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Best of 2012 Statistics: Breaking down Joystiq's awards

To decide its top ten games of the year, Joystiq goes through a fairly strict voting procedure, which is much more civil than the battle royale you might imagine our process to be. And now, you can get a better idea of how all that procedure works – while you're looking at some cool...

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Best of the Rest: Jordan's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Tekken Tag Tournament 2 With as old of a genre as fighting games are, it seems reasonable to assume the gaming...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: Journey

Watchmen, the monumental graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, was once deemed "unfilmable." So entrenched were the creators in the structure and language of their chosen medium, that no interpretation, even if faithful to the plot and characters, could truly convey as intended this study...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

In the ultimate showdown of "us versus them," your decisions will determine the fate of countless soldiers, the XCOM project, Earth and, oh yeah, humanity. No pressure, Commander. XCOM: Enemy Unknown doesn't just update and re-imagine a classic PC game for a new generation. It executes on bringing...

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Best of the Rest: Mike Schramm's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Puzzle Craft First, I'd like to take a quick bow. Last year at this time (while lauding the great Jetpack...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: The Walking Dead

Telltale's The Walking Dead proves the old adage true at nearly every turn: You just can't satisfy everyone all the time. As Lee Everett, you're going to fail someone no matter what you do. Every decision – including indecision – will piss someone off at best and get someone killed at...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: Fez

Years of hype, several delays, a self-destructively outspoken developer, framerate stutters, game-breaking crashes, and now post-patch blues. While I don't agree, I can certainly understand why some have little time for Fez even before getting into the game underneath all the mess. That's a shame,...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: Super Hexagon

Super Hexagon is about an insignificant speck squeezing through gaps in a concentric, never-ending sequence of ever-shrinking shapes. In other words, Super Hexagon is about: 1. Escaping debt in a constrictive economy 2. Escaping a prison made of lasers 3. The inevitability of death and the hope of...

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Best of the Rest: Xav's picks of 2012

Joystiq is revealing its 10 favorite games of 2012 throughout the week. Keep reading for more top selections and every writer's personal, impassioned picks in Best of the Rest roundups. Syndicate Is it wise to reboot a strategy game, remembered for being one of the best in its genre, in a...

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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: Dishonored

Dishonored is a convoluted work, and key in reclaiming the word "convoluted" for the purposes of praise. Simplicity has a place in the finest games, but sometimes you just want to get wrapped up in things. A scarf metaphor might have gone here, had it not come from the paranoia induced by...

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