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Happy Holidays from PSU!

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on 24 December 2012

Well, that’s a wrap folks. Another year is almost behind us, and with the holidays now kicking into full swing, it’s goodnight from us until the New Year. While normal service won’t resume until January 2 for PSU, we’ll still be updating the site with a few juicy features for you to tuck into over the next week or so.

All that is left to say is have a fantastic holiday whatever you may be doing, and a massive thank you to all our loyal readers who have made 2012 a triumphant year for Needless to say 2013 looks to be one of the best gaming events of recent memory, and we’ll be there bringing you all the latest news, reviews, previews and features in our bid to become the no.1 source for PlayStation news on the web -- and with your support, we can make it happen.

Happy Holidays from everyone here at PSU Towers and a safe, prosperous New Year! But before you go, our staff would like to say a few words and post their top five games of the year...

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Jamie Colliver, Writer

Merry Christmas to all readers of PlayStation Universe and have a fantastic 2013 and make sure you pick up The Last of Us. Also special thanks to all the staff and readers for embracing my Final Fantasy VII LittleBigPlanet 2 Remake Project -- expect more from it in 2013

2012 was a year full of great games in every genre and here are my top 5:

1. LEGO Lord of the Rings
2. SSX
3. Binary Domain
4. Tekken Tag Tournament 2
5. Assassin's Creed III

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Kyle Prahl, Editor

Happy holidays to every one of our distinguished readers! Joining the PSU family has been a true joy - your support, comments, feedback, and interaction make all of this possible AND worthwhile. It was a great year for PlayStation gaming, but 2013 promises to be even better. I hope you'll stay tuned and make the journey with us.

Kyle's Best of 2012:

1. Persona 4 Golden
2. Journey
3. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
4. Mass Effect 3
5. The Walking Dead

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Paul Kelly, Writer

Hi everyone. Since I joined back in July earlier this year I have had a fantastic time bringing you some fantastic content for the site and I hope to do so in 2013. I'm sure it will be a great year for PlayStation with games such as The Last of Us, GTA V, God of War: Ascension and Beyond: Two Souls coming along with a new console perhaps. 

With that I wish you Happy Holidays.

1. Gravity Rush
2. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
3. WipEout 2048
4. MotorStorm RC
5. Tokyo Jungle

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Alex Locher, Editor and SMC

Wishing a happy holiday season and a safe new year to all our readers and our awesome forum community. It has been a pleasure to have brought DUST 514 coverage to (and this will be amping up BIG TIME in 2013) and the Community Reviews section to the forums. 2013 is all about building upon and diversifying our community and bringing you up to speed regarding all things DUST 514. It would be awesome if some of you lurkers came and said hello.

Ghost's best of 2012

1) Journey
2) DUST 514
3) Persona 4
4) Assassin's Creed 3
5) XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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Ernest Lin, Writer

May all of our wonderful PSU readers have a happy holidays and continue to support us into the new year! All of the staff, readers, and community members have made PSU my favorite place to work as a journalist so far. It's been marvelous writing about PlayStation and Japanese games for me. Hopefully there will be plenty of surprises in store for 2013 and I'll be there to cover them. Please look forward to it!

1. Journey
2. Persona 4 Golden
3. The Walking Dead
4. Dead or Alive 5
5. Hatsune Miku Project Diva f

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Steven Williamson, Editor and Publisher

Happy Christmas! Thanks a bunch for sticking with PSU over the last year and being part of our fantastic community, we'd be nothing without you. Hope you and your families have a great Christmas and that you'll join us in the new year for what's sure to be an exciting 2013 for PlayStation fans.

Here's my top five games of 2012:

1. Motorstorm RC
2. Mass Effect 3
3. Okami HD
4. FIFA 13
5. Need For Speed: Most Wanted

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Ben Shillabeer-Hall, Writer

Happy Zodmas and Christmas from all of us at PSU, hopefully you haven't got sick of my articles and of me, because I hope to be alot more active come the 2013. Thank you for sticking with us, and hope everyone has an amazing new year.

Top 5 Games 2012

1. Journey
2. Mass Effect 3
3. Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations
4. Gravity Rush
5. Farcry 3

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Adam Dolge, Executive Editor

Good riddance to 2012! What a crummy year for games--I certainly didn't love Sleeping Dogs, or Far Cry 3, or Spec Ops: The Line, or Dishonored, or Borderlands 2, or any of the other countless new games that came out over the last 12 months. Heck, as I write this I'm getting super angry that the world didn't end with the fiery doom of the apocalypse! They promised me zombies and all I got was Gangnam Style! I thought for sure my training in all those Fallout games would finally pay off! OK, so I kid. It was a great year for gaming and an even better year to be a part of the best PlayStation community--that's you guys, the PSU community. Hope everyone has a wonderful Festivus and a magical New Year and all that crap. See you all soon (yeah, right, I'm super serial that they are so coming for us!), and let me be the first to welcome our new alien overlords and offer one Mike Harradence as a symbol of good will.

My favorite games of 2012:
Far Cry 3
Sleeping Dogs
Spec Ops: The Line
Borderlands 2

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Dane Smith, Writer

Merry Christmas to the Playstation Universe as we are about to hit 2013 and another great year for the Sony Playstation brand. Keep tuned into Lasombra Files as we soon hit episode 50 with a bang, and maybe you will see some cameos from other members from my NGN brand. Remember to stay safe during the holiday seasons, and have fun with your family and loved ones. Stay classy PSU.

My favourite games of 2012 (I don't own a Vita yet, sorry Persona 4)
1) The Walking Dead
3) Yakuza: Dead Souls
4) Dragon's Dogma
5) Professional Baseball Spirits 2012

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Fraser Miller, Writer

I hope that all our readers and community members have a pretty epic Christmas and New Year, since becoming part of the team this year it has been nothing short of awesome stuff from everyone. You could not ask to be part of a better community, hopefully things will just get bigger and better in the new year with some amazing treats in store for PlayStation fans around the globe in 2013. All the best everyone !

1. Darksiders 2
2. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
3. Journey
4. Sleeping Dogs
5. PlayStaion All-Stars Battle Royale

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Tim Nunes, Editor

Whether the holidays bring you joy or coal, the greatest part about having little to no responsibility while the rest of the family cooks the food is to crack out on those games that fiscal responsibilities deterred for the last twelve months. The greatest Christmas gift of all is getting that time off you've so justifiably earned and taking out those bad guys that have been waiting to be contended with. Time is short, though, and the game count is vast, but I'm here to help guide you on the path to gaming fandom.

Tim's Top Five of 2012
1) Far Cry 3
2) Mass Effect Trilogy
3) Hitman: Absolution (it appeased the MGS fan in me)
4) Assassin's Creed III and PS Vita's Liberation (There's never enough AC)
5) Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Justin Griffin, Writer

Happy Holidays to each and every PSU reader! I've had a great time playing all the great titles released this year and writing about about them for your enjoyment. I can't wait to do it again next year. Who knows? We might be listing top 5 PS4 launch titles next year! Here's hoping you get every game you want this holiday season!

1. Far Cry 3
2. Journey
3. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale
4. Sleeping Dogs
5. Max Payne 3

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Will Robinson, Writer

Happy holidays to the wonderful friends and family of PlayStation Universe! Having been given the chance to write for this fantastic site will definitely be one of my fondest memories of 2012. I hope to put in a lot more time for our great community next year and help add luster to PSU's sheen of awesome. May your holidays be filled with many hours of gaming.

1. Mass Effect 3
2. Journey
3. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
4. Sound Shapes
5. X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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Michael Harradence, Managing Editor

2012 didn't quite live up to expectations - probably because so many games were unceremoniously shoved into next year- but that didn't stop it from being a memorable year nonetheless. PlayStation Vita was probably one of the biggest highlights for me personally, a system which has slowly but surely surpassed 3DS as my gaming handheld of choice. But enough about my gaming exploits. has gone from strength to strength this year on the back of support from our loyal community and a boatload of great new writers, and I would personally like to thank everyone on the team for their hard work and dedication, and to our readers for their continued support. On behalf of myself and, Happy Holidays to you all and a prosperous new year!

My top 5:

1) Mass Effect 3
2) Tekken Tag Tournament 2
3) Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
4) Uncharted: Golden Abyss
5) Silent Hill: Downpour

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Dan (aka "dc89"), Writer

Merry Christmas to all the PSU readers and forum goers. I hope 2013 is a great year for the Sony PlayStation brand and I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous 2013. Thank you for your continued support.

Dc's games of 2012:

1. The Walking Dead
2. Little Big Planet Vita
3. Gravity Rush
4. FIFA13
5. Hitman: Absolution

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Jay (aka "Kuro"), Writer

Merry Christmas one and all! Now that 2012 is coming to a close let's welcome in 2013. A fresh start and a batch of great games await. Are you ready?

Kuro's Top 5

1.Gravity Rush
2.Persona 4 Golden
3.Assassin's Creed 3
4.Far Cry 3

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Don Oliveira, Editor, Podcast Overlord

Stop whatever you’re doing right now (except for reading this), and make sure you’re having a merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, a glorious Kwanzaa, or whatever the heck you call your holiday. Me wishing you guys happy holidays is *so* last year; this time around, I’d like to wish you all a Super Happy Gaming Fun Time Turbo HD Remix. Grab a friend, loved one, or bag of Doritos, and relax while playing whatever your heart desires. Thank you all for visiting our site in 2012—your support is much appreciated. See you next year!

Don’s top 5 games of 2012:

1. The Walking Dead
2. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
3. Borderlands 2
4. Gravity Rush
5. Double Dragon Neon

Happy Holidays!