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Submitted by TrendyGamers 1287d ago | opinion piece

Q1 2013 Will Be The Best Start To Any Year... Ever

Looking at this past year, it featured some truly great games within the first three months, but the first quarter of 2013 will put 2012 and every single previous year to shame with its currently scheduled list of releases. (3DS, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, God of War: Ascension, Lost Planet 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, PC, PS Vita, PS3, The Last Of Us, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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strangelove  +   1287d ago
I'm really looking forward to The Last of Us, but it pains me that I'm still not seeing and mention of The Last Guardian anywhere.
BringingTheThunder  +   1287d ago
tgs maybe?
GrammarNazi   1287d ago | Spam
yabhero  +   1287d ago
I have WiiU games to buy and the Last of Us and Beyond:Two Souls
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1286d ago
And Agent? And FFVXIII? :( I'm getting The Last Of Us and God Of War Ascension day 1. And Bioshock Infinite.
Hozi  +   1286d ago
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showtimefolks  +   1286d ago
Aliens: Colonial Marines

Bioshock Infinite

Crysis 3....if its as boring as crysis 2 than no buy what so ever

Dead Space me this is the new resident evil and i really enjoyed DS 1-2 so this should be a buy

Devil May Cry....maybe

God of War: Ascension....already pre -rdered special edition

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch....i want the wizards edition but digital rivers sucks when it comes to shipping safety

Tomb Raider....will wait for reviews

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) – 2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3, Xbox 360) – 2013

Lost Planet 3 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – 2013

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360) – Early 2013

Metro: Last Light (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – 2013

The Last Of Us (PS3) – 2013

these4 are the ones for me let's see 2013 looks like a great year
torchic  +   1286d ago
I cannot wait for Crysis 3.

getting Crysis 3 and God of War: Ascension first day.

might also get The Last of Us first day.
MostJadedGamer  +   1286d ago
We here this same crap every year, and its always abunch of BS.
Relientk77  +   1287d ago
Yo u know whats coming out

Ni no Kuni

TrendyGamers  +   1287d ago
And we won't see you for a month after it comes out.
Relientk77  +   1287d ago
We'll see

Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1287d ago
According to certain people, that is a casual game because it's cartoony.

I'm looking forward to that game nonetheless.
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TrendyGamers  +   1287d ago
I think the art style is really cool. It really makes it stand out against other RPG's.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1287d ago
I love the art style too. It's what caught my attention initially and then I saw the gameplay and I was sold!
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Relientk77  +   1287d ago
The art style looks amazing, I showed a friend of mine the trailer and gameplay of it. He was like omg this games looks amazing like it literally looks like an Anime that you can play. The art style and graphics are that good
TheFinalEpisode  +   1286d ago
Give Wind Waker or Okami to a casual gamer and see how far they can get. Cartoon visuals don't equal casual games they just help attract a casual audience, anyways all that really matters is that the game is fun
SeekDev  +   1286d ago
The lighting on the world map caught my eye :)
Lilioups  +   1286d ago
its an JRPG from LEVEL 5 do u really think its casual? xd

just becasue its cartoony doesnt mean its for casuals....

the game art is simply was made from ghibli studios the best movie animes makers to date
GrammarNazi   1287d ago | Spam
BringingTheThunder  +   1287d ago
why are companies doing this to us? way too much good stuff coming out so close together!
lonesoul65  +   1286d ago
blame quarterly reports...everything is released to make profits for that quarter look as high as possible. It's a numbers game my friend. Funny how by this time...more companies haven't started taking another route on this. Also it is MOST LIKELY( not confirmed) that this is the last spring of this generation on consoles so have to roll out stuff early enough that the newer machines don't ruin your sales numbers.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1287d ago
Agreed, most the games i really want are coming out in the first quarter.

2013 will be a good year.
TrendyGamers  +   1287d ago
If PS4 and Xbox 720 launch, it will be an insane year.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1287d ago
Yea but don't know if they really are, it seems likely.
BelieveinGhosts  +   1286d ago
I hope PS4 and Xbox 720 don't launch in 2013, i can't afford it. There are too many great games releasing between now and well into late 2013, my wallet is already runinng on empty
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ChunkyLover53  +   1287d ago
It'd be suicide to launch a current gen AAA title towards the end of next year. That is why so many of these games are slated for the first part of the year. Normally we'd see huge releases like Gears, Tomb Raider and Bioshock lean towards a November release date.

Once we all start seeing what these next gen games have to offer, I think we are all going to be gearing up for that, which would mean some current gen games might be lost in the mix.
BringingTheThunder  +   1287d ago
most consoles come out in november so if the big games come out anytime before that, they'll do just fine.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1287d ago
Once everyone sees the games and what the new consoles can do, people will want them. Do you not remember all the hype for games like Gears Of War and Killzone 2? People held off on buying games so they could get the new consoles and new games.

Why would I waste $60 on a game for a console that is about to die? I'd rather spend that $60 in part to pay for a new console or to buy a new game for the console.

The closer we get to the release of these new consoles, the less current consoles and current console games are going to sell.

Why do you think these huge AAA titles are getting rushed releases before E3? Think about it.
PockyKing  +   1286d ago
The current gen consoles won't "die" as soon as next-gen starts. It's not like everything just stops. I highly doubt that most gamers will jump right into next-gen considering the economy and the issues this gen had at start up. Price tags, hardware issues and so on.
lonesoul65  +   1286d ago
no they wont die...but it will for sure take a HUGE chunk out of sales
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1287d ago
Exactly, that's why the 1st 3 to 4 months of next year is gonna be epic. And most of the major publishers do not want to get outshined by E3 of 2013 because of a certain revolution may unfold. That's why its a pack 1st quarter.

I dunno why people are disagreeing with you. Probably because its more likely MS will show off new hardware than Sony next year.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1287d ago
***"Why would I waste $60 on a game for a console that is about to die?"***

Because the game is good? That's why I would buy a game at the end of a console's life cycle anyway.

Besides not everyone rushes out and buys a new console on launch day. Some people wait a year or two after the consoles releases because the software library should be deep by then, a price cut could possibly take place by then, and any issues with hardware should be fixed by then.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1286d ago
@Outside Yeah but honestly, that's for the casual and it doesn't relate to people like us the hardcore gamers that almost literally have to buy it at launch and save up money even if they're favorite game gets released for the PS3 and Xbox.

But I will have to disagree with @Chunky Lover on this one, part of what what you said at least. When the 360 made its debut back in 05 I remember Sony pushing there games harder than ever, big release titles were being made for the PS2 as well. Even after the PS3 came out Sony made sure that big last gen franchises were being seen on the PS2 even though they were being advertised for the Xbox and PS3. And Sony did this for a while, and believe it or not... it actually worked, software and games sales kept strong for the cheaper and far less power PS2 and Sony kept this stride going for awhile and even outselling the Xbox 360. Sony's momentum slowed down shortly after the Xbox started producing games that just weren't capable of running on the PS2.

Now will this continue after 8 years on the market next year? I think so, MS will push and still support software for the old 360 but probably not as long as Sony did with PS2. What I think'll happen is MS will slowly start to move content over to the new Xbox like DLC hitting the 720 first and the 360 will get it a month later. Then a month is 3 months 4 months 6 months a year and eventually not getting it at all. And the only way of getting it is purchasing a brand new 720.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1286d ago
Well I personally don't buy consoles at launch. You never know what hardware issues are going to pop up and more times than not the launch titles don't justify a $300-$400 purchase on day one.
Skateboard  +   1286d ago
You try too hard and its obvious, LOL.
SlapHappyJesus  +   1286d ago

Well, let's hope that both Microsoft and Sony learned from this generation and offer FULL backwards compatibility with the new consoles.

Microsoft, while they offered a large amount of their back-catalogue, eventually dropped the updates, leaving much wanted titles unsupported.

Whereas Sony offered almost full support for their last two consoles at launch, though eventually removed the ability to run the games in general, in favor of dropping the cost of manufacturing and dropping the sale price in turn. Though, and let's be real here, part of the reason was to get more people to buy the games off the playstation store.
lonesoul65  +   1286d ago
seems like a silly way to cut into profits. I mean, they are dedicated gaming machines that personally i would rather them put the R&D into making a better system, than making it backwards compatible. Plus considering they are going to using different videocard ( ATI ) this will most likely not be the case.
jetlian  +   1286d ago
I agree chunky. If your like me who's gonna get both if they should come out. Your looking at 1200 dollars just getting started which is like 20 games worth. No way most gamers arent gonna have to pick and choose.

systems will be at 400 each(better model most likely) 50 for an extra controller, 2-3 games, Its around 600.
Hicken  +   1286d ago
When have you EVER known what you were talking about?

When the new generation launches, will there be more PS4s in the wild, or PS3s? If you released the SAME game on both systems, which version do you think would sell the most copies? Will there be a little cannibalization? Sure, but at the start of the gen, it won't have that much of an impact.

Now let's imagine you're releasing a game for the 70+ million PS3s that will have been sold at that time, and it's not going to be on the 1-2 million PS4s. How does the existence of a platform that doesn't even HAVE the game impact sales on a platform that DOES?

More importantly, since most early adopters of consoles are hardcore gamers, you will likely STILL see them buying PS3 games. The mentality of a hardcore (or core, for that matter) gamer is not "Oh, well, the PS3 is almost here, so I'll pass up on God of War II, even though it looks amazing."

That would be stupid.
ChunkyLover53  +   1286d ago
Launch titles tend to sell quite a bit actually, especially if the launch lineup itself is quite sparse.

Just because there will be more PS3's, doesn't mean a game would necessarily do better on that console. If Sony were to come out with a new and improved Infamous 3 to launch the PS4, I think it would sell better on the PS4 than Infamous did on the PS3. All of those PS3's in the wild didn't really help that game push a ton of copies.

Its the same for Microsoft and some of the lesser IP's or games. Alan Wake 2 on the Xbox 720 at launch, would sell a lot better than an Alan Wake 2 on Xbox 360 at this point and time.

That is my point. You seem to stalk every opinion I put out there, since its my very own opinion, it cant really be wrong. This is all just opinion, if you disagree that is fine, but at least try and not get so personal about it.
SageHonor  +   1287d ago
Bioshock infinite and the last of us are the only day 1 buys for me. ill pick some of those up later
DigitalRaptor  +   1286d ago
Those are my choices too, but I'd also add Ni no Kuni in there.
BigKev45  +   1287d ago
Q1 2013 Will Be The Best Start To Any Year... Ever
Uhh... No.
PockyKing  +   1286d ago
Good explanation on why you think that.
lonesoul65  +   1286d ago
apparently just fueling a fire that doesn't exist
GuruStarr78  +   1287d ago
Dont get me wrong, I love god of war, but ascension doesn't look like anything new.... I'm having a hard time getting excited for it... MP might be good, I hope theres a beta to try out first...
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1286d ago
Really? I'm getting it for the story. They said it will be similar to COO and GOS in terms of emotional story telling. The gameplay in single player looks refined and faster than ever and I've been hearing nothing but good from previews of MP. I'm all in. I'm with you on the beta though. Hope they do one :/
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shodan74  +   1286d ago
It's looking like a great start to the year for sure. BioShock Infinite, Metro: Last Light and Aliens: Colonial Marines are the ones I'm most looking forward to.
Plagasx  +   1286d ago
GTA V in March...

I would cum blood.
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thatdudesfrys  +   1286d ago
Nino Kuni looks amazing! A game made by Level 5 and Studio Ghibli!!! Whoo!
I can't wait to see the beautiful animation that Studio Ghibli will contribute to the game.
Dante112  +   1286d ago
The Last of Us...can't wait for that game.
rickybadman  +   1286d ago
Spring is so jammed packed because it is a combination of delays and planned sequels
avengers1978  +   1286d ago
Splinter Cell, and Last of Us will probably be at the end of 2013 not in the first 2 quarters... I'm almost positive of this.

But yea from Sept of this year till May of Next year is going to be great for gaming.
Plus end of the year 2013 looks good... Splinter Cell, Last of Us, WatchDogs, and Beyond 2 souls.
avengers1978  +   1286d ago
3 disagrees for this, I guess people don't remember that games get pushed back all the time
BitbyDeath  +   1286d ago
Beyond : Two Souls was also announced for Jan-Mar period.

I'll be getting that, GoW, Last of Us and maybe the South Park game.
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Unexpecta  +   1286d ago
Soul Sacrifice.

Game changer for the Vita, you should look into it!
TheLastGuardian  +   1286d ago
The Last of Us
Beyond: Two Souls
God of War: Ascension
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Soul Sacrifice
Bioshock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto 5
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PopRocks359  +   1286d ago
Gah, too much awesome stuff coming out...
BelieveinGhosts  +   1286d ago
How does Microsoft and Sony expect us to spend money on next gen consoles in 2013, when they keep releasing must buy games from now till end of 2013?
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ThatsGaming  +   1286d ago
It is like a clearance sale before the next gen starts. Whether games targeted for this gen are bad or good they must be "cleared" or "released" by June in order to make the money spent on them back.

Otherwise, they would have to re-target the games to next gen consoles which would raise devt costs substantially.

I expect some to rate very well, but there will probably be a large portion of disappointments in the releases with games feeling half completed or not up to snuff because they have to release this gen.
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GTRrocker666  +   1286d ago
Next gen will be 2014
BitbyDeath  +   1286d ago
Correction, nextgen starts in 2012 providing Nintendo do release their next console this year.
GTRrocker666  +   1286d ago
BelieveinGhosts  +   1286d ago
Deep down most of us know but some of us will not admit it and cling on to the dream of a 2013 release.

I'm not in any hurry afterall we have a lot of top quality games releasing from now till 2014 to keep us happy :)
TheFallenAngel  +   1286d ago
God of War for me
Spydiggity  +   1286d ago
2013 is either going to start with 4 years of Romney or 4 more years of Obama. i'd call that one of the worst ways to start a year.
BitbyDeath  +   1286d ago
Obama seems pretty down to earth from what i've seen. Granted I'm not in the US though.
Spydiggity  +   1286d ago
what does seeming "down to earth" have to do with anything?

not that i think most gamers care about politics (any more than blindly championing the agenda set forth by their political team), or that politics should really be a topic of discussion on n4g, and my comment was really just a joke; but the US has gone down hill even further in the last 4 years than it did in the previous 8. and things were already pretty bad so that's saying something. the economy is nearly in free fall, morality and common sense has been overshadowed by excessive political correctness which is being used to gut the constitution, public education is a big joke, and so on.

...not that things would be any better under Romney. Presidents are puppets carrying out an agenda that doesn't concern itself with the people...unless it's to take our rights away so that the super wealthy can have free reign. the US has become a fascist state. it's incredibly depressing...compounded by the fact that people are still such sheep in this country (and around the world).

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irepbtown  +   1286d ago
The way the world is going I'm expecting the economy to collapse (EU, not the US) by the end of this year. If Spain goes, the rest of Europe will. Not sure if we will be safe here in UK. Anyway, IF that happens, it's a huge IF, then I wonder what will happen to these Q1 2013 release games. I'm sure sales in Europe will hurt.

Also, Obama seems like a cool President. But if you do a small bit of research you'll understand that behind the 'coolness', is a real devil.
BitbyDeath  +   1285d ago
'what does seeming "down to earth" have to do with anything?'

Just saying he seems like a smart trustworthy guy. The economy was going to go with or without his help. The whole world is going through it.
MemphisMayFire1993  +   1286d ago
Romney 2012
M1am1U  +   1286d ago
I want Aliens: Colonial Marines in a bad, bad way.
cuddlemonkey  +   1286d ago
Omg ds3 and gow judgment both in march, my cuddle power grows stronger with this knowledge!
b_one  +   1286d ago
yeah right, now give me some more time to play those games, what do they think, we are teenagers or what...

its a bad thing i want to play most of them?
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cedaridge  +   1286d ago
I agree with most 2014 we prob will see next gen. there are games to play this gen to play no need for xb720 or ps4. Madden 13 is getting ready to own me and after that nbs 2k13, nba live 13, the last of us, beyond 2 souls, god of war A, and i can't think of anymore? but just in that sentence i already forgot about ps4 and xb720. plus i just bought a LED 240hz and i'm lovein the ways games look NOW! but i'm focus on that samsung smart 960hz tv, that's my next Baby to get......psn: cedaridge / xbl: cedar4Thunder
spike  +   1286d ago
The only game i'm interested in is Black Ops 2. That should keep me busy till Modern Warfare 4 comes out.
cuddlemonkey  +   1286d ago
Nuke town 2025! Yay for me!
Resistance_lord  +   1286d ago
And MW4 will keep You busy till Black Ops 3 ;)
Kos-Mos  +   1286d ago
Yeah if you are 13 years old and american.
BongSmack  +   1286d ago
Just remember half or more of the games that are "confirmed" for Q1 2013 will likely be delayed, and the ones that are possibly going to be released in Q1 will probably all be released after Q1. I'm sure every quarter of next year will feature the games from those lists.
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