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The Top 10 Games of 2012

Another year in the books and another top ten list for games. It’s been a bit of a weird year: two system launches, multiple game delays, and nothing groundbreaking. Still, it’s not like there weren’t any great games in 2012; this list doesn’t have contain any mediocrity. Considering that a number of titles on this list were smaller releases, maybe there are a few here that you haven’t played. This isn’t an isolated opinion; many other media outlets had a number of, if not a majority of the titles on their top games list, made by companies that are not household names. It’s a bit weird that many of the best titles of the year came from obscure place but, then again, 2012 was a pretty bizarre year in gaming. (more…)

Weekly Video Game Post–January 3, 2012

Weekly Video Game Podcast – January 2, 2012 <69 mins (47.5 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and John Teodoro
  • The Top 10 Games of 2011 Podcast  
  • Sorry, Just Dance 3 did not make the list
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of December 24th and other stuff (all sales figures come from


Project Gotham Racing 4 (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Project Gotham Racing 4
Microsoft Xbox 360
Developed by: Bizarre Creations
Published by: Microsoft Game Studios

Racing games are a dime a dozen on the Xbox 360. Microsoft has published almost as many racing games on the system than any other genre combined. Bizarre Creations and Microsoft Game Studios’s Project Gotham Racing 4 is a solid addition to anybody’s 360 racing library. It’s fast, fun, and gorgeous. It’s not perfect and has some serious issues but still stands as one of the superior racing games of the HD generation.