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Official Xbox Magazine Issue 101

ISSUE: 101Content

Letter From the Editor: (Don't) Call it a Halo Comeback (Francesca Reyes discusses Microsoft's efforts to diversify the Halo brand with a slew of new titles on a variety of media formats)

Message Center (Reader letters and responses)

XBOX Next: (Game previews)

  • DJ Hero (360)
  • Need for Speed: Shift (360)
  • Marvel: ultimate Alliance 2 (360)
  • Alpha Protocol (360)
  • Mini Ninjas (360)
  • Darkest of Days (360)
  • Dreamkiller (360)
  • Wet (360)
  • Supreme Commander 2 (360)
  • Tekken 6 (360)
  • Borderlands (360)
  • Aliens vs. Predator (360)

Sports Deathmatch (OXM compares several upcoming sports games with the leading competition to see how each game compares in features, controls and presentation)

The Kodu Challenge (Using a new homebrew game-creation tool from Microsoft named Kodu, several OXM staff members make their own games and submit them for review by Microsoft)

Cover Story: Halo 3: ODST (After the completion of Master Chief's trilogy with Halo 3, Bungie does the unexpected and starts work on a side-game that puts players into the role of an ODST agent with new gameplay changes to take advantage of that)

The 10 Hottest Happenings in the Halo Universe Every Fan Should Know (A round-up on the 10 biggest things happening soon in the Halo universe)

Cut to the Chase (Competition where and Achievement-hunting veteran and a newbie compete to earn the most Gamerscore in five days)

Community Driven (OXM takes a look at the diverse customization options in the third Forza game)

XBOX Now: (Game reviews)

  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (360)
  • Shadow Complex (XBLA)
  • Gears of War 2: Dark Corners (XBLA)
  • Heroes Over Europe (360)
  • Bubble Bobble Neo (XBLA)
  • Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta (XBLA)
  • Brave: A Warrior's Tale (360)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (XBLA)
  • Infernal: Hell's Vengeance (360)
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (360)
  • Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare (XBLA)
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (360)
  • Trials HD (XBLA)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (XBLA)
  • Comix Zone (XBLA)
  • Altered Beast (XBLA)
  • Gunstar Heroes (XBLA)
  • Shinobi (XBLA)
  • Phantasy Star II (XBLA)
  • Madden NFL 10 (360)
  • Splosion Man (XBLA)
  • Madballs in... Babo: Invasion (XBLA)
  • Tour de France 2009 (XBLA)
  • Sonic & Knuckles (XBLA)
  • King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match (XBLA)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (360)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (360)
  • Rocket Riot (XBLA)
  • Worms 2: Armageddon (XBLA)
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves (XBLA)
  • Wolverine: Weapon X Arena (XBLA)

Dude, Wait... What? (OXM picks for some of the best WTF moments from XBOX's gaming history)

Inbox: (Overview on some of the recent minor news stories)

  • Ubisoft CEO suggests game development costs to increase to $60 million for the next consoles
  • Court documents reveal another Duke Nukem game, Duke Begins, was in development
  • id Software bought by ZeniMax Media
  • Obsidian confirms it ceased development on Aliens RPG for Sega
  • Developers BioWare and Mythic merge

Datamania! (Trevor Fencott from Bedlam Games discusses the use of data in making decisions by big companies and how the data is not always the best indicator of what gamers really want)

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    Title: Official Xbox Magazine Issue 101
    Month: October
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Future US
    Editor: Francesca Reyes
    Pages: 100
    Price: $9.99
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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