2012 was a good year for the gaming industry. There were a few major disappointments and some great games, but overall it was a good year. Before we gear up for 2013 and the excitement it’s going to bring, let’s take a look back at some of the hits and misses of last year.
2012 The Good:
- WiiU released - brought with it the use of a second screen.
- PS vita released.
- Indie games do marvelously well : The Living Dead, Journey, Hotline Miami to name a few.
- Surprise hits help us maximize the fun: Sleeping Dogs and Dishonored, PS ALL Stars
- Sequels once again do well: Max Payne 4, Hitman: Absolution, Black Ops 2, AC3, HALO 4, Mass Effect 3 etc.
- OKAMI HD comes out, with much better graphics and the same great gameplay that made it the game of the year.
- THQ, owners of Saints Row, Metro, WWE files for bankruptcy.
- Anticipated games get delayed: Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Aliens etc
- The Mass Effect 3 ending has a huge reaction from fans, make the developer add an extra ending
- The disappointment of Assassins Creed 3 not living up to its potential.
- Resident Evil 6 being a bad game.
- Slow PS Vita sales.
- Not a lot of original games and content.
2013 is going to be a big year, infact its going to be a really big year for gamers. Why? Well, we are well on our way to the next generation of gaming. The Xbox360 came out in 2005 followed by the PS3 in 2006. The new consoles will be announced soon. Latest rumors are suggesting that Sony and Microsoft will announce the new systems before E3, maybe even as early as March. Also throw in the fact that Nvidia has announced Project Shield and Valve has announced the Valve Box.
The excitement and thrill that comes with new technology, great games, is what is going to drive this year and we can easily expect new titles and never before seen technology. I can’t wait.
First a look at the consoles coming or atleast to be announced this year. From there, I will share an exhaustive list of titles announced for the year. And these titles, they all look great.
The PS4 Rumor Roundup - Codename: Playstation Orbis
- It will limit the use of pre-used games.
- The New PS will not use the current PS3 Cell Processor
- Lack of backwards compatibility
- Mind Blowing Resolution
- A new PS EYE
- It will use a second Screen
- 8GB RAM / 16GB Flash Memory
- The Alleged Specs:
- AMD Fusion APU - Codenamed 'Liverpool'
- AMD x86 Quad Core at 3.2 GHz
- ATI r10xx (3rd generation) GFLOPS at 800 MHz and 1843 - Codename "Tahiti"
- 8 GB RAM
- HDMI 1.4 - 1080p output
- 320 GB + HDD
- 16 GB Flash Memory
- Run Capability at 1.84 Teraflops