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E3 2008: The Biggest PS3 Games

Today's Sony press conference gave us the chance to see plenty of titles for the PS3, PSP and PS2, and we've got a brief rundown of the best PlayStation 3 presentations right here for you.

First up, we certainly enjoyed the God of War III teaser, which was once again confirmed for the PlayStation 3. Kratos is only interested in "chaos," apparently, and he's looking better and badder than ever! They also previewed Sucker Punch's upcoming PS3 exclusive, InFamous, which could be one of the most under-appreciated titles thus far (at least in terms of hype); this game looks both fast and innovative. Mag is something we already told you about, and while we're not the biggest fans of MMOs, we have to admit...that one blew us away. We saw a little more of Killzone 2 - which mysteriously sat in a reel of upcoming games for 2008 - and of course, we were happy to learn of Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty, which has turned out to be a new Network game and a follow-up to last year's Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.

But Resistance 2 and LittleBigPlanet - perhaps along with the new online games; Mag and DC Universe - absolutely stole the show. In giving us the not-so-invigorating business details, Sony decided to use the help of LBP's cute little character when tossing up the charts and graphs. Sony's Jack Tretton obviously loves LBP due to its innovation and widespread appeal, and for us, Resistance 2 was most impressive. We hope to show you the E3 trailer very soon, because it will set your salivating for the game's release later this year.

Yes, Final Fantasy XIII is going to the Xbox 360, but Sony still has plenty of excellent exclusives, as evidenced by these game presentations: Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2, Gran Turismo: Prologue and Gran Turismo 5, Mag, the Ratchet and Clank series, InFamous, God of War III...honestly, does Microsoft's exclusive list really compare to that? It's not bad, and like I said earlier in my E3 editorial, you needn't cry yourself to sleep over FFXIII. Really. We saw some great exclusive PS3 games today.

7/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Jed
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:02:25 PM
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going to try and find some video

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karneli lll
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:03:47 PM
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Nothing on heavy rain? i dont like the silence on this one

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pavlovic
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:10:04 PM
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Where's Socom:Confrontation? A big exclusive and a step for some PS2 owners to go for PS3

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:16:52 PM
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I heard Versus FF13 is still exclusive...

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:34:51 PM

yep, at least for now

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Daedusian
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 4:48:18 PM
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This lineup should definitely halt those who were crying to death over the FFXIII multiplat release.

Btw, loved that they used LBP to display what Jack Tretton was saying!

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cegmp
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 9:24:24 PM

Not really. Dont really care bout God of War, or resistance. FFxiii was a great loss for me. I did feel betrayed by Square - Enix. But i guess Ben's right, the world doesn't end. Although, it doesn't seem as bright as it use to. I'm still glad to see LBP though!

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:05:24 PM
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I love Sony for what they have given, and will give, to us, and I don't think the PS3 will lose momentum for lack of exclusives. However, FF13 is still a loss.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:16:53 PM
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Hey BEN!

Sorry about my earlier bitching about the loss of FFXIII as an exclusive. I think it was just the final whatever that broke the camels back...I mean it wasn't just FFXIII but a whole lot of rpgs going to the 360 instead of the system I own :-\ Maybe i'll do what you did and get the 360 for rpgs or games that I probably won't be seeing on the PS3. Anyway...

I gotta say tho seeing the new Resistance 2 trailer, inFAMOUS, and MAG...i'm pretty excited :)Mag definitly looks promising <3

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:34:57 PM

It's perfectly all right to feel a little betrayed by Square-Enix in this instance. :)

I was just pointing out that it's not the end of the world. And yeah, I own the 360 for the games I can't get on the PS3...and it just so happens that many of them may be RPGs. Doesn't bother me. I still spend most of my time with the PS3, and probably always will.

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:19:52 PM
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Somehow I have a hardtime seeing the longterm value of DC Universe Online. I mean, sure, for a few days it might be fun... But how often do you really want to play against Superman with an NPC Lex? Otherwise them you simply would have a PvP royale with everyone flying around, and NPC Batman sitting in his Batcave all alone wondering... "Where the hell is everyone?!?" Maybe it'll be more unique than that, but I just don't see it having longterm value.

InFamous and The Agency I definately would like to see more of.

Resistance 2... That bit they showed was just insane! I didn't care for the demo of the first game, can't see myself getting this one either honestly, but wow! It looked cool!

MAG... I want a release date like yesterday! orz! wow! BRING IT!

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:24:27 PM

you don't like Resistance really? Omg...I think Resistance has always impressed me more than Halo...I can't see the appeal of Halo honestly not just saying that as a fanboy...just...what was sooo groundbreaking about it? I'd honestly like a "bitchslap of knowledge" as they say it on the radio station here in DC :)

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:41:23 PM

I dunno, I think it's the era Resistance is set in, much to the reason I will likely not get the next installment of Call of Duty. I just couldn't get into it.

As for Halo, and I'm far from a fanboy of Microsoft or Halo (although I do like both alot), I didn't really think Halo was amazing either. Looking back on the original though, it was quite literally the first FPS game I could play till the very end. There was no GAME OVER, no start from the beginning. The setting and environments were cool. Still, it lacked from what I saw in Halo 3... A story. Call it a weak excuse, but perhaps it's because at 28, I know what it's like to go to the ends of the universe so to speak for somebody you care about. I just found the last game more about self sacrifice. As for "ground breaking" eh... I'd say that's pushing it, but it was definately the best FPS experience I had without knowing it until recently.

After several months of playing CoD4 with my ex, we loaded up Halo3 to see the new free map and mess around... We both came to the same conclusion... "WTF IS THIS? Give me back CoD4, this is stupid!" lol
I still think Halo is cool, but it's not the end all gotta have it FPS series. in the end, it also comes down to personal tastes, much like the clothes we all wear irl.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:50:20 PM

I dont like resistance either, its an awesome game, but its too hard for me, i just cant do it.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:48:03 PM
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lol yanno what? I think thats the way I felt about Resistance, I could play it from start to end and enjoy every minute of it like you with Halo back in the day. But yeah give me CoD4 anyday over Halo 3..i've never even touched Halo 3 for more than 5 minutes without feeling disgusted honestly lol.

I like Warhawk too tho. I had alot of fun with it...plus a 3rdperson shooter is always my preferred shooter ;-)

Btw. I looked at a website just to see what the Nintendo had to present at E3...holy crap was that horrible! Worst than last year wtf happened?!?

I think the PS3 had the best showing, but M$ stole the most exclusives(imo due to they are running out of steam and the PS3 is gaining, so they gotta resort to paying for something...anything!)

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Daedusian
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 5:57:24 PM
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Yeah how could one honestly be so intrigued in the story of halo!? I'm not a fanboy or anything either, I'd love to get a 360, but giving halo3 above a 9.0 is rediculous, I would say like an 8 - 8.5. It's a bit overrated. And yes I did play it, but I only played through the entire co-op game if that makes any difference.

Resistance FoM was a great game, but my only complaint, which is what they fixed in the sequal, was the dark, grey, and foggy atmosphere. Also I thought the weapons were a little to overdramatic looking but I'm definitely looking forward to playing R2!

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:02:37 PM

I liked the way Resistance FoM looked, I thought it made it look dreary which seemed appropriate :-P

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robinhood2010
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:07:33 PM
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I am more excited about God of War III.
That trailer....it looked real!
There are so many FPS out there, its about time more action/adventure/platformers came out.

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:10:37 PM

I can't wait for that game either...but I'm a little worried cuz Jaffe isn't on it anymore, he moved on to his own company and all :(

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The_Chimeran
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:41:21 PM

i didn't even know that it was god of war 3 until i heard olympus. but yeah completely agreeing with you about god of war being something to look forward to rather than all those amazing rpg's, puzzles, and fps's.

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 @ 12:06:13 AM

Jaffe hasnt been on it since the first game i believe

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Minishmaru
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 6:43:19 PM
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Wow...I just saw the 300ft Chimera I'm assuming it is...it has the eyes and the skin...its just GINORMOUS! its sweet...gotta run into buildings, scaffolding,etc. Man...thats gonna be SIIIIIIIICK

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Zapix
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 7:44:54 PM

Yep, even I who didn't care for the demo of the first game, has to admit that looked cool, hence my positive comments to R2 earlier :)


and arghhhh! The forums are still down. You think I was upset over FFXIII? LMAO! I'm going through forum-withdrawls! I'm starting to get the shakes! :P

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 8:14:30 PM
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Man, I tell ya, if everyone here already hasn't said it enough, this truly will be Sony's year. Hell, it <i>is</i> Sony's year. All these games look so amazing! I'm gonna love Motor Storm Pacific Rift!

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:00:24 PM
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let me tell you guys the truth, microsoft buy many exclusives, to say that they have alot of games, compared to the ps3, thats good buissines, but what is wrong is that most of those "exclusives" they have, aren't too good. So to microsoft all they care about is saying that they have alot of games, even though they dont have good quality. On the other hand sony doesn't care about how many games they have, they care about how many games they have that have good quality, thats why most of ps3 exclusives are very good, for example warhawk, Mgs4, haze, heavenly sword, and i can keep going on.

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ray taylor
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 @ 9:58:09 PM
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There are several games that I can't wait to play. One of the big ones is LittleBigPlanet. It was nice to finally get to see so actual game play and a little more talk about the actual game. GOW3 is also on my scope. Big season and I can't wait.

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