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Metal Gear Solid: Rising not exclusive to xbox 360

Posted in Video games with tags , , , , on June 1, 2009 by trevdog54

Microsoft debuted the first details on Metal Gear Solid Rising at their E3 press conference this morning, but there’s a reason Microsoft wasn’t bragging about this Raiden-starring adventure being an Xbox 360 exclusive — it isn’t.

“You know, we didn’t say that it was exclusive,” clarified Xbox executive and corporate VP John Schappert (he was the guy hosting most of the event) during an interview  immediately following the press conference.

“We said that the next Metal Gear will be coming [to Xbox 360],” he said.

“I couldn’t be more excited about him [Kojima] working on that [Metal Gear Solid Rising] and having that be part of our show,” said Schappert. “When I heard about that, I was pretty ecstatic and it was an honor to be able to be on stage with him and announcing his next Metal Gear, which will be on Xbox 360.”

Of course, Schappert wasn’t in a position to announce where else Metal Gear Solid Rising would be appearing, but could series creator Hideo Kojima be pleasing everyone by announcing this latest work at one conference, showing it at another? We’ll have to wait and find out tomorrow morning at Sony’s E3 conference.

And thus, the waiting game continues.

Xbox Live Avatars

Posted in Video games with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2008 by trevdog54

Microsoft is emulating Wii-style avatars as part of their new community features that will make a debut in the Fall with a system update. These avatars will be customizable, and will allow you to give them clothes, haircuts, and all kinds of interesting things going forward.

In addition, you will be able to spot your friends online by seeing their avatars when they are out and about, and you will be able to part with them, sharing photos and playing games using the avatar feature. Clearly, they are out to show Nintendo that they can match them when it comes to kid-friendly icons in their gaming.