The end of 2012 is nigh, which means it's time to announce Destructoid's GAME OF THE YEAR! On the news side of things, it looks like Dead Space 3 will feature Kinect voice commands, Rayman Legends has a demo up on the Wii U eShop now, and Valve is opening an office here in San Francisco!
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Yup, Dead Space 3 will have Kinect voice control options similar to Mass Effect 3. And like the co-op experience, just because the feature is there doesn't mean EA will be trying to stuff it down your throat. (Hamza Aziz)
Valve has expanded the Game Hub functionality of Steam by now including a Game Guides tab that is currently in beta. This new feature will allow users to publish their own guides and directly embed YouTube videos or screenshots saved in their Steam cloud. (Jordan Devore)
Ticked off that Rayman Legends not only has been delayed, but didn't have a Wii U demo at launch? Fear not my fellow limbless character lovers, as the demo is now available in the US, with the UK version ready to go later today. The three levels on offer are Teensies in Trouble, Toad Story, and Castle Rock, and it has a 30 play limit. (Chris Carter)
You saw our nominees list for Game of the Year, right? And our runner-ups? Then you should understand how difficult it was for us to decide on one game to call our Game of the Year. I'm still nervous about it. I'm even more nervous about revealing our winner. (Dale North)