Our Gaming Predictions for 2009


With 2009 finally here, we are going to see the releases of many anticipated titles. However, other than game releases, 2009 has a lot more to offer with events like E3 and GDC coming our way we can expect to see new game announcements and teasers for games releasing in 2010. What will be happen this year? Our predictions at the jump.

Sal’s Predictions for 2009
• Blue Dragon 2 will be officially announced (although already confirmed) by Mistwalker for Xbox 360. It will correct the glitches of the first game such as slow frame rate.
• DC Universe Online will release late 2009 and succeed in what it is doing, with most heroes and villains being owned by my personally created hero.
• Duke Nukem Forever will finally release. Signs indicate it due to 3D Realms releasing much more screenshots in the past year then they’ve done in a long time. If not this year, early 2010.
• Kingdom Hearts 3 will be announced for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or both. Due to Square’s recent Xbox 360 support, it’s hard to pinpoint this title’s platform.
• Nintendo Wii will continue to outsell the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3… for some reason.
• Portal 2 will finally be unveiled. GladOS will not return.
• Shenmue 3 will be announced by Sega, making fans wet themselves for several days after the announcement.
• Square Enix will reveal their next generation MMORPG, Rapture; will make us pay $20 a month to play.

Joey’s Predictions for 2009
• 2009 will be the year of the PlayStation 3.
• The British game industry will get a break, despite it’s struggles.
• Five open world games will be released in 2009.
• I Am Alive will have nothing to do with earthquakes.
• People will still claim that Grand Theft Auto IV is superior to Saints Row 2.
• Activison will continue to whore the Guitar Hero franchise.
• A Grand Theft Auto spin-off will be announced, but Grand Theft Auto 5 won’t be released until next gen.

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