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Microsoft Reveal New Xbox Exclusive

Microsoft Studios has today announced a new Xbox exclusive title coming this spring. While console gamers are used to explosions, high-octane races and adrenaline pumping combat, this new title is something a little bit different: World Series of Poker: Full House Pro. (PC, World Series of Poker: Full House Pro, Xbox 360)

Hellsvacancy  +   1123d ago
And there I was thinking it was going to be a major exclusive, silly me
NukaCola  +   1123d ago
They play it off like its Journey or Limbo. Another Poker game. Why buy this when 99% of pokee games are free online.
KMCROC54  +   1123d ago
Cause not everyone is poor or down on their luck or always expecting FREE stuff like a loser. Some of us can pay ,buy,charge without whining about cost. If you can't buy it or afford it keep walking.
wallis  +   1123d ago
I completely agree. It's a redundant product that's not interesting and is a pointless attempt by a news site to get hits. It's a lame tactic. In regards to KMCOCK54 - yeah a great way to keep the money you earn is to not blow it on useless crap. An essential component to NOT being poor I think you'll find.
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awi5951  +   1123d ago
Who cares this generation is over sale your consoles and go PC and wait for next gen. Because next year they wont be worth squat.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1122d ago
Well said. Sad day for xbox gamers.
EVILDEAD360  +   1122d ago
Lol @ the same old troll attempts for EVERY single MS ad from the same people.

On topic..

Loved Full House Poker but this sounds like its going to be huge with free to play and the WSOP license attached for added realism. Cool concept and itself be interesting if you can play against Windows 8 players directly.

Texas Holdem was great, Full House was better but this sounds like its going to be big on Arcade.

BertlSenix  +   1122d ago

The PS3 has some of the best games ever created coming out in this year.
Alone "The Last of Us" and "Beyond Two souls" will be 2 games that will define the whole gaming industry in a complete new way.
They do so much new things no one could have thought is possible with such old hardware.And im not talking only about graphics > The Last of Us will have the best AI in Console Gaming ever created.

The gen is over for 360 gamers but not for PS3 Gamers.They still get like 20+ exclusives this year WORLDWIDE.
The 360 gets a Gears of War Spinoff but well..360 gamers should be used to it LOL
SilentNegotiator  +   1122d ago
"Cause not everyone is poor or down on their luck or always expecting FREE stuff like a loser. Some of us can pay ,buy,charge without whining about cost. If you can't buy it or afford it keep walking"

PAY for something, redundantly free everywhere else, simply because you can afford it? Who would do such a thing?
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1123d ago
You shouldn't be expecting anything major for 360. MS isn't going to announce a major title that's going to release in mere months upon announcement. All the major titles will come when the nextbox is revealed.
DoctorXpro  +   1123d ago
Some people are plain stupid u know
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1123d ago
@Box For the 20th time that's what I been saying. But for some reason when I say it I get disagrees.

Ms is more than likely releasing casual games for the 360 and leaving all the hardcore newer titles for the 720.

This Xbl poker game is great way to keep people interested and win real prizes and its F2P so people can download it and jump right into it.

I guess it takes someone else to say it and make it clear, but when I do it its disagree marathon I'll never understand why.
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animegamingnerd  +   1122d ago
i am still a little not sure if we are going to see a big new IP for the launch of the next xbox since M$ hasn't release a triple A IP that isn't gears of war or halo since 2010
ALLWRONG  +   1123d ago
You sound like people who lose at poker. Sit down at my table I'll gladly take all your money.
Jek_Porkins  +   1123d ago
Why waste time, development and money on something this late in the cycle? Everything right now is pointing towards a new Xbox launching this year, they have around 18 studios that have been very, VERY quiet for the last 2, 3 years.

I think Microsoft just takes the idea to launch a new console with a strong lineup.

Interested to see what the next Xbox brings!
Knight_Crawler  +   1123d ago
But when the Uncharted card game was announced, Sony is god.

Can I ask you guys a question hell and Nuka, why do you guys open and comment MS /360 related articles if you guys worship Sony?

@Riverstarter - That would be aswsome but instead of money you can gamble your gamer points, achivements or MS points.
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2v1  +   1123d ago
dude read nuka past messages and u will see the guys is neutral bus does say truth that hurts the fanboys of both consoles.
IAMERROR  +   1123d ago
As someone who prefers the Xbox I can tell you this news is pretty boring. We have plenty of poker games on XBLA, is this needed? F2P okay... still
And Nuka does lean towards the Sony crowd but at least he speaks sense most of the time unlike 90% of the sony fanbase around here.
BitbyDeath  +   1122d ago
"But when the Uncharted card game was announced, Sony is god."

Uncarded got tons of hate, even from PS3 owners where you been?
Have a re-read of the comments -
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Snookies12  +   1122d ago
What... Were you reading? A lot of people didn't like the Uncharted card game idea... :\

I love card games, I love Uncharted, yet even I found that to be odd and unnecessary.
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Ult iMate  +   1122d ago
Sony is good, because it gave not _only_ an Uncharted card game, but also the Golden Abyss - a sterling portable action-adventure. So Hunt for Treasure is an addition to Golden Abbys. And what is the game that come in addition to MS card game?
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IAMERROR  +   1123d ago
Another poker title on XBLA.........................
C'mon MS!
Oh_Yeah  +   1122d ago
Lol...really Microsoft...really? Shit you can already play poker in other games as a side thing to do, far cry 3 anyone? I'd rather have poker thrown into a game than a standalone..this is something you'd find on the android market for free and last time I checked xbox isn't a phone.
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Snookies12  +   1122d ago
Microsoft is really doing wrong by gamers with crud like this... I hope they start treating their customers better when it comes to actual games in the future. Something like this is just not needed...

They need to focus on making some big exclusives that can compete with Sony's. Yet they seem to just be complacent with where they are, no longer trying... I just don't like seeing gamers (despite which platform they may or may not choose.) get the short end of the stick on things like this. That's what really matters after all, right? The games...
stage88  +   1122d ago
Xbox... Exclusive?? If I had 1000 guesses of what MS was releasing I would never have guessed that.

EDIT - Oh, it's a poker game.... great.
Rockefellow  +   1123d ago
Welp, anyone want to buy my PS3 & games? With an exclusive like this, I have no choice but to go with the 360.
riverstars86  +   1123d ago
Now if they made the game play with real money, I'd say that is awesome. Unfortunately it will be another painfully slow paced poker game for the 360. Freaking George W. Bush!
Fishermenofwar  +   1123d ago
Nicaragua  +   1123d ago
I used to think Xbox had no exclusives but boy do I feel like a fool now.
ElitaStorm  +   1122d ago
Whatcha talkin bout
AAACE5  +   1123d ago
With exclusives like this Ifeel more comfortable that Istopped paying for xbl and put the 360 in the living room for my wife to play kinect. Problem is all she does is play the games we already bought... mainly minecraft and carcassone. She can't make herself buy any kinect games!
VonBraunschweigg  +   1123d ago
Can't win your XBL fee back, it seems it's not about real money, you get a new stack of chips every day.
WetN00dle69  +   1123d ago
Not sure if trolling or serious...........i think the MS heads need to retire and make room for passionate and young heads. You know someone with ideas for new and exciting games. Whats next an exclusive game of Cricket or that other old people game that looks like Hockey.........or perhaps Hopscotch.
riverstars86  +   1123d ago
Dude, Microsoft isn't going to announce a another new major exclusive unless it's for the new Xbox. Let's atleast be rational about the the announcement of a new exclusive for the dying Xbox 360.

All this exclusive does is add the World Series of Poker brand to the poker game Full House Poker game.
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specsmatter  +   1123d ago
Lets be real i would have agreed with you had this been the only year where MS didnt announce or push forward new exclusives or ip's but its been like that for years now.
slimpickens  +   1123d ago
Is this really big news or just another slap in the face from MS to the core audience they hate?
BanBrother  +   1123d ago
I'd say slap in the face. If they make an exclusive lawn bowls game, I think I might put a gun to my head.
Jek_Porkins  +   1123d ago
They hate the core audience but spend hundreds of millions of dollars making Halo 4?

I will never understand why certain groups of people hate the fact that Microsoft continuously releases the AAA titles that drew people to the platform in the first place.

I think people here wouldn't be happy unless Microsoft was releases niche titles that nobody buys. As someone who bought a 360 at launch specifically to get Gears Of War, I've been more than happy with my purchase this generation.
2v1  +   1123d ago
aren't u tired of playing halo all this year...?
slimpickens  +   1123d ago
How do you know a new title wouldn't sale? I've been an Xbox faithful since it's release and have not seen anything from it since 2007 that was new and unexpected.

Halo4 isn't going to do it alone. We want other franchises to either make a proper return or see games that are fresh instead of multi-plats. It's not my money to spend (I know) but you gotta admit it would be a good feeling for MS to start showing gamers a little love other than the normal. The next box might be a different story but I see nothing wrong with wanting MS to focus more on games instead of everything else.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1122d ago
Of course not! It only came out in November of 2012. I play Halo 4, BO2, Gears 3, Forza Horizon, Minecraft and Battlefield 3 online for the most part right now.

Just look at games that aren't the top sellers for Microsoft. Games I've enjoyed like Ninety Nine Nights, Ninja Blade, Viva Pinata, Lost Odyssey and even Crackdown. All of those games I enjoyed quite a bit, but none of them had stellar sales.

Each console generation sees 3 to 4 years of great releases, the Xbox 360 is on year 8. There comes a point when you switch focus and start working on software for the next console. That tactic is different than Sony, but it could work to Microsoft's benefit if they have a great launch lineup that wasn't hindered because developers were working on old hardware.

The way I see it things can go two ways. 1.Let your studios keep working on current hardware and have a lackluster launch lineup. 2.Switch the majority of studios to next generation and let a select few studios put out AAA blockbusters that a good percentage of 360 owners will actually buy.

I also think with the evolving XBLA Microsoft was able to give us store quality games at a much greater rate and much less cost.

I don't expect everyone to agree with me, but I'd take Halo 4 over something untested or something niche any day of the week. So many people complain about lack of new IP's when it's clear that new IP's help push a console generation at launch.

A good example of this will be The Last Of Us from Sony, it looks great, I'm buying it on PS3 certainly, but imagine if it was a launch PS4 title? It would give that new console quite the push and a new IP going into the future.

I want to see the next Halo or Gears, Microsoft is smart and understands core gamers buy consoles at launch. If you look at launch window games for the Xbox 360, you tend to understand why it did so well. COD2, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo, Saints Row, Prey, Condemned, Blue Dragon, Dead Rising and soon after Gears Of War. It was one of the better launch windows I've ever seen.
StrongMan  +   1122d ago
"They hate the core audience but spend hundreds of millions of dollars making Halo 4?"

The core needs more than one sequel to be happy.

"I think people here wouldn't be happy unless Microsoft was releases niche titles that nobody buys. "

Umm, MS does release niche titles that nobody buys. Check the sales of Steel Battalion, Fable the Journey, The Gunstringer, Rise of Nightmares, Haunt, Nike Kinect Training, et. No one bought those.
slimpickens  +   1122d ago
Jek_Porkins: Yeah I kind of see where you're coming from but still need to see it to believe it. I haven't seen anything other than the norm for maybe 4 years now. Honestly I doubt they just dropped the ball this long on purpose. Something went on internally to the point to where they lost touch with fans. Next gen I feel MS will finally start to listen because if not they will be even more out of touch.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1123d ago
southernbanana  +   1123d ago
The reality is the author was just looking for hits based on the title. There are a lot of Xbox live exclusives released and many of them, including this one, are great for Xbox live arcade downloadable games. Those of you comparing this to retail releases are silly.
Mocat  +   1123d ago
yep looks like im going with sony next gen
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hellvaguy  +   1122d ago
You always were going to do that. Why pretend like this was the deciding factor or tipping point for you. Seems too fradulant and obviously pretentious.
Belking  +   1123d ago
This should make poker nuts happy. This will be huge. More xbox live gold accounts
hazardman  +   1123d ago
Some people here making a big deal that it wasn't a AAA title for xbox360 when clearly its for their Xbox brand as you will be able to play across xbox service on pc/tablets/phones and obviously Xbox360. I think its a cool avatar game tho who doesn't like playing some poker once in awhile whether with real chips or play money.
Clarence  +   1123d ago
whoyouwit04  +   1123d ago
Microsoft needs to be shamed of them selves seriously, there is no need for a crap as game like this when you barley release any core games in the last 2 years. Microsoft is testing my loyalty to the limits, I honestly think that Microsoft fans should start a petition, stateing that if they do not show in the next six months that they are attempting to cater to the core gamer that we will all cancel our xbox lives accounts and boycott the next xbox. They are spending more time on getting fucking apps and releasing garbage like this then delivering the next gears or halo. OK so this gen is coming to a end and you are scared to take a risk on a new ip fine, but microsoft you have these great games in your back catalog why in the hell aren't they been remade. Now if they come out swinging next gen then I guess I would owe them a apology some what, but it still won't change the fact that the last 2 years of 360 the fans that made you are getting shit like this game, while sony fans are getting brand new ips, Even if i think
beyond 2 souls is over rated crap. to be honest sony does have a hell of a lot of exclusives, but most are over rated. they are average games hyped up as AAA games when truth be told out of Sony entire catalog they only have about 2 or 3 AAA games. but hey at least they try to give each and every fan what they want, while Microsoft keeps giving its fans a big fuck you. if any one thinks I'm some Sony fan boy check my history and you will see I am defiantly die hard Microsoft, but facts are facts, but unlike Sony fan boys I will admit when Microsoft has done something wrong. no matter what Sony does wrong their fan boys never rant about it its like Sony has them brain washed or something.
Ezz2013  +   1122d ago
those ps3 exclusives are overrated crap because you say soo ??!!
and you want ps3 owners who love those exclusives to agree with you or else they are fanboys ??!!

ok then what ever help you sleep the night
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Crazay  +   1123d ago
People are excited about this revelation? How delightfully boring and uninteresting.
bryam1982  +   1123d ago
Oooh boy how silly of me to b happy cuz we are getting the exclusive ni no kuni only on ps3 lol
FunkMacNasty  +   1122d ago
bryam 1982 - Since most of your previous posts end in "only on ps3" and brag about ps3 exclusives, it's pretty clear you only came into this thread to's also pretty clear from your comments history, that you comment on most threads just to troll. Why don't you do us all a favor and go join Kotaku.. plenty of room under the bridge over there for a nice troll like you.

You, sir, are a troll...nothing more. That is all. Oh, imma take a bubble for the road too.
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bryam1982  +   1114d ago
taking my bubbles? o nooo my weak spot you are killing me lol kid i dont give a fuk about bubbles i dont spend 24 hours comming to this n4g and do stuff to "level up" my profile i just like to check game news so do whatever u like whit those virtual bubbles lol
GribbleGrunger  +   1123d ago
This might be pretty good. There's a similar poker game in HOME and that works great. I'm sure that MS will announce some AAA titles for this year later on.
sypher  +   1122d ago
"most visually stunning digital poker game on the market"

Yeh because that's what you want with a poker game
Max-Zorin  +   1122d ago
Spades >>>>>> Poker
NoobJobz  +   1122d ago
Bring back 1 vs 100. That was actually pretty neat while it lasted.
hellvaguy  +   1122d ago
I never really understood the appeal of card games as video games. Im sure this rendishon of poker will have some neat features and appealing backgrounds, but cards just aint my thing.
garos82  +   1122d ago
Ps3 gets ni no kuni and x box gets poker,x box is truly the hardcore gamers console choice.
garos82  +   1122d ago
Ps3 gets ni no kuni and x box gets poker,x box is truly the hardcore gamers console choice.

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