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Rumor: Sony To Make Big Exclusivity Announcement At E3

Inside scoops are tricky. They're especially tricky when they funnel through a number of other sources, each of which could put a little spin on the initial tip.

But we'll take this quote at face value and hope that Sony has something big planned for E3. According to PSInsider, they have "received a tip from a source close to the gaming community" that Sony will make some sort of exclusivity-based announcement at this year's E3. Now, the name "Grand Theft Auto" is mentioned in the quote in question but that doesn't really mean anything; the insider is only making a point. Here's the quote-

"For this year E3 I've got just one hint. Do you remember the E3 where Sony anounced they have GTA: San Andreas as a time-exclusive deal? Expect huge bombs at this E3. I used GTA as an EXAMPLE - it does not mean Sony will announce anything from R*!! I just meant what they announce will be as huge as the GTA deal - you get it right?"

No, we're not guessing at GTAV exclusivity for the PlayStation 3. That's just plain absurd; Take-Two wouldn't eliminate nearly 40 million potential customers for no reason, and Sony couldn't possibly compensate them for all those lost sales. Something as big as GTA will indeed remain multiplatform; we're relatively certain of that. But what else might it be? Could it be the return of another franchise that went multiplatform but will come back to PlayStation? Or is it something entirely new? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

3/23/2010 10:44:23 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (158 posts)

whiskeytango74
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:55:59 AM
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when is E3?

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Natalisrubbish
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:57:22 AM

I think in late may or very early June.

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Gone
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:05:58 AM

June 15 - 17

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Natalisrubbish
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:09:43 AM

I stand corrected! hahah

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:30:05 AM

Oh how I love E3...seems like E309 was just a few months ago.

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Strifewind
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:49:23 PM

Welcome to getting older... it seems like time likes to just fly by! I think that's because 1 year becomes less of fraction of your life as you get older. For example, 1 year is 12.5% of an 8 year old's life. But for someone who is 25 years old, 1 year is only 4% of someones life. That is my theory for why the years start to go by faster and faster as you get older and older. Anyways...

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:38:30 PM

@Strifewind good thinkin' (thou it's like stating something obvious like "History is longer every day it goes by") thumbs up on the random comment.

"Could it be the return of another franchise that went multiplatform but will come back to PlayStation?" *cough* FFVII *cough* PS3 ONLY *cough*



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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:52:32 PM

@Strife;

When you are a kid, attention spans are very low. A few minutes to them feels like an hour. Hence making the years drag by even longer. Also always having something to look forward to helps slow time down; summer vacation, birthdays, holiday's, driver's license, etc. I get like that before every major game release.

Once we are adults, the only thing I really look forward to is going home after work. I don't wait for Christmas, Summer, or even birthdays.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:38:50 PM

I'm 28 and I look forward to more now than when I was a child.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:24:23 PM

Nynja, "Once we are adults, the only thing I really look forward to is going home after work."

Same here, at least that is the way it used to be when I was younger.

Now, when I get home from work, that is when the real work begins it feels like. Wife is done with the kids, so I take over. Then I always have a "project" at home. Shelves for the garage, upgrade kitchen, paint the house. Ah, then the wife wants you to go with her to the mall, or target, or where ever.

What age to I have to get to where I get to do what I want to do?

Oh, back on topic... Fallout 4! Timed exclusive of course.

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Kai200X
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:16:29 PM

I'm already looking forward to E3 this year. Still 3 months away but man! I can't wait. Hopefully I get to watch live broadcast on the internet like I did last year.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:44:14 PM

@Worst;

LOL forgot about those married guys :} Fortunately, my woman (fiancée), is HUGE into anime and enjoys a good JRPG and occasional shooter. It took a couple years, but I think I've converted her into enough of a gamer that I don't get much smack for not spending quality time with her as often. Key point there; we're still not married... :)

And why is it women want US guys, of all people, to go shopping with them?! Not like we want them to come along when we go check out electronics or other manly things like boxers and tube socks.

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Arvis
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 7:59:52 AM

Nynja, your first comment was spot on. I've always felt that way. Anticipation slows things down.

-Arvis

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 12:49:17 PM

Man I feel sorry for some of you guys. My wife loves to go with me to best buy to browse the games and blu-ray. She likes to watch me play games.

Although I also go grocery shopping and help her pick out clothes, it's been said and I know it's true, we are an odd couple, but we're happy.

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Nynja
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 3:55:07 PM

@Kraygen;

That's how it started with my woman. She watched me play all the way through MGS1, simply because she thought the story was interesting. After that, we started playing NBA Jam together (as a team) and it just took off from there.

Got her playing SIMS on PC and that was that. She's a gamer now. So, the 'trick' - if you want to call it that - is to play co-op games where the competition is between the computer and you guys. I was always complimenting her and saying how she was improving. Next thing you know we were playing split screen Killzone and Red Faction 1 & 2 on the PS2. Eventually she wanted one of her own so she could play games while I was playing.

Start with co-op, keep it simple, and be patient with their learning curve. Then they realize that gaming is not all about competition, but teams too.

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Natalisrubbish
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:57:08 AM
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OH MAH GAWWWD, I wonder what i could be? I sincerely hope its not a Sony tactic of making something pretty small seem huge... thats what she said.

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FatherSun
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:21:13 PM

Or is it a competitors tactic to hype something that does not exist in the first place.

Inquiring minds want to know!

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:02:50 AM
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Mid-june, & it lasts three/four days. I believe the 12th-15th. Wow, what can possibly be as big as Grand Theft Auto? The only game to sell more than that that I know of is MW, but we won't see an exclusive MW I'd think. Hmm, Capcom hasn't been too ps3-friendly recently, EA has been on the other hand. I think the company involved is EA or Ubisoft.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:03:32 AM
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Would be nice if DMC becomes exclusive again but i won't hold my breath.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:07:50 AM

Nah, I think you're having flashbacks of the good 'ol Capcom days

Besides Street Fighter, Capcom's failing hard these days.

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Fury
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:19:11 AM

Man I'm with you. I so want DMC back the way it was. That garbage of 4 just didn't cut it with me. Imagine what they could do as an exclusive. I mean for crying out loud look what 3 did...IMO that was the best one in the franchise. I'm just hoping they do that, and I'm willing to hold my breath for one last time ;)

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:06:35 AM
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Thousand Arms 2!!!

But realistically, Legend of Dragoon 2 would be sweet...

Anyway, can't wait to see what it is

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ColTater
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:17:33 AM
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Lets hope its a next gen Psy-ops or Nightmare Creatures. Ha ha yeah right huh?

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:37:04 AM

Nightmare Creatures!!! I LOVED THAT GAME!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:38:52 AM

Hec ya, I didn't like the 2nd one but I love the original.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:27:22 PM

Always wanted a new Nightmare Creatures, when the 3rd got canceled I bummed hard.

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Omega932000
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:18:37 AM
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Maybe Tekken is coming back or maybe Kingdom Hearts 3.. or maybe that Final Fantasy VII remake.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:46:02 PM

Kindon Hearts 3 would be a huge announcement indeed.

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:45:23 PM

Thumbs up on the remake, THUMBS I NEED MORE THUMBS *walks slowly with arms raised like a zombie*

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Arvis
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 8:13:16 AM

Aye... can you imagine? Tretton on stage saying "We'd like to announce our last big project. And this time, it's for real..."

And then the FFVII logo explodes onto the screen behind him and the main theme starts playing. The crowd would go nuts!

-Arvis

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:19:48 AM
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake. i know it

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Hezzron
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:21:19 AM
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"Huge as the GTA deal".

It has to be a big name brand that will get people out of their seats and take notice. And it must be from a 3rd party developer, as opposed to an obvious in-house made Sony game......this has got me excited.

Looks like E3 will give us PS3 fans something to crow about.

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Highlander
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:23:54 AM
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SE announces FFVII remake for PS3 exclusively. Sony quietly announced a 5-10% buy of SE shares a few days later?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:30:33 AM

LOL!

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telly
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:31:10 AM

Ha! You wish ;)

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:38:55 AM

Sony already owns some S-E shares, not sure how much though.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:05:16 PM

Its 8.25. Sony is the 4th largest owner of stocks in Square. Funny, cause MS sales of Final Fantasy XIII benefit Squares share holders intern benefiting Sony.

hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, could this have been Sony's master plan all along. Letting go of Final Fantasy XIII exclusivity?

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Highlander
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:02:08 PM

I knew about Sony's existing stake in SE, I was thinking that they could strengthen that stake with an 'investment' along with a signed agreement regarding an FFVII remake and exclusivity. Investing in the future of SE sounds a lot better than purchasing an exclusive game, doesn't it?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:46:45 PM

Yup it does. you should be on Sony's board of advisers.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:27:47 AM
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This just in, GT5 exclusive to the PS3!

Ok, I kid! LoL.

Twisted Metal, maybe?

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:48:05 AM

But seriously though, GT5 is exclusive.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:04:03 PM

Twisted Metal was already exclusive. Except for parts one and two which were on the PC also.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:16:05 PM

Then it wasn't exclusive, was it? David Jaffe, also doesn't work for a Sony owned entity anymore either. So, whether previous iterations of TM were on PSX/PC doesn't really matter anymore.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:35:49 PM

I guess you can argue it that way, but seeing as how the series has been exclusive for the past 12 years, I just don't see this as the big announcement they're talking about. Especially since David Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play did the last Twisted Metal game that came out.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:46:03 PM

Well, it's not really an argument, I mean, not everyone does, but I do have a gaming rig. So, I kinda have to divide my attention between PC and PS3 games. Point is though, if it's avail for PC, I'm probably going to get it there. Unless it's an gametype that truly excels on console (TPS, Fighters, Racers etc...).

But still, the newest Twisted Metal, being exclusive to the PS3 would still be big news, wouldn't it?

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:29:20 AM
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I am still believing (perhaps foolishly) that Sony has a Star Wars surprise coming.

Battlefront 3 running on the tech that Slant 6 and Zipper created is something that I absolutely can see happening.

Plus, Kotaku reported that Slant Six was working on Battlefront 3...and they did SOCOM Confrontation..

The 256 player servers are in place.

Get it done.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:55:14 PM

SOCOM lobbies are complete crap. If Slant 6 is working on any multiplayer games, I will not be purchasing it.

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TheRaPtuRe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:32:53 AM
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Metal Gear Solid 5

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DaNgerSteVe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:05:36 PM

metal gear solid 5 is peace walker

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:31:18 PM

I still say Kojima should have told Konami and MS to eat it and made it for PS3 anyways.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:45:09 PM

Boy do I agree with you Jawknee

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:50:02 PM

Do you guys remember the "Did you Rike it?"(like)
Pepsi came out through my nose thinking of Kojima saying something like "Ear it M$" while grabbing his nuts

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:01:09 PM

he has trouble pronouncing L, not T, so that wouldn't happen

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:32:56 AM
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I can't imagine it's GTA5 since we already have Agent. I'm also going to guess it's not SE related since that was E309...oh christ, I have NO idea...

I'm hoping this year Sony doesn't leak a majority of their big announcements prior to the show like they did in 09.

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:21:56 PM

Tretton wasn't too fond of the loose lips either, I remember him making a few comments about them throughout his time on stage. Hopefully theyll keep a tighter lid this year.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 7:57:49 PM

Dead or Alive 5 was one of the first games that came to mind.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:41:42 AM
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"Expect huge bombs at this E3"

Everybody here is expecting ONE big announcement, but the writer uses the word "bombS."

So, I expect at least a couple of megaton announcements.

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:45:38 AM

Man, imagine if that's a precursor to some kind of nefarious activity? LoL, it wasn't hype, it's a warning, Ruuuuuuuuuuuuun!

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Mornelithe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:46:39 PM

Yeesh, two thumbs down? People have no sense of humor.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:15:59 PM

Don't worry about it Mourn, we have a many people in this community who thumb down for the sake of thumbing down.

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FullmetalX10
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:49:03 AM
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I know it probably won't be but I will still hope: the official word that Versus XIII and KHIII will be PS3 exclusive and they will remain that way for ever and ever and ever and whatnot.

Anyways, I have no idea what this could be.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:55:58 AM
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My good friend once said:

"Exclusives> Multiplats."

The man speaks truth.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:06:29 PM

Yes and no.

PS3 exclusives have been amazing so far.

Truthfully, however, there are some amazing and fun multiplat games out there too.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:11:43 PM

My favorite Multiplat this generation so far is probably Bioshock 2. other then that(imho of course)PS3 exclusives have owned multiplats and Xbox exclusives.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:33:53 PM

Even though you may not like popular multiplatform games, you have to give credit where it's due.

Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Final Fantasy XIII are all great games that stand strong along side many of PS3's big hitters.

Even MS has some great games like Gears of War and Lost Odyssey.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:05:27 PM
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Timed exclusive deal huh? Sadly I'm thinking it might be Final Fantasy VS13.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:15:25 PM

How would that be a big PS3 announcement? M$ft would announce that, if at all.

Hopefully, S-E keeps its word and keeps this game a PS3 exclusive.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:26:37 PM

From the context of the quote, it sounds like it's going to be a timed exclusive. So like all timed exclusive deals it will be initially announced as an "exclusive" (see M$'s past E3 announcements).

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:30:20 PM

Just about everything MS announces is a timed exclusive since it ends up on PC anyways.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:03:37 PM

That game as already been announced. This would not classify as a 'big' announcement in this year's upcoming E3.

It would have to be an established franchise for it to be considered a big deal. Then again, some bigwigs tend to think we care about certain games when we couldn't give a rat's @$$.

Lets say the title was Madden 11, would anyone really care? I know some would, but I wouldn't.

If it were something like World of Warcraft, GTA, or Call of Duty that appeals to a mass market then it would shake the industry in the way MS did with the FFXIII or MGS announcement.

I would literally $#!+ bricks if they announced Gears of War 3 as exclusive for the PS3. I've been dying to play that series with my PSN friends.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:13:40 PM

You might be one to something. Epic made it clear not to long ago that they own the rights to Gears. Not MS.

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telly
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:28:28 PM

Wouldn't that be something? I'd say MS would never let it happen, but if Sony could let FF go multiplat...

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:57:56 PM

Well if Epic owns the rights MS can't do a thing to stop them short of offering them money to keep it exclusive. The ball would be in Epics court at that point. Do they take MS's money? or do they take their chances, put it on PS3 and possibly make even more money then MS offered or could pay.

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Kowhoho
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:02:07 PM

They wouldn't call it "3" in that situation though.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 6:12:46 PM

Why not? Xbox and Xbox 360 got 'sequels' to games that had never appeared on their platform before... GTA3, FFXI, FFXIII, Unreal Tournament 3...

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:04:19 PM

Gears of War Collection on one blu-ray disc. Released 6 months before the release of Gears of War 3 as a timed exclusive on PS3.

Now THAT would be an EPIC announcement!!!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:14:59 PM
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I really hope this isn't GTA related.

booooooooooooring!

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Orvisman
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:18:25 PM
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Twisted Metal PS3!

Timed PS3 exclusivity for GTAV... this is how it was on the PS2, so it wouldn't be unprecedented.

And how about Sony pulls a M$ft at E3 2010 and announces both the entire Mass Effect and Gears of War series are coming to the PS3 this holiday season with Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War 3 launching day and date with the 360 versions... or better yet the PS3 versions will be timed six-month exclusives.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:25:50 PM

While i don't care for Mass Effect and care for Gears even less, it would be unwise for EA and Epic not to release them for PS3. They make more money, the space marine alien shooter fanatics will get their games.

All MS exclusives can be done on PS3, but not the other way around. Seems like a win win to me.

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JDC80
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:30:17 PM

If that happen millions upon millions Xbots heads will explode.. Another Grand Theft Auto set in San Andreas only(for the moment)for the Playstation 3 would be nice.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:58:31 PM

If that happens, at least there would be less trolls roaming the net. Destructiod's readership would plummet. ha

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totozero18
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:56:11 PM

Kinda like Evangelion's third impact?

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:30:29 PM
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Let's hope this one really is the bomb, compared to the last few tiny lackluster announcements Sony's made of late.

I'm tired of them lighting the fuses on little announcement firecrackers, when they need to keep tossing tons of live grenades out of their loudspeakers.

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daus26
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:35:04 PM
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I'm not sure what the excitement is here. Perhaps I'm not understanding the article? It looks to me like it's just a "time" exclusivity thing, like FFXIV or something. They said the news was "as big" as that time exclusivity they made with GTA: S.A.

Please tell me I'm wrong.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:23:57 PM

Nothing wrong with timed exclusives except for the way they are announced.

Had Sony locked down a timed exclusive for GTAIV, do you think Xbox 360 would have sold as many as it has today? I don't think so.

One thing about PS3 owners, we tend to mop up exclusives like they are going out of fashion. As for 360 gamers, if Sony really wants to turn the tide and have some of them jump the fence it'll have to be something they already have or want.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 12:59:05 PM

they didn't say it was a timed exclusive just used that gta timed exclusive as an example.

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Nynja
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:13:04 PM

Honestly, I can't think of any game that would be that huge if it were already an exclusive to PS3. Unless they they are going to show Agent and this person believes it will be Rockstar's next big hit.

I really think that it would have to be a game that was once exclusive to another platform coming to PS3.

The only titles from Nintendo that might make that sort of impression would be Mario, Zelda, or Metroid going to PS3.

As for Microsoft, the game has to be as high caliber as Grand Theft Auto. Right now, the only series 360 has that could compare would be Halo, Gears, or Fable (even though I'm not a big Fable fan). Maybe Splinter Cell, for some but I don't feel it compares.

If it were multi-platform going exclusive to PS3, what HUGE games compare to GTA? Grand Theft Auto's popularity can only be matched with Madden, Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, amd Final Fantasy.

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Epimetheus
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:38:37 PM
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I think it would be sweet if they returned "Grand Theft Auto" back to its original console. What is the difference -like, five times? - between how much you can cram on a Blu-ray disc versus a DVD? Imagine what Rockstar (or whatever company's doing the mystery game) could do if they didn't have to hamstring themselves cutting stuff that wouldn't fit on a DVD, or two, or three.

And if it's not the new "Grand Theft Auto" (and they should totally do an overseas GTA, like Paris, or Tokyo), then I would hope it's "Assassin's Creed III." Also set in Japan. ;)

And could THIS be the long-awaited exclusive that the PSX people have been keeping under wraps?

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:07:57 PM

If it went back to it's original console, then the PC would be the only one to get it since that's where it started. But every major release in the series has been multiplat.

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Brklynty1
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 12:50:16 PM
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People you have to remember a lot of things here. Should FFVII get a remake, I'm pretty sure it would be for PS3/PC. Cuz SE knows the fans don't wanna hear crap about cut out content. Else it wouldn't be a remake. Fans want this to be the perfect remake. Plus I'm sure SE knows fans aint to keen to the 360.(Roll the clip! XD)


Also I personally thought it was GTA5 exclusive, even if its the same time contract R* offered sony for the PS2 and for 4 but sony wanted it a permanent exclusive and R* wanted cash for that. But some people do make good points why would they ignore 40million people. Well I hope its timed if its GTA5. Gears of War 3 for PS3 seems pretty likely now that all the rumors and stuff going around. First Mark Rein or Cliff B(forgot who) came out and said they own the Gears IP and can do whatever they want, then a rumor saying the Gears 3 tech demo was also running on a PS3, then Cliff B just came out and told Naughty Dog that they're going down and its on? Could this be its on to see who is the graphics king? Because clearly is Gears 3 is 360 exclusive again Cliff is talking out is @ass with that one. E3 hurry the FRENCH UP!

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johnld
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:36:00 PM

you are severely underestimating square enix's stupidity my friend.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:01:17 PM

not putting the ffvii remake on pc is not cutting content. both versions had the same content so making it ps3 exclusive wouldn't change the content at all.

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rogers71
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:06:10 PM
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OH GREAT!!! Here we go again. These secret and surprise announcements are beginning to be so frequent that I expect to hear one each week. I hope we aren't as disappointed with this one as we have been with all the other 'secrets'.


Twisted Metal anyone?

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 6:16:12 PM

It's an announcement of a leaked announcement for an upcoming announcement which will probably be announced before the scheduled announcement.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:15:27 PM
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I doubt it's Gear of War 3 since it's supposed to come out in April of next year. Microsoft has already planned to bring it out after Project Natal and Halo: Reach this winter.

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TravisRSCX
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:25:48 PM
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Final Fantasy....XV...(wooohooo * echo in the background*).... ONLINE(wha..? what? what?*even more echoes in the background*)

Nah just kidding. I hope its something good. Jak and Daxter! :-D Naughty Dog returns to the series, one could hope.

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 1:47:10 PM
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Final Fantay VII remake exclusive would be about the biggest game they could announce I think. Anything less and I am going to be dissapointed now. Damnit!

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JackC8
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:17:05 PM
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If it's a timed exclusive, isn't that the same thing as a multi-platform game, just one console has to wait? I guess I don't see the big deal. If it isn't a real exclusive, it won't be able to take full advantage of the cell processor or the Blu ray capacity.

I'd be more excited about a non-exclusive game that was designed specifically for the PS3 and then they ported it over to the xbox.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:02:17 PM

it didn't say it was a timed exclusive announcement.

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johnld
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:27:33 PM
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Unless its ps3 exclusivity for final fantasy versus 13 and final fantasy VII remake, i couldnt care less. Its probably going to be twisted metal though.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:33:02 PM
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This will be another time where the announcements go right by and then everyone goes "Well... um what were these huge announcements? Did I blink?"

Anyway, I do love me some E3.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 2:37:38 PM
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I sure wish E3 was open to the public. Even if just for an hour or two per day.

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Highlightreel
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:17:13 PM
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Gears of War for PS3 too?

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:17:23 PM
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The source claims it was as big as the GTA: San Andreas announcement. One would have to assume, talk as this suggests it must be a 3rd party game. It would likely be an already established series.

To meet an announcement of that caliber, the game would have to be HUGE. If it is a game that has already been announced as in development, depending on the publisher, it could be one of the following;

1. EA
-Dead Space 2
-Command & Conquer
-Mirrors Edge 2
-Star Craft 2

2. UbiSoft
-Next Ghost Recon

3. Activision-Blizzard
-Call of Duty

If it hasn't already been announced as in development, then I would have to guess that it may be one of these;

1. Epic Games
-Gears of War 3 (or Trilogy Pack)

2. UbiSoft
-Assassin's Creed 3
-Next Splinter Cell

3. Activision-Blizzard
-World of Warcraft

4. TakeTwo
-Grand Theft Auto 5

5. Square-Enix
-Kingdom Hearts
-Final Fantasy VII remake

6. Capcom
-Resident Evil 6
-Next Street Fighter (5?)

Lets hope it's something substantial, not some unproven new IP or PSN downloadable title.

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:51:10 PM

EA isn't making Starcraft 2. That's a Blizzard franchise.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:53:03 PM

Oh damn, you're right. I was thinking BioWare... Thank you for the correction.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:17:51 PM

Don't forget Team Ninja with Ninja Gaiden 3 or Dead or Alive 5. That is a possibility.

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Irievibes
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 9:27:37 PM

pretty sure blizzard said at some point , cant remember where, that they wont do consoles for starcraft 2 , strictly PC, but that may have changed in the last few months...

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chedison
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:00:43 PM

also SF V isnt happenening for a while probably. Super Street Fighter IV hasn't even come out yet.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:44:44 PM
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why the hell is everyone saying TM , Twisted will always be a sony exclusive, the next one is gonna be the new game from Insomniac

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:49:44 PM

i heard insomniac is going multiplat

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Kowhoho
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:03:07 PM

Doubt it. Insomniac gets a lot of support from Sony for being exclusive.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:47:49 PM

Yea that was a rumor IGN was floating around. Insomniac already said it was false.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 3:59:55 PM
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I cannot take anymore of these Amazing PS3 Exclusives! Too much money, not enough time. I finally just bought FFXIII and GOW3 yesterday!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 6:04:26 PM

bye bye Beezle, you will be busy as hell for awhile.

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:08:24 PM
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@squishy

hence my comment. ;)

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:20:47 PM

ah, it all makes sense now :)

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Shadow2222
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:11:30 PM
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Shenmue 3? *keeps dreaming*

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:14:01 PM
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I'm calling it right nao, Grand theft auto 5

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Frenchy17
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:14:21 PM
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I hope it is Zone of the Enders 3 exclusive to the PS3. That would make my day!

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:15:19 PM
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I'll sit up and take notice if they announce either a Monster Hunter game or a Dragon Quest game. Other than that? meh

I highly doubt they'll be announcing that a 360 exclusive is coming to the PS3. Sony really doesn't seem interested in that kind of thing.

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FlyingKickPunch
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:23:59 PM

i dunno man, it would be pretty sweet if all 3 gears of war were coming out on 1 bluray...it would be a double whammy to ms and their fans, saying "we can put three of your best games on ONE of our discs" while at the same time, stealing an exclusive.

and as an added bonus, theyre all pretty awesome games, too! (assuming the 3rd is the same as the other 2)

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:40:08 PM

I don't want 360's table scraps. GearsOW can stay on the 360.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:47:09 PM

Very sloppy seconds.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 6:20:58 PM

@Alienange;

I would LOVE it if it were Monster Hunter... that is the game that may make me go out and buy a Wii.

@Squishy;

I don't care about 'steeling' 360's exclusives. For those die hard PS3 gamers who have never played Gears of War would be in for a treat. Especially with Horde mode and co-op campaign to boot. Gears is meant to be played with friends. It's the reason I even own a 360. Well that and Lost Odyssey.

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Irievibes
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 9:31:10 PM

gears is ok...but we sure as heck dont need yet ANOTHER fps to our library..but its a very real possibility imo..

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sha4dowknight05
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:29:52 PM
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My guess is:

A new update

Some new ps3 exclusives

RECORDING FEATURE

Cross Voice chat

more content for the ps store

PS MOVE

and ps3 sales. lol

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Omega932000
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 4:46:12 PM
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Final Fantasy VII remake or Grand Theft Auto 5 is my guess.

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chedison
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 6:55:40 PM

I don't see GTAV coming out anytime soon. R* is just now releasing Red Dead Redemption in May (boo delays) and they are attached to L.A. Noire releasing in the fall.

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 5:08:17 PM
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Why can't someone find a way to give us an updated RC Pro-Am? Come on! That game was freakin' awesome.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 7:30:35 PM
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Your tellin' me World!

I have yet to buy Resonance of Fate, Yakuza 3, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Heavy Rain! My life consumed by )Mostly)PS3 exclusives. While trying to balance 10 hour work days, School, and a GF. A test of patience indeed, but in the end, much more worth it then I expect.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:27:05 PM
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Is anybody else concerned that the REASON we haven't heard anything on Twisted Metal is because at some point in this LONG development process, Eat Sleep Play decided to make it multiplatform...?

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Strifewind
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 9:55:30 PM

Yea Ben... Now that I have been informed, I am pretty darn concerned now.

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:48:50 PM

Nah, hasn't Sony been ESP's publisher for the next title? I just don't think Jaffe wants to work on 360 just yet.

Then again, neither did Kojima...

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:49:33 PM

I wasn't until you mentioned it. Thank you for that. ha

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Milonakis
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 9:27:42 AM

I don't see that happening. I think Sony is waiting to time this thing out in there favor. They'll probably try to released it at the same time as the move, this secret big exclusive, and any other huge title they can pack on so that they can make a killing during the holidays.

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FlyingKickPunch
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 3:38:05 PM

wait a sec...doesn't sony own the trademark for the Twisted Metal franchise? (i'm assuming)

and besides, david jaffe is a huge PlayStation fan, and he bashed "xbots" on his blog while boasting about God of War 3...i mean anythings possible in this wacky economy, but i just can't see it happening...

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Orvisman
Thursday, March 25, 2010 @ 8:45:41 AM

Not going to happen for three reasons:

1) Sony has a multigame exclusivity contract with ESP.

2) Sony owns the rights to Twisted Metal, unlike M$ft with Gears of War and Mass Effect (actually, the only worthwhile games I think M$ft owns are Forza and Halo).

3) Jaffe is a Sony fanboy.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 8:30:43 PM
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If this source says it's as big as GTA San Andreas on PS2, it better be pretty damn huge.

If it's another massive hype over a smaller title, I will be highly disappointed.

I am really hoping that it is Gears of War coming to the PS3. That game is the reason I bought a 360. Still haven't tried Lost Odyssey yet, but if I have any spare time, will check it out. Damn you PS3 and your massive list of awesome exclusives!!!! God of War, Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy taking up so much time!!!

Honestly, I reckon it might be somewhere along the lines of:
-Dead or Alive 5
-Ninja Gaiden 3
-Monster Hunter
-MGS Rising getting 6 months exclusivity
-Gears of War
-Mass Effect
-Bioshock 3 (possibly)
-Fallout 4 (possibly)
-Batman Arkham Asylum 2

Or it could be a sequel to a game none of us have thought of yet.

Great!!! Now I'm excited about this year's E3. It's going to take much longer to come now that I'm waiting for it.

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___________
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:25:59 AM

lol i would kill for a new ninja gaiden game.
but the original not the freaking fake called ninja gaiden sigma 2.
they took the blood out, but that was not bad enough they had to take out the best boss battle too!

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Irievibes
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 9:29:15 PM
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i think it MAY be infamous 2, AC3, or gears of war are the best candidates imo.. one can only wait and theorize...though i would love another infamous , gem of a game i was pleasantly surpised by that one...

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Nynja
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:51:29 PM

Infamous wouldn't be bad, but the way the guy describes the relation of the announcement to one made by Sony with GTA: San Andreas. It just has to be a 3rd party title.

If you are reading between the lines, it some sort of bombshell. Has to be a well known and popular franchise already multiplatform.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:08:33 PM

actually it doesn't have to be a multiplat. they gave what happened with san andreas as an example of how huge the announcement was, not an example of the type of game being announced.

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wakkaoaka
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 9:48:37 PM
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it will be news that GT5 is delayed cos they want to make it multiplat! :D.

But seriously. The announcement will be about Final Fantasy versus being exclusive D:

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Strifewind
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:00:35 PM

I certainly hope that FF Versus XIII remains a PS3 exclusive. MAYBE the 360 owners who bought, played through and enjoyed FFXIII will purchase a PS3 so that they can also experience FF Versus XIII? Just a thought...

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iGraves1
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:22:52 PM
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Could it be a new Resident Evil or maybe even Dead space 2 getting timed exclusivity?

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TEG3SH
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 10:56:19 PM
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I'm just in the mood to kill somebody and I think Limited V it is :)


Can't believe that GEoW is not a good game in the eyes of lot of u ?????

this game is the best 3d person shooter there is (uncharted apart of corse )

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:50:26 PM

Socom is cooler than Gears.

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___________
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:24:20 AM

huh?
no socom is not cooler than gears.
being eaten by a gigantic worm and severing all its arterys with a freaking chainsaw on the end of your gun is WAY! cooler than being some member of the navy seals.
i love socom as much as the next guy, no scratch that more than the next guy i was the only one here excited for its return!
but socom cant come close to gears when it comes to coolness.
gears is the Aston martian DB9 in slick black, and socom is the BMW M5, a car that takes 6 hours to get from 0 - 60 if you know what i mean ;)

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Nynja
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 11:17:50 AM

They are two completely different genres. One is a shooter with cover mechanics and the other is a tactical team strategy.

Online modes differ because SOCOM non-respawn game modes. Offline differ because in SOCOM you command your team, while Gears you don't.

The closest game to SOCOM on consoles is Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon.

In my opinion, SOCOM was a great game before it went online only. After that, Slant Six (and possibly Zipper) dropped the ball when it came to the online community. There were just so many poor design decisions that made the online community fall short of the features that were once available on the PS2.

What has bothered me from day one was their decision to make the game only accessible if you have access to the servers. Why is that a problem? Well, for those who purchased the retail version that came with bonus video content, these videos were unavailable whenever the servers went down. Which quite frankly happened fairly frequently after launch.

Accessing the menu system also felt so sluggish and the controls were just a huge cluster f***. I very much enjoyed the gameplay, when it worked. I just could not handle sloppy lobby and menus. Trying to get friends or clans into 8v8 ranked rooms was a task in itself.

They messed up. Hopefully Zipper acknowledges this and brings back the features of the old PS2 SOCOM lobbies.

/rant

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Jawknee
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:27:15 PM

Yea because Chainsaw Rifles are so much cooler then Colt M4's.

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Robochic
Tuesday, March 23, 2010 @ 11:51:19 PM
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Come on announce another Baulders Gate ;) or KH3 (a girl can hope and dream)

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chedison
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:01:10 PM

lol

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FxTales
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 12:51:43 AM
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Even after its infinite potential some of these developers are still reluctant to poor all their resources into the ps3, it's pissing me off. It's like they didn't even see what UC2 did.

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___________
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 4:20:38 AM
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lol i dont think its exactly a rumor.
anyway, as jack said thats just icing on the cake, we have allot to show and we absolutely will bring the heat!
tell ya what this guy should get a medal, hes so freaking good at his job hes got me so psyched for E3 and its still 3 months away!

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 1:13:09 PM
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The funny thing about this comment is the fact that all e3 is, is big earth shattering announcements. So it's not like we're surprised that sony is going to have one.

I think however that the biggest announcement they will make is FF VII remake, release day November 2010. Just in time for the holidays.

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kokoro
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 @ 5:32:18 PM
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Final Fantasy XV.

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dkmrules
Monday, June 14, 2010 @ 9:55:50 PM
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huh.... what could it be?

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