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Nick's Gaming View: Why Go Exclusive on PS3 or 360?

"On Nick's Gaming View Episode #15, Nick covers this week's latest news including information on Hulu coming to the PS3 and 360 and events including his impressions on PlayStation Plus. Nick interviews Al Baron, Product Line Manager for Polk Audio, and they discuss the role of audio in the gaming industry. Nick also talks about console exclusivity this generation and why it only hurts the publisher. Lastly, Nick closes it out with what really grinds his gears."

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Nick2120042662d ago

Nice interview with Polk Audio! I also agree that console exclusivity is pointless unless the studio is a first party.

UNCyrus2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Nick, "Nice Interview" comment about your own article? Classy....

swiftshot932662d ago

I just think sometimes, with a new IP, it IS smart to be exclusive to a console, because then you get first party support.

Nick2120042662d ago

I agree with you...as long as they are truly first party and not second party like Insomniac was. Remember, if you are second party, you do not get the support of a first party studio.

swiftshot932662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

No, I mean if a third party publisher or an independent developer wants to make a new IP, going exclusive can sometimes really help. You DO get the support of a first party publisher. I remember there used to be loads of Ratchet and Clank bundles in the PS2 days, and the commercials were plentiful and very well-made. The same goes for the crazy support Sony gave to GTA.

Edit: Of course, depending on the developer, a third-party publisher will support a developer just as much as a first party would. However, that would only happen if the developer has an impressive pedigree and if the publisher truly believes in the IP. I think Activision will support Bungie fine, and so will EA to Respawn. But not all developers have a backlog on par with Halo and CoD, which is why you are always assured support with a first party publisher.

Spenok2661d ago

Good point. People forget that the developers get first party support if they choose to stay exclusive to on console, even if they arent first party themselves.

halojunkie2662d ago (Edited 2662d ago )

ps3 exclusives are better than xbox360 exclusives in my opinion.

who agrees?

Joule2661d ago

PS3 hardware = Xbox 720 hardware

ForROME2661d ago

I agree, but the problem I have is SONY exl are heavy single player action, once beaten your done, wear as games like Gears and HALO have much more replay in them

Arnon2661d ago

Yeah, I'm sure the new Xbox will have the same amount of RAM and an NVIDIA 7800 with a single-core processor. Lol...

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capjacksparrow2661d ago

Great interview, even better comment on your own interview...classic!

Nick2120042661d ago

LMFAO. They say your not allowed to address anything like its yours so...

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Blaze9292662d ago

don't really care - buy both systems and it's a win win situation all the time. I learned my lesson last gen when I only had one system (PS2) and wanted a Xbox just for Halo: buy both systems.

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omi25p2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Both Consoles Have Amazing Exclusives.

PLAYSTATION 3:
Killzone 2
Uncharted 1/2
Infamous 1
Resistance 1/2
God Of War 3
Metal Gear Solid 4
Little Big Planet 1
Heavy Rain
Playstation move games

XBOX:
Mass Effect 1/2
Halo 3
Halo Reach
Gears Of War 1/2
Alan Wake
Metro 2033
Left 4 Dead 1/2
Ninja Gaiden
Crackdown 1/2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Kinect games

I Haven't Listed Any Games That Arent Yet Released, Except Halo Reach Because Of The Beta.

DontShoot-Me-Bro2661d ago

You put Halo twice,

Kinect games = amazing for you?

really?

Do you like fish stdicks?

omi25p2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

@hasj1990 i put halo 3 and halo reach, two completely differnt games.

How does kinect not amaze you? a brand new experience to play games, forget any sort of controller you are the controller.You dont have the restritions move or wii have, kinect has huge potential for the casual community and if microsoft play their cards right they could gets some amazing core games on there to.

@sackgirl73

i feel both consoles are even but they are stronger in differnt ways,

First person shooters they are even, halo a huge cult classic, one of the most played online games EVER and millions of people still love halo 3. This is the same with killzone.

xbox has the best 3RD PERSON SHOOTER with gears of war , However playstation has the best 3rd person action adventure with uncharted.

playstation has god of war and xbox has ninja gaiden, both verry highly rated and extreamly popular.

splinter cell and metal gear are equally popular and both highly rated games

playstation has the best free roamer when its between crackdown and infamous.

xbox has one of the greatest RPGS of all times, mass effect 2 is in my opinion the best console exclusive. BUT I DO LOVE UNCHARTED.

heavy rain is a great game.

but imo Alan wake best games ive played. it has an amazing theme, great gameplay, great story its fantastic.

then finally little big planet is by far the best indie game creator and childrens game on the market.

@fantasygamer im talking about orginal and black
I know im going to get hundreds of disagrees for this comment, but i love both consoles and all games i have listed. But i know the fanboys will get upset when they see i think mass effect is the best exclusive or when they see that i think uncharted is the best 3rd person action adventure Buts ive come to expect this off of this website.

EDIT: yep here come the disagrees >_> i guess its illegal to have opinions.

boodybandit2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

Gaming using a camera for motion in gaming is not new.

BTW most of the games you mentioned would fall under really good to great. Only a couple are amazing. In case you are wondering I have played nearly every title on your list. Have you?

I could list quite a few exclusives for both that I would personally rate higher than most on your list.

If you are going to list games like Metro 2033, Crackdown 2 then why not include games like Heavenly Sword, Resistance, MLB The Show, Star Dust, Warhawk, Motorstorm, Forza 3, GTP, Wipeout, Echochrome, Ratchet and Clank, Shadow Complex, Joe Danger? I wish I wasn't so tired because I am forgetting a ton of games here.

No offense but Crackdown 2 is not only not a great game but I am hard pressed to call it average and I am 10 hours into it. I got to a point that I turned off my 360 and I am not sure if I am going to finish it. The original was a lot more fun than this one. CD2 feels like a chore.

boodybandit2661d ago (Edited 2661d ago )

"i feel both consoles are even but they are stronger in differnt ways"

They are not even.

"First person shooters they are even, halo a huge cult classic, one of the most played online games EVER and millions of people still love halo 3. This is the same with killzone."

Halo is more popular. Personally I am way more excited for Killzone 3 then Reach. Wasn't crazy about the Reach beta. I think I am starting to get burned out on Halo and Reach is more of the same.

"xbox has the best 3RD PERSON SHOOTER with gears of war"

It's a shame it runs half ass online because it is my favorite new IP for the 360 this generation. Played Gears 2 on XBL for a couple hours last week and it's still a hit or miss. I preferred the original online setup compared to G2.

"However playstation has the best 3rd person action adventure with uncharted."

Which is arguably one of the best games not only made this generation but of all time.

"playstation has god of war and xbox has ninja gaiden, both verry highly rated and extreamly popular."

Ah no. Ninja Gaiden is a nice game but it's no God of War. Not even close. GOW is the pinnacle of it's genre.

"splinter cell and metal gear are equally popular and both highly rated games"

No they're not.
MGS is a lot more story driven and stayed true to it's roots. Conviction went with hand holding / slightly towards casual and removed the best online mode. I played it for 4 days and never touched it again. I beat MGS4 4 times.

"playstation has the best free roamer when its between crackdown and infamous."

I agree with you but that's a no brainer. Infamous is one of the most fun new IP's I have played this generation on the PS3. Crackdown doesn't compare.

"xbox has one of the greatest RPGS of all times, mass effect 2 is in my opinion the best console exclusive."

Really, RPG? Mass Effect 2 seemed more like a shooter with some RPG elements than an actual RPG.

"heavy rain is a great game."

No doubt. I never played anything like it.

"but imo Alan wake best games ive played. it has an amazing theme, great gameplay, great story its fantastic."

Wow, really? I thought it was extremely repetitive, didn't evolve, characters were meh, story was okay but not amazing, graphics were really good but not amazing and some parts looked very meh. Beat it once and have zero interest in playing it again. But like you said these are just opinions.

"then finally little big planet is by far the best indie game creator and childrens game on the market."

Kids game?
I won't even touch that but I will say that is narrow minded to say the least. Especially considering I don't know any young gamers and all of my friends purchased LBP and are all pumped for part 2.

fantasygamer2661d ago

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1 and 2 are on PS3 o.O

ranmafandude2661d ago

where's the games that don't revolve around shooting stuff all the time that's not on xbox live arcade?

chidori6662661d ago

"Amazing Exclusives."

Crackdown 1/2

XD

Newtype2661d ago

Most of the games in the 360 corner aren't 360 exclusive....

bewrong6662661d ago

just wanted to point out that most of these aren't exclusives per say

XBOX:
Mass Effect 1/2 - both on pc
Halo 3
Halo Reach
Gears Of War 1/2 - 1 is on pc
Alan Wake - will be out on pc
Metro 2033 - out on pc
Left 4 Dead 1/2 - both out on pc
Ninja Gaiden - sigma on ps3
Crackdown 1/2
Splinter Cell Conviction - out on pc
Kinect games

so the only game that are left:
Halo 3
Halo Reach
Gears Of War 2
Crackdown 1/2
kinect games

killajd2660d ago (Edited 2660d ago )

Whats up with all the disagrees??? Im so confused all u did was list exclusives and said both consoles have great exclusives. Someone who disagreed please tell me why!!! If its on pc its not exclusive. If its on another system its not exclusive. Exclusive is for 1 console in my book!!!

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