In pictures: E3 2008 picks and pans

The E3 fallout

Sayonara, Third-Party Exclusives


Someone hand Square Enix a cigar for wising up to a fractious console climate by promising former PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy 13 to U.S. Xbox 360 owners in this year's biggest didn't-see-that-coming shocker. Even more shocking: Sony America President and CEO Jack Tretton suggesting that third-party exclusives are on the way out. Bad news for fanboys and franchise monopolies, otherwise known as "a major coup" for the rest of us. — Matt Peckham

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