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Top 5 – Xbox 360 (Console) Exclusives

Last week we saw the best exclusive games that the Playstation 3 has to offer, so now it’s time to see if Microsoft can match Sony with it’s exclusive titles. While some of these games are also available on the PC/Mac, if you want to play them on a console then the Xbox 360 is the platform to own.

These Are The Top Five PS3 Exclusives

by Joseph Garrett on July 11th, 2011, under PS3, Sony, Top 5, Video Thirst

The Playstaion 3 has an impressive lineup of exclusive titles. This is great for Playstaion 3 owners but made my life extremely difficult when I had to pick just 5 to include is this weeks top 5. I managed it though, so here is Games Thirst’s top 5 Playstation 3 exclusive games.

Sony Signs Exclusive Deal With Novarama, PS Vita To Be Main Focus

by Ernice Gilbert on June 29th, 2011, under Hot, News, PS Vita, Sony

Hot on the heels of the Kaz Hirai/Andrew House news earlier today, Sony’s announced that it’s signed an exclusive deal with developer Novarama Technology, which means the firm will only develop games for PS platforms, and as it stands now, said developer is heavily focused on bringing us PS Vita exclusives.

Xbox 360 Has More Exclusives Than PS3, Says Aaron Greenberg

by Ernice Gilbert on March 27th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, PS3, Sony, Xbox 360

Forget Uncharted, Killzone, inFamous, The Last Guardian, LittleBigPlanet, GT5, Heavy Rain – and all the other countless PS3 exclusive games. Just forget them because according to Xbox 360 front man Aaron Greenberg, that’s just a small number compared to the sheer amount of exclusives that are on the 360.

Yes indeed, that’s what he said.

Here’s Microsoft’s 2011 Lineup For Xbox 360

by Ernice Gilbert on February 25th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News

Via a press release, Microsoft has slung out what it calls its “blockbuster line-up” from spring and beyond. So, are these the massive, big-hitting games Redmond’s been talking about?

Find out past the break.

Microsoft: 2011 Will Be An “Incredible Year” For The Hardcore On Xbox 360

by Ernice Gilbert on February 24th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News

Microsoft is in San Fransisco holding its annual Xbox event, a venue the software firm usually unveil its biggest 360 offerings. So far, all we’ve heard come out of the show that’s been significant, is the release date of Gears of War 3, and the game’s multiplayer beta that’s happening mid-April. But senior producer of Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business, Kevin Unangst, has said the hardcore crowd shouldn’t be worried, as 2011 will be “an incredible year” for hardcore gamers on Xbox 360.

Sony’s New Slogan: “Only On PlayStation”

by Ernice Gilbert on February 24th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Last year, what you would mostly hear coming from Sony executives concerning its PlayStation brand was “It Only Does Everything”, as the company tried hard to highlight the power and prowess of the PS3 as the only machine that can play Blu-ray movies and video games at the same time, amongst other things. That was a great move because they were trying to sell hardware.

But this year, boasting the most impressive first-party lineup the industry’s ever seen, Sony’s changed its focused to promoting software, ushering in a new round of advertising, and yes, a new slogan: “Only On PlayStation”.

Sony Not Pursuing Third Party Exclusives, But Rather “Exclusive Parts” Of Third Party Games

by Ernice Gilbert on February 18th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Sony’s had great relationships with third party developers ranging from PSone days, all the way to this current generation. But things have changed overtime, with the arrival of Microsoft into the mix, competition has become stiff – especially with the Xbox 360 leading install base between the two at the moment. So the question was posed to Scott McCarthy, senior brand manager for Sony’s MLB: The Show, whether Sony was still pursuing exclusives from third party developers. McCarthy’s answer was rather clever.

Sony Unveils PlayStation Network Gamers Choice Awards

by Ernice Gilbert on February 16th, 2011, under News, Sony

Sony’s unveiled a rather neat new feature for its PSN, one that allows gamers to vote for games in various categories, ranging from best PS3 downloadable game to best PlayStation Network exclusive game.

Sony Shows Off Its 2011 Exclusive Lineup

by Ernice Gilbert on January 10th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

Hey, if you’ve got something to brag about, go right ahead and brag about it. Let the world know you’re a winner, that you’ve made it to and through college, that you married the woman of your dreams, that you’ve beaten Uncharted 2 without dying. That you’re virgin.

Um… Yeah.

Sony’s bragging today, putting up a list on the US PS Blog showing off its 2011 exclusive games lineup.

I’m impressed and so will you after hitting the link.

The Analysts Agree: PS3 2011 Exclusive Games Lineup Is One Of The Best In History

by Ernice Gilbert on January 6th, 2011, under Hot, News, Sony

You could say 2010 was a decent year for Sony. The company released a decent amount of exclusive content, from Heavy Rain to Gran Turismo 5, and of course, God of War 3. In the latter portion of 2010, though, Sony’s focus was laser-set on its new motion control peripheral, PS Move. And that venture’s proving to be extremely successful in the light of latest sales number the hardware giant released.

So you can say the end of 2010 wasn’t big for Sony on the exclusive games front, save GT5. But when you look into 2011, the sheer amount of content that’s getting ready to overload PS3 owners is simply mind blowing.

The analysts agree.

Drake Kicks Snake To The Curb, Becomes Most Popular Hero On PS3

by Ernice Gilbert on December 11th, 2010, under Article, Hot, Naughty Dog, Sony

He used to be untouchable, Snake was. From the PSone all the way to the PlayStation 3, Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake has held the “king of PlayStation” title with no other character even giving him stiff competition. All was fine, Kojima Productions thought, and after the fourth installment released on the PS3, Hideo Kojima’s resolve became even stronger.

The game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots, went on to sell well over 4 million units worldwide, and with that helping move PS3 hardware, something not many games can boast. But there was a little franchise in the making that none was paying close attention to, one who’s main protagonist was a little known character of a little known game. That was then.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves changed everything. Catch our review here. It became the PS3′s fastest selling exclusive title, beating out the popular stealth-action franchise for number one spot, and has since then managed to garner such a impeccable record that Snake’s now’s reeling in Drake’s dust.

New Resistance 3 Screens Land Ahead Of VGAs, We’ve Seen Most Already

by Ernice Gilbert on December 7th, 2010, under Hot, Insomniac Games, News, Sony

Just ahead of Resistance 3′s Video Game Awards big unveiling, the US PS Blog’s gone live with some shots that look rather awesome.

Stop Denying; You Know You Want These Four Xbox 360 Exclusives

by Ernice Gilbert on October 31st, 2010, under Article, Microsoft

It only does everything claims Sony, speaking of the PS3. The system can handle Blu-Ray movies, holds up to 50GB, is more powerful than any other box on the market today, and renders in beautiful 1080p, not to mention complete stereoscopic 3D. Most importantly, however, the console is home to more blockbuster exclusive titles than the Xbox 360 and Wii combined. That’s big.

So don’t be surprised if you’re Xbox 360 owner and witness, on a constant basis, your PS3 owning friends talking up their system of choice to the heavens – because they will. As if to say, “my console’s better than yours”, you’ll hear them chat incessantly about upcoming games like Killzone 3, the yet unannounced Uncharted 3, Sucker Punch’s inFamous 2, PD’s Gran Turismo 5, MM’s LittleBigPlanet 2 and SCEJ’s The Last Guardian amongst others.

They will. And although in all honesty the Xbox 360′s arsenal’s not as vast as that of the PS3, there are a few award-winning, bestselling titles that only can be found on said console that PS3 loyalists want terribly. They want them so bad it’s gotten to a point that anytime those games are mentioned, negativity jumps out of them.

It’s like a girl who wants a guy but the only way she knows to show it is by acting like she hate his guts; when on the inside, she’s burning with love. So too, are the PS3 owners whenever these four games are mentioned.

For Sony, New IPs Define Its Success

by Ernice Gilbert on August 28th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

We’re having this conversation even now. How important are exclusive, new IPs to the success of a console?

For Sony, it’s the way to go, a way that will lead the giant on a level all its own.