The Joy of X

"Our mission is simple: to research and explore some of our favorite games and find out just what the developers originally had in mind."

That is the brave quote taken from the index page of this site, X-Cult.

It also goes on to state that "You won't fine any lame, half-assed theories or false info here, only the facts."

And quite right they are too. X-Cult are a group of gamers who look into the rumours, gossip and lore surrounding games development and try to find out any information on how various games were originally intended to play. The reason I have posted about X-Cult, though, is because they have a rather fascinating Dreamcast area that features screens of planned Dreamcast games you probably didn't even know existed, eg:

Midnight GT

Gun Valkyrie

Croc 2

AND...AND...AND...


the DC version of MAX PAYNE!!!

On top of that, they have a few videos of Max Payne, Geist Force and Castlevania Resurrection, and also a scan of an 'upcoming releases' leaflet thing (you know, those things that come folded up in the jewel case when you buy a game) that features a shit load of games that never saw the light of day (including Galleon) - so go there now and see these incredible sights for yourself!! Or don't.

It's entirely up to you. Unless you live in a country where the government watches your every move, in which case it's probably best to clear it with your area administrator first.

7 comments:

gnome said...

Excellent!

The GagaMan(n) said...

They also have info and concept render screens of a cancelled Streets of Rage 4 http://xcult.sonic-cult.org/dispart.php?catid=11&gameid=2&subid=1&artid=1

Tomleecee said...

Oh yeah...great find.

gnome said...

Excellent!

gnome said...

Oh, and dear tomleece, you were so lucky today. Just so lucky...

Tomleecee said...

Pfft...I presume you mean in the World Cup?! What a pathetic display - as indeed all of England's 'performances' have been thus far. Fair enough, we've got into the quarters, but mainly - as you point out - through luck. Portugal will be the real test, and I'm not exactly optimistic about our chances.

gnome said...

Portugal lost quite a few players... So, it's going to be a really close game...