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Ten Things the Xbox 360 Should do this year

PlanetXbox writes: "2008 was a phenomenal year for the Xbox 360, but I'm not here to get teary-eyed and nostalgic. Now that all the "Best of" and "Worst of" lists have been compiled, praised, scorned, and faded into darkness like New Year's Eve, it's time look ahead to what the future might bring. Or rather, what the self-righteous geek inside of me thinks Microsoft should do to please my every whim in 2009."

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bohemian 233162d ago

Not break all of the time would be good for starters.

Jerk1203162d ago

With the new chips I have a higher chance of screwing your mother than a chance at getting RROD.

karlostomy3162d ago

would like to see more RTS games on the 360.

I still have starcraft on my pc hard drive.

Lifendz3161d ago

and we, for the most part, know what Sony is releasing.

MS does not have the in-house studios that Sony has. Their ace was that they could buy exclusivity cuz the PS3 base was so low in 07 (relatively speaking). Now, the PS3 base is large enough that PS is the console that earns the big companies the most. MS can't buy exclusive games but can only get exclusive DLC ([email protected]).

So all of MS' major games are on PS3 as well while PS3's major hitters are not. Remember how nervous MS was in 08 when PS3 outsold it all year until the price drop? well just wait till PS3 is 299.99 and God of War, Heavy Rain, and GT5 are out.

boxedup3161d ago

... someone could figure out a workable control system. There's a lot of big talk coming from the Halo Wars creators - hopefully they will get it right, but I have my doubts.

ChampIDC3161d ago

Well, I have my doubts about every console RTS, but I have faith in Ensemble. They've brought me a lot of entertainmnt over the years, so I hope they can come through again. Also, Endwar being a decent game gave me some more hope for RTS games developed directly for consoles.

MasFlowKiller3161d ago

Make Live Free, PSN is getting too damn close to Live, the minute PSN launch a 60MP lag free(Resistance 2) you know we need more then communication features to justify paying $50 bucks.

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GWAVE3162d ago

Huh? The 360 had a great year in 2008? Other than Gears 2, can someone inform me as to how it was a great year?

360 needs some dang games, and some non-buggy games for that matter. Alan Wake? Where's that? Splinter Cell? Where's that? Am I supposed to be satisfied by Halo Wars for the first half of the year and a $30 Halo spin-off for the second half of the year? Sorry, but not everyone enjoys the Halo universe, myself being one of those people.

It's quite sad how 360 owners jeered and mocked the Wii and PS3 owners for the lack of games. "Don't worry. The games will come. They just haven't been announced yet." 360 fanboys laughed and said "Hah! That's what you always say. It's a terrible excuse. Games are coming? We have games NOW on the 360!"

Oh, how the tables have turned. Where's the 360's lineup for 2009? "It just hasn't been announced yet", right? "The games will come", right? Where will they come from? Microsoft's huge pool of 1st-party and 2nd-party developers?

Jerk1203162d ago

Am I supposed to be satisfied with Suckzone 2 for tha 1st half of tha yr??

lelo3162d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@GWAVE ... you are so full of Sh*tt and i bet you don't even have a X360. Did you just say the X360 had only one good game in 2008 and that game was Gears 2? If so, then you a very sad gamer. BTW i'm curious, what good games, by your standards, did the PS3 have in 2008?

One other thing, I am not fully aware of the PS3 lineup for 2009, but in the first 6 months of 2009 (i might be wrong), what does the PS3 have beside Killzone 2 (exclusives)?

militant073161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

XBOX360 2008 Titles.

( Console Exclusive / Retail )

1- Gears of War 2 (93%/AAA)
2- Left 4 Dead (90%/AAA)
3- Fable II (89%/AA)
4- Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (82%/AA)
5- Tales of Vesperia (81%/AA)
6- Ninja Gaiden II (81%/AA)
7- Naruto: The Broken Bond
7- LOST ODYSSEY (78%/A)

( Console Exclusive / XBLA )

1- Braid (93%/AAA)
2- Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (90%/AAA)
3- Rez HD (89%/AA)
4- Ikaruga (89%/AA)
5- Kingdom for Keflings (78%/A)

( Multiplatform )

1- Grand Theft Auto IV (98%/AAA)
2- Fallout 3 (93%/AAA)
3- Call of Duty: World at War (84%/AA)
4- Dead Space (89%/AA)
5- Burnout Revenge (89%/AA)
6- Soulcalibur IV (85%/AA)
7- Far Cry 2 (85%/AA)
8- Prince of Persia (81%/AA)

Srry dont have time to look for more

GWAVE3161d ago

@ lelo

Okay, so what DID the 360 have? All I see are multiplats and disappointments. Too Human, Ninja Gaiden II, Fable II, Banjo Kazooie, and Gears 2 were the only big games on the 360, and out of all of those, only Gears 2 was relatively fun and bug-free. As for PS3, Little Big Planet, MGS4, and Resistance 2 were all AAA, bug-free titles that were a blast to play.

As far as the 2009 lineup goes, way to deflect! You 360 fans are so predictable. Instead of countering my statement that the 360's 2009 lineup is poor, all you can muster is "buh buh buh but teh PS3's lineup is teh sux, too!" Hilarious. Well, I'll humor you. Not including PSN titles, the PS3 has a game called inFamous coming out in May. That one should be worth paying attention to.

ActionBastard3161d ago

Completely agree GWAVE. I think what the 360 fanboys above me were expected you to list, besides Gears 2 of course, were L4D and Fable 2. Now, they might even grasp at straws and list Banjoe. But at the end of the day, it's still a pretty light list. I personally own 4 360 games (NG2, Fable 2, L4D amd Gears 2) all purchased in 2008. And all, excluding Fable 2, should have been renters.

lelo3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@GWAVE "As for PS3, Little Big Planet, MGS4, and Resistance 2 were all AAA, bug-free titles that were a blast to play."

Please take Resistence 2 out of that list ... it's not that good, way overhyped (i'm surprised at IGN that gave the same score as Gears 2 clearly to satisfy the PS3 fanboys).
As for MGS4, after playing it (or watching it), what do you do with it? So it's a rental.
LBP, like it or not it's a Wii game in HD, that probably is worth keeping, because there are many levels available for download. But i have to say, it king of gets boring after a wile.

"Okay, so what DID the 360 have?" ... see militant07 list... i'm sure you can pick a few good games from there.

As for inFamous, remains to be seen what's coming out from that game.

PixlSheX3161d ago

"LBP, like it or not it's a Wii game in HD, that probably is worth keeping, because there are many levels available for download. But i have to say, it king of gets boring after a wile."

LBP levels are not downloables. FAIL

militant073161d ago

Resistance 2 ISNT AAA and not even close.

i guss 88%

although its worst game i got for my PS3. bad graphic, crap story, boring gameplay.

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Snow3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

i own both consoles..there's no way to spin it.

360's 09 lineup is pathetic.In fact,i'm selling my 360 and the two games i have for it.Just so i can afford a FEW of the many PS3 exclusives.

gersh3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@lelo2.6
So you aks GWAVE to list some good games for the PS3 in 2008 and when he does you tell him to take Resistance 2 off the list? lol
@Beware Oblivion
"this is our year just wait blah blah 360 has nothing blah blah". Then gradually the PS3 exclusives dissapoint and MS releases games that surprises everyone.
Oh yes, every 360 game surpirses us SO much.
The only things that surpirsed me about the 360's games in 2008 was how much they sucked and how overhyped they were by the 360 crowd.

Whats so good about Sonys line up this year anyway? Killzone 2?
What's so good about Microsoft's linup this year? Alan Wake? Which isn't even really an exclusive because it can be bought on the PC anyways.

You Sony boys are so sad, pathetic, retarded and full of buyers remorse.
Hey, you know what else is so sad, pathetic, retarded and full of buyers remorse? YOU.

lelo3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@PixlSheX "LBP levels are not downloables. FAIL"

I have not played the game much, but how do you get other peoples levels online? Do they magically appear in the PS3 or you download them online? Do you know what's a download?

@Snow "i own both consoles..there's no way to spin it. 360's 09 lineup is pathetic.In fact,i'm selling my 360 and the two games i have for it.Just so i can afford a FEW of the many PS3 exclusives. "

I'm sure you have both consoles and i am Santa Clause.

The only console that i am selling this year (and most people that have one are going to do the same thing) is the PSP. They still complain about MS abandoning the Xbox, witch is true, but Sony is doing the same thing with the PSP. The PSP lineup for this year is pitiful.

@gersh
"So you aks GWAVE to list some good games for the PS3 in 2008 and when he does you tell him to take Resistance 2 off the list? lol "
I said good games ... Resistance 2 is not. Not many people liked that game.

gersh3161d ago

"I said good games ... Resistance 2 is not. Not many people liked that game."
Yeah, you said by his standards which means what he thinks are good games. And like it or not Resistance 2 is a good game, it may not be great, a classic or extraordinary(just like most other games on the 360 and PS3)but it is good.

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lelo3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@gersh
"Yeah, you said by his standards which means what he thinks are good games."

I have to agree with you ... I did say by his standards (witch are bias) :)

gersh3161d ago

Yup looking at my collection right now and i'd say you would love to be playing
Ninja Gaiden 2= To be honest, I played the first one and wasn't impressed.
Forza2= I don't even know what that is...
Halo= I play Halo all the time at my neighbors house.
PGR4= Don't even know what that is either.
Mass Effect= I have it on my PC.
Fable 2= Thought the first one was great but can live without.
Gears= I have Gears 1 on my PC but can live without the second one.

Snow3161d ago

What?

http://www.n4g.com/up/71447...
scroll down,see my gamer tag.Whats so difficult to understand about that? Alot of people own both consoles.

Hell,add me on XBL if you want.I probably won't accept right away since i have to dig my 360 out of the closet and set it up again.

And what the hell are you talking about? PSP has a great lineup so far.
http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...

Not to mention the un-announced games we get to look forward to.

ActionBastard3161d ago (Edited 3161d ago )

@ Lelo
I doubt you've ever play LBP if you think user levels magically appear. It's called a server. A content server to be precise. User creates level. User uploads level. You play the level from the server and "heart" to easily play it. You know what a server is, right?

And anyone who thinks R2 is average:
A) hasn't played solo
B) hasn't played co-op
C) hasn't played competitive
D) is a Halo 3 owner
E) is a gaming poser

I'm currently on Ch. 5 in Ninja Gaiden 2 and I'll say it...Ninja Gaiden Black (and Sigma) is a better game. The camera sucks in this one. And the story. Christ almighty the story is awful. Glad I only spent $9.99.

ThanatosDMC3161d ago

Fine, i'll settle this debate with this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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Cajun Chicken3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Get more exclusive platformers like The Maw.
At least cut down years subscription to XBL Gold to £15 or do something like allowing all XBLA games online play for free, because we all know its only the retail games taking up the traffic which the fee is apparently for and all but about 3 of those retail titles you can only actually play on exclusively on 360 anyway.

I've come to the point MS will never make XBL Gold because its 'easy money' and people accept it like taking candy from a baby.

GameOn3162d ago

Who exactly would that be good for?

Jerk1203162d ago

If anyone needs to get out of the market it's definitely Sony.

Change to some BluRay player seller or something because they suck BALLS at consoles.

GWAVE3162d ago

^^^

It would be good for those who'd enjoy quality hardware...

And seriously, not that I'm saying it SHOULD happen, but name one single franchise that would die out if the Xbox brand went under. Name one. Microsoft's weakness is that virtually every big-name game on their system would be turned into a 3rd-party game on the other systems. Don't believe me? Oh, I'll just lump you in with all the SEGA fans who claimed SEGA games would never be on other consoles.

GameOn3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Competition is the best thing for the market.

People who enjoy quality hardware can already get it. whats your point?

Do you think PSN would be where it is now if they wasn't trying to catch up with the competition.

MS and Sony are pushing each other, trying to get one up on each other.
It is only good for us.

Lon3wolf3161d ago

As gamers we would like all 3 to enter the next race hell it'd be even better if someone had the funds to be number 4. I do not want a one console future I like choice and I like variety. Thats why I will not stay loyal to one console/brand.

pippoppow3161d ago

There will always be someone looking to fill a vacant spot in the console arena. If MS were to bow out then who's to say that the new competitor on the block won't be as successful or more. What if that new competitor were to be like how Sega was in their hayday. Wish it was Sega themselves actually. Could only imagine sequels to Sega's classics on a next gen hd platform.

dazzalfc3161d ago

Yeah..because the Playstation and Playstation 2 were really bad for the gaming industry [/sarcasm]

Some people really need to get an education before they begin typing on the internet

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