Weekly Wrap-Up: Best Of The Year Edition

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Posted December 18, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

This week we reflected on this past year, 2011. I can't remember a year that has offered so many quality games and so many shocking announcements. On Wednesday X-Play announced their best of the year winners and a Videogame Deathmatch winner was chosen as well. The viewers voted, and you chose The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Congrats, Link!

You should check out our excellent selection of web shows:

  • Feedback: This week on Feedback, Blair welcomed special guests Cliff Bleszinssi and Ted Price.
  • The MMO Report: Casey covers the latest MMO news.
  • Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Sessler talks morality in video games.
  • Fresh Ink: Blair Butler talks the latest and greatest comics.

And now for the news...




  • Nintendo will reportedly release the final 10 3DS Ambassador Program downloadable games this Friday.
  • The fifth, Cartman-created character class in Obsidian Entertainment's South Park RPG is 'Jew.'
  • Remedy officially confirms that Alan Wake will be coming to PC in early 2012, with previously released DLC.
  • BioWare talks up some of the planned future features for Star Wars: The Old Republic as Early Access begins.
  • Flying Wild Hog's beautiful old-school FPS Hard Reset is getting an 'Extended Edition' retail release in March 2012.
  • Survival horror game Alan Wake is coming to PC in early 2012.
  • We somehow managed to convince Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinski and Insomniac's Ted Price to stop by Feedback.
  • The final Guild Wars 2 profession: The Mesmer has been leaked.
  • The beautiful fantasy MMORPG Aion is going free-to-play in February 2012, according to NCSoft.
  • The pirate RPG Risen 2: Dark Waters will be released on April 24.
  • Perhaps the first 15 minutes of Raam's Shadow will help you make up your mind
  • Check out our murder-guide to Skyrim.
  • Check out our offers of free games from Good Old Games.
  • Infinity Ward just announced that user-created game modes are coming to MW 3's multiplayer.
  • Downloadable Russian doll game Stacking will be coming to the PC.
  • To commemorate the 10th anniversary Grand Theft Auto 3, we're throwing an epic sweepstakes that you GTA fans will undoubtedly love.



  • Can there be peace between Star Wars and Star Trek? Find out in this week's Links Of TheFeed
  • The public playlists for Modern Warfare 3 will be updated today to include a new mode and a major change for Hardcore.
  • Bethesda Softwork's celebrates the continued success of Skyrim, confirming more than 10 million copies shipped so far.
  • Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has posted a screenshot from a mysterious upcoming game that uses the Fox Engine.
  • Radical Entertainment reveals the "hunting" gameplay mechanics in a new dev diary for Prototype 2.
  • Valve reveals the Australian Christmas update for Team Fortress 2, which includes new gear and a Mann Co. sale.
  • Check out the XXX Lara Croft!
  • Check out the multiplayer modes in Gotham City Impostors.
  • Check out our list of the top mobile games of the week this week.
  • We've got another great guide on how the experts build great FPS maps.
Weekly Wrap-Up: Best Of The Year Edition


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