2012 Year Review

Monday, December 31st, 2012

So, 2012 is coming to a close, and 2013 is right around the corner. Usually, I feel upset about it, and I still kind of am, but not as much as I usually would. Maybe I used to feel upset because it mean’t it’s one year further away from what I call “The good old days!”, but if 2012 showed me anything, is that todays days can be as fun as the “good old days”, if that makes sense.

The only thing news-wise I want to talk about is the 2014 Scottish independence referendum being made official, that, to me, was the only bit of news that stood out.

I don’t know about anyone else, but after doing a lot of research, I support independence, from what I’ve read, Scotland can survive, even the head of the anti-independence campaign said we could, and not only that, it seems we’ll all be better off. For starters, we can say bye bye to paying the BBC’s stupid TV license…

Besides, I’d rather be Scottish than British personally, and I want to hear Scottish accents and the Scots language on TV!

2012 was a great year for video games, I’ll list my favourites this year:

Train Simulator 2013 – I never thought I’d find a game like this to be fun, but here we are. I’ve been hearing a lot about the Train Simulator games all over the internet, and I even have a good few friends who have the game, and say they love it, so I thought I’ll get this year’s game, and see how it is, it’s surprisingly addicting, however, I ended up spending over £50 on DLC just to get all of the Scottish trains and routes, and that was while the sale was on!

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD – It’s a nice throw back to the classic Pro Skater games, and even though I have them on practically every system they were released on, I still
enjoyed HD, mostly for it’s havok physics bails, in 60+ FPS!

Back to the Future: The Game – I know what youse are thinking “Wasn’t the game released in 2011?!”, Yeah, the downloadable episodes were, but I get physical copies, and the physical copy, which comes with all the episodes, came out in early 2012, so it counts! These games live up to the TellTale name in being absolutely amazing! Well, that and the episode actually came out on time *cough*Sega*cough*, *cough*Valve*cough*

Sleeping Dogs – Everyone has been talking about it, and playing through it myself, it’s no wonder, it’s a GTA clone, that I think is better than GTA! It’s set in a fictional Hong Kong, and you play as an Undercover cop, sounds awesome, right? Well it’s better than it sounds, the game has a combat system, that actually works! I never thought beat-em-ups could ever make it into 3D and work, but Sleeping Dogs achieved it!

Also, 2 games came out for the Playstation 2 this year! FIFA 13 and PES 2013, they’re the exact same as their previous year counterparts, but at least the PS2 got games, also, apparently Square Enix is coming out with a Final Fantasy expansion for the PS2 next year, sure, it’s technically an expansion, but since the PS2 out of the box doesn’t have a hard drive, it’ll probably be standalone, so it counts! It’ll be out early 2013, Only in Japan…

2012 was also a brilliant year for movies, I’ll go as far as to say it’s the best year for films ever! Many fantastic films came out this year, the new Muppets Movie, Men in Black 3, the Avengers, Brave, The Dark Knight Rises, Ted, all amazing films in their own right!

As for the music of 2012, all I have to say is: OPPA GANGNAM STYLE!

As for what I’ve been up to this year, it’s been crazy for me, all sorts of things have happened to me.

I’ve started development on a new game, as Stated before, called Rossies 3D, which will be a first person shooter that will run on the Unity engine! I am working with fellow Rossi member, and this guys a nutter, so with him on board, the games humour is guaranteed to be intact! I am very exited about the game, and so are others I’ve told.

I’ve discovered a new language, it’s known as Scots, and it turns out that I can understand this language perfectly without studying it or anything, and speak it quite well, most Scottish people can!
So esentially, I’m fluent in a second language, without putting in any effort to learn it, brilliant! My guess is that we learn it through neds and it being used as “slang”, so like English, we learn it as we grow up, kind of making it a second first language, if that makes sense.

Knawin the Scots leid wioot tryin tae lear it is afwu braw! Nou Ah can pit aw o ma gemmes intae this leid! Ah’ll e’en pit thaim intae Spainyie and Italian an aw!

If you understood that, then give yourself a pat on the back, you know another language!

Aside from them, and playing a bunch of awesome retro games, not much happened, just all kinds of little stuff happening.

  • Most Played Game Platform: PC
  • Most Played Game: The Sims 3 [PC] (According to my Raptr)
  • First Game Played in 2012: Motorstorm: Artic Edge [PS2]
  • Last Game Played in 2012: Bully: Scholarship Edition [PC]
  • Favourite Game of 2012: Sleeping Dogs [PC]
  • Favourite Film of 2012: Men in Black 3
  • Favourite Song of 2012: PSY – Gangnam Style
  • Favourite Gaming Moment of 2011: Me and Steven playing Robot Arena 2 for the first time (Not recorded on Blog)

Overall, I think 2012 was a great year, almost as good as the old days! I hope 2013 will be just as good!


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