There is are no words to describe the goings on at X06 today other than wild and feverish. Everyone is trying to get their say, and companies, journalists and developers alike are fighting for the limelight. For starters, Ensemble Studios are making a Halo RTS (Not Halo 3, that's still Bungie.) Peter Jackson (Wingnut Interactive... What the hell of a name is that?) is to be making a new Halo game (Not the RTS or Halo 3), and that the Halo film is making positive progress. It will be interesting to see if the now 5 Halo games + the film will end up clashing with their storylines, or if Microsoft and Bungie will be making sure that they all stay true to the plot or not.
Also, the HD-DVD Drive has been officialy, (And we mean officialy 100% now!) confirmed to be priced at $200 in the US. This doesn't mean that we'll be getting it at £100 though. But, the HD-DVD player comes with the Universal Remote and a copy of Peter Jackson's King Kong on HD-DVD. Think this is part of the same deal? It is. Life is so unfair! Good news for the 360 fanbase too! (This news will kill Sony fanboys though!) GTA IV: Episodes is to be a 360 exclusive along with Splinter Cell: Convicted and the long anticipated game BioShock is to be available on PC and Xbox 360 only. What's Sony got? Nothing, other than Metal Gear Solid 4. But some exclusive GTA content will get many gamers writhing in their seats. Seems like we now know who Rockstar is backing with their succesful Table Tennis launch for the 360 too! So, good news for 360 owners like myself! With Fable 2, Viva Pinata, Lost Planet, Alan Wake, Fifa '07, Forza Motorsports 2, Mass Effect, Fusion Frenzy and all these great sounding Halo titles lined up, it looks like we're in for quite a treating!
EDIT: After writing this article, I was inspired to go on and complete Halo 2 in legendary mode... again. I'm not rubbish gamer. Don't mess with the best, because you'll be messing with me. If anyone would like to challenge me on Xbox Live, feel free. I'll whoop you any day of the week.
Labels: Gaming, Microsoft