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New EGM scores and Rumors.

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Next issue is about PS3 games in 2008.

PS2 Nights Remake not being released stateside

Miyamoto shot down a Retro developed Twisted Metal clone because it had guns on cars

Red Steel 2 apparently being handed to another developer because it's not going well. Online co-op and release in 2008 likely.

Resistance 2 to start with a bang. Vehicles in multiplayer.

Treyarch developing CoD5. World War 2 again.

Animal Crossing Wii to be a sequel and possibly a MMO.

Gears of War 2 will have much more emphasis on story and it will be darker.


Console games in 2008 feature with release dates (there are just game description NO NEW INFO):


Wii:
Spring 08:

WiiFit
Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed
Samba De Amigo
Mario Kart Wii
No More Heroes
Harvest Moon Wii
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return
de Blob

Summer 08:

Wonderworld Amusement Park
Okami


PS3:

Spring 08:

GT5: Prologue
MGS4
HSG5 - March
Wipeout HD
Tekken 6
Singstar

Summer 08:

Little Big Planet

Fall 08:

FFXIII
The Agency
Socom: Confrontation
inFamous
Afrika
Killzone 2
Yakuza Kenzan
White Knight Chronicles
Valkyrie on the Battlefield

360:

February - Lost Odyssey

Spring 08:

Too Human
Ninja Gaiden 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Universe at War: Earth Assault
Command and Conquer: Kane's Wrath - March

Fall 08:

Fable 2
Alan Wake
Halo Wars
Infinite Undiscovery

Multiplatform 08:

February - Turok

Spring 08:

GTA4
Dark Sector
NBA Ballers: Chosen One - March
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Army of Two
Sega Superstar Tennis - March

Summer 08:

Left 4 Dead
Alone in the Dark
Fallout 3
Silent Hill V
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Fall 08:

Tomb Raider: Underworld
Borderlands
Project Origin
TNA Impact!
Dead Space
Saboteur
Tom Clancy's EndWar
GhostBusters
Brutal Legend
Prototype
Soul Caliber IV
Mirror's Edge
Golden Axe: Beast Rider
Wheelman


Rumors:

4 Guitar Hero sequels out in 2008 (Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and 2 others)
Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute
Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console
Persona 3: FES coming stateside, Next SMT title on PS3
Skateboarding game for Wii Balance Board in the works
Sin City game released in 2009

Reviews:

Burnout Paradise - 9, 9, 9 GameOTM

The Good: Fast, Fun, and Addictive open world gameplay
The Bad: Showtime isn't a worthy substitute for crash mode

NFL Tour - 3, 4, 3.5 ShameOTM

The Good: The reversal system
The Bad: Where's the D?
PS3 version runs considerably slower

Harvey Birdman - 5.5, 7, 5

The Good: Feels like a harvey birdman episode
The Bad: ....a somewhat unfunny episode

Samurai Warriors: Katana - 4.5, 3.5, 3

The Good: Once you get a gun and spear equipped
The Bad: Motion Control for some weapons, unskippable cut-scenes

Unreal Tournament 3 - 8, 8.5, 8

The Good: Frantic multiplayer, user mods, visuals
The Bad: Lame offline story mode

Kingdom Under Fire: COD - 3, 4, 4

The Good: Mildy engaging online co-op
The Bad: it's an absolute bore to play

Culdcept Saga - 8, 7.5, 8

The Good: Unique, addicting, sensibly priced
The Bad: Playing a 2 hour game only to lose

Nanostray 2 - 6.5, 6, 5

The Good: Looks good, few gimmicks
The Bad: Ridiculous continue system

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice - 5.5, 6, 6.5

The Good: Variety in levels and gameplay
The Bad: infuriating on foot levels, multiplayer
 

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Rumors:

4 Guitar Hero sequels out in 2008 (Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and 2 others)
Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute
Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console
Persona 3: FES coming stateside, Next SMT title on PS3
Skateboarding game for Wii Balance Board in the works
Sin City game released in 2009

Reviews:

Burnout Paradise - 9, 9, 9
NFL Tour - 3, 4, 3.5
Harvey Birdman - 5.5, 7, 5
Samurai Warriors: Katana - 4.5, 3.5, 3
Unreal Tournament 3 - 8, 8.5, 8
Kingdom Under Fire: COD - 3, 4, 4
Culdcept Saga - 8, 7.5, 8
Nanostray 2 - 6.5, 6, 5
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice - 5.5, 6, 6.5
I'm going to not buy the Microsoft rumor of a sequel to a new console already being in the works. I believe the XBLA ironically though.
 

SolidSnakex

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"Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute"

Yeah i'm sure they were the ones behind that not happening.
 

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Rumors:

4 Guitar Hero sequels out in 2008 (Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and 2 others)
Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute
Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console
Persona 3: FES coming stateside, Next SMT title on PS3
Skateboarding game for Wii Balance Board in the works
Sin City game released in 2009
SuperSonic1305 said:
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console
SuperSonic1305 said:
...in the works for Microsoft's next console
SuperSonic1305 said:
Microsoft's next console
!
 
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Jtyettis said:
Better be shitting me.
Sounds like the rumored 100th XBLA title that the folks over at xblarcade.com were crowing about in November.

Those are some nice scores for Culdcept Saga. Hope it finds an audience.
 

AstroLad

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Wow, I miss 2007 already. Cheers to my backlog.

4 Guitar Hero sequels out in 2008 (Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero Aerosmith, and 2 others)
Everyone expected it, but this is like THPS-level milking on fast forward.
 

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Rumors:

Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
FFVII remake confirmed! :lol

Reviews:

Burnout Paradise - 9, 9, 9
NFL Tour - 3, 4, 3.5
Can't wait for Burnout, and I just crossed NFL Tour off my list.
 

The Lamonster

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Thanks!



and about "Microsoft's next console..."

That's bullshit, it's too early! I want the 360 to have a long and healthy lifespan.
 

Borys

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On what ultra-powerful dev machines are they testing that Xbox III game?

They must be running Crysis at 2560p @ 60 fps :O
 

Shiggy

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Microsoft canceled an XBLA release of Goldeneye 007 at the last minute

They would have needed to get the rights from Nintendo.
New rumour: Microsoft canceln an XBLA release of Donkey Kong 64 at the last second.
 
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Goldeneye wouldn't make sense unless it was retextured and retitled.

Borys said:
Would make sense if they are conceptualising as the console hardware is being thrashed out. Last time they ended up with Kameo and Perfect Dark being built for previous generation tech and given a coat of polish. The game development would form a good basis for middleware tools as well, so I would bet on it being a Rare title.
 

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Interesting that microsoft already start on next gen plan, maybe they want to make best launch title ever.

Nice scores for burnout.
 

Kintaro

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Well, the 360 is going on 3 years old. Seems about right to start talking about their next console. :lol
 
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The downright obscene milking of the Guitar Hero franchise is just making my decision to hold off on GH3 that much easier.
 

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Francias Castiglione said:
Goldeneye wouldn't make sense unless it was retextured and retitled.



Would make sense if they are conceptualising as the console hardware is being thrashed out. Last time they ended up with Kameo and Perfect Dark being built for previous generation tech and given a coat of polish. The game development would form a good basis for middleware tools as well, so I would bet on it being a Rare title.
I bet on it being a load of bullshit. New Microsoft console isn't going before 2011, you can count on that.
 

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SuperSonic1305 said:
Culdcept Saga - 8, 7.5, 8
WTF?
Where are the 3 straight 10s

What are the fine points of the review. BTW you fuckers better buy this game.
 

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Ouch at Kingdum Under Fire.

Wow at Culdcept Saga.

Shocked at Burnout. The demo just didn't seem very inspired. It was fun for about 5 minutes.
 

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Who has the rights to GoldenEye anyways?

Didn't Reggie say he wanted to get it on VC?

I still think the best option that Nintey/MS could agree on would be to release it on DS.
 

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CurlySaysX said:
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice - 5.5, 6, 6.5

Did these morons even play this game?
Seems Not.
I remember that two of their reviewers gave the first one a 3.5 and 4, which was ridiculous. Great PSP game.
 

Not a Jellyfish

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Dama said:
Unannounced Microsoft first party sequel in the works for Microsoft's next console

WTF???????
hopefully that is a joke. i still have lots of games to play with my 360 or so i thought.
 

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Doc Evils said:
If MS is pulling a 5 year stunt, doesnt that mean a new console in 2009?
That would make it the 4 year stunt.

WTF.. MS better not release another console before 2010.

What I want
-Announcement of another system coming GDC or E3 2008
-Show off a handfull of titles 2009
-Full on onslaught of games and stuff shown to public 2010
-Release Late 2010.

What will probably happen. :(
-Announcement of system 2008
-Full on onslaught of games and stuff shown to public 2009
-Release Late 2009
 

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Sony teaming up with a major japanese publisher to remake old games for PSN
Now thats interesting, Heres hoping for some Square PSN remakes like Vagrant Story or Chrono Trigger, maybe even Actraiser.