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Old 01-05-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
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Next issue is about PS3 games in 2008.

PS2 Nights Remake not being released stateside

Miyamoto shot down a Retro developed Twisted Metal clone because it had guns on cars

Red Steel 2 apparently being handed to another developer because it's not going well. Online co-op and release in 2008 likely.

Resistance 2 to start with a bang. Vehicles in multiplayer.

Treyarch developing CoD5. World War 2 again.

Animal Crossing Wii to be a sequel and possibly a MMO.

Gears of War 2 will have much more emphasis on story and it will be darker.
Console games in 2008 feature with release dates (there are just game description NO NEW INFO):


Wii:
Spring 08:

WiiFit
Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed
Samba De Amigo
Mario Kart Wii
No More Heroes
Harvest Moon Wii
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
de Blob

Summer 08:

Wonderworld Amusement Park
Okami


PS3:

Spring 08:


GT5: Prologue
MGS4
HSG5 - March
Wipeout HD
Tekken 6
Singstar

Summer 08:

Little Big Planet

Fall 08:

FFXIII
The Agency
Socom: Confrontation
inFamous
Afrika
Killzone 2
Yakuza Kenzan
White Knight Chronicles
Valkyrie on the Battlefield

360:

February - Lost Odyssey

Spring 08:

Too Human
Ninja Gaiden 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Command and Conquer: Kane's Wrath - March

Fall 08:

Fable 2
Alan Wake
Halo Wars
Infinite Undiscovery

Multiplatform 08:

February - Turok

Spring 08:

GTA4
Dark Sector
NBA Ballers: Chosen One - March
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Army of Two
Sega Superstar Tennis - March

Summer 08:

Left 4 Dead
Alone in the Dark
Fallout 3
Silent Hill V
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Fall 08:

Tomb Raider: Underworld
Borderlands
Project Origin
TNA Impact!
Dead Space
Saboteur
Tom Clancy's EndWar
GhostBusters
Brutal Legend
Prototype
Soul Caliber IV
Mirror's Edge
Golden Axe: Beast Rider
Wheelman


Rumors:

4 Guitar Hero sequels out in 2008 (Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and 2 others)
Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute
Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console
Persona 3: FES coming stateside, Next SMT title on PS3
Skateboarding game for Wii Balance Board in the works
Sin City game released in 2009

Reviews:

Burnout Paradise - 9, 9, 9 GameOTM

The Good: Fast, Fun, and Addictive open world gameplay
The Bad: Showtime isn't a worthy substitute for crash mode

NFL Tour - 3, 4, 3.5 ShameOTM

The Good: The reversal system
The Bad: Where's the D?
PS3 version runs considerably slower

Harvey Birdman - 5.5, 7, 5

The Good: Feels like a harvey birdman episode
The Bad: ....a somewhat unfunny episode

Samurai Warriors: Katana - 4.5, 3.5, 3

The Good: Once you get a gun and spear equipped
The Bad: Motion Control for some weapons, unskippable cut-scenes

Unreal Tournament 3 - 8, 8.5, 8

The Good: Frantic multiplayer, user mods, visuals
The Bad: Lame offline story mode

Kingdom Under Fire: COD - 3, 4, 4

The Good: Mildy engaging online co-op
The Bad: it's an absolute bore to play

Culdcept Saga - 8, 7.5, 8

The Good: Unique, addicting, sensibly priced
The Bad: Playing a 2 hour game only to lose

Nanostray 2 - 6.5, 6, 5

The Good: Looks good, few gimmicks
The Bad: Ridiculous continue system

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice - 5.5, 6, 6.5

The Good: Variety in levels and gameplay
The Bad: infuriating on foot levels, multiplayer
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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"Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute"

Why would they do that? unless Activision wanted to much money.


"Persona 3: FES coming stateside, Next SMT title on PS3"

I would rather they would confirm Persona 4 for a US release, SMT is likely to be on the PS3 though PS3/XB360 would be better as it needs all the help it can get to sell.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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that sucks about kingdom under fire; i was really looking forward to that game.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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that sucks about kingdom under fire; i was really looking forward to that game.
That's why you should be careful changing the developer mid-series guess they made a bad choice.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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SMT is likely to be on the PS3 though PS3/XB360 would be better as it needs all the help it can get to sell.
SMT is a PS3 exclusive...that has been known for ages. The game just needs to be fantastic and marketed a bit. The cost of porting it to the 360 is too high for a game like that. They'd end up losing money.
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that sucks about kingdom under fire; i was really looking forward to that game.
yeah same here, though all dynasty warriors games get horrible reviews, yet I love them to death, so who knows
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Damn thought maybe they'd sneak a review in there for DMC 4. I'm thinking it'll get an 8.?
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SMT is a PS3 exclusive...that has been known for ages. The game just needs to be fantastic and marketed a bit. The cost of porting it to the 360 is too high for a game like that. They'd end up losing money.
SMT has been on the original XB already in Japan. With the sells advantage of the XB360 over the PS3 in America/Europe I would think a port would be worth it even if it was only released outside Japan.
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that sucks about kingdom under fire; i was really looking forward to that game.
Well this is EGM, same people as 1up.com

I know everyone does the whole "I can't trust the media omg bias" song and dance about every major gaming site. But I disagree, I think EGM/1up.com is quite possibly the worst of the bunch. Its not just the scores they give games, but its the reasoning behind the scores they give. After frequenting their site for the past year and recently getting their magazine for free, I dont give a second thought to any of their reviews.

If I were you I wouldnt give up on the game based off what EGM/1up.com says. If other reviews come in terrible then decide from there.
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I hope it is not Square Enix again milking all its old games on PSN.

But a PSN remake of FFVII is welcome.
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I hope it is not Square Enix again milking all its old games on PSN.

But a PSN remake of FFVII is welcome.
I hope its either Capcom or SNK.
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SMT has been on the original XB already in Japan.
And that game's reception is no doubt one of the reasons they won't be the main series on the 360.

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With the sells advantage of the XB360 over the PS3 in America/Europe I would think a port would be worth it even if it was only released outside Japan.
It won't be. For one thing, by the time SMT gets released here it will be 2009. The gaming landscape will have changed more in Sony's favour by then and the audience for SMT is very small (very likely to have PS3's by that time).

M$'s lineup is just pathetic. I hope they announce some worthwhile stuff soon.
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that sucks about kingdom under fire; i was really looking forward to that game.
I wasn't. When I heard that it was no longer a real time strategy/action game, I lost all hope for it.
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Odd that Wii has no mention of Fall 2008 titles. PS3 and 360 are looking a bit thin at this point for fall 2008. I will be highly surprised if FF13 makes it out in 2008 in the US. And why can GT5 prologue come out, but not GT5 in the fall? They are really stretching out that time frame there between 4 and 5. And how can they forget Saints Row 2? No RE5?
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