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E3 2013. It’s only one day away.

The biggest event for gamers features two new consoles, beginning a new generation of gaming and igniting an even more intense rivalry between the three first-party publishers. Each year there are surprises that shock even the most jaded gamers.

Of course, when it comes to surprises, we all love to make predictions about what we’ll see at the show. From a mythical game reveal to “One more thing…” at the press conferences, here’s each of our predictions for E3 2013.

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Population GO: Fan Favorite 2013

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It’s that time of the year again!

Starting March 4, we will be running our 2nd annual Fan Favorite tournament, which is a Pop GO version of March Madness. 48 geek and otaku characters that have played integral roles in the world of anime, comics, film, gaming, manga and television the…


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With G4 switching its full content lineup over to a men’s channel, there’s a woeful lack of programs about gaming anymore. While there is an abundance of gamers on YouTube that provide plenty of entertaining content, most lack the production values that come from having a dedicated crew to produce shows with all that wonderful extra polish.

However, there is one remaining show left that can provide gamers with a gut-busting amount of comedy and is still currently running after more than 150 episodes. It can also be credited with creating the popular “Let’s Play” format of many of the YouTube stars you might currently watch today.

Gamers, meet Game Center CX.

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After a stuffed holiday season, gamers usually anticipate a bit of time off to catch up on last year’s favorites that they might’ve missed or glossed over.

But 2013 is not one of those years.

Looking at the first six months of this year, publishers are pulling out all the stops, delivering games such as Ni No Kuni, DmC, Rayman Legends, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Gears of War: Judgement, and God of War: Ascension. As good as all these games will be, they didn’t even crack the list of Top 5 Most Anticipated Games Of Early 2013.

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When gamers first got a glimpse at Far Cry 3 in action at E3, it looked too good to be true. The prospect of vicious combat, an intense story and living, breathing wildlife seemed like a pipe-dream considering the issues that plagued Far Cry 2.

As surprising at it may seem, Ubisoft Montreal has delivered a game that not just meets the hype of six months ago, but largely exceeds them. The best way to describe Far Cry 3 is to say that it’s a hypnotizing experience absent from reality, straddling the line between madness and beauty, existing to show us the allure of power, ferocity, and insanity.

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My review of the second best shooter of 2012. Definitely give it a try if you already haven’t.


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2012 has been a magnificent year for gaming. We saw the end of a brilliant trilogy in Mass Effect 3, a familiar face make a triumphant return in Max Payne 3, indie games hit the spotlight like never before with games like Fez and Journey, and sequels return with a complete reinvigoration in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3, and Borderlands 2. But there was one clear standout among them all the fantastic games this year.

With a full experience from top-to-bottom, Halo 4 was the clear winner, redefining my expectations of what a first-person shooter can aspire to be. It may not reinvent the wheel, but for me, it is one of the most refined shooters I’ve ever played and no doubt the Best Game of 2012.

Hit the break to find out why Halo 4 is one of the best games of 2012.

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Later next week, from Dec. 24-28, Pop GO will be unveiling their Best Anime, Comics, Films, Games and Manga of 2012. Each day we will feature a medium, and the staff members from that medium will each publish their choices of best titles from 2012.

But before that, we’d like to know what our readers thought the best titles of 2012 were! The titles that get picked the most from each medium will be crowned the Readers’ Choice and will be featured along side the choices of our staff members.

This post is for all the video game fans out there…

What was the best game of 2012?

There are 2 ways to make your pick: 1) Answer on your dashboard if you’re a Tumblr user, or 2) answer in our comment box (recommended, especially for longer answers) which you can find by clicking the “Read More” break below. You can either just simply write down the name of the game, or you can also write down the game AND write the reason why. Now there’s also a possibility that your pick gets singled out and becomes the representative of the Readers’ Choice, so writing why you thought the game was the best would be a good idea.

Help us out and make your pick for best game of 2012!

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According to Kotaku, Metal Gear Solid 5 was secretly announced under the ruse of “The Phantom Pain” last night at the Spike VGAs. While the protagonist of the trailer had a very Snake-like appearance (especially with his hair), the trailer appeared to be for a brand new title under a newly formed studio. Of course, this all seems to be another elaborate trick by Konami and Hideo Kojima.

More after the break.

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All I kept thinking as I watched “The Phantom Pain” trailer was “SNAKE? SNAKE! SNAAAKKEE!?!” And it seems pretty obvious that the game was running on the FOX engine.



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