Dec 21 2012

My 20 Favorite Moments from Gaming in 2012

Published by at 12:00 pm under Lists,Video Games

11. [Borderlands 2] Attending Tiny Tina’s tea party

One of the most darkly comic missions I’ve ever played in a game.

12. [Borderlands 2] The Bloodwing boss battle with a heartbreaking ending

After playing as Mordecai for 100 hours in the original Borderlands, this went from epic to tragic in a hurry.

13. [Sleeping Dogs] Beating the shit out of a group of armed thugs like I’m Donnie Yen

Oh you have cleavers and pipes? Well I have fists and feet motherf***ers!

14. [Halo 4] Being the wheelman on a 20-kill rampage in the Warthog

There’s nothing like a good powerslide.

15. [Halo 4] Getting a one shot kill with anything, railgun, sniper rifle, laser, beam rifle

This never gets old, ever.

16. [Star Wars: The Old Republic] Designing a badass looking male Jedi and female bounty hunter

And then promptly never using them again after ten hours of play.

17. [The Walking Dead] Feeling like a virtual little girl loves me

A game that truly connects you to its characters is rare.

18. [League of Legends] Winning a game of League of Legends

Seriously it’s a freaking joyous accomplishment at this point.

19. [League of Legends] Having someone say the champion I’m  using is overpowered

It’s the community’s way of saying “you’re doing well and I’m mad.”

20. [League of Legends] Attending the world championship in Santa Monica

More fun than nearly any actual sporting event I’ve been to.

 

 

 





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7 responses so far

  • http://www.torchship.at Aether McLoud

    “Would have liked to run tests on those seashells.”

    Also, Walking dead, whoa. Just finished it a few days ago (yeah I’m late). And damn, in real life I don’t particularly care for children, I don’t want my own (for the next 10 years) but damn, I gave EVERYTHING to make Clementine safe and happy. The ending was devastating, but a brilliant piece of writing and gaming.

  • Mark Jr

    A friend of mine is a huge fan of Tali. I romanced her once, but I apparently lost that save somewhere along the line. So when we were discussing how some things went down in Mass Effect 3, he flipped out when I told him that I ended up sending all of the quarians into extinction, causing Tali to kill herself by jumping off a cliff.

    It’s not like I meant for it to happen, though it was still a very powerful scene, and I certainly felt horrible about accidentally killing off Tali. But the quarians were just being such dicks! I also felt a little sad when I dumped Miranda for Liara and made her cry.

    And goddamn it, Mordin, why did you have to sing? I didn’t cry, but I definitely felt a little empty for the next hour and a half.

  • http://remycarreiro.com/ Remy Carreiro

    Agree totally with the two Borderlands moments you chose. Both of those, in bitter opposition to each other, were why that game was so perfect. Laughter and tears.

  • Ben

    The death of Bloodwing was when I finally became motivated the kill Handsome Jack.

  • trashcanman

    Nice list. I personally laughed my ass off when I found Tali getting drunk using her “emergency induction port” and slurring her speech while shit-talking Miranda in ME3. God, I love that character. Also, will you be my Halo chauffeur, Tassi? I now dread it when a teammate pulls up in a Warthog and honks at me. I love terrorizing the map in a Warthog, but my teammates are always sooooooo bad at it. Hopping in always ends up in a quick death via driving into the middle of a group of enemies and flipping over or something equally stupid. Half the time I don’t even get a single kill because the fool is donuting or power-sliding around so much it’s impossible to aim. Man, I cannot wait for Christmas so I can finally buy The Walking Dead game. After all this hype, that sucker better blow my mind.

  • Tonyctitan

    That gaus hog is the worst, you get a good driver for that and the other team is screwed.

  • biss

    Ummm about mass effect 3 and the indoctrination theory being “ultimately dismissed by Bioware with the extended cut endings.”. Do you have a source for that or just buzzkilling?
    The original creator of “the indoctrination theory” doesnt seem to think it was dismissed. In fact he shows more proof of it after the extended cut was released… im annoyed :(

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