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Top 5 Games For 2009/2010

Perhaps these trying economic times have caused you to become more frugal; maybe you're being more selective in your video game purchases. If that's the case, and you're planning ahead, simply put these five titles on your "must-buy" list and you'll be assured of playing the best of the best.

5. Gears of War 3

As the sequel proved last year, you really can't go wrong with Gears of War. You can just feel the grit lodged within every dark, bloody nook and cranny of these adventures, and everyone will flock to step into the capable shoes of Marcus Fenix once more. As one of the best third-person shooter experiences available this generation, GeoW3 is destined to be yet another masterpiece. ...we only hope Epic can iron out a few of the remaining technical hitches and glitches, and if they do, the third installment is gonna rock even harder.

4. Gran Turismo 5

Racing aficionados have had the benefit of a frequently updated and expanded Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, but we're all anxiously anticipating the final product. This is once again going to redefine the nature of the driving simulator, so we're expecting the combined brilliance of gorgeous, nearly unparalleled visuals and the most realistic physics yet. Every time we pop Prologue in, we just start wondering- "if this is an early indicator, can you imagine how amazing the full game will be?!" In the realm of racing simulators, there's always competition, but we remain confident that when GT5 arrives, it will have no equal. We're sorry, but Forza has never been able to stack up in terms of authenticity, and if anyone mentions that lame joke of a damage model they have, they're gonna get smacked. By me.

3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Arnold tells me it's the prettiest console title he's ever seen, and after the teaser trailers and media I've seen, I'm inclined to believe him. I also distinctly recall the wonderful visuals we all saw in the original Uncharted, and that was back in late 2007. Naughty Dog is going to "wow" the masses with this one, and let's not forget the most important factor: it should boast some of the finest third-person gameplay in history. After Uncharted 2 explodes onto the scene later this year - and it will explode; we promise you - Nathan Drake and his new quest will become one of the most respected and heralded titles of the generation. You can't possibly miss this one, and if you loved the original, we absolutely guarantee you'll adore the sequel.

2. Final Fantasy XIII

We firmly believe that it'll be well worth the wait, as was the case for every main Final Fantasy installment since the original PlayStation. FFVII defined the RPG in the PS1 generation; FFX defined it and FFXII redefined it in the PS2 generation, and we're waiting for the next leap with FFXIII. Yes, it's also coming to the Xbox 360, but we don't really have a problem with that (and we still believe if you have the option, the PS3 version will certainly be the best choice). Granted, we really haven't seen much in the way of extended gameplay, but we should see a lot more in the coming months. That one-hour demo that ships with the upcoming Blu-Ray release of "Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children" will yield plenty of online footage at places like YouTube; that's a no-brainer. And in the end, this will be placed among the best of the best of the best.

1. God of War III

We really had no choice in the matter. No other video game franchise in history scored higher with its first two installments than God of War (feel free to check me on that, but I think it's true), and you can bet the critics will once again go crazy for God of War III. The real-time videos we've seen thus far have absolutely blown our mind, and we have little doubt that it could become the greatest game of the generation. Kratos is going to embark on the most brutal, dynamic slashfest yet, and you'll definitely want to purchase a ticket for this ride. As far as straight-up action titles go, you won't find anything better. Oh, and please don't ask us if it's coming in 2009, because it's really not...we're almost certain.

So there you have it. Bear in mind that we're not sure if something like Grand Theft Auto V, Killzone 3, or the next Metal Gear will release before 2010 is over; these are the titles that absolutely should be on store shelves before the end of next year. There are many awesome games on tap, though, so we're certain opinions will vary.

3/7/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (62 posts)

SarahPalinMILF
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 12:54:06 PM
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PLEASE GTAV...PLEASE MAKE IT INTO 2010

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jlch777
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 12:58:26 PM
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GT5..........

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EddPm6
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:01:57 PM
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@ ^Sarahpalin^
yeah and please drop the 360 dev of it under the standpoint that " the 9gb dvd limits your artistic and development talents" :) that would be hilarous if they did.

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SarahPalinMILF
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:58:48 PM

I think it's also an outrage that the Xbots also get Lost And The Damned as exclusive episodic content with another on the way for a franchise that originally started as a benchmark in Playstation exclusives...

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The Stig
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 6:53:37 AM

EddPm6 your right GTAIV was restricted due to the 360s capabilities. Rockstar do have an exclusive contract with PS3 for its next franchise tho, but its not gonna be GTA.

@ SarahPalinMILF, Microsoft paid for it so its fair enough. BTW, the GTA series originaly started on the PC.

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karneli lll
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 7:00:36 AM

Look at it this way, the cash ms pays for exclusive downloadable content helps in R&D,so ms is investing in a future that it may never see

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migabyte
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 8:08:30 AM

Who cares about Lost and Damned, I couldn't even make it through the GTA4 regular game. So parts were great (the bank robbery), but it was too long to begin with. I played 30 hours and I was only like 50% complete, I had enough. But I guess other people like it.

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JoshBall
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:19:21 PM
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Killzone? haha..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:24:35 PM

Joshie no likey KZ?

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shoota
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:36:07 PM
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Pretty hyped for Gears, God of War and Uncharted. Not really sold in FFXIII just yet but I really hope GT5 is a return to form after GT4 and GT5P.

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slayerkillemall
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:39:21 PM
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yes josh "360",killzone 2 is an amazing game..
as for me out of the 5 games listed here only 2 are on my must buy list :Gran Turismo 5 ,and
God of War 3.....of course if Doom 4 came out it be my #1 priority.....

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Aftab
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:40:58 PM
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If Gears3 is released on the next xbox instead of the 360, yes, then, I'll be curious. Being the last one, it should finish the series with a bang. However, in the greater likelihood that it does come in on the 360 in 2010, I'll rent it to see how they finish the series.

GT5 is a done deal for me. I'll wait for reviews on the Final Fantasies. GOW3 will be a must-buy for me, but in the same bucket with R&C.

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Riku994
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 1:51:36 PM
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*cough FFv13cough*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:27:09 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Versus sits in dev hell or is held back so as not to compete with its predecessor (and to be ported) until 2011.

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shaydey77
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 2:05:37 PM
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Whens the new twisted metal out??

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migabyte
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 8:10:09 AM

That's a good question. I want that game.

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 2:17:17 PM
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Come on, Killzone was released this year and I know I'm going to love it more than some of the games on the list. not by much though

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SerichA
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 2:23:49 PM
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Resident Evil 5, Team ICO's 3rd Project, Demon's Souls, and possibly the forgotten L.A. Noire are some that I highly anticipate, and have a ton of potential.

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SarahPalinMILF
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 8:00:14 PM

I would do just about anything short of sexual deeds to have a copy of L.A. Noire right this instant...lol

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ps92117
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 2:27:43 PM
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Grand Turismo 5, StarCraft 2, God of War 3, Final Fantasy XIII and Uncharted 2. That what I think most ppl will say an some what agree. but for me personally, FFVXIII, MAG, ICO's, StarCraft2 and GT5.

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Cpt_Geez
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:08:38 PM
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Im going to get all of those games except FFXIII and GT5. Im not into rpgs and racing stimulators.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:08:58 PM
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I thought FFXIII was for 2010 April.... never the less im looking forward to that and Uncharted 2, Street Fighter IV was a very satisfying game to start the year.

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Orvisman
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 7:51:14 PM

That's why he wrote 2009/2010.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:33:24 PM
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Top 5 reasons to slit your own throat:

5: Gears 2 was glitchier than 1, 3 may be glitchier than 2.

4: That dude laughed at a GT5 release for 2010, now it might be that long.

3: Uncharted1 still isn't getting all the respect it deserves.

2: No I won't let it go, the fact we PS3 owners have to wait for a port to 360 to get our FFXIII on is atrocious.

1: GoWIII is a year Away! Literally, March!

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Zaben
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:35:07 PM
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FFvXII (hopefully 2010...), FFXIII, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for me.

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 3:44:55 PM
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GearsofWar IMO blows donkey dick.

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eba101
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 4:06:59 PM
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how about Resistance 3

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Banky A
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 4:22:44 PM

Yeah.
And how about anything Insomniac <3

=D

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Sir Shak
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 4:25:22 PM
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I think GT5 will arrive in december 2009 .

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jlch777
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 4:32:47 PM

maybe for japan

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BlinkBoy
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 5:22:30 PM
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Buying 4 out of 5. Leaving Gears of Wars 3 behind.

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city96
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 5:31:30 PM
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I can't understand Ben's fixation with GoW3
I know it's good all games are really. There's no game where you say no i don't like it at all. Well you might but you dont mean it. Otherwise it wouldn't be classified as A GAME more like unworthy piece of M$.

I hope Uncharted will be better than MGS4 in terms of gameplay and visuals. I just want more guns.

COD6 should've been there too. CoD4 was insane because they were brave enough to challenge terrorism not Chimera (R2 is better than CoD5) But the storyline was cut short because they rushed to get it on 360. But that might not happen this time. And the best thing about it is the online which Ben don't like going on because 35yr old guys make themselves sound like kids on the headsets. Then put you off by saying stuff like "LOL,LOL,LOL," "*******************"
LOL

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:21:11 PM

I would hardly call it a "fixation." I'd say it was 2008's 3rd best title behind MGS4 and GTAIV, and I still haven't played LBP.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 10:14:30 PM

Wait... what? GoW3 isn't out. Are you somehow referring to GeoW2?

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migabyte
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 8:12:55 AM

Play LBP! It was maybe the coolest game I've ever played.

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city96
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 3:10:44 PM

No well yeah to me your fixed on particular games and well, i start liking them, your good at what you do then. Huh.
GoW3 looks good but i seen much better games. Like Eight Days or The Getaway 3. These are two amazing games that got cancelled to allow LBP and Uncharted to flourish. These are 2 new IP's so i understand why they might have done this.
But 8days was like soooo good and may have been better than GTA. I'm serious. The Getaway had a perfect model of London and a Tube system and Buses and real time does it all. It looks like the London track in GT5:P. Check these games out, although you've neva playd them you'll be disappointed with the decision.

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NightHawk17
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 5:43:44 PM
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Honestly Gears 2 killed the series for me,it wasn't as fun as the first. Everything else i look forward too, and hopefully we'll get an abundance of ps3 rpg's mostly J's

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Robochic
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 5:48:21 PM
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Man i can not wait for God of War 3 i'm replaying the first two. Looking forward also to White knight chronicals i was hoping to pre-order but no release date as of yet at Ebgames :(

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Naga
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 6:07:50 PM
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Best of the best Gears 3?

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Totalz
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 6:20:28 PM
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So is gears 3 coming out on ps3?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:20:34 PM

Epic says no.

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shindelion
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 9:39:53 PM

seriously? it will not be an exclusive anymore?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 10:18:35 PM

...what?

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The Stig
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 6:59:04 AM

Im sure I read somewhere it could come to PS3 as EPIC only had a two game contract with MS. I still very much doubt it tho.

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Totalz
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 5:26:09 PM

Thanks, I heard recently that it was a possibility, but apparently Mark Rein replied on a forum that all the talk was nonsense...I really hope it might come to PS3, at least 1 & 2 if not the third

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ZubraZap
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:20:11 PM
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RESIDENT EVIL 5!!!!

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raidtimedope
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:27:51 PM
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RE5, Uncharted 2, Godfather 2, GT5 ..... these r what i need, i hate RPGs ,

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robinhood2010
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 7:52:36 PM
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I would agree with numberd 1-3. Never been a driving/racing fan, and I don't own an X360. My brother does, but he is miles away. So instead for me it will have to be...
Dunno. A new Timesplitters (praise be) and a new Elder Scrolls. Neither have been announced, but hoping they are in the not too distant future.

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daus26
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 8:19:30 PM
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GT5 pleassee...

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Alienange
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 8:43:50 PM
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They announced Gears 3? Didn't part 2 just come out? Bah! More tps bs. I don't need it.

I'll take your top three though. Se-WEEE-T

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sdodge
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 8:56:51 PM
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I think gears of war has always sucked, and I hate how the unreal engine makes things look, it's so cheesy. I can't wait another second for gt5, forza fans piss me off, they have no idea. Uncharted 2 will be amazing but I honestly though uncharted was way under rated, it was such a fantastic adventure game. Don't getme started on god of war 3, I am getting too hyped for that game, I need it. Square soft ... I mean enix, can blow me. Sending all exclusive games to the 360 and taking away our only real exclusive, sorry versus doesn't count. SE games suck now anyways. I must say I am bitter, 360 is a crap console and SE favors it.

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Zemus101
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 11:02:24 PM
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5. Uncharted 2
Never played the first (has it gone down to $29.99 yet?) but i really didn't like the demo so I haven't thought about buying it, but all I hear are great things. Maybe with Uncharted 2 it'll make me want to go through the first one.

4. White Knight Chronicles
I'm not sure what to expect with this game, but from what i've seen (plenty of hd vids on gamersyde) It is looking very good, and I haven't played an rpg in years :P and that's all I used to play.

3. Fat Princess
This game will probably be around $10, and so i'm pretty stoked. It will be something to play between Killzone2 multiplayer perhaps, and it looks so colorful!

2. God of War 3
I borrowed the first GOW way back when it was fairly new and thought it was pretty good. Now it's right up there on my list after seeing the newest hd trailer. I'm hoping for at least a demo before the end of the year, if at all. I'm excited to see exclusive games like this coming out, can't wait to see how much they sell.

1. Final Fantasy XIII
I did not like FFXII very much at all (felt like a very empty FFXI imo) So I really haven't played a single player FF since FFX, which is kinda scary. All I used to play are rpgs until I got my ps3 and now there are amazing games in just about every genre that I love playing. I'm excited to think that there is a strong posibility that FFXIII will get me addicted to RPGs again, unless WKC turns out to be stellar. (and then i won't see any more after that just you watch :P)


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Tha_Joker_186
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 11:04:00 PM
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well there are too many games to choose from in 2009/2010, we will be all broke by then! I want them all but we have to wait for some games to get cheap sadly :(. well for me the top 5 for 2009/2010 would be...

5. Tekken 6

4. Final Fantasy 13 or Final Fantasy 13 Versus

3. Yakuza 3

2. Uncharted 2

1.5 (I know but there are too many!!) New Team ICO

1. GOD OF WAR 3!!!

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Blaiyan
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 11:35:55 PM
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The only games i'm buying on that list are already no money down pre-ordered from amazon. Gow3 and U2.

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regular14
Saturday, March 07, 2009 @ 11:57:30 PM
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Bioshock 2 anyone????

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007
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 3:23:05 AM
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personally i am intrested in Alan Wake and Heavy Rain. Surprising that no one brought these up though.

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karneli lll
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 7:05:29 AM

Heavy rain will be one hell of a game

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ZubraZap
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 3:07:12 PM
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Wait for it.... RESIDENT EVIL 5!!!

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somethingrandom
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 6:50:35 PM
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I'll only get GT5 if they fix the retarded AI. B-Spec drivers do not know how to pass, and I burn tires too fast. I also need to feel connected to the car so I can more easily make corners. I hate how the other drivers try to get in the way so you have to ram them.

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keaton
Sunday, March 08, 2009 @ 9:16:20 PM
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I really think Heavy Rain should be on this list, that game could be huge if they get it right and its looking very promising as of now

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maxpontiac
Monday, March 09, 2009 @ 9:08:41 AM
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Gears of War is not on any of my lists (do not have a 360, the RROD took care of that)..

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Douchebaguette
Monday, March 09, 2009 @ 9:44:18 PM
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Call of Duty 6...

[Modern Warfare 2]

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