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2008: Year of the _____?

Ripten writes:

"Have you had enough of First Person Shooters? It was such a dominant genre this year that it seemed to define what it meant to be "next-gen." We're not quite out of the woods yet, but 2008 promises to bring us a more diverse line-up. What games or concepts will characterize the industry as we move into the second generation proper?

2008 probably won't be the Year of the RPG (FFXIII won't hit until 2009, or later), it probably won't be the Year of Waggle, and it probably won't be the Year of Sports Games. And, thank the gods, it probably won't be the Year of the FPS again! What do you think will define the world of gaming in 2008?"

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Mark 13537d ago

2008: Year of the 3d place for Sony.

TheExecutive3537d ago

lol, 2008 is definitely the ps3's year... no one can really argue that.

belfastga3537d ago

Even with good sales, it has a long way to go. But I'm betting 2008 will be the year that Sony earns a lot more mindshare. Enough to propel it past the 360, perhaps.

gamehendge3537d ago

"2008: Year of the 3d place for Sony."

you mean the PS3 which sold more in its first year than the 360?

360sucks3537d ago

RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD RROD

FirstknighT3537d ago

"you mean the PS3 which sold more in its first year than the 360?"

Nope, it's already been an year and the numbers are out. The 360 had a better first year in total sales. Those are the facts.

Stop your lying.

AngryTypingGuy3536d ago

@360 Sucks - more like...BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES BETTER GAMES. Seriously, is RRoD the best you've got? I can play that game too.

D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE D3LAY3D GAMES POOR FRAMERATE

I can't stand people that can't admit that both systems have their pros and cons. It's naive to think otherwise. I'm definitely in the 360 camp, but I know that both systems are awesome. Maybe I'll own a PS3 once it gets closer to $199. Probably not, but maybe.

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INehalemEXI3537d ago

2007 had alot of fps for sure. Alot of games used UE3 too. 2008 line-up looks well rounded. Theres long awaited games across all genres slated for release in 08.

I think FPS is the first blood go to genre to prove the power of a next-gen system. So there were many in 07. To begin waging the war of the 3 systems.

sonarus3537d ago

why did you have to call out a flamewar mark1. Its childish and stupid. I hope fps dnt dominate nxt yr as well. I would like to see more diverse game genre's hopefully team ico project omes out nxt yr

MK_Red3537d ago

Nice article and points. At first I thought the "_____" was kind of curse or something.
Game 2.0 = LittleBigPlanet. Shooter 2.0 = BioShock.

belfastga3537d ago

Hah! Never considered the blank would be construed that way. Thanks for the kind comments, though!

hotshot1273537d ago

and that game is........................LITT LE.....BIG.........FREAKIN..... PLANET.

and anyone who disagrees, name me ONE game that does something as revolutionary as LITTLBIGPLANET.

thats right, there are none