A possible Xbox 360 version of Stranger's Wrath HD was on the cards but it seems Microsoft didn't want to play ball with Just Add Water.
That is total garbage!!! Well if PS3 makes this happen guess I still be able to give it some love.
it's on psn now!
I thought it was going to be a mp release. Im going to support JAW and get it with my xmas psn card money. I only got a few hours into the original.
M$ sh!ting on its Fanboys how is that news , they love it when M$ dose this to them.
No Nexus-Knight (you seem like a $ony fanboy yourself to be honest), Fanboys do not love it when this happens. As an Xbox owner who unfortunately doesnt own a PS3 anymore, I can say this is very upsetting to hear and I an im no way pleased I will not get to play this game. There is no need to result to console-bashing, as its we gamers who should be united in this matter. Its the industry as a whole which is damaged by this injustice, as this is the kind of game that should be experinced by anyone and everyone, as if it sold well it would show publishers there is still a market for originality and innovation (something getting increasingly rare nowadays).
JUST SHUT UP ALL YOU WHINERS! No one was in the meeting when this deal was being made, so unless you have the scoop...shut up. Secondly, Nexus Knight is ignorant. XBL has 7x more arcade games than PS3 w/ free trials and you complain about them not agreeing w/ JAW on the release of an Original Xbox game? Do you people just argue and cry for the hell of it or do you think before you make stupid comments? Grow up! Not only does MS give you more games to download, they also have a much bigger XBOX 360 library to download compared to PSN. Choose your battles
someone disagrees that isnt on psn right now. Well im to reassure you it is on psn as of right now. Cant wait for the disagrees.
@orange-skittle I agreed with the first sentence of your post, but then you should have just taken your own advice. Not everyone thinks quantity > quality. I own both, and I don't make any stupid insinuations with dollar signs as an "S". These are major corporations, money is the bottom line, the driving force - for all of them.
Well, then it will never be on Xbox now -_- http://www.destructoid.com/... I guess JAW got tired of jumping through hoops to get on LIVE.
This news is like a year old. The game is too big to fit on Xbox live which iirc has a 2gb limit. Recently games have got around it by using games on demand but it's a silly workaround for sure
@jdub - Unwritten rule on N4G #1: If you complain about getting disagrees, you get more disagrees.
Orange skittle. The "scoop" was on the PSNation podcast where the head of marketing and PR (I believe thats his title anyway)Stewart Gilray of JAW explained the whole thing. http://www.psnation.org/201... Start about 15 min in and it should cover everything Basically though MS has a lot of bureaucracy they were unwilling to bend to help make this game possible on 360.
I think that's a stupid excuse. I think M$ just didn't like the fact that the game was going on the ps3.
Microsoft wouldnt care if $ony were also getting the game. In fact, they would have wanted it to NOT be an exclusive. There would be a reason behind this.
Where are all the people like White Lighting who say there are never slam articles against Microsoft... You can buy the original on XBL. It's not like this is a big deal to 360 fans. Maybe to nerds who are very picky in their game collection. It's not like it's a full retail release either. So the only way anyone is going to care is if you are bragging about your digital download collection. It's not like you can hand them box and say "take a look".
yeah, because everyone knows that one negative article about MS is equal to weeks and weeks of negative (made up) articles about Sony. see those two bubbles? i got one removed for being negative about the Vita. so don't automatically think this is a fanboy reply. consider the facts
@Brosy, the difference is that this is actually news as opposed to 99% of the anti-Sony articles which are mostly opinions of journalists who repeatedly attack Sony on a regular basis for easy hits.
Why did Brosy get 13 disagrees??? It's true the original has been available on xbl for a long time...sigh
Brosy is right that we can get it in the original format. But with the HD remake, and 16:9 format, and for $14.99 I don't see how the original can compare. I played the original, and it is up there on my top 10 list. I will be getting it on PSN next week. I feel for the people who only have one option in this matter. Hopefully Microsoft will figure it out, and let the fans (who are the ones missing out) enjoy a top notch game.
look for all the right MS has done some of their policies are just plain dumb business choices. Valve has said that they like and appreciate how sony is with developer about psn. in the long run i think these policies are only gonna hurt the xbox brand and xblive in general. with nintendo launching their online service, they have 2 example in front of them psn/xblive so they can learn from both and make the best choices for them self and their fans and next gen developers will have 3 options pcn/xblive and nintendo's service so if MS keep these bulyl rules up some of the developer may just say WTF and leave xblive brand all together now i know you may say i am just being a fanboy which i am not i have both xbox360 and ps3. thing is this gen MS were the first ones out next time around that's not gonna happen so unless you arre on equal playing field i think it could hurt them in long term MS think we want apps for facebook,twitter and more social media crap than actual games, someone needs to teel them as much as they want xbox360 to be a living room media box end of the day its still a gaming machine and most of their fanbase are still gamers
Well if it hurts consumers and by extension MS, they will have to change their tune or see Xbox Live decline. There are no worries, as you have alternatives and competition in the market.
It's ironic that this was an exclusive on the original xbox and now it would seem that Microsoft is turning their back on them or just not bending at all. This is crap...I wanted this for my Xbox. Microsoft really needs to open things up a bit in 2013 if the rumors of a new console ring true. This is almost as bad as when Nintendo wouldnt allow the remastered goldeneye be published because of some small licensing issue. Oh well...PS3 it is.
@Snipes It's not really that ironic when u look at the game selling very poorly. Why you u make an exclusive deal with a game that lost a lot of money because of low sales? (with that said, it did recieve some solid reviews)
Why is it that a company who charges for its online features would have a 2 gig file size limit but the company who doesn't charge has no limit?? That's odd...
This did not launch the same day on Xbox Live as it did on PSN. Microsoft stated earlier this year that if games are NOT released at the same time as they are on PSN, they don't want it EVER. JAW aren't weak morons that give into shit politics like this. And that is why it isn't coming to it unless Microsoft goes back on its word ("360 doesn't need HDMI", "We support HDDVD unless it dies, then we support digital downloads", Xbox 360 will always be a gaming console first") Yeah don't worry it will come to Xbox Live.
Microsoft would rather have apps for Twitter and Youtube rather than games. No reason for that limit at all.
Rofl, true, so true! +1
Although there are more XBLA exclusives than there are PSN exclusives. Look it up...or just blindly disagree with me if that feels easier :)
Basically, Microsoft is better able to push smaller, indie dev teams around. Microsoft forces their publishing on indie developers, which means most of those games have little to no hope of appearing on other platforms other than PC. I won't push the disagree button on you, but I just wanted you understand the full story.
@Persistantthug How is MS forcing "their publising" on indie developers? As far as I know, indie developers are free to publish on whatever platform they want as evident, that has happened multiple times. The thing with indie developers is that they don't have a "publisher" which means getting on any other platform other than PC is next to impossible. Nobody else, but MS has a platform that indie devs can publish without a publisher. I don't see how that is MS fault for being indie friendly?....
That also means they get to keep more of the profits....obviously.
Having more XBLA "exclusives" isn't necessarily a good thing, especially when those XBLA games aren't exactly top notch. Have you seen some of the XBLA Indie games? Sony has quality guidelines, but they're still pretty open about letting indie devs put games on the PSN.
@Persistantthug That's not forcing "their" (i.e. one of MS') publisher on indie developers. That is a requirement to have 'A' publisher and ONLY applies to Xbox Live Arcade. If you get a publisher, you can publish on any platform you want in addition to Xbox Live as many already have done. That is just a way to weed out the crap. If you want to "self" publish on Xbox Live, you can!!! It's called Xbox Live Indie Games and anyone with a $100 can self-publish. That said, I have not heard you can "self" publish with PSN. You have to be selected by Sony to be able to publish on PSN. So unless you are selected, you ain't selling any games on PSN. Those selected are likely to have gotten a publishing agreement anyhow, because they are the cream of the crop. So if anything, in the end you have far less chance of getting on PSN than you would on Xbox Live platform that only excludes people that doesn't have a $100 or live in a non-supported region. Do you have any sources to backup your "indicated" claim that ANY indie developer can self-publishing on PSN?
LOL! that is probably one of the most truthful statements anyone has made on this site. Bubbles up sir!
I dont know about you but the UFC app is great!! Ill be watching UFC 141 for free this Friday. Anyways MS fcked up! Im glad i have the ps3 for when MS fcks shite up!
How are you watching it for free. Last time I checked you still have to pay for the pay per view even with the UFC app
It was free for a limited time. It was a first come first serve type of thing. BUT keep a look out they are going to start offering the PPV for free again for a limited number of people. Might be today or a few hours before it starts. So KEEP your eyes peeled!
Didn't really play the game so directly it doesn't affect myself, but I hear arcade game sales are falling. Could the lack of marketing and games recently have something to do with that?
Stranger's Wrath was one of the best produced games on Xbox. It was exclusive back then but bombed. Maybe this is just rough justice - but then again, why should fans bite the bullet?
Shame. I never got to play this on xbox, and loved the old side-scrolling PS1 games. May just pick this up on PS3 during the dry months.
you better know that stranger's wrath has nothing to do with the Abe's odyssey etc games that came out on ps1 Oddworld is like the Tom Clancy games. it has the Oddworld but it isn't in the same world or story which confused me for a while
Buy this and support this team. They're fantastic developers!
Indeed. Perhaps if this sells well they will make another.
what is it about? i want a new game, but i don't want to be distracted so much... a downloadable title that can get to me.... is this it ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... This will tell you everything you need to know, but I will say this was a full title on the original xbox, not a bite sized Arcade game. If I remember correctly, it took me around 10 hours to get through this.
MS really acts like PSN/SONY has cooties, it's bloody immature.
Hahah not heard that word in quite a while. But you're right. Not accepting a game on to your platform because it's been on another console previously is an immature way to treat game developers and bad industry action. I'm glad Sony doesn't do this with developers who have previously been published on XBLA. You can tell when certain companies hold better standards for developers and Microsoft has poor standards when it comes to this aspect. In reality, Microsoft sh*ts on everyone though, developers and their fans. As far as I was aware, the game didn't come to XBLA because Microsoft has a limit on Arcade games, and this game is over 3GB.
If anyone really wanted to play it, just pick up a copy on the original Xbox format. Microsoft has file size limits and this one went over, move along and nothing more to see here. If Microsoft gamer's were really interested in the game in the first place they would have actually bought it when it released. It was a solid game, but nothing fantastic or really innovative.
1) There have been a number of improvements and added content to this version. 2) With there being no file restrictions on the 360's other game DL service, the only thing keeping this version off of XBL is a bureaucratic position.
@Noticeably_Trolling Read the article. They made changes to accommodate their silly 2GB restriction. "If Microsoft gamer's were really interested in the game in the first place they would have actually bought it when it released" - So the tiny amount of people that bought the original xbox are the same multiply higher amount of people that own Xbox 360s?
@ Noticeable_Troll This is a silly comment to make. With your mentality there would be no point releasing any HD versions of older games. And I think you'll find, there's quite a few more Xbox gamers now than there were back in 2004.
MIcrosoft arnt gonna bend their rules for any developer lol.. If they let one developer go over there 2gb Limit then they have to allow others.. Its not Microsofts fault that the game went over that limit so therefor its not their fault.. Developers knew what file size it must be and they didnt stick to it.. Their fault not microsofts
Actually if you read the article, jaw tweaked it to be under 2g. So is actually ms fault.
@Heartnet: It used to be much lower. They increased it for a few games. I recall Castlevania: SotN being a specific example of a game they increased the limit for. Edit: For some reason, I couldn't make the links I found for this at 1up.com work, but here's one that more or less did a copy/paste of it: http://www.xbox360achieveme...
@Noticeably_FAT Reasons why your comment is entirely flawed 1)Improved graphics. 2)Smoother frame rates. 3)Achievements/Trophies 4)If you bothered to read the article the developer lowered the file size to meet the 2gig requirement 5)This game was released on the original xbox which had half the fanbase that the 360 does. Case and point the is all Microsofts fault. If Sony doesn't charge for their online and no file size limits then why does Microsoft? Nothing you and the blinded 360 zealots say can excuse Microsoft for once again screwing up..
yeah, and that is possible since the original Xbox games are so easy to find. :/ I can still find most of PS2 games around, but there is no place that sells Xbox games, and when you find them, it is always Halo
MS has been taking a S**t on people since kinect. 2 exclusives a year, Live price hike, useless updates that brainwwash people into thinking advertisements everywhere make it feel professional and instead of streamlining live for games it just adds stuff that has nothing to do with games
just picked up the pc version for $2.50 on steam, it's on sale until jan 2nd for that price; http://store.steampowered.c... runs at a perfect 60 on my 5 series nvidia in 1080p when it first launched it had issues according to many people, ran terrible, artifacts ect. again, at least for me on a 5 series nvidia, it runs flawless and is a very fun game. well worth $2.50
This is the version that may get the hd upgrades eventually right? Sweet deal either way.
Microsoft have been shitting all over gamers for a while now, I'm used to it. Still recovering from the steaming pile they left when they added the new god awful dashboard ui update.
More like MS took a s*** on the dev. Since they and most of ps3 owners are mostly complaining about this. Especially when you can get this game on steam during their holiday sale. I'm sure everyone has a PC that can play this game. So why bitch and moan.
And yet again we get the typical "If its 360-only you're missing out/If its PS3-only you're not missing much." Which seems to come from the 360/PC crowd.
I want Munch's Oddessy HD instead
msxbox-world.com is a Sony fan site in disguise, for people who don't know. It goes both ways, there are Sony sites on here that are just Xbox fans.
Not really. They do all sorts of articles, like this for example: http://www.msxbox-world.com... I think, to a certain degree, you want to call out the things you like when you think they're being dumb, because it's only through complaining about the problems that you can encourage them to do better in the future. I'm not sure I know a single person who wouldn't want the things they like to be the best they can possibly be.
wow, you guys are desperate huh? I guess next you do is call Planet Xbox a Sony fan since even THEY wrote few article complaining and wondering why SONY doesn't make the same mistakes. Wow, just give it a rest already!
on the original xbox so I am not missing out, but I think 360 gamers should have been given the choice. Lucky for me if I get the itch to play it ill get it on ps3
How is Microsoft shitting on anyone (in this case)?! Xbox owners can purchase the original for Xbox. Who the hell cares about Oddworld anyway? I own the original for Xbox and no one is missing anything worth bending over backwards for. So you (possibly) cant purchase an HD version of a some-what decent game that came out years ago... big deal! Like XBLA doesn't have a monsoon of better games to play.