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It's that time of year where we celebrate the memorable games from the last year. The best, the best-looking, the one's that kept us on the edge of our seat, and the ones that nearly had us tossing the controller in frustration. Be sure to check out the other MTV Multiplayer Best of 2012 lists!

We've been celebrating some of the great gaming moments of 2012, but what about those not-so-great bits? The games (or companies) that failed spectacularly? A ridiculous piece of communication from a zealous producer or marketing flack that almost doomed the game from the beginning?

Let's looks back on the worst gaming moments of last year before celebrating the absolutely positively best that it had to offer.

Devs and their PR firms not knowing how to talk about their games

If it wasn't the intimation that Lara Croft would find her inner heroine in "Tomb Raider" by escaping rape, »

- Charles Webb

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