That Gaming Site reveals six reasons why Microsoft's Xbox 360 was able to make 2008 its own.
This story has a sister article detailing the "6 Big Things Sony Got Right in 2008." Read both to get full idea of series.
Out of all the things the 360 did right in 2008, I can't help but be disappointed by the fact that the majority of big-name 360 titles were very glitchy. Too Human, Fable II, Gears 2, Left 4 Dead, and Ninja Gaiden 2 were all pretty dang glitchy. Banjo Kazooie was the only game that wasn't too glitchy, but unfortunately I didn't find that game too fun to begin with. What's up with that? The author also mentioned "superior downloadable content". Uhhh....WHAT content? The two major exclusive DLC packs announced for the 360 last year were GTA4 and Fallout 3, yet both of those DLC packs came out in 2009. And finally, the author mentioned "revamped, dependable 360 hardware". Sorry, but no cigar.
i know the title alone was gonna attract [email protected]
@ panasonic Who mentioned Sony? I was talking about the 360. Y'know, it really betrays your insecurity when you interpret every criticism of the 360 as some kind of anti-Microsoft, Sony fanboy rant.
They did introduce the Jasper boxes which is definitely a start, when the author mentioned DLC it was probably for securing it or something.
Maybe it was you blaming MS for 3rd party developers making glitchy games. WTF does MS have to do with that? Blame the developers idiot.
I agree with some of it, but not the NXE. I hate it.
I love the NXE, massive update over the outdated dashboard.
and a price cut at the perfect time of the year :)
Make 2008 it's own... what? I thought Nintendo owned 2008? Can stupid flamebait articles at least be consistent, please?
In 360 world, the Wii doesn't exist.
but [email protected] said wii is not a next gen console so i guess 360 owned 08.
Actually both msft and sony won't consider Wii as a rival because they know they will be beaten to death.
Who is "sonyfanboy" and where do I speak with him? Does he control the law of this place? I be confused. All I'm saying is, all this "2008 was the year of (insert console here)" stuff is just silly e-phallus waggling. If you're a gamer, all you should care about is that it was a year of great games.
Totally excluding the Wii, Microsoft and Sony were totally neck and neck for annual world-wide sales... Lol Xbox owning 2008 that's a laugh riot. And games well... Sony did the best for games.
about the mention of xbox live....that seems like a stretch...or did I miss some added features. Seems like it just stayed consistent with 2007.....
The only thing they got right was the price cuts & yeah the nxe looks nice too. Apart from that they lacked quality exclusives. The only two good exclusives they had were gears 2 and fable 2. Out of which fable 2 was technically underwhelming. I think its about time msft invest in some new ips, they have been riding on so-called superior multiplatform games for too long.
the best thing in life are free-PSN PS Home
Costs money to buy the PS3, don't it?
Can you tell me a system that doesn't cost money to own? cause I'd love to have one.
Xbox Live = pay cable tv PSN = free network tv You get what you pay for.
4 the love of GOD change the D-Pad
Agree, everything else about the 360 controller is perfect but that damn d-pad.
i use a green pad
"I love my PS3 and hope that one day it is able to reach its marvelous potential, but until it does I owe it to myself as a consumer to buy the best products available. For the year of 2008 those products were almost always on Xbox 360." Really... Ya there was nothing worth getting on the PS3 in 2008 at all, no good exclusives or anything like that PS3 was nonexistent in 2008.
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Read Point 1, translated as BS, closed page, regretted visiting thinking that it would be praising the XBLA games released last year, a few other things, without being pointlessly slanderous to the PS3.
...mmm but it is kinda true....lazy developers giving crap ports. Given, that trend seems to be ending with mutliplats looking pretty much identical (tho websites still love to post those comparison videos) If you read that whole paragraph you would see it then starts to say that the PS3 is looking good in 2009 while developers grasp the PS3's power and then lists some of the games that look impressive. Overall tho it is about exclusives. PS3 is the winner here without a doubt in 09. If you ask me, they won 08 with exclusives as well. Quality-wise they had the best lineup for the 3 consoles. Who gives a sh*t about popularity. Just cuz little Billy buys a Wii and gets all his buddies to buy it doesn't mean it is the best. They can enjoy their Imagine: Babysitters and Wedding Planners that get released every week.
Price Drop? At least by buying a ps3 ur getting everything you need. Sure, ps3 is getting downgraded instead of upgraded (minus increasing hard drive size, which itself is unnecessary considering a 500 gb hd can run lower than $130) The 360... cheapest.. 199... wifi? want it? it's 100 bucks xbox live for a year? want it? 60 bucks 120 gb hard drive? want it? 160 bucks total = $520 + taxes.. the ps3 uncharted combo is a bit less than that + has a 160 gb hard drive or wait.. since im in canada: http://www.futureshop.ca/ca... 480 bucks. tasty All in all, 360 is not cheaper than the ps3, if similar features are compared. = owned to fanboys (I pray sony doesn't go bankrupt/ close down game division... that would suckzor).
you know u have a choice too buy all them item's you list it not like ms putting a gun to your head.
^ and most of us DO want all of that. Thus PS3 is the better buy. That is what he is saying...
^^^^^ dont forget, better quality too
Is it so hard to write an article without lists? You know, just a neat title then a paragraph or two about some of the stuff they got right with a closing comments surfing what they didn't. I'm tired of lists articles, like 8 things Killzone 2 will have, 5 things PS3 forgot, 30 craziest quotes. I need more meat in my articles.
this is the reality of what gets approve on N4G
It's just the beginning...
the clincher is really the fact that multiplats are better on the 360. when one thinks about it, over 95% of games on any one system are multiplats. So, to be fair, on which system do we have the superior 95% of games? no prizes for putting two and two together.
the amazing power of the 360 can be used by all devs, thus the reason why 98% of games are better on it. having the most power, and having the most power devs can actually use are 2 different things. ps3 fans must love jaggies, and framerate drops on their "next-gen" console. hahahahahaha SUCKERS!!!!!
Um, You do realize the majority of multi-plats are being made with the PS3 being the lead design plat-form right? So your argument really isn't holding up any more. This isn't 2007, it's 2009. Get with the times karl.
Hey graphics whore. Will you ever stop pwning yourself? Skate2 was ps3 lead-design platform look what happened: http://n4g.com/News-262449.... so, uh.... it's 2009, the game was developed first on the ps3, yet it runs better on the 360? fuuuuck. Graphics whore, you're now officially a 'self-pwning ass-hat'. Next time feel free to keep your mouth shut.
Lol One Game out of many, you Xbox Fanboy's never give up. It's okay be ignorant forever, you're funner when we can all point and laugh at you. It's okay little Xbawks Fanboy don't whine and cry.
oh wow. you came back and pwned yourself again! I can scarcely believe it! There are over 100 multiplat games that run better on the 360, quite a few of those when the ps3 was lead platform There are about 5 on the ps3 that run better, regardless. please, gw, don't do it to yourself again! It hurts me to see you hurt yourself so!
Its quite astounding that the 360 still sold so well through 2007 and 2008 despite all the negative press about its RROD problems. I went through two myself, jumped ship to the PS3 but now with the price drop I'm thinking of buying one again. My dilema now is whether to buy an Elite (likely to be a Falcon?) which would match my TV, stand, PS3 and Sky HD box or buy a Jasper Arcade and buy the HDD etc separately which comes out near enough the same price. Curiously a number of stores in this area are sold out of Elites so maybe the next batch will be Jaspers?
karlostomy-1 graphicsd1cksucker-0 graphicswhore, you just got b1tch slapped by karlostomy. now be a good lil b1tch and go cry to the other sony d1ck suckers on n4g, and see if they'll bubble you up.
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