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With Nintendo announcing that development has just begun on the next iteration of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting the game this year, as the team makes time to really have everything balanced.  So what’s a hardcore player to do while they wait for that brawlathon?  Well, how about engage in another?  Today, Sony announced that it is bringing its much-rumored PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale out for the holiday season, with a slew of fighters from the 15-plus year Sony gaming legacy and a smorgasbord of levels.  The company recently invited us to an event to go hands-on.


The 2012 gaming season is just about upon us, with sequels to Final Fantasy XIII and SoulCalibur ready to drop at the end of the month and a flood of new games set to follow after that.  So when our EIC asked me to name the five most anticipated games of 2012, I had a mountain-sized task ahead of me.  There's so many great games coming down the pike, paring it down to just ten in itself is ridiculous.  Much less five.  But I've managed to do it, and here now are the five most anticipated games that we can't wait to play.


Sony's gearing up for a strong 2012 season, between the upcoming Twisted Metal and Starhawk, the rumored God of War IV, and now a new project that's looking more like an actuality with each new day.  The project is called Title Fight, and it looks to be Sony's equivalent of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros., with several familiar characters duking it out for supremacy.


It’s hard to believe that the tiny little studio that made the slipshod 3DO beat-em-up Way of the Warrior has come this far over the years.  Naughty Dog is now one of the most respected game developers out there, thanks to the imminent success of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, easily one of the PS3’s best games.  Now comes the inevitable sequel, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, continuing the tale of treasure hunter Nathan Drake and his close friends.  And it’s an adventure well worth partaking.


In this day and age, it's nice to have some extra goodies to pass around in the game industry, whether it's a collectible figure with an Uncharted 3: Collector's Edition, a Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition (c'mon, you want it) or a Gears of War 3 Marcus Fenix statue.  But sometimes the hardware itself takes precedence, especially if it's a limited edition design.  And lucky Nintendo fans will be getting that in Europe come November 25th.


GamesCom 2011 is just about through with its first day, and already we've gotten a slew of new information, surprises (price drop for PS3, anyone?), and all kinds of game footage to make us drool like crazy over the next few months in anticipation.  But two new video releases stand out as highlights, both coming from top-tier publishers and featuring the kind of effort that could turn millions of heads of video gamers.  The only question now is -- if you only had to choose one, what would it be?


One of the highlights for our trip to Comic-Con this year was attending the panel for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, set for release on PlayStation 3 this November.  The panel included the likes of behind-the-scenes folks at Naughty Dog, including Amy Hennig herself, as well as voice talent such as Nolan North and Emily Rose.  It was a delightful sit-in, and not just because of a shirt giveaway.  But, hey you can see for yourself.


Nathan Drake has seen his fair share of adventure across two games thus far, with two more -- Uncharted for PS Vita and the long-awaited Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception -- coming our way later this year.  But now Nathan is invading some new territory, thanks to DC Comics and some savvy comic book veterans.

Multiplayer action has been heating up the past few weeks with the release of the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. Whether racking up kills on Team Deathmatch or capturing plenty of loot in Plunder, lots of people have enjoyed the game modes offered in anticipation of the game's release this November. One question that gamers have in the case of any online multiplayer is whether or not the game will feature dedicated servers., and on Naughty Dog's Twitter page, that idea has been shot down.
For those of you who had early access to the Uncharted 3 beta, you'll notice a slight change has occurred. Two game modes went missing - Three Team Deathmatch and Co-Op Arena. Now that we are headed into the second phase of the beta, Naughty Dog is replacing those two game modes with something else. Those new game modes happen to be Team Objective and Co-Op Hunter Arena. If you were already impressed with the beta thus far, these two new modes will do a little more impressing for you!
 A little while ago, I had done a series of previews for E3, making predictions on what the Big 3 will have in store for us, as well as take a few guesses at what games we might see. From the specifics of Project Cafe to the impact of the NGP, I pitched in my ideas as to what this year's show will look like. With that out of the way, I wanted to compile a list of what I think will be the top 5 games at E3 this year, but with the chance of some surprises along the way, I've decided to play it safe and only used games that have been confirmed. Without further ado, let's take a look at the top 5 confirmed games at E3.