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2012 End of Year Grades for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

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2012 is nothing more than a memory now, and while we’ve given out our Game of the Year awards, as well as our E.T. Awards (for the worst of the year), it’s time to look back at how each of the big three did this year. When mid-year grades were assigned, all three seemed to […]

2013 Resolutions: Digging into the backlogs

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2012 had an incredible lineup of strong video game releases; so much so that many of the “must-play” titles have been missed by many members of our staff. The year may be over, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be playing catch-up with all of 2012’s best releases. These are the games that our staff […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Games for December 2012

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After three stellar months of releases, finding five strong games in December proves slightly more difficult. If you aren’t already buried under the avalanche of titles from the holiday explosion and the Wii U launch, chances are, you won’t find much more in the December 2012 video game releases. The month is not without its […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Games for November 2012

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This November may not be as insane as last year’s, but with some of the biggest releases of the year hitting in the next 30 days, there are still more than enough blockbuster releases to be excited about. November 2012’s video game releases include new entries into the two biggest first person shooter franchises, and […]

Essential Gaming: Calculating the cost of Holiday 2012

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Last year, it was well-documented how crazy the holiday release schedule was, but this year, there isn’t quite as much commotion. Despite the less-than-overwhelming hype for this year’s holiday release schedule, gaming on a budget is going to be as difficult as it has ever been. Sure, November might not be as jam-packed with AAA […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Games for October 2012

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October is finally here and ready to kick off the Holiday 2012 madness. With so many October 2012 video game releases, narrowing down the list to only five for the sake of this Essential Gaming piece proved difficult, meaning there are definite omissions from this list. While games like Forza Horizon, James Bond 007: Legends, […]

Before Wii U: The Top 30 Nintendo Wii Games, Part 3

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With Nintendo’s Wii U on the horizon and all the launch details available, players have undoubtedly noticed the slowdown of releases for the console’s predecessor, the Wii. Aside from three games that had to be semi-successfully petitioned to be brought to the United States, the Wii’s last true meaningful releases came at the end of […]

Before Wii U: The Top 30 Nintendo Wii Games, Part 2

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With Nintendo’s Wii U on the horizon and all the launch details available, players have undoubtedly noticed the slowdown of releases for the console’s predecessor, the Wii. Aside from three games that had to be semi-successfully petitioned to be brought to the United States, the Wii’s last true meaningful releases came at the end of […]

Before Wii U: The Top 30 Nintendo Wii Games

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With Nintendo’s Wii U on the horizon, players have undoubtedly noticed the slowdown of releases for the console’s predecessor, the Wii. Aside from three games that had to be semi-successfully petitioned to be brought to the United States, the Wii’s last true meaningful releases came at the end of 2011 with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Releases of September 2012

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Some might view this month as the calm before the storm, but let’s be honest –– it isn’t all that calm. Not only does September house one of our most anticipated game of 2012, but new entries in two iconic fighting franchises, as well. The release schedule is only going to heat up from here, […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Releases of August 2012

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The summer months may have been a bit light on the big gaming launches, but August 2012 officially kicks off a brutal stretch that will see relentless releases until March 2013. While we aren’t quite seeing BioShock Infinite or Assassin’s Creed III this month, gamers will be treated to a strong selection of highly anticipated […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five Releases of July 2012

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At first, the July 2012 video game releases might look just a bit anemic, but upon further examination, you might be surprised. Sure, Microsoft has its annual Summer of Arcade promotion on Xbox Live, but it brings us great shock to make the following statement: The month of July easily belongs to the Nintendo 3DS. […]

Top 10 most anticipated video games of second-half 2012

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We’ve already named our most-anticipated games of 2012, but with some of them out and others being pushed back to 2013, we feel it’s best if we revise the list — especially after everything we saw at E3 and PAX East. Check out our new top 10 list of the staff’s most-anticipated games for the […]

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