Happy 2012, GameSpotters! Let's take a 2012 field trip to other online communities in the game industry. This week the following sites have updates for the new year: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Capcom, Blizzard, Activision, and NCsoft.
Starting off with the platform communities: on the official Sony PlayStation 3 blog, the Tester cast for season 3 has been revealed. Microsoft's Xbox 360 does a twist with hip-hop and metal celebrities. Hip-hop artist Big Boi (from OutKast) and Dave Mustaine (Metallica and Megadeth) will play Battlefield 3 on Saturday, January 7, from 1-3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. - noon PT).
Next up: the official game communities. Capcom is hosting a Fright Club in San Francisco on January 19. Fans will have a chance to play both Resident Evil Revelations and Operation Raccoon City. On January 9, the next phase of the X the Line contest begins. (Street Fighter X Tekken.) If that weren't enough, fans of EVO will be happy to read their news about the EVO 2012 lineup . Blizzard celebrates Diablo's 15th birthday and the World of Warcraft dessert contest winners. Activision's social media site, OneofSwords.com, has the best way to name your massively multiplayer online character and reveals some new Skylanders characters. EA has information about a new patch for The Old Republic. They also have a final call out for the Need for Speed: The Run Time Attack - Old Spice Challenge, and NCsoft is forced to return the Charr Plushie by popular demand.
There's your look at the recent community news around the game industry. Let us know if you enjoy these reports by posting in the comments!