The Best VideoGames of 2012Presented by:Megan Kociolek- Nutley Public LibraryDavid Lisa- Camden County Library SystemNJLA ...
The Best Video Games of 2012
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  • Welcome! Dave: 5 minutes for intro Megan then Dave for 9 titles each 2 minutes per title! Megan: 5 minutes for wrap up slides 10 minutes for Q & A
  • Video Games in Libraries – Why? Because they are popular. With all ages. More popular than you think. Will increase circulation. IP generates more different circs.
  • The Video Game Industry – Why Should You Care About It? As changes occur you need to roll with the changes. Pop culture awareness is important. As new consoles are introduced, you will need to adapt. More about this later. Be aware of E3 and other gaming conventions. Video games cross over into film and vice versa.
  • How Do You Do Video Game Collection Development? Find the fans to help you! Your customers will also tell you what they want and for what consoles. Use best seller lists. And sales rank. Need to buy each title for each platform. Find a prominent display area. Right in front. Market strategy guides and novels with video games.
  • What Systems Should You Buy For? There are three main consoles that are popular today.
  • The past – and now the main video game consoles This is not all of them.
  • Playstation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii U – fully backward compatible with the previous Wii console.
  • PC gaming? We’re not so much interested in circulating PC games in libraries. However we can create public areas for PC gaming in libraries. Being aware of popular PC games will help with collection development. Examples include World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Guild Wars.
  • Mobile and tablet gaming Plants versus zombies Create a welcoming environment for mobile gaming in libraries. Make sure your customers are not afraid to use wifi for gaming. Programming potential here! Have gaming apps downloaded onto your library’s iPads for customers.
  • Strategy guides. +1 to circ Very important. This is easily overlooked. Always have strategy guides available for each video game you circulate. You are losing circs by not having them. Strategy guides alone will circ even without video games in the collection. You find stuff with the aid of strategy guides.
  • There are lots of strategy guides and they are continually being produced.
  • Limited edition strategy guides are good for libraries too.
  • Megan - Diablo III – PC Blizzard Entertainment Coming soon to PS3 & PS4 Diablo 3 is a fantasy world that is being torn apart by evil that has infected all aspects of life, by choosing a hero from the five different classes you are able to guide your character through a story with stunning graphics, interactive play with friends, and finishing a quest that saves the world from evil. Trilogy, is an action-role playing video game, fantasy themed, five character classes, good vs. evil, sold more then 12 million copies during the year, can play with friends or with the public, graphics and music combined make this a stunning well told story. Different controls
  • Megan - Diablo III – PC Blizzard Entertainment Coming soon to PS3 & PS4 Diablo 3 is a fantasy world that is being torn apart by evil that has infected all aspects of life, by choosing a hero from the five different classes you are able to guide your character through a story with stunning graphics, interactive play with friends, and finishing a quest that saves the world from evil. Trilogy, is an action-role playing video game, fantasy themed, five character classes, good vs. evil, sold more then 12 million copies during the year, can play with friends or with the public, graphics and music combined make this a stunning well told story. Different controls
  • Megan - Diablo III – PC Blizzard Entertainment Coming soon to PS3 & PS4 Diablo 3 is a fantasy world that is being torn apart by evil that has infected all aspects of life, by choosing a hero from the five different classes you are able to guide your character through a story with stunning graphics, interactive play with friends, and finishing a quest that saves the world from evil. Trilogy, is an action-role playing video game, fantasy themed, five character classes, good vs. evil, sold more then 12 million copies during the year, can play with friends or with the public, graphics and music combined make this a stunning well told story. Different controls
  • The Witcher 2 – PC and Xbox 360 Geralt is a witcher ( a mutant monster hunter with magical powers), his world is a merciless one filled with politics, backstabbing nobles, and exploited peasants. This game has an engaging story that is robust, action packed and that is supported by all things RPG. One of the outstanding qualities to this game is the constant decisions you have to make that can result in unforeseen consequences and can lead to branching story lines and multiple endings. Some critics such as Eurogamer have praised the difficulty of the prologue, explaining "[the game] treats you not as a player...but as an adult, free to make your own mistakes and suffer a plot in which not everyone gets what they deserve"Witcher 3 is in the pipeline, and if your patron enjoys these types of game buying Dragon Age or Dragon Age 2 would be a great recommendation.
  • The Witcher 2 – PC and Xbox 360 Geralt is a witcher ( a mutant monster hunter with magical powers), his world is a merciless one filled with politics, backstabbing nobles, and exploited peasants. This game has an engaging story that is robust, action packed and that is supported by all things RPG. One of the outstanding qualities to this game is the constant decisions you have to make that can result in unforeseen consequences and can lead to branching story lines and multiple endings. Some critics such as Eurogamer have praised the difficulty of the prologue, explaining "[the game] treats you not as a player...but as an adult, free to make your own mistakes and suffer a plot in which not everyone gets what they deserve"Witcher 3 is in the pipeline, and if your patron enjoys these types of game buying Dragon Age or Dragon Age 2 would be a great recommendation.
  • The Witcher 2 – PC and Xbox 360 Geralt is a witcher ( a mutant monster hunter with magical powers), his world is a merciless one filled with politics, backstabbing nobles, and exploited peasants. This game has an engaging story that is robust, action packed and that is supported by all things RPG. One of the outstanding qualities to this game is the constant decisions you have to make that can result in unforeseen consequences and can lead to branching story lines and multiple endings. Some critics such as Eurogamer have praised the difficulty of the prologue, explaining "[the game] treats you not as a player...but as an adult, free to make your own mistakes and suffer a plot in which not everyone gets what they deserve"Witcher 3 is in the pipeline, and if your patron enjoys these types of game buying Dragon Age or Dragon Age 2 would be a great recommendation.
  • Assassin’s Creed II – PC, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU This game is set in 18th century colonial America, via a man name Desmond who uses a device to view the memories of his ancestors to help him save the world from templar, which brings us to his ancestor Connor, who is caught up in the Assassin's conflict with a Templar order when his Native American villages is attacked by Templars, who intend to seize control of the newly forming America. This game is set during the American Revolution and gives the player access to the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean Sea via Connor’s naval ship, and access to a huge wilderness known as the frontier. The beauty of this game is the story, but the small nuances of the seasons affecting your ability to travel and interact with the game. Game Informer awarded the game 9.5/10, saying " Assassin's Creed III delivers everything the series has promised, and throws in a little more for good measure... Most players will likely spend the first six hours of Assassin's Creed III wrapping their heads around the profound size and ambition of the game". [97]
  • Assassin’s Creed II – PC, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU This game is set in 18th century colonial America, via a man name Desmond who uses a device to view the memories of his ancestors to help him save the world from templar, which brings us to his ancestor Connor, who is caught up in the Assassin's conflict with a Templar order when his Native American villages is attacked by Templars, who intend to seize control of the newly forming America. This game is set during the American Revolution and gives the player access to the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean Sea via Connor’s naval ship, and access to a huge wilderness known as the frontier. The beauty of this game is the story, but the small nuances of the seasons affecting your ability to travel and interact with the game. Game Informer awarded the game 9.5/10, saying " Assassin's Creed III delivers everything the series has promised, and throws in a little more for good measure... Most players will likely spend the first six hours of Assassin's Creed III wrapping their heads around the profound size and ambition of the game". [97]
  • Assassin’s Creed II – PC, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU This game is set in 18th century colonial America, via a man name Desmond who uses a device to view the memories of his ancestors to help him save the world from templar, which brings us to his ancestor Connor, who is caught up in the Assassin's conflict with a Templar order when his Native American villages is attacked by Templars, who intend to seize control of the newly forming America. This game is set during the American Revolution and gives the player access to the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean Sea via Connor’s naval ship, and access to a huge wilderness known as the frontier. The beauty of this game is the story, but the small nuances of the seasons affecting your ability to travel and interact with the game. Game Informer awarded the game 9.5/10, saying " Assassin's Creed III delivers everything the series has promised, and throws in a little more for good measure... Most players will likely spend the first six hours of Assassin's Creed III wrapping their heads around the profound size and ambition of the game". [97]
  • Assassin’s Creed II – PC, Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU This game is set in 18th century colonial America, via a man name Desmond who uses a device to view the memories of his ancestors to help him save the world from templar, which brings us to his ancestor Connor, who is caught up in the Assassin's conflict with a Templar order when his Native American villages is attacked by Templars, who intend to seize control of the newly forming America. This game is set during the American Revolution and gives the player access to the Eastern Seaboard and Caribbean Sea via Connor’s naval ship, and access to a huge wilderness known as the frontier. The beauty of this game is the story, but the small nuances of the seasons affecting your ability to travel and interact with the game. Game Informer awarded the game 9.5/10, saying " Assassin's Creed III delivers everything the series has promised, and throws in a little more for good measure... Most players will likely spend the first six hours of Assassin's Creed III wrapping their heads around the profound size and ambition of the game". [97]
  • Fez-Digital Fez is a 8-bit styled puzzle/platform game, and the plot revolves around Gomez, a two-dimensional creature who lives in a flat, 2D world. One day, Gomez encounters a strange and mysterious artifact called the Hexahedron , which gives him a magical fez hat th at allo ws him to perceive a third dimension. Just as Gomez begins to explore his new ability, the Hexahedron suddenly fractures and explodes, causing the world around him to glitch up and freeze.The game "reboots" and Gome z wakes up to find that he can now explore his world in three dimensions. A floating hypercube explains that he must c ollect the fragments of the Hexahedron, which have been scattered across the world, before the world is torn apart. Fish stated that Fez would be ported to other platforms in 2013, though did not specify which ones. It was released on Steam for Windows on May 1, 2013, with a subsequent port to Linux and Mac OS X at an unspecified time. Fish is talking to Sony to determine a release for the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita via the Play Station Network.F ish has confirme d that there will not be a release of the game for the Nintendo 3DS .
  • Mass Effect 3-Xbox 3, PS3, Wii U Bioware one of my favorite game designers. ARPG Mass Effect 3 details the adventures of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard as they try to defeat a human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus and a synthetic-organic race of machines known as the Reapers. Science-Fiction heavy, that is a conclusion to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, this game is best played by having Mass Effect 2 available at your library. As is standard for BioWare, dealing with characters and decisions that need to be made are the best parts. These interactions are where the role-playing really shines through, as choices made in the last two games come full circle here and truly elevate this game's story above that of Mass Effect 2's character gathering missions. Andrew Reiner of Game Informer awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium".
  • Mass Effect 3-Xbox 3, PS3, Wii UBioware one of my favorite game designers. ARPGMass Effect 3 details the adventures of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard as they try to defeat a human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus and a synthetic-organic race of machines known as the Reapers. Science-Fiction heavy, that is a conclusion to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, this game is best played by having Mass Effect 2 available at your library. As is standard for BioWare, dealing with characters and decisions that need to be made are the best parts. These interactions are where the role-playing really shines through, as choices made in the last two games come full circle here and truly elevate this game's story above that of Mass Effect 2's character gathering missions. Andrew Reiner of Game Informer awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium". awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium".
  • Mass Effect 3-Xbox 3, PS3, Wii UBioware one of my favorite game designers. ARPGMass Effect 3 details the adventures of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard as they try to defeat a human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus and a synthetic-organic race of machines known as the Reapers. Science-Fiction heavy, that is a conclusion to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, this game is best played by having Mass Effect 2 available at your library. As is standard for BioWare, dealing with characters and decisions that need to be made are the best parts. These interactions are where the role-playing really shines through, as choices made in the last two games come full circle here and truly elevate this game's story above that of Mass Effect 2's character gathering missions. Andrew Reiner of Game Informer awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium". awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium".
  • Mass Effect 3-Xbox 3, PS3, Wii UBioware one of my favorite game designers. ARPGMass Effect 3 details the adventures of Systems Alliance Commander Shepard as they try to defeat a human-survivalist paramilitary group called Cerberus and a synthetic-organic race of machines known as the Reapers. Science-Fiction heavy, that is a conclusion to Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, this game is best played by having Mass Effect 2 available at your library. As is standard for BioWare, dealing with characters and decisions that need to be made are the best parts. These interactions are where the role-playing really shines through, as choices made in the last two games come full circle here and truly elevate this game's story above that of Mass Effect 2's character gathering missions. Andrew Reiner of Game Informer awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium". awarded it 10 out of 10 and asserted that "BioWare has delivered one of the most intricately crafted stories in the history of the medium".
  • Guild Wars 2-PC Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that features a storyline that is responsive to players actions. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the r e-emerg ence of Destiny's Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a Lovecraftian species that has seized control of Tyria in the time since the original Guild Wars . Guild Wars 2 will allow a player to create a charact er from a combination of five races and eight professions, and the player is tasked with reuniting the members of the disbanded Destiny's Edge. IGN 's Charles Onyett rated the game a 9/10, commenting that the game is "on e o f the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design" Time listed Guild Wars 2 as the top video game of 2012. Editor Matt Peckham no ted that "Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter, like a meteoroid banging into a satellite", adding on that "Guild Wars 2 hasthe feel of a living world, and the sort of compulsive anywhere-you-go playability other MMOs only dream of.
  • Guild Wars 2-PC Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that features a storyline that is responsive to players actions. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the r e-emerg ence of Destiny's Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a Lovecraftian species that has seized control of Tyria in the time since the original Guild Wars . Guild Wars 2 will allow a player to create a charact er from a combination of five races and eight professions, and the player is tasked with reuniting the members of the disbanded Destiny's Edge. IGN 's Charles Onyett rated the game a 9/10, commenting that the game is "on e o f the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design" Time listed Guild Wars 2 as the top video game of 2012. Editor Matt Peckham no ted that "Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter, like a meteoroid banging into a satellite", adding on that "Guild Wars 2 hasthe feel of a living world, and the sort of compulsive anywhere-you-go playability other MMOs only dream of.
  • Guild Wars 2-PC Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that features a storyline that is responsive to players actions. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the r e-emerg ence of Destiny's Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a Lovecraftian species that has seized control of Tyria in the time since the original Guild Wars . Guild Wars 2 will allow a player to create a charact er from a combination of five races and eight professions, and the player is tasked with reuniting the members of the disbanded Destiny's Edge. IGN 's Charles Onyett rated the game a 9/10, commenting that the game is "on e o f the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design" Time listed Guild Wars 2 as the top video game of 2012. Editor Matt Peckham no ted that "Guild Wars 2 is one of those rare games that unexpectedly knocks your life off-kilter, like a meteoroid banging into a satellite", adding on that "Guild Wars 2 hasthe feel of a living world, and the sort of compulsive anywhere-you-go playability other MMOs only dream of.
  • Escape Plan Playstation Vita Escape Plan is a puzzle video game where the player controls two characters, Lil & Laarg through a series of booby-trapped rooms.The gesture-based control system requires players to trace paths for the characters and tap obstacles to move them out of the way and clear a path for them. Traps range from a single brick laying on the floor to enormous rotating fan blades. At a preview event in October 2011, IGN editors ranked Escape Plan as their favourite PlayStation Vita game so far, commenting specifically on the game's "stunning", black and white chiaroscuro visuals, "great" cla ssical so undtrack and gameplay which makes good use of many of the Vita's control features.
  • Escape Plan Playstation Vita Escape Plan is a puzzle video game where the player controls two characters, Lil & Laarg through a series of booby-trapped rooms.The gesture-based control system requires players to trace paths for the characters and tap obstacles to move them out of the way and clear a path for them. Traps range from a single brick laying on the floor to enormous rotating fan blades. At a preview event in October 2011, IGN editors ranked Escape Plan as their favourite PlayStation Vita game so far, commenting specifically on the game's "stunning", black and white chiaroscuro visuals, "great" cla ssical so undtrack and gameplay which makes good use of many of the Vita's control features.
  • Escape Plan Playstation Vita Escape Plan is a puzzle video game where the player controls two characters, Lil & Laarg through a series of booby-trapped rooms.The gesture-based control system requires players to trace paths for the characters and tap obstacles to move them out of the way and clear a path for them. Traps range from a single brick laying on the floor to enormous rotating fan blades. At a preview event in October 2011, IGN editors ranked Escape Plan as their favourite PlayStation Vita game so far, commenting specifically on the game's "stunning", black and white chiaroscuro visuals, "great" cla ssical so undtrack and gameplay which makes good use of many of the Vita's control features.
  • FTL: Faster Than Light Digital FTL: Faster Than Light is a top down , real tim e strategy game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding critical information to be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away, while being pursued by a large rebel fleet. The player must guide the spacecraft over a number of sectors, each with planetary systems and events procedurally-generated in a rogue-like fashion, while facing against rebel and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew, and outfitting and upgrading their ship. Combat takes place in real time, and if the ship is destroyed or the crew lost, the game ends in death, requiring the player to restart. Subset opted to engage in a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign to finish the title, and s ucceeded in obtaining twenty times more than they had sought; the extra funds were used towards more professional art, music and in-game writing. The game, considered one of the major successes of the Kickstarter fundraisers for video games, was released in September 2012, to many positive reviews.
  • FTL: Faster Than Light Digital FTL: Faster Than Light is a top down , real tim e strategy game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding critical information to be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away, while being pursued by a large rebel fleet. The player must guide the spacecraft over a number of sectors, each with planetary systems and events procedurally-generated in a rogue-like fashion, while facing against rebel and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew, and outfitting and upgrading their ship. Combat takes place in real time, and if the ship is destroyed or the crew lost, the game ends in death, requiring the player to restart. Subset opted to engage in a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign to finish the title, and s ucceeded in obtaining twenty times more than they had sought; the extra funds were used towards more professional art, music and in-game writing. The game, considered one of the major successes of the Kickstarter fundraisers for video games, was released in September 2012, to many positive reviews.
  • FTL: Faster Than LightDigitalFTL: Faster Than Light is a top down , real tim e strategy game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding critical information to be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away, while being pursued by a large rebel fleet. The player must guide the spacecraft over a number of sectors, each with planetary systems and events procedurally-generated in a rogue-like fashion, while facing against rebel and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew, and outfitting and upgrading their ship. Combat takes place in real time, and if the ship is destroyed or the crew lost, the game ends in death, requiring the player to restart.Subset opted to engage in a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign to finish the title, and s ucceeded in obtaining twenty times more than they had sought; the extra funds were used towards more professional art, music and in-game writing. The game, considered one of the major successes of the Kickstarter fundraisers for video games, was released in September 2012, to many positive reviews.
  • FTL: Faster Than LightDigitalFTL: Faster Than Light is a top down , real tim e strategy game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding critical information to be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away, while being pursued by a large rebel fleet. The player must guide the spacecraft over a number of sectors, each with planetary systems and events procedurally-generated in a rogue-like fashion, while facing against rebel and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew, and outfitting and upgrading their ship. Combat takes place in real time, and if the ship is destroyed or the crew lost, the game ends in death, requiring the player to restart.Subset opted to engage in a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign to finish the title, and s ucceeded in obtaining twenty times more than they had sought; the extra funds were used towards more professional art, music and in-game writing. The game, considered one of the major successes of the Kickstarter fundraisers for video games, was released in September 2012, to many positive reviews.
  • FTL: Faster Than LightDigitalFTL: Faster Than Light is a top down , real tim e strategy game created by indie developers Subset Games. In the game, the player controls the crew of a single spacecraft, holding critical information to be delivered to an allied fleet several sectors away, while being pursued by a large rebel fleet. The player must guide the spacecraft over a number of sectors, each with planetary systems and events procedurally-generated in a rogue-like fashion, while facing against rebel and other hostile forces, recruiting new crew, and outfitting and upgrading their ship. Combat takes place in real time, and if the ship is destroyed or the crew lost, the game ends in death, requiring the player to restart.Subset opted to engage in a crowd-sourced Kickstarter campaign to finish the title, and succeeded in obtaining twenty times more than they had sought; the extra funds were used towards more professional art, music and in-game writing. The game, considered one of the major successes of the Kickstarter fundraisers for video games, was released in September 2012, to many positive reviews.
  • Spelunky Xbox Arcade Live Spelunky is an indie action adventure game where players control an unnamed adventurer known as the spelunker. The aim of the game is to explore underground tunnels, gathering as much treasure as possible while avoiding traps and enemies. The spelunker can whip or jump on enemies to defeat them, pick up items that can be thrown to either attack enemies or set off traps, and use a limited supply of bombs and ropes to navigate the caves. Levels are randomly generated and grouped into four increasingly difficult "areas", each with a distinctive set of items, enemies, terrain types and special features. Later areas contain better treasures, plus secret locations (like the City of Gold) and items. However, if the player loses all their hearts or runs into an instant kill trap, they will have to start from the beginning.
  • Spelunky Xbox Arcade Live Spelunky is an indie action adventure game where players control an unnamed adventurer known as the spelunker. The aim of the game is to explore underground tunnels, gathering as much treasure as possible while avoiding traps and enemies. The spelunker can whip or jump on enemies to defeat them, pick up items that can be thrown to either attack enemies or set off traps, and use a limited supply of bombs and ropes to navigate the caves. Levels are randomly generated and grouped into four increasingly difficult "areas", each with a distinctive set of items, enemies, terrain types and special features. Later areas contain better treasures, plus secret locations (like the City of Gold) and items. However, if the player loses all their hearts or runs into an instant kill trap, they will have to start from the beginning.
  • Spelunky Xbox Arcade Live Spelunky is an indie action adventure game where players control an unnamed adventurer known as the spelunker. The aim of the game is to explore underground tunnels, gathering as much treasure as possible while avoiding traps and enemies. The spelunker can whip or jump on enemies to defeat them, pick up items that can be thrown to either attack enemies or set off traps, and use a limited supply of bombs and ropes to navigate the caves. Levels are randomly generated and grouped into four increasingly difficult "areas", each with a distinctive set of items, enemies, terrain types and special features. Later areas contain better treasures, plus secret locations (like the City of Gold) and items. However, if the player loses all their hearts or runs into an instant kill trap, they will have to start from the beginning.
  • Spelunky Xbox Arcade Live Spelunky is an indie action adventure game where players control an unnamed adventurer known as the spelunker. The aim of the game is to explore underground tunnels, gathering as much treasure as possible while avoiding traps and enemies. The spelunker can whip or jump on enemies to defeat them, pick up items that can be thrown to either attack enemies or set off traps, and use a limited supply of bombs and ropes to navigate the caves. Levels are randomly generated and grouped into four increasingly difficult "areas", each with a distinctive set of items, enemies, terrain types and special features. Later areas contain better treasures, plus secret locations (like the City of Gold) and items. However, if the player loses all their hearts or runs into an instant kill trap, they will have to start from the beginning.
  • Dave The Walking Dead-PS3 & Xbox The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman's global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they're not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.
  • The Walking Dead-PS3 & Xbox The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman's global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they're not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.
  • The Walking Dead-PS3 & Xbox The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman's global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they're not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.
  • The Walking Dead-PS3 & Xbox The Walking Dead is an award-winning vision of Robert Kirkman's global hit comic book series. Experience the true horror and emotional impact of being a survivor of the undead apocalypse in a zombie game unlike any other. You will meet people and experience events that will impact the story of Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes, and you will be forced to make decisions that are not only tough, but that will have a direct effect on the story that you experience. The undead are everywhere, but they're not your only problem. Starvation, betrayal, heartbreak and more will challenge you as you attempt to survive in the world of The Walking Dead.
  • Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.
  • Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.
  • Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.
  • Borderlands 2 Borderlands 2 furthers the distinct blending of First Person Shooter and Role Playing genres to create the true evolution of the Role Playing Shooter. Team up with up to three other players for four-player online goodness or go old-school with two-player split-screen couch sharing mayhem as you spend hours leveling up your character and equipping them with one of the millions of badass weapons. Borderlands 2 features a new visually stunning array of procedurally generated guns, shields, grenades, artifacts, enemies and more. Choose one of the four new character classes to be taken through a carefully crafted and connected story to all new and surprising environments across the living planet of Pandora. Make new friends, arm them to the teeth and fight alongside them on your relentless quest for revenge and redemption.
  • Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Experience the gaming phenomenon “Minecraft”, rebuilt for Xbox 360! Create worlds limited only by your imagination. Explore, build, and conquer alone or with your friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox LIVE!* With new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, it’s a whole new way to make your imagination reality! Imagine it, build it! Minecraft for Xbox 360 lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft for Xbox 360! Key Features   • The infinite possibilities in Minecraft just got bigger! The gaming phenomenon comes to the console with new features designed specifically for Xbox 360.  • Crafting has never been faster and easier! The new crafting interface in Minecraft for Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build Minecraft worlds where your imagination is the only limit.  • Learn the basics and master essential skills faster with the all-new Tutorial mode.  • Play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with Friends over Xbox LIVE. Combine local split screen* and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.  • Experience the all-new end-game battle with the Ender Dragon, including 8-player multiplayer, revised for the console edition! * Split screen option requires HD TV.
  • Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Experience the gaming phenomenon “Minecraft”, rebuilt for Xbox 360! Create worlds limited only by your imagination. Explore, build, and conquer alone or with your friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox LIVE!* With new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, it’s a whole new way to make your imagination reality! Imagine it, build it! Minecraft for Xbox 360 lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft for Xbox 360! Key Features   • The infinite possibilities in Minecraft just got bigger! The gaming phenomenon comes to the console with new features designed specifically for Xbox 360.  • Crafting has never been faster and easier! The new crafting interface in Minecraft for Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build Minecraft worlds where your imagination is the only limit.  • Learn the basics and master essential skills faster with the all-new Tutorial mode.  • Play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with Friends over Xbox LIVE. Combine local split screen* and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.  • Experience the all-new end-game battle with the Ender Dragon, including 8-player multiplayer, revised for the console edition! * Split screen option requires HD TV.
  • Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Experience the gaming phenomenon “Minecraft”, rebuilt for Xbox 360! Create worlds limited only by your imagination. Explore, build, and conquer alone or with your friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox LIVE!* With new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, it’s a whole new way to make your imagination reality! Imagine it, build it! Minecraft for Xbox 360 lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft for Xbox 360! Key Features   • The infinite possibilities in Minecraft just got bigger! The gaming phenomenon comes to the console with new features designed specifically for Xbox 360.  • Crafting has never been faster and easier! The new crafting interface in Minecraft for Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build Minecraft worlds where your imagination is the only limit.  • Learn the basics and master essential skills faster with the all-new Tutorial mode.  • Play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with Friends over Xbox LIVE. Combine local split screen* and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.  • Experience the all-new end-game battle with the Ender Dragon, including 8-player multiplayer, revised for the console edition! * Split screen option requires HD TV.
  • Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Experience the gaming phenomenon “Minecraft”, rebuilt for Xbox 360! Create worlds limited only by your imagination. Explore, build, and conquer alone or with your friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox LIVE!* With new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, it’s a whole new way to make your imagination reality! Imagine it, build it! Minecraft for Xbox 360 lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft for Xbox 360! Key Features   • The infinite possibilities in Minecraft just got bigger! The gaming phenomenon comes to the console with new features designed specifically for Xbox 360.  • Crafting has never been faster and easier! The new crafting interface in Minecraft for Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build Minecraft worlds where your imagination is the only limit.  • Learn the basics and master essential skills faster with the all-new Tutorial mode.  • Play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with Friends over Xbox LIVE. Combine local split screen* and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.  • Experience the all-new end-game battle with the Ender Dragon, including 8-player multiplayer, revised for the console edition! * Split screen option requires HD TV.
  • Dishonored Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make. Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
  • Dishonored Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make. Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
  • Dishonored Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make. Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
  • Dishonored Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets with the flexible combat system as you combine the numerous supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make. Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange technology and otherworldly mysticism coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is being besieged by plague and ruled by an oppressive government armed with neo-industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.
  • Halo 4 The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops - episodic fiction-based co-op missions Key Features The Reclaimer Saga Begins: Experience the dawn of an epic new Halo adventure, solo or split screen with up to three friends Go Beyond the Story: Halo 4’s Infinity Multiplayer features a vastly expanded suite of multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armor abilities, a new loadout and Spartan-IV player progression system. • Spartan Ops: Extend your campaign experience in a massive-scale adventure that builds upon the “Halo 4” Campaign. Receive a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE followed by new game play missions, played solo or cooperatively with up to three friends – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game!* • War Games: Battle the competition in fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies. • Track your groups, stats and scores on HaloWaypoint.com Edge-of-your-seat Entertainment: Immerse yourself in Halo 4’s graphics, sound and epic game play including a mysterious and deadly new class of enemies* *Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). System requirements forthcoming. See www.halo4.com
  • Halo 4 The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops - episodic fiction-based co-op missions Key Features The Reclaimer Saga Begins: Experience the dawn of an epic new Halo adventure, solo or split screen with up to three friends Go Beyond the Story: Halo 4’s Infinity Multiplayer features a vastly expanded suite of multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armor abilities, a new loadout and Spartan-IV player progression system. • Spartan Ops: Extend your campaign experience in a massive-scale adventure that builds upon the “Halo 4” Campaign. Receive a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE followed by new game play missions, played solo or cooperatively with up to three friends – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game!* • War Games: Battle the competition in fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies. • Track your groups, stats and scores on HaloWaypoint.com Edge-of-your-seat Entertainment: Immerse yourself in Halo 4’s graphics, sound and epic game play including a mysterious and deadly new class of enemies* *Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). System requirements forthcoming. See www.halo4.com
  • Halo 4 The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops - episodic fiction-based co-op missions Key Features The Reclaimer Saga Begins: Experience the dawn of an epic new Halo adventure, solo or split screen with up to three friends Go Beyond the Story: Halo 4’s Infinity Multiplayer features a vastly expanded suite of multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armor abilities, a new loadout and Spartan-IV player progression system. • Spartan Ops: Extend your campaign experience in a massive-scale adventure that builds upon the “Halo 4” Campaign. Receive a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE followed by new game play missions, played solo or cooperatively with up to three friends – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game!* • War Games: Battle the competition in fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies. • Track your groups, stats and scores on HaloWaypoint.com Edge-of-your-seat Entertainment: Immerse yourself in Halo 4’s graphics, sound and epic game play including a mysterious and deadly new class of enemies* *Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). System requirements forthcoming. See www.halo4.com
  • Halo 4 The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology, the universe will never be the same. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops - episodic fiction-based co-op missions Key Features The Reclaimer Saga Begins: Experience the dawn of an epic new Halo adventure, solo or split screen with up to three friends Go Beyond the Story: Halo 4’s Infinity Multiplayer features a vastly expanded suite of multiplayer modes, weapons, vehicles, armor abilities, a new loadout and Spartan-IV player progression system. • Spartan Ops: Extend your campaign experience in a massive-scale adventure that builds upon the “Halo 4” Campaign. Receive a weekly series of cinematic episodes on Xbox LIVE followed by new game play missions, played solo or cooperatively with up to three friends – effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game!* • War Games: Battle the competition in fresh, immersive new game modes and strategies. • Track your groups, stats and scores on HaloWaypoint.com Edge-of-your-seat Entertainment: Immerse yourself in Halo 4’s graphics, sound and epic game play including a mysterious and deadly new class of enemies* *Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). System requirements forthcoming. See www.halo4.com
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown – ps3 xbox 360 XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown ps3 xbox 360 XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown ps3 xbox 360 XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown ps3 xbox 360 XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
  • Xcom Enemy Unknown ps3 xbox 360 XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics. The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle. Strategy Evolved: XCOM: Enemy Unknown couples tactical turn-based gameplay with incredible action sequences and on-the-ground combat. Strategic Base: Recruit, customize and grow unique soldiers and manage your personnel. Detect and intercept the alien threat as you build and expand your XCOM headquarters. Tactical Combat: Direct soldier squads in turn-based ground battles and deploy air units such as the Interceptor and Sky ranger. Worldwide Threat: Combat spans the globe as the XCOM team engages in over 70 unique missions, interacting and negotiating with governments around the world.
  • Far Cry 3 – ps3 & xbox 360 Key Game Features An Open World First-Person Shooter Create your own FPS adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns or long-range sniping. An Island Of Danger And Discovery Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges and swampy grasslands to white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games and travel quickly by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more! Uncover A Memorable Story And An Insane Cast Of Characters Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey to the dark side of humanity, written by a Writers Guild Award winner. Play With Friends In A Full Co-Op Campaign Play online or split screen and team up in a four-player campaign which challenges you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Key Game Features (continued) A Different Breed Of Multiplayer Innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates and calling in support weapons. After each match, players have the choice to punish or show mercy for their foes in fun and twisted ways, choreographed with interactive cutscenes. Use The Map Editor To Create And Access New Content The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry Map Editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of all-new content with the very best being showcased for the whole world to enjoy. Using the included tools, you too can make amazing maps, quickly and easily. Cutting-Edge Graphics And Gameplay Far Cry 3 is being developed by the world-class game designers who brought you such critically acclaimed titles as Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and World in Conflict.
  • Far Cry 3 – ps3 & xbox 360 Key Game Features An Open World First-Person Shooter Create your own FPS adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns or long-range sniping. An Island Of Danger And Discovery Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges and swampy grasslands to white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games and travel quickly by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more! Uncover A Memorable Story And An Insane Cast Of Characters Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey to the dark side of humanity, written by a Writers Guild Award winner. Play With Friends In A Full Co-Op Campaign Play online or split screen and team up in a four-player campaign which challenges you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Key Game Features (continued) A Different Breed Of Multiplayer Innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates and calling in support weapons. After each match, players have the choice to punish or show mercy for their foes in fun and twisted ways, choreographed with interactive cutscenes. Use The Map Editor To Create And Access New Content The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry Map Editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of all-new content with the very best being showcased for the whole world to enjoy. Using the included tools, you too can make amazing maps, quickly and easily. Cutting-Edge Graphics And Gameplay Far Cry 3 is being developed by the world-class game designers who brought you such critically acclaimed titles as Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and World in Conflict.
  • Far Cry 3 – ps3 & xbox 360 Key Game Features An Open World First-Person Shooter Create your own FPS adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns or long-range sniping. An Island Of Danger And Discovery Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges and swampy grasslands to white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games and travel quickly by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more! Uncover A Memorable Story And An Insane Cast Of Characters Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey to the dark side of humanity, written by a Writers Guild Award winner. Play With Friends In A Full Co-Op Campaign Play online or split screen and team up in a four-player campaign which challenges you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Key Game Features (continued) A Different Breed Of Multiplayer Innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates and calling in support weapons. After each match, players have the choice to punish or show mercy for their foes in fun and twisted ways, choreographed with interactive cutscenes. Use The Map Editor To Create And Access New Content The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry Map Editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of all-new content with the very best being showcased for the whole world to enjoy. Using the included tools, you too can make amazing maps, quickly and easily. Cutting-Edge Graphics And Gameplay Far Cry 3 is being developed by the world-class game designers who brought you such critically acclaimed titles as Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and World in Conflict.
  • Far Cry 3 – ps3 & xbox 360 Key Game Features An Open World First-Person Shooter Create your own FPS adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns or long-range sniping. An Island Of Danger And Discovery Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges and swampy grasslands to white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games and travel quickly by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more! Uncover A Memorable Story And An Insane Cast Of Characters Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey to the dark side of humanity, written by a Writers Guild Award winner. Play With Friends In A Full Co-Op Campaign Play online or split screen and team up in a four-player campaign which challenges you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Key Game Features (continued) A Different Breed Of Multiplayer Innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates and calling in support weapons. After each match, players have the choice to punish or show mercy for their foes in fun and twisted ways, choreographed with interactive cutscenes. Use The Map Editor To Create And Access New Content The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry Map Editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of all-new content with the very best being showcased for the whole world to enjoy. Using the included tools, you too can make amazing maps, quickly and easily. Cutting-Edge Graphics And Gameplay Far Cry 3 is being developed by the world-class game designers who brought you such critically acclaimed titles as Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and World in Conflict.
  • Far Cry 3 – ps3 & xbox 360 Key Game Features An Open World First-Person Shooter Create your own FPS adventure. Customize your weapons, your skills and your approach to each mission, whether you favor intense run-and-gun action, stealthy close-up takedowns or long-range sniping. An Island Of Danger And Discovery Explore a diverse island playground, from mountain ranges and swampy grasslands to white sandy beaches. Discover relics, hunt exotic animals, play mini-games and travel quickly by land, sea or air. Fight your way through the island’s towns, temples, river ports and more! Uncover A Memorable Story And An Insane Cast Of Characters Encounter an engaging and disturbed cast of characters as you take a gritty journey to the dark side of humanity, written by a Writers Guild Award winner. Play With Friends In A Full Co-Op Campaign Play online or split screen and team up in a four-player campaign which challenges you to be your best and work together to prevail. Experience the island through the eyes of a wayward crew in their own quest to survive against the odds. Key Game Features (continued) A Different Breed Of Multiplayer Innovative multiplayer rewards skill and team play. To level up, players must support each other by boosting with battle cries, reviving teammates and calling in support weapons. After each match, players have the choice to punish or show mercy for their foes in fun and twisted ways, choreographed with interactive cutscenes. Use The Map Editor To Create And Access New Content The powerful and easy-to-use Far Cry Map Editor is back, with new and improved features. A community of mapmakers ensures a constant stream of all-new content with the very best being showcased for the whole world to enjoy. Using the included tools, you too can make amazing maps, quickly and easily. Cutting-Edge Graphics And Gameplay Far Cry 3 is being developed by the world-class game designers who brought you such critically acclaimed titles as Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and World in Conflict.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • Journey Enter the world of Journey, the third game from acclaimed developers thatgamecompany and presented by SCEA Santa Monica Studio. Journey is an interactive parable, an anonymous online adventure to experience a person’s life passage and their intersections with other’s. You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose. Travel and explore this ancient, mysterious world alone, or with a stranger you meet along the way. Soar above ruins and glide across sands as you discover the secrets of a forgotten civilization. Featuring stunning visuals, haunting music, and unique online gameplay, Journey delivers an experience like no other.
  • The future of video gaming? Are we looking at a future where virtual headsets replace consoles and monitors?
  • Playstation 4 By the end of the year. So far, just the controller is known.
  • Xbox One Soon to be introduced. PS4 and Xbox One will be competing at the end of the year. You can capitalize off of this competition!
  • Questions and comments? 10 minutes.
  • Njla year’s best video games 2012

    1. 1. The Best VideoGames of 2012Presented by:Megan Kociolek- Nutley Public LibraryDavid Lisa- Camden County Library SystemNJLA AnnualNJLA AnnualConferenceConferenceTuesday, June 4, 2013Tuesday, June 4, 2013
    2. 2. The Best Video Games of 2012
    3. 3. Questions?Comments?
    4. 4. CreditsEntertainment Weekly © Entertainment WeeklyThe Walking Dead © Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore. Published by Image ComicsTonyMooreIllustration.comGuild Wars 2©ArenaNet, LLC. and NC Interactive, LLC.Assassins Creed 3© Ubisoft EntertainmentFez© POLYTRON CORPORATIONWitcher 2© 2013 CD Projekt S.ADiablo 3 ©BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INCAll book, DVD and magazine covers are copyright of the respective ownersand are used for demonstration and promotional purposes only.
    5. 5. Thanks!• Megan Kociolek(megankociolek@me.com)• David Lisa (davidlisa@davidlisa.com)

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