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2011 is almost here and what are you looking forward to releasing this year? What would you like to hear announced? And Most of all, what do you want on your TV or PC screen?

The Elder Scrolls 5
Going to Skyrim seems dangerous, but we now know that Bethesda has a brand new game engine its unveiling with TESV. Lets hope the fifth in the successful series gets another award for the GOTY.

Next Halflife
Dont know if it will be Halflife 2 Episode 3, or just Halflife 3, but what we do know is that we want it! Valve has been good to their fans so lets hope all the years of waiting will pay off.

The End of Halo
Bungie needs a new franchise. Like now. And 343 Studios should leave Master Chief where he is.

The Rise of Respawn Entertainment
After Activision fired almost all of Infinity Ward after the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, the shunned developers started their own company; Respawn Entertainment. ThePausemenu wishes them luck and hopes they'll be a huge name in gaming before 2012.


Zelda back to the roots
Its been a very long time since a Zelda game has had enough longevity to match Ocarina of Time. I propose a 2D retrospective with some RPG elements and a massive story that take more than a weekend to complete. I'd even risk the franchise to invent a new protagonist.

Bully Sequel
What happened to this Rockstar-GTA-Knockoff? This game was golden in all the right places but it flopped before anyone had a chance to clean of the spitwads from the ceiling. This game had all the GTA ingredients but gave you the world of a child to play in. This franchise could blossom if the right people worked on it.

An MMORPG for Console.
The tech is here. People are working on it and have worked on it for years. A hybrid was almost released in 2002, but was cut from marketing. It wont matter if its on the PS3 or 360 it needs to happen. MAG was able to put 250+ people on the same server and game, lets get with the future.


XBOX LIVE goes FREE
:) Crossing my fingers

Dragon Age 2
For obvious reasons. 

Jade Empire 2
The code was rumored and leaked, the studio wants to make it, its a favorite to almost every rpg gamer alive, and the game won awards. Make this sequel.

Star Wars: KOTOR 3
I shouldnt have to explain why this game should be made. The Old Republic used some of the hype for KOTOR 3 to sell copies, but Bioware and/or Obsidian need to craft this into pure gold.

APB: All Points Bulletin
The game went bust just 3 months after releasing. I got an account on youtube banned for uploading closed beta footage. Ive followed APB to the point of tears and it failed to meet the people's expectations. The game is still in limbo however, with EPIC games looking to buy it and redo it. I hope this game can get the recognition it deserves.

Left 4 Dead 3
Another Valve masterpiece. In my opinion the Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott was some of the dumbest arguments ever. I'm excited for another edition of a Zombie-killer Rock'n' Roll Thriller. Bring it on Valve!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Note these images are not from Sony. They're mock-ups. But since they're mock-ups of an image that claims to be of a real PSP2, they're still worth looking at!

These pics, commissioned by PSM3 and put together by this guy, formed part of a recent news article in the magazine, speculating on both the PSP2 and (still unofficial) PlayStation Phone.

Taking the blurry, x-rayified pics first published on VG247 as a foundation, they've whipped up a pair of images that show the rumoured handheld in all its rumoured glory.

How close these shots come to the final product we won't know until we get our first official look at the PlayStation Portable's successor. But until that time, it's nice looking at a PSP with two thumbsticks!


[Kotaku]

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Origin PC is showing off their obscenely expensive liquid-cooled Xbox 360, gaming computer hybrid at CES next week.

The Big O features a high performance liquid cooled overclocked gaming PC AND a liquid cooled Xbox 360 Slim inside one system. The starting configuration combines the power of an Intel Core i7 930 processor overclocked to 4.9GHz, dual NVidia GTX480 graphics cards, and 6GB of Corsair Dominator memory at 1600 MHz into one beefy, completely water-cooled monstrosity of a gaming rig.

The starting price for the system is $7,669, that's more than what Han paid for the Millennium Falcon! The "high-end" version will set you back $16,669. The founders of the company will be showing off the rig at CES as well as announcing new systems during next week's show.

My top question? Has anyone dropped the cash for one of these systems yet?


[Kotaku]

 
 
 
 
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Still unofficial, the PlayStation Phone will be released next spring, reports Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun.

According to the report, the Sony Ericsson-developed phone could go on sale first in the U.S. and Europe and be based on the PSPgo and use slide-out PSPgo-style gaming controls. However, instead of analog thumb nubs, there is apparently a touch-sensitive tracking pad. UMD and Memory Sticks seem to be eliminated, too.

Sony Computer Entertainment did not offer a comment to Bloomberg regarding this story.

As previously noted, the PlayStation Phone is rumored to be based on Google's Android 3.0 platform and sport a "custom Sony Marketplace which will allow you to purchase and download games designed for the new platform."

The Sony Ericsson phone is also reported to pack in 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and a screen "in the range of 3.7 to 4.1 inches."

And if it's real, it could be out in the West as early as next Spring.

「プレステ携帯」来春にも発売、ソニーがシェア増へ欧米皮切りに-朝日 [Bloomberg] [Kotaku]


 
 
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That is, if you live in Japan. Nintendo is rolling out its Nintendo World 2011 next year in Chiba, Japan. The Kyoto-based company has a list of titles that will be playable for thoseover six. You're over six, right?

Those games are:

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D "The Naked Sample" (Auto Mode)
Winning Eleven 3DSoccer
Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
Resident Evil: Revelations
Sengoku Musou Chronicle
Dead or Alive: Dimensions
Ridge Racer 3D
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
nintendogs + cats
Kid Icarus
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Steel Driver
Pilot Wings Resort
AR Games
Nintendo 3DS Camera


The above titles will also be shown in video form as well as Resident Evil: Mercenaries, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Kingdom Hearts 3D, Gundam The 3D Battle, Tales of the Abyss, One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP, Cubic Ninja, Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D, Pro Baseball Famisuta 2011, Animal Resort, Xevious, 3D Beauty Clock, Star Fox 64 3D, Paper Mario, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, Mii Plaza.

The only newly revealed game is Gundam The 3D Battle.

Nintendo World 2011 runs from January 8 to January 10 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Admission is free.

NINTENDO WORLD 2011 ニンテンドー3DS体験会 [Nintendo] [Kotaku]


 
 
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If you know for sure you're going to want a Nintendo 3DS whenever the system is released (sometime around March) and at whatever price, you can now pre-order the handheld from GameStop. You'll have to pre-order it in 3D, though -- by which we mean go to an actual store, rather than shopping online. According to Engadget, different stores are asking for either $25 or $50 deposits. At the moment, searching for "3DS" on GameStop.com redirects to a page where you can sign up for updates about the system.

We suspect we'll find out the final price, along with other details like launch colors and software lineup, at Nintendo's January 19 event in New York City. This is also likely when we'll see pre-orders begin at other retailers.


[Joystiq]