The Thing for Xbox finished 9/01!!!?

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  1. Troy LaMont

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    Just popped this into my DVD player on the PC, VOB and other files dated 9/12/01!?

    Is it me or does that mean the code was completed then? Why wait for a year to release the game if the code was already done?

    FYI, I'm very much enjoying the game (more than I would have thought it being 480i and all). This has to be the best 480i game I've ever seen. Fills my 16:9 set very nicely with no noticeable jaggies or overly stretched images.

    Game play is fun and I'd give it overall a 8.5 outta 10 rating.

    Troy
     
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    The Thing is a great game. I do think they overdid it on the gore just a little bit ... too much gore tends to have a dulling effect, rather than heightening the atmosphere. If you see a mangled body every two minutes, it just becomes another mangled body ... better to keep the shock effect stuff in smaller doses.
     
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    You do realize that 9/01/01 is before the XBOX was eve released so I'm sure the game wasn't finalized by then.
     
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    It could have been something as simple as a machine with the wrong year set [​IMG]
     
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    That IS strange.. hmm, but maybe briansright :p)
     
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    As far as I know, the VOB files belong to the video that plays when you put it in a DVD player (XBOX logo and text saying that it is an XBOX game. Please insert into XBOX. Or something like that). The actual XBOX game files are not visible (hacked DVD format).

    So these files probably were done before the XBOX was released.
     
  9. Troy LaMont

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    Jeff,

    That makes a ton of sense. Standard Xbox files. Thanks.

    Troy
     

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