UGO Gamesblog: The 11 Best Reasons to Own an Xbox 360 in 2008

Microsoft's Xbox 360 had a banner year in 2007, coming out on top of the competition with the best quality-to-quantity ratio of releases over the course of the 12 months. Of course, it's 2008 now and the recent success means little. Gamers aren't a short-sighted bunch, they just don't like living in the past (unless it's "retro," that is). It's not a question of what you've done for them lately but rather a question of what you're <em>going</em> to do for them in one month, three months, nine months down the road. How then will Microsoft fend off the cheap-ass sniper rifles, grenade launchers and camping n00bs in the massive King of the Hill match that is these Console Wars? With exclusives of course!

This is the first in a series of features for the month of January covering each of the major platforms and handhelds. Feature by Adam Rosenberg.

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CRIMS0N_W0LF3928d ago

Hail Multiplatform? hahaha. Most of them on PC.

mighty_douche3928d ago

Now come on, thats not really fair!

One was on the N64.... muhahahaha...

SuicidalTendencies3928d ago

Your argument is weak. Not everyone likes to play on their PC or they don't have a upgraded PC to play these games. Think just for a minute. Why do a lot of Microsoft exclusives sell well over a million copies? Maybe because not everyone is a PC elitist who thinks everything on the PC is the greatest. Hell, most people work all day on a computer and the last thing they want to do is play a game on it when they get home. They would rather relax on their couch and play a little Bioshock or Halo.

Capt CHAOS3928d ago

I can only agreed with you once.. I wish I could agreed multiple times to the various points you're raising..

bootsielon3928d ago

Everyone needs a PC to work. Eventually you will get a rig that runs every game, like in 2012. Why the rush to play now? If you are such a hardcore gamer, you can buy a decent PC. If you just want to "relax", then you are a casual gamer, and you don't even have to bother buying a console when eventually you will have a computer that'll run these games.

Most PS3 games will never appear on PC. It's better to enjoy what's available now and what won't be available in the future unlike most 360 games which will eventually be playable on any PC you have in the future, which you will need anyway.

InMyOpinion3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )

Also, many of the multiplatform games that hit PC were developed for the 360 first hand. Like Bioshock or Halo. Those that weren't usually get re-designed to work on consoles. Bashing on it is like saying Resistance or some other fps would not be as good if Insomniac decided to develop it for PC as well. It's just a perc really. 360 owners get to experience some of the great PC games and vice versa. I don't see anyone in either camp complaining about COD 4 being a on the PC as well as on consoles. It's only when it's 360/PC exclusive that the whining gets really loud.

SuicidalTendencies3928d ago


What does being a "hardcore gamer" have to do with anything? I have a fairly up to date computer that should play most of the newer PC games. I just really don't like to play PC games though. I like to sit comfortably and play a game on my T.V. with a console. I've been doing that since I was 3 years old(27 now) and I don't see that changing. The only PC games I enjoy are RTS games.

Kenshin_BATT0USAI3928d ago

My pc is over 5 years old and it can still run crysis so I don't see what the problem is. Most people usually get a new pc every 5 years as well.

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ParaDise_LosT3928d ago

......wait....your right this isn't news...

cr33ping_death3928d ago

how many of these " 10 , 11 reason to own a PS3/360 in 2008" articles do we need on this site. this has got to be like the 7th one.

travelguy2k3928d ago (Edited 3928d ago )

it will look next gen with updated graphics, just wait (oops i said it), the moding community is just getting started

mighty_douche3928d ago

Golden Eye? even if the 360 does get it, the fact thats one of 11 reasons to own the console is a joke.

SuicidalTendencies3928d ago

Most people would love to play Goldeneye with online multiplayer.

MetalProxy3928d ago

Goldeneye is soooo old. I think people forgot how dated that game is.
Iam having a hard time finding reasons to play my 360 now days. Its starting to piss me off..

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