The Weekend Hotness: Happy New Year, Lt. Dan!

Lt. Dan is the face of New Year’s. So much hope and enthusiasm in that distant stare of his. We should all aspire to be as happy as Lt. Dan. Don’t be a sourpuss like Jim Carrey.

Everyone was out celebrating this weekend, but there are still a few choice stories for you guys. We’ve got Maurice’s list of franchise successes and failures in 2011, more glorious user comments, our first Vita review in Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and hype for the Talking to Women about Videogames album.

Destructoid Original:
MassDebate: Sequelitis – RESULTS
Live show: A Hangover for auld lang syne
The success and failure of franchises in 2011
Get hype: The full TtWaV album drops on January 3rd
Comments of the Year: Part 2

Community:
Community blogs of 12/31 & 1/1
Forum thread of the day: 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

Reviews:
Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Offbeat:
Why, yes! The Ace Attorney movie is looking awesome!
Mega64’s Game Awards 2011

Media:
Smart! Dude turned Swapnote into an RPG

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