date according to the NFO is 22nd of December 2009). Some clarification is necessary though as the game was actually part of a promotion for Guitar Hero 5 so it is a full release (it is even on ABGX 360).
    Those just joining this guitar hero business the games use simplified guitar controllers and allow people to play along with various songs featuring guitars, this has now been going on so long we need gimmicks to support the gimmick and these take the form of making themed versions (Aerosmith and Metallica (which had the interesting note of featuring better mastered tracks than the actual CD release) previously having the dubious honour of such a game in the guitar hero series and the beatles and ACDC in the rock band series as well as a large selection of downloadable content/addon packs for both games/series). This game features <strike>hair</strike> 80's metal band Van Halen who on later study I personally think were best left in the 80's (and given that the general idea is "if you can remember metal in the 80's you weren't there" something has clearly gone wrong) and some "guest" tracks from other artists, the NFO has listings.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b>Brutal.Legend.XBOX360-DNL</b>
    Region free

    Brutal legend comes to us from Doublefine who previously made Psychonauts and the people behind it all were there for the better days of Lucasarts. The game stars Jack Black as a roadie on his way to set right the hellish landscape he finds himself in (naturally by the power of metal music), action/platformer probably best describes the gameplay but this is set to be anything but your average action/platformer.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    <b>Lips_READNFO_USA_RF_iNTERNAL_XBOX360-RRoD</b>
    Region free.

    As mentioned in the less notable releases section this in an internal release (probably to avoid getting nuked for being a "dupe") but it arguably deserves mention in the main section as the game has content that varies widely with region (this version purports to be the US version), the usual reason for such varying content is licensing issues but I would not like to call that just yet.
    Lips is a karaoke game so most of what I said for the guitar hero release probably applies here as well. Thanks to NFO we have a wikipedia link to try and help you discern the differences between games themselves and as an added bonus what wikipedia suggests to be the reality:
    <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lips_songs" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lips_songs</a>

    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.

    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184603" target="_blank">9th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=184168" target="_blank">7th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183956" target="_blank">6th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183553" target="_blank">4th October 2009</a>
    <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=183171" target="_blank">2nd October 2009</a>
    <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>
     
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    Forza Motorsport 3 got dumped really early. It's for US though, not EU/JP.
     
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    why not do these weekly? seems like a fair bit of effort every 2nd or 3rd day when something comes out.
     
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    Because he's awesome?

    Anyhow, woo, Forza!
     
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    I suspect MS is gonna get ban happy again with forza 3 leak [​IMG]

    too many good games coming out and I only have 4 dl's left [​IMG]
    GH VH
    Forza 3 (2 disc's)
    Fallout 3 GOTY (? disc's)
    ACII
    GTA E.F.L.C.

    and I think a few others [​IMG]
     
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    Ban waves for Forza 3, possibly Tekken 6, Modern Warfare 2, Assassins Creed...I'm surprised SFIV didn't have a ban wave though since it has a lot of fans.
     
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    What does "nuked" mean?
     
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    A bad release which does not conform to the rules.
     
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    @misteromar as Chanser says a nuke is a release that does not conform to the rules the various groups in the "scene" agree to follow.
    However it gets a bit more complex as not all of these rules matter as far as we the end users are concerned.
    Here is a picture of the some 360 scene rules (not sure if they are current but that is all I have around here right now).
    XBOX360.Release.Standards.2007.v1.340
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    Click on the image and it will load up a bigger version.

    Common nuke reasons include:
    Duplicate of an old release: some people are still tied to PAL and NTSC but for the most part region free is region free (exceptions are for things like Lips which saw a release up in the first post which despite being region free as far as console lockouts are concerned are in fact different depending on what country the game came from, this is so rare I do not have any examples other than Lips)
    Some groups have done straight up duplicates as well (Call of Duty 4 got one a few days back for reasons unknown).
    Sometimes the NFO makers will leave out if the game has multiple languages and get a dupe but get un nuked when they release a fixed NFO (NFOfix) or directory fix (DIRfix) if the NFO already had such data but the name did not. If you look in the rules there are rules for the NFO and directories but few groups will get nuked for an NFO lacking certain things (technically they should all contain region data (a simple 10 second read with ABGX360) but as anyone who has been following these threads will have noticed not all groups do this and hardly anyone will get nuked for it.

    m0 compression: scene rules state that rar files must be compressed. Sometimes they are not, all it means for you is you spend some more bandwidth.

    invalid rar size: 100 megs is the standard for various organisation reasons. If they are not it is no great worry to you.

    p2p repack: every 360 dump is slightly different (not that such a thing can be detected by the 360 when properly done) and simply repacking a p2p release will usually get noticed, I have not mentioned it on gbatemp yet (that would be post I make later today) but DNL's Brutal Legend got nuked for just this.
    50/50 if it is a problem as far as the end user is concerned for while most scene releases are done by people who have a clue what they are doing many p2p groups do not (they make a "working" release and that is that, not all do this but there are no rules or recourse in p2p land).
    In previous years such p2p releases have been strongly suspected of causing bans (usually when they are released early and from bad sources) which probably sparked the "do not play before proper release" banning theory even if it was actually bad dumps that did it. Again nobody who can say knows the exact methods so I might well be wrong, "they" might well be wrong or we both might.
     
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    Always play it safe, and dnt go on live for a week prior to those releases.
     
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    I'm too busy with school. I barely have any time to play games anymore lol. By the time I do get around to playing them, hype would've died down.
     
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    same, I forgot L4D2 also [​IMG]

    guess fallout goty isnt going to get leaked early [​IMG]
    wanted to get a headstart on it since my connection is the suck, takes about a day and a half to get 1 game
     
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    Thanks for info about nuked games etc, I didnt realise there such rules and regulations for releasing a game rip, or the diff between scene vs p2p releases.
     
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    Pffft, takes me about 2-3 days >_>
     
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    This is a nice report on things i like it. We need a 360 front section i reckon.
     

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