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Examiner Gaming Podcast Ep. 3 - South Park The Stick of Truth and Censorship

604 days 6 hours ago - An audible is called on this week's Examiner Gaming Podcast. Instead of the Console Wars, the topic of censorship in video games will be discussed.... | Podcast | Industry


Examiner Gaming Podcast Ep. 2 - Kingdom Hearts III

615 days 3 hours ago - In the second Examiner Gaming Podcast, Micah and Mike try to make sense of the Kingdom Hearts mythos, and predict the content of Kingdom Hearts III... | Podcast | Industry


Examiner Gaming Podcast Ep. 1 - FFXIII

615 days 18 hours ago - In the inaugural Examiner Gaming Podcast, Madison local Micah Fortman and Examiner Mike Salkin discuss the last entry in the Fabula Nova Crystallis... | Podcast | Industry


Let's Really Play - Sonic '06

675 days 4 hours ago - It is one thing to call a game bad based on reviews or word of mouth, it’s quite another to play the whole damn thing moment for agonizing moment,... | Opinion piece | Xbox 360


US Movie Releases to Look Out For in November

Now - Remember, remember, the films of November! It’s the time of year when the nights draw in, the year winds down and studios line up their most presti... | Promoted post

Next Gen Buyer's Guide

731 days 3 hours ago - A new generation of consoles always presents wary consumers with a vexing choice, and with the holidays fast approaching, a decision will have to b... | Article | PS4


E3 2013 Recap

894 days 6 hours ago - Well E3 2013 has come and gone, and what an E3 it was. There were new consoles, new games, new trailers, and Aisha Tyler for some reason. With so m... | Opinion piece | E3


The Black Sheep - Bioshock 2

945 days 14 hours ago - Every great game series has that one entry that didn’t quite live up. Not like its siblings, a “Black Sheep” if you will. This is about one of thos... | Opinion piece | Industry


Gears of War: Judgment Video Review - The Examiner

972 days 12 hours ago - Video review of Gears of War: Judgment for the Xbox360. | Review | Xbox 360


5 things we still don't know about the PS4

998 days 17 hours ago - It’s been over a week since Sony’s big announcement. The PS4 is here! It’s new, it’s fast, and it’s… um. Well, it turns out Sony kept more than a f... | Opinion piece | PS4


Examiner: Top 5 games of 2012

1023 days 7 hours ago - With the next-gen consoles looking more and more like they are coming out in the winter, 2012 may be the last year the current batch of consoles ge... | Opinion piece | PC


Examiner - A Wii U review from a Wii hater

1047 days 10 hours ago - Perhaps “hater” is a bit strong, but it is true, I never had much affection for Nintendo’s white, waggle machine. I guess my main problem was that... | Review | Wii U


One Month Later Review - Borderlands 2

1132 days 15 hours ago - When the original Borderlands came out in 2009, many people praised the game’s charming cell shaded world, Diablo style loot system, and wide varie... | Review | PC


Examiner Review - Summer of Arcade 2012

1184 days ago - In what has become a yearly event, Microsoft’s “Summer of Arcade” livened up the slow season with a series of high profile, not-so-bite sized relea... | Opinion piece | Xbox 360


5 tips to survive the gaming drought

1207 days 6 hours ago - The summer often brings a drought of major game releases, and 2012 has been no different. Companies opting to hold their best titles for the holida... | Opinion piece | Arcade


Zynga Slots - Zynga's given up

1225 days 3 hours ago - It's not a stretch to say that Zynga doesn't have the best reputation in the game industry. What with all the accusations of stealing other peoples... | Opinion piece | iPhone


The Examiner Review - Max Payne 3

1245 days 9 hours ago - It was something of a surprise when Max Payne 3 was announced back in 2009, given that the last game of the series came out almost a decade ago. Th... | Review | PC


Examiner E3 rumor roundup - the verdict

1264 days 14 hours ago - Last week The Examiner did a rundown of all of the pre-E3 rumors, and made predictions on their truthiness. With the show over, let’s take a look a... | Opinion piece | E3


Best and worst of E3's keynotes

1268 days 7 hours ago - The Examiner does a rundown of the best and worst moments from this year's E3 keynotes. | Opinion piece | E3

Examiner Review - Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

1273 days 4 hours ago - In a world where “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” and “Battlefield 3” are owned by roughly every adult male in the western world, it can be easy to... | Review | Xbox 360


The games of summer 2012

1280 days 1 hour ago - When it comes to summer gaming, conventional wisdom is that there won't be many new releases, and the hottest months are a good time to catch up on... | Opinion piece | Xbox 360


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (XB1) Review

Now - Ken says goodbye to the franchise that started it all. | Promoted post
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