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This is the only video game website I look at, since the firewall at work blocks everything else, and I only browse the Xbox forum on here. So I apologize if this has been discussed recently, but I searched for Doom and Xbox and didn't find anything.

 

Anyway, my question is, what's the latest information and/or rumors on these two games making it to the Xbox? Yes? No? Tentative dates? I've resisted the temptation to buy the PC Doom 3, and if the Xbox version might be out in a couple of months, I think I'll wait.

 

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Saurav

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There's an Xbox port of Doom 3, complete with co-op play over Xbox Live coming in a few months. Other than that, not much is known about it.

 

http://xbox.ign.com/objects/482/482119.html

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/doom3/...x.html?q=doom+3

 

Half-Life 2 has been confirmed for Xbox as well, but not much is known about it at this point.

 

http://xbox.ign.com/objects/552/552580.html

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/halfli...tml?q=half+life

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Originally posted by Ruffneck@Aug 11 2004, 04:57 PM

There's an Xbox port of Doom 3, complete with co-op play over Xbox Live coming in a few months.

here's an article that suggests that Doom 3 might not see an xbox release until 2005:

 

Life After 'Doom'

 

"It's still up in the air," said Hollenshead. "It could happen, but that's not our focus right now. Our focus is on the gameplay. ...

 

Hey, but the good news is, the Doom movie is scheduled to begin shooting this fall in Prague.

 

Carlos.

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I'm probably in the minority, but I wouldn't want co-op play in Doom 3.

 

The whole point of the game is to be a lone-wolf, fighting your way through the hordes of demons and zombies. I think the atmosphere and tension would be destroyed if you introduced multiple PCs into the storyline.

 

My 2 pennies.

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plus, I simply can't see 2 people squeezed into some of the situations, it's so cramped in there in many areas... we'll see.

 

Thats my main reservation really. Doom 3 is a corridor crawl above anything else and man those corridors are cramped. The game does a great job of giving you multiple paths to explore though so it may be allowing one person to explore one direction and find the key while the other clears out the opposite area etc.. As mentioned we shall see.

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I've heard somewhere in the 20+ hour range, on average.

 

Took me about 15 and half hours to get through the game completely Derrick. At least 3 of those hours bored me to tears (ie padding). ;) There is just a very serious lull point in the middle of the game which starts a couple levels before the recycling center center up until you finally get out of the Delta labs and reach your "destination" (spoiler so I wont mention it). After you get to that destination the game picks up really nicely again and stays that way until the end.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I played this for about 15 minutes, the other night, on my somewhat underpowered (for this game) laptop.

 

...needless to say, I promptly quit, removed it from my harddrive. I'm definitely waiting for the Xbox version! I had to play it with everthing set to the lowest common denomintor, and the dinky little sterio speakers destroy the atmosphere it's trying to convey. *duh* right?

 

Xbox version, all the way!

 

Has there been any news at all about when to expect a verion of Half Life 2 on the 'Box?

 

No so sure I can wait for that title...unless it releases rather close to the pc verison.

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Xbox Live is a closed system

 

I understand that. System Link should be pretty close to a PC looking for games on a local LAN though, right? I'm guessing here, since I've never played on System Link. I wish they'd allowed local LAN matches between Xbox and PC, even if they wanted to restrict internet matches to the Xbox Live network only.

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  • 3 months later...
Originally posted by Derrik Draven@Jan 14 2005, 01:33 AM

Damn...still no word on Half Life 2 for Xbox.

 

I'll bet their going to hold out and make this a launch title for Next Box.

I cant imagine HL2 running very well on xbox while still maintaining the look of the pc version. I feel for those who cannot experience this game the way its meant to be. It is too great.

 

That is why I agree that this will be a launch or near launch title for the next X-box.

 

-Dean-

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Originally posted by Cyberwoo@Jan 14 2005, 05:01 AM

I cant imagine HL2 running very well on xbox while still maintaining the look of the pc version. I feel for those who cannot experience this game the way its meant to be. It is too great.

Well it's working for Doom 3, which I think requires more PC power to run at an acceptable framerate, more so than HL2, albeit understandably with lower textures. I don't why this would be a problem with HL2 if id managed to do it for Doom 3.

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