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2008 Game Preview

2008 Video Game Preview: Part I

As awesome as 2007 was for gaming, with the release of some of the most advanced games yet, 2008 seems to have a few tricks up its sleeve for us, too. Although Super Mario Galaxy, Halo and Guitar Hero will be on heavy rotation for months to come, I have a feeling that we'll need to make room in our closets for some new faves.

In the first of this three part series, we'll look at four of the twelve coolest games to hit the shelves in the next twelve months. Kicking it off will be the newest title in an uber-creepy series, a fast paced racer that encourages destruction, a revolutionary newcomer and a little something to help you work on your fitness. Game On!

Resident Evil 5
If you're a fan of Resident Evil, you will most likely dig the newest installment of zombified Haitians, eerie sounds, and guns, lots of guns, which you'll want to keep fully loaded. Although it might be hard to top the scare factor of RE4 that left me wanting to leave a light on before bed! Sure to scare you this year on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Now for three more games if you

This evolutionary game created by The Sims' mastermind Will Wright starts us off in the first of five "phases" as a single cell organism. Once you've gathered enough DNA points, you'll then have the ability to evolve, customize your creatures, mate, populate and travel to different worlds.
Evolving on your PC this summer.

Burnout Paradise
The awesomeness of Burnout continues with destruction based challenges and all out pedal-to-the-metal-timed races, this time covering the world with online play and incorporating your consoles' camera abilities to take your license photo! Sweet! Cruising onto your PS3 and Xbox 360 this winter.

Wii Fit
The Wii can do no wrong. Totally Fit approved, the Wii Fit balance board will help you perform up to 40 different exercises and even calculates your BMI. Perfect for all those who over indulged this winter and might need a little bit of intervention. It's not exercise — It's a game! Sculpt your way to being fit this winter.

Stay tuned for the remainder of our preview series to scope out the rest of the best for 2008!


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wicca_08 wicca_08 9 years
Caramel-Kisses Caramel-Kisses 9 years
I've wanted Wii Fit since I saw it's Japanese debut!!
dyskrasia dyskrasia 9 years
Just saw trailer #4 for RE5. I think I peed a little. D: I hope it doesn't suck.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
AWWWWWWWW man ! I love Resident Evil 4 but we only have the Wii not a 360 and I was sooooooo looking forward to playing that game. What a downer
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
scissorz - I LOVED Fable too. It's one of the few games ever I actually was able to stay with until I beat it. Definitely picking up Fable 2 when it comes out.
scissorz scissorz 9 years
im glad someone else mentioned fable 2. i dont think that i have EVER been so stoked about a game . its really the only xbox game that i can literally sit and play for hours on end by myself. i hope for some fun new ds games too...i like the ones like hotel dusk that are just so different from most games...more about a story than a beat this level game
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
Yepyep- Wii fit tops the list for what I've been waiting for most this year. I've been drooling for months now! At this point I wish I had gotten the asian platform for I could already have it in my hot little hands. I have to wait until May?! Oh the horror. Oh well.. until then I guess I'll have to pre-order Endless Ocean and let the calming decktop scenes take me away.
Valynn Valynn 9 years
Oh Spore. I hope it is ready soon! I have a whole list of games scheduled to come out this year that I can't wait for!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I think I'll definitely pick up Wii Fit. We don't have very many games for our Wii and I like the idea that it could be more than a gaming system. Spore sounds interesting too. Lots of highly anticipated games coming out this year, like GTA4, Final Fantasy 13 and Fable 2!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
spore sounds interesting. i am really looking forward to wii fit! it sound like something my mom would like too.
foxie foxie 9 years
Isn't a new Silent Hill coming out sometime? And I thought a new Twisted Metal was being made too...
thedeannamarie thedeannamarie 9 years
The Wii Balance Board sounds like an awesome exercise tool, but I think I want Super Mario Galaxy the most. Of course, Spore sounds cool, too.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 9 years
i want wii fit! but super smash bros! oh i can't wait, i bought my boyfriend the reservation and put all the money for the game on a gift card for christmas
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
Oh. My. Gosh. The Spore game sounds sooooo awesome! I'm not really into gaming, but I will have to make an exception for a science-themed game, particularly one from the people who made Sims! Sweet, I am such a nerd. :)
Suzanne31381 Suzanne31381 9 years
I've never wanted any game console before the Wii. Now I want everything related to WiiFit. And BTW, is that Miley Cyrus spankin' her girlfriend in that pic?
Ashlyn-Rose Ashlyn-Rose 9 years
Can't wait for Resident Evil 5! RE4 was amazing. I wish there were some good DS games coming out.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I might try the Wii Fit. That could be fun. I love the Wii Sports and wish they had more games like that!
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