2012 was supposed to be the end of the world. Instead, it was the beginning of ours. Halo 4, despite being the seventh or eighth game in the Halo series depending on how you count them, was our first game. That is to say, our first-ever fully fledged title, built from the ground up creatively and technologically. So let me save you the trouble of trolling my statement: We have a lot to learn. We made a lot of mistakes. We can do better. And we know this, and we will. But I don’t want to spend the first moments of the year thinking about the negatives, because frankly, I am incredibly proud of both the team and the game that team created.

via The Halo Bulletin: 1.9.13.

What do you think could be improved in Halo 4?

It’s not too far-fetched to assume a related video game is on the way when LEGO announces new licenses. We’ve been graced with two LEGO Batman games representing the DC half of the LEGO Super Heroes line and now it looks like “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” is finally on the way, for just about every platform.

‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes’ Confirmed For Fall 2013!.

This is a personal favorite of mine, since Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls are two of my favorite games to ever exist!

Dark Souls 2 'Debut Trailer' – VGA 2012 by soapgoat

Apparently the story revolves around a new character as well as a brand new storyline. From Software reassured us the game will be the good old hard as sh*t game we all know and love. They also mentioned that the multiplayer will be server-based this time around. Excellent!

More on Dark Souls II when the time arises.

Following a leak, 343i and Microsoft have released more details about Halo 4’s first map pack, including footage of the maps themselves and a release date. The Crimson Map Pack holds three maps for us to kill each other to death on.

The first, Shatter, is a large symmetrical map designed for big team games. It’s perfect for vehicle combat, dominion, and a new to matchmaking gametype, extraction.

Harvest is a small to mid sized map ideal for slayer and objective games, especially Capture the Flag.

The final one, Wreckage, is a medium, asymmetrical frag fest great for King of the Hill, Oddball, and Capture the Flag.

The Crimson Map Pack is the first release for the $25 season pass out of three releases. It will cost $10, but will be free for season pass holders and limited edition owners. Look forward to landing some familiar headshots in unfamiliar territory on December 10th, 2012. Also, check for info on the Majestic Map Pack and the Castle Map Pack in February and April, respectively.