It’s been a year for the Games. We have our highs and we have our lows, but more importantly, we have turned all those highs and lows into animated GIFs for the rest of the internet to see.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at which were the best. We’ll start with some of our favourites.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron has the best bro-fist in the game’s history about robots that also transform into cars.
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Reports indicate that Microsoft didn’t pay much attention to its long list of OEM partners before announcing its foray into full hardware production with the Surface tablet earlier this week. But even if that means Dell, Acer, Asus, HP and others will have to go into direct competition with Microsoft, they probably shouldn’t be too concerned. At least according to Acer co-founder Stan Shih, who claims the move is temporary, Microsoft leads the way in using a branded product before turning back to other manufacturers.
Speaking to Taipei-based Digitimes, the executive assured that Microsoft “has no real intention of selling tablet PCs of its own brand” as it would not bring as much profit as licensing its software products. Shih claims that the software giant is helping to spur Windows 8 tablet adoption and drive market demand for the product line, but that “Microsoft will not offer more models once that objective is met.” ”
We’re not sure if he has actual knowledge of Microsoft’s plans or if that’s just wishful thinking. It looks like Microsoft has put a lot of effort into designing the Surface and has gone out of its way to keep it a secret until the last minute to avoid upsetting its partners – if they’re finally pulling out it’s a must-have. Why would that be an issue?
That said, it would not be a completely unheard of move in the industry. For example, Google has done the same thing with its Nexus family of smartphones in the past and is expected to release a tablet soon. However, in their case, they always partner with an OEM to design and produce the hardware.