*Official* XBLA thread

  • Page

    of 633 First / Last

    Previous
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 03:10:20 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    AATG had one, it made sense so I thought I'd carry on the tradition here! :{D>

    Most of us know the release date of Ikaruga is April 9th now, thanks to a leak, BUT - it's happened again! This time Mr Driller Online; due next week for 800 MS points! \o/

    But it's not all good news, no.... apparently, MS have turned down bullet bukkake shooters Do Don Pachi & Ketsui X for release on XBLA and the developers have instead been forced to release them as retail products.
    Our initial plan was to port lots of good arcade titles to XBLA. We talked to IP holders of these titles, and persuaded them. We secured these licenses, and finally talked with Microsoft. There they rejected all of our proposals saying, 'We are going to cut down faithful arcade ports.' We felt so frustrated. We wanted to show them that their decision was wrong. So we switched our two most promising projects into retail.
    Stupid, stupid MS!

    These types of games are going to be a very small niche as physical releases (we've all known the hell of trying to find obscure games with small production runs), XBLA & PSN are perfect for them.

    Silly sods.
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 03:12:43 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Oh, and Darwinia coming to XBLA is news to me!
  • AwesomeWells 29 Mar 2008 03:14:10 410 posts
    Seen 2 hours ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    The Darwinia news is super awesome.
  • saysomething 29 Mar 2008 03:18:06 1,245 posts
    Seen 4 months ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    Lalalalalaalalalalalalalalalalala etc..

    Excellent!

    Edit:Lala was too hard spell.
  • elredeyegrande 29 Mar 2008 03:30:00 2,382 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Good upcoming XBLA game list here. Announced and rumoured games included. I've never heard the GTA rumour, but it'd be nice if that did come out too.

    Gridrunner++ and Quake \o/

  • GloatingSwine 29 Mar 2008 04:35:16 2,668 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    Retroid wrote:
    Oh, and Darwinia coming to XBLA is news to me!

    It's even got Win in the damn title.
  • quantumsheep 29 Mar 2008 05:06:27 3,127 posts
    Seen 4 days ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    elredeyegrande wrote:
    Good upcoming XBLA game list here. Announced and rumoured games included. I've never heard the GTA rumour, but it'd be nice if that did come out too.

    Gridrunner++ and Quake \o/


    Holy shit - Radiant Silvergun's on that list!

    Rumoured, but still.... \o/


    Loads of great games to look forward to - Street Fighter HD, 1942, Braid (rumoured), Fez (rumoured), Magic the Gathering, and Samurai Showdown 2 amongst others...

    I fucking love these smaller downloadable games more than full releases sometimes! :)
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 09:24:06 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    A little more about Braid

    Oh, and Fez was on 1up a few weeks back and it looked like an interesting title back then. I look forward to it!
  • morriss 29 Mar 2008 11:05:44 71,130 posts
    Seen 22 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    They should remake Sentinel.
  • Xerx3s 29 Mar 2008 11:17:03 23,944 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    HELLO?! Haven't you guys heard? XBLa only has shit releases of 20 year old shit games.
  • elredeyegrande 29 Mar 2008 11:20:58 2,382 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Damn, man..

    /cancels enthusiasm
  • BartonFink 29 Mar 2008 11:34:25 35,006 posts
    Seen 14 minutes ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    MS deserve to be kicked square in the left and right nut for this crap.
  • MrSensible 29 Mar 2008 11:59:09 25,226 posts
    Seen 23 minutes ago
    Registered 9 years ago
    Great thread, can't believe we don't have one already! I spend more time on XBLA games than full releases sometimes!
  • mcmonkeyplc 29 Mar 2008 12:14:36 39,467 posts
    Seen 9 hours ago
    Registered 12 years ago
    I implore you all to try poker smash. It's awesome!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • GloatingSwine 29 Mar 2008 12:36:30 2,668 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 7 years ago
    BartonFink wrote:
    MS deserve to be kicked square in the left and right nut for this crap.

    Well, when they allow arcade rereleases, everyone moans about all the arcade rereleases. Can' really win, can they?
  • Psychotext 29 Mar 2008 13:56:19 54,404 posts
    Seen 9 minutes ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    GloatingSwine wrote:
    Well, when they allow arcade rereleases, everyone moans about all the arcade rereleases. Can' really win, can they?
    Pretty much.
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 16:24:10 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    GloatingSwine wrote:
    Well, when they allow arcade rereleases, everyone moans about all the arcade rereleases. Can' really win, can they?
    Yay: Do Don Pachi, Triggerheart Exelica, Ikaruga & other 'modern' arcade release many of us won't have had the chance to play as our arcades have died a death.

    Nay: New Rally X, Frogger and its ilk. THOSE are the arcade games I want to see less of.
  • Xerx3s 29 Mar 2008 18:15:54 23,944 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    NatAttack wrote:
    /want Quake

    They are making Q3 arena so quake might be a possibility.
  • morriss 29 Mar 2008 18:19:10 71,130 posts
    Seen 22 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    SENTINEL
    ELITE
    WIZBALL
    MOVIE
  • sam_spade 29 Mar 2008 18:25:09 15,745 posts
    Seen 10 hours ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    I'm interested in Ticket To Ride, based on the board game.
  • quantumsheep 29 Mar 2008 18:56:22 3,127 posts
    Seen 4 days ago
    Registered 13 years ago
    morriss wrote:
    SENTINEL
    ELITE
    WIZBALL
    MOVIE

    Heh - beat you to it ;)
  • Trowel 29 Mar 2008 18:59:20 17,910 posts
    Seen 8 hours ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    The Incredible Machine! \o/
  • morriss 29 Mar 2008 18:59:21 71,130 posts
    Seen 22 hours ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    :)

    It's got to be done. It'll sell bucket loads!
  • Devil-Dancer 29 Mar 2008 19:14:12 66 posts
    Seen 5 years ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    I'd probably DL Scrabble, and I'm psyched for Bionic Commando Rearmed.
  • haowan 29 Mar 2008 19:35:40 7,384 posts
    Seen 2 months ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    XBLA is a rotting failure. Doubtful they'll be able to turn it around now. Thw whole thing's fucked up.
  • Xerx3s 29 Mar 2008 19:39:00 23,944 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    NatAttack wrote:
    I'll settle for Quake 1&2


    I never played Quake the first time 'round. I remember reading C&VG and people like Tom Guise and that complete tool Richard Leadbetter raving about the online play. And that.

    Q2 is already available on the 360. It's included in Q4 (the only reason why I bought it). It's quite good. It has coop, achievements and everything.
  • Xerx3s 29 Mar 2008 19:50:11 23,944 posts
    Seen 1 year ago
    Registered 10 years ago
    No, it's on the bonus dvd (!).
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 20:31:15 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    Quake 4 is also a bloody awful port on the 360. Don't bother.
    haowan wrote:
    XBLA is a rotting failure. Doubtful they'll be able to turn it around now. Thw whole thing's fucked up.
    Go on then, spill!
  • haowan 29 Mar 2008 20:55:13 7,384 posts
    Seen 2 months ago
    Registered 8 years ago
    Well it's all a bit up in the air, but most indies are feeling priced out be the recent royalty drop. It's a complicated issue, as there are upsides put in place to compensate for the rate drop, but basically the impression is that it's being made easier for publishers and more difficult for indies - the idea being that indies will go with the publishers instead of self-funding (destroying the meaning of being indie in the first place as you lose your IP rights etc). Things might be changing but it's hard to believe that they'll save it now the developer backlash has started. In addition, all interface changes to XBLA have worsened the service instead of improving it.

    Things that need to be done to fix XBLA:

    * Restore the royalty rate for indie developers.
    * Stop turning down content - it's a digital service, there is no limit to "shelf space".
    * Allow users to filter existing content in different ways, rate content, share rating and reviews with other users.
    * Give XBLA its own blade with a front page incorporating these social features.
    * Ideally also have a web portal people can access from any web browser with similar features, and the ability to purchase content to be downloaded to the XBox later.
  • Retroid Moderator 29 Mar 2008 21:08:31 45,025 posts
    Seen 5 minutes ago
    Registered 11 years ago
    I'd agree with those points.

    As for the royalty costs and all of that, as you say it's a bit muddled with pluses and minuses allover the place, but I'm not a dev so I have to rely on word of mouth :)

    It's frustrating as it hosts a lot of my favourite content at the moment but they seem to be unable to stop choking the benefits of digital distribution.
  • Page

    of 633 First / Last

    Previous
Log in or register to reply