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2012's 'Best of the Rest' video games

2012's 'Best of the Rest' video games

This year has already been a watershed event for games in many respects, but for the most part we have now settled into the post-E3 dog days.

For many gamers, this is a great time to reboot and actually get outside for a change, because as far as the release calendar goes, we are in the eye before the storm. Even with titles like "BioShock: Infinite" and "Grand Theft Auto V" shelved until 2013, there are still quite a few gems yet to be released in 2012.

"Borderlands 2"
Sept. 18
Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PC

This stylized, arty shooter is unlike...