Microsoft's Shane Kim has suggested that the 360's gaming line-up for 2008 could surpass last year's success. Kim stated this year's line up is "just as strong, if not stronger" than last year's
He is a funny looking guy!
even 360 owners must be able to see through this tripe,come on bioshock,gears of war and halo 3, sales wise yeh right banjo kazooie and and the rest are really going to that.noones saying there wont be great games but atleast be realistic sheesh whatever people think about halo 3 that was a big big big game for microsoft,shane needs to wake up and smell the coffee before its too late
There is no being delusional to it. Whats going to happen will happen and everyone already knows what happening and whats going to happen. Like it or not. BTW I'm fighting the first boss on MGS4 and this game is INSANE. The stor is just phenomenal.
funny looking and sounds funnier everytime he starts talking! me too I taught that somebody else is going to take his place with PR when he was promoted and yet he's still the one spreading all the bull****!! can he or anybody in M$ be HONEST for just one F*****g time? eventhough 2007 was not the year of 360, it was a HUGE one for them and yet they were outsold by both PS3 and not to mention Wii even when they had exclusives like bioshock, Gears, Halo3, and Mass Effect and others like Madden, CoD4, AC and ToB! I'm not talking about PS3 but what do they have this year that are going to beat or even doing as well as their 2007's? GTAIV was out but from NPD, we knew that it didn't move that many console for both company as many have expected! NG2? - never meant to be a system seller! not as good as expected either! too human? - too long in development and people are already too busy with other games to really care about it! Fable2? - another NOT a system seller! Gears2? - the only safe bet, but gears1 didn't moved that many console, so, we have to wait! banjo3 and Viva2? - really?? L4D? - another half-life with zombies, but if people are willing to buy them because it's valve's, maybe... and with AlanWake, Halo wars and SC:conviction all delayed to next year, 2008 is never meant to be 360's from the start and no doubt about it! yeah, there will be multiplat games but is not going to help much! so, for shane and aaron - STFU already!! you better work harder to supply more good exclusives onstead of spreading BS like this!!
The lineup for 2008 may not be stronger, but it certainly is more varied. 2007 had some stellar titles (GH3, Rock Band, Halo 3, Bioshock, COD 4, Mass Effect among them). But '08 isn't anything to sneeze at... There doesn't appear to be that great FPS like there was with H3 and COD4, but Gears 2 and Fable 2 should anchor a decent lineup that includes more family friendly titles such as Banjo and the next installment of Viva Pinata, while 3rd parties should prove successful with the next Guitar Hero and Tomb Raider leading the pack. Does it look like one or two titles will rule the roost, as they did in 2007? Maybe Gears... but other than that, I think the strength of the variation and the wider array of the titles will prove a strong holiday showing. Of course, I also think that if MSFT wants to drive home this selection during the holidays, they ought to really cut deep into the pricing (say $199 for a Core, $249 for a Premium and $299 for an Elite). That would put some SERIOUS pressure on PS3. Titles + big price differential (especially in this economic situation) = hold off PS3 for one more year. :-)
I don't think so. From a non-biased stance, last year didn't 360 have Bioshock, Halo 3 and i think it had Mass Effect too. I know this year has Gears of War but the other games...oh wait sorry, i meant Gears of War 2, i can't tell the difference cos the graphics are the same. But other then that the other games aren't really on the same level as GOW2. I just hope not too much hype is set on those games to makez them teh EPIC cos otherwise they'll fall by the weyside like Haze. I think that was fairly non-biased lol
Yes they had those games and were still outsold worldwide by the Wii and the PS3. If they had those games and couldn't win then only an idiot or a mouthpiece like Kim would think they are going to win this year.
Ya not so sure with Halo Bioshock and mass effect coming out last year. I'm not so sure about this it has a decent lineup with gears 2 but nothing compared to last year
have a rice day
That was funny. And yes I am asian so I can say that!
What is it with this guy predictions they always make front page news and i dont even know who he is
he's a PR working for microsoft, also he's a douche.
When I saw his face before reading the headline I thought he was going to try to make another attempted at consolidating the xbox 360's momentum by having a headline saying: Shane Kim: MGS4 is not a system seller. Shane Kim: MGS4 was overhyped and it underdelivered Shane Kim: MGS4 is not a real franchise. Shane Kim: Me and the other MS guy (the fat bald one) just won't shut up and we only run our mouths when we know PS3 is starting to win.
aaron "hambuger eating" greenburg
Well last year was a good year. If they can beat it this year then I'm not complaning.
Halo4 is clearly around the corner. If not, I dont know if he is aware of the calibre of games that Banjo Kazzoie/Fable2/Gears2/Viva Pinata is. But its nothing compared to: Halo3 Bioshock Mass Effect And thats just some of the titles of last year.
Sorry but IMO i think this years line up definatly is on par or even to say better than last years.. Already recieving 2 games which were fantastic and IMO very underrated. Lost Odyysey and Ninja Gaiden 2.. We are still this year Banjo/GeoW2/Fable2/Left4Dead/V iva2/Infinate Undiscovery/Last remenant/Age of Conan and what i realy cant wait for Too Human(Possible Sleeper for GOTY)... Is Star Ocean 4 coming this year? So yes last year was fantastic but to say that this year is nothing compared to it is nothing but fanboyish. I realy wish more of the ps3 fans on this site let go of there 360hate crack pipes. Btw i heard today from a friend at work that MGS4 is fantastic. Seems i might just have to purchase a PS3 soon, but for right now i am LOVING NG2....
And with that comment Mr. Kim, I now know you're a liar.
If you count gears as 2 games then yea it will look just as strong.
There is no way... Resistance 2 could be the ultimate game this fall..
But I agree even then, that 1 game isn't enough to top the 360's 07 unless they add Halo4 or some other bigger titles like Bioshock/Mass Efffect or something.
No wonder microsoft promoted him cuz hes constantly kissin dere ass lmao!! even if it makes him luk like a idiot lmao
lmfao FVUCK him
sigh.. after he got promoted i thought he would stfu but he continues to spam the intarwebz with his crap talk.. im sick of this guy, wish MS still have peter and sony had phil...
dude does he even have eyebrows
They have some good games this year but last years line up was better. Having games like Mass Effect/ bioshock and Halo3 in a matter of weeks of each other only happens once in a blue moon. I suppose he has to say that though. He's not going to say it's not as good is he.
anything gets approved as news on this site?!
This guy is still talking?
360's line-up this year is less than impressive. Just waiting for some surprises to see if it shapes up nicely, but I think it's "what you see is what you get". Doubt a whole lot of secrets are out there. ...but who knows, it'd certainly be nice to see some great titles coming. Don't really care if they're exclusives or not as long as they play well on my console. People that want exclusives are fanboys plain and simple.
there are great games this year with ng2, banjo, fable 2, too human, and gears 2. PLus the 2 rpgs recently announced at that japan conference and other exclusives for the year like left 4 dead and if there are anymore i forget but thats not bad and all are coming this year for sure.
Lol, Shane Kim and his crystal ball. I still can't believe this guy was promoted.
Fable 2...huge?! C'mon Shane, did you play Fable? Huge disappointment seems more fitting. Especially when you looked at the lineup and NG2 sales.
The X360 has a solid 2008 line-up for ALREADY X360 owners, I would be happy with it if I had a X360...but at the same time it's nothing that is really appealing like to push you to get the console, I'm not taking any risks anymore, I tried it, loved it but broke twice and I hated it at the end Playing MGS4 is just awesome and seeing LittlebigPlanet makes me just want to get a PS3 then I react "hold on a sec, you do own a PS3"...that's the kind of magic titles MSFT is missing this year, Gears 2 will be good, will be overhyped but if people didn't get the X360 for Gears 1 while they would now just to play Gears 2? Price cut is the only solution for MSFT, and people will buy the console during xmas because it will be even cheaper but not because of the games which sucks for X360 owners wanting more...MSFT will make its money anyway and X360 owners will need to consider getting a PS3 to satisfy their gaming needs
At least he's better than that bald-headed freak at Atari.
Crap shank kim shut the f#$ up u already got promoted aren't u done yet sucking up on microsoft balls. What's next u want to be the next bill gates. This guy never shut up. He is always on the news every other week. Just do ur job and shut up.
Gears of War 2 Fable 2 You call this a succesful line up for 2008 ? You gotta do better than that.. Take a look at : Resistance 2 Little Big Planet SOCOM MGS 4 Motorstorm Pacific Rift
surpass such of great year 2007 for microsoft. unless there are some surprises.
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