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View Poll Results: What games do you think you'll have by year's end?
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Assassin's Creed 2 7 votes (25.93%)
Batman: Arkham Asylum 4 votes (14.81%)
The Beatles: Rock Band 5 votes (18.52%)
BioShock 2 12 votes (44.44%)
Brütal Legend 2 votes (7.41%)
Forza Motorsport 3 7 votes (25.93%)
Halo 3: ODST 13 votes (48.15%)
Left 4 Dead 2 9 votes (33.33%)
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 3 votes (11.11%)
Max Payne 3 2 votes (7.41%)
Modern Warfare 2 13 votes (48.15%)
Perfect Dark (XBLA) 3 votes (11.11%)
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 27. You may not vote on this poll
360 Owners: What game(s) are you (planning) on getting this year?
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Dakar V
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Jun 26, 2009, 11:06 AM
 
A fairly straight forward poll. There's a lot of big sequels hitting this fall, and I'm curious which ones you guys think you will be buying or getting for birthdays/Christmas.

The list includes some lesser hyped games that are notable sequels and some new IPs that have a lot of hype. I basically tried to fill it completely. I purposely excluded Sports games, just because they tend to be yearly purchases for the hardcore.

Personally, I'm surprised how many "2"s are hitting. I read somewhere that Sony declared this year of the PS3, but it really looks like the 360 is hitting its stride this year.

Edit: If you plan on picking one of these up for PC instead (like L4D 2), please do not check the box here.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 11:16 AM
 
I so, so, so want to get Beatles Rock Band, but I really can't justify the cost. Plus we've already got Rock Band I and II for the Wii, so we can just pick up the game disc when it gets a bit cheaper.

Rock Band and Guitar Hero do look infinitely better in HD, though...
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Jun 26, 2009, 11:20 AM
 
I'm assuming they're selling a standalone Beatles: Rock Band disc at launch. I mean, they have two generations of Rock Band players who already have peripherals.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 01:44 PM
 
I'll have Halo : ODST, Bioshock 2 & Modern Warfare 2 by year's end. Forza 3 is a strong maybe.

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Jun 26, 2009, 02:00 PM
 
Assassin's Creed, L4D, Halo and Perfect Dark for sure. I loved the original games in all those series. Possibly Modern Warfare 2 once I see more of it.
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Jun 26, 2009, 02:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Forza 3 is a strong maybe.
I thought you didn't like racing games that much? Did Burnout change you or have you been seduced by the graphics?
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Perfect Dark for sure.
My biggest thrill about its release is the chance to finally complete all the challenges at all player counts.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 03:49 PM
 
Definitely Assassin's Creed 2, I loved the first one.
Definitely Halo ODST, gotta feed my Halo addiction.
Probably Bioshock 2, the first one was great.
Brutal Legend... that's the one with Jac Black, right? Gotta have it.
Hopefully Modern Warfare 2 if I can fit it in.
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:03 PM
 
Assassin's Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Halo: ODST
Modern Warfare 2
Forza 3

All for sure others depends on plays/reviews
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:24 PM
 
Assassin's Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Halo: ODST
L4D2
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I thought you didn't like racing games that much? Did Burnout change you or have you been seduced by the graphics?
It's the graphics... and the rewind button.

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Jun 26, 2009, 04:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma:: View Post
Assassin's Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Halo: ODST
L4D2
Try voting in the poll, ass.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
It's the graphics... and the rewind button.
I forgot about the rewind button.

I could see myself picking it up... much later when its cheaper and there's nothing else to play.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
Brutal Legend... that's the one with Jac Black, right? Gotta have it.
God dammit, I put this in here as a joke.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
Assassin's Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Halo: ODST
Modern Warfare 2
Forza 3

All for sure others depends on plays/reviews
No Perfect Dark? (I mean, you pretty much know what you're getting)
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 04:45 PM
 
I really should have read this entire thread before I started quoting people.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 05:20 PM
 
I voted for a few, but it doesn't necessarily mean I am going to buy them. Got to love Gamefly.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Try voting in the poll, ass.
Oh yes, the poll. Quaint little buggers.
     
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Jun 26, 2009, 05:57 PM
 
I voted for 4(!) FPS and the one I didn't vote for (L4D2) is 51% likely if everyone I know gets it and I can find it on Amazon on discount.

The interesting thing is, all of the FPSs have some facet you can't find on the others.
Bioshock 2 - Immersive Single player
ODST - Cooperative multi (4 players + Firefight)
MW2 - Competitive multi
Perfect Dark - Retro (and with the multi challeneges I so look forward to)
...and my maybe L4D2 - cooperative/competitive (I don't what you'd call it, but its different)

I looked at Arkham today online. Sounds kinda cool, with some elements of Hitman. I might pick it up if I have nothing else I'm playing and it gets great reviews.
     
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Jun 27, 2009, 07:24 AM
 
Forza 3 for me. My first choice would always be a driving game.

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Jun 27, 2009, 07:16 PM
 
Assassin's Creed 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Beatles: Rock Band
BioShock 2

Maybe on Marvel 2. Those 4 for sure.

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Jun 27, 2009, 09:51 PM
 
This poll depresses me.
     
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Jun 28, 2009, 04:55 AM
 
Halo 3 and the Beatles for sure.
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Jun 28, 2009, 08:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
God dammit, I put this in here as a joke.
HEY! It's got heavy metal music, an Axe and an axe (oops mean a guitar) and Jack Black. It might be good.

I might get Transformers: Revenge of the Falllen too. I'm almost finished Fable II and Saint's Row 2.
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Jun 29, 2009, 08:20 AM
 
I'm going to limit myself to MW2 because buying anything else would just be wasting money.

I haven't even finished Fable 2, Far Cry 2, or Fallout 3 - I'm just too much of a Modern Warfare whore.
     
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Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
HEY! It's got heavy metal music, an Axe and an axe (oops mean a guitar) and Jack Black. It might be good.
Two fails and a push. Blech. At least you aren't riding Tim Schafer's dick.

Originally Posted by Rumor View Post
I voted for a few, but it doesn't necessarily mean I am going to buy them. Got to love Gamefly.
Yeah, good enough for me.

Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
This poll depresses me.
Hehehe, not exactly my intent, but I'll take it.

But honestly, how so? Only 4 of the games are exclusives.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
But honestly, how so? Only 4 of the games are exclusives.
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Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
The camaraderie behind it all (which is intensified because I'm not a part of it).
Ah, yes. From what I can tell there's an almost equal amount of PS3 owners around here, but they are either completely isolated or dual-platform owners. There's just no PS3 community around here.

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Jun 30, 2009, 09:59 AM
 
I just realized that you opted to leave out the 360 exclusive Splinter Cell: Conviction

This will be on the maybe list pending reviews
     
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Jun 30, 2009, 10:09 AM
 
I didn't realize that was coming out this year. I did a scan of IGNs releases slated for Fall and it must have slipped past me.
     
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I didn't even check truthfully, I remember from e3 it was a October/November release
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I have to say, its impressive that three games are indicating a 50% attach rate within MacNN regulars. Not bad.
Interesting to me that they're also first person shooters.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Interesting to me that they're also first person shooters.
FPS is the new side-scroller. The odds are good that a popular game will be one.
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Interesting to me that they're also first person shooters.
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FPS is the new side-scroller. The odds are good that a popular game will be one.
Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Its what the original XBOX was known for, its the preferred genre of the "hardcore" demographic as I would argue its the most intense of the story based genres. I'm not a huge fan of 3rd person games, mostly because the camera will always become an issue at some point.
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I'm not a huge fan of 3rd person games, mostly because the camera will always become an issue at some point.
This reminds me how much I like how Fallout 3 handled it. You can do both, hitting a button will switch from 3rd person to 1st person. I usually play in 3rd person, until the camera gets wonky or I have to have precise aiming. I think more games should allow that option.
     
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Bioshock 2: The first one was great! Hopefully my brother can hook up a discount since he works for 2K games.
Halo ODST: Need more Halo fix!
L4D2: I'll get this if other here will.
Modern Warfare 2: Can't wait for Nov 10!
     
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Its what the original XBOX was known for, its the preferred genre of the "hardcore" demographic as I would argue its the most intense of the story based genres. I'm not a huge fan of 3rd person games, mostly because the camera will always become an issue at some point.
I think it really depends on the game. Shooters are generally a good fit for first-person view. I felt like Mirror's Edge was an interesting experiment, but would have been stronger as a third-person game, and games like Assassin's Creed and Prototype would suffer if you shoved a first-person view on them.
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Yeah, I'm not really surprised. Its what the original XBOX was known for, its the preferred genre of the "hardcore" demographic as I would argue its the most intense of the story based genres. I'm not a huge fan of 3rd person games, mostly because the camera will always become an issue at some point.
I'm not surprised either, but it's interesting. I tend to prefer platformers and third person games, mostly because I *HATE* using analog sticks for first person controls. Give me a mouse and a keyboard, though, and I'm all over it.

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I hate using a keyboard for controls at all. The lack of precision in WASD drives me crazy (more so than eight-direction gamepads did, for whatever reason).
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I hate using a keyboard for controls at all. The lack of precision in WASD drives me crazy (more so than eight-direction gamepads did, for whatever reason).
Precision comes from the combination of the two. Using a keyboard alone for movement would be very cumbersome in a 3d environment.

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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I think it really depends on the game. Shooters are generally a good fit for first-person view. I felt like Mirror's Edge was an interesting experiment, but would have been stronger as a third-person game, and games like Assassin's Creed and Prototype would suffer if you shoved a first-person view on them.
I admit its a completely personal preference. 3rd person's big advantage is it gives you scope that you severely lack in an FPS.


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I'm not surprised either, but it's interesting. I tend to prefer platformers and third person games, mostly because I *HATE* using analog sticks for first person controls. Give me a mouse and a keyboard, though, and I'm all over it.
While I'm being honest, my disdain of keyboard/mouse comes mostly from the lack of dexterity and coordination to use it. But I don't enjoy gaming from a desk, either.
     
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Release Dates:

July
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 – 7.8.9

August
Batman: Arkham Asylum – 8.25.9

September
The Beatles: Rock Band – 9.9.9
Halo 3: ODST – 9.22.9

October
Brütal Legend – 10.13.9
Left 4 Dead 2 – 10.17.9
Forza Motorsport 3 – 10.9

November
BioShock 2 – 11.3.9
Modern Warfare 2 – 11.10.9


Man, I need something for between now and September. Just my luck GoW2 DLC comes out a week before I'm on vacation.
I think I'll be pushing BioShock off until Christmas, seeing as MW2 comes out a week later.
     
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You should buy it on Nov. 11.
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Splinter Cell: Conviction Video/Commentary

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Precision comes from the combination of the two. Using a keyboard alone for movement would be very cumbersome in a 3d environment.
Exactly. I'm still not 100% comfortable with aiming with a joystick after my year on the Xbox 360. Give me a mouse, anytime. But I'll probably eventually become so accustomed to the joystick, I won't be able to go back to the keyboard and mouse, now that I almost exclusively game on the Xbox 360.

Driving a warthog in halo with a mouse and keyboard was fun, I used to be able to slide it right into the blood gulch base, just where the door was. Driving with the Xbox control, definitely doesn't match the experience...

Still gotta wait another couple of months for Halo 3: ODST...
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Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
Splinter Cell: Conviction Video/Commentary

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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
While I'm being honest, my disdain of keyboard/mouse comes mostly from the lack of dexterity and coordination to use it. But I don't enjoy gaming from a desk, either.
Strange you should say this. I hooked the Xbox up to the TV and sat down on the couch the other night (its usually on the desk hooked up to a monitor next to my iMac, with me in a deskchair).

I hated it. Couldn't get used to having cushions and no arm rests. One *NEEDS* to suffer when there are RPGs and AK-47s going off around you. Oh yeah, having the sound from the TV instead of headphones was also bizarre.

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I suffer in that my back and ass get tired because I'm constantly leaning forward in an alert position. I can't (competitively) game in a reclining position.

Surround sound is the tits though. Its saved my life a handful of times (Not to mention this weekend I started picking up on enemy footsteps more clearly).
     
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I'll be pouncing on ODST and L4D2, but not much else right now. I'm still planning out how to work through the glut of great older games (just got my 360 last week). Ugh, not to mention all the XBLA stuff... I got a fever, and the only prescription is some Castle Crashers.

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