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hango fett
05-23-2006, 09:47 PM
ok. since E3 is over, i can kinda pull people through the loop of facts and misfacts...etc. microsoft has these big titles coming out with TENTATIVE release dates...
1. superman returns 6/28/06
2. gears of war 7/11/06
3. lost planet late 2006 early 2007 (played the demo, it is pretty sweet.)
4. HALO 3! sometime in 2007 (if you can watch the trailer....awsome...)
5. call of duty 3 release date not yet known to my knowledge...

here are some accesories that i know of coming soon.
1. xbox live webcam i have looked high and low for a release date but not one to be found...
2. a multi-usb port and card reader june of 06

if anyone else has any info on the system, games, accessories...etc. please post it here.

HF

JetsAndHeels
05-23-2006, 11:07 PM
1. superman returns 6/28/06

That wont be out until October...EA announced it's delay last month.
I was totally overjoyed. :rolleyes:

Also, Gears of War is slated for release in October as well.

JediTricks
05-24-2006, 03:12 AM
What's funny is that days after you reported that JH, I saw a huge standee for the game at TRU with a ton of preorder slips. I think EA is gonna catch hell over waiting so late to delay it.

Slicker
05-24-2006, 07:22 AM
I've only got a little bit of info on Halo 3.



It's gonna suck as bad as the first two.


That is all.

hango fett
05-24-2006, 04:33 PM
were did you hear that JH? i already have it pre-order along with gears of war.

slicker: you have the right to your own opinion....
HF

JediTricks
05-24-2006, 08:24 PM
Supes delayed: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6148905.html

All platforms too, not just 360.

hango fett
05-24-2006, 08:33 PM
dang. that sucks. but i guess it will only make the game better....i truly hope....
HF

JetsAndHeels
05-24-2006, 09:47 PM
Total BS......However if the game is good, which I totally think it will be based on the screenshots and trailers of it, I can wait.

JediTricks
05-25-2006, 03:14 AM
IGN has a preview of the game, I think it's the PS2 version since I found it on the PS2 site, but they have descriptions and 4 videos of actual gameplay from E3: http://ps2.ign.com/articles/706/706084p1.html

hango fett
05-25-2006, 06:28 PM
wow! that makes me that much more anxtious(sp?) to play that game! come on, october!
HF

hango fett
05-28-2006, 03:11 PM
ok here is an update on release dates and games...
SR: realease with the dvd sometime this fall/winter(thank you jeditricks)
GOW: october '06 (thank you JetsandHeels)
GTA IV: october 16th or 17th of '07(thank you E3)
HF

hango fett
05-31-2006, 09:49 PM
sorry to triple post....past the time of editing though..
the 360 camera is called the "xbox live vision" and will be out somtime in september...dang..
HF

JediTricks
05-31-2006, 10:24 PM
The what now? Are they trying to do their own version of the EyeToy (which has BOMBED might I add) or is this more of a webcam thing?

Lord Malakite
06-01-2006, 10:57 AM
The what now? Are they trying to do their own version of the EyeToy (which has BOMBED might I add) or is this more of a webcam thing?
Where have you been JT? I posted huge list of almost everything covered at E3 2006 in your SSG refuge forum (http://www.swcollecting.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=574). This shouldn't have been a big surprise for you.:D ;)

The camera for the most part is for webcam purposes (http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/30/xbox-live-vision-cam-coming-on-9-19/). It can also be used in a similar style as the PS3's new EyeToy or Wii's remote/sensor bar (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/10965/Xbox-Live-Vision-Camera-to-Use-GestureTek-APIs/).

JediTricks
06-01-2006, 04:37 PM
Didn't see it before. Seems pretty lame to me.

hango fett
06-01-2006, 10:29 PM
i just like the fact that you can take a picture of each side of your face and graph it into the game so you will be in the game...and yes, i know you could do this with some pc games, but this looked much better.
HF

hango fett
06-07-2006, 08:59 PM
well, the 360 has just recived it's first major update. including the menus for the vision coming in sept. for a complete list of all the new fancy things the update includes, check out xbox.com
HF

Reefer Shark
06-07-2006, 09:47 PM
Hango,
Just wanted to say thanks for the quick updates. I know I don't post much in here, but I do appreciate the news flashes.

Keep 'em coming! :thumbsup:

hango fett
06-10-2006, 03:32 PM
a new faceplate is now avalible for the 360. the microfiber faceplate. th eone that should have come out at launch. no word yet on when the other faceplates that were due out at launch will arrive...
HF

Fwad
06-14-2006, 04:20 PM
A new backwards compatibility update (June) just came out this week. Battlefront 1,Star Wars Lego and Doom have been added + 17 other games. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm

JediTricks
06-14-2006, 07:57 PM
Is this not the stupidest launch ever? Here we are 7 months later and they're still releasing patch after patch after patch. You know what would have been a wacky idea? If they got it right before putting it out. :p

Slicker
06-14-2006, 08:18 PM
IYou know what would have been a wacky idea? If they got it right before putting it out. :pWhy would they go and do that? Then they couldn't have beaten the PS3 to the market.:rolleyes:

JediTricks
06-14-2006, 09:24 PM
The PS3 who? When? I guess Sony gets a little laugh at MS's expense there, MS wanted to beat Sony's PS3 release date of Spring '06, then Sony went and pushed it back to Nov '06... AHAHAHAHAHA! Sucks for PS3 buyers though, but at least we got a chuckle out of MS shooting themselves in the foot. ;)

hango fett
06-21-2006, 08:31 PM
well, in the latest issue of GameInformer, they graded all 3 companies on their performance at E3. the wii got an A-, the 360 got an A, and the mighty PS3 got a C+. GI actually said that MS "owned" E3.
here are some more updated realeases....
bluetooth wireless headseat 11/06
halo 3 is now more than likely a "holiday realease" according to GI.
wireless racing wheel.....realease is TBA
gears of war.....TBA (imagine that....)
mass effect......sometime in 07
prey....july 10th
lost planet......spring of 07
F.E.A.R...........fall of 06
crackdown..........october
saint's row.........august 29

thats all for now....i belive.
HF

hango fett
07-06-2006, 08:28 PM
one quick update....
chromehounds comes out 7/11/06 and this game looks awsome!
HF

General_Grievous
08-12-2006, 08:12 AM
Sucks for PS3 buyers though, but at least we got a chuckle out of MS shooting themselves in the foot. ;)

I say Sony shot themselves in the foot with the PS3. $500/$600 for a gaming platform? Thanks but no thanks. I'll stick with the 360. We've got everything that PS3's got and more, including Halo 3.

DarthQuack
08-12-2006, 08:23 AM
Only way I'll be getting one of these is to just turn around and dump it on eBay for 1500 :)

El Chuxter
08-12-2006, 09:57 AM
I can't wait for the PS3! I'm going to get me a PS2 at that point and finally be able to play some new Star Wars games! Woo!

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 02:00 AM
I say Sony shot themselves in the foot with the PS3. $500/$600 for a gaming platform? Thanks but no thanks.Yeah, I've made similar comment about the price being a disaster on the PS3 as well, you're certainly not alone (heck, I made comment on this even before my post you were quoting :D), Sony's going to bury themselves if Blu Ray doesn't catch on hard... which it won't.

El Chuxter
08-13-2006, 10:48 AM
I actually thought yesterday, "Hmm, maybe I can buy an XBox and be able to play KOTOR." It appears, though, the original XBox is now out of production.

Is it just me, or is that stupid?

Shouldn't Microsoft think, "Hmm, there are a lot of people like El Chuxter, who like games but don't need the latest and greatest, and under no circumstances are paying more than $130 for a system. This would be an ideal time to drop the price of our regular XBox and get them to buy our system!"

But, alas, since they discontinued it entirely in favor of the 360, they'll never have my video game business.

JediTricks
08-13-2006, 07:55 PM
It's really stupid, Sony kept selling the PS1 long after the PS2 came out, and actually made a lot of sales! It came down as low as $50, people were buying them for kids' rooms and for their cars, it also kept the PS1 games and accessories on the market for a lot longer too.

Maybe MS knows that if they release the Xbox for under $100, the Xbox 360 isn't enough of an improvement and people will simply keep buying the Xbox instead of the 360.

El Chuxter
08-13-2006, 09:26 PM
Yeah, but, seriously, there are a lot of folks like me. I can't wait for the PS3, so I can get a PS2 and finally be able to play ROTS, Battlefront I-II, The Sopranos, The Godfather, Super Bombad Racing, Starfighter, etc. The backward compatibility is a good thing, too, so I can move my old PS somewhere and not take up a lot more space for gaming units. Ah well. Microsoft could've had a bit of my business there, but I suppose Bill Gates has enough money. :rolleyes:

General_Grievous
11-10-2006, 02:59 PM
So who's played Gears of War? I just beat it and it was....awesome. You've gotta love the chainsaw bayonet. This game does for third person shooter what "Halo" did for the first person shooter. I guess this is the first killer app for the 360. It's also got some of the best graphics I've seen in a game. It's no "Halo", but it's the next best thing.