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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, 360, PS3)

Finally making the leap out of World War II, the latest Call of Duty wowed us with its incredibly detailed visuals, cool settings, awesome weaponry, and smart surprises. All that and an open beta heading to Xbox Live made this one of the most buzzed about games of E3 2007.

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LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

LBP left everyone intrigued when it was announced at GDC earlier this year, but E3 is where it really got to show off. The level design process is as easy and enjoyable-looking as we were hoping. Sony's goals are lofty, but they're making believers out of even the coldest cynics.

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Rock Band ( PS3, 360)

Whether you dream of smashing some drums or grasping the microphone while you sing your heart out, this Guitar Hero killer is gonna let you accomplish it. There's still that nagging cost issue to worry about, but can you really put a price tag... on your dreams?

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Mass Effect (360)

Mass Effect is one of those games that looks better every time it's showcased. A massive, open galaxy to explore, fast-paced sci-fi combat, and a plot epic enough to make Star Wars blush -- what's not to love! Best of all, we found out at E3 that the game will arrive this November.

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Fallout 3 (PS3, 360, PC)

Let the hardcore fanboys whine. Personally, we're psyched for what we've seen so far of Bethesda's take on the Fallout franchise. Beautiful graphics and a return of the amazing setting the series is known for is sure to equal a hit. This had a lot of us buzzing at the show.

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Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

Gamers might get bitter over Nintendo's new-found success with the mainstream, but not all is lost. They're still pumping out some amazing-looking games in the franchises we love. E3 brought us new levels plus the first ever look at the bumble bee suit powerup.

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Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

Any Zelda game is going to draw attention to itself, but Phantom Hourglass is especially notable as a continuation of the Gamecube's Zelda: Wind Waker and as the first title in the series to use special DS touch screen controls. Don't be shocked if this game ends up being a must-buy.

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Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

New Wii-mote controls seem to be turning this into the most shooter-y Metroid Prime game yet, but those aren't the only changes in store. With more worlds to explore and a lessened emphasis on the series mainstay of backtracking, Retro Studios has fans very curious.

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Halo 3 (360)

What more can be said about Halo 3? Regardless of the hype, the game's going to sell millions, but thankfully it's looking like it will actually be worth it. The video at Microsoft's press conference wasn't that hot, but our hands-on time had the game faring much better.

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Burnout Paradise (360, PS3)

EA is well-known for iteration, so the racing revolution that Burnout Paradise presents was a pleasant surprise. The game sports an ambitious persistent online world and open-ended gameplay where any road, intersection, or traffic jam could be the start of your next race.

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Heavenly Sword (PS3)

In an effort to kill that tired "Goddess of War" moniker, Sony finally opened the floodgates on Heavenly Sword at E3, revealing varied gameplay that utilized a second playable character (Kai) and sharp tilt controls. Heavenly stuff, indeed.

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Bioshock (360, PC)

Some consider Bioshock to be the kind of game that critics love and mainstream gamers ignore (ala The Chronicles of Riddick). Our minds are still being melted by this stunning, experimental shooter; with luck, yours will be too when it ships next month.

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God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

For all the worries about the limited control scheme and lower tech of the PSP, one thing is abundantly clear after playing Chains of Olympus: this is a God of War experience, through and through. And that is a very good thing. It looks great and plays just as good.

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Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)

Tools of Destruction brings the series back to its platforming origins in this gorgeous new iteration, featuring hilarious new weapons (Groovitron!), worthwhile motion controls, and Clank-centric segments that have us counting the days until release.

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Crysis (PC)

Long revered for its visuals, Crysis came alive at E3 with a wide-open demo that allowed us to jack boats and make use of the nanosuit's myriad abilities. Luckily, Crysis is not just a pretty face, packing both narrative and variability in its campaign.

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Half-Life 2: Orange Box (PS3, PC, 360)

The Orange Box may represent the best deal in gaming, and Valve used E3 to show off more of its five-pack, including new looks at Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Team Fortress 2, and Portal, a first-person puzzle adventure that's an absolute blast.

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Everyday Shooter (PS3)

Jonathan Mak's one-man project, Everyday Shooter, came out of left field to trip us up with its quirky combination of Rez-like visuals (running in 1080p, no less) and music and gameplay reminiscent of Geometry Wars. Score one for the PlayStation Network.

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Killzone 2 (PS3)

After all of the hoopla over the pre-rendered target video shown in 2005, Guerilla finally showed off in-game footage of Killzone 2 at E3. And while it didn't quite match the CG stuff, it was pretty darn close -- certainly enough to get us really excited.

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SKATE (360, PS3)

Tony Hawk has ruled the genre unopposed since 1999, but EA's Skate may finally give the Birdman a run for his money. Hawk fanatics may struggle at first with the analog controls, but actually nailing tricks in Skate is an incredibly rewarding experience.

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)

Naughty Dog's foray into gritty realism looks better every time we see it. The E3 demo of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune opened up a pair of new areas, exposing the really cool acrobatic aspects of the game and showing off freshly-implemented tweaks.

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There are 6 PS3 exclusives on this list compare to 3 360 exclusives & 2 Wii exclusives.
woot Burnout Paradise is on there, it's much better than NFS
 

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I think overall, out of all awards given by all the reviewers put together, LBP was the overall winner of E3.
 
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not bad, sony did good. As i would of thought the wii only had 2 games on that list. the wii is already feeling the backlash of the hard core press and gamer
 
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can you give us the link to this...either way thanks for the info...i am a little surprised the amount of games on the ps3 vs the other system...coming from this site...
 

TH3JOK3R003

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[QUOTE="garyfitz, post: 0]He wussed out by not numbering the list! Or is the list in order of rank?[/quote]
it's not number or rank so i don't know
 

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[QUOTE="garyfitz, post: 0]He wussed out by not numbering the list! Or is the list in order of rank?[/QUOTE]

I don't see anything wrong with it. After all, it's not like all the games are coming out at the same time so what's the point?
 

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I don't get all of the hype about LBP I don't see what will be soo good about it, but I will still end up buying it because it does look fun. But I think the best looking game was GT5 and the other would be KZ2!
 

GunTeng

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The big deal about LBP is the physics engine.
It provides such interactivity yet seen on any game.

The characters are also a big selling point as they look like the comic characters from an anime.lol.
 

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[QUOTE="Lefein, post: 0]I don't see anything wrong with it. After all, it's not like all the games are coming out at the same time so what's the point?[/quote]

I'm not complaing. Just saying, that some of the "Best of E3" lists on other sites infuriated PS3 fans here because in their top 4/5 lists, there were no PS3 titles. Yet because this guy decides to pick 20 titles(and includes 3/4 PS3 games), yee praise him. I guarantee you that in the other sites Best of E3 lists, the ones that didnt include any PS3 titles in their top 4/5, would of included lots of PS3 games in their top 20's if they had to pick a list of 20.

He wussed out and tryed to appease everyone by picking such a broad and general list. I'm not moaning, just saying yee shouldnt appreciate the mans article like it's better than IGN's Best of E3 list for example.
 

GunTeng

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IGN's contradicted themselves with their lists. That is the main reason people gave them so much grief over it. If you read the thread, then you would know this.


For example...Best PS3 game= Game B, and in 3rd place Game A.

Best overall game= Game A. Game B not even mentioned on the list.

Tell me how that makes sense to you or has any semblence of accuracy or truth.
 

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[QUOTE="GunTeng, post: 0]The big deal about LBP is the physics engine.
It provides such interactivity yet seen on any game.

The characters are also a big selling point as they look like the comic characters from an anime.lol.[/quote]
I see, would this game be one that cannot be played on the 360?
 

GunTeng

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Storage would not be a problem, but thats as far as I would go.

Im not a dev & I dont know what is required to play this game, so Im not going to jump to conclusions.

But, considering the topic of the thread, I dont see where you are going with this?
 

Rynoboy

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[QUOTE="GunTeng, post: 0]Storage would not be a problem, but thats as far as I would go.

Im not a dev & I dont know what is required to play this game, so Im not going to jump to conclusions.

But, considering the topic of the thread, I dont see where you are going with this?[/quote]
I am going nowhere I just want more things to tell my 360 fanboyish friends and telll them how much the PS3 is better
 
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[QUOTE="Rynoboy, post: 0]I am going nowhere I just want more things to tell my 360 fanboyish friends and telll them how much the PS3 is better[/quote]

Did you read this one back to yourself?
 

GunTeng

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Well...its reliable.
Free online with just as good online game play respective of the games.
Its well worth the money for the hardware.

It all depends on what you are looking for and your personal opinion.
So, there really no answer that would shut up a 360 fanboy.

All the tech specs that we know have been argued to death, so if you want to use those...go for it. But I doubt it would do you any good.
Let the games and the console prove themselves over the next year and after.
Ignore ports because they are not specifically coded to maximise their use on the PS3.

Other than that, all you can do is compare the prices of the PS3 against the 360 & all its addons needed. That will solve the price issue.
You could also mention that HD-DVD is in the recycling bin and there will be very little HD movies for the 360 unless they switch to BR. Of course, they will answer, they dont care for HD movies or HD-DVD will not die.
But unless MS go with a BR addon, then 360 owners will have to buy a BR stand-alone player for HD movies.

As for games...you will have to wait to see how it turns out.
Personally, I wonder why GeOW was so limited & short, and why there is no enviromental destruction on ArmyOfTwo. Then you consider the AOT dev asking if you would rather have 30 enemies & no environ=mental destruction, or 3 enemies with enviromental destruction.
This highlights either console limitations or storage limitations. Yes, ArmyOfTwo (AOT) is out for the PS3, but it is designed as multiplatform & will cater to the lowest denominator.
But Im sure you can figure the rest of that out yourself. It could be just storage issues, in which case the PS3 does surpass the 360 with BR.

If its the console..well, it could be a tie. But as of yet, that is impossible for us to tell. You will need to wait a while to find out.

All my opinion & willing to accept errors in judgement..lol.;)