Top 10 Video Games of 2012

Top Video Games of 2012

2012 was a year not to be forgotten by developers of video games. A plethora of fantastic AAA titles were released, some of them, the sequels to incredible games from years past. To pluck each of these games and arrange them in a list was a daunting task, but these 10 are undoubtedly the best of the best in 2012.

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Number 10 – Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars is a franchise that always knows the direction it’s going in and maintains it to the end. The first game in the series focused on a unique class structure, and intense player vs. player action. Guild Wars 2 has carried this on, and become a solid contender in the massive multiplayer online genre. The game has a vast open world, populated with tons of missions to keep players on their toes, all while allowing them to simply hop in and out of instant level 80 PvP. With a perfect subscription fee of zero dollars, how could this stunner not be among this list?
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Week 2 – Term 3 : Level Design

Women in Games 2012 Winner Kristina Soltvedt

Week 2 of term 3 is picking up a little bit now. The Level Design stream has a pretty heavy work load, but it’s all been very very fun. Currently, we are finishing up a Capture the Flag map in UDK and a decorating assignment in Environmental Level Design.

The due date for the Capture the Flag map is tomorrow, so I’ll try to get some screen shots up as soon as me and my team mate finish what we’ve been doing. The level so far, I don’t mind saying, is siiiiick. We’ll see how it turns out in the end.
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Inside the Game: Skyrim’s Bruce Nesmith

Skyrim poster

Early this year, Game Design Expo - an industry event and open house hosted by the one-year VFS Game Design program – assembled a lineup of game industry luminaries.

That roster included Bruce Nesmith, Director of Design at Bethesda, who,to a full house, shed light on dynamic content in the juggernaut RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Today, we’re pleased to share video of Nesmith’s Skyrim presentation in its entirety, for free. Watch it now!

And what timing, with news of Skyrim‘s next DLC doing the rounds and another Game Design Expo on the horizon (January 19 and 20, 2013)! We’ll have more video from this year’s event very soon, and some exciting announcements of a new speaker schedule. Stay tuned!