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Future games you are excited about
« on: 02 Feb 2010, 04:03 »

Hey.  I was going to make a thread just for this one game, but then I thought that this game is really early in production, so maybe it wouldn't hold up on its own as a discrete thread.

So here we are then, let me talk about Grim Dawn - http://www.grimdawn.com (in exciting point form!)

- It is being made by Crate Entertainment, who are guys who used to be Iron Lore, the guys who made (the very capable Diablo clone) Titan's Quest.
- It has a pretty cool storyline: there is an "otherworldy power" that wants to use humans are some sort of resource (pretty scary!) and also this other mysterious otherworldly power who wants to stop them - by killing us all instead (not good!)
- Instead of being your average medieval type RPG it is gonna take inspiration from the Victorian era, so I've guessing muskets and such as well as swords kind of like Torchlight, but the settings/screenshots make it look darker in tone.  Less cartoony.
- Something about the battle/goings on between the two otherworldly powers is causing weird shit to happen, and humanity to start to exhibit odd powers (magic/psionics, would be the obvious guess)

I honestly don't know all that much more than that, but even with what little I know it seems kind of promising!  I am hoping they keep it as dark as it sounds and make it a Victorian-era supernatural survival horror-esque rpg mash type setting.

So what are you guys looking forward to in the near to distant future, and why? 

(and it'd be better if we talked about lesser-known games rather than just having a million "FWOARRR, STARCRAFT 2/DIABLO 3/BLOWJOBS 4EVER" posts)

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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #1 on: 02 Feb 2010, 04:19 »

Fairly mainstream, it's true, but I'm looking forward to

Fallout:New Vegas.

It's going to be done by Obsidian, and I really enjoyed KoTOR2, so I'm fairly hopeful.

I also really enjoyed Fallout 3, even though it became extremely same-ish in the expansions.

I'm hoping that Obsidian manage to do something different with New Vegas, but I'm not holding my breath *too* much.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #2 on: 02 Feb 2010, 04:22 »

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

wait wrong future sorry

Seriously though, Stalker: CoP. Shadow of Chernobyl is easily in the top 3 or 4 games of the last decade - hopefully they can back it up with Call of Pripyat.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #3 on: 02 Feb 2010, 10:13 »

I'm looking forward to Just Cause 2.

that's about it, actually. at least that I can think of off the top of my head. It's hard to think about other games when all I can think about is basejumping from the top of skyscraper to grappling hook a fighter jet and ride it like a surfboard, plant a bomb on it, then leap off and watch upwards as you detonate it.

not to mention cars, motorcycles, boats; all driveable in jungles, beachs, deserts, and snowy moutains. oh yeah and there's a hovercraft.

did i mention that it's also a shooter? I tend to forget but there are also guns and enemies and stuff.

infinitely redeployable parachute? yes, please. fuck physics.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #4 on: 02 Feb 2010, 13:42 »

Duke Nukem Forever
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #5 on: 02 Feb 2010, 13:44 »

Hmmm, smaller games. I guess I'll use this opportunity to pimp some downloadable games then.

The Behemoth's next XBLA game just got an official title. It's called Battleblock Theater, and it looks like a really interesting mashup of co-op and competitive platforming. I really liked Castle Crashers and I support the Behemoth's indie sensibilities, so I'm pretty excited about it. Supposed to come out sometime this year, it sounds like they're going to be narrowing down the timeframe pretty soon.

The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom is another quirky indie platformer. It's basically if somebody took the world from Braid where you make shadow copies of yourself and expanded heavily on that concept and then gave it a tongue-in-cheek silent movie atmosphere. This one is out in just two weeks, too.

There's also Fez, which has a retro art style and soundtrack, which I'm always a sucker for. I also really like the 2D-3D gameplay concept. It's been done a couple times before, but I think there's still potential there to make something really cool.

As far as retail stuff goes, I'll just rattle off a list quickly. I'm interested in a lot of the more esoteric DS RPGs that are coming out like Infinite Space, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, and Etrian Odyssey 3. Those don't exactly show well on video though, and I think the only ones I could find would all be in Japanese anyway.

Sin and Punishment 2 is supposed to get an English release sometime. Impressions I've read from importers indicate that it's fucking awesome.

Split/Second looks like somebody cranked up the knob on Burnout, which I'm all in favor of because I find the vast majority of racing games completely dull. Here's another video which explains the Power Play concept in the game.

Not sure if these really count as 'small' but I'm also really curious about Alpha Protocol and Alan Wake. I'm really pulling for Obsidian to finally have a success that lives up to their pedigree, and I'm really intrigued by the idea of a modern day spy RPG, but it doesn't seem like Sega knows what the fuck to do with AP, which worries me a bit. Alan Wake has been in development for fucking ever, which is usually a bad sign, but I like the moody, atmospheric spin that they're going for. Whether or not they'll pull it off, I honestly can't tell.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #6 on: 02 Feb 2010, 14:30 »

Avernum 6 comes out for Windows this spring, being one of the very few game series that's developed for the mac and ported to the pc. I'll be playing it, as I've played all of the other ones. I haven't finished 5 yet, but I'll be getting around to it. This rpg series is full of awesome, great story, great exploration, big, big locations, and a enjoyable combat system.

I also just read on their homepage what's going to happen next:

    * What's Coming? We are about to start porting Avernum 6 to Windows. We hope to release it in early March. Then we will begin an all-new game series, with a new system, world, and epic storyline.

Spiderweb has made magic for more than 15 years, and will probably keep doing just that. Exciiiited!
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #7 on: 02 Feb 2010, 14:56 »

Katawa Shoujo. A bishojo visual novel where the male protaginist moves to a special school for disabled students after he develops a heart defect. Luckily the school is filled to the tits in disabled hotties. The game was developed by users on 4chan a while back with a demo chatper released last year. I played the demo when I came across it on a hentai site, and only remembered it now because of a recent article on Kotaku about it. Mostly played the demo to have a laugh but found myself kinda liking it, moreso for the fact that it got me to thinking that it wasn't just a mere fetish game and more of a commentary on anime and dating sim games in general.

Basically this is the only really obscure game that I know of worth mentioning right now.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #8 on: 02 Feb 2010, 14:57 »

I just read that Kotaku article yesterday.

I think it's a cool idea and I support it but it's really not something I feel like I could sit down and play.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 Feb 2010, 14:59 »

then there's the 4chan angle which makes me think the entire game will be really well made and poigant(no idea how to spell that) only to have an unskippable goatse/2chicks1cup cutscene when you beat it.

or something.


basically, it sounds too legit to be true and I feel like it's going to  be a horrible prank on humanity.
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« Reply #10 on: 02 Feb 2010, 15:12 »

basically, it sounds too legit to be true and I feel like it's going to  be a horrible prank on humanity.

Say one thing about the 4chan community say that they will follow a plan to the very bitter end.

Only to wipe the ends of their collective nobs on your brain parts.
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« Reply #11 on: 02 Feb 2010, 15:16 »

Obscure and future games? Zeno Clash 2 immediately jumps to mind. The developers haven't said anything but "We will start making it" but that's enough for me, I love that game to bits. In the somewhat nearer future (March), the Ultimate Edition for XBLA will be released and I'm hoping that the PC update isn't far behind that. It has co-op! You can read more at http://www.zenoclash.com/ but it's better if you just watch this video. You can ignore the shooting bit in that one, that's horribly outdated.
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« Reply #12 on: 02 Feb 2010, 15:17 »

Alpha Protocol and Fallout: New Vegas, mainly. It's been awhile since I've been "plugged in" to a game community while a game is actively being promoted and I expect Bethsoft to make it rain from a PR standpoint. Should be fun.

The ads for the new AvP game make it look good but I think that's mainly because they've been scripted sequences. The whole AvP franchise was really meant for video games (and to a lesser extent, comic books) and I think it'd be hard to fuck up. The original game's still fuckin' great on the Marine side of things.

Bioshock 2's out next week, of course, but I feel like it could be a letdown.

Heavy Rain looks really promising but I don't have a PS3 and the only guy I know who does is a fucking trust fund space cadet and no game is worth having to hang around that guy.

Other than that, with Bioware's slate clean for the next year at least there's not much for me to look forward to beyond what I just mentioned.
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« Reply #13 on: 02 Feb 2010, 16:36 »

The only game I find myself actively waiting for would be Red Dead Redemption. Which I am immensely excited for.
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« Reply #14 on: 02 Feb 2010, 17:08 »

Infinity.

Looks several shades of awesome. I mean, It's pretty much Eve gone right. No goddamned gate camping, for one.
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« Reply #15 on: 02 Feb 2010, 23:43 »

The next few months really suck for me gamewise.  There are a ton of titles that I'm looking forward to but I seriously do not have enough cash for most of them.

Heavy Rain has been such a reverse burn for me, I wanted that game SO freaking badly and the closer and closer it comes to release the more I want to own and play it, and the less excited I am for it.  I already pre-ordered it so a lot of my excitement vanished.

White Knight Chronicles and Resonance of Fate.  I lump these JRPG's together because it's been such a long time since I've played one and I've been craving the flavour of one for a while.  RoF gets released the same day as FFXIII but I find myself not excited for FF at all, even though there is such an insane amount of hype around this game.  It actually looks rather boring to me.  I really like JRPGs Square seems to be rather disappointing lately.

Pixeljunk Shooter Encore.  They haven't announced it yet, but it will happen. That and the fact that within the year (I believe) I will be playing Castle Crashers on my PS3.  That is so very, very exciting.
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« Reply #16 on: 02 Feb 2010, 23:48 »

basically, it sounds too legit to be true and I feel like it's going to  be a horrible prank on humanity.

Say one thing about the 4chan community say that they will follow a plan to the very bitter end.

Only to wipe the ends of their collective nobs on your brain parts.
I don't know, I haven't seen anything like that with L.U.R.K. yet.

I'm also looking forward (3 days, but more since I can't afford it) to Call of Pripyat. I've heard it is better than SoC from the people that either live overseas or ordered it from overseas when it was released last year.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #17 on: 03 Feb 2010, 09:08 »

There's also Fez, which has a retro art style and soundtrack, which I'm always a sucker for. I also really like the 2D-3D gameplay concept. It's been done a couple times before, but I think there's still potential there to make something really cool.

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« Reply #18 on: 03 Feb 2010, 10:07 »

Just checked their website, they apparently changed the name to Fedge.
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« Reply #19 on: 03 Feb 2010, 10:10 »

3D Dot Game Heroes, Heavy Rain and Alpha Prototocol are the only ones I have in mind right now. Otherwise this year seems fairly barren for really exciting games at the moment.

I mean, I'm gonna grab Blood Bowl for the 360, assuming it'snot horribly fucked compared tot he PC game. It's not real high on the priority list since I have the PC version right now.

Tropico 3 for the PC is quite a bit of fun and since I only paid $13 for it on Steam I'm probably gonna grab it on the 360 as well somewhere down the line.

I don't know, I need to seriously look at the news for this year and see what's in the pipeline.
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« Reply #20 on: 03 Feb 2010, 11:50 »

There is this game called Love which looks pretty rad and is in beta right now.
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« Reply #21 on: 03 Feb 2010, 11:52 »

Yeah, that whole Love thing looks like it could be really cool.

Plus it's just one dude doing all the work and that is pretty impressive.
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« Reply #22 on: 03 Feb 2010, 12:42 »

It looks cool and all, and I signed up for the beta a while back, but I have no clue how the fuck I'm supposed to play it.
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« Reply #23 on: 03 Feb 2010, 13:52 »

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« Reply #24 on: 03 Feb 2010, 14:44 »

that didn't help at alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
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« Reply #25 on: 03 Feb 2010, 20:34 »

Sadly the only game I'm really looking forward to is the new Pokemon remake.
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« Reply #26 on: 04 Feb 2010, 00:26 »

I am still looking forward to Mass Effect 2 because I have no money ever
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« Reply #27 on: 04 Feb 2010, 00:51 »

I am still looking forward to Mass Effect 2 because I have no money ever
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #28 on: 04 Feb 2010, 09:26 »

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

It's still the best of the Colonization series.  If they announced a second one, I'd wet myself.
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« Reply #29 on: 04 Feb 2010, 10:32 »

new Pokemon remake.

Yeah Heart Gold is the only thing I'm thinking about pre-ordering at the moment.

What I'm looking forward to most gaming-wise is something that's already out:


I cannot wait 'til friends come back from their holiday so we can get some serious Tatsunoko vs Capcom going. It's a pretty sweet game. It's really easy to pick up and fairly easy to step up to more advanced things and it's got all the depth you'd want to take it as seriously as you want. I didn't know who any of the Tatsunoko characters were when I started but it really doesn't matter. Fun game, and I can't wait to play it with people. I just wish it was on ps3 or pc so I could use my fightstick. Controllers are appalling for fighting games and the wii's classic controller even more so.
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« Reply #30 on: 05 Feb 2010, 17:04 »

I'm looking forward to Just Cause 2.

that's about it, actually. at least that I can think of off the top of my head. It's hard to think about other games when all I can think about is basejumping from the top of skyscraper to grappling hook a fighter jet and ride it like a surfboard, plant a bomb on it, then leap off and watch upwards as you detonate it.

not to mention cars, motorcycles, boats; all driveable in jungles, beachs, deserts, and snowy moutains. oh yeah and there's a hovercraft.

did i mention that it's also a shooter? I tend to forget but there are also guns and enemies and stuff.

infinitely redeployable parachute? yes, please. fuck physics.

I know I took a bit of convincing to get onboard the JC train last time, but not this time, man.  It looks freakin' sweet.

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« Reply #31 on: 05 Feb 2010, 17:18 »

Ok, I just got excited for Just Cause 2.
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« Reply #32 on: 10 Feb 2010, 16:36 »

Mass Effect 3
Star Wars : The Old Republic
Rome : Total War 2
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #33 on: 10 Feb 2010, 16:56 »

Ok, I just got excited for Just Cause 2.


If you're a PS3 owner, prepare to get even more excited: JC2 for PS3 comes equipped with video capture and Youtube upload, right out of the box (I think).

"check out the video I just made, it's me jumping out of a moving helicopter right before it crashes into the side of a building then freefalling two hundred feet to hijack a cruise ship and beach it on an island. Oh yeah and that island was frontin' so I blew it the fuck up and rode into the sunset on my hovercraft."
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« Reply #34 on: 10 Feb 2010, 17:45 »

Mass Effect 3

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« Reply #35 on: 10 Feb 2010, 18:06 »

Ok, I just got excited for Just Cause 2.


If you're a PS3 owner, prepare to get even more excited: JC2 for PS3 comes equipped with video capture and Youtube upload, right out of the box (I think).

"check out the video I just made, it's me jumping out of a moving helicopter right before it crashes into the side of a building then freefalling two hundred feet to hijack a cruise ship and beach it on an island. Oh yeah and that island was frontin' so I blew it the fuck up and rode into the sunset on my hovercraft."

I think I just got a chubby.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #36 on: 11 Feb 2010, 11:43 »

Oh yes and DEUS EX 3 MOTHERFUCKERS

Apparently it will be named Deus Ex: Human Revolution. What does it say about the progress of the game when they trademark the name?
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« Reply #37 on: 11 Feb 2010, 11:48 »

The little I've heard of it makes it sound more like Invisible War, but who knows what's true at this point. The original's a hard game to measure up to. I wouldn't be surprised if they decided not to try.
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« Reply #38 on: 11 Feb 2010, 12:32 »

Metro 2033.  Made by most of the guys who did STALKER, and on the console?  Yesplz.
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« Reply #39 on: 11 Feb 2010, 12:38 »

From what I heard it's about 12 hours long and entirely linear, with very long scripted sequences. I'm not optimistic.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #40 on: 11 Feb 2010, 13:33 »

Do you want to know what else is about 12 hours long, entirely linear, with tons of scripted sequences? Uncharted 1 and 2.  Linearity and Scripting are not bad things in any way.  I'm hating how these words are being used to denigrate games now.

However, I've also heard that it is insanely tough with some rather interesting choices.  Like that really good bullets are your currency.  See, there are two kinds of bullets: pre-nuke and post-nuke.  Pre-nuke bullets are what are used as currency to buy things but on the flip side they also do something like twice as much damage and are more accurate.  The journalists who demo'd the game said that everyone was using their currency to kill enemies because the ammo supply is super limited. 
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« Reply #41 on: 11 Feb 2010, 14:01 »

I am tired of open-world games that aren't really open, anyway.  Stalker confines you with enemies you can't kill easily, and anomalies that you can't knock down.  And honestly, a lot of the time, open-world bores me.  I tolerated it in Fallout 3, because it was fun to listen to music and do the random encounters, but it is a large part of why I can't finish Oblivion.  And besides, scripted sequences are fun. 
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« Reply #42 on: 11 Feb 2010, 14:26 »

Yeah, they had a little blerb about Metro 2033 in this months GI and it sounds pretty interesting. I had heard almost nothing about it until now, so I'm interested.

1. You're map is an actual, paper map that you pull out and look at in real time (look out, behind you!)
2. Ammo as currency. Finally, a post-apocolyptic currency that makes sense (no, i won't trade you my gun for a pile of bottle caps, what the fuck?)
3. Timing your own oxygen usage when wearing respirators/gas masks (gasp choke cough cough)
4. It's the fuckin' apocolypse, c'mon!


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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #43 on: 11 Feb 2010, 14:39 »

I read that Fallout: New Vegas will boast a Hardcore mode that accounts for ammo weight and thirst, among others, things that the Fallout 3 community made mods for.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #44 on: 11 Feb 2010, 15:11 »

Wow est, that game must really have you going because you "sound" (as I read) to me so different that your usual posts.

Maybe is all in my head anyway.

In response to your post, I hope a decent Starflight sequel comes arround soon.
EA killed that project eons ago, but apparently  a pulse remains.

The original starflight continues to be one of the best games I've ever played in my entire life. Then again the list is accompanied by titles such as Enemy Territory and Harvest Moon.

In a related news, a strange thing happened to me a few weeks ago: I reinstalled and played Diablo 2 (with the LoD expansion pack) thoroughly and finished it as a way of lubing my way for D3 (whenever that thing might ship). As I finished the game, I felt as if I finally outgrew the franchise. I even found the clickety clack of the mouse utterly ridiculous now.

I think I'm showing signs of resistance to nostalgia. Who knows if it'll be the same with Starflight.
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« Reply #45 on: 11 Feb 2010, 16:50 »

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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #46 on: 11 Feb 2010, 20:39 »

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« Reply #47 on: 11 Feb 2010, 20:41 »

Remember, this is Peter Molyneux, so at most, the game will have cosmetic weapon degradation, resource management that boils down to "enslave workes/unionize workers" and the ability to now physically interact with NPCs.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #48 on: 12 Feb 2010, 00:27 »

So yeah, turns out that Obsidian's third title in development, besides Fallout: New Vegas and Alpha Protocol, is a Wheel of Time game, for Red Eagle games (whoever that is) to be distributed by EA.

I have no feelings on this one way or the other. Feargus is running that ship, I think.

*edit - Reading into the agreement it seems really strange. All the creative control is in Red Eagle's hands but the majority of the gruntwork is being done by Obsidian.
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Re: Future games you are excited about
« Reply #49 on: 12 Feb 2010, 02:52 »

The Molyneaux thing started a while ago when he said that RPG's have been fundamentally flawed for the entirety of their existence.  When I read it I looked at Diablo, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Valkyria Chronicles, Fallout and went "nope." 

Then he went off of Fable and started spewing tons of stuff about Natal, he's been focused on that and Milo for the past while.  Then he talked about how Fable 3 was going to integrate Natal into it. 

Now that some screens have been released I think we'll start hearing more and more and more about it.  His comments will be really interesting to read for the next...however.  The fallout from it will be even more entertaining.

But, speaking of more future games I am excited for sequels that either are, or are kind of speculated.

Infamous 2.  I really liked Infamous, I really did, until I played it for the 3rd time and realized that the enemies are absolutely horrible to fight, the city was very boring...but the story was fantastic and the powers were amazing.  Some magazine is supposed to have the scoop on it in the next month or two.  I just hope they improve the enemies and spice up the city and I will totally be there.

Demon's Souls 2.  Apparently this is either in talks or in the works.  I will probably never beat the original.  I am going to try...but I have very little hope.  A second one would be one of the most amazing things that could happen.  I will buy it...and then never beat it.

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