I just got my GI in and was reading through it and found all this info and since I don’t see it anywhere here I thought I would share it.
P35 "Tools for standard PCs will be available to the public to create and design mods and maps. Once you complete the project, you submit it to Valve, who will ensure its legit (meaning its not a cheat) and quality. If your creation passes the test, Valve will post it as an available download for Xbox users."
"...online teams to create there own symbol. During matches, each player can spray-paint his or her team's symbol on anything in the environment. ...it heightens the since of camaraderie felt with in communities."
"...networking between teams and other clans will prove cumbersome for players, but only for a short while. Representatives from Microsoft revealed that it didn’t design Live as a static entity. Rather, it too will be enhanced. Although they could not officially elaborate, they shot us a sly smile when questioned regarding the possibility of chat rooms arose, like the PC's IRC."
"Essentially, Xbox owners will receive all of the previous online material, Condition Zero’s single-player content, two new solo missions, exclusive multiplayer maps, significantly improved graphics, and standardization (that is, all gamers are on equal footing, since there’s only one hardware format). … consists of over 20 missions..”
From Q/A part with one of the makers.
Q: “What do you think that the PC version’s biggest flaws are, and did you address these for Xbox?
A: “I think that from a game play perspective, the PC is pretty solid. One of the hardest problems on the PC was our software limitation. We actually couldn’t push as much visual fidelity as we would have liked on the PC. The Xbox version is going to be a lot better because we can guarantee our target. That helps.”
“The exclusive Xbox weapon consists of the Syringe (accessible only through single player) and Machete. Ritual promises it will compensate for its lack of exclusive weapons by adding at least five exclusive multiplayer maps.”
*Sounds great, and you heard it here first.