MMGN.com looks back at this year's list of exclusives for PS3 and 360.
Exclusives are what defines a console. I wonder why some people say exclusives don't matter now but they weren't saying that in 2006 and 2007? And I wonder why some people say multi plats are better now but they weren't saying that in 2006 and 2007? And I wonder why multi plats didn't matter back when the PS3 has few exclusives but they mean the world now?
Because opposing Sony is "the cool thing to do" Edit: Denying the double standard doesn't make it go away or invalidate it.
A lot of fanboys were like EXCLUSIIVEESS FTW when PS3 just came out and havent had time to build exclusive line up. Now that PS3 dominates the exclusive line up, suddenly same fanboys say exclusives dont matter. BTW, about one third of 90+ metascore games for PS3 are exclusives. So yea exclusives do matter a lot unless you bought gaming console for something other than gaming. Fanboys makes me laugh.
Exclusives DO NOT define a console. What defines a console is having the games you want to play. Exclusives are what sets one console apart from the other. The defining moment is when you can see yourself enjoying the games that appeal to you as the consumer/gamer. So the idea of this or that as being better or worse is purely subjective. We all place value differently on things in our lives. Even when it comes to entertainment value in our games.
lol u mad bro?
Still one of the stupidest sayings this generation made. Your mom pour your milk for you, bro?
@ sucidalblues i disagree, i think "Epic!" and "FTW" are studpid. Makes people sound like a frat boy
I didnt think everyone would get so annoyed over this lol or pay attention to it damn thats the most disagrees ive ever had! you defo mad! http://cache.sharenxs.com/t...
Wasn't there an article where the sais it was racist to say that? Lol I love this place. XperiaRay
It seems that the multiplats might be king this year, however.
So Batman and/or Skyrim will not be g.o.t.y.?
Hypicricy runs deep in the gaming world. All camps are guilty. Best thing to do is just try not to get involved with it, no matter how moronic some people are.
and people wonder why people love to hate on sony, I cant remeber seeing any xbox 360 superiority storys on n4g. This is the problem these pathetis storys get approved the sony fanboys lap it up and then wonder why they are getting trolled makes me laugh
Only because you have an extremely short memory.
the amount of ps3 is dead articles early when it launched had all the xbox fanboys lap it up and then wonder why they getting it back now that the ps3 is bringing out their big guns...
I remember seeing so many "PS3 is teh DOOMZ" and "xbox360 is better than sex" articles back in the day. It was just crazy.
You don't remember it because it goes against your bias to acknowledge it now that the tables have turned.
@ AgentWD40 You probably weren't on this site from 06-08.
Agreed... both sides have been punks at one point or another.
Even if you're an XBOX fanboy, you have to admit that the PS3 has a good line up. PS3 is my console of choice, but I bought an XBOX for some exclusives and multiplat games, but I have to say, Gears 3 is the only game that's been occupying it's tray recently. I hope MS spends some money on actual exclusives, and not timed DLC and crap like that.
Yeah the PS3 has definately had a much stronger line-up of exclusives but Forza 4 and GoW 3 are excellent games in their own right and can hold their own. Multiplats this year, however might just steal the show because they have been great. If Zelda is as good as reviewers are saying it is, then forget ALL the games this year, THAT is going to be king. Better than Ocarina of Time? That thought itself makes my tummy tingle. Either way, I own all consoles except the Wii (which I gave to my cousins and am now KICKING myself for because of Zelda) and I can't handle all the amazing games that are out. I just don't have time. I haven't even completed: GOW 3 Uncharted 3 Skyrim MW 3 campaign Zelda Batman: Arkham City Resistance 3 LET ALONE complete the 'old' games I haven't had the time to complete: Prey (remember this anyone?!) The Darkness Bioshock 1 and 2 (yes shame on me) Dead Space 1 and 2 (yes, again shame on me) Lost Odyssey I blame MP games like BF3, Mortal Kombat 9 etc. Once Twisted Metal comes out (another amazing PS3 exclusive), all other games will take a back seat once again. This is proof that there is such a thing as too much win!
You're having the same problem I'm having. Too many games, too little time.
Same here, I got so many games to finish.
The greatest games for me this year were released about the last quarter: Gears, Forza, Uncharted, Skyrim, Battlefield, Batman, so I have to disagree with this article.
The amazing exclusive line-up is the reason why the PS3 is my console of choice.I play a lot of 360 exclusives too,but that number has gone down dramatically over the years.
Boring ass conversation. No such thing as GOTY. I've said this like a billion times. Sales alone should not dictate this. And as far as we know what floats the boat of one gamer another may hate. So you CAN compare games "in class" like Gears of War vs Uncharted because they are third person shooters and they are action adventure games, but you cannot place Gears, Uncharted, Skyrim, Call of Duty, Battlefield 3, Need For Speed, L.A Noire, Dungeon Defenders and Zelda as competitors (for example) for GOTY. That's bananas. This isnt Oscar night at the movies (which is also ridiculous). Keep that made up crap for the folks that dont know. Game of the Year? that's a load of bullsh*t.
Xbox 360 fanboys started off this generation bashing the PlayStation 3 for not having any exclusive games and crying about how Halo 3 and Gears of War are the pinnacle of gaming and how Xbox LIVE was God's gift to the industry. But when Sony started producing nothing but quality exclusives consisting of new and old IPs like Uncharted, inFamous, LittleBIGPlanet, Warhawk, Ratchet & Clank, and Killzone while steadily increasing the features and functionality of the PlayStation Network, (for free) Microsoft offered only early downloadable content for multiplatform games and virtually no exclusives to get excited over. So now that the shoe was on the other foot, Xbox 360 fanboys boasted about how said multiplatform games ran a tiny bit better on the Xbox 360 due to the developmental complexity of the PlayStation 3 system architecture. But then multiplatform games began to not only run identical on both systems but better on PlayStation 3. So now all Xbox 360 fanboys have left to talk about cross-game chat.
this guys actually sums it up pretty well. he is antitroll!!!
AntiTroll is the epitome of a troll. I have seen his posts.
The way that I remember it, PS3 fanboys back in 2005 were calling the 360 Xbox 1.5 and making fun of the $400 price tag a FULL YEAR before their console even launched. Then suddenly got a kick in the nuts when Sony said it would cost $600 and that there would be no rumble because rumble was last gen, and the games looked worse. Sony got what it deserved from '06-08 and so did their obnoxious fans. Nw we have sad, butt hurt Sony fans claiming that the PS3 graphics look amazing when the thing is five years old, not looking much better than 360 despite all the hype, and is obviously way behind a low-mid gaming PC like ALL the consoles. It's silly. PS3 fans are so eager to make fools of themselves that they now like to say that PS4 will be better than XBOX 720 when they have no idea what either of those machines will, cost, be like, or EVEN WHAT THEY WILL BE CALLED. PS3 fans are like the gamecube fans of last gen. They try to make every exclusive sound incredible when most are meh and only a few are great. They try to make everything else sound awful. It's stupid.
I see why you only have one bubble. You must not remember all the articles from the media saying how the PS3 is dead, blu-ray is a fad. The 360 cost just as much as a PS3 if you wanted a complete console. You remember the HD DVD add on and annual online fee. The PS3 continues to impress. The only reason we get mulitiplates that look same is because developers don't want to upset single console owners. On topic of pc, the only console games to be compared to one is the PS3. Not to mention most of the 360 exclusives end up on the PC. Sony exclusives outshine 360 exclusives graphically. In Japan Ni No Kuni just release for the PS3, it will sell and push the PS3 sells up. The PS3 is a beast.
Still bought it in 2996 for $600
Still bought it in 2006 for $600
These consoles have been out for 5 years. Give up the "superiority" arguments. All of you people here should have both by now. The systems have sold millions, have huge libraries, and are both getting old and will be replaced in a year or two. Are all of you 12 year olds? Seriously.
theres no reason to have both...360 has only 2 exclusive games worth buying every year...and those end up on pc eventually anyway (better version). 360 is worthless.
It's all about the games, and Sony is the best at providing not only quantity, but quality.
PS3 is so powerful it's going to last 10 years" It may not last 10 years
According to what? The library of games? If all you had were exclusives, there's a few years' worth of playing time in them alone. Downloadable games? See above. Functionality? From surfing the internet to playing Blu-Rays and everything inbetween, it's got a dozen uses outside of gaming, which means its longevity is extended. Well? Why might this system not last ten years?
PS3 superiority? PS3 has ONE game that is head and shoulders above much of the competition. Uncharted has proven to be a fantastic franchise because of its writing and direction. It has far less to do with the PS3 and so much more to do with Naughty Dog and their ability to craft a fantastic game. Beyond Uncharted 3 there is nothing on the PS3 that screams superiority... Resistance and Killzone are good but nothing great. I suppose you could make a case for LB2 but its a game that has little interest to me. Infamous 2 was again a solid game...but there are many that are better. PS3's hardware is impressive no doubt...but it has its limitations and its starting to show its age too.
one game huh? i guess having uncharted coming out and receiving industry praise over any third person game on 360(including gears) is not being superior? guess having god of war 3 destroy any third person action game on 360 is not being superior? having EVERY RACING GAME on any system compared to the GT series and not forza is not being superior even with american and english media praising forza with biased reviews? having infamous pretty much trounce the crackdown series is not being superior? having little big planet destroy any platformer on 360 is not being superior?microsoft even had rare make a platformer and made kodu themselves and failed to get recognition. one by one,sony exclusives either have trounced micrsoft on quality(why microsoft has shut up about using metacritic),and destroyed them on graphics as they created a contract for third parties to not allow multiplatform ps3 games to be better and sony themselves shut them up on their supposed "superior" graphics card. but go on and believe that it only one game.got to dream about something right?
I am not taking anything away from those games. As I said before...they are all good games. But I think the games are good because of the developers not necessarily because of some superiority of the PS3. Sony has an excellent stable of developer and they make good games. I am not trying to argue that point. Oh btw as for superiority ... PC trounces the PS3. Is that the route we need to take in all these threads?
So there's only Uncharted, but... (As a side note, Uncharted should be considered TWO games, not one, given that UC2 made the "superiority" argument before UC3 did.) Even if all you do is say that the rest of the games were great- or good, as you put them- and not billed as superior, there are far more of them on the PS3, especially in recent years, than on the 360. And, as Apocalypse noted, other games have been compared to PS3 exclusives this generation, in terms of story, graphics, gameplay, et cetera. When people compare PC and console graphics, it's almost invariably the PS3 that's compared to PC. Yes, PC is superior. Only idiots even argue that point. The fact that you bring it up is tantamount to admitting that you, yourself, have nothing else you can argue. You can't bring the 360 into it in any way, shape, or fashion, so you go to the final bastion "PC beats PS3."
Oh I see, by saying one comment I must not have any other argument..... brilliant. Look PS3 games haven't shown any superiority of the PS3 hardware. They have shown good developers making good games. It's that simple... And before you say it ...there are good developers beyond Sony.
See? Right there you said it. "Little interest to me." You wrote off a 95 avg award winning 5 million seller in LBP for no reason other than you could. And that's supposed to be a convincing counter-argument? "Because Stone Cold said so" isn't a review. lol
Hardly, what with Skyrim very obviously being this year's best game.
The only thing that's obvious is that 'best game' is completely an opinion. These superiority articles are stupid enough, let's not crank that up a notch.
It's completely the opinion of the wide majority of critics, across three platforms.
Hmmm, I've yet to see it proclaimed this years best game in the few reviews I read, but OK, let's assume you are correct, even without you supporting your position with a wide majority of references. IGN called it 'one of the best role-playing games yet produced', but didn't anoint it GoTY. Who are these critics, do they hold Doctorates of Fine Game Critiquing from Harvard, that I should hold their opinion above all others? Hardly, I would say in my experience, judging by their writing prowess, the wide majority don't appear to hold a journalism degree, and likely haven't even take a community college level creative writing course. The only awards I place any credence in are the AIAS awards. There games are chosen by peers, people in the game development business, and there's no more objective, or higher praise that one can get than to be noted as the best by people who do what you do. I'm loving Skyrim and you appear to be too. That's great. My opinion is my own and requires no validation from the unwashed masses of the game critiquing community.
I was referring to the score on Metacritic, which can quite fairly be considered "the opinion of the wide majority of critics". It's not a perfect way of judging but it's the best, most all-encompasing measurement we've got. I respect the verdict of the AIAS too but don't conisder it the only one worth listening to by any means.
Uncahrted is so blah its been siting in my ps3 since it came out
Yeah, but your bias is so obvious no one but similarly biased fanboys take your posts seriously. I've said it before and I'll say it again: You're deep as a thimble and as transparent as glass. Hate on, it's all you've got.
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