Goodnight 2012! – a look back at the year in PlayStation

January

The year begins with Skyrim’s PS3 lag leaving players ripping their hair out. Again. After three patches, lag still cripples the fantasy RPG when save files balloon to a certain size. Gamers have to wait until early February and patch 1.4 to see any real improvement. Rockstar’s whiskey-supping copper is the first cover star of the year as Max Payne 3 leads the charge in our huge 2012 preview. This was also the month Insomniac revealed it wouldn’t make Resistance games anymore, the series could still live on with another developer though. A game called XCOM: Enemy Unknown got announced while a few rumours of  God Of War 4 slash Ascension first appeared.