What Games Are: Cometh The Hour, Cometh The Xbox?

Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer, creator of leading game design blog What Games Are and creative director of Jawfish Games. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Sandmano2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

If MS can secure a deal to get the next COD at least 3 months timed exclusive they need nothing else.

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ProudGamer2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

I clicked disagree because that simply isn't true. They need a lot more than COD timed exclusivity. The general consensus is that MS needs more core games exclusive to the next Xbox.


COD sells over 10 million copies on PS3 so Activision would not do that. I'm sure MS tried to make COD exclusive but all Activision would sell them was timed exclusive map packs for one month.

Sandmano2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

The exclusives are a given, but having COD a multiplat that is so huge as a timed exclusive will be like a knockout punch.

You guys under estimate the power of call of duty!

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nirwanda2167d ago

I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a next generation exclusive and realease on the 360, PC and PS3.
But you're dead right the new xbox needs alot more new IP's and judging by how many first party studios are working on next generation games they will get them.
I just hope they ain't too kinect focused.
I think by the end of E3 I will have decided which console to buy

Septic2167d ago

@Kratos- no one is denying that not everyone likes cod. It has, in fact, one of the biggest legion of haters in the gaming industry.

But, it is still a monumental force in the industry and it's popularity and sales are a testament to that fact. Anyone who secures an exclusivity period for it will have an extremely powerful franchise at their disposal.

But yes, Microsoft simply cannot just sit on their laurels if they secure any kind of exclusivity with the cod franchise. Securing exclusive content is of paramount importance and without that, you're dead in the water, with or without COD.

4Sh0w2167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

I'm very much hoping Microsoft has some core games and yes take some risks with new IP's that aren't your typical shooters. However those that plead for them to match sony with the amount of exclusives aren't paying attention because its evident that they don't need to do that to remain competitive and past history shows that some types of games just won't be supported by the 360 fanbase so why bother. Of course they need some diversity but they need to be more selective than sony because otherwise they'll just be waisting their time. For example nobody(very few) is going to buy a 360 or the next-box for jrpgs they tried it they just dont work(terrible sales) the same jrpg will sell a lot better on sonys platform.

Obviously Microsoft knows what their fanbase wants and although they have slowed a bit towards the end of this gen due to their planning for the the next-box I suspect, 360 continues to lead the US and when you figure they essentially are shut out of the Japanese market given their total worldwide sales they are either neck n neck or not too far behind sony in most other regions by basicly recycling just a few exclusives all while growing their online xbox live community which they charge for.

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Muffins12232167d ago (Edited 2167d ago )

Lets see,i can get around 5 exclusive games on ps4 that never come out for xbox around the launch....or i can get cod 3 months earlier....hmmmmm

LogicStomper2167d ago

Let's see, I can buy PS4 which has announced games or, I could wait until Microsoft's announcement to decide. I think I'll go with the PS4.


3-4-52167d ago

Microsoft needs more exclusive games.

Wouldn't say that 5-6 years ago, but after looking at all the games available to me on my 360.....not that many are unique, and some that are, I'm just not into or can be found on the PS3.

Nintendo...say what you want, but they have games I know I can only play on Nintendo console, and I love that.

Sony does the same thing, and while I haven't played many PS exclusives because I've never owned a PS, I still am aware of their existence and acknowledge that Sony at least tries.

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nirwanda2167d ago

The article actually a pretty good read, and I agree with pretty much all of it.

TheKayle12167d ago

ill leaved this forum for better places ..but ill come back to see ppl eat crows after day 21

maliciousNPC2167d ago

Build.. PC... Enjoy.... #nextgen

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