Play the 360 before the UK launch date

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  1. Caprylate

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    http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/community/news/3...62ee77af8f49991



    Haven't seen a topic on this yet, but there's going to be an Xbox 360 tour in Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and London, you'll be able to try out PD0, PGR3 ( :D ), DOA and Kameo. And of course, they'll be shown in high def. I'm really looking forward to this, I'll go to the London event (on Saturday), hopefully it won't be too crowded and I'll be one of the first to experience PGR3 in high def. If only London was the first city to be visited.

    So, who else is going?
     
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    I 'm going to try and attend the Glasgow one if i'm not working.

    The original xbox preview show in London was pretty good and PGR & DOA were the reasons I bought an XBOX after playing them there.

    This time I'm buying one regardless, but it will still be nice to get a sneak preview.
     
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    I might dabble with the one in Leeds on the Friday (should be less crowded then). :smashin:
     
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    We don't want people like you in leeds :D ;)

    I'm not going to be able to go i'll be working, i thought Game would be getting the gaming pods? if not i'll have to wait untill Dec2 :(
     
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    I'll try for the london one, but why does it have to be the last stop?! :(
     
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    Gonna have to find an excuse to go to our Leeds office on the Friday. As said above, hopefully it will not be as crowded then.
     
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    :D It's a mere 20 min train ride away for me and i'm dying to see the 360 in action. Pull a sicky Jay, you know it makes sense! :smashin:
     
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    what a suprise nothing in the north west as usual :rolleyes:
     
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    Yep i'm going on the 19th early so i get a go, can't friggin wait. :clap:
     
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    I'm surprised that they aren't having one in Manc land. Glad Leeds have got them though :smashin:
     
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    Me too, just need to make sure I am there early enough to get my hands on a controller before all the kids and students at lunch time :smashin:
     
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    Nice one, are you off on the Friday then? If so I may see you down there. I'll probably brave one of the commuter trains so that i'm there nice & early in the morning :smashin: .
     
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    I'm going to the Leeds Event early on the morning of 18th Nov'. :clap:
    Do any of the people that are going to the Leeds Event on Friday want to meet-up? Maybe have a :beer: afterwards.
     
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    They never have anything down here in the south-west either!! [​IMG]
     
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    That may be an option, depends I guess on if I have work to do later on in the day :smashin:
     
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    I consider the meeting up the more important priority. I totally understand the fact that some people will be returning to work etc. So a :beer: might not be right for them. ;)

    We can finally get our grubby mits on the 360. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, going to make up an excuse to got to Milgarth police station (I am sure I will be able to come up with something :smashin: ) so I can get to the Lights nice and early.

    The :beer: idea sounds good but I doubt my boss would be too happy when I got back to work if I stunk of booze :rotfl: . If we do meet up I can sneak off for a quick soft drink though :thumbsup:
     
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    Probably go to the one in London on the 27th as I'm working all the other days of the event. Luckily I have Sunday off. Although having said that that I should have my 360 on Friday 25th if all goes well with my preorder. :)
     
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    I was just thinking does this mean that they're will be no "Demo Pods" prior to the 360's launch in the UK? [​IMG]
     
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    OMG - this one passed me by - and Im going on Saturday afternoon !!! w00t !!!
     
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    Already posted on another thread so merging threads.
     
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    im going to the glasgow one. Which is first so I will post impresions on the day (Friday 4th Dec)
     
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    Did anyone get a chance to go then?
     
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    i went today.
    showed up at 1000 and was told it didnt start till 1200 :mad:
    went back at 1200
    you only get 20mins of playtime
    highlights for me were pdz,gotham and cod2.
    jaggies evident on pdz but if this is sorted it will look excellent
     
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    what kind of screen did you play on, was it Hi-Def?

    Which one looked the best?
     
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    Hey Cowden, did you manage to get into the Lighthouse today? I'm thinking of heading in tomorrow for 10:30 to try and get in before it gets too busy but I'm not sure if it's worth the hassle - it depends how long you have to wait and how long you actually get to play. Given that there's only 4 weeks to go, I'm not that desperate :)
     
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    Went to the Lighthouse yesterday, got there at 4.00 and was given a coloured wristband that corresponded to a 30 min timeslot. But when we got up to the 5th floor they weren't mega busy and I think we spent nearly an hour in there before leaving.

    As you walk in on the left there's a DJ playing on the left playing random techno/trance tunes. And then starting at the left they had the following games on demo pods:-

    Need for Speed Most Wanted x 3
    Tiger Woods x 3
    Halo 2 (On an original xbox connected to live) x 1
    Tony Hawks x 3
    Condemned x 3/4
    C.O.D.2 x 3/4
    King Kong x 4/5
    Fifa x 1/2
    Gun x 3
    Kameo x 3/4
    DOA x 3
    PGR x 4/5
    PDZ x 5

    In the middle of the rooms were white sofas with PDZ/DOA/KAMEO and some basketball game playing.

    The above numbers are approx based on my poor memory, but apart from PGR3 there's enough demo units to get a go on what you want easily. All were premium xbox's with HDD and wired controllers.

    As you can tell PGR was popular and looked the best game there graphically. In fact there wasnt a bad looking game there. Even tony hawks which I've seen getting terrible reviews looks pretty amazing. I think it's the fact that all game are running in High-def that does it.

    As for the games-

    NFSMW - Really nice looking but low frame-rate
    Tiger Woods - Crisp visuals - think xbox version in 720p
    Halo 2 - At first thought t might be showing off backwards compat. but is just running on a normal crystal xbox.
    Tony Hawks - Great looking, skate around, fall off rinse and repeat.My gf liked it though
    Condemned - Too dark and atmospheric to be played in that environment- but looks like a definite buy
    C.O.D.2 - Was set in a snow level - I couldnt get out of the first bunker without getting mullered so I moved on. I'd like to play more of this one before I pass judgement
    King Kong - Really good looking, not a high frame rate tho again. But I suppose these are demo versions
    Fifa - Think xbox version at 720p, oh wait the xbox already does that. I never played it but it does look good. And def smoother than the xbox version. But I was converted to pro evo a while ago and i'm now biased.
    GUN - Another good looking game, but when I played it I was stuck on some riverboat shooting indians badly whilst the guy next to me was riding a horse thru some nice looking mountain landscapes.
    Kameo - Everybody says this is the one - But i didnt get it. The level i was on had good but not amazing graphics and I wanted to see the levels in those videos doing the rounds. Not the volcanic level I was on rolling around in a spiky ball. Perhaps I need more time with it.
    DOA - Its DOA, its high-def. It looks amazing. But they always do.
    PGR - Just buy it. Superb all round
    PDZ - Erm, dunno. Didnt expect much going in and still wouldnt buy it based on a quick 5 min play. For me I'd need to rent it and see if I wanted to keep it.

    Well there you go, I'm sure I havent done some games justice. But I'm still looking forward till DEC 2nd as much as I ever was.

    Feel free to ask any questions.
     

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