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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:55 PM

Microsoft drops ERP of Xbox 360 Steering Wheel for Forza2
Posted by XanTium | May 25 13:55 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From the press release:


Microsoft Game Studios today announced that "Forza Motorsport® 2" will speed onto U.S. retail shelves Tuesday, May 29, and that the estimated retail price (ERP) of the Xbox 360™ Wireless Racing Wheel has been lowered to $129.99 in the U.S.

Tuned and developed with the Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, "Forza Motorsport 2" supports true force feedback, setting a new precedent for realism in the racing simulation genre that will have gamers feeling every bump in the road and every jolt of acceleration as they take the corners on 12 of the most renowned tracks on the globe. With the game running at an astounding 60 frames per second, authentic simulation physics, and rumble functionality with the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, "Forza Motorsport 2" offers incredible realism and depth for a complete racing experience in gaming.


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

$129.99 for steering wheel?

After all the bannings taking place around the globe (yes, Latin America was hit hard)...M$ would soften up a bit...I guess not. M$ is ruthless...lol cool.gif

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:54 PM

QUOTE(ric27 @ May 25 2007, 02:11 PM) View Post

$129.99 for steering wheel?

After all the bannings taking place around the globe (yes, Latin America was hit hard)...M$ would soften up a bit...I guess not. M$ is ruthless...lol cool.gif


Do you know the prices of these wheels? A logitech wheel is $119 and it's nothing compared to the 360 wheel. if you cannot afford it stick with the controller.

Edited by Deihmos, 25 May 2007 - 06:54 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:57 PM

i paid full price for the wheel when i was released in the uk and dont regret it.

it's a small price to pay for such a perfect piece of kit.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE(Deihmos @ May 25 2007, 01:30 PM) View Post

Do you know the prices of these wheels? A logitech wheel is $119 and it's nothing compared to the 360 wheel. if you cannot afford it stick with the controller.


I see a logitech 360 wheel for $79.99 over at newegg

Edited by ric27, 25 May 2007 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE(ric27 @ May 25 2007, 02:39 PM) View Post

I see a logitech 360 wheel for $79.99 over at newegg


That's not the wheel I was referring to and the retail price is $99.99. Newegg is sometimes able sell below the MSRP. The Ms wireless wheel already cost 129.99 on Newegg so after the drop it will be cheaper.

Edited by Deihmos, 25 May 2007 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:32 PM

I sure as hell hope there is not only 12 tracks on forza 2. That would piss me off, it cant be true.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE(Base8 @ May 25 2007, 09:08 PM) View Post

I sure as hell hope there is not only 12 tracks on forza 2. That would piss me off, it cant be true.
You can probably play all tracks also reversed. Also, Microsoft is (off course) willing to sell you extra tracks... for a nominal fee, off course. smile.gif

Off course, I don't use Xbox Live and I sure as hell don't play games for which I must pay extra to make it 'complete'.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:43 PM

What does it mean that it has true force feedback? Is there a fake force feedback?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:26 PM

QUOTE(kdx80boy @ May 25 2007, 08:19 PM) View Post

What does it mean that it has true force feedback? Is there a fake force feedback?


I guess they wanted to emphasize that it's NOT just "vibration" simulated to feel like a force feedback effect.

I was just thinking of picking up a wheel for the upcoming Colin McRae DIRT (boy, the screenshots look awesome so far), so this price drop comes at a perfect time for me smile.gif

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:35 PM

unless i had more money... forza 2.. xbox 360... 32" lcd... bills... it all adds up. i was laughing when i seen that it was lowered to $129. Thats just retarded. Honestly... just plain money gribbleing penny pinchers a.k.a.:Microsoft

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE(The Zep Man @ May 25 2007, 03:18 PM) View Post

You can probably play all tracks also reversed. Also, Microsoft is (off course) willing to sell you extra tracks... for a nominal fee, off course. smile.gif

Off course, I don't use Xbox Live and I sure as hell don't play games for which I must pay extra to make it 'complete'.


12 tracks is more than enough plus you will be able to do backwards etc. How many tracks do you need?

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:52 PM

at $129.99 it better come with Airbag ohmy.gif

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:07 PM

QUOTE(ric27 @ May 25 2007, 07:11 PM) View Post

$129.99 for steering wheel?

After all the bannings taking place around the globe (yes, Latin America was hit hard)...M$ would soften up a bit...I guess not. M$ is ruthless...lol cool.gif


Yeah, what with them potentially stopping pirates and making sure their TOS isn't breached MS really should lower their prices to counteract their 'sin'. Next you'll be hearing that after a judge convicts a murderer he'll let the next 3 sex offenders off without charge. dry.gif

QUOTE(redwolf @ May 25 2007, 09:28 PM) View Post

at $129.99 it better come with Airbag ohmy.gif


laugh.gif That would be pretty sweet, and actually possible to make. It'd be mega cool for racing games where if you crash too hard you can die and fail the race or something.

If my 360 wasn't deciding to break every now and then i'd definently pick up this game & steering wheel, regardless of price.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 09:25 PM

future shop in canada is selling it for $99 CAD if i remember correctly for the release...it may be just the relase date though i cant remember, or maybe all week. sale started today (may 25 - may 31)

*EDIT*

the sale goes to thursday may 31. the link is not just online price, in store as well

http://www.futuresho...i...=&langid=EN




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