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Famitsu Readers, Japanese Game Shops Choose Top 10 News Items Of 2008

1UP writes: "In a traditional year-end poll, Japanese hardcore gaming magazine Famitsu asked its readers and select retailers to rank the top gaming news stories of 2008. The results are printed as the top story in this week's issue of the magazine, and are as follows:
The simultaneous announcement of Dragon Quest X for Wii and Dragon Quest IX's release date -- 12/10/2008
The release of Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G and the social phenomenon it caused -- 3/27/2008
Square Enix's announcement of three Xbox 360 RPGs (Infinite Undiscovery, The Last Remnant, and Star Ocean: The Last Hope) -- 6/10/2008
Sony's discontinuation of the 60 and 20GB model PlayStation 3s (removal of backwards compatibility) -- 1/20/2008
The announcement of Tales of Vesperia for Xbox 360 -- 2/22/2008
Legal action by 54 game publishers against the importation and sale of Nintendo DS "backup" devices -- 7/29/2008
The release of Metal Gear Solid 4 -- 6/12/2008
The sub-¥20000 price drop for Xbox 360 -- 9/1/2008
The announcement of Final Fantasy XIII for Xbox 360 in America and Europe -- 7/15/2008
The several hour wait at Tokyo Game Show to play Monster Hunter 3 tri~ -- 10/11/2008"

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