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3721  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Interesting Call from EB I Got on Friday (360 related) on: September 19, 2005, 04:16:08 PM
When I went into Gamestop last week they told me if I didn't put down $5 on the games/accessories that I wanted I would only have the Xbox 360 on the 22nd and no games to play. They said the games etc would be in very tight allocation.

I put $5 down on DOA4 and Madden 360 and also an extra wireless controller, since I KNOW that controllers will be impossible to find on launch day. They always are.
3722  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 19, 2005, 12:27:09 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Quote from: "Hetz"
I just preordered the PC version of the Collectors Edition from Gamestop.

So, Ill be getting the regular edition for the Xbox 360 (preordered at my local Gamestop) and the PC Collectors edition (preordered online at Gamestop, since the local stores are horrible at getting PC games in on time and I am taking no chances with this game).

Happy now, Kathode?   biggrin

Jesus man, just buy one! Your PC probably won't even run the damn game. hehe  Cool

If my AMD64 X2 4400+, 2GIG's of RAM w/dual 7800 in SLI can't run the game....well then Bethesda is going to have some serious problems...
3723  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 10:40:29 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Quote from: "Rage"

For the record, from what Hetz posted above-sure, the 360 shots are clearly superior. Everything from the facial structures to the bodies to the apparent texture count, clarity and smoothness, and especially the lighting and the level of detail is superior. But to be fair again, this looks like very early, let's call it first generation PS3 hardware work. I am sure we haven't seen anythign near what the final hardware will be able to do.

Have you actually seen the MGS4 trailer itself?  While I don't think the 360 shots are "clearly superior" (I think its a wash), I thought the MGS4 animation and attention to detail (Field of View effects, heat distortion, particiles, etc) made it more impressive in motion than Gears of War, which is really saying something considering how far ahead GoW is from any of the other next gen footage we've seen.

Consdiering that MGS4 was a CUTSCENE, not gameplay like Gears of War footage, I think it is a little unfair to compare things like animation and attention to detail.
3724  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 08:58:51 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Quote from: "depward"
Eh, at least I'll be enjoying all of the consoles while it seems as though you'll only be enjoying the 360.  Have fun with that.



I'm getting a PS3.   :lol:

Yeah, well, with all of your touting of the XBox360, you've said...hmm...NOTHING positive about the PS3.  

Seriously, all of your posts act like an XBox360 fanboy, with no middle ground of any sort.

Why should I say anything about the PS3 now? It's a year away!

The Xbox 360 is out in 2 months. That is why I am excited about that now, when it gets closer to the PS3 launch, I will get excited about that as well.

I just think the whole "MGS4 has the best graphics ever!" is a bunch of bull. It doesn't look that much better than what is going to be available for the Xbox 360, in fact I think it looks a little worse.

The PS3 will be great, but it's not that much better (if any) than the 360.
3725  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 08:41:07 PM
Quote from: "pr0ner"
Quote from: "depward"
Eh, at least I'll be enjoying all of the consoles while it seems as though you'll only be enjoying the 360.  Have fun with that.



I'm getting a PS3.   :lol:
3726  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 08:40:13 PM
Quote from: "depward"
Eh, at least I'll be enjoying all of the consoles while it seems as though you'll only be enjoying the 360.  Have fun with that.

Err...when did I say I wouldn't be getting the PS3?

I'm getting it for sure. Nice try. I'm not touching the Revolution though. Have fun with that.
3727  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 08:15:28 PM
Quote from: "depward"
*sigh*   :roll:

Your obvious bias towards a particular console is really starting to get annoying.

(And I still think those PS3 shots look a lot better than the Xbox360 ones)

Everyone has biases here, so don't act like you (or others) don't. That is pretty annoying.

As for which shots look better...well lets just say I think your bias is showing through as well.
3728  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 08:11:59 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Hetz, David Jaffe is here to pwn you.

This is from the most recent Game Informer. He doesn't call out a specific person but he said that anybody even suggesting that the PS3 and 360 are close to the same level from a technical standpoint is on crack. He claims that the PS3 is far and away more powerful than the 360 and it's stupid for anyone to suggest otherwise.  (taken from the Gaming-Age forums)

Don't make it so easy to sound like a fanboy, Hetz.  

From those screenies, I guess the 360's going for the shiny, plastic look as opposed to photo-realistic.   :lol:

You think Snake looks photo-realistic?   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

The Gears of War shots are clearly better than the MGS4 shots.
3729  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Huge IN GAME Metal Gear Solid 4 Trailer! on: September 18, 2005, 06:43:09 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
Got a little better quality video from 1up and watched this again.

Man alive, MGS4 has the best graphics I have ever seen.

And it has jumped up to my #1 most anticipated game!  Hideo never seems to disappoint and his games seem nearly genre-defining.

The "No Place To Hide" motto...does that seem that perhaps the series is headed in a more action-y direction rather than stealth?

SUCH an awesome trailer!!!

Best you have ever seen? I take it you haven't seen many Xbox 360 games than...especially Gears of War or Oblivion.

I thought the PS3 was going to be SOOOO much better than the XBox 360?
3730  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Exorcism of Emily's Audience on: September 18, 2005, 06:37:57 PM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
So FH and I check out "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" tonight and both really like it. The exorcism sequence itself, I think, actually bests the only true comparison, and that's the final battle itself from "The Exorcist." But if I had a cross and was a holy man myself, I would have turned the Wrath of God™ on the audience itself.

Good Lord, what is it about modern audiences doing one or all of the following while at a movie theater? 1) keeping their cell phones on so they can answer and talk on them while in a movie theater surrounded by people who paid to see a movie and not listen to them gab on the phone; 2) people who bring children 10 and younger to a film that is by no means appropriate for them, but the adults want to see it so they drag their kids while telling them "just look away if it gets too scary"; 3) shouting back at the movie screen when something really sudden or very intense or both happens; 4) people laughing immediately after something scary to try and diffuse the tension

Fuck all of you. May you all bleed out and die horribly you ignorant assholes.

In case you've not heard, during the Telluride Film Festival, an ordinance was passed that made movie theaters "sacred places" wherein you could neither talk on your phone, talk out during the film, or basically be an asshole just like all the people FH and I saw the movie with tonight. Apparently, some of the violators of said ordinance were fairly high and mighty celebrities who were offended when ushers were right in their faces demanding that they respect "the sacred place" by shutting the fuck up.

To those celebrities - STFU.

This is an ordinance that needs to be passed in every city in America. If you do not respect it and respect other people who paid to watch the film in the theater, then your ass will be thrown out into the street with no refund. Hollywood wonders why people aren't going to theaters as much as they used to, and tonight I have verification of one reason among many. Laugh when it's funny, cry out if it's scary, but otherwise you need to STFU.

Oh yeah, the movie itself was a solid B+ in my book. The build-up was beyond intense, I liked how they at least tried to look at both sides of it equally, and the exorcism itself was a textbook example of how stereo sound can be used to scare the crap out of the audience. This is one of those moments that sound affeciandos will use in the future to test their home theater systems.

Good movie that I heartily recommend waiting at least two more weeks before checking out. Let the fools thin out, then go see it with someone who enjoys a movie that will make them think and make them jump out of their chair.

And movie studios are wondering why box office #'s have been going down...

I'll just watch everything on my 56" Widescreen setup, thank you very much.
3731  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Star Wars: Battlefront II beta on: September 18, 2005, 04:51:01 PM
I got in and downloaded it. Since there is an NDA, I guess I can't tell you what I think about it.

So, I will give you my opinion on something else not in anyway related to Battlefront 2.....this hypothetical thing that I am speaking about sucks, it sucks big time.

Have a nice day.
3732  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Madden 360 shots and Info on: September 18, 2005, 04:00:30 PM
The level of detail in this game is crazy!

3733  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 18, 2005, 12:09:14 PM
I just preordered the PC version of the Collectors Edition from Gamestop.

So, Ill be getting the regular edition for the Xbox 360 (preordered at my local Gamestop) and the PC Collectors edition (preordered online at Gamestop, since the local stores are horrible at getting PC games in on time and I am taking no chances with this game).

Happy now, Kathode?   biggrin
3734  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Madden 360 shots and Info on: September 18, 2005, 11:51:55 AM
Welcome to Madden NFL 06 for the Xbox 360.

With Microsoft recently announcing a launch date of November 22 we can now start showing off more of the product we have been working on over the past year or so. The Xbox 360 version of Madden NFL 06 is really starting to come together and I’m very excited about it. To me, the game really is looking, playing and feeling "next gen." Back in April we showed you some video of what we thought this game could be like and with each day of development that passes, I am more and more encouraged that we will be able to meet or exceed that target.

We still have several weeks left in development, so what we are releasing now not final yet; but I do want to confirm that all screens are captured from the game engine and not pre-rendered. You will see this level of quality and more in the final product. As things like player sizes/builds and different weather/lighting conditions become fully tuned you will begin to see these great graphics come to life in all situations. We'll soon see what the Giants at Eagles at night, in the snow looks like in real-time in this new engine and can't wait to share that with you. Of course, Madden isn't just about great graphics; we will deliver a many innovations in game play with an animation system driven by over three times the number of animations as previous versions of Madden. We're also planning on bringing franchise mode to the Xbox 360 with a whole new way to access information that franchise players will really enjoy.

They only let me share two screens this week, so we picked two that both show off the detail of this game, but in different ways. The first is a close-up of Saints QB Aaron Brooks focusing down field. We took this shot a ultra high resolution, so I hope that makes it out to you, if it does, you will notice stubble on the players’ faces and even reflection in the player eyes. Without doubt, the player faces are the most faithful reproductions we’ve ever done. Additionally the detail on essentials like the football and helmets are incredible. There are more polys in our next gen helmet than there were in the complete player from previous versions of Madden. Each NFL team helmet has the accurate paint style (notice the metallic paint of the Saints), and we have exact models of all the various helmet styles and facemask types worn in the NFL. The football is detailed down to the last pimple on the ball, and it has its own reflective properties.

In the second screen of Manning and Harrison at the Bengals, we show even more detail in the player uniforms, helmets and faces. Check out the different helmets on the Colts teammates, as well as the reflection on this sunny day scene. You also get a glimpse of our full 3-D crowd who are individually placed in each individual seat in the stadium accurately. We probably wouldn't normally show a screen shot of the back of a player's head, but this one caught my eye and felt very realistic.

In game, the players come alive with facial animation and NFL Films on-field audio, which adds a whole new level of authenticity to the game.

You will soon be seeing a lot more screens and videos as we get ready to start football season again in November. Also, be sure to check out the November issue (on sale October 4th) of EGM, which has the first detailed information and impressions of the game from their visit to our studios several weeks ago.

- Jeremy Strauser, Senior Producer, Madden NFL 06

I've got to say...those shots look pretty damn good. That Burger King video was from a very early build of the game, this is closer to what the final game will look like.
3735  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 06:55:35 PM
Uh-oh Nintnedo....

Check out the name of the story.

Nintendo produces new remote control

That is the lead headline on the AP article.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

This thing is DOA.
3736  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The real Revo controller on: September 16, 2005, 11:25:37 AM
Got this from over at Gaming Age, where the Nintendo Fanboys are NOT happy about the controller...and you know you have problems when the Nintendo fanboys don't even like it.

This is one of the worst ideas ever from Nintendo. It looks a pain to have to push all the buttons or play anything. The general public is going to laugh when they see  this and pass it by. Virtual Boy Part Deux.
3737  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 16, 2005, 02:34:37 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
All I know is this - if the Collector's Edition comes out for the PC (which I don't see why not), I'm buying it. Bethesda deserves my extra money as far as I'm concerned.

Blasted addictive game.

If it comes out for the PC and is $10 cheaper, then I will buy it.

I also just saw a post on the official forums by Kathode that said the Pocket Guide is not the same one that was in the Redguard game. If that is the case, I guess I will be getting it afterall. smile
3738  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 15, 2005, 09:28:41 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
Quote from: "Hetz"
Got this from Gamestop:

Collector's Edition Content:
- Pocket Guide to the Empire
- Making of Oblivion Documentary
- Septim Gold Coin

Unimpressed. Sorry gav. I guess its only 10 more than a regular CE Myto, or I guess if we presuem that360 games will all be 60 than its only 10 more than normal. Yeah, still too much for that stuff though smile

Agreed...unless it's some mega 3 hr documentary on the whole history of the Elder Scrolls, I will probabily pass.

Is the Pocket Guide to the Empire, the same thing that was in Redguard? Gavin?
3739  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 15, 2005, 07:36:14 PM
Got this from Gamestop:

Collector's Edition Content:
- Pocket Guide to the Empire
- Making of Oblivion Documentary
- Septim Gold Coin
3740  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 12:42:32 PM
Video of them making the 360 and some new footage of Kameo and Call Of Duty 2.
3741  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 12:27:07 PM

3742  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / XB 360 11/22 for US release on: September 15, 2005, 11:41:04 AM
It isn't?

I see no release list.

Oblivion is shipping on 11/21, so it's a launch title....just like I said it would be!
3743  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 13, 2005, 05:50:08 PM
I am sure there will be.

Anyways, kathode, care to comment on what is in this new edition???
3744  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 13, 2005, 04:28:13 PM
3745  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] Oblivion - Collectors Edition - $69.99 on: September 13, 2005, 04:19:40 PM

Woah. Wonder what is in it??
3746  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [XB360] is now sold out of preorders on: September 12, 2005, 09:17:26 PM
Just noticed this on their bundle page:

"Orders placed after Noon (EST) on September 6, 2005 may not be filled from our first shipment. We will ship additional bundles as they become available."
3747  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Interesting Call from EB I Got on Friday (360 related) on: September 12, 2005, 09:09:41 PM
I have my system and Oblivion paid off. Thank goodness.

Guess I'll go down and put some more money down on a couple more games...
3748  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Hot Rumor....NFL 2k6 for the Xbox 360??? on: September 12, 2005, 12:50:48 AM

"September 9th 2005 - Yes you heard right 2k fans, 2k football is returning. Today at the Sports Gaming Convention we had a chance to sit down with Greg Thomas of 2k sports and ask him a few questions about the projects he's been working on as of late. When asked how NBA2K6 was coming along he said "Very well, the game is looking fantastic, we can't wait to show you what we've done with it since E3." The really big shocker came when asked if 2k sports would ever make a football game again, he just smiled and said, "Wait until X05."

That article was posted at IGN the other day and it got removed shortly after. Also, it seems that the NFL/EA deal doesn't take effect until 1/1/06....can you say NFL 2k6 for the XBox 360???

Please let it be true....
3749  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Ghost Recon 3 Video on: September 11, 2005, 08:46:30 PM
Wow, that footage is truly NEXT GEN!

This game just shot into my "must buy" list for the 360 launch...
3750  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [360] Madden video! Prepare to be... on: September 08, 2005, 11:32:46 PM
What happened to the "the real thing will look better than the render shown during the NFL Draft show!!!" line of BS from EA?

That looked NO WHERE NEAR AS GOOD as the render that they showed during the draft. The player faces looked good, but this just screams of a rushed port of the PC version of the game.

Damnit, I expected better...damn you EA. If only they hadn't boought the exclusive rights....NFL 2k6 on the XBox 360 would have been amazing....   :cry:
3751  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: "Fanboys" on: September 04, 2005, 07:04:40 PM
Quote from: "Darren8r"
Does anyone else feel like going absolute ape shit when they hear this word or see it printed someone on a web site?

Because I do, it drives me up the wall. When this word is used its usually in a negative manner and results in verbal conflict.

And when I say it to my self "Fanboys" it just gives me a head ache.

I just wanted to know what you guys think of this word.

I see it all over gaming sites and what not, luckily I havent seen it here yet and hopefully I wont biggrin

FANBOY ALERT!!!!!!!!!!

 :wink:  Tongue
3752  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / More Oblivion Screens on: September 04, 2005, 10:42:57 AM
Quote from: "EddieA"
I don't know if they're the same ones, but there are a bunch of new screenshots at WorthPlaying.

Those are the same ones that were posted here and taken down.

There are more new shots as well on the net, from OXM, that are even better....but they are scans.

Come on Kathode, we need more official shots on the official page. As well as another movie or something. Magazines get a ton of new shots, but web users get jack squat or just a couple OLD shots that were in magazines months ago.

Why can't there be any NEW shots released on the website for once? Don't you want to do web exclusive shots?
3753  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ever been carded buying an M-rated game? on: September 02, 2005, 03:53:51 AM
I was carded for a M rated game at Best Buy a few months ago. I was 28 at the time.


I am married, have 2 kids and a wedding ring on my finger...yet I get carded for a game that 17 year olds can buy.

I do look very young though, at least that is what everyone tells me, I am not suprised really when people card me.
3754  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 to launch on Black Friday (11/25)??? on: September 01, 2005, 11:18:58 AM

Oh crap, good luck getting a system if you didn't preorder! It is going to be mass hysteria if the system launches on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

August 31, 2005 - Microsoft plans to launch the Xbox 360 as late as Friday, November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, with software potentially hitting shelves earlier that week, sources from three US retailers told IGN today.

The three retail chains, all of whom independently pointed to Friday, November 25, as the hardware launch day, received email describing launch data late Monday. Launch day games have been re-assigned from early November to Monday, November 22, as potential first day ship dates. When contacted, Microsoft would not confirm or deny the information. In previous official announcements, Microsoft has said Xbox 360 will vaguely launch this fall.

Why the late date? Microsoft is hoping to give developers as much time as possible to finish and polish their games while simultaneously shipping their concave new box during the most active day in North America. Additionally, independent sources have told IGN that final dev kits haven't replaced the mid-summer beta kits, which has added to developers' frustrations.

Game developers, analysts, and retailers have all been unofficially told by Microsoft that November is the launch month, but even as late as today, when IGN phoned a handful of teams, they were still uncertain of a concrete date. Retailers, have thus far, provided shifting and often conflicting information, but rarely do their dates or numbers match up as evenly as this data.
3755  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I WON A XBOX 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 31, 2005, 11:18:23 PM
Thanks for the congrats everyone! smile

I am still in shock that I actually won this thing and will have the Xbox 360 the weekend before the official launch!

Here is hoping that retailers start selling games before the launch date like they have with most of the other recent system launches...but if not, at least I will have Madden 06 to keep me happy until launch day.
3756  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I WON A XBOX 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 30, 2005, 05:52:06 PM
Quote from: "dangerballs"
Awesome. That means you'll only have to spend $100 on release (I'm guessing that they're only giving away the core system so you'll want the hard drive).  I've only put one entry in, but now i'm going to have to go and load up.

It's actually the $399 version of the system. I called them up and asked about it. Everyone is getting the Premium Pack. I guess there are going to be hardly any Core systems at all this winter.

As for why I didn't take Oblivion...well they wouldn't let me. I had to choose between Madden 06 and Need for Speed.
3757  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I WON A XBOX 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 30, 2005, 02:48:11 PM
Quote from: "Dimmona"

How many caps did you enter in that drawing?  Just one?  I've been debating whether or not to spread mine out or dump them all in...

I only put one in the 8:30 drawing. I put 3 in the 8:20 drawing as well.
3758  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I WON A XBOX 360!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on: August 30, 2005, 02:31:16 PM

I won one of the drawings at the site!!!! I knew that drinking Mountain Dew would pay off eventually! smile

This is what I won!

Sponsor will ship to each verified sweepstakes winner the following: one (1) Xbox 360 system, one (1) game (title to be selected at time of registration for Promotion), and one (1) "Party In A Box" prize consisting of a five (5) Xbox 360/Dew branded hats and T-shirts, two (2) manufacturer's coupons redeemable for free 12-pack Mountain Dew products. Total estimated retail value of sweepstakes prize package is $580.00. Limit one (1) Xbox 360 prize per person and/or Account and/or household.

Plus, I get it on the Saturday BEFORE LAUNCH!!!!

I got Madden 06 as my free game.

 biggrin  biggrin  biggrin  biggrin

Time to cancel my preorder and save myself $450!!!
3759  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Oblivion Interview - Lots of new info! on: August 29, 2005, 09:35:16 PM
More stuff to drool over...   biggrin

Okay, i'm not sure whether people have done descriptions of these screens, but i just got home to find the October Issue of OXM lying on my table with the word Oblivion on the front. After looking at the pictures i can clearly say that Oblivion is the most beautiful game i have ever seen. Onto the descriptions...

1. This screenshot is in the first person view, of the PC wielding the most beautiful Daedric sword i have ever seen. It looks like it may be the Daedric longsword or Dai-Katana, but its very hard to tell from the picture. Infront of the PC there are a few steps (3) and then at the top of the steps there looks to be a concrete throne that looks pretty dirty and worn down, so i don't think this has anything to do with the emperor. There are candles up near the throne chair, with light beautifully shimmering off the floor. In the back ground there are what look to be 3 pillars in a semi-circular formation with some kind of object emitting a whitey blue light that also looks beautiful against the pillars. This screenshot also shows the HUD. I must admit that the compass isn't that bad, instead of looking like the mini-map on the top right of Morrowind, the compass is a simple rectable with a greyish background and then along the bottom it says N then there are some dots and to the right of N it says NE, To the left of the compass there are the health/fatigue/magika bars, as well as two symbols showing what weapon is equipped and what magic spell you have at your ready.

2. The second screenshot really doesn't tell us as much as the first. The screenshot has been taken at night, on the edge of a forest. It is very dark and gloomy, and looks really scary. This picture really shows the depth of what can be seen in the game. There are trees that look to be maybe a half mile to a mile away from the place where the screenshot is taken and are dark and greyish, but i'm sure that in the day the trees will look really good even from far away. Anyway, in the foreground is a small group of rocks. These rocks are vertical and stand taller than they are wide, about a 4:1 ratio. The main foreground rock has an amazing inscription on it that is glowing brightly orange. I can't really tell what the inscription looks like, just a bunch of lines, but it looks like it may be something spelt out in Daedric language??? (Don't quote me on that one, i'm just taking a guess)

3. The third screenshot is that one of the ghost in the dungeon, people have described it before so i'm not going to, i will say that it looks amazing though.

4. This screenshot is absolutely amazing. It shows a Daedra that has just climbed out of an Oblivion Gate (or so i assume as its standing right outside of it...) The Oblivion Gate is once again bordered in rock, and around the place where the Gate has opened there are hook-like rocks pointing out of the ground in a circular fasion around the gate. The Daedra has its head back and its mouth open as thought it is screeming. The teeth on the thing aren't very big, but the claws that it have are extremely huge. All in all, this Daedra is pretty shocking and scary.

5. This is another interesting picture that i don't think has been released before. Finally we get to see some magic in action (well kind of.) This is a small screenshot, in first person view. Once again the HUD is there, and the only things that have changed to the HUD are that the health bar looks lower, the magic symbol has changed and the compass is now pointing West. Anyway, the PC is wielding a glass longsword. The sword looks really awesome. The hilt (i think thats what you call it) looks to be made out of a metal item, and kind of looks blue. There are two pieces of glass sticking out of the sides of the hilt, and then there is the long blade that seems to have been shoved into the end of the hilt where there are claw like parts of the hilt that are holding the glass in place. Its hard to explain, maybe someone can do a better job than me, but oh well. Anyway, the PC has just hit a creature with the sword. The sword obviously has a freeze enchantment on it because the cgreature that the PC is fighting is totally frozen in place, incased in ice, or maybe hes just shimmering white. The creature kind of looks like a scorpion-man, i've never seens one before. He has four legs that go up vertically from the floor, then horizontally over to his body, with different twists along the way. Then the things torso is connected to the legs in the center. Once again, kinda of hard to explain...

6. Another screenshot that was released in a magazine last week sometime that shows the PC fighting some skeletons in the rain. Once again its in first person, but it doesn't show the HUD. The PC is wielding a ebony sword. This one has also been previously described, so i'm not going to go any further than this. Just to note that below the screenshot there are some concept artworks. One of a creature in full daedric armor. I'm not sure if this is the armor that we will actually be able to wear, but if it is, i can tell you that that is what i'm going to wear. It looks totally awesome. Then there is a green monster with massive forearms and really big teeth. Hes not that scary, but looks pretty mean, and a low level PC wouldn't want to be fighting that thing.

7. This is a small screenshot, showing the menu system in Oblivion. it only takes up half the screen, the other half shows a third person shot of the PC wearing full Daedric armor. The menu is in the magic section, which consists of a number of spells: Beguiling Touch, Burning Touch, Cold Touch, Consume Health, Cure Disease and Cure Poison. Next to each spell is a number, which i guess is how much magika it takes up to cast this spell...

8. On the next page, there is a two page screenshot (i think its a screenshot, but i'm not totally sure, it may just be a rendered thing to show some stuff. But anyway, its a two page picture or Chorrol from an airial view. The city is surrounded by a huge brick wall (like a medieval castle) with a walkway along the top circling the entire city/town thing. Along the wall there are 3 small tower thingss that i can see which would be perfect shooting places for archers etc. Chorral isn't that big, but it has a lot of stuff inside of it. First off there is a castle that is pretty big to the right side of the town. Underneath the castle is the city jail. In the center of the town is the main shopping/housing area. There is a road leading from the castle to the entrance to the city (where theres a big gate) and then from there there is a road leading through northwards (i really don't know i'm just using north as up okay?) that leads into the shopping part. On each side of the road there are shops and houses, and it is also noted that there is the fighters guild there. From the main entrance there is also a road leading north east which travels hast some more houses and then past the huge chapel seen in many previous sgreenshots. It continues on past more houses then finally stops. It can also be seen that there is a person standing next to two dogs. I don't know about you all but when i thought about pets in Oblivion, and heard about dogs, i thought puppies, but ooooh no. These dogs are fully grown and look to be up to the waist of the man they are standing by. It is also noted that outside of the castle there is a stable where you can keep your horse, most likely implying that you can't take your horse into town with you. There is also an inn that you can go to and you can spend the night there (for a price of course...)

9.10.11. These screenshots were also described before. There is the picture of the red Argonian in Bravil, then a beautiful picture of a small pond near Cheydinhal, and the picture of the port at Anvil. All i'm going to say is that the water looks as good as you can hope for...

Other stuff that was interesting in the article. Though i'm not sure whether i'm allowed to say this is that it has numbers of stuff in Oblivion. There are 400+ books, 200+ dungeons, 200 appriximate hours of gameplay, 150+ quests, 121 plant types, 21 character stats, 16 square miles of the game, 9 major cities, 8 primary character atributes, and 5 types of horses.

Okay, thats pretty much a wrap. I haven't even read the article yet as i wanted to get on here and post about it. Muahaha its totally awesome. I hope the descriptions tell you enough, if you want to know more just PM me or post in here and i'll be glad to go into further detail

(Also sorry if someone has also done descriptions of this. I looked at the first two pages of threads and couldn't see anything on it so i went ahead and posted this. It took me about 30 or 40 mins to type up though since i've been staring at the pictures for 5 minutes at a time in total wonder)


1) Also wanted to say that it mentions that Oblivion Gates will open randomly in the game and won't be static because i read a thread on that issue a few days ago, hopefully this can clear some stuff up)
2) It says that the game is a Xbox 360 Launch Day its pretty much definetly a launch title.
3760  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox 360 Omega and Ultimate Bundle on: August 26, 2005, 03:55:17 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Gamestop got a $2K version now, eh? And what happens if all of those games don't actually launch with the system? You just get some big, ugly IOU?

If you look at the list, it looks like they put games on there that are all expected to launch with the system.
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