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Vanzagar
08-04-09, 12:52 AM
Below is a list of games that are coming out, including the holiday blockbusters, and there's not one game on that list that I am really excited about, there must be something wrong with me or I'm getting old I guess... everything feels rehashed or reused or consolized...

I kind of would like to try Mafia 2 (although it's a sequel that just looks a bit better)... and L4D2, but this really feels like it should be an expansion pack not a whole new game... then there's Project Offset that didn't even make the list, yet that's probably the most intersting game out there, to me that is...

Can't say I've ever been this dis-interested in new game releases... ever... what's up with that...

Vanz

ps. There's a few I don't know anything about, I hope those pack some punch...

"Confirmed" 2009
Wolfenstein (PC, 360, PS3) - 08/18/09
Professor Layton 2 (DS) - 08/24/09
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC, 360, PS3) - 08/25/09
Section 8 (PC, 360) - 08/25/09
Mini Ninjas (PC, 360, PS3) - 09/01/09
Guitar Hero 5 (360, PS3, Wii) - 09/01/09
Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) - 09/01/09
Wet (360, PS3) - 09/08/09
Dirt 2 (360, PS3) - 09/08/09
Majesty 2 (PC) - 09/08/09
Beatles: Rock Band (360, PS3, Wii) - 09/09/09
Need for Speed: Shift (PC, 360, PS3, Wii) - 09/15/09
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, PS3, Wii) - 09/15/09
Scribblenauts (DS) - 09/15/09
Halo 3: ODST (360) - 09/22/09
Resident Evil 5 (PC) - 09/29/09
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PSP) - 09/29/09
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) - 09/29/09
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) - 10/01/09
Borderlands (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/01/09
Gran Turismo PSP (PSP) - 10/01/09
Alpha Protocal (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/06/09
Tony Hawk: Ride (360, PS3) - 10/13/09
Brutal Legend (360, PS3) - 10/13/09
Blur (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/20/09
Dragon Age: Origins (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/20/09
Forza 3 (360) - 10/27/09
Tekken 6 (360, PS3) - 10/27/09
DJ Hero (360, PS3, Wii) - 10/27/09
Rachet & Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3) - 10/27/09
Rock Band: LEGO (360, PS3, Wii) - 11/02/09
Modern Warfare 2 (PC, 360, PS3) - 11/10/09
Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, 360) - 11/17/09
Assassin's Creed 2 (360, PS3) - 11/17/09
Band Hero (360, PS3, Wii) - 11/17/09
LittleBigPlanet (PSP) - 11/17/09
Dante's Inferno (360, PS3) - 12/01/09
Saboteur (PC, 360, PS3) - 12/08/09

Unkown
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Starcraft 2

Confirmed 2010
Mass Effect 2 / Battlefield Bad Company 2 / Army of Two: 40th Day / LEGO Harry Potter / Bioshock 2 / Bayonetta / MAG / Aliens vs Predator / Mafia 2 / No More Heroes 2 / Singularity / Gran Turismo 5 / Ruse / Heavy Rain / White Knight Chronicles / Lost Planet 2 / Split Second / Supreme Commander 2 / Dead Rising 2 / God of War 3 / Brink / Fallout: New Vegas / Final Fantasy 13 / Metroid: Other M / Just Cause 2 / Dark Void / Red Steel 2 / Splinter Cell: Conviction / Red Dead Redemption

NarcissistZero
08-04-09, 12:55 AM
Dunno, I'm super excited for a bunch of games coming this Fall and early 2010... many of the games on that list are blockbusters for me.

It's all subjective though, man.

Vanzagar
08-04-09, 01:15 AM
Dunno, I'm super excited for a bunch of games coming this Fall and early 2010... many of the games on that list are blockbusters for me.

It's all subjective though, man.

can you list ur top3, maybe those are the ones I know nothing about...

jAkUp
08-04-09, 01:18 AM
BioShock 2 is in my top.

Splinter Cell Conviction, Shattered Horizon, Wolfenstein, Rage, Modern Warefare 2 are all games I am looking forward to.

Greg
08-04-09, 01:50 AM
I suggest you rediscover some of your old games. You might be surprised how much fun they will be. I'm not surprised at your disinterest in the latest games though. Publishers are hooked on Sequels, Sports, Licenses. Yawn. After a while all the candy tastes the same.

Capt. Picard
08-04-09, 02:04 AM
Why is Diablo 3 not on the 2010 list? :mad:

bob saget
08-04-09, 02:04 AM
I recently went through HL2 series again because i couldnt find copy of cod4 to play online. Also try playing/replaying bioshock and deadspace. Funnest games ever.

Mr. Hunt
08-04-09, 02:09 AM
Lol. Oh noes, teh gaemz r consoliced, bt eye want teh l4d2z.

CaptNKILL
08-04-09, 02:36 AM
I'm at least mildly interested in these, and pretty hyped about a few:



Section 8 (PC, 360) - 08/25/09
Borderlands (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/01/09
Alpha Protocol (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/06/09
Dragon Age: Origins (PC, 360, PS3) - 10/20/09
Modern Warfare 2 (PC, 360, PS3) - 11/10/09
Left 4 Dead 2 (PC, 360) - 11/17/09
Assassin's Creed 2 (360, PS3) - 11/17/09
Dante's Inferno (360, PS3) - 12/01/09
Saboteur (PC, 360, PS3) - 12/08/09


Confirmed 2010
Mass Effect 2
Bioshock 2
Aliens vs Predator
Split Second
Fallout: New Vegas

NarcissistZero
08-04-09, 03:15 AM
My list looks identical to Cap's, for the most part... at least 5 or 6 of those have the hair on the back of my neck standing up.

Muppet
08-04-09, 03:53 AM
Why is Diablo 3 not on the 2010 list? :mad:

Hell yeah. That should be awesome. That pretty much heads my list of upcoming games.

Rakeesh
08-04-09, 04:24 AM
Lol. Oh noes, teh gaemz r consoliced, bt eye want teh l4d2z.

Well I understand what he means by consolised. Basically a lot of the depth has been removed from the game in order to reach a more casual audience, and it makes the game a bit less interesting to your more traditional gamer.

This is invariably what happens with console games. The controls only offer a fraction of what a PC can do so the game has to be made more simple. Whether this is good or bad is ultimately up to the player to decide.

Rakeesh
08-04-09, 04:25 AM
BioShock 2 is in my top.

I was pretty disappointed with the original bioshock (the plasmids felt ultimately useless once you got past the "cool I can freeze/shock/burn this guy" part and made the game kinda feel like just another FPS, but the storyline and setting were good enough to make it kinda worthwhile) but the second one looks like it might be neat since it looks like they are going to make the plasmids a bit more integral to how you use your currently selected weapon, so it may be a nice change from the traditional FPS as of late.

The game I am probably looking forward to the most is starcraft 2. Overall most FPS games are just looking like more of the same lately, and some RTS games like supreme commander I just can't stand (ultimately the story comes down to a chess match between two people controlling a bunch of robots - bleh, whatever happened to the gory days of people dying for their noble general?)

Badboy_12345
08-04-09, 05:43 AM
You're not interested in Brutal Legend?
You are dead inside :bleh:

NarcissistZero
08-04-09, 05:48 AM
Well I understand what he means by consolised. Basically a lot of the depth has been removed from the game in order to reach a more casual audience, and it makes the game a bit less interesting to your more traditional gamer.

This is invariably what happens with console games. The controls only offer a fraction of what a PC can do so the game has to be made more simple. Whether this is good or bad is ultimately up to the player to decide.

"Consolizing" is a technical thing... 16:9 ratio, blurry textures, limited area... things like that are console-influenced.

The general dumbing down of games and such is mainstreaming, which would happen no matter what the hardware involved was, due to simply having a growing game market.

NarcissistZero
08-04-09, 05:48 AM
You're not interested in Brutal Legend?
You are dead inside :bleh:

Not on PC.

Ywap
08-04-09, 07:48 AM
Call of Jaurez: Bound in Blood was a huge disappointment to me. Simple and over-scripted Call of Duty style gameplay with endless respawning enemies until reaching trigger point + recharging health seem to be what people like nowdays. Seeing how consolizied and dumbed down most games are today paints a pretty ugly picture of the gaming future :(

Destroy
08-04-09, 08:38 AM
Well I understand what he means by consolised. Basically a lot of the depth has been removed from the game in order to reach a more casual audience, and it makes the game a bit less interesting to your more traditional gamer.

This is invariably what happens with console games. The controls only offer a fraction of what a PC can do so the game has to be made more simple. Whether this is good or bad is ultimately up to the player to decide.

Call of Jaurez: Bound in Blood was a huge disappointment to me. Simple and over-scripted Call of Duty style gameplay with endless respawning enemies until reaching trigger point + recharging health seem to be what people like nowdays. Seeing how consolizied and dumbed down most games are today paints a pretty ugly picture of the gaming future :(


This. Seems required thought process has been purposely removed from most games nowadays.

Logical
08-04-09, 09:14 AM
Modern Warfare 2
Bioshock 2
Dark void
Alan Wake
Just cause 2
Section 8
PES 2010
Diablo 2
Mass Effect 2
Aion
Singularity
Dirt 2
NFS: Shift
Batman Arkham asylum
The Old Republic

Just to name a few off the top of my head...

PC gaming is at a prime imo...now not only do we get the PC exclusive RPG's, the odd FPS and Sims that we did 5 years ago, but we get a lot of console ports...some awesome and a few not worthy. Either way as a PC gamer its a win win situation.

:)

grey_1
08-04-09, 09:22 AM
Below is a list of games that are coming out, including the holiday blockbusters, and there's not one game on that list that I am really excited about, there must be something wrong with me or I'm getting old I guess... everything feels rehashed or reused or consolized...

I kind of would like to try Mafia 2 (although it's a sequel that just looks a bit better)... and L4D2, but this really feels like it should be an expansion pack not a whole new game... then there's Project Offset that didn't even make the list, yet that's probably the most intersting game out there, to me that is...

Can't say I've ever been this dis-interested in new game releases... ever... what's up with that...

Vanz



I know how you feel. The only upcoming games I'm even a little excited about are L4D2 and AVP. There's others I'm sure I would enjoy, but no "must haves". I mentioned parting out my gaming rig to my wife the other day and just grabbing a decent laptop, that didn't go over very well :lol:

I still haven't decided. I need something really innovative to rekindle the interest or I may be done.

stereod
08-04-09, 09:34 AM
I'm losing interest in gaming too, don't really know why. Maybe it's because I'm getting older or maybe because everything feels like it's been done numerous times before.

Recently there have been only three games that really exited and hooked me just like in the good old days - Mass Effect, Portal and The Witcher.
And now looking at the upcoming games I'm only interested in Rage and Mass Effect 2.

VISTREL
08-04-09, 11:58 AM
I think gaming is pretty much dead for me...

Think positive. Now you'll have time for gym, clubs, camping, socializing, women (if you're single).

kuddles
08-04-09, 01:54 PM
It's possible you're just burned out and need to take a break from the hobby for a while. Lots of people have that experience, myself included. Getting worked up about it and/or trying to force yourself to enjoy it is just going to exacerbate the problem.

Personally, I'm in the opposite boat. As someone who has been gaming off and on since the mid-80s, I don't think I've been more overwhelmed with titles I'm interested in then I have been over the past couple years.

Mr. Hunt
08-04-09, 02:13 PM
Well I understand what he means by consolised. Basically a lot of the depth has been removed from the game in order to reach a more casual audience, and it makes the game a bit less interesting to your more traditional gamer.

This is invariably what happens with console games. The controls only offer a fraction of what a PC can do so the game has to be made more simple. Whether this is good or bad is ultimately up to the player to decide.

The main thing I was laughing at is how he is complaining about consolized games, but yet wants to play L4D2, which is basically the most basic, and "consolized" game I have seen yet.

Toss3
08-04-09, 02:45 PM
The main thing I was laughing at is how he is complaining about consolized games, but yet wants to play L4D2, which is basically the most basic, and "consolized" game I have seen yet.

It at least is a bit different from most generic fps:s out there and isn't really "consolized" at all as the game is developed for PCs and then ported to consoles. The xbox360 version of L4D2 and the PC version are just set for a simultaneous release.