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Fight Night CES presentation

Fight Night CES presentation

Fight Night Round 3 was in the spotlight during Bill Gates' presentation at the CES in Las Vegas, with a very spectacular but obviously prerecorder fight between Gates and Ballmer. The quality isn't great but it's from a different build than the demo, and considering how slow the news are these days...


CES presentation
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Commented on 2006-01-10 10:23:37
Ballmer is hilariously hyperactive as usual!
Commented on 2006-01-10 10:23:58
The commentary of this guy really s... let's say, is not so good.

But the vid gives a good feeling for the speed the game will have when fighting with the better boxers... unlike the slower fighting in the demo.

BlimBlim, you shoudn't have written that this fight was prerecorded... cause knowing that, I really couldn't take the show (and the commentary!) very serious.
:-D

But I love that game, the series just gets better with every title!
Commented on 2006-01-10 10:28:12
Thanks for this.

Confirms my thoughts that the marketplace demo was a very early build.

The speed of the game looks so much better, very responsive (even though it's pre-recorded).

Punch impacts look more meaty too, even for straights/jabs.

Animation seems more fluid, Ali 'dancing' looks so slick.

Definately a welcome improvement!
Commented on 2006-01-10 10:31:21
cool seems much faster than in the demo built. thanks for teh vid blim :)
Commented on 2006-01-10 11:23:20
even in the low quality u still the excitement of the boxing....that first person view thing was awesome when u could see ali coming at him and his facial animations were spot on.....looks alot faster than that demo vid...or was that just cause blim isn't very good at fighting, or a bit of both haha
Commented on 2006-01-10 11:45:57
I don't think it is pre-recorded. I did at first, but after watching it closely I noticed that there is a part Ballmer stops playing (lowers his hand) and the Frasier guy stops moving, giving Ali the opportunity to land that first stunner. That could have been carefully staged of course but it too natural to be staged. Either way the game looks great.
Commented on 2006-01-10 12:00:41
It wasn't pre recorded they were actually playing up on stage and bill really kicked his butt hahah :)
Commented on 2006-01-10 12:32:08
Looks hot want to play it ...
Commented on 2006-01-10 13:18:23
Having watched it a couple of times now, I'm really surprised they didn't delay the Marketplace demo and release this build instead...
Commented on 2006-01-10 13:23:03 In reply to lumzi23
Posted by lumzi23
I don't think it is pre-recorded. I did at first, but after watching it closely I noticed that there is a part Ballmer stops playing (lowers his hand) and the Frasier guy stops moving, giving Ali the opportunity to land that first stunner....
You're right. I watched the vid again and it's not pre-recorded. Btw I think Ballmer shouldn't play such games, or he'll get a heart-attack someday...
Commented on 2006-01-10 14:04:13
If it's not prerecorder then they must have trained quite some time, because I certainly could pull such moves after playing the demo for more than an hour.
Commented on 2006-01-10 14:11:17
I agree BlimBlim.

It was played in realtime, the fight could have been a messy affair with no knockouts or stun punches.

Surely they would not have taken this chance and thus pre-recorded it?
Commented on 2006-01-10 14:14:36
They may have played it before hand and the demo may have been rigged so that more damage comes from the punches.
Commented on 2006-01-10 14:56:28 In reply to lumzi23
Posted by lumzi23
They may have played it before hand and the demo may have been rigged so that more damage comes from the punches.
It may have been a lucky punch.... or the activated "the-boss-always-wins-rule" :-D
Commented on 2006-01-10 15:07:35
Offcourse they didn't play for real, using a pre-recorded fight.. To many technical risks involved to do it for real, and Bill & Steve probably suck at the game.. But who cares? It was a nice show, and that's all that mattered.. ;)
Commented on 2006-01-10 15:40:41
the speed of the game looks much better than the demo, thats good to see...
can`t wait to knock peeps da F??? out...lol
Commented on 2006-01-10 16:17:42 In reply to Slabs
Hi everyone! This is my first comment ever on this website, but please dont hate me.
Posted by BlimBlim
considering how slow the news are these days...
How slow the news is this days.

I dont have broadband so i never watch any of the videos on this website although I wish I could! Great website!

Commented on 2006-01-10 18:28:07
What the hell is Ballmer doing...he looks like he's playing DDR.
Commented on 2006-01-10 19:04:58
^^lol, well I thought it was a good presentation nonetheless. Especially earlier on in the keynote when they compared Bill to Napoleon Dynamite.
Commented on 2006-01-10 19:37:30
very funny video , made me laugh
Commented on 2006-01-10 19:54:41 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Ballmer is hilariously hyperactive as usual!
rofl...DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS!

I told them it just didn't work without the 50 millionth developer...

Ryan
http://www.openxbox360.com
Commented on 2006-01-10 20:57:04
it's pre-recorded.... check out the microsoft logo flashing mid-replay towards the end and the fade to black... not a menu. The pause was planned to let the famous fight be re-created.
Commented on 2006-01-10 21:57:48
Still a damn good video...thanks Blim!
Commented on 2006-01-11 00:04:46
hahah steve does look he's playing dance dance revolution. I bet he could kick bill's butt in that, but I hear bill has a mean running man.
Commented on 2006-01-11 00:29:05
I'd say i've become pretty good at the game after playing for only about an hour. I beat my friend who is crazy good at FN1 (he says too was too easy). i thought the controls were nice, but the guys did seem to move a little slow. I Still don't think it would have been a real y problem because it was hella fun, but this video is very promising.
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