Marketplace will offer access to Disney movies (and from the look of the showreel it's every Disney movie past, present and future).
Coming out for the hols (Novemberish):
Project Gotham Racing 4 (including motorbikes vs cars, and weather effects including fog, snow and rain)
Call of Duty 4 (which looks very good, check out the video for it on Marketplace, set in modern day)
Assassin's Creed (which looks fantastic)
Halo 3 (they ran a showreel at the end including some single-player footage...I'm now tempted...)
Ace Combat 6 (nice and shiny, great music, trailer is up on Marketplace)
Blue Dragon (demo now up on Marketplace, kinda put me off the game though)
Eternal Sonata (very brief clip shown during a montage, but I thought it looked great).
And the only trailer they showed for games that were coming out in 2008:
Resident Evil 5.
They were saying that all the players at Bioware and the Microsoft test team would have seen everything the game has to offer between them. One person has not seen all the game.
So that puts the elite at £360 over here.
> Yup. No price for the Elite though.
Amazon.co.uk has the Elite up for £429 and the PS3 for £399.
Maybe Microsoft haven't worked out that HDTV take up in Europe is in a comparative Stone Age compared to Japan and the USA, and I think Sony just take a look at Wii sales figures to confirm for themselves that maybe HDTV functionality wasn't all that great an idea this generation.
Hopefully the premium will come down a bit, but I won't hold my breath...
> Before the end of the year is what I keep hearing.
> It won't happen until those bigger HD's rollout over here
Forgot to mention, the Elite 360 gets launched August 24th in Europe. As well as a Halo themed 360 for the Halo 3 launch. (It looks like a green 360 with a green controller from a distance).
Am I the only more interested in the Halo story than the gameplay? I'll confess, I've never played a Halo game in the single player mode.