Gameplayer has received word that of the four demos being shown behind closed doors by Microsoft at this year's E3, one of them will be a AAA title that has yet to be announced. Details inside...
Getting sick of sequels. As long as it isn't something for XBLA or the next slab of crap from Rare I will be happy.
doesn't a game have to be reviewed before it can be AAA? What does AAA mean? I thought AAA meant average rating of 90% or above. (To most people anyway) EDIT: To me personally, AAA means the production value. Like Infamous probably will end up with an average rating of 86%-88% around there. But that game is AAA to me. On the same day PS3 also gets Cross Edge, that NIS RPG with characters from different games. Cross Edge is not AAA, Disagaea 3 is not AAA, a PSN title is not AAA. To me, it's the size and production value that makes a game AAA. There's always failed AAA titles like Lair. Maybe to most AAA means reviews of 90 and above. But to me it's more the production values of the project. But if you think an average rating of 90% or above is what makes AAA, that's totally cool. I can understand that. That makes sense also. For me it's just tough to think games like Resistance, Dead Rising, Uncharted, Infamous, Left 4 Dead, as not being AAA titles because they finished with an average rating lower than 90%, and yet something like that XBOX arcade game Braid is.
People often mistakenly use AAA to mean "a great game" or "a highly reviewed game". The long established use of AAA in video gaming actually refers to the amount of hype, marketing and budget behind a game. A game doesn't have to be great to be AAA as long as it is a major, splashy release with high production values. Lair would be an example of a game that could be considered AAA without being highly reviewed.
Does that mean Microsoft has already secured the game's "AAA" status amongst reviewers? Nothing says Triple-A like bribe money and goodie-bags.
Much like PS3's supposed 2009 lineup?
ohohohh... wow... do u seriously believe that ?... they pay sties to write good reviews? ... anway 1.2 is right aaa means big budget and big name... best hollywood example of a aaa new franchise hype... battle field earth ... was hyped to be the biggest thing to hit hollywood... aaa actors and aaa budget ... a lot of high production values... and after release its considered as the worst movie made to date... and blamed for almost killing trovoltas career..
"Much like PS3's supposed 2009 lineup?" I dunno. Maybe? Microsoft pays for reviews? Sony pays for reviews? In my first post, I was alluding to past allegations of Microsoft "buying" reviews of exclusives, specifically Halo 3. How can Microsoft know that they have a AAA title on their hands when no one has seen it? All in all, to me it doesn't matter. Albeit I prefer my PS3 over the 360, I couldn't give two-sh!ts about your console-war garbage. I'm a PC gamer.
The one thing to realize is "Demo shown behind closed doors" = not shipping this year.
of course it's not going to be out this year. And that's an easy one, they're talking about Forza 3, which is still unannounced and it's going to be announced at E3. Also I can give you an insiders tip. GT5 releases this holiday season and GoW3 in March. That's why they need to announce Forza 3 at E3.
I generally class a AAA title as one the platform owner or the publisher has put their weight behind. @I did not muder him... You are the saddest type of fanboy around. I've noticed a few of your posts recently, and they are all geared at hammering the PS3, and it's supporters, while not adding anything relevant or productive to the debate. If you support the 360, that's fine. But at least say something interesting about it. Perhaps rather than taking a swipe at the PS3's line up you would care to tell us about all the confirmed AAA titles for 2009 on 360, or even better please highlight a few AAA titles I might have missed this year for the 360 - as my console is gathering dust.
Yep a new IP would be great. As long as its not Halo4 or Gears3 (Yaawwn). Show us something new MS other than Alan Wake. AAA or not? - We will be the judge of that!
Please let it be a fresh new IP. MS is SERIOUSLY lacking this department this generation.
Guys, "AAA" does not mean anything about it's review scores. It's a class of game, from a publishing perspective. Here is the loose hierarchy: Shovelware < Anime Game < Movie Tie-in < Budget Title < AAA Game Any of those games can be rated anywhere in the ratings spectrum, but their "expected" quality of a AAA game is higher. For example, Haze was a "AAA" game... but it blew.
Race Pro Halo Wars Ninja Blade Velvet Assassin Lost Odyssey Fable3 well everything except Gears2 and Braid.. was claimed to be "aaa" in 2008-2009. It means nothing until its reviewed as AAA, or unless it comes from an amazing dev like Kojima/Polyphony/Bungie who are actually known for their AAA budgets/quality.
well no offense I agree about AAA being a great game. But their are games where you look at it and say "AAA for sure" I said it about Bioshock, Mass Effect, Uncharted 1 and 2, Gears Of war 1 and 2, Killzone 2, MGS 4
soo let me ask you this if they went and announced AAA Kojima game coming, would we get the same reaction? No probably not although his games are great and well known like MGS but that still does not guarantee a AAA game. So whats so different from this? We know nothing if its a already well established franchise coming out with a remake or sequel. Just wait and see and play it.
How much a budget and marketing been put into a title. Gears of War 2 Halo 3 Killzone 2 Metal Gear Solid 4 These are all considered triple A titles, they are usually tied to well established I.P.'s or sequels. Think of them as Summer Blockbuster movies that everyone is pumped to watch.
I just had an "argument" about what makes something AAA. At least from whats said here in N4G, AAA titles refer to those 90 or above on most reviews. Now people are saying its relative to the budget of the title. I dont know. I know there's a sizable budget for say Madden 2010, but I never heard it called AAA. I know games like Castle Crashers and Flower are considered AAA, but that has nothing to do with their budgets. Ryback sez Halo Wars isnt AAA, he told me this before. I disagree with him personally, its def AAA to me, but does that make it AAA in the general sense, since its reviews were good, some great, but overall under 90? Like I said before, these are just labels that dont really mean anything.
Wow a big game to be announced at E3? I NEVER WOULDVE GUESSED!
It is either Forza 3 and/or Rare's next project. 4 Demos: Halo, Splinter Cell, Forza, and Alan Wake/Rare project/1 vs. 100? That is what I would bet at this point.
AAA before anything is known about the game? F**k off.
How can a title be triple "A" before it even comes out? Isn't how good a game is determined AFTER it releases?
Not on N4G. A certain game recently was called such things as "best game ever", and "game of the year" well over a month before it's release. Just read some threads about upcoming hyped exclusives and you will see that actually playing a game is not a prerequisite for deeming it to be "AAA" quality.
I didnt know a game was triple AAA before it comes out.Did u?
Read the comments above yours, several of us have explained what the term AAA refers to. A company can announce that a game is AAA because they MAKE it AAA by putting their full support behind it, regardless of how it turns out.
How can "AAA" suddenly turn from meaning 90+ score over on Metacritic, to how much the game cost to produce? You're kidding yourselves.
Metacritic has been around for a relatively short time. The term "AAA" to describe games has been around since at least the SNES/Genesis generation. Which definition do you think "suddenly" became which?
AAA From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Sister project Look up aaa in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. AAA, or Triple-A, may be a three-letter acronym or may just mean something that is high-quality, premier, or excellent.
Aww the big baby 'I Did Not Murder Him' is always crying in every thread. Someone get him a bottle already.
I personally love how most people did not get what i was saying sigh. I also love it how everyone is like WHOA BIG GAME ANNOUNCEMENT! sarcasticly but whenever its a PS3 game people go all crazy and start hyping it up that the PS3 has another game coming. sigh N4PS3G.com
I think the fact that its being called a AAA title before anyone seen it means that its a sequel. They most likely basing it being AAA off the games that came before. My guess is KI3 Kojima’s countdown ends the same day as MS show. I think thats a really good sign that the game will be multi plat and be shown at MS's show.
I'm guessing that Epic Nano game. Whatever it is I'm happy to hear "AAA" and "Exclusive", the 360 needs them. It could use a couple more in addition to this.
Nano Strike? I'm hoping its of the old Epic quality, haven't really liked Epic's stuff this gen, or at least been as enthusiastic doesn't seem to have the charm of their old stuff on PC to me.
I'm thinking the Rare unannounced title. I agree though, MS needs to certainly 'wow' people (that should read 'wow me', as a fellow 360 owner) with more games. Sony is bringing it with both barrels. MS's 360 could use far more than 'a couple' more exclusives. The only way I can see this balancing out is if MS announces some of the same third-party games we've seen announced for PS3 or has kept a sizeable amount of exclusives under impressive secrecy. I don't see it happening, but I will certainly relish the taste of crow if it does.
Easy one, it's Forza 3 (still unannounced)
god i hope it isn't forza. Seriously MS, spread your wings. These sequels are getting tiresome. I hope it's a fresh and new IP. I don't want to ruffle the fanboy feathers but MS could really learn something from Sony this gen about new and fresh IP's.
Sony has 2 previous generations of titles built up, so they should be expanding into newer titles now. With that being said, they still have tons of sequels as well. Killer Instinct, KOTOR 360(doubt it will be exclusive), or who knows. Doubt it's Forza because despite being unannounced, everybody knows it will come.
"MS could really learn something from Sony this gen about new and fresh IP's." Sony's upcoming lineup has lots of sequels, just like 360's. Sony's top three upcoming games are God of War 3, Uncharted 2, and Gran Turismo 5 - all sequels. Both also have some promising new IP's coming up. However, proven franchises are where the real money is, and Sony and MS know it. Neither company has a monopoly on fresh ideas.
Gameplayer is the most biased site. they tried to ruin Sony with the infamous review but it FAILED. I LOL At U Edit: Sucks2BU. You work for them anyway so ofcourse you defend their shoddy reviews, everyone can look at your history and see. So quit it, your site is lame and will shut down in 6 months cause of the poor quality.
http://www.gameplayer.com.a... http://www.gameplayer.com.a... Didn't they give infamous 8.5 or 9 anyway? That's pretty sweet for a non-hyped GTA clone
They get paid by M$. Plus they don't even know what good games are, they come from Australia so that is why they don't know how good inFAMOUS is, they aren't real gamers
What, are you two named by Prince or something? EDIT: Well done for anybody that gets that.^
Question of U - did you click the links 2 da anti MS article?
Anyone who had a girlfriend in the 80's will wince with the knowledge Cajun and you well know it. The little mans propensity for abbreviating practically everything with numbers and vowels was so wisespread among girls back then writing their little notes of endearment that many of us older gamers have been scarred for life by the memory of having our names dragged into it! The release of Purple Rain(the album not the, shudders, film)has much to answer for in my book.
gotcha cajun ;)
Baby if you want me to! *licks fingers whilst rubbing hair, nipples, stomach, and making love to a guitar*
You heard it here first. Infamous "is" a good game, right now, despite it hasn't been released yet. I don't see ANYTHING special about Infamous... but Killzone 2 surprised me, so I shouldn't count it out... ... but it's still completely irrational to declare a game a success until... ya know... it actually succeeds.
Comments like that are the reason people think PS3 fans are rabid retards that worship their console above all else.
I guess it is Rare's new game.
Perfect Dark Zero-2 is NOT my idea of "AAA".
I disagree Perfect Dark is a AAA in my book.
Perfect Dark (N64) WAS Triple-A. Perfect Dark Zero... not so much.
I prefer Zero over Dark so my opinion still stands.
I laughed my a$$ off when I saw your avatar! Please tell me that's supposed to be Edward Scissor hands with a really bad hang over and not Wolverine! LOL!
My friend, that's Wolverine
Microsoft is making batteries now????
LOL Good one, the batteries would probably get RROD like the Xbox
You sir. Win an internet!
lol .. that was pretty funny..
Yes, because Sony fails in making batteries. They had blowing up Vaio's because of the batteries. You'll get a Vaio laptop with MS batteries from now on
Last week HP issued a recall on 70,000 laptop batteries due to fire hazard concerns. I know it's not game related, just letting you know. http://gizmodo.com/5254885/...
at least if MS start making batteries you'll get a 3 year warranty from them in case they blow up. Sony, on the other hand... you just get a nice blown up laptop. It's a win-win! oh wait.
Forza 3 or Mass effect 2!!!! nothing new!! same old IP's with no major technical improvements!!! just different story and u can do a little more things!!! in the other hand ps3 is keep getting new IP's all the time!!! and they r amazing and even the sequels r so much better than the first year titles!!!
Read the article. They said UNANNOUNCED. Forza 3 has been leaked for months and ME2 has already been announced...I bet its a Rare game.
Key word "leaked", is that mean announce in your language?
poor MART, it has to hurt to be so dumb
Those batteries overheated and exploded because of the power that windows vista needs to run.
When you reply to yourself it's creepy as hell.
that was funny