A Year in the Life of a Gamer - 2012

A visual journey through 2012 as seen through the eyes of a gamer.

Discussion

648 comments
stonefang
stonefang

This is smegma-vision raw, uncut, and uncensored. 

hokedli
hokedli

can any one tell me the game at 2:52 ??  thx

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

This is more about games than the life of a gamer. LAME! :-\

Stabba_The_Kutt
Stabba_The_Kutt

Why is this video such poor resolution? I selected 720p, but most of this video was grainy as sh*t. Come on, gamespot! It's 2013 for f's sake.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Watching this kind of made me realise that this year hasn't really been all that amazing for special games.. there were only a few in there that I generally loved. Most were just mediocre.

 

Nice long clip of journey though, I only bought that for myself over Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed every second.  It's artistic bliss, definitely understand why it's had such rave reviews.  The fact That Game Company is now free to go multi-plat can only be a good thing for us gamers, god knows what they'll achieve with the increase in resources :)

fireflys_locket
fireflys_locket

I loved that the Giant Bomb partnership was in there. Glimpse of Rich, too.

Bensonator
Bensonator

Wicked video - any chance of a track listing as there were some awesome tracks?

 

Hessieng
Hessieng

can any one tell me the game at 0:39 ? 3:14

branko7171
branko7171

Can someone tell me which games are at 9:25 and 9:37? Thanks.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Wow Danny, I was expecting something completely different from you! Amazing job you did there, editing this video must have been a huge amount of work! Great job!

BattlemageDraku
BattlemageDraku

The Dream, the life, the path, the curse... the gameo-sapiens :)

ChiliBean2000
ChiliBean2000

If I could only play this on every wall in my room before I go to bed.  

 

Thanks.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

I liked the Mountain Dew and Doritos game in the 10th minute...

Alright, but seriously, that was a very fun video. Thanks for that.

MUKUSS
MUKUSS

I'am a gamer/a gamer am I.I've been a gamer since the Atari 2600 days,I'm a little bit older now and I'm slaving from 4am-3pm mon-fri at work.I may be a little fish in a big pond out in the real world but once I get threw that apartment door at home I hit one of my multi systems and become a giant,being able to do the things that I could never do in the real world (GTA ect.)Gaming is in my blood stream and it's my piece of mind away from the madness at work.So I say to all the gamers out there.GAME ON!! I love what we do :)

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

"TESCO" There are also other Super Markets which you can purchase from. (for got to add that Danny".

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

Just like last year, but better, but with worse games...how? Dunno but EPIC!!

ZeW0lf
ZeW0lf

The word epic is so overused for things that aren't even epic, but I can safely say everything about this video is epic. Major props on the Mt.Dew/Doritos combo too.

Gazz_777
Gazz_777

For me personally, 2012 was not a good year for gaming. I am not into black ops or any shooters like that and was not into boarderlands. The only games i got this year were the need for speed games and sleeping dogs. 2012 has probably been the worst year for me as a gamer.

Littl3M0nst3r
Littl3M0nst3r

Oh Danny... I remember you did the 2011 one too. Look at us now. Its been a year now. This is was a great year for gaming.

 

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Nice video but it would have been better if you actually had the names of the games you showed footage of.

ash162
ash162

That's a lot of mario..........

KD35RW0JH13
KD35RW0JH13

Hey that's the Start/Select song. Awesome!

AdaptorLive
AdaptorLive

Great video! Loved the music. The Jeff Gerstmann clip was a nice touch. I've been suprised lately with the great content GameSpot is putting out. Hope you guys and girls continue doing that this year :)

skooks
skooks

Love this, felt really personal and was just an awesome video. Also hearing the last track finally convinced me to buy Hotline Miami. What. A. Game!

gamespot2DBOne
gamespot2DBOne

this video,,reminded me to go t osleep;),,could the video be any longer?;p,,i liked the mall scenes;p

shadowcreaper
shadowcreaper

OMG i just wasted 365 days of my life in front of a screen...

Mr_Pants_tent
Mr_Pants_tent

This made me want to go play some games! Nice job!

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

@Stabba_The_Kutt What the hell are you talking about with your grain?? Even if it was good quality, higher resolutions or quality don't remove grain.

And there can't possibly be any grain in this video because, first of all, it's digital, which means there can only be digital noise if anything, on top of that, the quality of this video (even at 720p) is indeed low, but what you're seeing is macroblocking and crap like that. Not "grain", that doesn't apply here AT ALL. It only applies to FILM, which there is NONE of in this video or anywhere in or around GameSpot's offices.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

 @Reuwsaat Thanks very much. The US video team are hard at work doing GOTY stuff in December but over here in the UK office we've some downtime to experiment. Basically did it the last 2 weeks of December.

SpazldNinjaDude
SpazldNinjaDude

To expand on that, last year has a lot more good and great games, this year has a lot more terrible games, but also some of the best in a while.

Bensonator
Bensonator

@dannyodwyer @Bensonator Cheers for the track list - I knew there was a reason why I gave you money to play games for 24hrs. May have missed that in the vid, but if not included then it should have been.

Hessieng
Hessieng

 @dannyodwyer Thank yo so much sir found the list in your profile :D alot of awesome looking games in there i might actually buy :D