More Xbox 360 In-Game Gubbins Revealed

Viral site offers snapshot within clue.

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More Xbox 360 In-Game Gubbins Revealed
Another day, another sneak peek of something Xbox 360-related, this time a game shot, offered as usual by ourcolony.net, Microsoft?s viral online marketer for its next-generation home machine.

This time around, the game in question is a little more difficult to pin down, following the ease with which this image was identified as being snatched from Project Gotham Racing 360.

Chief suspect right now is Rare?s 360 launch offering Kameo, though of course Fable 2, a Sudeki update, Mistwalker?s looming RPG exclusive and even a possible Mana game have all been mooted. Time will tell?

Also of interest in the new snap is the way the content is displayed in the silhouette of the letter I. What this means has seen SPOnG?s collective genius stretched to breaking point today. Hit the forum to see a Jabber conversation about this, and marvel about how it went completely off the rails.

More soon.

Comments

UKduffs 28 Apr 2005 15:11
1/8
I know its a low res image and its still work in progress, but I expect a lot better than this. Having seen the Madden and PGR360 screens, this is pretty poor in comparison. Lets hope things buck up in the next couple of months.
TigerUppercut 28 Apr 2005 16:23
2/8
See:

config (02:47:13):
that isn't an "i" in the pad shot - it's a 1
config (02:47:29):
the project gotham pic has a "3" in the car's headlight
swalters (02:47:30):
really?
swalters (02:47:44):
yeah, i saw/heard about that
config (02:51:57):
here's what all the image have in them...
config (02:52:03):
Joypad: over laid with a ghost "1" - http://news.spong.com/detail/assetView.asp?mode=console&viewid=161463&type=11&prid=8547
Gotham: rotated "3" - http://www.ourcolony.net/thesecret/1426.jpg
Memcard: "E" or, when rotated 180, a ghost "7" and "3" - http://www.ourcolony.net/images/gallery/3737115.jpg
Gotham2: "S" mask - http://ourcolony.net/images/gallery/05271122875.jpg
Kameo: "I" mask - http://ourcolony.net/images/gallery/1140105.jpg

So we have either:

13ESI or 1373SI
swalters (02:52:37):
f**king. hell.
config (02:52:46):
mean anything to you?
config (02:54:11):
I think the next couple of "reward" images might give something more solid
swalters (02:54:25):
nothing to me. or google...
config (02:55:55):
Plus, there's a "hidden" page for the gamem8ker that contains a bunch of logo photos...
http://www.ourcolony.net/gamem8ker/index.html
Notice something about those images?
They all contain binary.
swalters (02:58:18):
oh god
swalters (02:58:35):
*scared*
config (02:58:46):
LOL
config (02:59:03):
just look at them - they all of 0101 or 0111 somewhere on the piccy
here they are in order of appearance
config (02:59:14):
0111
0110
1010
0110
1110
0110
0000
0100
0010
1110
0001
1110
1010
0110
0111
0110

config (02:59:32):
converted to decimal;
7
6
10
6
14
6
0
3
2
14
1
14
10
6
7
6


config (02:59:46):
note - none of them are above 26!
config (03:02:09):
converted to text (1 = A, 2 = B, etc) gives you: gfjfnf cbnanjfgf
swalters (03:02:22):
LOL!!!
swalters (03:02:46):
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: gfjfnf cbnanjfgf
config (03:02:51):
if it's anything, it looks like it's encoded. Tried ROT13, but no dice
swalters (03:03:19):
i can't see any anagrams there...
config (03:03:43):
if anything, it's a substition encoding
config (03:05:13):
trouble is, there's not enough text there to get a good distribution
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tyrion 28 Apr 2005 19:01
3/8
Found the answer on the net, apparently this was up very early on.

0111 0110 1010 0110 1110 0110 0000 0100 0010 1110 0001 1110 1100 1010 0111 0110

Reverse the whole sequence, group in 8s

01101110 01100101 01111000 01110100 00100000 01100111 01100101 01101110

Binary - Decimal - ASCII

01101110 - 110 - n
01100101 - 101 - e
01111000 - 120 - x
01110100 - 116 - t
00100000 - 32 -
01100111 - 103 - g
01100101 - 101 - e
01101110 - 110 - n

next gen
Elysium 29 Apr 2005 04:08
4/8
Could be Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. The elder scrolls series are the best non-MMO RPG's on any system, so MS could do worse than having oblivion as a lauch title, or even near launch title. Really, i'm amazed sometimes by console gamers' ideas of what an RPG is. Most console "RPG's" are what I would call adventure games.
kid_77 29 Apr 2005 09:56
5/8
How convoluted?

If I spent all that time decoding that s**t I'd want the Holy Grail, not fscking "Next Gen".
blackTIE 29 Apr 2005 10:38
6/8
Yeah, this looks more like a current generation game like Fable. And I thought high-res anti-aliasing was 'free' on the Xbox 360...

UKduffs wrote:
I know its a low res image and its still work in progress, but I expect a lot better than this. Having seen the Madden and PGR360 screens, this is pretty poor in comparison. Lets hope things buck up in the next couple of months.
The Glitz 29 Apr 2005 12:50
7/8
You guys all seem to be like arg that screen is crap but what are u basing it on? That Madden pic a while back? NEWS FLASH THAT PIC AINT IN GAME FOOTAGE ITS JUST CRAPPY CUTSCENE

The truth is this new xbox pic is probably quite accurate to what ur gona get. I mean look at the individually rendered grass and flowers. Top stuff, There comes a time when technology alone will not make consoles better. So better graphics dont mean alot, The shot is not a large improvement over the old Xbox graphics because the industry is reaching its limits for power processing and rendering.

maybe Nintendo have got something right for once by going to try and innovate games rather than repeat them. The prospect of sequel after sequel just makes me want to not bother and stick with my good old fashioned newspaper (Halo 3, Sudeki 2, PGR 2....BORING give us some new games.)
jonno394 29 Apr 2005 22:03
8/8
Hmmmm, could that be the pushed back kameos new plush graphics??? I wonder?
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