I'm way too lazy to write up my own report, so here's one I read earlier:
Tripred said:In the latest ironically named "Best Damn Podcast Ever" (yes that guy who spawned THIS goldmined thread) Justin Fic reveals that on the Xbox Live PartnerNet (the developer only Xbox Live area for testing beta builds of games and content packs) there is a downloadable version of Ikaruga, the Treasure developed Dreamcast and Gamecube vertical scrolling shooter. (13:40 minutes into the mp3)
Justin goes on to say that the version downloadable currently on PartnerNet crashes on startup. This leads to questions like "Is someone attempting Dreamcast or Gamecube emulation on the Xbox 360?" or "Is Treasure porting their classic shmups to the 360 for download on XBLA?"
Back in January Treasure spoke with 1up.com and was quoted to say "At this point, we're hard at work on our Xbox 360 title." They also state in that interview that they are working on an original title for 360. Are we looking at possible multiple releases from Treasure, a barrage of XBLA games to go with their new game? Or perhaps this Ikaruga is an alpha-build of an unlockable extra for their new game?? RADIANT SILVERGUN COMING SOON ZOMG???
Justin Fic also talks about playing Alien Hominid on PartnerNet around the 40:00 minute mark in the podcast. I would recommend NOT listening to the entire podcast, it is quite horrible.