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Submitted by WolfLeBlack 1170d ago | news

Stewart Gilray on bringing Stranger’s Wrath to XBLA: “Obviously we’re not cool enough anymore.”

Just Add Water have been fighting a battle since 2010 to bring Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath to XBLA, but Microsoft seem to be fighting ever step of the way. Now Stewart Gilroy, CEO of Just Add Water, offers a brief comment on the war. (Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, Xbox 360)

Majin-vegeta  +   1170d ago
Wow talk about being arrogant retards.

@Below yea M$ guess i should have worded my statement better>_<.
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WolfLeBlack  +   1170d ago
I'm assuming you're talking about Microsoft? :D
Godmars290  +   1170d ago
Who are you talking about: MS for not allowing it for what seems to be a petty reasoning, or Just Add for repeatedly complaining about it?

My money's on MS.
Shadonic  +   1170d ago
yea this is a fail on Microsoft.
WolfLeBlack  +   1170d ago
I agree with that. At this point there's seems to be another reason to their refusals, but they're simply not telling us what that reason is.

It'll be interesting to find out, should they ever reveal it.
kaveti6616  +   1170d ago
Wasn't the original reason why Microsoft refuses to publish the game because they demanded that it be exclusive to XBLA or that it be released day and date with the PSN version?
Infernostew  +   1170d ago
I don't know how that having the release day and date with psn is relevant anymore since they allowed Joe Danger on XBLA.
coolbeans  +   1170d ago
Joe Danger didn't release on XBLA, Joe Danger: Special Edition did.
maniacmayhem  +   1170d ago
Well if that's the case then just release it for PSN and forget about XBL.

In the future if this is the whole story Just Add Water should with hold their future games from 360.

Would love to hear the other side of this story though. Would like to hear from MS their version of this story.
Bundi  +   1170d ago
Yeah that makes great business sense, lets withhold from the 2nd biggest market of digital games. They should make you CEO.
That said, pretty wanky move Microsoft. I'm very disappoint son. Their reasons don't make any sense and are just petty. Shame on you Microsoft.
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maniacmayhem  +   1170d ago
I would be great as a CEO, thanks for the vote of confidence.
eferreira  +   1170d ago
Stuart is awesome on psnation podcast when he is a guest.
yesmynameissumo  +   1170d ago
That's a shame. I had this on the original Xbox and loved it. The remake is fairing pretty well in terms of reviews too. It's weird it was a Xbox exclusive last gen, now it looks to be a PS3 exclusive this gen (until a PC version of course). I think this is due to the blog post on PlayStation when it was first announced and it not being on the 360 first. Wasn't the XBLA version of Portal larger than 2GB?
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WolfLeBlack  +   1170d ago
No, Portal: Still Alive (to give it its XBLA name) is actually only 628mb, which is pretty impressive.

The 2GB size limit for Arcade games is a actual hardware limitation, as opposed to a wierd choice by MS. As far as I'm away, anyway
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hellvaguy  +   1170d ago
Sounds like this is just fish food for fanboys to flame over on a game no1 on xbox cares about. Could just go by the game or $5 if it was that important.
smashman98  +   1170d ago
yes u could buy the game for 5 dollars only formatted for an standard tv or you could pay 15 get it at a higher resolution better framerate and achievments/ trophies on top of that its a digital copy so that means it will be yours forever
delosisland  +   1170d ago
The original is on xbl right now. Go away chiefs
delosisland  +   1170d ago
Yea im replying to myself....original available, end of story. No reason to hate xbox more than u already do. Go play heavy rain. End of story byeeeeeeee
Edit: I've been drinking cuz its Wednesday and I'm sick of my 7th graders
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BrutallyBlunt  +   1170d ago
I like the attention devs are putting on Microsoft. Hopefully they wake up soon and realize not everyone has the same vision as them. You can expand your userbase by supporting a new direction like Kinect but you should do it without alienating what got you there. Oddworld was actually pushed on the original XBOX and not the Playstation 2. Now it seems it's the other way around.

Microsoft is a huge company with lots of money to invest. Surely they can push Kinect while supporting games like this AND create new IP's that are not just Kinect titles. The attention to turning the XBOX into a media centre shouldn't come at the cost of taking away game support.
Vega75  +   1170d ago
i think it's messed up that MS is giving them the run around. they should just tell them straight up NO and send them on there way. no need to keep them jumping through hoops to only keep denying them being on XBLA. just say no and be done with it
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WolfLeBlack  +   1169d ago
Just to let everyone know that I contacted Microsoft to get their comment on all of this so that I can publish that as well. Lets hope whatever they have to say sheds some light on this whole thing.
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