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1. The only new hardware release of 2011 came from this company:
2. Year of the Threequel! This was the only franchise below to not release a third entry this year:
Mass Effect
Gears of War
3. Modern Warfare 3 was a much better title than this one, which it also could've been called:
Call of Duty 6
Call of Duty 7
Call of Duty 8
Call of Duty 9
4. If at any point in time this year you were playing as Cole Phelps, you were playing this game:
Saints Row: The Third
Infamous 2
Driver: San Francisco
L.A. Noire
5. We really enjoyed that new Assassin's Creed game this year, Assassin's Creed: ummm...what was the subtitle for it again?
6. This long-awaited Blizzard product finally hit shelves in 2011:
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm
Diablo III
None of the above (come on, it's Blizzard!)
7. The animated film Rio had a tie in with this game:
Angry Birds
Rock Band
8. If you were hoping for a new game featuring this classic Nintendo character in 2011, you had a pretty disappointing year:
Samus Aran
9. Which EA sports title below is listed with its correct cover player?
NCAA 12: Cam Newton
Madden NFL 12: Aaron Rodgers
FIFA 12: Landon Donovan
NHL 12 : Alexander Ovechkin
10. Downloadable content released this year for this game included Old World Blues and Lonesome Road:
Dragon Age 2
Fallout: New Vegas
Mass Effect 2
Portal 2
11. This iPhone game eventually found its way to the XBox 360 as a Kinect game:
Fruit Ninja
Cut the Rope
Pocket Frogs
Angry Birds
12. It was another banner year for Nolan North, the hardest working man in video game voice acting. Which of these 2011 blockbuster releases does he not provide a voice for?
Batman: Arkham City
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Modern Warfare 3
By way of explanation.....
He's The Penguin in Arkham City, and has been Nathan Drake in all the Uncharted games, as well as Desmond Miles through the entire Assassin's Creed series.
13. Duke Nukem Forever, a game that has been in development since approximately 1973, was released this year. Work on the game was finished by the company best known for this game:
Gears of War
Call of Duty: Black Ops
14. This online service was taken down by some dastardly hackers for a few weeks earlier this year:
XBox Live
PlayStation Network
15. We pour one out for this video game magazine which finally folded towards the end of 2011:
Nintendo Power
Game Informer
16. Lo, and Apple declared this time-waster to be their iPhone Game of the Year:
Tiny Tower
Sword and Sworcery
Words With Friends
Angry Birds
17. The surprisingly awesome Saints Row: The Third contains voice work from each of these, um, celebrities, except for:
wrestler Hulk Hogan
porn star Sasha Grey
rapper T-Pain
actor Burt Reynolds
18. For those who didn't want to see their loved ones over the holidays anyway, a new MMORPG set in this universe launched in December:
Lord of the Rings
Battlestar Galactica
Star Trek
Star Wars
19. We were going to have a question about Skyrim, but then we took an arrow to the knee. Oh, sheesh, fine. In a world full of side quests, misc. objectives and the Thieves Guild, what's the name of the primary antagonist?
Ulfric Stormcloak
20. The Kid showed those Windbags who's boss by writin' those trivia questions about the year in games. He's ready for a break, but the Calamity had some other ideas. Like asking you what game contains this running commentary about The Kid:
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Renegade Ops

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