Game Developers Conference 2009: 16 things we want to see at GDC

GDC 2009 wishlist: The Game Developers Conference is upon us and these are the revelations, games, and topics we want to see in some form at this year's event.

From Microsoft:

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More 360-exclusives of Gears of War caliber.

Hot new exclusive Xbox 360 games is just what we need to tolerate the looming threat of the Red Rings of Death for a little while longer. But seriously folks, Gears of War 3 (which still hasn't been officially announced), Mass Effect 2, and Halo 3: ODST, are all nothing to scoff at, but Microsoft's going to have to step it up to compete with PS3's killer 2009 lineup consisting of Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Uncharted 2, and InFamous.

Something more interesting than Halo.

Halo Wars proved that the Halo brand is strong enough to venture into genres outside first-person shooters, and believe us when we say that no one's more excited for Halo: ODST than the editors here at GamePro. That said, we can only play so many Halo games before the series becomes in danger of turning off fans. What we're saying here is what we want at GDC 2009 is something just as imaginative and cool as Halo.

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More support and promotion for community games.

Great XNA community games like CarneyVale Showtime, Weapon of Choice, and even raunchy Barf and Beer, have proved that the Xbox 360's community games are worth investing time and money into. We just want to see more effort put into getting people excited about playing and creating new XNA games.

Free online play for Xbox Live.

It may seem hard to imagine at first, but hey, Sony doesn't charge for playing PlayStation 3 games online, so why should Microsoft get away with making 360 owners shell out fifty bucks every year just to hop onto Xbox Live? Even Nintendo doesn't charge for their quailit... er, nevermind.

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