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Previews of Upcoming Video Games


Buyers Guide Upcoming Video Games 2012
Screenshot from the upcoming game Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Our readership has responded and it’s official. Truck drivers like to travel with gaming consoles. While we’re sure none of them are traveling with the Nintendo Wii (truck cabs don’t have much room to wave your arms around), there seem to be plenty of drivers who like the Playstation 3 and the X-Box.

So, what better way to get started, than to feature a preview of some hot upcoming titles for gaming consoles?


Just in case you need an update to your gaming gear, we have some special sections set aside at Amazon for your console:


Battlefield 3 – by Electronic Arts

One of the baddest games in the land is back, bigger than ever. It comes in two different packages. The Battlefield 3 Premium Edition delivers all the drivable vehicles, destruction and team play of Battlefield 3 plus Battlefield 3 Premium membership, which includes all five Battlefield 3 expansion packs, and the Multiplayer Head Start Kit to even the playing ground when you log into multiplayer.

In Battlefield 3 players take command of a team of elite US Marines as they experience heart-pounding misson-based gameplay ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Paris, Tehran and New York. Along with ground combat, vehicular combat plays a major role with vehicles available including tanks as well as air support, featuring infrared and satellite imaging. The game contains both single player missions and competitive and co-op multiplayer actions supporting up to 24 players online.

Are you excited yet?



F1 Racing 2012 – Warner Home Video

Perhaps truck drivers don’t feel like getting back in the driver’s seat after a long day at work, but we’d be lying if we said that gamers everywhere weren’t excited about this heart pounder. F1 2012 is designed to be the most accessible and immersive FORMULA ONE game for fans and racing game enthusiasts of all abilities. Players will feel the passion, speed and glory of the world’s most glamorous sport with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components.

Get behind the wheel and experience the new Circuit of the Americas before its real-life debut with this breathtaking game. This dramatic new track features 20-turn circuits that take inspiration from some of the world’s most difficult corners, including Silverstone’s Becketts and Istanbul Park’s Turn 8, and boasts elevation changes of up to 133 feet. An advanced weather system produces localized weather that can leave sections of the track wet while others stay dry for a dramatic and unpredictable race experience.


Angry Birds Trilogy – Activision

Angry Birds Trilogy is the ultimate living room version of the world wide phenomenon, brought to life in stunning high definition for the big screen and consoles. Trilogy is a compilation of the award winning Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio games plus new content that will lead to endless hours of fun.

There are 19 episodes, each with an exclusive new level that will keep you interested and ready for more. New HD animated cut scenes will get you in the zone as you work your way towards earning new achievements and trophies.

Become a bird slinger, banana fanatic or the Grinch and get lost in hours of hilarious fun that keeps you saying, “just one more board.”



NBA 2K13 – 2K Sports

NBA 2K12 was a worldwide phenomenon. This year, 2K Sports decided to take it even further. The game makers  joined forces with the legendary JAY Z as Executive Producer to transcend sports video games and take virtual hardwood to the next level. Featuring an enhanced MyCareer mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent. A Jay-Z Production NBA 2K13 is produced by multi-platinum recording artist and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, who presided over both the soundtrack and in-game elements such as menus, art and gameplay cameras.

  • Four Additional Game Modes: Bundled together for the first time ever, players can participate in an all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Contest, the Rising Stars Challenge game and the NBA All-Star Game.
  • Sprite Slam Dunk Contest: New, immersive, pick-up-and-play mechanics give gamers more control than ever before.
  • Past vs. Present: Match the stars of today against the game’s greatest legends in both the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Contest modes.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 – Activision

We’ve already posted a preview of the new trailer for Call of Duty, but just in case you missed it, here’s the deal. This game is going to be huge. And by most gamer review accounts, it deserves every bit of praise.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare between old and new foes. In this conflict, the mechanized creations of men reign supreme, facing off against each other as their creators stay safe and unconflicted, and in the process grow ever softer. In this scenario an important question will be asked: What happens when enemy steals the keys?

To understand such a possible future, you must understand where you have been. Players of Call of Duty: Black Ops II gain an understanding of this and more through the game’s additional timeline set in the late Cold War era of the 1980’s.


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