* Brian’s Best of 2012 *

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best-of-2012

It’s about that time to say goodbye to 2012 and hello to the new year. Thinking and looking back at the year there were a lot of great entertainment releases in music, film, books and games. Before we start getting amped up for what 2013 has in store I thought I’d go back and offer up my picks for my own best of 2012 in various categories. These are my own personal choices and do not reflect how well something did for ratings or sales or how much it was pushed in front of our faces. Not your list or their list. They are the movies, games and the such I got the most enjoyment out of and the best experiences. When I find something that good I just have to share it. So if you have also enjoyed these items right on and high five. If not then click on the pictures for most of them are links and go grab a copy of your own. There was no clear winner for me in any particular category so this will just be my top choices in no particular order. Here are my Fizmarble picks for the Best of 2012.

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A Great Deal on Silent Hill: Downpour

Deals, Games

Amazon is currently offering the newest Silent Hill game for $21.10 on the PS3 but has dropped the price all the way down to $13.99 for the Xbox 360. If you were looking for an excuse to pick this title up well there ya go. I played it and enjoyed it. I’ve liked all of them for one reason or the other but of course have my favorites in the series. While this one is a bit of a different approach it was very intelligently done and had a lot of moments that fully pulled me in. I’d suggest it to any fan of survival horror and action games as well. Hit up the links below to get your copy.

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Online Patch Now Available for Silent Hill: Downpour on Xbox 360

Games

Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. has announced a patch and product update for Silent Hill: Downpour, the critically acclaimed survival horror title, originally released in March. The online patch, available via XBOX Live, enhances the gameplay experience by improving features and bugs within the game, including, but not limited to:

o Improved frame rate
o Fixed save game system
o Fixed bugs in “Homeless” side quest/mission
o Several other performance enhancements/bug fixes

A PlayStation 3 patch is currently in development and will be released in the coming weeks.

KONAMI also announced today that Silent Hill: Downpour is going to be available for download, via XBOX Live Games on Demand, beginning on October 30 for $39.99.

Get it on disc for Xbox360 ($15.69) or PS3 ($17.99) at the links below.

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Silent Hill: Book of Memories Seeks to Scare You on PS Vita

Games

I’m a big fan of the Silent Hill series. It has a vibe and style all its own and createsan ambience of fear that few other games can match. Silent Hill:Downpour came out in March and was a fine new entry. It added new elements that I feel were of benefit such as side missions that further fleshed out the world and story and it really played with the surreality of the Otherworld, the mind and the way it can be utilized in the level design and gameplay. October brings a Playstation Vita exclusive in Silent Hill:Book of Memories along with Silent Hill:Revelation 3D which is a direct sequel to the 2006 movie. Add to that a Silent Hill presence at Universal Studios Horror Nights this year and it’s a whole lot of fear coming at us in a number of ways.

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