What are you playing: 2012 post-mortem

Happy (almost) 2013! How do you plan to ring in the new year?


Happy 2013. Well, not yet, soon. Hopefully your holidays are all going well, filled with cheer and lots of eggnog, as you prepare to ring in the new year with games aplenty. The Shacknews staff is bustling away in preparation for a new round of awards, playing and re-playing noteworthy titles from the last year as our deliberations come to a close. Check out what we're playing, and tell us how you plan to celebrate a brand new year!

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  • Garnett Lee: Got to the part about six hours into Persona 4 Golden where all its systems are open. This is going to be awesome. So many variables to play with.

  • John Keefer: I’ve been spending a lot of time with FTL. I can definitely see why a lot of people have it on their Game of the Year lists. I’m also preparing to dive into Far Cry 3, and I still need to play Mass Effect 3 for our GotY selections. It will be a long, but busy weekend.

  • Andrew Yoon: What am I not playing? Like the rest of the Shack team, I’m trying to get through many of the games of 2012 that I’ve missed. On the top of the list: Halo 4.

  • Alice O'Connor: Now that I have returned home from visiting family, I shall play a spot of Dota 2 this weekend. It is a video game of which I am quite fond.

  • Jeff Mattas: This week, it's all about trying to finish up some games in time to decide on GotY. On that note, I'll be trying to wrap up Dishonored, Halo 4, and Darksiders 2. A copy of Guild Wars 2 also made it into my possession, so I'll be giving that a proper go this weekend as well. Happy New Year!

  • Steve Watts: I've been working my way through Borderlands 2's next bit of DLC, and toying with Retro City Rampage on my Vita. Plus I have an iPad in my future, so I'll be looking forward to trying some games out on a much larger screen than my phone. App recommendations are welcome.

  • Ozzie Mejia: I passed the Christmas holiday by watching dozens of people die horrible deaths in The Walking Dead, so maybe I'll ring in the new year with Dishonored and Halo 4.

  • Tyler J. Smith: 2013 is just about here, and with it comes a cavalcade of new titles. But for now, Assassin's Creed III looks to take up most of my free time. Somehow, I've managed to play through the entire Assassins saga in just under three months, even with a thirty-hour Far Cry 3 pit stop.

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    December 28, 2012 5:00 PM

    Tyler J. Smith posted a new article, What are you playing: 2012 post-mortem.

    Happy (almost) 2013! How do you plan to ring in the new year?

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      December 28, 2012 5:43 PM


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      December 28, 2012 6:04 PM

      Currently playing tons of XCOM and catching up on the Halo series.

      Oh, and Farming Simulator 2013 coop.

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      December 28, 2012 9:00 PM

      Tribes: Ascend and Dishonored with some Farcry 3 and CoDBLOPS2 thrown in (and some X-Com if I get a chance...but I want to have a good bit of time set aside for that since I imagine it will eat up all the time I throw at it).

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      December 29, 2012 12:39 AM

      Just Planetside 2...still. XCOM is ready to go, but wondering if I'll ever get around to it now...

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      December 29, 2012 12:40 PM

      my life is being soaked up wtih borderlands 2...

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      December 29, 2012 4:38 PM

      I'm playing through Half-Life 2 again (all I want for Christmas 2013 is Half-Life 3 :) . I should finish that soon then the plan is to replay Bioshock and Bioshock 2 in anticipation of Infinite.

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      December 29, 2012 5:25 PM

      Baldur's Gate EE, Mechwarrior Online, Dishonored, Borderlands 2 and Forza Horizon

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      December 30, 2012 8:53 PM

      Arkham City, X-Com, and Chivalry for my multiplayer kick.

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      December 31, 2012 11:11 PM

      I beat Halo 4, and should try to play more and finish Black Ops 2, Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs, and X-Com. Not to mention as Dengar65 said, Arkham City cuz I still haven't beaten that game. It took me 2 years to beat Arkham Asylum, mainly because of procrastination.

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