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Last Mornin '12
Filed under: 2012, GAMING, ACTIONTRIP

Good morning, people. It has been an interesting year to say the least. When we first started compiling all the games for our Game of the Year 2012 feature, it seemed like it was going to be little to choose from. Also, it was a whole lot easier last year, when Skyrim completely blew away the competition.

We've had some truly fine games this year too, although I can't honestly single out something I was personally fond of. For instance, when Diablo 3 was released, I was so excited, as most of us were, I kept playing it for nearly a month. It didn't take too long for the magic to fade somewhat, until eventually I just gave up on the whole item-fetching thing and just picked up Torchlight 2, which offered some significant improvements in the genre. Generally, we're still debating which one of these is the better game, but it remains obvious that Torchlight 2 simply offers a smoother and more enjoyable experience when compared to Diablo 3, which could've been so much better if Blizzard didn't oversimplify the gameplay mechanics and forgot to, shall we say, spice-up the end game content.

As usual, the action genre is crammed with competition, albeit there are no shining examples this year that proved to be groundbreaking or worthy of any special recognition. I'm pleased to see, on the other hand, that so many solid indie games made it to the market this year. This gives us hope for the future of the video games industry. The biggest innovation seems to originate from this area of the gaming scene.

Also, thanks to things like Kickstarter, we have no doubt that the year 2013 will most likely see the birth of even more cool projects. After all, with titles like Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen and Project Eternity in the pipeline, we really couldn't ask for anything more.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone.

Cheers from Dex, Vince, Un Om Bun, Vader and even that mad old fart 2lions.

Thanks for sticking with us!

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Reader Comments
Vader [STAFF] Dec 24 2012, 04:52 am EST
Vote for the systematic annihilation of spammers. Thank you!
Doomsday. Dec 24 2012, 05:15 am EST
Vader [STAFF] Dec 24 2012, 05:38 am EST
Hey there, Dooms, playing anything interesting these days? No, don't tell me: it's Far Cry 3. Right?
  Doomsday.: Dude! I always playing SWTOR! :D
Vader: Ofc, how silly of me.
Doomsday.: Give it another shot man!! :)
Terminator Dec 24 2012, 06:06 am EST
Morning. I'm sure 2013 will be dominated by the Xbox 720 and PS4. Which is fine with me. It's about time the console boys got an upgrade. My main interest in 2013 is SC2: Heart of Swarm. It better be fucking amazing since Blizzard took so long to make it.

On a personal note I'm planning to start online classes next year too. There is no future at my company, and I can't save much for retirement on this salary. Time to move on.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2013!
  EricHalfBee: Good luck with it Terminator.
Dick_Swet: It will be dominated by hardware that doesn't exist a…
Terminator: @ EricHalfBee: Thanks dude. I should have done this y…
EricHalfBee: @Terminator Don't underestimate Industry's ability…
Terminator: Very true. It's happend in my company several times, …
Reikhardt Dec 24 2012, 06:27 am EST

Merry Christmas to you all.
Here's hoping Ubisoft don't screw up Watch Dogs.
CJ_Parker Dec 24 2012, 06:28 am EST
Mornin' + merry xmas and happy holidays and all that shit to all you fuckers out there! :p
EricHalfBee Dec 24 2012, 07:18 am EST
Merry Christmas all. Personally I'm looking forward to playing some old new games in 2013.
  Terminator: I hear that. Besides Heart of Swarm, there are only a…
EricHalfBee: I actually meant some of the new games that will be o…
Terminator: Same here. I still need to play Assassin's Creed 2 be…
daver18qc Dec 24 2012, 07:48 am EST
WoW, where did you find these old sets of Peachez16 (BOTD) ??
I remember downloading these when i was still young HAHA!

(Yes i'm a perv!)
PigMaster Dec 24 2012, 07:55 am EST
hey vader, i just realized how similar you look to one of my best friends.
a good looking friend, no joke!
Vader [STAFF] Dec 24 2012, 08:24 am EST
It's me you foool!!!
PigMaster Dec 24 2012, 09:26 am EST
you're my good looking friend?
Dick_Swet Dec 24 2012, 09:48 am EST
Voted for South Park.
Smiley_ie Dec 24 2012, 10:30 am EST
Merry baby jesus to all
Vodoo Dec 24 2012, 02:20 pm EST
Bah humbug to all of you.

i raise my empty glass to everyone and demand a refill. im off to play some games, the good ones unlike the rest of you americanised consumer slaves.
Breedy_Mcfluff Dec 24 2012, 11:19 pm EST
Happy Christmas, Happy birthday (to me), and ya'll can kiss the great of ass of 2012 goodbye!

Don't go with microsoft next generation. Xbox live subscription shit is fucking stupid.

Good luck. We're all counting on you.
RenegadeCZ Dec 25 2012, 12:24 pm EST
Hey, merry Christmas. I'd add a quick remark about its true meaning, but I do realize that it would be kinda pointless.
  EricHalfBee: The meaning is 'get more stuff' isn't it?
Vader [STAFF] Dec 26 2012, 05:27 am EST
It would. Or fuck it just say what you wanna say.
  Vodoo: PANCAKES ! there, i said it.
Vader: You had to didn't you. Now I want pancakes.
Doomsday. Dec 28 2012, 02:04 am EST
Remember Darth Sion from KOTOR II? I got his lightsaber! Hehehee!
Oh and also the Double Bladed Saber of Exar Kuun! They both look so awesome!
Vader [STAFF] Dec 28 2012, 06:18 am EST
I'm partial to Darth Malak.
Vader [STAFF] Dec 29 2012, 06:33 am EST
And Yoda.
Terminator Dec 29 2012, 07:08 pm EST
Well, it looks like America is going over the Fiscal Cliff. Our 'leaders' can't agree on shit. So Happy fucking New Year to us. I'm jealous of everyone living in another country right now!
Vader [STAFF] Dec 30 2012, 09:07 am EST
over the fiscal cliff, you say. i sure as hell hope you're wrong there...
  Terminator: I hope I'm wrong too, but right now I don't see any h…
Cheddar: Don't be melodramatic. I'm with you on the whole…
Cheddar: What should REALLY anger you is that when the spendin…
Terminator: Nice rant Cheddar :) I see they made some progress…
EricHalfBee: Well I think the fact that it took this long is due t…
LostPcGamer: Well let me share the theory from a great man on demo…


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