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PlayStation Blog; 20 PS3 Exclusives That Can't Be Missed

Maybe you aren't fully checked out on all the PlayStation 3 exclusives scheduled for 2011. Maybe you'd like a list of the top 20, with brief descriptions for each...you know, so you can get your purchase plans in order.

The PlayStation Blog has posted up a list of 20 PlayStation 3 exclusives for this year, and that includes downloadable titles for the PlayStation Network (Journey tops our PSN "most anticipated" list) and PlayStation Move Heroes (check our new preview). Obviously, big-name games like Killzone 3, inFamous 2, Resistance 3, LittleBigPlanet 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception are there; these should be gigantic for Sony and the PS3. It's also interesting to see those Ar Tonelico titles, along with the likes of Hyperdimension Neptunia; the JRPG genre on consoles has dropped off significantly this generation, but these experiences should open the eyes of fans of the sub-genre. Lastly, for the more artistic-minded, we can't overlook the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection and The Last Guardian. You may also notice how many of the upcoming titles support both 3D and Move; Sony is really supporting both technologies. There appears to be something for everyone, doesn't there?

The only loser in this scenario is the wallet. Maybe you'll have to sacrifice getting that new car, or something.

Tags: ps3 exclusives 2011, playstation 3 games, 2011 games

1/10/2011 8:40:58 PM Ben Dutka

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AshT
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 9:24:18 PM
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seems like the best year for PS3 is 2011

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ValdiPS3
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 2:59:33 AM

i think its become a double edge sword now, its a great year and worst in the same time for sony, the new ps3 bug(private key leaked) is a incrible awful news both for sony and for gamers.
worries me because legitimate consumers could be cought in the crossed fire, and don't even talk about the dev's, people that work need to be paid, its difficult for people to undestand this?

sorry i dont know if it can be talked here, i am not a forum guy myself.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:42:29 AM

I firmly believe that the threat of piracy is greatly exaggerated. At least for the PS3 as it stands now. The PS3 has already built up far too much momentum for piracy to be anything more than a minor annoyance at most.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 10:05:30 AM

@looking glass.
o_O
with a hude ps3 fan base it means if piracy does succeed a huge number of people could use the piracy. i would say benefit but im not sure it is a benefit.
but either way, more people able to pirate, means its a bigger problem. thats just logical. so if a good pirate thing comes onto the ps3 it'll be a big problem for sony otherwise, just like xboxers, some would turn to piracy.
i wouldn't because i wouldnt wanna eff up my 300 quid machine, but there are some people who think its worth it.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 10:54:36 AM

@Zorigo

You're missing point. Just because it COULD become a serious problem doesn't mean that it WILL. And I seriously doubt that it will. Pirates are in all likelihood going to constitute only a tiny minority of the PS3's user base. Not nearly enough to cause any serious problems.

The PS3 platform is packed with millions of loyal fans who support their developers and would never pirate a game. On top of that the PS3 is also making steady penetration into the casual market with the Playstation Move, it's increasingly strong and diverse software library, and of course the growing popularity of Blu Ray. So the legitimate user base of the console is only going to get bigger.

And yes, piracy has been rampant on the Xbox platform for years. But the platform is thriving regardless. And there is no real reason to believe that things will be any different for the PS3.

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spiderboi
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 1:20:30 PM

A problem indeed. I went to a certain mall here, and 90% of them were offering normal PS3's and Jailbreak PS3's, even without me asking!

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 2:30:20 PM

@spiderboi

Even if what you say is true it's highly unlikely that it will become a serious problem for Sony for a number of reasons.

However, even so that still does sound like a rather annoying development. If Sony isn't already aware of it they should certainly be made aware ASAP.

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 8:13:35 PM

Double edge sword indeed, in that Sony are being so successful at the moment regarding all these great titles, people tempted to want them all may actually resort to piracy, simply because they can't afford all of them... a victim of their own success, Sony?... possibly.

No doubts that the xBots... oohhh, haven't said that in a few months, will be a little green with envy this year I would say... if they aren't... then I am sorry, they are not true gamers... just wanna bees...

Just to mention, I have gone into this deeply I have to say, the "FailOverFlow" team that tore the PS3 security to shreds blatantly stated that Sony HQ made critical mistakes with the way their random key generator works... in short, in doesn't, and it was a fundamental mistake made by Sony's (and IBM's) cryptology security team... It has kept the console safe... but sadly, not anymore... as anything can now be decrypted and changed, that includes the "EBOOTS" and any Sony FIRMWARE that is released... therefore whatever Sony releases can be decrypted and changed...

It is a disaster in some ways, but can I say this... and I know it may be terrible for some to hear this, but it does accelerate PS4 development, and frankly, whilst the PS3 can still do quite a bit today, compared to cutting edge PC technology it is loosing ground quickly.

In fact many PC owners I talk to lament consoles saying that because console technology falls away relatively quickly after its initial release, they receive "sub standard" iterations of multi-platform titles. The shooters are a good example, where polygon counts could be so much higher for PC's, and yet they suffer at the hands of "dumbed" down multi-plat console conversions.

Some titles differ in quality... "Battlefield 2" looked superb on the PC, when you realise the amount of AA and texture detail you can have compared to the console versions you suddenly realise the age of the consoles. So does a game like "Dirt 2" for example. Some of the multi-platform engines can scale, and scale rather well to use the extra graphical horse power PC's have... but it is still a "compromise" of sorts.

Granted both Xbox and PS3 have some tricks up their sleeves, they can make games looked smoother and better if developed exclusively for as developers can ring the necks out of them... but that advantage can only go so far today...

We will see the best of the PS3 this year... but 2012 and 2013 may be very different... what then!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Looking Glass
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 7:10:25 AM

@Qubex

"May" being the key word here. As I said before, just because it COULD become a serious problem doesn't mean that it WILL. And I doubt that it will for a number of reasons. Fan loyalty only being one.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:00:15 PM
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Hey those RPGs look good, is that new Ar Tonelico the same as Ar Tonelico 3?.

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AnonWTF
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:41:03 PM

Nice avatar =D

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:31:22 AM

Thanks Chief.

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Kevadu
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 2:06:51 AM

Yes, it's Ar Tonelico 3. They didn't call it that in the West because they wanted to try to appeal to new fans and not make them think they had to play the first two games, or something.

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crunchy_nut_kid
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 8:31:52 AM

no more RPG talk!! im tired FFXIII and fable2!!
bring on duke nukem forever and i'll be happy

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coverton341
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 11:09:26 AM

You do realise Fable 3 is a WRPG and FFXIII is....well if you're complaining about being tired of RPGs because of those two games any explanation of the differences between WRPG and JRPG are for naught so nevermind.

Sorry, Fable 2....wow...

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Nickjcal
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:14:27 PM
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Cant wait for Killzone 3. Its gnna kick off the best year ever!

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TheCrazyMerc
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:47:49 PM
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Oh gawd! I am so broke after this year!

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Snaaaake
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:58:32 PM
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Nice list but imo, FAILED!!
Why?!?!
BECAUSE DISGAEA 4 ISN'T ON THE LIST!!

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Kevadu
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 2:09:05 AM

Well, Disgaea 4 doesn't even have a Japanese release date yet as far as I know. I wouldn't be too surprised if it doesn't come until 2012 here.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:00:22 AM

@Kevadu

Actually, Disgaea 4 does have a Japanese release date. It's Feb 24.

And NISA is aiming for a mid 2011 release window for the NA version of the game.

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kraygen
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:00:22 PM
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They didn't list white knight chronicles 2, oh please let that come out soon.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 7:45:46 AM

That's what i was thinking. But considering a few others aren't on the list that are coming out in '11, i think there's still hope.

Strange the blog would ignore that one if it is coming out....maybe, because there has been no announcement, they can't speak of it yet.

Also bummed Ni No Kuni isn't on the list. Still, same rules apply.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 10:38:10 AM

Don't worry too much. Even though it hasn't been officially announced a localization of WKC 2 is a strong possibility and there is some reasonably strong evidence to back it up.

As for Ni no Kuni, I don't see why they wouldn't localize that. Studio Ghibli does have many fans in the west.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:41:48 PM

They're both being localised as mentioned by the head of Level 5 himself. They just haven't announced it via press release hence no reports.

Im just questioning when they will arrive, i believe Level 5 will put WKC2 out this year and Ni No Kuni in '12.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:14:33 PM

They're adding 7 more games to the list due to comments. WKC2 was mentioned a lot over there, it has to be one of them.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 6:52:57 PM

@Lotusflow3r

How interesting. You seem to be rather well informed.

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Alienange
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:12:49 PM
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Can we consider that a confirmation that The Last Guardian is coming out this year?

That list is golden if it is.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 10:59:11 AM

Team ICO is definitely aiming for a late 2011 release. That much has been verified. With any luck they will succeed.

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mexgeo86
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:21:30 PM
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It's a great list overall. Makes me wonder what they'll have in store for E3. Agent? FFVXIII? Let the backlog begin.

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AnonWTF
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:41:36 PM
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We all could just get on that corner to make some extra bucks =/

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sonic1899
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:43:58 PM
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You know what, this list brings something to mind... I noticed something with some of the users of this site. There's been plenty of users disappointed with the lack of jrpgs for the PS3 this gen. But whenever it comes to listing titles of upcoming games in posts, those same users don't mention ANY jrpgs as games they're looking forwards. I don't think I ever saw anyone listing Ar Tonelico 3, Hyperdimension Neptunia, or Disgaea 4. Why is that? :/

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:35:48 AM

Probably because the only JRPGs that are in the pipeline are the really niche ones that only certain people can get into such as Atelier Rorona or Trinity Universe or Disgaea.

Most fans of JRPGs like the accessible middle ground like Final Fantasy, Suikoden, Xenosaga, Chrono series, stuff like that. And none of those great series are on the horizon. But Ar Tolenico is closer to that and yes I have made reference to it on here a number of times.

If they announced Suikoden VI or Legend of Dragoon II, or a good Final Fantasy, this place would riot in the streets with happiness.

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Kevadu
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 2:11:08 AM

I, for one, am excited about Ar Tonelico. Excited enough that I already own it in Japanese but I'll happily buy it again.

Neptunia, on the other hand, looks like another Idea Factory pile of crap. Pass.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:05:53 AM

@Kevadu

"Looks like" being the key expression here. Let's hold off on passing judgement until the game actually get released here. And I've also heard that the recently released english trailer for the game doesn't do a particularly good job of representing it. I've heard that the game is actually quite dialogue and character driven. And I for one am very curious about it.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 7:47:41 AM

Kind of agree.

WKC, Ni No Kuni or Project Dark are shaping up to be the most appealing Jrpgs this gen with Ni No Kuni looking to be one of the best ever in fact.

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Jawknee
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:49:30 PM
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The PS3 has no games. :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:36:35 AM

That one system doesn't, can't remember the name though. Oh well, it is a non-relevant console now anyway.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 12:26:32 PM

It's not about games anymore. It's about selling/giving away zillions of webcams -..

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carl0975
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 11:49:57 PM
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Wow, I knew that quite a few exclusives were coming out this year, but 20!? I guess I'll have to get another job :P

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 1:34:03 AM
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If anyone is tight on cash and wants to get the most games for their buck, then just exhibit a little patience . Many newer hotter games last year could be had for far less than they launched for relatively soon after. For example, I ran across both GoW3 and SC: Conviction for $14.99--that's for both. Bayonetta has been $15-30. Split/Second was recently found, new, for $20. Enslaved could be had, new, for around $25. Darksiders for less than $15, FF13 has been $20-$30. I picked up ME2 months ago for $18. I'm sure I'll be able to grab Halo: Reach for under $30 before too much longer. All of those games were newer, higher rated, and mostly hotly anticipated.
Just be patient. Look for the deals. And you'll get a more games for a lot less compared to those who drop around $60 to get it on release windows.

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ABUrabad
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 7:58:42 AM

Sure I will take with your advice , there is no way to be able to buy them all or even to to have time to play them all this year , Im still stuck at GT5 and I will be stuck at Uncharted 3 , Killzone 3 and Infamous 3 ,these 3 games I cant miss at all,This year going to be a very long year for me wait them

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Temjin001
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 9:09:46 AM

hehe, oh, and it's okay to ask for a full price game at birthday time ;)
Mine is within a few days of KZ3's release =D

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Shams
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 9:01:15 PM

That's what I do, Sensei Temjin, except for Sony exclusives and other AAA titles. That's my diminutive way of encouraging excellence.

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A2K78
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 1:56:06 AM
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The only thing on that list that really interest me is the ICO/SOTC collection; aside from that the rest is passable though I'm cautiously looking at The Last Guardian which I'll most likely buy used.

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PharaohJR
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 3:31:32 AM
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SMH this is unbelievable. if 2011 isnt the year we get fiscal numbers showing ps3 out sells the x360 then mankind is lost....... i gotta take that back i forgot theres sex games being developed for x360 kinect smh. this world is getting scary.

20 exclusives.....
im still stuck on 1 from late 2010.

(of topic) did anybody see the movie Gamer? is it me or are the old futuristic movies coming to life......

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mehrab2603
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 4:10:06 AM
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only 6 out of those 20 interest me.still it's good to see so many exclusives coming out

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tridon
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:00:45 AM
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God, I hope The Last Guardian stays on schedule for this year. That is truly the only game that really, really matters to me in 2011.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:37:44 AM
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For the record, there is also another PS3 exclusive coming in 2011 that the list doesn't mention in addition to Disgaea 4. It's Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll. It's a hack and slash action RPG similar in gameplay to the Dynasty Warriors series from what I understand.

It's scheduled for release on February 8.

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Sir Dan
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 7:03:48 AM
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Wow this is shaping up to be an historic Sony Playstation year. In the future, 2011 will be spoken about in reverential hushed tones by old and grizzled gamers to their grand kids in front of crackling fireplaces as they lay wide eyed on the floor, mouths agape.

"Tell us again, Grandpa! Tell us about the year Playstation 3 put it all out of reach for the competition!"

Sure Timmy. You bet.

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Ar_tonelico
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 8:49:07 AM
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From the list i'm definitely getting Ar tonelico Qoga and Hyperdimension Neptunia even if I have both their Japanese versions. Then there's Disgaea 4, Atelier Totori, and other ones as well that PS3 has already won 2011 for best exclusives.

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 9:51:10 AM

With regard to Atelier Totori, I assume you're referring to the original Japanese version. To the best of my knowledge a localization has not officially been announced.

Although frankly I don't see why it wouldn't eventually be localized. Atelier Rorona has done well in the west in terms of sales after all.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 4:09:52 PM
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Wow, what a list! Has ANYONE been left out?

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 4:27:25 PM

Disgaea fans, maybe?

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 9:12:23 PM

lol, well, I actually doubt that it will not show up considering there will be a few additional games to be added to the list, but if Disgaea fans are only interested in Disgaea and nothing else, such a list is neither really aimed at them nor are the deserving of the list anyways.

If you're only interested in one single title and are not open to anything else even within that title's genre, you need to expect to be 'disappointed'. But as far as I'm concerned, that's their own damn problem. ESPECIALLY with the quality of the lineup.

If you're a gamer or a PS3 fan period, you weren't left out.

My post was more getting at the fact that the list contains a broad range of game genres, styles, and most of which are at AAA calibre.

I mean, geeze, if I'm a fan of a particular series I can't be disappointed every year a game from that series isn't released...

EDIT: After re-reading the referenced list, it could also be possible that they picked what they anticipate to be the most popular or high end pics for the top 20 as I'm sure more than 20 exclusives will come out this year. Of course, what deserves to be top 20 is subjective, and if that IS what they did, I probably wouldn't agree with some that were left out.

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Danny007
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 5:32:21 PM
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I agree with the list, all 20 games look great.

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 12:04:18 PM
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The last guardian and ico shadow OTC collection plus uncharted3 are the only one I care about

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Robochic
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 6:14:28 PM
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Dear Wallet Fairy:

Please add more funds into my wallet when all these amazing games come out.. Oh and would like a slice of cheese cake and milk.

Thanks.

Amazing list damn !

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