E3 – Xbox Game Trailers

So since E3 started on Sunday videos are finally online of some of the games we have to look forward to this year.

Starting with Halo Reach. I’ve already done a post on this so not much need’s to be said.. I felt complete sadness when the beta was ripped away from me!

 

Next, Medal of Honor. Looking forward to this one myself I have to say! This one is the multiplayer trailer.

 

And this one is the campaign trailer.

 

A surprising one for most of us I think as this had been well kept in the dark, a new Metal Gear Solid “Rising” . Looks the business, as we’ve come to expect from the Metal Gear Solid series! 😉

 

The much discussed Black Ops revealed a new trailer at E3 as well. I actually will not be buying this if they don’t sort out the JTAGer’s on Xbox. The leader boards in Modern Warfare 2 just being completely hacked and ALL THE GLITCHES has really turned me off COD. Get dedicated servers Infinity Ward! God knows you can afford them!

 

Keeping favourites for last, Fable III. I honestly cannot wait for this game to come out in September. It’s one of those games you just can’t put down until your complete.

New Xbox 360 – Xbox 360 Slim

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Update 14-06-10: This new Xbox Slim has just been unveiled at E3 and is therefore confirmed. What a shame! 😐

Also on my little rant of Red ring with a slimmer Xbox they have apparently reworked the cooling system [or so they say]. Only time will tell! 😉

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So rumours have been circulating Twitter and the major game sites for a good couple of hours now about a new Xbox to be launched over E3 this week. Leaked pictures show that Microsoft have dropped the smooth design of the Xbox and gone back to sharp edges. Some love it, I personally dislike it. As has been said before it’s a very “PC Case Mod” design.

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Advertisements show a 250GB storage capacity, which is already available on the current model of the Xbox. We all know that this will be for the “Elite” model so really, why bother?

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The only feature to really raise an eyebrow to is the built in Wi-Fi. This will be a godsend for most users, leaving behind that expensive clumsy [and often hard to set up] Wi-Fi adapter.

Original sources say that this rumoured Xbox will be called The “Xbox 360 Slim”. Obviously just doing what Sony did and releasing a “Slim” version of the Xbox. However from views it really doesn’t look that much slimmer than the current Xbox 360. Of course one has to raise the question of “Red Ring” with this new Xbox, if it is a slimmer version, surely the chance’s of that hated “Red Ring of Death” increase. Microsoft didn’t do well last time around slimming down the Xbox and had serious problems with heat management, slimming down the 360 again has to lead to more frequent cases of Red Ring.

Of course in the current climate we’d be expecting that Microsoft have done this to cut production costs and perhaps hopefully lower the cost for us. More rumours speculate this new Xbox will cost around the same as the current Elite Xbox. [€250] <-Confirmed

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In terms of power and specs, this Xbox slim isn’t going to change anything apparently and even though it “supports Kinect [Project Natal]” it doesn’t seem to be incorporated into this new Xbox. This seems odd of Microsoft to have done as I think most of us believed the next console release would have “Kinect” built in.

On the subject of Kinect[Connect?] a few games have been announced:

  • Kinectimals lets you train and play with 20 different virtual cats, including a lion, cheetah and tiger.
  • Joyride, a racing game, lets players use their hands to hold an imaginary steering wheel — pull your hands toward you and push back out for an acceleration boost — and their bodies to execute jumps and tricks.
  • Kinect Sports has six activities including boxing, bowling, beach volleyball, track and field, soccer and table tennis. To serve a volleyball, you mimic the real motion; in soccer, you can kick the ball or do a header.
  • Kinect Adventures includes a river-raft time trial and obstacle course, playable by up to four players. On the raft, playing as a duo, you and a partner must lean one way or another to steer. Jumping helps the raft reach special areas for extra points.
  • Dance Central, in development by MTV Games, brings a So You Think You Can Dance experience home.
  • Star Wars characters and iconic Disney favourites will be featured in separate new games being developed at Microsoft in conjunction with Lucas Arts and Disney.

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Personally I’ll be sticking with this model! 😉