Virtual-On Actually On XBLA Next Week

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Sega is
 really bringing the heat to XBLA this month. Having already launched OutRun Online Arcade earlier this week, it's going for back-to-back releases, today confirming that Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram will be coming to the service next Wednesday, April 29th. For 1200 points, players can expect more of the same hot twin-stick robot-on-robot action that the series is known for, as well as high-definition graphics and online multiplayer. 

There's no doubt a group of people out there who are stoked about this news, but I completely missed the boat on this series. I've got plenty of love for crazy stylized gladiatorial robots, but by the time I actually played a Virtual-On game, dual joysticks were a standard rather than a novelty, let alone polygonal graphics. Still, it's good to see Sega doing more with Xbox Live Arcade than just having Backbone churn out lumpy ports of Genesis games.
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#1  Edited By Ryan  Staff
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Sega is
 really bringing the heat to XBLA this month. Having already launched OutRun Online Arcade earlier this week, it's going for back-to-back releases, today confirming that Virtual-On: Oratorio Tangram will be coming to the service next Wednesday, April 29th. For 1200 points, players can expect more of the same hot twin-stick robot-on-robot action that the series is known for, as well as high-definition graphics and online multiplayer. 

There's no doubt a group of people out there who are stoked about this news, but I completely missed the boat on this series. I've got plenty of love for crazy stylized gladiatorial robots, but by the time I actually played a Virtual-On game, dual joysticks were a standard rather than a novelty, let alone polygonal graphics. Still, it's good to see Sega doing more with Xbox Live Arcade than just having Backbone churn out lumpy ports of Genesis games.
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#2  Edited By AaronP

Serious waste of time and at 1200 ms points way too expensive.

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#3  Edited By RHCPfan24

Another 1200 points release? OK, I don't think we can change this anymore. Still looks like crazy fun from that old video I saw.

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#4  Edited By lemon360

man 1200 bullshit i wish everything was 800 points and DLC was all 400 points sniff

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#5  Edited By Kohe321

1200 fail

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#6  Edited By Al3xand3r

I've got plenty of love for crazy stylized gladiatorial robots, but by the time I actually played a Virtual-On game, dual joysticks were a standard rather than a novelty, let alone polygonal graphics.
Uh, yeah, I don't think you can compare a PS360 pad with these babies... Though they do make for a decent home conversion that you couldn't have back in the day unless you purchased the awesome home joysticks you still can't compare to a PS360 pad. Though the games still played great on the Saturn and its sequel on the Dreamcast without them, the experience is just so much better with.


Besides, there's still no game that compares to the gameplay of Virtual On, it's still unique, and AWESOME.
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#7  Edited By Hector

I'll skip this.

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#8  Edited By bagmanforhire

HELL YEA!!!!!!!!!!!VOOT!!!!!!!!!!

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#9  Edited By SunKing

1200 MS points is too much for a novelty game such as this.

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#10  Edited By kraznor

If we all stop buying things will everyone quit being greedy and lower the prices to 800 again? They did hear about the "economic downturn" and all that, right? I don't have fifteen dollars to burn on games of this nature.

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#11  Edited By Diamond

VOOT was great, but I imported it for Dreamcast years ago.  I just wish Sega would put more effort into their ports.  I'd love to get a new VO, but other than online play (which is a big deal) it doesn't seem like there are many new features in this one.

I think complaining about $15 for the sake of being $15 is always dumb.  Complain that the game isn't enough value, not the price.  If the value isn't important to you, then you're just being dumb.

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#12  Edited By Mickey

Banjo-Tooie is scheduled for the 29th as well.

2 games next week then?

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#13  Edited By Brackynews

Damn, and I wanted to create a Dual-Lever Piloting page.  Sez so right there on the cabinet.

If they can make a home version of twin-sticks, I will hold out some hope that someone will give us a PS3 compatible wheel with infinite spin so I can
play some Championship Sprint and "Iron Man" Stewart Super Off-Road the way it was meant to be.

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#14  Edited By JJOR64

Screw this game, I'm getting Banjo Tooie next week.

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#15  Edited By AgentJ

About time! Finally I can play Virtual on in the comfort of my own home. If only they were selling the entire arcade cabinet for 15 bucks

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I'm down for this. I wanted to get this on PS2 but it was only released in Japan I guess.

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#17  Edited By RetroIce4
Mickey said:
"Banjo-Tooie is scheduled for the 29th as well.2 games next week then?"
Too bad its still not the legit SnS. 1200 points is way to much though.
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#18  Edited By ZmillA

This was one of the only games at my local arcade that I really got into.

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#19  Edited By Classic_Gs

WTF @ the price. So I guess every XBLA game is now $15, GTFO with that crap.

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#20  Edited By Inuzagi

Damn, 1,200 points? I love Virtual-On but...I'm not to sure about this now.

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#21  Edited By spiceninja

You know what else comes out on the 29th on XBLA? Banjo-Tooie. I think I'll be spending my 1200 points on that instead.

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#22  Edited By Jimbo7676

Hells yeah virtual-on. Fun game man.

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#23  Edited By hatking

I only played it as a Dreamcast game so, for lack of dual joysticks, I don't know this game as a dual joystick shooter.  Actually I don't know it as a shooter period because it is a fighting game with guns, you wouldn't call Small Arms a shooter just because it has guns.

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#24  Edited By Nasar7

hell yeah! Well, except for the 1200 ms points part....

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#25  Edited By Vod_Crack

I had the demo for that for the Saturn I believe.

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#26  Edited By Al3xand3r

The Saturn had Virtual On Cyber Troopers. I thought that's what the XBLA game is, but everyone keeps calling it Oratorio Tangram, which had a Dreamcast version. I thought OT looked a lot better than this but I guess that's nostalgia memory...

And yeah, that was a great demo, you could choose all of the mechs and play VS against the AI or split screen ^_^

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#27  Edited By Killphuqdie

OMG I remember going all the way to southend-on-sea and thinking the best thing there was that arcade machine (and they had punchmanina.) But 1200 is a bit much

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#28  Edited By Linkyshinks

I already have the Dreamcast game. I would love that dual Dreamcast Joystick shown above.

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#29  Edited By Nasar7

@Linkyshinks

I know we both love our dreamcasts and I've still got my copy too but dude! Graphics redone in HD and online multiplayer? I'm all in. Now if they could just re-release the sticks...
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#30  Edited By StaticFalconar

pass

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#31  Edited By REDRUN

The 800 MSP threshold, learn it. its a pass for me as well.

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#32  Edited By Calidreth

Virtual On is sex

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#33  Edited By TwoOneFive

why do guys say the points when telling how much it costs, why not just tell us how much that really means?

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#34  Edited By Media_Master

no

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#35  Edited By Godwind

It is a waste of time.

No sticks means a waste of time.  Luckily, I have mine for the dreamcast.

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#36  Edited By chronicsmoke

a dreamcast classic,I know what ill be buyin

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#37  Edited By EricWinholt

Best news ever ! 1200 is a bit steep, but I dream about this game sometimes. Totally bought.