2012 was a pretty good year for PC gamers. Sure, we had to share a lot of titles with consoles, but we also got plenty of PC-specific eye candy, including a number of high-resolution texture packs for some really good games. On the whole, developers seem to be devoting more attention to the PC versions of their titles. The indie scene seems to be gathering steam, as well, thanks to Humble Bundles, Valve's content delivery system, and not-so-clever puns.
Looks like here's plenty of gaming goodness on tap for 2013, too. PC Gamer has put together an exhaustive preview of this year's upcoming PC games. While the article doesn't detail which games will take advantage of our preferred platform's sizable horsepower advantage over current-gen consoles, it does summarize a staggering number of titles in multiple genres.
After scrolling through the entire article, I've come up with a not-so-short collection of titles for my own watch list. I'll be keeping tabs on the hype for Star Wars 1313, Fortnite, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Crysis 3, Battlefield 4, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, Grid 2, and Trials Evolution, just to name a few. I'm finally going to devote some serious time to the buy-in beta for Project Cars, too, provided I can tear myself away from games that have already been fully polished.
So, what's at the top of your "must play" list for 2013?
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