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It's a new year, and the yearly cycle of releases is set to begin in the next week. Thus, we asked OS staffers what their three most anticipated titles are this year. Some interesting tidbits is that SSX appears in many lists, EA NBA appears in several as well while NBA 2K13 isn't in any of our staffer's top three most wanted -- which probably doesn't indicate our expectation in quality but rather that the staff is heavily intrigued by what EA is going to bring to the table.

So read our lists and then give us your own, what are your three most anticipated titles of 2012?

Chris Sanner: 1)SSX, 2)NCAA Football 13, 3)FIFA Soccer 13

Dustin Toms: 1)SSX, 2)EA's NBA Title, 3)MLB: The Show 12 (Vita)

Caley Roark: 1) MLB 12: The Show, 2) OOTP 13, 3) SSX

Phil Varckette: 1)MLB: 12 The Show, 2)NCAA Football 13, 3)Madden NFL 13

Bo McCready: 1)FIFA 13, 2)NCAA Football 13, 3)SSX

Steven Bartlett: 1)EA NBA, 2)SSX, 3)Madden NFL 13

Jayson Young: 1) Trials Evolution, 2) Gridiron Heroes, 3) EA NBA

Bishop Tart: 1) SSX, 2) MLB 12 The Show (PS Vita), 3) EA NBA

Kelvin Mak: 1) MLB: The Show 13, 2) Football Manager 2013, 3) EA NBA

Glenn Wigmore: 1) NHL 13, 2) UFC Undisputed 3, 3) Trials Evolution

Mike Kilroy: 1) MLB: The Show 13, 2) Madden NFL 13, 3) Grand Slam Tennis 2

Matthew Coe: 1) SSX, 2) MLB 2K12, 3) Madden 13

Member Comments
# 1 Cod @ 02/09/12 04:47 PM
1) FIFA 13
2) MLB 12: The Show
3) A college hoops game...I can dream right?

Non-sports, I'm really excited about Mass Effect 3 and The Last of Us.
 
# 2 DubTrey1 @ 02/09/12 05:32 PM
great lists all around - and props for someone actually being named "Bishop Tart".
 
# 3 22cedric @ 02/09/12 06:07 PM
1.Madden NFL 13
2. NCAA Football 13
3. EA NBA
 
# 4 sactown_13 @ 02/09/12 06:24 PM
NBA 2k13, the show, ufc undisputed
 
# 5 eaterofworlds888 @ 02/09/12 06:25 PM
Nobody excited for 2k13?
1. NBA 2k13
2. WWE '13
3. EA NBA
4. That's right I'm putting a 4, like Cod said above A College hoops game, one can dream.
 
# 6 PhillsPhan26 @ 02/09/12 06:29 PM
Glenn Wigmore get two thumbs up from me for the NHL 13 vote..
 
# 7 BenGerman @ 02/09/12 07:55 PM
Mine would have to go:

1) MLB 12 The Show- This isn't even close. With the product they put out every year, mixed with my love for Baseball, this one is easy for me.

2) WWE '13- Normally, I'd never have a Wrestling game even in my top 5. Thats how good I believe WWE '12 is. Not only did it rope me back into wrestling, but the Universe mode has kept me playing the game since I bought it on release week.

3) NCAA Football '13- Its probably (definitely) unfair of me to leave NBA 2K out when its a game that I really love and respect, but College Football is my favorite sport, and I really am hoping EA turns things around. NCAA '12 took its fair share of risks, but frankly, they pretty much all fell flat on their face. The best thing EA can do is fix gameplay, because the game has become almost unplayable when compared to games like FIFA, WWE, NBA 2K, and MLB The Show.
 
# 8 mirrored32 @ 02/09/12 08:27 PM
Madden 13, NCAA 13
 
# 9 jyoung @ 02/09/12 08:56 PM
It's hard to muster much enthusiasm for NHL 13 after the series has basically been put on cruise control since NHL 10.

I really wish Natural Motion would have made a console version of Icebreaker instead of leaving it on cell phones.

EA NHL has just been resting on its laurels once 2K stopped putting out hockey games.
 
# 10 RUFFNREADY @ 02/09/12 10:14 PM
I want them all; because i am a gamer!
Funny how the staff didnt have 2K13 on their list; 2K12 had a chance to vanquish any hopes of an EA NBA title this year, and they let it slip through their fingers. Anything that EA comes out with now will be played by ballers who are fed up with 2Ks buggy game.
cheers
 
# 11 Cubfan @ 02/09/12 10:15 PM
1: MLB 12 The Show
2: OOTP 13
3: Madden 13
 
# 12 SkillzKillz719 @ 02/09/12 10:17 PM
1) College Hoops! I wish...
2) NCAA Football 13
3) Madden 13
 
# 13 jtserb @ 02/09/12 10:44 PM
COME ON COLLEGE HOOPS! IT CAN HAPPEN RIGHT?
 
# 14 truintellectplaya @ 02/09/12 10:58 PM
1. College Hoops- I want to see if it is coming back
2, MLB 2K12- I want to see how they go out or if they go out.
3. MVP Baseball- I want to see if it will be announced
3A- NBA 2K13- I want to see just how much more respect they earn once again when it is proven that people just like to complain because they will still be far superior to anything the comp will produce, and I am one that thinks if they improve there online and then bring back college hoops so that draft classes can be incorporated they will deliver the knock-out punch once and for all.
 
# 15 Dalsanto0026 @ 02/10/12 02:21 AM
Sports -

1. MLB 12 The Show
2. NBA Elite 13
3. Fifa 13

Non sports -

1. GTA 5
2. Prey 2
3. Resident Evil 6
 
# 16 VisceralBishop @ 02/10/12 03:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubTrey1
great lists all around - and props for someone actually being named "Bishop Tart".
Hey man, thanks! I have to thank my parents for naming me that -- so all credit goes to them.
 
# 17 ps3veron @ 02/10/12 03:18 AM
1) FIFA 13
2) SSX
3) UFC 3

I would love to put FIFA Street in there somewhere as well..looks very interesting!
 
# 18 truintellectplaya @ 02/10/12 03:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaySmooov
Up until this year, 2K was still using online code (or whatever it's called, not too familiar with that stuff) from the Dreamcast era, correct? I don't think they'll make a huge jump in online without neglecting/improving other areas.

My list:
  1. NCAA Football 13 - I just want to see where they go from 12. What improvements will they make? I don't expect overhaul-type changes, just improvements, and I want to see what they are.
  2. NBA Elite/Live 13 - Hype seems to be building over the potential features and (possibly) improved physics engine and gameplay, so I'm excited to play the demo and see for myself what it's gonna look like. I expect a lot of gamers to make the jump back to EA if they promote it right, and I wouldn't be surprised if sales were close to 2k's.
  3. Madden NFL 13 - Haven't played/bought Madden in almost 2 years now, but I've been following the game and it's improvements. Want to see, like NCAA, the improvements and changes in the game.
Who cares about sales? Are u getting any of it? That is just stupid. I don't get why you guys continue to mention this. If the game is good and the market that it is promoted to likes it I am all for sales, but if the game is as garbage as what they have been putting out for quite some time why would I care about sales? That has to be one of the most annoying comments that remains consistent around here. Oww, they gonna sell good. Who cares. I am all for competition in sales and everything else if the game is good. Other than that, I could care less about what they sale. By the way, it doesn't make you seem smart to say it now just for the sake of being able to tell everyone I told you they would sell well. Makes you seam like you care about something that is secondary to quality. Madden outsold NF2K and people like myself wish we still had 2K. Maddening outselling it and not being a better product was part of the problem why we are stuck with these exclusives now. They realized you could sale anything to a certain type of person.

At the end of the day I respect your opinion but the mentioning of what you think EA NBA series will sale is just annoying because it gets mentioned a whole lot around here and unless you are getting some of it it just seams suspect.
 
# 19 Dazraz @ 02/10/12 04:05 AM
1.) NBA 2K13
2.) Grand Slam Tennis 2
3.) MLB The Show 12
 
# 20 Adzs K2 @ 02/10/12 09:52 AM
1. College Hoops 2k13? Please Please Please...With limited Euro release
2. Football Manager 2013
3. Nba 2k13 (Skipped 12)
 

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