ThisisXbox: Our Top 10 Most Read Posts of 2012


The 2012 is almost behind us now, and what better time to display our most read news posts of the year before we head into 2013. It’s been a great year for leaks, rumours and as you might have already predicted – most of the Top News this past year is based around Halo and Call of Duty…

The Most Read post of 2012 – Top Spot – Anonymous Threaten To Take Down Xbox LIVE Servers
Posted January 20th 2012

“Anonymous, the global-collective hacking group has threatened to hit servers, including Xbox LIVE over the FBI take-down of MegaUpload.

Having already taken down websites that include those of the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group, demands are now being made that if MegaUpload is not restored within 72 hours – The UN, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will be struck down.”

Second Most Read Post of 2012 – New Halo 4 Characters Shown As McFarlane Halo 4 Series 2 Figures
Posted August 4th 2012

“A set of Halo 4 Series 2 action figures were revealed recently that includes new lines expanding to regular human and Covenant characters, as well as a railgun wielding Master Chief! The Storm Jackal is also notable as it represents a new denotation for the alien race.”

Just moments after being told about Modern Warfare 4 on October 29th 2012 on a flight from Bodrum to London.

Third Most Read Post of 2012 – Captain Price Actor Confirms Modern Warfare 4 From Infinity Ward
Posted October 30th 2012

“So – only news I can repeat right now, is that on Monday 5th November, Bill Murray is going to be in discussions with Activision and Infinity Ward about his vocal involvement in Modern Warfare 4 that will be developed by Infinity Ward. Above is the picture I had taken on the flight, seconds after being told the news.”

Fourth Most Read Post of 2012 – Crackle – Free Movies App Now On Xbox 360
Posted January 31st 2012

“Crackle describes itself as the place to experience pure entertainment: full-length movies, TV shows, and original series from genres that embody cool – all uncut, uncensored, and unbelievably free. It is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations today, featuring only the genres you love; comedy, action, drama, sci-fi, horror – anywhere you are. Crackle was created in the summer of 2007 out of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s studio lot in Los Angeles, CA.”

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Fifth Most Read Post of 2012 – MW3 – Free Maps Erosion, Aground And ELITE Drops 9 – 12 Out Now
Posted May 15th 2012

“It’s that time of the month again…Call of Duty ELITE Drops for current content subscribers and for the first time in a long while, free Maps – Erosion and Aground to kickstart the new Face Off Playlist today.”

Sixth Most Read Post of 2012 – Epic Games Confirm Unreal Engine 4 Is Running On Next Gen Consoles Already
Posted February 10th 2012

“Epic Games vice president Mark Rein has dropped the next-gen bombshell by confirming that their mighty engine which powers hit games such as Gears of War, and Batman Arkham City is already running on next gen hardware.

At the DICE summit in Las Vegas this week, Rein confirmed that Epic would reveal Unreal Engine 4 later this year. The Unreal Engine 4 is also currently running with “systems we can’t name yet,” Rein is reported to have said during the DICE Awards.”

Seventh Most Read Post of 2012 – Halo 4 Enemies Watcher And Crawler Outed Via Toy Box
Posted May 12th 2012

“McFarlane Toys packaging for their upcoming range of Halo 4 action figures has outed two new enemy types within the game – Watcher and Crawler!”

Eighth Most Read Post of 2012 – Minecraft Xbox 360 To Eventually Resemble 1.2.3 Final PC Version – Updates Soon
Posted June 22nd 2012

“4J Studio’s has taken to twitter to reveal information about the future updates for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition. Open Servers are currently in duscussion, although not fully confirmed – and an update to hit in the near future will resemble the PC Beta version of Minecraft 1.8.”

Ninth Most Read Post of 2012 – Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC Review
Posted June 28th 2012

“If you love Skyrim buy Dawnguard. Its more of the same epic story telling, dungeon raiding and amazing adventuring but with new locales, a diversion from dragon slaying, and a whole host of new powers to inflict on the innocent population of Tamriel. If you have saved Skyrim from the threat of dragons, rebuilt the Thieves Guild and murdered your way up to the top of the Dark Brotherhood and think your adventures in Tamriel are done for the time being you are very very wrong. Skyrim wants you back and vampires just got interesting again.”

Tenth Most Read Post of 2012 – Will The Next-Gen Xbox Console Be Named: XBOX 8?
Posted February 22nd 2012

“So, how did we come by this news – well, an employee for a well known combined Publisher and Developer known to (who left his employment just a mere few days ago) stated that despite a current mass run of developer units ready to go into production, themselves and other developers of top titles have already received dev units of hardware, but in an alpha non-console form. Also confirming that newer versions of that unit in a non-console form was shown behind closed doors at the recent CES 2012 event by invite only running a fully playable version of Battlefield 3.”

From – we wish you all a Happy New Year! (which hopefully we should all be enjoying our next-gen Xbox consoles by then!)

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