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10 Games to Watch

The videogame industry might have lost some of its retail strength, but come the holiday season, games still regularly top people's gift lists.

There's no better place to get a look at what's coming down the road than E3 – but too often, the games that get the bulk of the spotlight won't be out until the following year (or two, or sometimes three).

Selecting a "best of show” game is a fool's mission, given the number of titles on display and the limited time to see them all. But it is possible to get a better sense of which games will connect with players.

As we do each year, we've compiled a list of the games you can expect to be in demand this coming holiday season. Keep in mind, though, that while all of these titles are currently slated for a 2012 release, delays are regular occurrences in the video game industry – and there's no guarantee they'll make it to stores on schedule.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 7 June 2012

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