If there's one thing I've learned as a human on the Internet, it's that kitty videos are superior to any other form of media in existence. It's true, guys.
But, if there's any other thing I've learned, it's that console fanboys are never going away. Ever. Go to any gaming-related website on the web and chances are you won't need more than a few minutes to find throngs of grammar-challenged gladiators defending some group of billionaires for no other reason than to justify their purchases to complete strangers.
"No, my soon-to-be outdated piece of technology is the greatest thing to ever exist," one group of will say. "Wrong! The wealthy people I give my parents' money to are the true deities among men," the other will retort, more or less.
You get the idea. The console fanboy wars are by and large aimless, perpetuated by people with motivations that I don't think will ever be fully comprehensible to me.
They aren't going to just disappear though. So, instead of continuing the unwinnable arguments over which console has better technical specs or online features, let's take a look today at what matters the most: the games.
Below are some of the biggest exclusive titles that the two major "hardcore" consoles, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, may be bringing to the table by year's end. From there, we'll let y'all fight amongst yourselves over who will reign supreme as the true console king of 2012, if you just have to do so.
Keep in mind that this list only includes future console-specific exclusives that could realistically come out by the end of this calendar year, so don't get your undies in a bunch when you don't see the likes of Dishonored (which is multi-console), Borderlands 2 (same), The Last of Us (which is coming in 2013), or any other hotly-anticipated title on this list. Got it? Okay, let's go.
Yes, the wonderful, inventive LittleBigPlanet franchise has turned its gaze towards the typically not-so-inventive genre of kart racing. Developed by United Front Games—the folks behind 2010 kart racer ModNation Racers—and longtime series dev Media Molecule, LBP Karting follows in its platforming predecessors' footsteps by having a strong focus on user-generated content. UFG and Media Molecule have strongly opposed the common complaint that LBP Karting is a simple cash-in, stating that the game will run on a brand new engine in an all-new world, with plenty of new modes for Sackboy and friends to toy around with.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Don't call it Super Smash Bros.: Sony Edition. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale may never be able to completely shake comparisons to Nintendo's popular brawler, but then again that may not be such a bad thing. SuperBot's crossover fighter features the largest collection of Sony characters ever found in a game, with such stars as Nathan Drake, Kratos, Sly Cooper, Cole MacGrath, and many more all on the confirmed roster. With PlayStation Vita cross-functionality and a wide variety of stages and unique movesets, PS All-Stars may not just be a cool trip for Sony fanboys, but a pretty great fighter in its own right.