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    Default Got some killer insider info here from an Xbox Rep.

    Guy I know from TXB forums (spaceghost) is an xbox rep.

    here's what he had to say (before his thread got locked for some reason) read this quick, it might be getting deleted soon.

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    Hey all!

    I'm back from Xbox Conference, and I've got a thousand things to tell you. (and a hundred things I can't tell you. Sorry 'bout those.) I"m exhausted, so I might have to split this into multiple threads or hold some until tomorrow. We'll see.

    Now, to squash some rumors.
    First, no news about Rare, so nothing one way or the other.
    But I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that MS is NOT buying Sega. Sega is doing some bytchin' stuff for all consoles, but what they're doing for Xbox is over and above, fer sure. Again, there's stuff I can't say, but Panzer isn't delayed and it looked freakin' phenominal. I saw a lot of games on $6000 widescreen plasma televisions, and Panzer was absolutely beautiful.
    Brute Force and Xbox Live are also on track for their current release dates, so any news of their delay is erroneous.

    Since I mentioned Sega, let's talk about them for a second.
    House of the Dead rocked and it looked great. A third party is releasing a light gun supposedly within days of the game release, and Sega is relying on their accessory's avialability. The game can be played with a controller, as we saw it done at the conference.
    Panzer was beautiful, and the reps who checked it out said it was huge fun. I played vey little of anything, because I don't want to spoil a game by playing an early build or only playing it for a few minutes, which isn't really enough time to get the "hang" of it.
    Toe Jam & Earl looks great and is hilareous. It and Panzer are both on my top ten list of games to get this year.
    Sega GT2002 is out, obviously. There's a demo coming to OXM, as you've been promised for a while, as well as other surprises. That's all you'll get out of me. If you like racing at all, you need this game. Don't delay.
    We also saw footage of NBA and NHL 2K2, both of which will have LIVE support and ONLY LIVE support.
    No news about JSRFII. They were "content" with the sales of the first one, and it was not discontinued because of poor sales or anything. There's just plenty in the pipeline to support the sales for a while, so there's no need for them to make any mroe right now. Also no news about a Sonic Xbox game.

    (By the way, to my knowledge, there are no games that are "LIVE ONLY" games. All games are "Live ENABLED", meaning they have complete, single player game experiences plus LIVE play. So don't pass on a game because it says "LIVE".

    BAM showed Chase-Hollywood Stunt Driver and Reign of Fire. Chase looks like a more-fun version of Wreckless, and is a LOT better than the totally mud-sucky "Stuntman." Reign of Fire is based on the movie,a nd after completing the game as a human, you can play as the dragon. The dragon starts as a baby and grows as you play the game. Great looking adult dragon.

    Tecmo wasn't there, but we got copies of the DOA XBV calendar in another training session. Um, it's gonna be March for a long time next year.

    Metro One showed off a game called Spike, kind of a Power Stone type fighter.

    Infogrames/Atari showed off Unreal Tournament, Transworld Snowboarding and Superman. All three were very exciting. Unreal will be huge, of course, being the killer app for LIVE. Trans. Snow had draw distances of over a mile.

    Um, I can't remember a single game UbiSoft showed off except Splinter Cell.

    Let me say this.... Splinter Cell isn't a Halo "killer", because it's harder to play than Halo. It's much more mental. But it does **** that will leave you going "Crap, I didn't think a video game could even DO that! Who the hell even THOUGHT of that idea?!?"
    No matter what praises you hear about Splinter Cell, ignore them. Because it's better.
    It's a MGS killer for sure. The people who have even a couple of hours playing the unfinished game said it makes MGS look like a miniseries on NBC. For all intents and purposes, it IS this year's "Halo." Is that from the UbiSoft guys? No. That's from the Microsoft guys.

    We saw a little of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Malice, Rocky, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, State of Emergency (yes, with Multiplayer and more people on screen), Serious Sam, Conflice Desert Storm, The Thing (which is out), and a couple of others I forget. Sorry, I haven't even taken my stuff out of the car. Too tired.

    First party stuff? I'm a believer. I believe Blinx will be huge. I wasn't sure before. I am now. I think Quantum Redshift is a beautiful thing, screaming at top speed and 60 FPS in PERFECT CLARITY. You know the podrace in EP1? It's like seeing those graphics done by the Xbox. It doesn't seem possible, but I saw it. It's amazing. NBA Inside Drive rocks. We even saw VERY brief footage of Project Gotham Racing 2. It looked to me like the reflections were real time, there's lots more cars including (I believe... I'm car stupid) a Lamborghini Countach. MechAssault was amazing, and was one of the more popular games on the playable kiosks there. Didn't see anything for Sneakers and you probably don't even care, but there's something special planned for it and Blinx that will give Mario hairballs. Kakuto Chojin looks great and the crowd loved watching it with lits of oohs, ahhs and groans as someone would get hammered. This is a fighter's fighter, with pretty much NO magic crap or turning into a fighting animal or anything non-real like that. You do have a boost ("Kakuto Chojin") that gives you extra flamboyant attacks. I did find out that it is pronounced KAH-coo-toe CHO-jin, not Kah-COO-toe like I thought. One of our presentation slides had it misspelled at Kakuto Chokin, so for the rest of the conference it was referred to as Cocatoo Chokin. Finally, Shenmue II will ship with the DVD of the movie that was released in Japan. MGM is releasing the DVD seperately for approx. $29.99, so getting it included free with the game is a deal and a half. They expect it to do very, very well, even without promotion, so with all the things they have planned for it, it will be a biggie for us.

    Finally, game related, is Xbox LIVE. I can't give you numbers, but they're bigger than you think they are. How many people are playing the LIVE beta right now? Nope. There's more than that. How many people signed up for the beta? No, there were a LOT more than that. There's a ReVolt secret I can't tell you about. But most importantly, Sony's poorly orchestrated effort to get the jump on Xbox once again proved not only to screw THEM up, but it helped us out in a mega-huge way. Stores weren't convinced that anyone wanted to play consoles games online and were very restrained with their preorders. until Sony chose to undership and beat us, rather than wait and hit projections. Now, after every store has had to tell a hundred customers a day that they're out of the Sony adapter, store support for LIVE has exploded.

    Xbox is green. LIVE is orange, and you will see both everywhere this season. GameCube and PS2 will be, appropriately: black, purple and blue.

    Going into conference, I was convinced we were going to have a great Christmas season. Now? I'm convinced we will bring Sony to a screetching halt AND..... hurt Nintendo so bad that they might pull a Sega before next Christmas.

    Is that just rep/PR bull****? No. Don't believe me? OK. A month ago, I cut off my ponytail and applied for a full time manager's job at a local retailer. I was offered the job. More money and benefits than I'm getting right now as a rep. My plan was to go to conference, and decide afterwards if I would stay or go. I haven't even been home two hours, and I can tell you that I would be a FREAKIN' IDIOT if I left Xbox now. I will be emailing the retailer tomorrow to turn down the job.

    Guys, you are going to be giggling like little schoolgirls by Jan 1 with the bad ass stuff that's gonna happen. And if there's a Sony or a Nintendo rep out there reading this? My advice to you is that there's a manager's job here at a local retailer. You might be wise to consider changing careers. ""

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    good info i wish he would have some more stuff about XBL but hey i guess ill learn when i get it..

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    I have no validity on whether this information is true or not.

    But, none of this would surprise me at all if it were 1000% true. I know it is an amazing time to be a gamer and it just going to get better. I predict that Microsoft is going to revolutionize console gaming and it will just blow the socks off of everyone who gets a few minutes of viewing time in front of that little black box I bought back in November of 2002. I truly believe that Sony and Nintendo will not know what hit them within a few months of this Holiday Season.

    Its a good time to be an XBOX owner / gamer, and its only going to get BETTER!


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    Great Info!
    SoOo Was BRUTE FORCE Delayed To 2K3 Or What?
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    A few corrections in that. Panzer Dragoon is delayed. However that was only announced like today or yesterday so at the time this info was correct. Rare was bought by Microsoft (that 51% or 49% stock thing) and NHL2k3 is system link and Xbox Live. Go check it out at the IGNXbox preview. Other than that, that's a lot of good information I didn't know about and a lot of game I haven't heard about in a while (especially Toe Jam & Earl III ! I loved the first 2) Thanx a lot Jarvis. Signing off...
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    My spidey sense's tell me that guy is lying.......but that don't mean anything. The important thing here is that chick Ellen Rocche....I mean ohhhhhhhhh Damn!!!!!! Shes hot!!!!

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    What about a golf game for LIVE, any word on MS Links or anything else?

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    Why'd he call it Unreal Tournament?? simple mistake? maybe... reason to beleive this is all BS, could be...... You'd think an Xbox rep wouldn't get the name of such a hyped up game like that wrong...

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    If this guy is lying then he went through a lot of trouble making up this solid story and wasted a lot of time of his time typing up this page long post. I don't think that he's lying. He's said stuff that we all know and that is only obvious, Xbox is going to kick major ass this holiday season and in 2k3. No one can say otherwise.
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    Nope its not bs, have you seen his lastest thread, it has pictures.
    Pic 1


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    It was too much for them. They had such a good time, they took out some energy on a helpless PS2 and GameCube. (By the way, I rescued some pieces. I have part of the case and the laser from the PS2, and the medallion from the top of the GameCube, as well as the controller sockets. The PS2 case piece rocks, with sledge hammer damage and green latex. I love souveniers!)


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    Here's a new interactive. I got special permission for this pic, first time anyone's seen it. New stores and first time interactive stores will be getting this from now on. There is a Bose speaker system that connects to it, and it is optional.




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    really? I did not know that! so Microsoft is now packing in both controllers with the X-box game system? if this is true then thats great! i have thought they should be doing that since they came out with the controller S
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    No. Once the Xbox with the large controllers are sold out, they're gone. Future Xboxes will ship with only the small controller. Also, the rebate program for the DVD is for the consoles with the large controller only. You will not be able to redeem the rebate on the new consoles. So if you want to save $30, don't wait.

    You can tell the new consoles apart from the old ones because the ones with the small controller will have a sticker on the box that reads, "XBOX ADVANTAGE."

    The large controller will still be available in its own package, for purchase as a second or additional controller.

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    Originally posted by laughs2907
    My spidey sense's tell me that guy is lying.......but that don't mean anything. The important thing here is that chick Ellen Rocche....I mean ohhhhhhhhh Damn!!!!!! Shes hot!!!!
    Sorry all, this guy is the real deal! I called him out once and he emailed me with all this other info and what/where he worked. He couldn't say it on the forums b/c people at TXB would have him booted (basically). The info I searched for all over the web and couldn't find, and all of the crap he said came true then.

    So I'd be very shocked if spaceghost was lyin' this time. If he says this is happenin', I've gotta believe him!

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    This guy is legit, he always has the best xbox insider info of anyone on the boards.

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    Originally posted by Jarvis
    This guy is legit, he always has the best xbox insider info of anyone on the boards.

    -jarvis
    When is he going to sign up for a userid here??

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    Originally posted by Knight


    When is he going to sign up for a userid here??
    He probably doesn't want to. His choice. Regardless, this guy is legit. He hasn't posted much stuff over there that wasn't.

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    Originally posted by Jarvis
    This guy is legit, he always has the best xbox insider info of anyone on the boards.

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