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Submitted by GreenRanger 800d ago | opinion piece

Why 2012 Was A Great Year For Gaming

slashgear.com: 2012 was an interesting year in many respects, but it was a particularly interesting year for gaming. 2012 had its share of ups and down, but looking back on the year as a whole, I’d say that it was ultimately good for gamers, developers, and the industry in general. A lot happened throughout the year, and even though we saw vitriol from gamers climb to pretty frightening heights in some cases, there were some pretty cool things happening that you may not have noticed. Needless to say, if 2012 was any indication, then 2013 should be one of gaming’s biggest years yet. (3DS, Assassin's Creed III, Journey, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Sonic And All-Stars Racing Transformed, The Last Story, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xenoblade Chronicles)

KangarooSam  +   800d ago
Picture says it all. :)

And Merry Christmas everyone!
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   800d ago
Yep, new Trials and Minecraft on Xbox Live were killers! Nuff said!
Ezz2013  +   800d ago
yet joureny still the one who score 92% meta
which pretty much score higher than every thing on xbox this year
and it's the one with GOTY awards from most sites
(just like what always happen since 2008 with ps3 exclusives)

just stating facts
CLOUD1983  +   800d ago
2012 is nothing compare to what 2013 have in store for us, 2013 will be in my opinion the best year for PS3 from the moment of it's launch back in 2006, w8 & see!
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coolmast3r  +   800d ago
every year was great for gaming.
csreynolds  +   800d ago
2012 was not a great year for gaming - more a poor year from which a few absolute gems emerged.
Y_5150  +   800d ago
Yes same here. This year also felt good because of like me we still had a lot of games that came out during 2011 that we played this year.
DragonKnight  +   800d ago
2012 was a poor year for gaming. There were fewer gems this year than last year. I suppose that can't be helped as the gen is in wind down mode, but that really doesn't excuse half-assed attempts.
PS4isKing_82  +   800d ago
i wouldnt call it great myself. it was pretty meh all things considered. re6 was a huge letdown. along with the less than grand launch of the wiiu last month. next year however looks to be collossal.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   800d ago
Just the first 5 months of 2013 is better than the entire year of 2012.
Chuk5  +   799d ago
Here's the thing, I feel like a lot of people are looking the wrong places. 2012 was a great your for gaming because it was the year of the download. Games like Walking Dead, Journey, Hotline Miami, Fez etc., where all cheaper and more novel than most $60 games tihs year. Then you have free-to-play coming to make most $60 games look foolish. The big publishers were the wrong place to look for what makes 2012 good. If you're looking there, you're looking in the wrong places.

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