With each passing year, the line between the average triple-A product and a solid XBLA game continues to blur - so much so, that XBLA games are beginning to overshadow their triple-A exclusive counterparts.
whats an xbox 360?
It used to be a games machine, now its a box for streaming media.
A console that millions enjoy. How long u been cooped up away from society?
Think of it as a more successful Playstation 3!
is it more successful though or has it just been out longer?
i hope everyone realizes i was joking. Seriously though, all i ever hear about it now is how much people use it to stream videos. It's kinda disapointing to hear as im a gamer.
Dubt at least prove to me it is. I thought that on a year by year basis ps3 sells more on avg. you can prove me wrong and i will accept it. Im not hard headed just for fun. I think though you may have a hard time proving it in the simple fact that if the ps3 has made any ground up on the original 7- 10 million or w/e it was you automatically are wrong. So you are basically just saying Ill plug my ears scream out nonsense and hope no one notices? Wolf i knew you were joking but you pick the wrong website to joke LOL.
A KINECT add on peripheral.
@Cy_wolf You really think crap like that is funny? Do you have any idea how many haters on here spam and post retarded and annoying comments praiseing their love for ps3 and hate for 360 for hypocriticial reasons.
Even though most xbla games don't come close to the full disc released titles there are quite a few that are deserving of more playtime. MS does know how to make money. This is no exception. Does anyone here dispute that xbla games make more money then PS3 games released on Sony's network? Just like the article pointed out, does anyone dispute that Sony is pushing more exclusives now then MS? It is just the direction that both systems have went. Both have huge upsides. Just play what you like!
MS is covering more bases. XBLA has way more than psn. Ps3 has more core exclusives but less casual than 360
In response to the article: maybe. But I've played Trials more than many full-fledged games I've purchased.
How can you overshadow something that is nonexistent.
Trails evolution is one of the best games I've played this year on any platform. Witcher 2 is a close second Edit: I wasn't trying to pass off witcher 2 has a 360 exclusive.
"Exclusive Triple-A Releases"
I have said from the start this generation that the rise of indie/small dev games has been better and more profitable than most AAA full price titles. XboxLive arcade, PSN, and Steam/GoG.com have really helped push them forward.
arcade/psn titles = a high profit to risk ratio in terms of investment it is a way of playing it safe and not investing too much into new exclusives. while they can provide interesting, fun experiences, virtually none of them match the content or level of immersion of retail games. that is why they are $15 (or $20 when microsoft knows they can price gouge people) Microsoft can't simply coast by on arcade titles. or at least they shouldnt be able to. xbox gamers need to demand some real exclusives. what decent retail exclusives has the 360 released in the past 5 months? nothing. what do they have in the next 5 months? nothing. unacceptable.
So I guess exclusives only count if they cost $60. Say what you want about xbox not having much exclusives but I'm looking forward to the summer of arcade(still play toy soldiers cold war from last year) and great 3rd party support like having early access to skyrim dlc and then halo 4 towards the end of the year. Plus there is still a shitload of multiplatform games I'm looking forward to like borderlands 2
it is asinine to grant psn/arcade titles the same status as retail exclusives. are you telling me that velocity should be listed next to last of us? or fez listed by halo 4? there is an immense difference in production value, content, technical quality, and immersion, as fun as downloadable titles may be sometimes. very few downloadable titles emulate a retail game experience. examples would be Festival of Blood, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and Journey, but those games falter in length because of it.
torchlight lasted me 30 hours which is more than a lot of 60 dollar games. hell I am alive is as long as COD, REvils, and it was 15 bucks
I think with the economy the way it is, these high profile, brilliantly made arcade titles are just what the doctor ordered. Its quite obvious that people aren't wanting to drop $60 on a new game every month. I think people do enjoy beating their chest when the console they enjoy more has more exclusives, the Xbox 360 fans did this when the Xbox 360 launched and now the PS3 fans do the same thing. What I've seen with games like Journey, Trials and now Minecrast, is that people are much easier parted with smaller amounts of money in exchange for a really satisfying gaming experience. I admit that over the last couple of years I've noticed a huge increase in the quality of these kinds of titles. Honestly, even though I'll get disagrees, I think Microsoft was onto something with how they are running things. Draw the core crowd early with exclusives and hardcore games, then draw in casuals and people just looking for entertainment. Keep the core semi happy by releasing a few really quality hardcore titles, keep the casuals and core happy by releasing cheap, almost AAA titles on the arcade. If this generation has taught me anything its that exclusives tend to matter more at the start of a generation more than the end, and the overall quality of a lot of third party games have now surpassed 99% of what any exclusive can put forth.
I agree 100%, and I believe this is also Microsofts business strategy. It's far easier to part with £10/$15 to simply download a game from the comfort of your own home, rather than paying £40/$60 in stores for a disk based game. So far this year (off the top of my head) I've bought Fez, American Nightmare, Journey, Trials Evo and Minecraft. The only retail game I've bought is Mass Effect 3.
Since we've turned this into which company's d*ck do I prefer, I'll weigh in. I don't care how fast I get a game (timed exclusives don't faze me,although the exception: wait for castle crashers drove me partially insane,) all I care about is the games. I also don't see why anyone would ever EVER care about how much something sold or how much money a company or developer makes. That said I always envied not getting to fully play (played some at friends) bastion and shadow complex. I do actually pity people who dismiss an experience like flower or journey simply because they're exclusive (or not manly enough,Grrr!) . That is all. Peace be with you all
i dont care what any of the N4PS3G crowd say, ill take Trials Evolution and Fez over ANY PS3 exclusive that has released in the last 12 months at least. any. both are absolutely incredible games, and even if they were full priced retail releases theyd be worth it. i do like how the PS3 faithful try to separate out the 360s exclusives and say that certain categories dont count. XBLA exclusives dont count, cause then there would be a dozen plus more 360 exclusives every year. kinect exclusives dont count because then thered be another 2 dozen 360 exclusives every year. games that are on PC as well, but not on PS3, dont count because then thered be another handful of 360 exclusives every year. but for the PS3, EVERYTHING counts, even if its a rubbish little PSN demo like the LBP Move thing, or an unannounced game called 'Unannounced SCE Exclusive shooter #45'. "what decent retail exclusives has the 360 released in the past 5 months? nothing" why does the 360 need retail exclusives though? once people have a 360, why are exclusives important to them? how does Skyrim being on the PS3 stop that person enjoying it on their 360? people on here VASTLY overestimate how important exclusive games are.
Of course you would. And don't start with the BS "PS3 counts everything." IF a PSN game is counted, it's one of thatgamecompany's titles. And guess what: there's only three of those. Despite your attempt to make PS3 fanboys look worse than you constantly do, no one ever actually sees a PS3 fanboy try to claim ALL PS3 games while negating 360 ones. Core. Might be hard for you to understand, but that's what fanboys use: core retail titles. And, generally, not even console exclusives. No need to inflate the list with Dance Central and Kinect Sports. PS3 fanboys can narrow it down to full retail core releases within the past two years and you'd have nothing to say. I'm not even gonna knock the games on XBLA. If they're of good quality, that's great.... but they shouldn't be overshadowing the core retail releases. AAA exclusives should not be upstaged by downloadable indie games.
@hicken U probably haven't play these Indies games lately. They aren't what they use to be 2 or 3 years ago. U could get alot more game play value,hrs,fun than many Aaa status game that try to extend value with constant dlc. Games like journey, trial evo, fez, torchlight, sin mora, etc r very solid quality games on par or even more fun than Aaa games at a fraction of the price. Many of theme tend to b innovative as well rather than just following same tiresome formula.
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