2012 Will see the rebirth of an existing franchise, and the continued rise of a relative newcomer. Will either of these be able to Dethrone the King of shooters, COD? Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 enter the fray and look to Frag COD Black Ops 2. While the gameplay dynamic and game setting of these contenders is much different than that of the Call of Duty games, at the end of the day, they are vying for the same core audience, and are intent on making converts of hardcore COD fans. Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 have their own immensely strong following, but COD's dominance cannot, will not be denied, or will it. In this article we explore Halo 4 and Borderlands 2. In the process you may come to the realization that indeed, there will be a new lead dog in shooter genre. It's too early to make any real predictions, but the stage has been set for a three way dogfight. Regardless of who takes the top spot, the one certain thing is that fans of the shooter genre will WIN.