It is hard to believe, but we’re already through most of twenty-twelve. It’s the year we had such ridiculous theories as the end of the world (although, it could still happen), the first jump from the edge of space at more than 120,000 feet, and the continuing success of Justin Bieber.

We’ve had an incredible year so far in gaming, music, and movies, and before we get into the craziness of the end of the year that brings us Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Assassin’s Creed III, Skyfall, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a new Nintendo console, and probably a smaller iPad, we wanted to recount just how great of a year we had so far with our list of the top stories of 2012 so far.

And for the record, these posts make up less than 10% of our total posts for the year so far, as we’re coming off our biggest posting year yet, on track to blow the 200 post mark out of the water!

Movies

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – A thrill ride that kept us on the edge of our seats.
The Avengers – A great attempt at a superhero film, but without the cohesion it needed.
The Hunger Games – A movie that needs to be seen and discussed.
The Dark Knight Rises & Second Opinion – Two opinions on this Summer’s hit.

Gaming

PlayStation Vita Launch Hub – Including coverage of the system and the launch titles.
Mass Effect 3 – The trilogy’s conclusion lives up to the grand reputation of others in the series.
E3 2012: The Conferences, the Interviews, the Booth Tours – Our schedule.
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – Another delay from Ubisoft. Another game worth the wait.
E3 2012 Predictions: How close were we? – Well, how close were we?
Nintendo goes big with 3DS XL – Big-N super sizes their latest handheld console.
Darksiders II – A surprise in execution; a rare example of a sequel outdoing its predecessor.
The Nicest People in Gaming – If you care about gaming, read this list.

Technology

Apple unveils “The new iPad” – The title pretty much says it all.
Why we’re kinda bored with the iPhone – Still the article we never thought we’d write.
iPhone 5 Review – Our hands-on with Apple’s latest Jesusphone.
One Year After Steve. – Our look back at a year without Steve Jobs.

Big News

Adam Yauch, 1964-2012 – Our report on the passing of Beastie Boys frontman Adam Yauch.
Call Me Maybe – A look at the biggest song of 2012.
Asking for Help – Discussing the effects of PTSD and CIS on emergency personnel.

About The Author

Christopher Kalanderopoulos founded Eggplante in 2009 to cover one event in Los Angeles. It never occurred to him that it would make him the Editor of an online magazine for the next decade. He spends most of his time gaming, backing cool Kickstarter projects, and hanging out with his wicked cool nieces and nephews.

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