Xbox Originals = Baffling Insanity

#1 Edited by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Okay, serious question here.

Who exactly chooses the Xbox Original games at Microsoft? Does anyone have the slightest clue? How is the selection made exactly? Is it a committee decision?

Because if they release Zapper as an Xbox Original and then this:

It's called BLOWOUT, apparently.
...then that person/s doesn't quite understand the concept of MONEY.
#2 Edited by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

HAHAHA, it got a 5 from Gamespot, and the PS2 version was rated higher!

WHAT A CHOICE!!!
#3 Edited by JJOR64 (18881 posts) -

Agreed.  Give me Stranger's Wrath or Conker Live and Reloaded already!

#4 Edited by Arkthemaniac (6535 posts) -

It's like with the Virtual Console service, how they keep releasing shit-tastic games when Earthbound hasn't even hit yet, or Majora's Mask.

What is wrong with these people?
#5 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -
According to Microsoft...
...this game...
...IS MONEY IN THE BANK!
#6 Posted by Gameboi (653 posts) -

I'm thinking they are trying to help recoup some money on games that didn't do as well as expected. Or... just maybe it's easier to slip these games through for some reason (less costly, or less of a licensing pain).

#7 Edited by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

I think this perfectly phrased reaction from some guy on the MS Gamerscore blog sums it up nicely...


re: BlowOut Coming to Xbox Originals

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 7:59 PM by akwinters

BlowOut? Blow it out your ass!

#8 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
JJOR64 said:
"Agreed.  Give me Stranger's Wrath or Conker Live and Reloaded already!"
You took the words right out of my mouth. And the former isn't even backwards compatible!
#9 Edited by Rayfield (2097 posts) -
Gameboi said:
"I'm thinking they are trying to help recoup some money on games that didn't do as well as expected. Or... just maybe it's easier to slip these games through for some reason (less costly, or less of a licensing pain)."

Maybe I can sort of understand that but I'm sure it's more cost-effective to just not re-release these crappy games at all and just work on having great Xbox Originals come out every few months or so. Like make the release of an Xbox Original AN EVENT so people will be all like "OHMYGODOHMYGOD THERE'S A NEW XBOX ORIGINAL COMING OUT WE ARE GUARANTEED RETRO AWESOMENESS WHERE'S MY WALLET?".

Instead of the concept quickly becoming a massive joke.
#10 Posted by Lies (3866 posts) -

The list of games attached to this concept is absolutely baffling.

#11 Posted by Bucketdeth (8002 posts) -

I owned blowout for the gamecube, it was very repetetive but a half decent game.

#12 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -
Bucketdeth said:
"I owned blowout for the gamecube, it was very repetetive but a half decent game."

Wow. I'd never even heard of the thing. What brought you to purchase it?
#13 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -
RHCPfan24 said:
"JJOR64 said:
"Agreed.  Give me Stranger's Wrath or Conker Live and Reloaded already!"
You took the words right out of my mouth. And the former isn't even backwards compatible!"
It isn't? Man, I just bought the Xbox version last month for a few bucks. Thankfully I still have my Xbox
#14 Posted by Hexpane (1397 posts) -

early april fools?

#15 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -
#16 Posted by Bucketdeth (8002 posts) -
Rayfield said:
"Bucketdeth said:
"I owned blowout for the gamecube, it was very repetetive but a half decent game."

Wow. I'd never even heard of the thing. What brought you to purchase it?"
It was on Amazon.ca for 10.99 I think, so I impulsed bought it, it was a budget game, but was half decent like I said, I remember it being pretty hard and the enemies respawning like crazy.

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