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Three Halo killers in 2008?

So 2008 is upon us (well, it has been for almost a month and a half now) and we're facing a brand new lineup of games. What does this mean for Halo? Well, the reigning FPS champion may be dethroned by the end of the year. Here are three games that Master Chief should watch out for in 2008. Or, for those of you who don't like confrontations, here are three games that you may enjoy if you like Halo! See? Everyone's getting alon

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mighty_douche3356d ago

Slightly pointless article, CoD4 chewed and spat out halo quite some time ago.

Relcom3356d ago

What they should say is 3 potential CoD4 killers

MURKERR3356d ago

if you read it correctly it says HALO KILLERS 2008

cod4 came out in 2007! so no its not a pointless article

spandexxking3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

what the hell is halo???

she00win993356d ago

are you being sarcastic or are living underground for the past few years...

Bombomb3356d ago

always ready bash or hate. probably didnt even read the article.

imo cod4 will be forgotten once cod5 comes out. halo will be played forever.

ravinash3356d ago

WHAT!?!?!?

COD4 is ten times the game Halo3 is....and COD5 is being made by different people to COD4, so no COD4 will not be forgotten when 5 comes out.
For starters COD4 is on both PS3 and 360 so more people can play it, and COD4 just feels more adult.

Regret3356d ago

Just like CoD2 wasn't forgoten when CoD3 is released.

Bombomb3356d ago

plus the game is multi-platform which helps sales.

before cod 4 was out Halo 2 and gears of War was raping xbl son.

you'll see..

Delive3356d ago

I think MD's point was more along the lines of "Halo is no longer the cream of the crop and if a game is to be a killer app, it needs to aim for the top. This is why CoD4 is referenced. It has Halo a game only the Die hard Halo fans look to for online FPS fun. I have not played halo in, well, Since CoD4 came out. I may play it again when the new maps go for free. Point is, Halo is no longer the measuring stick.

SurferDude3356d ago

i think halo killed itself some time ago... suicides are sad.

The BS Police3356d ago

People are still buying it and people are still playing all three Halo games.

COD4 has not killed Halo 3, but it is doing surprisingly well competing against Halo 3.

spandexxking3356d ago

i was being sarcastic btw!! as if i didnt know pah!!

Saint Sony3356d ago

You need a bit more than CoD4 to kill Halo franchise. CoD is great franchise but not nearly as celebrated as Halo. Halo is phenomenon.

The game that kills Halo will be something new, it is not going to be a sequel or 4th part of some game franchise that already exists.

witchking3355d ago

Halo 3 is only the second-best shooter out there. COD4 rocks.

Who ever targets "killing" the second best?

sonarus3355d ago

Saint sony is true. The fact that cod4 is a better game than halo really should be disputed considering the mediocre visuals of halo 3 especially. However halo is a phenomenom how many games can look as mediocre as halo and still come out with as much hype and sales as it did??? Halo 3 was a great game i never finished because jst was never a halo fanatic eventually i will finish it though. COD4 is a game i still play online till this day but like saint sony says halo is a phenomenom. If Halo 4 came out lookin like an ps2 game it would still be praised by media and fans alike. Why are they blind? are they confused, sucked in by the hype. i dunno but for a game to do that is not an easy feat

Bad_Karma3355d ago

CoD4 forgotten because of CoD5 ? .. sure because we all just cant wait to get back to World War 2 ,ffs .

wallace10003355d ago

This is definitely a pointless article, all the articles like this are. This xbox game is going to kill this PS3 game or this PS3 game is going to kill this xbox game. Some people need to get a life and stop writing crap like this. This isn't news, it is one person's opinion and depending on which console they support, they are going to have something from that console that will kill something from another console.
Halo 3 is dead?
1,977,627 Halo 3 Games (Last 24 Hours)
Right from bungie.net at 1001h PST

Regret3355d ago

Sorry to interrupt this CoD4 vs Halo, but UT and Quake are much better MP games ;)

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FirstknighT3356d ago

I see games are still trying to kill the king. Funny stuff.

blacsheep3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

COD4 already did that,it was actually a very bloody slaughter, where have you been not to have noticed?

FirstknighT3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

Sure thing guys. COD4 will never hit the sales of Halo 3. Talk to me next year when people stop playing COD4 while Halo 3 still goes strong. I guess next year will be Gears of War 2 vs. Halo 3.

Let me guess, Sony fanboys say Halo 3 sucks and COD4 is better....SHOCKING! Sorry fellas but Halo 3 won most awards for Best Multiplayer for 2007 by most sites/mags. Just the facts. Take your hate and jealousy elsewhere.

blacsheep3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

green with envy dont worry about him.

Sony Soldiers3356d ago

My dong could win 'best multiplayer' if I had enough money to throw around.

LJWooly3356d ago (Edited 3356d ago )

Watch out guys, it's the classic 'it sells more!' argument, the only one he's got left, apart from the 'no AAA games' argument! Let's just hope to God he doesn't pwn us with that one!! XD

EDIT: Also, Firstknight, you're in the wrong zone. There's a tab just above where the comments start, that says 'open zone'. Click it, and you will be brougth to a seperate page where you can discuss things with people just like you. Have fun.

Devr3356d ago

Yeah it won lots of MP of the year awards, but FPS of the year was always either Bioshock or COD4. Just saying.

witchking3355d ago

COD4 already has outsold Halo 3. It multi-platform. Take into account it's sales on both 360 and PS3, and it moved more units than Halo.

Bubble Buddy3355d ago

FirstknighT, so if Golden Compass sold mroe than halo3, u'd find it's a better game? Second, they recycled the halo multiplayer when it's already amazing, so no really?... Just like Nintendo with Brawl. No really it's a great game, they remade it and added bonus features 3 times already.

natsfan73355d ago

You do know your wrong right?

Halo 3 has sold about 8 million copies-
http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/...

Call of Duty 4 has sold about 7 million copies-
http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

Now, I know alot of you are going to say " you can't trust Microsoft", and you're probally right;however, these numbers are probally true, you know, with as popular as Halo is. Also the COD4 numbers are from Activison, so they're an evil company too, with just as much reason and opportunity to fudge their numbers.

How I will be the first to admit I'm a bit of a Halo fanboy, however, people are being very unfair with the "COD4 IS OWNING HALO 3" talk. Its on more platforms, which greatly helps it sales when compared to the Xbox exclusive Halo 3.

And on Cod4 beating Halo 3 in XBl, I've got a question, because I must be missing something. Every time I'm on Halo 3, there is between 200,000 and 500,000 players, yet every time I'm on COD4 its got like 82,225 players; I find this wierd because every time I check their is the same number of people playing COD4. Now, does COD4 have a player cap? And wheather the answer be yes or no, I still don't get how it can beat Halo 3 in activity. but even if COD4 is beating Halo 3, Halo 3 isn't dying, and while likely out last COD4; also, there are still a lot of people who play Halo 2 everyday, what do you think will be the first game they buy when the get a 360 is (assuming they don't have a 360 and are just playing Halo 2 for some reason)?

Well, thats my little rant....now leave Halo 3 alone before you hurt it's feelings....you big meanies.

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SCThor3356d ago

The King is COD4 right now.

SlippyMadFrog3356d ago

There is a lot of games thats better than Halo3, its a matter of opinion. Halo 3 is the king because of it's sales, no other FPS beats it in sales. If COD4 passes it in sales, then COD4 is king.

LJWooly3356d ago

Nice one frog. You get my bubble. Infact, 'cos i'm so nice, all three of ya get bubbles! :D

Capt CHAOS3356d ago

And by putting a question mark after the question, I presume it's supposed to make this article justified?

AFTER the sales for these three games come in, THEN we can think and discuss whether they are halo killers, despite what everyone says, HALO3 has some excellent innovations and it's a great game with excellent AI.

LJWooly3356d ago

I don't think they mean sales, I think they're talking about the quality of the games. Of course, if that's the case, then Halo's already been beaten.

Dareaver13356d ago

Halo 3 had great innovations, and real gamers appreciate them. No one is taking any thing from CoD4, but Halo 3 brought more to the table for console FPS gaming. I think the only thing impressive about CoD4 was the 60fps, beautiful graphics, and the upgrades for ranking up. There is no innovation in that besides the last one, but i hear that other games have done that. CoD4 just did it tighter and had a better package. Other than those 3 things, in my opinion, Halo 3 brought more to the genre as far as "consoles" are concerned (I know the PC elites will chew my head off if i don't make that distinction.)

But that's the thing i've heard also, Halo 3 has a more lasting appeal than CoD4, and i believe that to be true. Halo 3 has a cult following, and unless these games listed as supposed "Halo Killers" bring something new and innovative to "console" FPS games, than they pretty much will destroy themselves over their own over-hyping. It's been done before, an FPS comes out claiming to be the next best thing to Halo, and what happens; they disappoint and fall flat on their faces.

Now Fanboys, don't take offense (because these are just my opinions, i know yawl aren't known for your rational thinking), but look at Haze. They were touting that "Halo Killer" horn, and now they have gone silent. Hmmm.... I guess they must have wizened up.

Shadow Flare3356d ago

Even if Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 don't sell more then Halo 3, they will probably be better games. I liken Halo to the wii, its not the best FPS out there, like how the wii is certainly not the best console yet because of hype, they sell alot. Doesn't mean they're the best though. 8 player co-op and 60 player online? Heck yes

Dareaver13356d ago

Just because you don't like something, means it's not good. I know a lot of people with Wiis and they absolutely love the thing. It's not as if people are buying them and not using them. Their Wii's get extensive play, and it encompasses their whole family. Wii is targeted towards the casual gamer, an idea that is ingenious if you ask me, because they are converting those casual gamers. My friends play that thing for hours at a time. Just like we hardcore gamers play our games for hours at a time.

It might not have the most impressive hardware, but that doesn't make it less of a console. It plays video games, that's all that needs to matter. There really is no hype behind the we, name a commercial that's toting it's power or innovations or any of it's features. All their commercials are about playing together. That's it. They aren't hyping anything.

I think you got your consoles confused. If there is a console that is pushing hype. I think it's the one you mostly support. As for the Wii, there is NO hype to it. It's just doing what it is suppose to do.

And for all those neysayers, if there is some suppose-ed hype to the Wii, please inform me, because i must not be seeing what you all are seeing.

RJ20003355d ago

^^ I agree with everything you said... but the fact is the Wii is a fad. It will be lucky to make it through 2010.