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Gamescom 2010: Our Top 10 Games of The Show
Gamescom 2010: Our Top 10 Games of The Show
Written Sunday, August 22, 2010 By Dan Webb & Lee Abrahams

With Gamescom now officially over, it’s time for us once again to lock ourselves in a hotel room and thrash out this year’s Top 10 Games of the Show, which incidentally is how we spent most of our day. With so much talent on offer, whittling it down to 10 was quite a challenge, but as always, copious amounts of laughing gas, a fight to the death with some oversized novelty mallets and 7 bags of Haribo, and we managed to settle on our 10.

While some of them are expected to feature, the list isn’t without its surprises and whether you like racers, shooters, action-adventure titles or even downloadable strategy games, you should add all these to your radars right now.

In alphabetical order, let us present to you our Top 10 Games of Gamescom 2010:

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

We were big fans of Assassin’s Creed 2. So much so that we only went and gave it our Game of the Year award in 2009.

With Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood slipping out under a year later, there were questions whether it could build on its successful predecessor enough to warrant a purchase. While E3 was used as Ubisoft Montreal’s platform to unveil the franchise’s multiplayer debut, Gamescom 2010 looked to return to the franchise’s roots with a look at the much heralded single player.

We got a good look at Brotherhood’s new kill moves, its brotherhood recruitment and brotherhood management systems, as well as the improved Rome upgrade system. Simply put, it’s all shaping up to be rather marvellous.

BioShock Infinite

If we were to rank our Top 10 Games of the Show, Irrational Games’ latest BioShock  title would easily have taken home first place. BioShock Infinite - which is effectively our game of the show - wowed the press behind-closed-doors this year with the game’s debut showing.

Taking the action from the underwater fortress known as Rapture all the way to the skies, in a place Irrational Games are calling Columbia, our first look at BioShock Infinite caught us a little off guard. With it not coming out until 2012, the live demo not only looked polished and bloody gorgeous, but Irrational Games’ trademark attention to detail, as well as some highly surreal scenarios made the title one to remember.

Freaky. Dazzling. Surreal. Stunning. That is BioShock Infinite in a nutshell.

Bulletstorm

The People Can Fly developed Bulletstorm is as crazy as it sounds: an old-school shooter that places the focus on style and high scores. With it shipping out in February 2011, it would have been nice to go hands-on with a new level, you know, one we didn’t play at E3 - which incidentally we loved - but the short gameplay walkthrough - the same one that was shown at the EA press conference - was just enough to satisfy our bloodthirsty needs.

Revealing some of the game’s new pus-soaked enemies known as Burnouts, a new pulse shotgun called a Bone Duster that can reduce your foes to skeletons in a matter of seconds and with them teasing a new gigantic boss, it's safe to say that Bulletstorm took Germany by storm.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Treyarch’s Call of Duty games have always played second fiddle to Infinity Ward’s behemoth, but this year Treyarch are hoping to step out of Infinity Ward’s shadow, and for Activision, the timing couldn’t have been any better!

Admittedly, Black Ops is as Modern Warfare-esque as the franchise has ever been and from a gamer’s perspective, that’s good news. With some epic set-pieces and more explosions than a Michael Bay movie, it’s safe to say that Treyarch have opted to instil a bit of Hollywood into their latest revision.

Early signs for Black Ops is that it’s shaping up to be Treyarch’s best Call of Duty yet, and while that might not seem too hard, making this list alone is testement to its Gamescom showing.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution rightly took home our Game of the Show award at this year’s E3 and at Gamescom 2010, Eidos Montreal came armed to the teeth with a demo to prove that choice wasn’t just a buzz word in the reboot of the popular franchise... it was an actuality.

Showing us three ways to tackle one of the game’s Detroit assignments - stealth, action and diplomatically - Eidos Montreal revealed that choice doesn’t just mean going through one of two passages, it means giving the player multiple paths to their objective that allow you to adopt many different play styles to get past the obstacles you cross.

If we’re being honest, we don’t think the recent - although rather impressive - gameplay trailer did what we saw at E3 as much justice as it maybe should have, but what they’re showing to the press certainly does its job admirably. Choice is not just a gimmick. It’s a way of life. It’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Fallout: New Vegas

When you have dropped a title like Fallout 3 on the world to almost universal acclaim, then just how do you follow it up? The answer is to hand the franchise over to sequel specialists, Obsidian, and let them do their trademark subtle reinvention. Welcome to New Vegas where, at first glance, things seem to be very familiar, and yet the unique differences soon come to the forefront.

With smoother graphics, an intriguing story and the over-the-top nature of New Vegas itself, there will be plenty to see and do, not to mention the fact that the open ended gameplay can see you carefully balance your standing with a multitude of factions throughout the wilderness. With enhancements at every turn and the same epic scope and grandeur of its predecessor, this is one game that cannot fail to draw players in.

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but I think in this case, the word is bound to spread.

From Dust

When looking at From Dust, it is almost impossible to remember that this is going to be an Xbox Live Arcade title. The breathtaking imagination, wonderful visuals and stunning physics engine are nothing less then superb, and the game as a whole leaves many titles in its wake.

The enthusiasm of the creators was hard to suppress and, on this showing, it is easy to see why. This game was going to be an in-depth RTS, but has been transformed into a game of simplistic goals, wondrous depth and sheer joy – which is the ideal at the heart of everything From Dust has to offer.

I suppose you could write it off as “just another God game,” but you would be missing the point, and an experience that will stay with you for much longer than most retail titles could muster. Watch this space.

Halo: Reach

Bungie’s last Halo game looks like the Seattle based developer is looking to leave their trademark multi-million dollar franchise behind them and go out with a bang.

Taking a look at the game’s fourth mission, “Tip of the Spear,” Bungie’s Community Director, Brian Jarrard, walked us through the type of action we can expect next month. With armour abilities, a few modified new weapons and some fast paced first person shooter combat, Halo: Reach’s campaign is shaping up to be one of the franchise's best yet and Bungie’s aim to make the world seem more alive has been exceeded, as you can see various battles that take place on Reach’s surface for as far as the eye can see.

And this was only the campaign we’re talking about, throw in Forge World, Firefight and of course, the game’s multiplayer, and Reach could be set to excel the franchise into the stars and beyond. Colour us excited.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need For Speed’s showing at E3 2010 was enough to win it our Best Racer of the Show award, but we were still eager to see more of the classic NFS races and at Gamescom 2010, Criterion delivered.

Embroiled in a 6 player face-off against fellow journalists, while at the same time, fighting off the cops, our time with Hot Pursuit was one of our show’s highlights. With more boosting than a Gears of War 2 XP weekend, fast speeds and more shortcuts than you could possibly imagine, Need For Speed seems to be back and we hope it stays that way for good.

If you’ve been away from the franchise for some time and had become disillusioned with the franchise’s direction, Hot Pursuit is shaping up to be a classic Need For Speed title to get you back on the open road.

Rage



id Software’s Rage is the only game that makes our Top 10 Games of the Show  list that failed to turn up at Gamescom 2010 with any brand new content. Showing the build that we saw - and previewed - at E3, Rage didn’t fail to wow the crowds once again and while it may be disappointing to not have seen more of the title, to mark it down because of our desire to see more of the impressive shooter just seemed petty.

With stunning visuals, more mutants than X-Men ever had and a sneak peak at an all new environment, Bethesda looks to have a bit of a special title on their hands. As we head towards the September 2011 release we hope to get our hands-on with the title and see whether it can live up to its potential. id Tech 5 is the future it seems.

Stick with X360A in the coming weeks to catch a boat-load of awesome coverage, from interviews and previews, all the way through to show floor gameplay footage and some unique videos. If you miss any of it, your life won’t be complete. Trust me.





 
 

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Comment #1 by Yunder
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 03:15:59 PM
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Very nice. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other news pieces from you two guys!! Great job as always!!


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Comment #2 by quartzlcc
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 04:20:10 PM
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Cool =3


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Comment #3 by jordanwireman
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 05:51:59 PM
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My favorite one is Bioshock Infinite.


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Comment #4 by JustAFriend
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 07:06:36 PM
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Bioshock: Infinite is the must watch in my books


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Comment #5 by Berserk Orc
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @ 07:53:48 PM
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I stopped Looking at this Crap List when i Realized Mafia II wasnt on it and need for speed was.


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Comment #6 by jackanape
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 04:02:55 AM
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@5 Yes the lack of ONE game (that is out in less than a week) nullifies everything else. You are so right to point that out. What were we thinking?


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Comment #7 by DeathCooper
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 04:09:34 AM
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Hei.. You forgot Fable 3


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Comment #8 by ZanKioH
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 08:16:49 AM
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Reach for GOTY 2010 easy peasy.


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Comment #9 by cryptics
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 09:29:21 AM
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Im looking forward to assassins creed brother hood, bioshock infinite, and from dust


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Comment #10 by heiwaboke
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 10:45:23 AM
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@8 won't happen


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Comment #11 by Fata1Stryke
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 11:05:26 AM
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@10 I don't know that it's a given, but Reach is a strong contender.

The Bioshock Infinite showing was such a tease, now we get to sit on our anticipation for two years, thanks Irrational! Regardless, I'm looking forward to all of these besides NFS, mostly Reach, Deus Ex, Bulletstorm, and Infinite.


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Comment #12 by Or!on
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 01:32:32 PM
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@8 It wont, it will be Black Ops.


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Comment #13 by E.M
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 03:06:55 PM
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I highly doubt it will be Black Ops considering its just another CoD game... Most aren't even nominated for GOTY. Look at Halo: Reach, its bigger in every single way.... Where as Black Ops is short campaign, same multiplayer with a few additions, no 4 player co-op and not as good of graphics.


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Comment #14 by DiegoTan
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 03:17:21 PM
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God damn it, I feel hyped. Really waitin for few of this titles.


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Comment #15 by DiegoTan
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 03:22:46 PM
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God damn it, I feel hyped. Really waitin for few of this titles.


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Comment #16 by Yunder
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 05:37:33 PM
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LOL @8 and @12. Fanboys, much?


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Comment #17 by Ax7 BEAST
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 05:43:36 PM
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I hate this, too many good games at once, like 7 i want just in october!


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Comment #18 by Fireball6554
Monday, August 23, 2010 @ 08:00:13 PM
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@12 Nope, AC: Brotherhood looks better then that game...


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Comment #19 by fax5jrj
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 01:03:23 AM
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Reach will be game of the year. It has an amazing Forge, Firefight that will cream any horde game, Campaign that is so epic, extensive, and tragic that it will blow your mind, online that's to die for, and customization that is nearly limitles... Now tell me Black Ops is better. Love to see ya try.


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Comment #20 by Deadly saint 95
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 05:58:49 AM
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I think Fallout NV will be the game of the year...


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Comment #21 by Arawos
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 07:17:09 AM
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I think Fable 3 should be in here. Fallout, Assassin's Creed, Call of duty, Halo, and Fable is the ones I'm looking for.


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Comment #22 by gerowniko
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 09:31:25 AM
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For me, thus far, Mass Effect 2 is the game of the year. =)


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Comment #23 by SnowSHOWERS
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 09:37:17 AM
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God the fanboy posting of "(insert game title) will be game of the year!" is kinda annoying. All these games are looking freaking amazing including NFS, and i hate racing games, so lets just say games are awesome and leave the fanboy arguments out of this


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Comment #24 by planckie
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 09:54:37 AM
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& Lord of the rings: War in the north ? (:


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Comment #25 by The Elite Elite
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:21:39 AM
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@22, agreed. Nothing is looking better than ME2 so far this year for me. Anyway, of those games listed Reach is the only one I have any interest in. (and even then I'm getting a little tired of Halo at this point. So I'm not getting Reach right away.) I lost all interest in Black Ops after they released that multiplayer video that looked just like all the MP videos of MW2 I've seen.


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Comment #26 by Pixo
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:40:05 AM
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All of these games looked amazing. Good choices for Top 10


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Comment #27 by T o MM ii
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 11:43:10 AM
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Black ops is same old CoD with some new toys and tricks. Reach is looking much better.


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Comment #28 by Sucnirvka
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 01:37:26 PM
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@27 And Halo would be any different? Same game play, different planet, haha


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Comment #29 by Rewave Acid
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 01:39:06 PM
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yeh....... obsidian are sequel specialists in the same way that rogue warrior was a 'game'.


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Comment #30 by towns
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 01:49:35 PM
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@18 no it does not. looks exactly like asscreed2 (which i really enjoyed btw) but it just adds multiplayer. ill get it but no brotherhood does not look better


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Comment #31 by iBeatStuffUp
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 01:52:24 PM
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lol @ people hating on NFS


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Comment #32 by mjc0961
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 02:26:55 PM
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Wait wait wait wait... Rage 2011?! Aww. :(

@31: Why not hate on NFS? It's made by Criterion, and they also made Burnout Paradise which was awful. Certainly doesn't have me excited for the new NFS, and if it's anything like Burnout Paradise it won't need me anyway because it spends more time playing itself than letting me play.


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Comment #33 by Skywoofer
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 05:07:02 PM
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can't wait for reach @_@


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Comment #34 by Rewave Acid
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 05:42:19 PM
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@32 why oh why did criterion move into open world gaming... do you get what i mean when i say it was 'soulless'? the originals had so much character


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Comment #35 by Webb [STAFF]
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @ 07:27:06 PM
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@#34 - This is as close to original as it's been in a long time. Straight up A to B racing, against other cars, with the police on hand to battle against as well. The emphasis was almost definitely on the racing though and the tussling for positions. You know, the usual, "Can I risk this shortcut or shall I stick to the open road?" Keep an eye out for our in-depth hands-on preview.


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Comment #36 by sunny aus
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 01:04:30 AM
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Assassin's Creed Brotherhood better be good. The franchise has made a name for itself as making enjoyable games, so it better live up to previous expectations


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Comment #37 by Brandon1350
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 02:23:54 AM
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Truthfully, I'm the biggest Call of Duty fan you'll know and I absolutely dislike Halo because of it's unrealism, I mean the shields are stupid and the campaign is shooting one clip to weaken the shield and a Plasma to finish the enemy off and if that doesn't work you beat it to death while your allies sit and watch, but even I see Reach is a WAY better improvement from the franchise. I just hope it isn't GOTY.


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Comment #38 by Cody Br00t4l
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 03:23:23 AM
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Who care's which title get's GOTY? Can't we act like mature adults and respect all of the games for the different qualities and individual experiences they give?? Come on now...


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Comment #39 by mikefizzled
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 04:08:39 AM
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@38 You make it seem as if Call of Duty is realistic? A bunch of soldiers running around killing each other only to be rewarded in millions of dollars worth of weaponry such as AC130 - $134.2m - And also i think around 250 British service personnel have died in Afghanistan in 9 years or so but i racked up 10,000 kills in over a month on cod 6. Of cause halo is going to be unrealistic its Bungie's possible view of what future warfare could end up turning too. Also Reach has far better qualities then CoD series.Forge, Custom games, Theater(now stolen by Treyarch), Firefight 2.0, and even a campaign that isn't as transparent as my window.


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Comment #40 by Kisushima
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 06:09:11 AM
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I'm a fanboy. A fanboy of good games. It doesn't matter whether it has a Halo title plastered infront of it or it's a completely new conceptualised idea. If it's a good game, sit back and enjoy it guys? I will be getting the AAA titles, but that doesn't affect me buying the smaller titles. They have the exact same oppotunity to provide awesome gameplay :). Just game in peace.

P.S. Why am I being so.. friendly? I dunno, I got good results and Stereophonics are awesome. Peace ;D.


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Comment #41 by xX CamsteR Xx
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 08:40:20 AM
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Some good games there


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Comment #42 by richs180
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 01:49:22 PM
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post no.6. Jackanape, i've missed that sarcastic wit. ;)


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Comment #43 by fax5jrj
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 03:19:22 PM
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Oh yeah, Fallout may be GOTY, but Reach will have better graphics, game play and plot, IMO

COD has absolutely no chance lawlz


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Comment #44 by fax5jrj
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 @ 04:25:31 PM
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@28 lol, this person actually thinks he knows what he's talking about! Things like that make me laugh. If you only knew how idiotic you sound, and how wrong you are. lol!


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Comment #45 by Masterme21
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 01:13:15 AM
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@#8 totaly agree reach for the win
the only competition it has is black ops but im sure thtll be crap too just like world at war. the only gd thing about WaW was nazi zombies...nd the only bad thing about nazi zombies was tht it came on WaW haha!


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Comment #46 by Shikamaru FTW
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 04:53:19 AM
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Want every game on this list
Except black ops .... Not a COD fan


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Comment #47 by ToTaL EclipsEz
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 07:54:13 AM
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Most looking forward to Halo Reach on this list, MW2 was a big disappointment for me so I'll wait till December before I consider getting black ops. Deus ex and from dust i'm looking forward to finding out more about :P


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Comment #48 by Argoff
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 12:44:27 PM
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No Portal 2?


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Comment #49 by JuiceboxHero
Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 05:06:57 PM
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am i the only one who likes both halo AND cod? i mean, jesus, grow up people. they are both good games.

i am pretty excited for all of the games except for from dust,(i rarely buy arcade titles unless they are old ones that i used to play on the computer, ie Doom), and deus ex (not my style of game)
otherwise all of these games look like they have potential.
not that from dust and deuse ex don't, i just probebly won't get them.


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Comment #50 by Peperonici
Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 12:51:05 AM
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to many shooters up in this list, just sayin'


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Comment #51 by McEmrah
Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 04:37:16 AM
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Reach does not reach anywhere I am looking at, too many Halo games, too less fun delivered.

Its only good when you play offline with friends thus a cheap halo 3 disk is enough.

Leave it, I got MW2, BC2, RDR and L4D2... Halo and goodbye


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Comment #52 by xX BanKsy
Friday, August 27, 2010 @ 07:18:18 AM
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@16 why when someone thinks that a call of duty game is going too be good are they immediately called a fanboy? I don't think it looks that good personally either but people can like whatever they wan't. it's immature really.


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Comment #53 by fax5jrj
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 12:33:36 PM
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@51 What?! *mini heart attack* Too less fun delivered? It's the best game on the 360, delivery wise, it offers the most, and more people play it then most of the new games. It's amazing. You must gotten on it, played the first mission, and said "WTF? Why am I dying?" Because if you think that it suck, you suck at it. I have BFBC2, amazing game, almost as good as Halo 3. MW2, don't even get me started. L4D2, don't even get me started, and I haven't tried RDR, but it looks like an amazing game.

What I'm saying is, Halo delivers the most, and Bungie always impresses, because they release beta's and wanna know what people think. So does DICE, they always impress too. But Infinity Ward doesn't, nor does Treyarch. Get what I'm saying?


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Comment #54 by fax5jrj
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 12:34:46 PM
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Sorry about the grammar and spelling in the above comment. Why can't we edit?


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Comment #55 by ozane93
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 02:00:24 PM
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Halo REACH is going to get the GOTY

YAY REACH

=] =] =]


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Comment #56 by Purge
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 07:53:22 PM
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You're all going to be blown away by the surprise announcement of my horse and me 3. All your squabbling is redundant, mham3 will be goty.


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Comment #57 by Purge
Sunday, August 29, 2010 @ 07:55:22 PM
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@54 why are you so butt hurt about halo? He doesn't like it? So what, it's not his job to like halo as much as you apparently do.


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Comment #58 by blinksmilewink
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 03:24:00 AM
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Can someone sum up the GOTYs starting from the 360's realese?


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Comment #59 by Jaaaaccck v
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 05:42:27 AM
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mafia 2 done it for me this year, bit to short tho


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Comment #60 by Jaaaaccck v
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 05:44:27 AM
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why so many people argue "this games gonna be game of year" who cares really just buy the game you like and stop argueing


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Comment #61 by Vivek13
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 08:12:43 AM
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Halo reach is not first argh troll!! just kidding :P


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Comment #62 by xLMx1994
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 02:36:24 PM
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for me the game of the year isnt up there. F1 2010. none of the games up there i will even think of getting


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Comment #63 by Webb [STAFF]
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 09:03:03 PM
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@#58 - In my opinion, it's the following... (not doing 2005, it's hardly worth it, but if I had to, COD2/Condemned)...
2006 - Gears of War/Oblivion
2007 - CoD4/BioShock (personally, Mass Effect =P)
2008 - GTA IV/Fallout 3
2009 - Batman/Assassin's Creed 2
2010 - ???


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Comment #64 by BigRipper
Monday, August 30, 2010 @ 10:55:45 PM
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the first two bioshock games were practically perfection imo. i will DEFINITELY 100 percent be picking up BioShock Infinite.


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Comment #65 by Umbryx
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 04:01:36 AM
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Mass effect 2 is a definite contender but I reckon Alan Wake will get GOTY, possibly Castlevania:LOS if it lives up to it's potential.


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Comment #66 by Umbryx
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 04:06:56 AM
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@53 Ifinity Ward doesn't impress? Is that why they developed the most succesful gaming product (in britain at least) of all time?


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Comment #67 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 01:15:11 PM
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Reading most of ppl posting here is really boring, It's like one person says something and the other repeats putting different title^^ I still think Mass Effect 2 will get GOTY, but New Vegas and AC2B are just a slikely contenders. CoD and Reach are too alike and really just put most of FPS games together and make them really good. Firefight=zombies, forge=video editing that treyarch hinted about, campaign, multiplayer, co-op and customisation. Sounds pretty much the same to me only in different shape. Having said that I preordered harden CoD and the same version of Reach coz I like myself some good gaming. Definitely not GOTY contenders though^^


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Comment #68 by Ihazcandy4you
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 09:49:07 PM
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Its amazing that people bother warring over if cod or halo is better. Each has good qualities and the people in this topic arnt even focusing on the ones that matter. Its un/realistic? ITS A GODDAMN VIDEO GAME FFS!!!!


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Comment #69 by Jellybean468
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 07:12:58 PM
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There's so many games I want this year... Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Halo Reach, Fable 3, Black Ops, Fallout New Vegas, Medal of Honor... it just doesn't end D:


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Comment #70 by PuK3
Wednesday, September 01, 2010 @ 08:32:39 PM
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There were a lot of great games at gamescom. I can imagine the work you put into narrowing everything down to a list of 10. Most of these titles look amazing and I'm sure they all will be fun. I'm excited for Reach AND Black Ops. I'm also excited for everything else on that list except NFS (only b/c I'm not a fan of racing games). I love how this has turned into an argument over GOTY and fanboy bashing. Such grown-ups. Great list guys - keep up the good work.


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Comment #71 by ColtmanA7X
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 11:45:53 AM
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Black ops, Fallout New Vegas, red dead redemption, and fable 3 are all above Halo Reach for GOTY in my opinion!!!


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Comment #72 by Badlandz
Thursday, September 02, 2010 @ 09:40:58 PM
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Im quite looking forward to NFS is its like thd old Burnout games.


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Comment #73 by assasinscreed
Friday, September 03, 2010 @ 09:00:37 AM
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nfs! lmao no.
and goty is gotta be brotherhood. even if reach is the best gameever it cant live up 2 allthe hype. no game can


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Comment #74 by Warsquatch
Friday, September 03, 2010 @ 06:36:25 PM
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Two Worlds Two GOTY alll the way baby.
Mayhap someday.... Mayhap someday


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Comment #75 by twister844
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 10:37:46 AM
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2010 is the best year for 360 gaming since 2007..... and Halo Reach isn't even out yet. Now that's saying something. Roll on September!


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Comment #76 by Almsivi
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 12:08:06 PM
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I agree with this list, these games look awesome, and I'll probably invest in most of 'em :D


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Comment #77 by GORQITO
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 05:52:04 PM
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Obviously all the obvious games are on the top 10 list, I'm clearly unimpressed by most of them. And #56 is bang on the money when it comes to GOTY.


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Comment #78 by Dr Popodopolus
Sunday, September 05, 2010 @ 06:23:13 PM
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LOL #53 "Infinity Ward doesn't impress" probably the most retarded thing I have ever read.

Sorry I forgot they spawned one of the most successful franchises of all time, must have slipped my mind. Call of Duty 4 remains the best game on 360. So yeah, have a nice day.


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Comment #79 by Chief 340
Monday, September 06, 2010 @ 05:41:44 PM
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Wow, so many great games!

And btw, my GoTY vote is for Mass Effect 2, no matter how many Cod games get released. ;)


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Comment #80 by KutleryKing
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 05:29:55 PM
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I don't know about you guys...but I'm grabbin Black Ops.
And Reach.

I love CoD, and I think Halo is A-OK. Got a problem with that?


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Comment #81 by FiReStOrM^
Tuesday, September 07, 2010 @ 10:15:25 PM
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I don't like Halo either, but the campaigns are alright so I will prob rent Reach.

Some nice titles there, including the anticipated AC: Brotherhood and CoD: Black Ops.


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Comment #82 by InsideMortalKombat
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 @ 05:26:23 PM
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Why there isn't Mortal Kombat in this top 10?


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Comment #83 by hardcore shake
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:31:53 PM
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Assassins creed brotherhood FOR THE WIN!!!


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Comment #84 by Deh SpaceCat
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 11:28:49 AM
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cool


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Comment #85 by Joe1993
Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 04:32:08 AM
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Assassins Creed Brotherhood :)


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Comment #86 by eXoTiC Zebes0
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 @ 12:38:53 PM
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I'm super fanboy of CoD, but there's no chance in the world that Black Ops will win this :)


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Comment #87 by Janccg
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 04:37:40 PM
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Looking forward to:
1 Halo Reach
2 Fable 3
3 AC Brotherhood! yaay!
4 (I would love to say FFXIV but I guess tha day will never come sighhhhh)


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Comment #88 by Conacept
Sunday, October 03, 2010 @ 08:22:46 PM
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Reach is probably going to steal all the CoD fanboys with its new swat playlist, so Reach will win this :)


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Comment #89 by ReQoon
Tuesday, October 05, 2010 @ 10:24:51 AM
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Nice


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Comment #90 by brwnbomber
Wednesday, October 06, 2010 @ 10:52:05 AM
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Come on COD, that's a lot of spending $$ on games over the next few months!!!


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Comment #91 by vanishingslug
Thursday, October 07, 2010 @ 12:02:35 PM
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Call of duty will be a big seller!! The last one sold millions still selling for £40 now!! still the 7th biggest seller in tesco!


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Comment #92 by THe RiiVieRaKid
Saturday, October 09, 2010 @ 12:12:09 PM
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OMG!!!!! Bioshock Infinite. I cant believe i have 2 wait to 2012


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Comment #93 by SuddenJonatan
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 12:40:45 PM
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WHY IS COD ON THIS LIST? Im ashamed of that game. Play real games like halo


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Comment #94 by sharkie
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 05:32:06 AM
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nice list


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Comment #95 by TRN KING
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 @ 11:16:38 PM
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@94 lol halo is a real game? never knew alians exsisted named the covenant but hey learn something new everyday... anyways back to reality, COD has all rights to be on here, guess you never heared of how big the sells were of mw2 or any other COD game.. guess thats what happens when you live in a fantasy world were "halo" is a real game.. yes I have reach but when black ops be out, reach will be collecting dust for awile along with halo 3.


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Comment #96 by todgill12
Friday, October 15, 2010 @ 01:58:13 PM
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I agree mostly with this list but where is Fable 3. Now that Reach has come out, it is time for me to look forward to Fable. Black OPs will be good but it won't compare to Reach.


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Comment #97 by EMP
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @ 01:30:06 PM
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@16 No one's a fanboy it's the truth reach isn't getting GOTY whether you like it or not...


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Comment #98 by lComplexFelinel
Thursday, October 21, 2010 @ 07:44:12 AM
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Great Choices!!


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Comment #99 by looter83
Monday, October 25, 2010 @ 09:29:25 AM
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assassin creed brotherhood and black ops. nuff said


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Comment #100 by ZhaoYun
Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ 05:28:55 AM
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cool


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Comment #101 by Lust
Friday, October 29, 2010 @ 03:22:52 PM
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Bioshock Infinite looks raw!


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Comment #102 by AlterBeast5
Friday, November 05, 2010 @ 01:21:27 PM
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awesome list of games...hopefully NFS is as good as they say


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Comment #103 by BarDownSniper21
Monday, November 08, 2010 @ 09:18:16 PM
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Black Ops and Fallout!!!!!!!


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Comment #104 by theMAYFLOWA
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 10:21:29 AM
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It's a good time to be a gamer right now. There are killer games coming out for tons of genres. I've played Reach the most out of the ones that have been released, but I'm really looking forward to Black Ops in 3D. Has anyone played it yet in 3D?


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Comment #105 by quazzon
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 08:35:53 PM
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I approve of this list. Every one of those games that has come out has been pure Godliness.


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Comment #106 by Fuzzy Dem0n
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 12:44:37 PM
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looks good cant wait to see more!


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Comment #107 by BIGJ
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 03:07:28 PM
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assinssins creed all the way brother!!!!!!


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Comment #108 by hoopzers3
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 @ 06:24:19 PM
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fallout new vegas and black ops are the good ones on that list. Hands down


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Comment #109 by TSG Dwaggie
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 10:21:45 AM
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I just notice that well, when it comes to COD fanboys...they follow the following model.

1) Hype up COD game
2) Talk as if they swallowed Urban Dictionary
3) Buy COD game
4) Talk as if they swallowed Urban Dictionary, extended edition
5) Get Highest Prestige
6) Trash talk and flaunt their e-penis (prestige)
7) Go all abusive when someone says they've wasted their time prestiging.
8) Spend all the time not playing multiplayer as maximum prestige by going onto forums for the next COD game, saying it's going to be crap compared to the current COD game they've prestiged in.
9) Repeat from 1).

Truth.

- TSG Dwaggie


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Comment #110 by WePunchEmoKids
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:31:10 PM
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hahaha the model is so perfect you should write a book for them


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Comment #111 by WePunchEmoKids
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 01:31:11 PM
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hahaha the model is so perfect you should write a book for them


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