The moment you've been waiting for!
Looking back over an entire year, it’s hard to tell which games are going to stand out through the years that follow. Which titles are people going to continue to talk about, get nostalgic over, and load up to replay next a decade from now? Maybe we had a few of those this year, but only time will tell. Perhaps we will look back on what we voted to be the very best of 2012 and our monocles will spin in amazement at our ageless judgment. Or maybe we’ll all laugh and wonder what we were thinking.
Our picks for the best on each console in 2012.
It’s pretty tough to own every console out there these days. Luckily for the average consumer, there are a lot of the same games available on PS3, Xbox 360, and now even Wii U. Each of these pieces of hardware also has its own unique set of releases; some of them are exclusive and others just feel like they belong to one console more than the others. Then there are the portable systems that offer distinctive experiences from each other in almost every game available. So, whether you feel inclined to take sides in the “Console War” or are happy to just play great games on great systems, we’ve picked the best experiences from 2012 on each platform.
What were our favorites in each genre in 2012?
It was sure tough to follow the fantastic year of gaming we had in 2011, but 2012 did a bang up job of holding its own with plenty of amazing releases and some big industry changes to boot. As the current console generation appears to finally be wrapping up, we welcomed the Wii U on the scene as well as Sony’s newest flashy handheld. Game makers continued to stretch what’s possible from the Xbox 360 and PS3 while the PC seems to be roaring back into prominence thanks to Steam and other download services. Yet, despite some developers’ mastery of the current hardware, not every game released was worth spending your money or time on. The fact that there are plenty of sloppy and poorly made games being pumped out makes the ones that really wow us that much more noteworthy. And there were definitely tons of games to get excited about!
Who the hell called Dead Island Game of the Year?!
Here at PixlBit we try to report news and provide articles with as little bias as possible, but sometimes we just have to let loose and just let our true feelings be known on a particular subject. It is in this spirit that we introduce “Rage Quit,” a new series that will see one of the PixlBit staffers go off without having to worry about the little things like common decency.
Just when you thought awards season was over...
Last month we announced our Game of the Year award winners by genre, platform and overall game of the year, but we weren’t through showcasing the best that 2011 had to offer. With so many games deserving of the moniker Game of the Year we have decided to expand our awards ceremony into 2012 with the 2011 Supplemental Awards. These awards seek to recognize games that excelled in a specific area whether it be through technical achievement, sheer enjoyability or utter disappointment.
Podcasts: the final frontier. These are the recordings of the PixlTalk Crew #2. Their continuing mission: to seek out new talking points, and new awkward situations. To boldly go where no PixlTalk has gone before!
Welcome, faithful listeners, to the first official episode of PixlTalk Crew #2! Joaquim sits in with Patrick, Rob, and your new host, Julian. We talk about our personal picks for Game of the Year. Obvious games like Uncharted 3 and Batman: Arkham City are mentioned before we stop to give some love to underdogs like Dead Island and Dragon Age 2.
Come see PixlBit's pick for the top game of the year, as well as the runner up.
Now for the fun part. We've had an opportunity to tell you about the best in each genre and on each console, but today we're pulling out all of the stops and weighing in on the absolute best game of the year. The nominees for this award encompassed only the winners of each of the categories in the past two awards, severely limiting the overall pool of possible choices. The results were surprising, but they speak for themselves. Welcome to the final day of the official...
Find out what games of 2011 best represented the current consoles on the market.
After yesterday's Genre Awards, today we bring you the biggest and best of the year for each of the respective consoles, as well as the best downloadable title of the year, irrespective of the platform it was released. Unlike last year's awards, we didn't segregate multiplatform titles - these were considered alongside the exclusives on each system. Welcome to day two of the...