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Shard
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(03-28-2008, 08:36 AM)
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http://www.xbox.com/ja-JP/games/m/mr...boxlivearcade/

Indeed, it appears that Mr. Driller Online is coming next week, and I think it should be coming out in the West as well.
Gowans
(03-28-2008, 09:02 AM)
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nice! two XBL purchases in the next two weeks for me :D
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 09:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gowans007

nice! two XBL purchases in the next two weeks for me :D


Rome is not quite as on fire as some of the nutcases think after all.
biggkidd32
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(03-28-2008, 09:09 AM)

Originally Posted by Shard

Rome is not quite as on fire as some of the nutcases think after all.

You're talking about the N+ developers?
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 09:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by biggkidd32

You're talking about the N+ developers?


Them among others (like the people going batshit insane over a couple of Cave shooters going retail) who shoot for the trees in spite of the forest. The service goes though a rough patch of about a month and many are ready to declare the entire service, sucky, crappy, dead and buried.
Jonnyram
(03-28-2008, 09:16 AM)
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YESSSS!

XBLA bashing temporarily postponed.
Router
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(03-28-2008, 09:17 AM)
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Very nice. Let the XBLA golden shower begin!
JetSetRadio
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(03-28-2008, 09:19 AM)
Mr. Driller, sounds like somthing I played years ago on the mighty dreamcast. :D
Shamrock
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(03-28-2008, 09:50 AM)
WTF is Mr driller? It looks like a supped up dig dug.
SlayrUK
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(03-28-2008, 11:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shamrock

WTF is Mr driller? It looks like a supped up dig dug.

... you've never played a Mr Driller?! :-O
McBradders
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(03-28-2008, 11:23 AM)
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FUCKING YESSS!

Is there an (accurate) up to date list of confirmed release dates for the next few months?
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 11:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by McBradders

FUCKING YESSS!

Is there an (accurate) up to date list of confirmed release dates for the next few months?

:lol


But seriously :lol :lol

If such a list exist outside of say the confines of Microsoft my job would be a whole lot easier.
McBradders
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(03-28-2008, 11:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shard

:lol


But seriously :lol :lol

If such a list exist outside of say the confines of Microsoft my job would be a whole lot easier.


I know it was wishful thinking :(

I luvs me some XBLA, I just only wanna buy points once a month :p
8bit
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(03-28-2008, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shamrock

WTF is Mr driller? It looks like a supped up dig dug.

Mr. Driller is Dig Dug's son.
Rlan
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(03-28-2008, 12:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by McBradders

I know it was wishful thinking :(

I luvs me some XBLA, I just only wanna buy points once a month :p

Well the best we have is "Spring" release dates, which include:

Assault Heroes 2
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Braid
Commando 3
Elements of Destruction
Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm
Mr. Driller Online
Ikaruga
Pirates Vs. Ninjas Dodgeball
RooGoo
Rocket Bowl
Shred Nebula
Peggle
Vigilante 8 Arcade

And (almost) all of them will actually be really, really great!

Incidentily, Mr. Driller Online is not on Partnernet at all - neither is anything Capcom are making. I wish I could preview them :(
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(03-28-2008, 12:02 PM)
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I have to buy this.

Absolutely have to buy this.
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 12:03 PM)
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Also, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Wits and Wagers and perhaps Shotest Shogi are near release as well.
65536
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(03-28-2008, 12:05 PM)
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Last edited by 65536; 08-08-2008 at 06:16 PM.
xblarcade
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(03-28-2008, 02:29 PM)
Lost Cities will also be relatively soon
Skilotonn
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(03-28-2008, 02:43 PM)
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Very cool if it makes it out over here at the same time too - I loved this game back then...
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 02:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by xblarcade

Lost Cities will also be relatively soon


Indeed, yet another contender for this month of April, it really is going from famine to feast.
womp
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(03-28-2008, 03:08 PM)
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Unless they clean up the actual gameplay graphics so they don't look like they were reworked with Vaseline 2D...No sale.



Seriously, it looked crisper on my Dreamcast.
Shard
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(03-28-2008, 09:31 PM)
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I can now confirm with a very high amount of certainty that Mr. Driller Online is one of the games for release next week and 100% confirm that it is coming to the west.

New USA Xbox.com Splash Page uncovered: Mr. Driller Online

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/m/mr...boxlivearcade/
Shard
XBLAnnoyance
(04-02-2008, 09:30 AM)
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Mr. Driller is now online, 50 mb to download, 800 Points.
Shard
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(04-02-2008, 10:11 AM)
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So, anybody have impressions of the game yet?
Jonnyram
(04-02-2008, 10:57 AM)
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Haven't played online yet but offline is ok.
Sadly suffers from 360 controller syndrome like every other game out there, but you can get by, just.

Seems to play mostly like the original arcade game, so drops are not as forgiving as the later games - i.e. you'll get crushed when you might think you would otherwise slide out of the way. Along the way you pick up treasure chests containing items - these are the items typically found in the quest modes, like add 5% to max air, fill your air up, barrier, fast digging, etc. but you can only carry one at a time and it gets overwritten when you find a new chest. Thanks to the items, it's not going to be totally impossible to get the high depths. I just got 2400m, which I would struggle with in the regular mode before.

Quest mode is also semi-interesting, though usually the stress of the quest tends to distract you from playing properly, so it's a bit harder than regular mode.

Wish they'd left in the Japanese samples for picking up air and when the game is over. It doesn't sound right without them, but I guess the localised versions never had them?

951050 is my high score so far... 39th on the table :/
Jonnyram
(04-02-2008, 01:08 PM)
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OK, the online part...

:lol :lol :lol

If there is lag, the blocks don't disappear, no matter how much you dig.
How the fuck did this past testing?
Mairu
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(04-02-2008, 01:12 PM)
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The single player has a lot of bugs... Game has froze on me twice so far :|

edit: multiplayer is fucked at the moment it looks like :(
Psychotext
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(04-02-2008, 02:10 PM)
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Eurogamer Review: 8/10

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=129793
robot
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(04-02-2008, 02:45 PM)
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Hmmm...Impressions don't sound too promising so far. Wonder how this plays with the arcade stick...

Only one way to find out!
womp
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(04-02-2008, 03:44 PM)
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And yet the reason for poor sales from Namco will be because no one cares about Mr Driller, not because of the true reasons: the net code is F'ed or single player has bugs.

Don't they play test this shit before they send it out?

If a company like Namco can't get it right all hope is lost. :(
Shard
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(04-02-2008, 05:29 PM)
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Eurogamer seems to love Mr. Driller Online.
Dark Octave
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(04-02-2008, 05:41 PM)
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"Mr. Driller" eh? I feel sorry for the poor sucker who Gooles that at work.
Psychotext
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(04-02-2008, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Octave

"Mr. Driller" eh? I feel sorry for the poor sucker who Gooles that at work.

Amazingly I got no porn links or porn images when I googled it! :lol I think that's a first.
LakeEarth
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(04-02-2008, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mairu

The single player has a lot of bugs... Game has froze on me twice so far :|

edit: multiplayer is fucked at the moment it looks like :(

Another victory for the XBLA QA team.

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