The biggest gaming surprises of 2012

It doesn’t matter how closely you follow the news or how often you refresh your browser; some companies can still manage to catch the gaming public completely unaware. Here are some of our picks for the biggest surprises of 2012.

GamesBeat’s gigantic E3 2012 roundup

We’ve corralled the entirety of our E3 2012 coverage from the showfloors, meeting rooms, conference halls, and beyond. If you missed out — or need a refresher — on GamesBeat’s E3 coverage, take a look here!

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PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale: Really, though? (preview)

This week, Sony announced a new title for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale, in which classic PlayStation characters (Radec from Killzone, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, and Parappa are the ones they showcased in the demo) duke it out for the ultimate all-star title.