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RobertoOrtiz
11-15-2005, 03:50 PM
Quote:
"Microsoft Corp. said Monday it will offer 18 Xbox 360 games when the new version of its video game console hits store shelves in North America next week."

>>LINK<< (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051115/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_xbox;_ylt=AieJ0oE28IggVW3wWIkrG0Os0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3cjE0b2MwBHNlYwM3Mzg)

-R

kraal
11-15-2005, 04:05 PM
did i miss it or does it not say what games?

Hazdaz
11-15-2005, 05:12 PM
Here are all the launch games:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/xbox360launchgames.htm


Kameo™: Elements of Power™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/k/kameo/default.htm)
(Microsoft Game Studios)
Go on a journey full of magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-monster action.

Perfect Dark Zero™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/perfectdarkzero/default.htm)
(Microsoft Game Studios)
Plunge into a world of corporate espionage and conspiracy as perfect agent Joanna Dark.

Project Gotham Racing® 3 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm)
(Microsoft Game Studios)
Life begins at 170 mph with the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence.

Call of Duty® 2 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/c/callofduty2/default.htm)
(Activision)
Experience the cinematic intensity and chaos of epic WWII battles in this Xbox 360 exclusive.

Need for Speed™ Most Wanted (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/n/needforspeedmostwantedxbox360/default.htm)
(Electronic Arts)
Out-race rivals and evade coordinated police pursuits to become the most wanted street racer.

Peter Jackson's King Kong™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/k/kingkong/default.htm)
(Ubisoft)
Battle for survival on Skull Island as Jack Driscoll and even play as the mighty Kong himself.

Madden NFL 06 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/m/maddennfl06xbox360/default.htm)
(Electronic Arts)
Get ready for the most incredibly lifelike and best looking football experience ever created.

GUN™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/g/gunxbox360/default.htm)
(Activision)
Journey through the Wild West in an immersive story of betrayal, greed, and revenge.

Condemned: Criminal Origins™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/c/condemnedcriminalorigins/default.htm)
(SEGA®)
Pursue serial killers lurking on the periphery of humanity through squalid urban environments.

NBA 2K6 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/n/nba2k6xbox360/default.htm)
(2K Sports)
Create your own player and guide him through all of the facets of an elite NBA career.

Ridge Racer™ 6 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/r/ridgeracer6/default.htm)
(Namco)
With more than 130 cars and 30 courses play all-new online modes, plus downloadable content.

Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/t/tonyhawksamericanwastelandxbox360/default.htm)
(Activision)
Enjoy unlimited skating and BMX biking in the vast wasteland of Los Angeles with no load times.

QUAKE™ 4 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/q/quake4/default.htm)
(Activision)
Take the battle to the heart of the Strogg home planet as Earth's only hope for victory.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/t/tigerwoodspgatour06xbox360/default.htm)
(Electronic Arts)
Battle through five classic periods of golf with Tiger Woods and legends like Palmer and Nicklaus.

Amped® 3 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/a/amped3/default.htm)
(2K Sports)
Get ready for a fat helping of boarding culture and huge snowboxes loaded with killer gameplay.

FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup™ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/f/fifa06roadtofifaworldcup/default.htm)
(Electronic Arts)
With 72 teams and 1700 players, it's a soccer lover's dream as you advance to the World Cup.

NHL 2K6 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/n/nhl2k6xbox360/default.htm)
(2K Sports)
Hockey is back, so strap on your skates and take your favorite team to the Stanley Cup finals.

NBA Live 06 (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/n/nbalive06xbox360/default.htm)
(Electronic Arts)
Feel the emotion and intensity with freestyle superstars and more physical play.

animateddave
11-15-2005, 05:21 PM
Gah 18 games and only one that interests me is only on the xbox, the rest have already been released on the pc.

noisewar
11-15-2005, 06:46 PM
Two wholly original games, everything else a license or sequel. That 11.11% original. I wonder what Sony's batting average will be.

kiaran
11-15-2005, 07:12 PM
Two wholly original games, everything else a license or sequel. That 11.11% original. I wonder what Sony's batting average will be.

This is a concern of mine for the next generation platforms. I fear games have become so expensive to produce that only the most 'safe' franchises will be financed anymore. Kameo looks good though, and gives me hope.

slaughters
11-15-2005, 07:30 PM
Two wholly original games, everything else a license or sequel. That 11.11% original. I wonder what Sony's batting average will be.Oh come on now. The implication is that the others are not new games. To me it looks like most all of them are new games that are written for an existing franchise.

What's so bad about that?

Frank Lake
11-15-2005, 08:21 PM
Two wholly original games, everything else a license or sequel. That 11.11% original. I wonder what Sony's batting average will be.
Odd I didn't see any orginal games on that list. Looks like a 'safe' launch release list to me.

HOWEVER, I do see several that will be fun to play online and one or 2 that will be bargin bin buys(mainly because I'll be bored).

heavyness
11-15-2005, 08:26 PM
oh come one. the PS2 had over 12 titles that where upgrades/sequels/sports games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launch_game

and most of the titles in any launch line-up are very forgetable [any one remember Kileak: The DNA Imperative for the psx?]. the 360 has a good solid list and has games for everyone. PLUS, we are forgetting the Xbox 360 Live Arcade Games!

• Bankshot Billiards 2™ (1200 points) – pixelStorm, Inc.
• Bejeweled 2 (800 points) – Popcap Games
• Gauntlet (400 points) – Midway Home Entertainment
• Geometry Wars Retro Evolved (400 points) – Bizzare Creations
• Hardwood Backgammon (400 points) – Silver Creek Entertainment
• Hardwood Hearts (400 points) – Silver Creek Entertainment
• Hardwood Spades (400 points) – Silver Creek Entertainment
• Hexic® HD (full version included free with Xbox 360 System) – Microsoft Game Studios
• Joust (400 points) – Midway Home Entertainment
• Mutant Storm Reloaded (800 points) – PomPom Games
• Outpost Kaloki (800 points) – Wahoo Studios
• Robotron 2084 (400 points) – Midway Home Entertainment
• Smash TV (400 points) – Midway Home Entertainment
• Wik: Fable of Souls (800 points) – Reflexive Entertainment
• Zuma (800 points) – Popcap Games


[1600 Points for an MSRP of $19.99, so $5 for most games]

see ya online in SmashTV, Joust, and Gaunlet. and don't pick the wizard in co-op, i'm the wizard!

heavyness
11-15-2005, 08:28 PM
plus, you can dl a lot of demos off the 360 Marketplace for free, so you can give them a test drive before you buy...

http://www.majornelson.com/2005/11/15/xbox-live-marketplace-launch-content/

JeroenDStout
11-15-2005, 08:30 PM
This is a concern of mine for the next generation platforms. I fear games have become so expensive to produce that only the most 'safe' franchises will be financed anymore. Kameo looks good though, and gives me hope.
And that's where internet comes in - you can practically make your own game and sell it for 15$ through, for instance, Steam. Moment someone comes up with the 'Indy Channel' for selling games of Indy workmanship it's a golden era of the smaller makers.
Death to EA, too!

:p

kiaran
11-15-2005, 09:15 PM
And that's where internet comes in - you can practically make your own game and sell it for 15$ through, for instance, Steam. Moment someone comes up with the 'Indy Channel' for selling games of Indy workmanship it's a golden era of the smaller makers.

I think the problem has more to do with the increasingly massive amount of assets required to build a complex next-gen game. Certainly distribution will no longer be an issue, but audiences want extremely detailed game worlds populated with massive amounts of models/textures/animations etc.. This is the real hurdle.

JeroenDStout
11-15-2005, 09:18 PM
I assume, though, that that is the main market. The market with people who don't necessary care about big-scale graphics and can enjoy Darwinia are there as well and especially with the web they are more reachable; you don't have to print many games and distribute them to find all the buyers, they come to you.

And to be honest, looking at some titles of years ago and titles of next-gen I can't say that graphically they are that well evolved. Technically advanced, yes, but terribly unsophisticated with their pretentious normal mapping which solved all problems ;)

noisewar
11-16-2005, 12:25 AM
I assume, though, that that is the main market. The market with people who don't necessary care about big-scale graphics and can enjoy Darwinia are there as well and especially with the web they are more reachable; you don't have to print many games and distribute them to find all the buyers, they come to you.

And to be honest, looking at some titles of years ago and titles of next-gen I can't say that graphically they are that well evolved. Technically advanced, yes, but terribly unsophisticated with their pretentious normal mapping which solved all problems ;)


Totally agree. When a launch list is 89% unoriginal and "safe" IP, it begets an audience who will only play unoriginal and "safe" IP, and the cycle perpetuates. I think the casual audiences can be very responsive to original games, just as they would be to original movies if Bollywood didn't sequelize everything. Just watch, as PC indie game distribution channels get stronger, players won't be just crowding in to buy GTA, they form blog-like circles of their fave genres instead.

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