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From 'Walking Dead' to 'Assassins Creed III,' the best videogame special editions of 2012

Today’s most popular videogames often come in two flavors: The standard $60 edition or, for super-fans willing to plunk down some extra coin, the special, collector’s, or limited edition. The latter category certainly isn’t for everyone. In fact, their higher price points and penchant for including everything from art books to action figures is something casual fans might find superfluous, and generally limits their appeal to only the geekiest of gamers. However, for that select group of passionate players, there’s nothing cooler than going beyond the gamepad—be it through a behind-the-scenes DVD or mini space marine statue–to become a bit more immersed in their virtual world of choice. For those folks, we offer the following look at the season’s best bonus-brimming, swag-packed, universe-expanding editions.
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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' review: A surprisingly refreshing return to the front-lines

The Call of Duty series’ single-player campaigns have always served as appetizers to the multi-player main course. Packed with set pieces and scripted events that could make Bruckheimer blush, they  provide a few hours of forgettable thrills before fans jump online to frag their friends in the face. While the latest installment in the juggernaut franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, could have followed this same formula, collected a big fat paycheck, and called it a day, its developers at Treyarch have done something unexpected: They changed Call of Duty.

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David Petraeus appears as a character in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II'

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Ding ding! It’s time for your half-hourly update on the fast-unfolding David Petraeus sex scandal. You might think that the now- former CIA director’s political career has suffered a minor speedbump in the last couple of days. But you’d be wrong. In the year 2025, David Petraeus will be the Secretary of Defense. Or at least that’s a plot point in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the newest entry in the stratospherically popular military shooter franchise that taught your twelve-year-old all sorts of colorful new words. Kotaku broke the news that Petraeus appears in a couple scenes of the just-released videogame. It’s worth pointing out, though, that the real-life Petraeus didn’t actually lend his voice to the game — probably because he was too busy, wink wink nudge nudge.  READ FULL STORY

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