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Xbox 360 in 2008: The Hot Five Games

CinemaBlend Games, by Steve West, 2007-12-26:

The year is at a close, which means the Blend Games staff will gather this weekend to drink cheap whiskey and discuss gaming in 2007. At some point a list of Blend's favorite games for the year will come out of the ordeal, but before they get to that it's time to look forward. After all, it was nice playing Crackdown but it's now time to get complacent with our gaming. There's a brand new stack of titles just itching to be played. Hopefully none of them have any debilitating diseases that will require daily cream application.

First up is the Xbox 360, a system that has been all too quiet on its future. Peter Moore set the stage for Fall 2007 at E3 when he emphasized Microsoft's focus on the immediate future. But now gamers are glancing around and wondering what the hell could follow such a stellar year for the system. Below you'll find the games Blend Games is most looking forward to on the big white console. If you were wondering, the list doesn't assuage Blend Games' worry that Microsoft's first party lineup is crumbling.

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Damphear3311d ago

only 5 games for 08 sad sad sad

lets see what the xbots say

Honeal2g3311d ago

wow how could they leave out gta4?... that game is gonna move units on both platforms...

aba3311d ago

Go watch spiderman on your blu-ray player. I'm gonna play some games.

phoenixtilt3311d ago

I hope you dont think that is all the 360 games for 08 what does the ps triple have? Kill Zone 2 ..uh no... Resistance 2 ..oh no... Little Big planet.. oh fun... PS HOME.. oh yaa...

DARKKNIGHT3311d ago

all systems will have a great 2k8. it wont be until 2k9 that we can confirm who had the most aaa titles. As of right now, all your opinions are mere speculation. Games can be pushed back or cancelled, AND the wii's demand is still pretty high.

Kleptic3311d ago

NG 2 will be great...NG, Black, and Sigma were all a lot of fun (Sigma not really adding enough to make it stand as strong anymore though...and it kept the totally lame cutscenes)...but NG2 looks as good as Sigma with 4X the gore...should be the 360's biggest exclusive game of 2008 (assuming Gears 2 doesn't make the year)...

however...if this is an accurate list of what people should be excited for, 360 wise, then there will be loads of trouble...two of those 5 games are also on the PS3...and pretty much neither of which are even in the top 10 most anticipated for that console...Splinter Cell Conviction?...I keep hearing about it because its an exclusive, but I haven't seen a single thing about it that looks appealing...and its quite obvious that the king of stealth action will more or less pummel the utter shat out of SC...again...

and Too Human?...I will wait and see what happens between SK and Epic...its very unlikely that SK is going to make out well with that deal...and if Epic wins the counter-suit, then SK will also be forced to remove any of the "learned" code they claim to have created themselves (they basically built their own tools to do what the UE3 toolset allowed...then claimed it was their own design...in order to keep working on the game while this mess got worked out)...could be a 2008 release...but all this code crap makes the overall game's quality anyone's guess...

I do agree though that there are much better games coming to the 360 in 2008 than what are on this list...GTAIV diserved a spot...and is no doubt the 360's biggest game of this coming year (possibly the PS3's sales wise also...will basically come down between this and MGS4)...and what about Fable 2 (wasn't that one of the 3-4 franchises to sell over a million on the Xbox 1)...never played it, but a lot of people are quick to chime in with that game...

will be a great year for both systems...Sony has somewhat dropped the ball with two of the biggest 1st party games being pushed to fall 2008 (KZ2 and LBP)...so I don't really think the overall year is going consist of the PS3 slapping everyone around...but the PS3 is going to finish the year extremely strong (I am predicting that pretty much every big exclusive game for the year won't drop until at least August 2008...that includes MGS4)...If the 360 does end up getting Gears 2 for November 2008...they will both be similar sales wise I would imagine...

reminds me of the SNES and Genesis war's early years...

TANOD3311d ago

RE5 is on PS3 (main platform ) and would take up just a single BD disc on PS3

Savior X3311d ago

THAT'S ON;Y FIVE OF MANY MORON

Lord_Mike3311d ago

I actually buy around 5 games a year average so I guess thats fine. I don't own an XBOX 360 though...

gaffyh3311d ago

The "hot five" 360 games in 2008 include 2 Multi-platform games??? Splinter Cell used to be good for the first couple of games, then it became crap, don't know how conviction will be.

MADGameR3311d ago

Take away DMC4 because ofcourse its going to be better on the PS3 and Resident Evil 5 because its also ON the PS3.

BLUR1113310d ago

cause 2g.. everyone knows of gta4 coming and every one will play it. anyway the list is great and right ninja gaiden will be amazing so is dmc 4. next gen bu baba!!

WAR3310d ago

List was made by stunt a forum member from PS3Forums

PlayStation 3 Exclusives Confirmed - Includes already released games

Released [24 Titles]

Eye of Judgement, The [PlayStation Eye]
Folklore
Formula One Championship Edition
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Genji: Days of the Blade
Godfather: The Don's Edition, The
Heavenly Sword
Lair
MLB '07: The Show
Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire
MotorStorm
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
NBA '07
NBA '08
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Spider-Man 3: Collector's Edition
Time Crisis 4 [Including Guncon 3]
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
Unreal Tournament III [+PC] [Timed Exclusive]

Virtua Fighter 5 [Timed Exclusive]
Warhawk

Upcoming [92 Titles]

ActiveDogs Project

Afrika [2008 Title]
Agency, The [+PC] [2008 Title]

Airtight Project
Amphibian Man [+PC]
Angel Rings
Aqua
BB [Working Title]
Big Time Revenge [2008 Title]
Black Blade
Bomberman
Brave Arms [JoyStiq]
Buzz!: Quiz TV [2008 Title]
Castlevania
Coded Arms: Assault
Cops
Chain Limit [JoyStiq]
Croteam Untitled Project
Crucible, The
Crytek Project
Dark RPG
DC Universe
Disgaea 3
Driver 5
Eight Days
Empire
Eyedentify
Factor 5 Project #2
Fatal Frame PS3
FIA World Touring Car Championship
Fifth Phantom Saga
Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Future GPX Cyber Formula PS3
Getaway 3
God of War III

Gradius
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 5: Prologue [2008 Title]
Gretzky NHL [Working Title]
Haze [2008 Title]
Heavy Rain
Home, PlayStation [2008 Title]
Hot Shots Golf 5 [2008 Title]
inFAMOUS [2008 Title]
Jaffe Exclusive 1 [N4G]
Jaffe Exclusive 2 [N4G]
Jaffe Exclusive 3 [N4G]
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier
Katamari Game [onAXIS]
Killzone 2 [2008 Title]
Kurayami (Darkness)
L.A. Noire [Confirmed]
LittleBigPlanet [2008 Title]
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [2008 Title]
Metal Gear Solid Online [Announcement] [2008 Title]
Metro 2033: The Last Refuge
Monster Madness EX
Motorstorm 2 [2008 Title]
Namco Bandai RPG Project
Namco Bandai Sports Project
Namco Bandai Shooter Project
Naruto: PS3 Project [Scans] [2008 Title]
Ni-Oh
Planet One

Project D
Project Psychic [Working Title]
Pterodon FPS Project [untitled]
Quantic Dream Project [Thread]
Resistance: Fall of Man 2 [2008 Title]
Rockstar Games Exclusive Franchise [PS.BlOG]
Rockstar Old West PS3 Project [untitled]
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Redwood Falls
Rengoku: The End of the Century
Returning Alive [Working Title]
Second Season 01 [JoyStiq]
Secret Service
Shin Megami Tensei Project [untitled]
SingStar [2008 Title]
SOCOM 4
Starbreeze Nex-Gen Project
Star Ocean 4 [2008 Title]
Steambot Chronicles 2
Syphon Filter PS3 [onAXIS]
Tekken 6 [2008 Title]
thatgamecompany Project #3 [untitled]
Wardevil [2008 Title]
Way of the Samurai 3
White Knight Story [2008 Title]
Yakuza: Kenzan!
Zipper Interactive Project

PlayStation Network Exclusives

Released [29 Titles]

Aquatopia [PlayStation Eye]
Blast Factor
Calling All Cars!
Cash Guns Chaos DLX
Everyday Shooter
EyeCreate [PlayStation Eye]
flOw
Go! Puzzle
Go! Sports Ski
Go! Sudoku
Gran Turismo HD Concept
Gripshift
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
High Velocity Bowling
Lemmings
Loco Roco Cocoreecho!
Mesmerize [PlayStation Eye]
Mortal Kombat II
Nucleus
Operation Creature Feature [PlayStation Eye]
PAIN
PixelJunk Racers
Piyotama
Snakeball
Super Rub-a-Dub
Super Stardust HD
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Toy Home
Trials of Topoq [PlayStation Eye]

Upcoming [20 Titles]

Angel Love Online [+PC] [FREE]
Big Time Revenge
EchoChrome
Elefunk
Ember [PlayThree] [ThreeSpeech] [PlayStation Eye]
Fl0wer
Free Realms [+PC]

N-Cube
NCSoft Title #1 [Link]
NCSoft Title #2 [Link]
NCSoft Title #3 [PS3Fanboy]
NCSoft Title #4 [PS3Fanboy]
Nobi Nobi Boy
PixelJunk Monsters
Rat Race
Skyblue [ThreeSpeech] [PlayStation Eye]
SOCOM: Confrontation
Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer [onAXIS] [+PC]
Tori-Emaki [PlayStation Eye]
Warbit
Wipeout HD

MultiPlatform Unknown Exclusives [2 Titles]

Silent Hill 5 [Possibility]
TimeSplitters 4

Unknown Exclusive/Rumored Titles [10 Titles]

Dark Cloud 3
Digimon World Online [Wikipedia]
Dragon Ball Z [onAXIS]
Epic Project [Announcement]
Final Fantasy VII [Possibility] [Petition] [Crisis Core Secret]
Gundam [onAXIS]
Kingdom Hearts III
Sly 4 [Wikipedia]
Twisted Metal [Clown Cloud]
Zone of the Enders 3 [Magazine Scan]

Asian PlayStation 3 Exclusives [16 Titles]

Agaresu Senki [Record of Agarest War]
Battle Field Valkyrie: Gallian Chronicles
Imabiksou
Little House in the Plateau [Working Title]
Mahjong Taikai IV
Megazone 23: Blue Garland
Mist of Chaos
My Summer Holiday
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 4
Railfan
Railfan Taiwan Koutetsu
SEGA Golf Club
Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi
Wangan Midnight
Winning Post 7 Maximum 2007
Yamasa DigiWorld DX [Working Title]

Yeah i guess That i have no games to play i guess ill go back to watching spider man 3 on my bluray player

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CNIVEK3311d ago

Of the 5 games, they list TWO multiplatform games, while completely ignoring Fable 2, Alan Wake, Fallout 3 (which will be FAR bigger for 360/PC than for PS3), and possibly Halo Wars, Gears 2, and Project Offset (which I believe will be a huge announcement for MS next year, as a first-party exclusive as publisher) .

ravinash3311d ago

Fallout 3 is a long way from being finished, so what make you think its going to be better on 360 than PS3?

Bolts3311d ago (Edited 3311d ago )

WTF are you talking about. Fallout 3 is at it's heart a PC tittle. Just like Oblivion it'll be better there than anywhere else, and why isn't Left 4 Dead up there? Co-op shooters, with zombies! You know that will rock.

mikeslemonade3311d ago

NG2 is overhyped. I rank too human over NG2.

CNIVEK3311d ago

I said BIGGER, not BETTER. Just like Oblivion didn't sell well on the PS3, Fallout 3 will sell MUCH better for the PC/360. Most PS3 fans will see it as "just another shooter", and as an RPG, would rather play another FF sequel...or FF clone.

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vloeistof3311d ago

thats it .. they should have put that alan wake game on

BLUR1113309d ago

ninja gaiden has been around too human who cares about too human just a rip off of rpg games

shamon3311d ago

resident evil only coming out in jan 09 capcom said

Tyler Durden3311d ago

does anybody know if re5 will have a new camera view or the same 1 as re4

Prismo_Fillusion3311d ago

I think they're using the same 3rd person formula.
90% sure.

Tyler Durden3311d ago (Edited 3311d ago )

not that it was bad but it took really long to get used to its a good thing the game was long enough