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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:11pm 07/01/10 | 32 Comments
Robbie Bach has just confirmed at this year's CES trade show, Projeect Natal will be ready and on sale at retail this holiday season, which is the Christmas period (in North America).

We haven't seen anything new, and currently there have been no new morsels of info on pricing or games, but it's good to know this interesting piece of gaming will be landing this year.

In other Xbox 360 news, Bach also revealed an all-new Avatar interactive "Games Room" which is a portal back to classic arcade/atari/intellivision games of yesteryear. The games are all presented in their original format as retro as can be, and the Games Room will launch with 30 original titles from the likes of Atari, Activision and more. Over the next three years they plan on releasing some 1000 classic games to the new platform.

Beyond that, not much else was shown beyond this trailer for Halo Reach along with mentions of such titles as Mass Effect 2, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Alan Wake and Fable 3. It was also revealed the first DLC for Modern Warfare 2 would be a timed exclusive to the Xbox 360.



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mongie
Posted 03:20pm 07/1/10
Nice edit Steve.

I hate it when Americans refer to "THIS HOLIDAY 2010"


SO CONFUSING.

last edited by mongie at 15:20:15 07/Jan/10
ctd
Posted 03:18pm 07/1/10
It is going to be a whole new round of ps3 vs xbox360.

The Wii remain competitive because all the noobs will continue to love it, like Apple fans.
TiT
Posted 03:21pm 07/1/10
Arent they bringing a new Wii out which is HD 1080p?
`ViPER`
Posted 03:27pm 07/1/10
Arent they bringing a new Wii out which is HD 1080p?


Arent they always bringing out a new version of anything with updated specs.

I cant see the Wii going anywhere anytime soon.it was only release 2006, will be at least 2011, 2012 before its replaced.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:28pm 07/1/10
if they release a new wii, 1080p with a new zelda, I'm resold, but right now, I hate my wii
Spook
Posted 03:32pm 07/1/10
im in the process of softmodding my wii, so ive found new love for it:

natal will fail
Carson
Posted 03:34pm 07/1/10
Apprently there is a new Zelda coming later this year to Wii
groganus
Posted 03:35pm 07/1/10
softmoded wii - hdd loader . best. thing. ever.

Spook
Posted 03:38pm 07/1/10
softmoded wii - hdd loader . best. thing. ever.

roger that, im all over it.
mongie
Posted 03:51pm 07/1/10
Except that its a Wii...

Hacked Xbox = Best thing ever.
groganus
Posted 03:52pm 07/1/10
Just wait till they iron out the bugs with HDD loading for the 360 mongie... it will be the new beez kneez
konstie
Posted 04:10pm 07/1/10
my wii is an exclusive mario bros machine.

so it doesn't get used often..
Pinky
Posted 04:11pm 07/1/10
Just wait till they iron out the bugs with HDD loading for the 360 mongie... it will be the new beez kneez

Imagine that! It will be almost like a PC!
whoop
Posted 04:15pm 07/1/10
It was also revealed the first DLC for Modern Warfare 2 would be a timed exclusive to the Xbox 360.

You mean like the first modern warfare was? How 360 fans had to pay for it and us PC users got it a lot later but got it for free? Ahhh the life of a PC gamers sure is awesome :p
Khel
Posted 04:16pm 07/1/10
I think the PS3 motion sensing "wand" looks more impressive than natal personally. Natal just looks a little bit too gimmicky for me, I'm not sure I want to stand in front of my tv and wave at it like a d*** to play games, I like having a controller.
Pinky
Posted 04:19pm 07/1/10
When I first saw Natal I thought it was a joke.

I still think it's a joke.

Can't wait to see it! :-))) Hahahaha
groganus
Posted 04:21pm 07/1/10
Natal just looks a little bit too gimmicky for me, I'm not sure I want to stand in front of my tv and wave at it like a d*** to play games, I like having a controller.


depends how much i have to wave at it... if i can use it like i use my wii.. (sit on couch controllers resting my legs small wiggles and minor movements..) then i wont have such a problem with it.. but if i have to spastically through my arms around and actually use energy todo what should be simple tasks.. then ill be annoyed.
Pinky
Posted 04:21pm 07/1/10
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA



AHAHAHAHAHAA

Yep. I definitely still think it's a joke.
Mantorok
Posted 04:24pm 07/1/10
whoop
Posted 04:34pm 07/1/10
This thing can recognise facial expressions & stuff too right? I remember a video with some woman demonstrating it with an e-child doing his e-homework or some s***.

I think this technology could be really useful for home automation stuff. Being able to anticipate what you'd want just from a look on your face or a gesture would be awesome like having an auto dispenser for beer, bourbon, coke etc. If you're watching TV and look bored it could change the channel or put on a movie it knows you like. It would be handy for disable people too for controlling some sort of mechanical arm to get them in & out of their wheelchair etc.

Anyone here ever watch Eureka? If you've seen it you'll know the kind of house I'm talking about.
Steve Farrelly
Posted 05:50pm 07/1/10
Whoop, given they took away PC dedicated servers, I wouldn't consider their love for PC gaming as good as it once was - expect to end up having to pay for the DLC
Tepid
Posted 06:51pm 07/1/10
got rid of my wii also and refuse to get a new one until there is HD. come on. everyone has an hdtv. computers have been doing HD for the last more than 10 years. i hate playing fuzzball jaggy games.

the wii is heaps more expensive than an xbox 360 arcade now. almost double. gimme a break. and its a pile of tosh hardware.
tspec
Posted 07:30pm 07/1/10
The Wii looks pretty decent if you use component cables, composite just looks crap on hdtv's. Of course 1080p functionality via hdmi would be great.
Crizane Tribal
Posted 07:45pm 07/1/10
I don't get why people are so excited about the Wii having 1080p... "Yaaayyy, s*** graphics in full HD". I get that performing the upscaling in the console instead of in the TV is a bit better since it is working with a purer source... but is it really worth forking out for a new Wii for it?
Fn
Posted 08:04pm 07/1/10
Looks good, I like the menu and voice browsing, I'm excited! :D
Mantorok
Posted 08:04pm 07/1/10
I get that performing the upscaling in the console instead of in the TV is a bit better since it is working with a purer source
They don't want up-scaling, they want it to render at 1080p (like increasing the resolution on a PC game). Regardless of how good a game's graphics are, it's always preferable to play it at the highest resolution possible.
Dan
Posted 08:44pm 07/1/10
Yeah it would still have s***** texture res and few other trimmings, but at least there would be HD geometry and probably some decent anti-aliasing. It's not going to get to X360/PS3 levels but any streth, but any cell-shaded or otherwise flat-colour stylised games should all look pretty sweet.

You can get an idea of what Wii games look like in higher res' from those emulator caps. ie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrFE1_9eaUg
groganus
Posted 08:49pm 07/1/10
The Wii looks pretty decent if you use component cables, composite just looks crap on hdtv's. Of course 1080p functionality via hdmi would be great.



I use component cables, and i think it looks pretty s*** house... id hate to see what it looks like on composite.. in saying that.. i <3 my wii
Spook
Posted 08:53pm 07/1/10
i use components and depending on the game it looks fine;
Midda
Posted 10:55pm 07/1/10
90% of Wii games look s***. The rest look okay.

PS3 wand looks way better than Natal.
Mantorok
Posted 11:21pm 07/1/10
90% of Wii games lookare s***. The rest lookare okay.
FIXED
groganus
Posted 12:49pm 08/1/10
90% of Wii games look s***. The rest look okay.


IMO the only good look nintendo games reguardless of platform as the mario games designed for each console... eg, mario 64, mario sunshine, mario galaxy.

Though RE4 Looked the bomb on the gamecube.

I dunno, wii just doesnt have enough aa for my liking.
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