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Insomniac Can't "Resist" Teasing A Big Announcement

Insomniac has switched back and forth between their stellar Resistance and Ratchet & Clank franchises this generation...but we're a little overdue for a Resistance 3 announcement after last year's Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

Most have assumed the third iteration in the developer's critically acclaimed FPS series is in the works, but it didn't receive an unveiling at E3, as many had hoped. The lack of news prompted many to think Insomniac, in their recent move to include a big multiplatform project, might've shelved the Resistance name in the face of stiff competition like Guerrilla's Killzone and Bungie's Halo. But Insomniac is teasing a big announcement that may occur at GamesCom, which is only a few weeks away, and their announcement of an announcement might - depending on if you feel like reading between the lines - indicate the impending unveiling of Resistance 3. This bit comes from their recent newsletter to followers:

"...yes, we realize we're announcing an announcement, and that we announced this newsletter announcement via a Twitter/Facebook announcement earlier this week. We feel a little bad about announcing the announcement of an announcement – but on the other hand, you're excited and so are we.

With that, we're happy to reveal that we'll be announcing our newest game sometime between now and the Penny-Arcade Expo over Labour Day weekend. We're really excited to finally reveal this project, and we couldn't resist being the first to share the news with you. Even bigger news is that newsletter subscribers will be the first folks to see the trailer: the instant we announce the game – we'll be blasting a newsletter with the trailer for you to view at home."

They couldn't "resist." ...that probably means nothing, but who knows? Anyway, the time frame they indicate here would include GamesCom, which runs between August 19 and August 22, so we'll have to pay close attention to that event. And by the way, we love Resistance at PSXE; the sequel remains one of the most under-appreciated FPSs of the generation, in our estimation.

Tags: resistance, resistance 3, resistance sequel, insomniac

8/2/2010 11:01:36 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (55 posts)

ohmikkie
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:14:05 AM
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interesting news. read it in the their newsletter on friday. i am hoping it's resistance3 but its a strong possibility that it is their multi-platform gig.

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gangan19
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:17:56 AM
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I hope its about R3...and maybe some ratchet and clank weapons in it, like a morph ray.


wowsomes.

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Mamills
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:22:35 AM
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oooh please be R3
R2 was what got me into online shooters
i cant wait for R3

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:24:38 AM
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It better be Resistance 3, i was sorely disapointed when it was not shown at E3.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:24:46 AM
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Quick question:
How is Halo competing with Resistance? They're on different platforms, aren't they? I don't see how an exclusive game on one console can compete with another exclusive on a different console, since release of one doesn't affect the sales of the other. I might be wrong, though...

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Doosharm
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 12:27:00 PM

They can still compete with each other for overall quality and ratings.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:57:12 PM

All games in the same genre compete against one another. Why do you think everyone invariably compared Killzone 2 to Halo 3? It's just going to happen.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:22:20 PM

Oh you mean consumers comparing the two? That's a part of an aspect of the "console war", isn't it? I meant it from a developer's point of view; if a game's on another console, and not on the console I'm gonna develop my game on, how will it compete with my game?

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Shams
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:13:25 PM

Practically speaking, I'd agree with you, WolfCrimson. System sellers, especially those of the same genre as Ben said, will be as much in competition as the consoles there on are. I just don't think games like Halo are system-sellers, per se, at this point in the generation. Either you love Halo, and already have an xbox, perhaps a red-ringed one, or you're more in to MW and you have a 360 or a ps3, or you're not exactly into fps's. There's no question it will sell well, perhaps like hotcakes like Halo 3 did. But like ODST, I don't think it's going to bring in nearly as many new customers as Halo 3 did.

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Snaaaake
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 9:06:35 PM

I think it's more suitable to compare Halo and Resistance than comparing Halo and Killzone.

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Hezzron
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:42:07 AM
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I'll take a Resistance over Killzone and Halo every time.

I really hope this turns out to be R3.

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Clamedeus
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:42:46 PM

I wont, I'll take both!

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dlte
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 5:20:02 PM

I'd take the first Resistance over the others, but the 2nd just didn't do it for me.

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godsman
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:51:49 AM
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I hope the announcement wasn't Resistance 3, because that means we'll have two exclusives coming soon.

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TEG3SH
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 12:03:07 PM

what is the other one LBP 2 u mean?

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godsman
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:33:35 PM

I meant, if Insomniac announces some other title, we'll get two exclusives from them, cause Resistance 3 is "definitely" coming.

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TEG3SH
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:00:14 PM

Didn't they announce they are multiplat now??? I know they cant do that to resistance as its owned by sony but for other games I meant

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sirbob6
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:08:40 PM

You are sort of right. They split into 2 studios and they are making multiplat games and sony exclusives.

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MARNEY
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 12:17:49 PM
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i don't think it will be the multiplatform game as the news release said they would be announcing their playstation3 project @ PAX 2010...:
"Want to be the first members of the public to see our new game being played with your own eyes? We’re bringing our new game to a very special Penny-Arcade Expo panel on Saturday evening (September 4th), at 6:30pm in the Serpent Theatre. G4TV’s Adam Sessler will moderate a panel with key creative talent from Insomniac Games as we discuss (and demo!) our upcoming PlayStation 3 project.  It’s going to be a really fun session, and you will see things no one else has laid eyes on!"
http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=cb09314f6783e80d1081664ab&id=b7c28e40d3&e=8e9d2595ea
Really hope it's R3.

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Xombito
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 12:47:29 PM
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Well....

http://kotaku.com/5379069/prop-billboard-gives-up-resistance-3-date

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BikerSaint
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:32:48 PM
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Ben(or anybody),
Would any of you have the link to Inmomniac's newsletter site?

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TEG3SH
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:02:04 PM

I think u can find it on their website insomniacgames . c o m

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BikerSaint
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:00:07 PM

Never mind my post above,
I've found their site & am now subscribed.

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rcrodgers
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:33:44 PM
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I seriously hope it's R3, and that it's still exclusive to the PS3...

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MARNEY
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:39:55 PM
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Resistance will always be a SONY exclusive as they own the IP.

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ABUrabad
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 1:51:10 PM
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I have played Resistance 2 again and again
and i have played Killzone 2 also sure KIllzone 2 is much more epic than resistance 2 but still u cant get easily bored from Resistance 2 it has the amazing triple C (campaign , Co-op and competitive ) which can get u in the game for much longer hours than in Killzone 2
I agree totally that Resistance 2 is most under-appreciated FPSs of the generation .I hope the next installment will get more attention from Media

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Lawless SXE
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:19:12 PM
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I was wondering when you were going to post this news. All I can say is if this isn't Resistance 3: I riot. Give it to me before your multiplatform game Insomniac.
Peace.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:32:31 PM
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I can't wait. I havent played an Insomniac game that i didnt love, and i've played all of their games (except disruptor for obvious reasons).

I hope they go back to the gameplay style of R:FoM though. I like the segmented health bar, quick-select wheel, and more weapons from the 50's. I liked that R2 felt kind of like an old-school shooter with huge boss fights, and i think R2 had cooler enemies, but overall it felt a little generic with the 2-weapon and fade to red health bar thing going on.

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kevinater321
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 9:05:17 PM

Insomniac is my favorite developer of all time. And like you said each game they make is always amazing and i will never dislike a game from them. I know this because i trust them.

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Amazingskillz
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:34:50 PM
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Never played any of the Resistance games. Are they any good? I mean whats the real deal. As first person shooters are they better than the Bioshock games?

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Victor321
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:38:14 PM
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I hope it's Resistance 3, along with a new IP; Insomniac Games is pure quality, if they can make awesome platformers and FPS's, then I can't wait to see what they do next!

It's a long shot, but RPG? Lol XD

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telly
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 2:54:28 PM
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"And by the way, we love Resistance at PSXE; the sequel remains one of the most under-appreciated FPSs of the generation, in our estimation."

Agree 100 percent. When people talk about the big FPSs of this generation -- and there are a lot -- Resistance is all too often left out of the conversation. I thought Resistance 2 was an absolute blast, and I'm probably even more excited for Resistance 3 than Killzone 3 for that reason.

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BikerSaint
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:03:42 PM
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I've had fun with almost all their games(still need a couple C&R titles).

Their game on the PS1, "Disrupter" was good too(and have some of my cheat codes too (LOL)

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Amazingskillz
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:05:36 PM
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Can I get some feedback on the best to worst 1 2 3 order of CODMW2, Killzone 2, and Resistance 2? They are all 1st person shooters I believe. Which is the best?

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sirbob6
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:14:07 PM

1. Restistance 2 because of a good SP, large multiplayer, and the funnest co-op around.
2. Killzone 2 because good SP, intense MP, and mind-boggleing graphics
3.MW2 because a very short campaign and suckish multiplayer

Note: R2 and KZ2 were very close and sweet but MW2 was not that good in my opinion.

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telly
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:14:22 PM

Killzone 2's graphics are nothing short of stunning -- even now, about 18 months after it's release. But for me -- and I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority on this board -- the gameplay just felt sluffish and a few degrees off of "great." a fine game, but just "eh" in a few areas (do note, I and many others are very optimistic KZ3 is going to knock it out of the park, but for the purposes of this post that's neither here nor there.)

Resistance 2, as I wrote elsewhere, is just great in my opinion. That's some of the most fun I've had playing an FPS, ever, on any console. I have a 360 (please refrain from throwing those rotten fruits and vegetables my way) and I've enjoyed major FPSs there like Halo 3. But honestly, Resistance 2 has a remarkable charm. As Dutka and many posters have said, it's probably the great unappreciated FPS of this generation. I'd strongly recommend any fan of the FPS "aliens v. humans" format give it a whirl.

Modern Warfare 2... sh*t, you wanna run around pretending you're shooting foreigners, knock yourself out. Some of us just don't feel the need to unwind pretending we're mowing down humans in real world conflicts that grow worse in the REAL world by the day. Give me fantasy/sci-fi-centric games any day of the week. The reality of modern middle east conflicts is too heart-wrenching and soul-crushing to use them as the base of blockbuster videogames. Hey, just my two cents. I certainly don't judge anyone who plays them, anymore than I want to be judged for enjoying, say, a horror flick or Grand Theft Auto. But for me, and many others, MW2 and games like it just do too good a job transporting the player to current, very real, very depressing conflicts.

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Tom_Robertson
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 5:42:43 AM

1. Resistance 2 = Amazing, will play it for years to come.
2. Killzone 2 = A good game, but not the best in my opinion.
3. MW2 = Really short campaign and awful multiplayer...I don't see why so many people still play it.

Of course this is all subjective, but it depends what you're looking for. For gameplay and story line I would direct you to R2, but for graphics, it would have to be KZ2. I really wouldn't show you MW2. LOL

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BikerSaint
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:14:10 PM
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Amazingskillz.
I'd say R2 & KZ2 are both very high up there, so both are well worth having.

As far as CODMW2, I'm strictly a single player, so although the game was decent, it was way, way, too frigging super-short on SP mode.

My belief is that they purposely gimped up the SP mode just so they could concentrate on the MP mode for the twitcher crowd, thereby massively upping their sales.

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TEG3SH
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 8:06:58 PM

I do not like or never liked any FPS except from both BS, those games are super awesome. KZ, R2, Halo 2& 3 are wack as s**t. but both Bioshocks and the first Halo are awesome.

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DjEezzy
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 3:14:54 PM
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KZ2, Resistance2 , Battlefield Bad Company 2

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Snorge
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:02:08 PM
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First off, HAPPY BDAY BEN! Im going to smoke one for you!!!

I honestly prefer Killzone over Resistance...but thats not saying much....I use to play Halo alot too (Dont kill me, Im not an XBot!!!) But once Resistance came...Halo who??? Resistance is the absolute BUSINESS!!!

I really love the co-op aspect in R2 and almost sh*t myslef when I found out Killzone 3 is going to have 4 player co-op!

Resistance 3 and Killzone 3 are gonna change the came.....oh yeah...... I cant stand COD.....just had to put that out there!

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sirbob6
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:16:47 PM

Can you give me a link to KZ3 co-op, I have not seen that yet.

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sirbob6
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:17:31 PM
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A guy can only dream that it is R3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 4:27:11 PM
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Let's hope it's so, I can't wait to see what happens after the cliffhanger.

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kraygen
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 6:31:43 PM
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I never played the first resistance, but a friend and me split the cost of the second one so we could do split screen MP online and play together.

However if you do that, the second player's level and stats aren't kept, they have to start over at level 1 every time you play. So we didn't play it very long.

I have my account on his ps3 too so I'm hoping the 3rd installment will allow you to keep your stats. Otherwise whats the point of having the split screen MP.

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sirbob6
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 7:55:17 PM

They fixed stat saving issues in a patch so that if a person logs on with a seperate user on the playstation it will be saved to that user's saved data.
So if you play on his playstation with your account and he uses his, both will be saved. Problem solved!

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kraygen
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 11:39:08 PM

Really? well that is interesting, next time we hang out I'll tell him and we might have to try that out.

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yak4life85
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 8:53:06 PM
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D1P for me when it comes out.

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CharlesD
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 12:19:29 AM
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As long as it's better than R2 and little more brushed up I'd certainly be happy w. an R3.

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DeathOfChaos
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 12:44:16 AM
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Well, there's a low bar for FPS games to jump over... and when I say jump over, I mean just kind of step over...

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___________
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 4:32:49 AM
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meh, unless its R&C related i cant care less!
resistance was such a fantastic game, the first game i bought for my ps3 and loved every second of it!
enjoyed it so much i ended up finishing it over 30 times when my cuz came over and spent a week here we played nothing but resistance fall of man!
R2 came out and well its the equivalent of RE5 i think thats saying enough!

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Tom_Robertson
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 5:46:56 AM
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I'm praying this is R3...I think people know by now how much I love Resistance LOL.

I've recently got the Platinum trophy on R2 and will no doubt get the Plat. on R3 aswell.

It'll be interesting to see if the single player is beatable in one sitting like R2 :p

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Snorge
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 9:31:21 AM
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Sorry about the confusion. It was said to be an error and the game only has 2 player co-op. Well....damn....but thats better than no co-op AT ALL.

Sorry for the confusion, *DONT TAZE ME BRO*

Source: http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2010/07/15/firstplay-wrong-about-killzone-3-co-op/

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Amazingskillz
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 @ 1:26:14 PM
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Wow judging from comments I think I'm gonna cop Resistance 2 this payday along with GOWIII. Its strange though, everybody dogged MW2 but the game smashed all kinds of sales records. I can't figure that out.

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firesoul453
Monday, August 09, 2010 @ 11:22:44 AM
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I hope they just cancel the multi platform games...


Anyway I hope its resitance 3 instead the crap they insist on making.

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