The Smartest & Dumbest Things Capcom Did In 2012

So close, Capcom, and yet so far. 2012 had the potential to be a real banner year for the developer. Starting from the top with a new numbered Resident Evil that had strong buzz, a Street Fighter crossover that had the potential to be another Marvel vs. Capcom, and the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, they had all their… » 12/21/12 7:00pm 12/21/12 7:00pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Take-Two Interactive Did In 2012

Sometimes you just have to buckle down and put out good games. Take-Two Interactive—and their branches, 2K and Rockstar—did a minimum of futzing around this year, instead releasing a relatively slim, high quality roster. Almost all of Take-Two's sequels improved upon their predecessors. Rockstar brought back Max Payne » 12/20/12 6:30pm 12/20/12 6:30pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Ubisoft Did In 2012

Bonjour friends! American gaming's Franco-friends Ubisoft had quite the year, releasing or showing off games for what seemed like all of their major franchises, and revealing a new one to boot. Other than the pretty fun Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the beginning of their 2012 was defined by arcade and mobile titles… » 12/19/12 4:00pm 12/19/12 4:00pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things EA Did in 2012

The calendar year is coming to a close for the recently crowned Worst Company In America (doesn't that polished turd look so nice on the mantle), and I don't think anyone would claim 2012 was the finest outing for Electronic Arts. Sure, their Madden and NHL franchises might have broken personal sales bests (after all, » 12/17/12 5:00pm 12/17/12 5:00pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Valve Did in 2012

Oh, Valve. If a company is doing this well, then you know there must be something incredibly sinister going on beneath the surface. I considered trying to infiltrate the shadowy ranks of Valve to uncover their origins (subterranean? Extraterrestrial? Cthulhoid?) but thought better of it for the sake of my health, and… » 12/14/12 6:30pm 12/14/12 6:30pm

The Smartest & Dumbest Things Nintendo Did in 2012

Well, someone had to go first. As far as history will be concerned, Nintendo did one thing and one thing only in 2012: they released a brand new console, putting the first of three nails into the coffin of a seven year old generation. That sounded weird. Whether they have Leeroy Jenkins-ed their way into the next… » 12/12/12 3:00pm 12/12/12 3:00pm