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Video Game Review
2012: The Gaming Year in Review
on Saturday, January 12, 2013
2012 was... a year in gaming. Just another year. But there was some cool stuff that happened, and this video is about all the games Roland played this year that he didn't already get a chance to talk about, including Spec Ops: The Line, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Tribes: Ascend, MechWarrior Online, Hawken, Alan Wake (the PC version), and a bunch of indie games.
In part two, Roland talks to his friend Codeknight about a few high profile games that Roland didn't get around to playing this year. Pretty big spoilers abound for Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, X-COM: Enemy Unknown, and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action.
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