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Submitted by Feckles 1378d ago | opinion piece

Gears 3 Delay: The Beginning Of The End For 360

NowGamer: "Oh dear, Microsoft. Not only have you come out and devastated bandanna lovers everywhere by announcing that Gears of War 3 is delayed to late 2011, but you’ve also admitted that, in not so many words, that it’s all business baby. No additional dev time needed, apparently. Just making sure that the game is a marquee title for late 2011 in order to rake in the big bucks and (probably) put the skids on some of the competition’s big hitters..." (Gears of War 3, Xbox 360)

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movements  +   1378d ago
I don't believe so. People said this when Halo: ODST came out, and even before that. Yet, the Xbox 360 presses, even widening the game between it and the PS3 in the US, -- it now stands at 10 million.
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movements  +   1378d ago
@ Feckles: Where? There:

XCOM, Kingdoms, Gears 3, New Forza.... See the rest here:

http://www.gamesthirst.com/...
MrMccormo  +   1378d ago
Gears 3 delay is not the end of the 360, just like the LBP2 delay is not the end of the PS3.

If there's anything that will bring the 360's end, it will be too much focus on Kinect and not enough new games.
jjmustoe  +   1378d ago
XCOM is on ps3
me 3 will be on ps3
Perfect Dark 2 is a Rumored
Project Gotham Racing 5 is a Rumored
lexington  +   1378d ago
Of course this isn't the end for 360. GT5 was in development since the beginning of time with delay after delay and PS3 is doing fine isn't it? This is rubbish.
Feckles  +   1378d ago
When was a new Forza announced?

XCOM and Kingdoms are third-party exclusives, but you can have those.

The point I was trying to make is that the Gears 3 delay plus Kinect shift to casual games COULD mean a shift in focus for MS. Namely, a shift to the next Xbox.
Blacktric  +   1378d ago
XCOM is a Windows/Xbox 360 only game actually.

"On April 14, 2010, 2K Marin announced a PC and console re-imagining of X-COM (relabeled as XCOM). Though it will be a first-person shooter, they said they will try to keep some main concepts from the original game, such as Elerium. As of June 2010, XCOM is expected to be exclusive to Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 with a projected release date of 2011."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Redrum059  +   1378d ago
im sure MS can still cook up some new IPs

damnit, lost a bubble in the forzaGOTY edition article.
Hellsvacancy  +   1378d ago
"im sure MS can still cook up some new IPs" yeah, coz they do that all the time, i mean the 360s swamped with games cummin out in the next 12 months, yep, i was bein sarcastic
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Redrum059  +   1378d ago
@hellsvacancy i agree
the point of my comment was to retreive my lost bubble.
so i was trying to say something nonfanboyish.
lost the bubble trolling (yes i'll admit) the last forza article.
oh and FYI, the bubbling system doesnt work entirely, its completely up to the mods, i know this because i lost the bubble b4 anyone could agreed/disagreed with me.
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plenty a tool  +   1378d ago
nowgamer...lol
another sh"t fan-site. ban this rubbish
CWMR  +   1378d ago
Exactly. It's just more fanboy crap from nowgamer. They should just rename the site fanboygamer....oh wait, that's an oxymoron.
InTheKnow  +   1378d ago
360 Beginnings???...
Gears was moved down because a spot became available. It has been speculated that 2012 will bring in a new" premium " Xbox 360 with all the bells and whistles...lol...Something was penciled in for September and then cancelled...Hmmm...I wonder what it could be???

M$ 2011 E3 will be bombastic and will turn the gaming community/media upside down.

In regards to exclusives...Before E3 THIS year, All you heard about was Resistance 3, Infamous 2, Uncharted 3, So-Com, LBP 2, that game with the big bird...etc..as usual...they don't exist??...whats that?...yeah right, 2011 for sure...lol
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Xeoset  +   1378d ago
Mmmmmmmm, tasty, tasty hyperbole.

These Kinect games alone for 2011 are pretty damn exciting:
- Codename D
- Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
- Project Draco
- Rise of Nightmares
- Haunt

This isn't including the likes of announced games like Kingdom Under Fire, Kingdoms, XCOM or the games that we know are coming like PGR5 or a new Rare title, the latter having hinted at KI3 for too long now.
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Stealth20k  +   1378d ago
Yet worldwide its only 5 million and shrinking and the next consoles wont get here for years and years according to EA,sony,microsoft,nintendo

3-4 years for new consoles (360 and ps3 at least)
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CrazyForGames  +   1378d ago
im just here to point this out and nothing more but what like that's not allot?

everyone always makes it sound like its so small etc etc
but at the rates these consoles sell on a yearly basis its gonna be a few years before that gap is gone
heck im willing to say at this rate by the time the ps3 passes the 360 microsofts next system will already be out
Redrum059  +   1378d ago
@crazyforgames
i completely agree, but whose to say that the new MS console isnt gonna be another rushed faulty product.
StanLee  +   1378d ago
The gap wont close in North America in the XBox 360's life time but Japan will keep things close globally while Europe is a virtual dead head. Even in Sony finishes number 1 this console cycle, they are the big losers. They've lost huge volumes of market share to the XBox 360 and Wii but by having a longer life cycle, they'll eventually finish number 1; a hollow victory. Now on topic; Gears of War is a holiday game. The two previous iterations came out in November and Gears of War 3 was always going to come out during the November holiday period. It's a flagship title. Microsoft tried to give Halo Reach a suffient window to rebuild its community and toyed with the idea of an April release but it was never going to happen, NEVER; Believe that. It's a holiday title. Always has been.
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f789790  +   1378d ago
It's funny. I really don't care for a new generation of consoles coming out. Sure there could be some improvements made and better graphics, but I'm satisfied with where we are right now. I hope Sony and Microsoft take as long as they can on getting the next consoles out since they usually lose money selling them. I imagine though, it will be somewhat like nuclear war. Once one announces a new console the other is going to have to do the same.
n4gno  +   1378d ago
Stan lee, you don't know what you are talking about, the market is larger than ever, so if before sony had (just for example) 70%, nintendo 25% microsoft 5% of a "100 market", and now only 40 % of 500, it's a big win for them, and for all !
(hey have already sold more games tha microsoft last year, more consoles, so they are probably really enjoying the success now)

+ you don't count bluray explosion, wich is big $ for them.

"Of course this isn't the end for 360. GT5 was in development since the beginning of time with delay after delay and PS3 is doing fine isn't it? This is rubbish. "

You can't compare, ps3 has way more great exclusives, so 1 or 2 delay is just a bliss for our wallet, for xbox is a real problem, since they don't have a lot a AAA exclusives since 2 years, and gears3 can be one of them.

"MS only counts the one SOLD"

nintendo, sony : sold, microsoft : shipped.
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vsr  +   1378d ago
I think this is a bad decision
Gears fans are disappointed. MS gave enough time to sony to shrink the remaining 4 million.
GT5
FF14
KZ3
TM
LBP
INFamous are pretty enough to outsell WORLDWIDE and cater both h.core/casuals
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plb  +   1378d ago
I'd like to know the exact number of _ACTIVE_ xbox consoles not ones purchased and got the RROD and sitting in a landfill somewhere. Everyone I know has had an xbox since the beginning has gone through about 3 of them.
DiRtY  +   1378d ago
pretty close to 100% of the consoles sold. MS only counts the one SOLD. And with 3 year warranty there are VERY few consoles replaced ones. Pretty much in line with the YLOD stuff. YLOD has a smaller rate, true, but on the other hand a warranty for short period of time.
siyrobbo  +   1378d ago
what about the number of 'active' ps3's that havnt ylod, or are solely used as a blu ray player? or the numbe rof wiis that arent sat in a cupboard

what the hell does it matter to YOU, how does it impact YOUR life
cyborg6971  +   1378d ago
@ movement
Ten million source please. Ot why would this be the end unless ms stops all support for it like they did with the original xbox.
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Longrod_Von_Hugendon  +   1378d ago
You mad bro? That's not good for your already heightened stress and blood pressure levels. Just saying brah.

"PS3 fanboys everywhere have been shrieking their fat little heads off about the apparent lack of exclusives on Xbox 360 for years now, usually in between gargling some shit about it being ‘their year’, as if they own SCE and aren’t just blindly loyal zealots that probably think that Quincunx is a part of a woman’s anatomy."

"Kinect will be all the rage late this year/early next, and you can bet whatever remaining currency you have that a Kinect-compatible Halo game will come out in some way shape or form."

Kinect will be all the rage....bwahahaha. And Halo to support Kinect...?...double bwahahaha.

"The next Xbox perhaps?"

But what games will you have to play on this shiny new box? What a bunch of morons.
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divideby0  +   1378d ago
I own all the consoles and I am disappointed with the lack of exclusives I can buy for my 360.
This entire year I purchased 3 games for the 360, the same as our Wii.
I didnt get past march without buyin 3 games for our PS3

I am presently playing Reach and if you think Kinect is going to do anything which is going to make halo better, you will surely be disappointed. Have you played Reach, the game engine is outdated, the game chugs and chugs
cgoodno  +   1378d ago
I actually believe that they do need the extra dev time. I think they need all they can get and this move was both a good move for spreading out the market and giving time for them to fix things in their game.
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Highlife  +   1378d ago
xbox is here to stay ps3 is here to stay they have bolth sold alot of consoles you fanboys nitpick at the numbers way to much.
units  +   1378d ago
bubbles to you my good man
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tacosRcool  +   1378d ago
Still gonna get overhyped for the exact same gameplay just like another exclusive series :-)
big_silky  +   1377d ago
GT5? Uncharted 3? Resistance 3? Infamous 2? Twisted Metal?
gameraxis  +   1378d ago
umm... movements
check the npd, i think u got that backwards... year over year the ps3 world wide has been closing the gap by about 2 million... and thats WITH the year+ head start the 360 had, its funny u fanboys, just save up and get both, or be happy with the one u have and forget about it, but i'm sick of hearing "teh 360 has sold more consoles", without thinking about the year head start, japan and EUROPE!!! just the fact that the ps3 is closing the gap means its the more popular console... i love both systems, reach is friggen awesome, but u gotta call a spade a spade here...

on topic, if they are seriously done with the game, they better decide to polish the hell out of it or add something or something, because just sitting on a finished game for $ is the company u don't want to support...and although i do see my sexy 360 slim sitting right next to my ps3, its still only halo (this time reach) and Gears, that I'm interested in... rage, vanquish, dmc and all those will be on the ps3 as well as k3 r3, infamous 2 gt5 soooo... i'm kinda pissed at MS because i don't want my sexy new slim 360 to run dry, but why would i buy third party games on it like black ops when i don't have to pay to play it online... that one thing always got me... i spend 60 dollars for the contents of a dvd9 WHICH INCLUDES a multiplayer mode, but microsoft makes my game cost 70 or 80 dollars with a game like cod that i'll play for a year or 2... Although ps plus isn't fully loaded with the best features yet... they have the right idea as in access to psn is free but if u want the extras THEN u can pay... there's no way if i have a connection to the internet Halo reach, and a 360 (with a full hd lol, another mistake) anything should stand in my way of playing reach multiplayer... I'm sorry folks... i have both services, and still don't see the difference connection wise, features yea, but that's where ps plus is ingenious...it gives u the option and some day in the future will have the cross game chat and all that, which ISNT paying extra for a game at gamestop... oh well i'm rambling, DUDLEY RULES!!

psn gam3raxis gamertag g@m3g0d
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Natsu X FairyTail  +   1378d ago
lmao hommie sounds mad as hell but he'S right.

After Fable 3 in 2010 What's left till late 2011 ?

NOTHING. it's a wrap.

edit @ movements : MASS EFFECT 3 will be on PS3 aswell . I dont expect anything Good from RARE anymore since they're all about ''KINECT'' now. So we can scrap Perfect Dark 2.
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-Alpha  +   1378d ago
There's that Codenames game and timed CoD DLC :D

MS tends to have a good arcade lineup of games on XBL but as for major games, they are stunted. I'm not even that interested in Gears 3. I'm hoping Fable 3 is good but that's not my kind of RPG either.

And, IMO, the PS3 and Wii have variety in the bag for gamers like me who play anything. After E3 I've wanted a Wii and kicked myself for getting a 360. The tables turned with Nintendo and MS this year.

It's safe to say that the 360 has passed its prime but they will live off of multiplats and Halo, with seasonal price drops and Kinect.

What pisses me off is that now is the best time to invest in gaming studios, but they dont do it for whatever reason. If they ever get in a major jam they will be screwed. Sony was in a jam when they launched the PS3. If it wasn't for their dedication and First Party they would have been screwed. What happens if MS gets into a similar jam?

It's disappointing. MS were doing very well offering things for XBL and new titles like Gears but now XBL is tuned for Kinect and we rely on timed DLC for exclusive titles. It's frustrating to see.

With their lack of First Party and their company spreading themselves thin over both XBL, Xbox, and Kinect, I feel that MS is jumping around without settling in properly with one thing. And IMO that one thing they need to focus on is the Xbox 360. Instead the future is situated around Kinect.
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InTheKnow  +   1378d ago
@Alpha
What are you going on about??? Sony has lost BILLIONS the first 3 years of a 4 year life cycle...is that good planning. M$ struggle with the whole RROD but that is long since forgotten and the 360 has been making $150 profit on 360, one year after launch. By comparison Sony only started making 15-17 dollars on PS3 with the launch of the slim model.

Your whole post ( and all the others ) are full of contradictions.

" And, IMO, the PS3 and Wii have variety in the bag for gamers like me who play anything "...

...really, then you complain you don't like Gears of War, You don't like Fable, you don't like Kinect...lol...are you for real??? So I gather you like variety from Sony and Nintendo but not M$...O_o

Mass Effect 2
Metro 2033
Splinter Cell Conviction
Alan Wake
Crackdown 2
Halo Reach
Fable 3

That's what you call " Hardcore " variety, all available on the $300 console. What did Sony and Nintendo have again...lol.

What " similar jam " are you talking about??? The one where you try to force everyone to buy your console for $800 jam or the one where you get to wait 3 years for a decent game jam.

M$ is NOT jumping around...you are. Their strategy is rock solid and its why they are still ahead of Sony by millions going in year 6.

M$ has the multi-plats like MW2 wrapped up because the hardcore know what system is the best...plain and simple. MW2 sold 3 million more games on 360 than PS3. That's why Activision made an agreement with M$ for the next 3 years to provide the loyal XBL community with map pacts months ahead of 360's nearest rival, the PS3. XBL has generated well over a BILLION dollars...what has Sony done...lol
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BrianG  +   1378d ago
@InTheKnow

I don't know about your numbers, but I wont argue them.

But as far as Microsoft having a rock solid strategy? No, its falling apart slowly. They are losing first party and third party exclusives. Also Sony's PS3 has been seeing year over year growth every single year since launch, Xbox isn't experiencing that. The gap is closing quickly. The one year head start has almost erased itself.
Karum  +   1378d ago
InTheKnow
You got a source for that $150 profit on every 360 sold comment?

I'm not outright saying you're wrong, I simply find it very hard to believe. Very hard to believe indeed.

I'd also ask for proof of your figures for the profits per console on the PS3, I honestly don't know what their numbers are like on profits for each PS3 but at least the figures you quoted don't seem quite as outrageous as those quoted for the 360.

Sony are doing pretty well btw, a slew of great games from 1st party studios across multiple genres and increasing 3rd party support too. Not to mention the fact PS3 just posted 13 consecutive months of year on year growth.

I could go into how well Move has been selling and how well it has been received by critics and consumers alike but I see little point in doing so.

As for that list, there's like 2, maximum 3 first party developed titles in that list and there's like 3 of those games that aren't even 360 exclusive. The 360 does have variety, but pretty sure the point was based around the others having variety in terms of first party developed exclusives, for which Sony is the undisputed king...there is simply no arguing that point.
DelbertGrady  +   1377d ago
People never learn that MS don't announce their upcoming titles 3 years before they are supposed to be released. I think they are saving their titles, both Kinect and non-Kinect, for the Kinect launch in November. They said it themselves that it's going to be very big. Either that or Xtival.

Same discussion every year.
swinesucker  +   1377d ago
Wow, poster above is seriously retarded. Crackdown 2 lol. Maybe one of the most backwards games I have ever played. Cool if you like xbox graphics and storied written by kids. Halo: Reach. Hey, let me bust out my copy of Halo 3 and play the same game with a better story.

But god those other games are just so revolutionary and tempting. Pfft.
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TheGameFoxJTV  +   1377d ago
@Intheknow
Lol, funny. Most of the games you listed I played on the superior system. The PC, my 360 has been gathering dust, and the few games that are exclusive to the system are simple rehashes of the same game. Halo:Reach, Gears3, and Crackdown2 is horrible. XD Fable 3 I will be picking up on PC or not at all.
JohnnyBadfinger  +   1377d ago
oh the humanity! not another delay, my life revolves around early premature arrives... ask my girlfriend.

Honestly my passion for games died a while ago. and a couple of months is basically a couple of weeks in my world. time fucken flies right by when your doing something other than playing video games. a good place to start is by getting a job... and that last part is aimed at mostly my mates who are 21 and dont have fucken jobs, and still live with there parents.
4pocalyps3  +   1377d ago
@johnnybadfinger
Kinda ironic saying that you got a job and you don't play games much but you're commenting on a gaming news website.
DOMination  +   1378d ago
Not true, Xbox 360 has some great exclusives next year, many of which are new IPs which you PS3 fanboys go on and on about:

XCom, Star Wars Kinect, Forza 4 Kinect, The First Templar, Steel Battalion, Fighters Uncaged, Crossboard, Codename Kingdoms, Rise of Nightmares, Haunt, Project Draco, Codename D, Halo:CE remake, Lionhead "survival" game, Rare game and maybe Kingdom Hearts 3.
-Alpha  +   1378d ago
New IP =/= good quality game.
Makidian  +   1378d ago
What kind of crack are you smoking thinking that not only is Kingdom Hearts 3 coming out next year but will also be exclusive to the Xbox 360!? You are out of your friggin' mind with that crap!

Also, banking on Kinect games is the mistake Microsoft is making, not releasing is exclusives or having them lined up is secondary to that. People buy and play Xbox because of the online community built around certain games, if that starts to falter, or fail completely, they better have a backup plan.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1378d ago
WOAH!!! Since when Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to be a 360 exclusive? It's going to be a PS3 exclusive no doubt! Kingdom Hearts on 360 lol!! That was funny!
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pustulio  +   1378d ago
Dude Halo: CE remake?

WTF?
Karum  +   1378d ago
DOMination
I stopped reading your post when you referred to Star Wars as a new IP, Kthe Kinect part is irrelevant.
huzzaahh  +   1378d ago
Most of those games look like crap. Also, Kingdom Hearts 3 will NEVER be an Xbox 360 exclusive.

You're a pitiful Microsoft fanboy. I'm surprised you're back.
4pocalyps3  +   1377d ago
Wow I needed a laugh
Halo:CE remake? I din't know that they were remaking the Halo games?

Kingdom Hearts 3? Xbox 360 exclusive? Surprised I wrote those two on the same line.
oldjadedgamer  +   1378d ago
They are relying on 3rd party support for Kinect. Thats what we will see for the rest of this generation and probably for the next system.

I wouldn't be surprised if they moved to a purely kinect based system for the next gen - similar to what the wii is - with no option for controller based games.

And it's not about MS being a bad company or such, its just about the money. Xbox and Xbox 360 lost a lot of money and I'm sure there was a lot of pressure on the gaming division by stock holders and top MS officials to change their gaming gameplay

Edit: @DOM

Most of those games (the official announced games) are for the kinect. They may be good enough that the "controller" gamer would enjoy them, but who knows right now.
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DiRtY  +   1378d ago
And what's left besides GT5 for PS3 this xmas?
Nothing.

It had a great start with God of War and Heavy Rain, but that's about it.

Sony will have a tough holiday 2010, no doubt about it. Move flopped, LBP 2 was delayed and all Sony has left is one racing game. A genre in decline since 2004.

Wii has WiiParty, DKC and Kirby.

Xbox 360 already saw the gigantic sales of Halo Reach and will have some Fable III stuff later. Kinect will rule the holiday season and NOT flop like Move did.

And why are people claiming 2011 looks bad for 360?

Xcom,
Star Wars,
Gears of War,
Project Draco,
Forza Kinect,
Steel Battalion,
Project Kingdom

are already announced as exclsives for 2011. Plus whatever Rare, Lionhead, Spawnpoint or Firebird Studios are working on.

2011 looks promising for every console.
-Alpha  +   1378d ago
Aren't most those games on Kinect?

If so, I reserve the right to be skeptical of those games being successful.

Maybe MS has some secret titles they haven't revealed yet. I wouldn't be surprised as they are better at keeping secrets then Sony, but I'll judge those titles when I see them

Yes, LBP2 got delayed. Yes, all that's left seem to be Fable 3 and GT5. Not that that's a bad thing though, those games are good ways to end the year, though neither title particularly interests me. And I actually do agree that the Wii seems to have the best lineup for the rest of the year with DKC and Kirby.

But you argue sales where the topic is about games. Maybe Kinect will do well, it's definitely marketed to be bigger than the Move which Sony treats as an optional accessory controller.

I don't think that the 360 will die, but the issue is that it will feed off of Kinect, DLC, etc. It's just a poor system.
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Makidian  +   1378d ago
Where are you getting that the Move has flopped because it's been sold out everywhere in my area and it's only been out for two weeks which isn't enough time for it to be declared a "flop"!? And you are spitting out Kinect games like they are going to be the greatest games ever. On rails games aren't exactly everyone's cup of tea and there has been absolutely zero gameplay footage of the majority of the games you list. Way to be a blind fanboy.
MetalGearBear  +   1378d ago
funny....
PS3 has hardcore games in 2011:
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Infamous 2
LBP2
AGENT
FFvs13
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
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Dno  +   1378d ago
wow at move flopping
Not only is move hard to find but its said to have sold more then 300k units in 10 days...... wow at a 50-100 dollar item selling 300k a flop.
I hope kinect does 1 million first week or the ps fanboys will just say all this stupid shit the xbox fanboys are saying now
jizzyjones  +   1377d ago
@DiRtY
2011 so far....

LittleBigPlanet2
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
InFAMOUS 2
AGENT
FFvs13
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
The Last Guardian

No exclusives after GT5 u say?
TheGameFoxJTV  +   1377d ago
LMAO
MOVE flopped? You fail, also Kinect will just leave people feeling like tools after they buy it and not have a single fucking good game to play with the overpriced Webcam.
djl3485  +   1378d ago
What about Captain Blood?

No one mentions this game and so far it is exclusive to the 360 and coming out Q1 2001. Most people haven't heard of it and I came across it by accident on IGN. As far as it being good who knows but it's still an exclusive. They are focused on Kinect right now until it launches, after that who knows.
ImmortalLegend  +   1377d ago
It seems pretty clear
Microsoft is probably already prepping another console to be released around late 2011-2012. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Microsoft wants to get another 1-up on the competition.
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vhero  +   1377d ago
Its mad as it's not PS3 thats hurting 360 right now with it's exclusives MS are hurting 360. They are putting WAY too much resources into COD (must be costing a LOT of money for them timed exclusives as Kotick cannot be a cheap man to buy) and Kinect. IF Kinect goes bust for them the PS3 will dominate 2011.
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avengers1978  +   1377d ago
Delays happen all the time, If I were a 360 owner I'd be more conserened that MS 360 is making all there devs focus on kinect games.
@intheknow change your name to knowsnothing, you just post numbers with nothing to back them up, and to say PS3 lost billions oh well they didn't lose nearly as much as 360 with there RROD problem.
YOUR list of Games is also laughable man...
PS3
GoD of War 3
Heavy Rain
Mod Nation Racers
LBP 2
MAG
3D dot heroes
Ratchet and Clank

See all these games rated just as high or higher then all the games on your list and sold better than all the games on your list with the exception of Reach. But now PS3 is getting Mass Effect 2 and has a bunch more coming in just the first Q we get Infamous 2 and KZ3 plus Twisted Metal
lazysey  +   1377d ago
I bought a PS3 to play delayed games already.
Feckles  +   1378d ago
But where are the big exclusive games for next year?

And with Kinect, does Microsoft now see the 360 as a casual gamers' console?

Will it now focus on the next Xbox?

I believe so.
The Meerkat  +   1378d ago
Lets hope so.

Nothing coming out on either PS3 or Xbox 360 from now on is going to be ground breaking.

I want the feeling I got when I saw Gears 1 on an HDTV.
Or when I first played Oblivion.
Shadow Flare  +   1378d ago
lol
"Nothing coming out on either PS3 or Xbox 360 from now on is going to be ground breaking."

You can take the ps3 out of that sentence
lastdual  +   1378d ago
"Or when I first played Oblivion."

And there you have my feelings. Exclusives are great and all, but to hell with all that fanboy squabbling, just give me Elder Scrolls V.

Also, more excited for Deus Ex 3 than any 2011 exclusive (although I will pick up Killzone 3 and Gears 3....that's a lot of 3's....)
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mrcash  +   1378d ago
I'm assuming you mean from a graphics stand point, because I'm still very much looking forward to seeing The Last Guardian. Killzone3 a possible UC3,Gears3 but that just about does it for me.
plb  +   1378d ago
They just put out a slim model and kinect. Why would they put out a new console so soon. This makes little sense.
Kurt Russell  +   1378d ago
monies
maxcer  +   1378d ago
a new redesigned 360/kenect for the casual market and a new system to replace aging hardware for the core userbase.

its unlikely to happen until 2012 tho
vhero  +   1377d ago
Yep no new consoles anytime soon.. But then again we thought that about the original Xbox. MS don't care about customers nor gamers it cares about money and people who buy there products gotta realise this.
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Faztkiller  +   1378d ago
NO
But after I finish Fable 3 my 360 is probably going to be collecting dust till Gears 3 comes out
CWMR  +   1378d ago
Worst case scenario for me: I buy a whole bunch of multiplatform games for my 360 (since they almost always look better) and Gears of War 3 and maybe the Crytek exclusive. Then I get Killzone 3, The Last Guardian and maybe Uncharted 3 for my PS3. Guess what? The 360 will still get more play time. Yes, I will probably play like one more exclusive on my PS3 than on my 360, but so what? That's why I have both consoles. I can get any exclusives I want and I can always get the better versions of any multiplatform games.
KEEPNITREAL  +   1377d ago
@Faztkiller
Why don't you and all these fanboys shut the f#*ck up. Microsoft is not gonna say shit about next years games,they're concentrating on solely this year.Next year is next year.If they don't have nothing new anounced at E3 then start yappin like little bitches and say " there's no games for 360 ,I'm gonna let it collect dust wawawawawa". There's gonna be new games for ps3,xbox and wii so stop all that whining and say crap till next year.Tooooo bad I don't have all fanboy problems with games cause I own all systems and enjoy all types of games ( god of war 3,halo reach,uncharted,alan wake,call of duty,bc2,mag,mario bros,diablo, ect. and my daughters will enjoy kinect and move titles as well ) F*^k all ps3,360,wii.pc FANBOYS !!!!!!!!. real gamer 4 life
vhero  +   1377d ago
I'll be playing Fable 3 on my PC :)
danielle007  +   1377d ago
Geez
Do all of you guys just pick up a game, beat it, and move on? I guess reviewers should just disregard longevity, since it doesn't matter to anyone anymore.

I'm still playing L4D / L4D2. New DLC today, btw. I still play Nazi Zombies, I still play RE5, I still play AC2.... and I'll be playing Halo Reach for months.. and months.

I invest in games because I know that if I love them, I'll be playing them for forever. If there's a drought of exclusive games for M$, then there still won't be a drought for multiplats, which I usually grab for my 360 since that's what my friends have.

Plus, multi-system gaming is the way to gooo. PC, PS3, 360, and Wii, bitches. I never have to be jealous. It's the good life.
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TimmyShire  +   1378d ago
Definitely sounds like they're shifting focus to me. Kinect is the casual arm, leaving it to do what it wants while MS concentrate on the next Xbox. I wouldn't be surprised if we'll be gearing up for a 720 or whatever this time next year.
Stealth20k  +   1378d ago
Microsoft said that this gen will be longer and others have said that the next systems are years and years away
Kurt Russell  +   1378d ago
Come on SEGA... Give us a new console and stop these large corporations taking over gaming!
KYU2130  +   1377d ago
and while i agree
i will say that if the kinect lineup fails(not talking hardware) to impress, you may see a new console sooner than you think from MS(only because they are pushing it like its the be all end all of gaming).
And on a personal note im not impressed with kinect, as full body gaming is not something i can physically do while walking using my cane to hold me up..
both MS and Sony have preached that this console gen will be longer that the traditional length but MS drastic decline in non-digital download exclusives and new ip has hurt them.

but only time will tell.
mrcash  +   1378d ago
720 in 2012 makes perfect sense.
danielle007  +   1377d ago
I really don't think so.
This gen will most likely be surprisingly long. The PS3 has no need for a new system, and M$ really doesn't either, except for DVDs being kind of small. But, that hasn't stopped games from being great on the system, and we have DLC now, so still, no real point.

Plus, they JUST released the Slims and they're JUST starting with motion controls. People were not happy when M$ abandoned the original xbox, and that was no where near an investment like the 360 is. I literally think they shouldn't move on to the next gen so fast. However against it I am, there are people that are going to make that investment into Kinect, which is not that cheap. Then, a little over a year later, new system, and it's not going to be supported any longer?

Plus, of all the companies, I think that M$ should take it slow. Obviously rushing a system out the door did not work out that well for them. I personally will not be getting the first version of whatever they make for the next gen. They always fix their problems well, but they never really do anything about them until people complain.
Shmotz  +   1378d ago
Why is this in the PS3 section?
Kurt Russell  +   1378d ago
This is N4G... everything is relevant to Sony, so we can compare graphics and pixel dimensions whilst drinking our code red.
Odin777  +   1378d ago
If you read the article, the guy goes on about the PS3 for no apparent reason. So I guess that makes it somewhat relevant.
niceguywii60  +   1378d ago
WTF? reaching desperate levels not even I could have predicted.
SyluxPT  +   1378d ago
Yeah, but we will got some Halo: Reach Dlc...
despair  +   1378d ago
making wild accusations without an ounce of proof...yea I'm gonna trust this "article"...they delay games for many reasons and who's to say its not delayed because they wanted more time to polish the game, or any of a hundred legit reasons.
NewsForMe  +   1378d ago
MS is focusing on Kinect now, unfortunately.

I think I'll pass on Gun Loco, Forza 4 and Kinect, can't wait for Gears of War 3, and interested to see how Codename: Kingdoms turns out. I know only Halo fans care, but 343 might be remaking Halo: Combat Evolved with Reach's engine, possibly as soon as spring 2011.
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Why o why  +   1378d ago
not over
just not sitting pretty

Its obvious the lack of studios is hurting the 360 in terms of exclusives as they 'should' be the ones who push the console year on year. The multiplatform games obviously help but the truth is its the exclusives that define consoles
beast242tru  +   1378d ago
dnt knw if cud go as far 2 say dat butnext year iz looking kinda bare for the 360 n terms of exclusives compared to the ps3 last guardian,infamous 2,twisted metal,killzone 3,little big planet 2, all the collections sly,mortal kombat,prince of persia, ico & sotc, and im sure i left out alot more so nex year the ps3 will be knocking out all comp its amazing how the 360 trumpled the ps3 at one point and i was actually wondering wtf sony do something

but thw had game plan patience is a virtue microsoft sprinters but sony going for the marathon360 launched early the wii destroyed everything in sight but ps3 iz gaining ground slowly but surely 7mill gap down to 3.5 dumb a** american teens are onli people keeping microsoft in this race
huzzaahh  +   1378d ago
Learn how to write.
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1378d ago
Spreading very little butter on a huge slice of toast.

Really very disappointing for such a large company.
Psychotica  +   1378d ago
PS3 without any real competition won't be good for gamers, better hope Microsoft comes out with the next console soon.
Stealth20k  +   1378d ago
not for another 3-4 years probably
plb  +   1378d ago
I don't really believe that. PS2 did just fine and it dominated the market.
NewsForMe  +   1378d ago
You do realize the Wii and DS are slaughtering the competition, right? Sony definitely has competition with Nintendo and MS is still ahead. Even with the superior Move released people are still gobbling up the Wii.
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e3kehoe  +   1378d ago
I just hope my 360 lasts tel then.. I'm on my 12th one and will not buy another one..seems like it will be good. I've beat the first two and don't want to miss it.
Makidian  +   1378d ago
Holy shit that's a lot of replacements. I mean I get that the games are good and the community is tight but I would have given up after 7 because anything past that is just ridiculous.
e3kehoe  +   1378d ago
7 rrod.. 2 hardware fails and 2 that I just sold because I was irritated and still have my 12th and last. And yeah I just make SURE that it's warranted !

FYI I'm on my second ps3. Sold the first (fat) witch the wireless went out, but still works to get my 2nd (slim)
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1378d ago
12! I would have stopped buying a 360 after the third! But I have a PS3 so I don't have that problem.
Moonboots  +   1378d ago
I'm sorry my BS detector just hit the red. 12??
e3kehoe  +   1378d ago
Yep! That's it.. because I care so much about what you think... 0_o
Moonboots  +   1378d ago
I never asked if you cared hah. I just assumed that since you posted it on a public forum you were putting it out for others to comment on.

So 12 is the charm then? You have the patience of a saint.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1378d ago
I dont see how this is the end... prehaps just a bump in the road. A delay is hardly the end of a game or system, all of us in the PS3 camp know that lol
Fred_C_Dobbs  +   1378d ago
the end of 2011 should be when uncharted 3 is releasing.
PS3 fans getting the superior third person shooter
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saint_john_paul_ii  +   1378d ago
its obvious we will see a price cut on the 360 by spring the earliest. thats the only way they will offset with the lack of exclusive titles they have for next year.
gamerdude132  +   1378d ago
The person who wrote the article seems really whiny over this move. Basically, they want Gears 3 just for them and not for some smart money on Microsoft's part. I understand people want the game, but M$ still needs THEIR moo-lah, don't they?
Dlacy13g  +   1378d ago
omg...
Beginning of the end... LOL...yeah I have heard that before. Oh the fanboys love to stir the pot.
biggame901  +   1378d ago
Hard to say that this will end the 360. But Microsoft has a serious problem. After Fable 3, there will be no high profile exclusive on the 360, at least that we know of. Their first party support is severely lacking, and their apparent focus being strictly on Kinect is frustrating.

The 360 isn't dead, but it has past its prime.
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Makidian  +   1378d ago
I really hope they don't plan on announcing their next console next year because it would just further segment the market and would create a veritable onslaught of backlash for an industry that isn't even close to ready for the next generation. I also don't think people will migrate from the 360 to another system in the same manner as they did at the start of this gen, and dropping Xbox 360 support to force players to move to the next system would destroy the traction they have gained this gen and would likely force them out of the market and that would not be a good thing.
PantherDST  +   1378d ago
I like Games
I like a wide varity of games on all consoles. But a decrease in exclusives is not a good thing for any console. However, this generally does occur around the end of a consoles lifecycle. With AAA games taking 3-4 years to create MS could very well be working on the titles for the next Xbox... and release it in two-three years (Guessing of course). Only time will tell.
pr0digyZA  +   1377d ago
Thats actually a good point. The slow down might be because the need to put funds in the next gen console. We already know bungie is already working on a multiplat game for future consoles, so who's to say no other developer is as well.
gumgum99  +   1378d ago
How is it the end if its still coming out?
visualb  +   1378d ago
exactly
a console is only "dead" when its got no games coming out...but it still does
Belasco  +   1378d ago
Yes, developers will drop all projects for a console with a 40+ million installed base. Right.
CWMR  +   1378d ago
Yes, finally someone with some common sense! I guess that makes it "uncommon sense" - at least on this site. There are a handful of people that made reasonable comments, but most of the rest are fanboys.
MadMan00  +   1378d ago
LMFAO, OMG is this article serious? This guy has GOT to be butt hurt cause he's pissed the game got delayed...How does a system come o an END for ONE game getting delayed?

360 gets TONS of Multi-Plat games to 360 and almost all of them sell more then Ps3...The end? LOL not even close.
YoshiMeetsU  +   1378d ago
Now Gamer.

They are a joke.

Like suddenly 40mil people disappear and all support ceases.

Articles like this make gamers seem as dense and stupid as a bag of wet cement.
SyphonFilter  +   1378d ago
no good game for it face it.also dantes inferno,ff 13,sf,re5,batman,etc sold better on ps3 despite the installed base.
Odin777  +   1378d ago
Well at the end of the article he changes his mind, so this article was merely a shameless attempt to garner hits.
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