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Biggest Failure of 2012 Award

December 21, 2012 Written by Sebastian Moss

Winner: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

There’s one PSLS award that no one wants to win – the biggest failure of 2012. With the Vita struggling to sell at launch, all focus was turned to Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified – an exclusive version of the generation’s biggest franchise – and Sony and Activision did their utmost to fuel that hype. But Declassified was an unmitigated disaster, a true insult to game development that had a terrible singleplayer and shoddy multiplayer.

Declassified should never have been released and only served to tarnish the Vita’s reputation as the gamer’s handheld.

Runners Up:

  • Sony Marketing
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter
  • Games Journalism
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Square Enix’s continuation of XIII
  • Sony’s share price
  • PSN maintenance
  • The Vita’s sales
  • SCEE
  • Games Churnalism
  • New PSN Store
  • The closure of Zipper, Sony Liverpool and Bigbig
  • Sony’s loss of contracts with LightBox, Eat Sleep Play
  • The economy
  • Bethesda’s PS3 Skyrim support

Keep locked to PSLS all day for the run up to the big GOTY award.