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MSN UK: Top 10 games of 2008

MSN: "Whatever your tastes, 2008 has been a good year for gaming. There has been a wealth of music, action, role-playing, sports and casual titles released across all the platforms, not to mention a few decent horror, stealth and strategy games too.

For one month we have been asking MSN users to rate their favourite games of the year. Now it is time to collate the results and reveal the top 10 titles of 2008, as picked by our users…"

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tatotiburon5685d ago

confirmed, only droids hates GTAIV

ezcex5685d ago

I'm a droidixbot, and i hate gta4.

My hate is an equal opportunity employer.

panasonic235685d ago

ahaahahah we all already know how this will ends

jammy_705685d ago

far cry 2 and gears better than MGS4? ok.....
well atleast gta4 wasnt 1st deserves 10 at best!!

mjones19945685d ago

Gta IV was a big disapintment to me.
MGS4 what the best by miles.

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Obscure '90s Mascot Platformer' Aero The Acro-Bat' Makes Surprise Return

Coming to Consoles in August 2nd

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nintendolife.com
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Riot's Pool Party Is The Latest In A Long Line Gaming's Worst Trend

Games keep aiming for endless cash flow instead of responding to creative ideas or the desires of their audience.

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thegamer.com
Vits6h ago

I always find it weird to see opinion pieces reminiscing about a time when the article's author wasn't even alive to see it. This "switch" to profit over creativity in the industry started way back in the NES era when Nintendo controlled the number of games each publisher could release in a given time. This, in turn, made publishers carefully choose what was going to be released.

Things only really got better with the 3DO and later PlayStation, which changed how licensed games were handled. That improvement more or less lasted a generation and a half. By the time of the Xbox 360, we had another enormous cash cow trend in the form of the "casual audience." Since then, there has always been this chase for the next biggest thing to maximize profit.

It's not new; it's been going on for more than ten years now. And it's not going to stop when we have the production costs of the industry going higher and higher.

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With The Xbox 360 Store Closing Soon, Let’s Look Back At The Console’s Legacy

As the Xbox 360 store will shut down on July 29, 2024, I think now is the best time to look back at the console's legacy.

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gamescordia.com
MaximusPrime_2d ago

I remember good old years of RRoD

purple1012d ago

Not to mention, #scratchgate

And also taking your hard drive to your mates in a backpack, only to get there and find “Error 80072EF3 data is corrupted”

Great one. LAN party Night ruined.

darthv722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Dont know about the hard drive one, but if you were doing a LAN party then you'd take the whole system... not just the hard drive. As for scratched discs, yeah that was an issue for all of those optical drive based systems. I had ps1 and ps2 scratch discs, same with dreamcast, saturn and 3do. Come to find out that you really shouldnt be moving the systems while the discs are spinning... go figure.

One system i never had that problem with was the og xbox, only because it was built like a tank and weighed just as much.

purple1012d ago

you take the hard drive when there are already multiple xboxs there, but you want your account, ie your level 32 on halo, but your mates only level 12, and you intend to go online at some point, etc.

360 scratched disks even without moving the console, laser alignment was off.

shinoff21831d 5h ago

Darth those scratching disc issues weren't just from moving the console, it was an issue while just sitting still as well

Einhander19721d 4h ago (Edited 1d 4h ago )

darthv72

Yes CD get scratched, but the 360 issue was that the disk drive spindle put the disk back onto the tray before it stopped spinning. That was not the case with PS1 or PS2.

The 360 had an actual problem caused by the hardware itself. The disks would get circular scratches from the disk spinning on top of the tray.

And I own plenty of PS1 and PS2 games and none of them have that type of scratches. Where as the 360 games I own all have this exact type of scratch.

This isn't even really a debatable thing, it went to up to the supreme court. Who didn't rule on the case and sent it back to the lower court where Microsoft settled instead of having to face a class action and admit that the 360 had yet another major flaw.

S2Killinit1d 4h ago

I had disc scratch issue with xbox, even without moving it, but not with other consoles. With xbox if you moved your console, it was game over for your disc as far as I remember. You could hear it.

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Reaper22_1d 9h ago

True. Still spanked the ps3 though.

XbITBP2P!

shinoff218322h ago

It didn't though in the end Ms stopped supporting it halfway through and ps3 ended up with better games. Last of us over everything released that gen, alone.

Far as sales ps3 was also on top of the 360

darthv722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Great system marred with poor design choices in its early life. From the first redesign on though... it was nearly flawless. and the games hold up remarkably well still to this day.

Kinect would be the only late in life blemish, but one that 'thankfully' didnt last for too long. Its a really cool piece of camera tech... just not that great for games.

purple1012d ago

I actually thought Kinect was good, they could have tried harder with it and found some success,

the only problem was them including it bumping up the price, they could have had a bundle with it included and another without, but they only had the one bundle, so people felt forced into it.

Kurisu1d 11h ago

Will the 360 games still be available to buy on Series X|S, or is that going as well?

anast1d 10h ago

The Xbox game machine that almost succeeded.

Reaper22_1d 8h ago

360 wasn't perfect but it was a huge success.

shinoff21831d 5h ago

Out of the 3 it still ended up last. It was a success in a way but Xbox went backwards right after.

S2Killinit1d 4h ago (Edited 1d 4h ago )

MS went backwards in the middle of that generation. They stopped buying games exclusivity because it became too expensive to buy exclusivity once there was a solid number of consoles in the market; and MS simply did not invest in the in-house ability to make games. Strangely, MS didn’t want to get involved in the art side of gaming. Leaving the second half of that generation barren.

Reaper22_1d 9h ago

Love that console. I still play it every now and then.