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A Year in the life of a Gamer 2013 - Game List

Another year, another montage. Here are all the games in order they appeared:

Pre-January Flashes:

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Last of Us
  • Don Mattrick
  • Jack Tretton
  • GTA V
  • Boston Bombing
  • Tomb Raider
  • Edward Snowden
  • DOTA 2
  • Chelyabinsk meteor
  • Gone Home
  • Year of Luigi


  • DmC: Devil May Cry
  • Strike Suit Zero
  • Antichamber
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Wizardry Online
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • The Cave
  • Dungeonland


  • Chelyabinsk meteor
  • Dead Space 3
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2
  • Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires
  • Crysis 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • PS4 Announcement
  • Depression Quest
  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Runner 2
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan


  • BioShock Infinite
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • MLB 2K13
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  • Darkstalkers Resurrection
  • SimCity
  • God of War: Ascension
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • Lego City Undercover
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
  • Tactical Intervention
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
  • Slender: The Arrival


  • Zeno Clash II
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Guacamelee!
  • Age of Wushu
  • Star Trek
  • Poker Night 2
  • Dead Island: Riptide
  • God Mode
  • Monaco
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Don't Starve
  • Darkfall Unholy Wars
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Defiance


  • Grid 2
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  • Fuse
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
  • Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Crash Time 5: Undercover
  • Dust 514
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness
  • Fast & Furious: Showdown
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move


  • E3 2013
  • Gunpoint
  • Marvel Heroes
  • Remember Me
  • State of Decay
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Rugby Challenge 2
  • New Super Luigi U
  • Neverwinter
  • Company of Heroes 2
  • The Last of Us
  • Edward Snowden - NSA Leaks
  • Ride to Hell: Retribution
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Project X Zone
  • Deadpool
  • The OUYA Launches
  • Game & Wario
  • Rogue Legacy


  • Dark
  • NCAA Football 14
  • Dynasty Warriors 8
  • Time and Eternity
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Mars: War Logs
  • Cloudberry Kingdom
  • Stealth Inc. – A Clone in the Dark
  • Dota 2
  • Ryan Davis - 10 Seconds of Silence


  • Papers, Please
  • Dragon's Crown
  • Disney Infinity
  • Payday 2
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time
  • Divinity: Dragon Commander
  • Saints Row IV
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Killer is Dead
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Lost Planet 3
  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  • Divekick
  • Pikmin 3
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Gone Home
  • Madden NFL 25


  • Rayman Legends
  • Outlast
  • Total War: Rome II
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
  • Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
  • NHL 14
  • ARMA 3
  • The Wonderful 101
  • Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures
  • Dragon's Prophet
  • FIFA 14
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Day One: Garry's Incident
  • Killzone: Mercenary
  • Puppeteer
  • Hot Wheels: World's Best Driver
  • Grand Theft Auto V


  • Just Dance 2014
  • NBA 2K14
  • Painkiller: Hell & Damnation
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Rain
  • Pokémon X and Y
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Beyond: Two Souls
  • Rune Factory 4
  • Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
  • Skylanders: Swap Force
  • Valhalla Knights 3
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
  • Rocksmith 2014
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge
  • Path of Exile
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD
  • Wii Party U
  • Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures
  • WWE 2K14
  • Battlefield 4
  • F1 2013
  • Warface
  • Sonic Lost World
  • Football Manager 2014
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Final Exam
  • The Guided Fate Paradox
  • World of Warplanes
  • X Rebirth
  • Young Justice: Legacy
  • PS4 Launch
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Resogun
  • Contrast
  • Knack
  • Super Motherload
  • Warframe
  • Xbox One Launch
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Killer Instinct
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • LocoCycle
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Tearaway
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • NBA Live 14
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Ashes Cricket 2013
  • Crimson Dragon
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
  • Fighter Within
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta


  • Gran Turismo 6
  • Max - The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Peggle 2


The New Black


Desire (Feat. Greta Link)

Perturbator's Theme


San Francisco, here I come.


So I'm moving to San Francisco in a few weeks to join the GameSpot team in the US. It's been a dream of mine for probably around six years and even thought this has been about a year in planning it's absolutely crazy to post this on here. It hasn't really sunk in. I just want to say thanks to everyone on GameSpot - the users and staff - for everything over the years. It is quite literally a dream come true, and it couldn't have happened without the support of a hell of a lot of people over the course of years. Everyone who followed my user blog, to the GameSpot friends who ran Citizen Game with me, to the thousands who watch my dumb shows and made this move possible.

I'm incredibly humbled. I'm so fucking excited too.

Man, life is really weird.

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Ryan's words of support

Ryan sent me this when CBSi Games staff were informed I was coming to the states for a while.
Made me smile then, as it does now.


As a distant fan, I feel privileged to have met him. He really was as hard edged and soft centred as you'd imagine. I have nothing but thanks for him, for being so kind and supportive to me over the years. I mourn the fact that I didn't get to know him well, but really it's a testament to the man that so many feel the loss, when so few had the pleasure of meeting him.

King of the summerjams, best friend to thousands of strangers, may he rest in peace.

Delete Scenes from Russian EFMS

With EFMS rounding up and my lack of shows recently due to E3, I thought it was worth unearthing some deleted scenes from our infamous secret Russian tank adventure.

Porn, communist toilets and booze - some deleted scenes from our frankly bizarre World of Tanks episode of EFMS. Martin wasn't actually working at GameSpot when we shot this, but I'm pretty sure these two deleted scenes are what got him the job.

Full episode here:

Apologies in advance.

Dear Dwyery - E3 Behind The Lines

E3 was great and exausting. Too tired to write up stuff, so here is a video thing about some info and stuff that maybe didn't make it onto the livestreams. Thanks for watching E3 folks - we had record numbers and amazing feedback all week. Really proud to be part of it. Also some questions:

Q: What was your your favourite game of E3?

EFMS RIP! Well, sort of...

This week on my YouTube thing 'Dear Dwyery' I talk about the future of EFMS (it's gone in name but still around, also new show) living in San Francisco for a month, and the titan that is GameSpot @ E3.

If you have any questions or feedback on all this shoot them in comments and I'll get back to you.

We all looking forward to E3? I've just landed at our hotel and the buzz is starting to get hold of me. Spending tonight working on research for Stage Two which I'll be presenting. By the way, the full schedule is now available at

Twitter: @dannyodwyer

Used Games Are Good!

I've started doing some random thought-spouting on YouTube while I wait for to do something more formulaic on GameSpot. In this one I give some thoughts around the benefits  of used games sales and why I distrust Microsoft.

What you guys think?
Do you buy used games knowing that you'll trade them in?
Have you bought a newly released game used to save a few bucks?
On a scale from 1-10 how crap is my beard?