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Friendly Reminder: WE WANT TO LEAVE, ALREADY!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007


Hi, boys and girls. It’s just me, your friendly neighborhood JW, here to remind you all that we’re currently looking for people to replace us here at Xbox 360 Rally. All you have to do is go HERE, fill out the form, and wait to hear back. It’s really not that hard.

So, get to it already — so Paco and I can get to the NEW site!

We want YOU! …to replace us!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007


Ok, people, here’s the deal — Paco and I are on our way out. We’re taking over at 1PStart.com in an effort to restore it to it’s former glory. …that, and I just plain want to write about another game every once in a while, is that so wrong?!

Anyways, here is what we’re looking for: A competent, capable writer with a love for all things Xbox. Now, by competent writer, we mean someone who spells “you” correctly, and knows when to capitalize. If you can do that, you’re a shoe-in. So, CLICK THIS DAMN LINK, do the required stuff, then get paid to play video games and write about stuff.

…hell, Mike and I did the hard stuff already, and YES, the GTA4 Banner contest will continue, and I will still give you a copy of GTA IV… or something. So, hop to it.

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Technical Difficulties

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The servers are melting. Paco spilled his cola on the keyboard. JW’s out back trying to wrangle the horses. In short, we’re all kinds of FUBAR, so we may not be able to update as much as we’d like today.

Sorry, peeps. We’ll be back soon.

Official Retraction of SEGA TGS Rumor

Sunday, August 5th, 2007


There has been a lot of controversy regarding a recently posted rumor regarding SEGA’s possible Tokyo Game Show line-up. Now, I was originally very defensive of this piece because of who sent it in. He, a long-time go-to guy named Rob, has sent me exclusive tips for four years, and until this most recent one, they were ALL accurate.

Regardless, after the link had been posted by reader “Cedge”, I immediately contacted Rob via GoogleIM.


Fable 2 Combat Video Presentation

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Who wants to see the epitome of eye-sex?! Yeah, this video from on10.net that features Peter Molyneux showing us a prime example of the combat system featured in Fable 2 is… it is the sex. It is freaking awesome.

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X07 - Cancelled - Color Me Confused

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

brraiiinnss.. must eat braiiinnssThe event that last year, showcased Guitar Hero II, Halo Wars, Banjo-Kazooie 3, and Doom were announced, as well as having pretty huge announcements in previous years (X02 had the announcement of M$ buying Rare), has been officially canceled.

“There is not a real X07 this year but I think that we will figure out some way to talk about 2008 some time at a different event or a different type of programme” - Aaron Greenberg, Group Product Manager for Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, speaking on the Squad XP podcast.

With big titles like Grand Theft Auto IV and of course the biggest of them all, Halo 3, coming out already this year, could news of other games hurt the current line up? ……. Of course not! Did they already make all their BIG BIG announcements during E3?! I am just reaching for any answer as to why they would cancel the even that isn’t linked to the Peter Moore or 3 Year Warranty issues, which I honestly don’t believe is linked in any way either. Obviously, there has to be a reason, I just can’t think of any good ones at the moment.

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Fable 2 Gameplay Demonstration by Molyneux

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Our good friends at PCGamingRally have put up a nice find, a new Fable 2 video provided to us by IGN. Both JW and myself have posted plenty of news about this game, which doesn’t stop here, every thing I see and hear about this game excites me, so the media train keeps rolling with this full 15 minute video hosted by Molyneux.

(Note: If there is a blank area above this text, something is wrong with you seeing this video! Don’t worry, different formats are available at IGN by clicking here)

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Bioshock, Crysis, Condemned 2, and Stranglehold - Reviewed by.. CliffyB!

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Whats Up DocSelf proclaimed attention whore and Gears of War mastermind CliffyB has updated his site with some of his thoughts on these upcoming titles. On Bioshock, “The atmosphere in this title is second to none and the play is smooth and solid. I whipped through the first demo without much trouble and then proceeded to take down a Big Daddy in the second, much to the dismay of the person staffing the kiosk. My mad FPS skills came through yet again.”

A little insight on some things you can do with Crysis, “I was able to run up to guys, hit USE and then lift them up by their necks and toss them at other fools. But the fun doesn’t stop there - while holding this poor fella in a death grip I can hit FIRE and PUNCH HIM IN THE HEAD repeatedly.”

His thoughts on Condemend 2 were nice, but what struck me was the comment that preceded the actual game talk, a little smack against the marketing team behind the game, “I snuck into a demo for the sequel to the best game that was marketed horribly at the 360’s launch - Condemned - and I’ve got to say that the sequel is shaping up to be yet another glorious journey into madness. The player’s character is an alcoholic murdering sonofabitch - you can actually flip people off in first person while then proceeding to get into a brutal fight involving fists, boards (that you can now toss!) and finishing moves. I chuckled when my “hero” broke a guy’s arm and then held him as a human shield as the other foe slung a 2×4 at him - he then yelled out in pain as the board hit him. We then saw the poor sap’s head driven into a tube television.”

Lastly, Stranglehold, “Stranglehold is looking slick and as underhyped as ever. Everything’s destroyable in the game and they actually have a Mexican Standoff mode complete with slo motion - and birds everywhere.” Check out the rest of his thoughts on how his full E3 trip went over at CliffyB.com

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Halo 3 - Four Player Co-Op, Hell Yes!

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Halo 3 FacilityStarting out as a rumor a couple of months ago (link), this is looking to be soooo near truth right now. So yeah, that was a pre-emptive “Hell Yes!”.. but check out the new proof, a quote from the Microsoft Vice President of Global Marketing, Jeff Bell, “Now, we’re really looking forward to playing with my three sons, all together on Halo 3.” This was no random quote, in the full interview, this came right after he was talking about how he and one of his sons on Halo co-op, so it would be odd for him to be speaking of deathmatches and not the co-op.

To check the full interview yourself with Major Nelson grilling Jeff, High Quality | Low Quality.

[Info found and posted everywhere by UNSCleric, great find!]

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Fatal Inertia - Future Hover Racing using Unreal Engine - Screenshots

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Coming September and originally set to be one of those crazy PS3 exclusives that keep dropping like flies *cough link cough*. Fatal Inertia is looking to be one bad ass futuristic racing game ala F-Zero. (Note: Yes, this is yet another title using the Unreal Engine!)


[Jeux France]

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed TRAILER!

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

A.) I am SO sorry I wasn’t around yesterday — My internet flat-out died on me. Just upped and died, and it wasn’t until now that I was able to remedy this.

B.) Star Wars: The Forced Unleashed may very well be the most awesome game of E3, as this trailer demonstrates. I don’t know about you, but I think this game is gonna be freaking awesome.

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Fire Up the ol Xbox (Part 2) - Texas Hold ‘em Update - BIG Backwards Compatibility Update!

Friday, July 13th, 2007

No Photoshopping Here

Just to make this a true ‘Part 2′ to the first Fire Up the ol Xbox post (link), if you just want freebies, the Marketplace is full of ‘em. A demo for the game “The Bigs” has been made available for you baseball fans as well as JW posting earlier about the Stuntman: Ignition being available too. Trailers for BlackSite, The Bourne Conspiracy (also look for a ‘behind the scenes’ video of the creation of the game), Assassin’s Creed, Frontlines: Fuel of War, Eternal Sonata, Bee Movie, Army of Two, and NCAA 08. Finally, the full E3 2007 Press Conference is available for download in 6 parts, all HD, will run you a little over 2 gigs, so free up some space!

Texas Hold ‘em had a very cool update today, introducing Xbox Live Vision Camera support. As the proud owner of the Cam (bought for very cheap here) as well as the proud owner of Texas Hold ‘em (Gotta love free XBLA games), this update is worth checking out. If you were ever looking for an XBLA game that was worth while, Texas Hold ‘em is one of my top 5 most played games on my 360 console, maybe no daily, but not a week or two won’t go by that I don’t fire the game up to play online. Some other features were added that more than make the update worthy of a download whether you own the cam or not (click here for full update list)

Now for the moment you all have been waiting for, the new additions and updates for all your original Xbox games onto your 360:


Simpsons Game Trailer Makes with the Funny

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Just watch this baby all the way till the end, it is too damn funny. Check after the break for an additional bonus clip of the game, and by the looks of it, seems to be fashioned a bit after the Simpsons Hit & Run game, which means it will be actually worth buying (I know, hard to believe for a Simpsons game). Back to the main point though, watch this one all the way till the end, its like seeing that last little one liner joke that comes after the end credits to a movie:


Soul Calibur IV Trailer Reveals New Character

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

If you didn’t know, we here at the Rally are a bit of fans to the Soul Calibur franchise. Call it the love good graphics, top notch music production, huge wide open levels, and of course, the always kick ass and original fighting gameplay, whatever you pick, Soul Calibur games are some of the best. E3 Now brings us a little taste of what will be in all our futures, a nice full trailer for the game, full of thong action and a new character… ROLL THE CLIP!

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Thursday, July 12th, 2007

Who doesn’t love Tron? Seriously. It’s one of the greatest sci-fi films to ever grace the silver screen, and spawned two memorable arcade classics, as well as a pretty kick ass PC sequel to the film. Well, as the 25th anniversary of Tron comes and goes (it was last Monday), Disney Interactive Studios informs us that both Tron and Discs of Tron will be re-released over Xbox Live Arcade by the end of the summer.

Here’s a quick look at the “enhanced” version of the classic Tron, complete with a fresh coat of paint and some audio improvements. Trust me, you’ll need ‘em after you realize that the classic Tron SFX make your ears bleed.

And here is Discs of Tron, the 1983 sequel to the original Tron arcade game. As you can see in the video above, Discs of Tron has also gotten some special attention to bring it into the 21st century. Both Tron and Discs of Tron will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace by the end of Summer. When this reporter (listen to me, acting all serious) asked Disney Interactive’s Eric Wein, he told me that while no release date had yet been finalized, both titles WILL be released by the end of the Summer. He couldn’t disclose to me the prices, however.

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