Biggest News Headlines Of 2012 - Part 4
Posted on Friday, December 28 @ 12:00:00 Eastern by Alex_Osborn
As we wrap up our four-day look back on the biggest headlines of 2012, we reminisce over the final few months of the year and all of the exciting news that it brought to the gaming industry.
Please join me as we dive into the final four news stories that ended this year with quite a bang.
After loads of rumors regarding a third hardware revision for the PlayStation 3, Sony finally pulled back the curtain on a super-slim model of their Blu-ray powered gaming console. The news was revealed during the Tokyo Game Show, and while everyone was expecting the announcement, I don't think the gaming community at large was anticipating a price increase.
Rockstar had been teasing gamers all year with screenshots and trailers, but what everyone was really dying to know was when they'd be able to purchase Grand Theft Auto V. After stringing the industry along for quite some time, the studio finally pulled back the curtain on the game's launch window, which just so happened to be the timeframe everyone was already expecting.
While I don't think a whole lot of people were expecting the Wii U to be as insanely popular as the Wii, I doubt many thought you'd be able to walk into a store during launch week and pick one up without a pre-order. In fact, gamers who purchased multiple pre-orders in hopes of making a pretty penny on the second console were left disappointed, as you'd be lucky to get even $400 for the system on eBay.
When the debut trailer for Moby Dick Studios' The Phantom Pain aired at Spike's Video Game Awards, the internet erupted with speculation and theories regarding whether or not it might actually be a cryptic teaser for the next Metal Gear Solid game. Could Moby Dick Studios really just be a fake development team created as part of some elaborate Kojima hoax? As evidence continues to grow with each passing day in support of the fact that The Phantom Pain is actually Metal Gear Solid 5, it certainly seems like this may be the case.
So there you have it, GameRevolution's biggest news headlines of 2012. Where there a few noteworthy stories that we missed? Please, share them with us in the comments below.
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Total War: ATTILA
Longbeards trailer. (1:50)
Swords & Soldiers II
Third Faction reveal trailer. (1:55)
Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 teaser trailer. (0:26)
Executive Assault on Steam as Early Access trailer. (1:34)
Earthcore: Shattered Elements
Gameplay Mechanics - The Making of Earthcore - Episode 1. (3:39)
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