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Press Releases

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!

Samurai Shodown 2 and Metal Slug 3 Announced for XBLA

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Samurai Shodown

I know Metal Slug has a large following, sometimes I wish I was a part of that, however, I missed that boat so I don’t get that feeling of retro fun while playing that. However, I do get that feeling with Samurai Shodown 2, one of the many “Street Fighter” clones that had a following of its own. Of course when I was a kid I couldn’t afford the massively price Neo Geo system to play this on, but when I was in a good enough arcade, I would let the quarters fly on this ‘cool at the time’ yet still very cool now, Asian fighting culture based fighting game (Made GameSpot’s 10 greatest fighting games of all time!). Check the press release below:


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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Jericho releases new video “I am heavy weapons guy”

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Much like Team Fortress released videos of the characters, Jericho starts a similar series off with a pyro loving character named Sgt. Frank Delgado. After the video, have a read of the press release that came with this video for more background on this very unique game (I tell you Gears of War meets Resident Evil!), that I really doesn’t go passed up by gamers (c’mon, they got the God of War composer specifically picked out for this game!):


Project Gotham Racing 4 is officially GOLD

Thursday, September 13th, 2007


The inner speed demon in me just squeeled in delight, as Bizarre Creations announced that Project Gotham Racing 4 has gone GOLD. For those of you who don’t know what that means… that means it’s done. The final car count, for those of you who are curious, is 122, split into groups A thru G.

Full Press Release, and new screenshots after the break.


Master Chief to make his NASCAR debut!

Thursday, September 13th, 2007


Chip Ganassi Racing, in association with both Target and Microsoft, have revealed the new Halo 3 paintjob that will adorn driver David Stremme’s #40 Dodge Avenger. The paint scheme, which will replace Stremme’s usual Coors Light sponsorship, will make it’s only appearance of the 2007 Nextel Cup season at Dover International Speedway on September 23rd, 2007.

In addition to having the sponsorship and rather sharp paint scheme, there will also be kiosks at DIS, allowing NASCAR fans the opporitunity to try our the final, complete version of Halo 3 two days before it’s official launch on the 25th.

Read the full press release, as well as get a closer look at the #40 Halo 3/Target Dodge Avenger, after the break.


Ninja Gaidan 2 360 Exclusive! - Lost Odyssey Release Date! - Plus 2 New Square-Enix Games!

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

beverly hills

Wow, Microsoft is kicking ass at a recent briefing in Japan during the Tokoyo Game Show. Some pretty big news, not only is Team Ninja developing Ninja Gaiden 2 exclusively for the 360 it is also being published by Microsoft themselves. Awesome news. Keeps getting better. We also have the Ninja Gaiden official brand spanking new trailer:

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Square-Enix jumps on stage to discuss with everyone two new titles, “Infinite Undiscovery” and “The Last Remnant” (Though we have covered Last Remnant on the Rally before)

As JW just pointed out that Lost Odyssey is 95% done .. it also has a release date of February 2008! Not too far away, not like there isn’t enough games in the mean time to play. I have been waiting on Lost Odyssey for so long I had to make sure this news hits you from two posts!


A lot more random, not as important, but still read worthy information on just about all the games coming out for basically the holiday season, has been put out in a press release, to read, just click below:


Microsoft offering free “retrofit” of Wireless Racing Wheel

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007


If you’re a big racing game fan, odds are you own the Wireless Xbox 360 Racing Wheel from Microsoft. If you do indeed own the Wireless Racing Wheel, Microsoft is now providing a free retrofit to combat, out of all things, overheating.

In a press release issued by Microsoft, the retrofit is a precautionary measure to combat overheating inside the wheel chassis, which could smoke and potentially cause a fire when the AC/DC (Who’s got big balls?) power supply is being used. However as of now, there have been no reports of fire or injury.

This is just what Microsoft needs, isn’t it? First their consoles are dropping left and right due to overheating, now they’re “offering a retrofit” (which is code for “voluntary recall”) of their wireless racing wheel for the same problem? Not cool, Microsoft. Not cool.

Press Release after the break.


Viking - First Screens and Info on this Norse Mythology Based Title

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

The Norse Gods are fighting in Asgard (the Gods land), and now it is spilling over into Midgard (people land.. c’mon, Wikipedia this stuff, I can’t explain everything to you). Odin’s daughter Freya chooses a “troubled young warrior” named Skarin to stop Loki and his daughter Hel. You, get to play as Skarin. Game play will take place on huge, living islands, free form worlds, and epic battles will be had! This new title will feature rich viking lore and mythology, vast open world environments for you to fight and explore, a “brutal” combat engine where you will be able to dismember enemies, and mythical powers, where you will even be able to control dragons to attack your enmeies as well as call upon the Gods. Get ready to free your viking people and help end the Gods crazy war in this bad ass game. Check the exclusive screens below, click to expand them to their full 1280×720 goodness, then read a full press release about the game after the break:

Borderlands - 2K Games Next Big FPS - *yawn* .. This is No Bioshock

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Lets see, new first person shooter (lord knows we don’t have enough of them), set in the future/sci-fi, four player co-op, not coming out till fourth quarter 2008. I have no doubts in the end this will be a solid game, but, too little too late. I hope by the end of next year we are already having fun with 8-player co-op in games. The one interesting thing about this title to set it apart from others is the missions will be randomly generated, how this will play out remains to be seen. Two screens were sent out along with a press release (after the break).

Pirates and Ninjas take their fued to the battlefields of DODGEBALL! UPDATE!

Monday, August 13th, 2007


After the release of the incredibly awesome Saints Row for the Xbox 360, many members of the Volition team that developed Saints Row, as well as other beautifully gorific titles as Red Faction and The Punisher, left to form their own developer studio, Blazing Lizard.

So what would the first game to be released by a developer house formed almost entirely of men who specialize in simulating death in glorious fashion? Dodgeball, naturally.


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.



Thursday, August 2nd, 2007


Ladies and Gentlemen, hold onto your butts — Grand Theft Auto IV has been delayed by Rockstar Games until Q2 2008! Press release after the break… as well as my tears…


Wiggle Your Stick for 2K Sports NHL 2K8

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

rotate my stick baby

2K Sports has announced a new feature that will be good enough it will become a standard setting for the NHL 2K series. The “precision puck handling” will be taken care of thanks to the right thumb stick that will work with the face-off system. They are really happy about this new technology, as they sent us a full press release about the feature. Though I am not supporting 2K Sports (click here why you shouldn’t either), this does seem like a good move for the company and this franchise to change things up and to keep moving forward, and by the description, I am surprised they had not thought of this before. Check the press release for some more detailed info straight from 2K:


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