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List of Hard News episodes for 2012. Jared was the host of most episodes this year. The end title for this year says "You stay classy internet" The start says "This is Hard News!"

January Edit

Date Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
2nd Jared
  • Square remaking Final Fantasy X
  • Twice the players, twice the blood
  • What to play on Vita... if it works
HardNewsJan2nd2012
3rd Jared
  • Fallout could've been worse
  • Wii U tablet lives up to its name?
  • Let the developer win
HardNewsJan3rd2012
4th Jared
  • Vita on life support
  • Ever seen a 737 upside down?
  • The early order gets the gun
  • We're sorry
This episode features a pen toss
HardNewsJan4th2012
5th Nick
  • Fight aliens and not in first person
  • Ubisoft bungling their bundles
  • Epic calls SOPA an epic fail
  • One more day without Jared
Nick attempts a pen toss, and comments on that kind of being the thing Jared does.
HardNewsJan5th2012
6th Bryan
  • Devil May Cry death threats
  • The Old Republic boogie
  • Nextbox and PS4 at E3 2012?
Bryan makes a bad pen toss.
HardNewsJan6th2012
9th Nick
  • Not a party til the cops are called
  • How much will you do for $3?
  • Data on the US Vita data plans
At the end of the episode, Nick throws his pen across the room.
10th Jared
  • When in doubt, counter sue!
  • Future solider delayed til future
  • Diablo 3 denials and confirmation
Jared throws his pen behind him and slaps the desk to end the episode.
HardNewsJan10th2012
11th Jared
  • Free DLC from free demos
  • ID takes BFG to staff size
  • Kaz quells rumors
Jared has a pen toss at the end of the episode.
HardNewsJan11th2012
12th Jared
  • Another one leaves AssCreed
  • Because no one saw these coming
  • Sounds almost like a Virtual Boy
Jared has a pen toss at the end of the episode.
HardNewsJan12th2012
13th Jared
  • Silent Hill making noise
  • SOPA dissent is on fire
  • Fresh take on old XCOM
Jared has a pen toss at the end of the episode.
HardNewsJan13th2012
16th Jared
  • Plundering the wrong booty
  • ME3 on stream..... eventually
  • SOPA to go back on the shelf
HardNewsJan16th2012
17th Jared
  • Gonna have to wait for Payne
  • Mortal Kombat for Vita
  • Ubisoft has some crazy DRM
Jared makes a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan17th2012
18th Jared
  • No jokes today
  • This affects everyone
  • You can help
  • Good night, and good luck
This episode was to discuss SOPA.

Jared turns the screens off, and turns the music off, and has to leave as well to demonstrate what SOPA would do.

HardNewsJan18th2012
19th Jared
  • Resident Evil 6 goes viral
  • Bioshock takes it back to 1999
  • The black out worked
20th Jared
  • Augmented fear is a reality
  • It's almost like Diablo 3 is cursed
  • SOPA and PIPA on the shelf
  • ESA pulls support
  • Jared pulls back the ending of Hard News to announce the last story.
  • Jared makes a pen toss just before the first closing of the episode.
HardNewsJan20th2012
23rd Jared
  • Guild Wars 2 beta soon!
  • Having no friends could be evil
  • Jaffe can't win them all
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan23rd2012
24th Jared
  • Microsoft turns to real money?
  • Gamestop stops UK stores
  • Xbox 720 parts in production?
  • Coming for you, internet
Jared drops his pen at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan24th2012
25th Jared
  • No convening for Blizzards in 2012
  • If you're gonna start a rumor...
  • You're never too big to copy
HardNewsJan25th2012
26th Jared
  • Nintendo learning and changing?
  • Neo Geo back in your pocket
  • Witcher 2 for 360 finally
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan26th2012
27th Jared
  • Offline pass, the reckoning
  • Big plans from the big N
  • Play videogames with real toys
  • Best power-up ever
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan27th2012
30th Jared
  • A new case for the Ace
  • Real life Halo hacks
  • Mario DLC on your 3DS?
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJan30th2012
31st Jared
  • Get dogma, get RE6 demo
  • Holding the GBC evil hostage
  • Halo leaves Bungie.net
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode

February Edit

Date Headlines Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
1st Jared
  • Simpsons Arcade on consoles!
  • THQ hopes are few
  • So physical games are cheaper?
Jared drops his pen in realization at the end of this episode
HardNewsFeb1st2012
2nd Jared
  • If Bioware was Obiwan: Go to Austin
  • Rage on Macs now
  • Hurting or helping? Just hurting
  • More news on ScrewAttack
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb2nd2012
3rd Jared
  • New in TF2 and not hat related
  • What's happening with THQ
  • Twisted Metal delayed in Europe
  • Complete Scott Pilgrim
HardNewsFeb3rd2012
6th Jared
  • The PSN is dead
  • It's a remaster, not a remake
  • Did no one read the rough draft?
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
7th Jared
  • Jaffe will eat, sleep, play no more
  • Notch bankrolling Schafer?
  • Activision's new cash cow
  • Reviews and apologies
Jared apoligises for having to need a replacement host while he is away, and makes a pen toss.
HardNewsFeb7th2012
8th Bryan
  • Little Big Planet goes racing
  • No passport to America
  • Space core hits Skyrim
  • Sidescrollers
Bryan does a pen throw at the end of the episode.
HardNewsFeb8th2012
9th Bryan
  • Battleship the movie the game
  • Double Fine gets a kickstart
  • People want Apple out of Foxconn
Bryan does another pen throw at the end of the episode. Sean yells after it 'hits' him
HardNewsFeb9th2012
10th Jared
  • Blizzard suing Valve
  • Mario Kart on Facebook
  • We're playing games!
  • Jared's parents argue over which one of them is more proud of him - the answer is neither.
  • Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb10th2012
14th Jared
  • Snake? Snake? Snake!!!!!!
  • Final days for servers
  • Curtain pulled on Ubisoft's 2012?
  • How romantic
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb14th2012
15th Jared
  • Sonic 4 Ep.2 has blasts from past
  • Ubisoft releases leaked trailer
  • Is it still survival horror?
16th Jared
  • Bigger budget * Bigger Adventure
  • Vita's leash on life shortened?
  • Assassin's Creed 3 finally
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb16th2012
17th Bobby Kotick, Asura's Wrath, Mass Effect 3 Jared
  • Kotick selling coke
  • Asura's shin shoryuken?
  • Mass Effect 3...in space!!!!
  • Sony's The Tester on ScrewAttack
HardNewsFeb17th2012
20th Jared
  • The devil is in the details
  • Indie gets an update
  • A lucrative wake up call
  • Taking on the world
HardNewsFeb20th2012
21st Jared
  • A grim consequence
  • Sony eyeing Kinect abilities?
  • Vita bonus for SF X T
  • SA vs Machinima tonight!
  • This episode of Hard News was recorded at the location of ScrewAttack vs Machinima
  • Jared jumps over a couch at the end of the episode.
23rd Jared
  • US gets The Last Story, but the UK...
  • New Metal Gear?
  • Unoriginal name is unoriginal
Jared did a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb23rd2012
24th Jared
  • Killzone 3 MP for free!
  • Counter-Strike beta is go
  • South Africans do it again
  • Commentating with Egoraptor
HardNewsFeb24th2012
27th Jared
  • Black and White 2: The Reckoning
  • Find the Ninjas in this news
  • Dreams drop in July?
Jared has exhausted all his Kingdom Hearts jokes, so he simply says "Kingdom Hearts sucks!" before tossing his pen.
HardNewsFeb27th2012
28th Jared
  • Hydrophobia dev drowns in debt
  • Get set to jet again!
  • Outside of Japan, Vita has a pulse
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb28th2012
29th Jared
  • Game not stocking games?
  • Team Meat not so tight with Big N
  • Will the hamster squeak again?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsFeb29th2012

March Edit

Date Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
1st Jared
  • Run Virtual cities into debt again!
  • So George Washington's a templar?
  • Doom 4 lives
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar1st2012
2nd Jared
  • Gotta be silent a little longer
  • No taxes for this payday
  • A store leaks a game. Again
  • Jamming with Machinima
HardNewsMar2nd2012
5th Jared
  • Steam Box a reality?
  • DLC on SFXT disc? Big surprise
  • Fable Heroes leaked
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
6th Jared
  • Mass Effect 3 launch problems
  • THQ's in Adidas' miLawsuit
  • So many assassins
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar6th2012
7th Jared
  • More premature Sony announcing
  • Battlefield 3 DLC inbound
  • So much for one second perfection
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar7th2012
8th Jared
  • Vita Uncharted multiplayer
  • Sega doesn't get to make Marvel
  • Dust 514 gets the run of Sen
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar8th2012
9th Jared
  • No discs for the Nextbox?
  • Sony confirms some, denies others
  • Game over
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar9th2012
12th Jared
  • Scrolls vs Scrolls. fight!
  • Donkey Kong to the 3DS?
  • Marvel vs Capcom 3 * Done?
  • The end title is 'ScrewAttack.com loves you' instead of 'You stay classy internet'
  • Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar12th2012
13th Jared
  • Mass Effect 3 costing players
  • Peter's out, Phil is in
  • So many zombies
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar13th2012
14th Jared
  • Obsidian grinds down staff
  • Xseed is streaming up imports
  • Sonic 4 Ep.3 is up to the fans
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
15th Jared
  • Diablo 3 actually has a date!
  • Enhancing Baldur's gate
  • Wasteland gets a Kickstart
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar15th2012
16th Jared
  • Elder Scrolls, the MMO
  • Sega knows you want Shenmue
  • The Neo Geo returns!
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar16th2012
19th Jared
  • Capcom getting after hackers
  • Baldurs Gate 3 after enhanced?
  • Mr. ME3 fan goes to Washington
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar19th2012
20th Jared
  • Legacy of Kain continues?
  • Walking Dead the Game
  • Building a better dragon
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar20th2012
21st Jared
  • Cameras can't keep Mickey down
  • Game over
  • Mass Effect 3 DLC ending?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar21st2012
22nd Jared
  • These games have next
  • Crews working multiple cities
  • Little Big Modnation Racers
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar22nd2012
23rd Jared
  • Goodbye Gamecube
  • Operation Racoon City is broken
  • New Wing Commander!
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar23rd2012
26th Jared
  • Grand Theft Auto V info leaks?
  • Prey 2 canceled?
  • Eternal darkness to return?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar26th2012
27th Jared
  • These Assassins are special
  • Book of Memories back on shelf
  • Big surprise: PS Vita hacked
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar27th2012
28th Jared
  • Black Ops 2 multiplayer leaks?
  • PS4 suffocating used games?
  • Atlus re-Vita-lized
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar28th2012
29th Lauren
  • Yoshinori Oh-no
  • The first DLC ending is really here
  • So why play AC3 on PC?
  • Don't panic
HardNewsMar29th2012
30th Jared
  • Sega loses what Nintendon't
  • "Xbox is fine, ignore the nerds"
  • Wasteland 2 not so bleak?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMar30th2012

April Edit

Date Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
2nd Jared
  • That office is zipped shut
  • Game gets a continue
  • There's Star Wars in Raccoon City?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr2nd2012
3rd Jared
  • Join beta to unlock secrets
  • Break out the polyester!
  • Meat Boy finds a way to be mobile
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr3rd2012
4th Jared
  • Rock Band for an encore
  • Notch's new project: Space
  • More shadows to run in
  • PAX out, people
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr4th2012
5th Lauren
  • Mass Effect 3's DLC ending
  • EA is the worst company in America
  • New York gamers are pervs
  • Craig yells out "Booo" during the Mass Effect 3 story.
  • Lauren places her pen down on the desk.
HardNewsApr5th2012
6th Lauren
  • Nintendo might get a new racer
  • Sonic co-creator joins Nintendo
  • Double Dragon is back
Lauren places her pen down on the desk.
HardNewsApr6th2012
9th Jared
  • Gears Exile will stay that way
  • Dark Souls coming to PC
  • A fifth Borderlands 2 class?
  • ScrewAttack at PAX East 2012
HardNewsApr9th2012
10th Jared
  • Lost Planet 3, It's happening
  • More captivating news
  • Bulletstorm 2 has been canceled
HardNewsApr10th2012
11th Jared
  • Project X Zone revealed
  • More Resident Evil 6 details
  • New Halo 4 information
  • We were at PAX East
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr11th2012
12th Jared
  • Really shout at dragons now
  • So a threesome could happen?
  • Screaming kamehameha matters
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr12th2012
13th Jared
  • The Sage continues via patch
  • Get sleeping dogs, get GSP
  • Valve making hardware after all?
Jared drops his pen in excitement for Half Life 3
HardNewsApr13th2012
16th Jared
  • Miyamoto talks Wii U games
  • Crysis 3 is official
  • EA lets the banned play again
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr16th2012
17th Jared
  • Free Tekken Tag 2 DLC
  • Master Chief for President
  • Entertainment unlocked
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr17th2012
18th Jared
  • Whoops, Early release
  • Diablo 3 beta leaks
  • Bond, James Bond
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr18th2012
19th Jared
  • God of War is getting a prequel
  • Prey 2 is not canceled
  • Sued for Assassins Creed
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr19th2012
20th Jared
  • Prey 2 has been delayed
  • Marvel vs Capcom 2 IOS
  • Diablo Beta weekend
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr20th2012
23rd Jared
  • News direct from Nintendo
  • See the whole city in GOTY edition
  • Learn more of Rayman's Origin
  • Tomorrow we draw Dorkly games
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
24th Jared
  • Cancelled titles revealed
  • Robert Bowling opens a new studio
  • Call of Duty: Back Ops 2
Jared slams his pen into the desk at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr24th2012
25th Jared
  • Timesplitters 4 might be coming
  • Pikmin 2 Wii is coming to America
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is canceled
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsApr25th2012
26th Jared
  • More Wii U rumors
  • Steam is coming to Linux
  • Nexon wants to buy EA
HardNewsApr26th2012
27th Jared
  • Rayman Legend is confirmed
  • Nintendo's digitial distribution, Sony Smash Bros.
  • We're coming for you Dorkly
HardNewsApr27th2012
30th Lauren
  • God of War gets multiplayer
  • DOA's new boob physics
  • There is a purple 3DS
HardNewsApr30th2012

May Edit

Date Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
1st Lauren
  • Black Ops Two got leaked again?
  • Kickstarter flop
  • Sonic Kart 7
Lauren picks up a bunch of pens and throws all of them.
2nd Lauren
  • Xbox Subsidy
  • Possible PS plus tiers
  • Rock Band is unplayable?
HardNewsMay2nd2012
3rd Lauren
  • The Elder Scrolls MMO
  • Publisherless PID
  • Saints Row gives you powers
HardNewsMay3rd2012
4th Jared
  • New Elder Scrolls online info
  • Company of Heroes 2 is coming
  • Bllack Ops 2 will make mad cash
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay4th2012
7th Jared
  • Beyond Good and Evil 2 happening?
  • Blockbuster leaks Wii U games
  • There's more Binding for Isaac
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay7th2012
8th Jared
  • Two new Hitman games?
  • EA confirms future lineup
  • Blizzard saves with delays?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay8th2012
9th Jared
  • Dead Space gets co-op
  • A new 3DS Resident Evil
  • Bioshock Infinite gets delayed
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay9th2012
10th Jared
  • Avengers: The Game
  • Starfox Wii U?
  • The 360 will get a browser
Jared drops his pen out of his hand at the end of the episode.
HardNewsMay10th2012
11th Jared
  • No split screen for SD
  • The close cut Kickstarter
  • Battlefield 3 sever fiasco
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay11th2012
14th Jared
  • Battlefield joins elite crowd?
  • DOTA agreement reached
  • Book stays shut a little longer
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay14th2012
15th Jared
  • Game pre-order crisis
  • Diablo III glitches out
  • Taxes for Amalur
HardNewsMay15th2012
16th Episode does not play
HardNewsMay16th2012
17th Jared
  • Activision vs. EA
  • Diablo III servers still suck
  • Dice games revealed?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay17th2012
18th Jared
  • Far Cry 3 beta
  • Sly Cooper on the go
  • Brothers In Arms may be MIA
  • ScrewAttack:Level up!
HardNewsMay18th2012
21st Jared
  • Wii U controller redesigned?
  • Aliens CM bursts out new year
  • New Castlevania?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay21st2012
22nd Jared
  • More Castlevania details
  • Bungie's new franchise
  • New info on the Activision trial
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay22nd2012
23rd Jared
  • Street Fighter 25th anniversary
  • New XCOM details
  • More Wii U rumors
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay23rd2012
24th Jared
  • Ron Gilber's new game
  • A Shadow of the Colossus movie
  • Konami is getting sued again
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay24th2012
25th Jared
  • Sony in game ads,
  • 38 Studios is no more
  • Demon Soul's servers live on
Jared screams "Death for everyone!", before saying to not scream that in a crowded mall, and dropping his pen.
HardNewsMay25th2012
29th Jared
  • No Metro for the Wii U?
  • Possible PS Plus overbhaul
  • Amaulur 2 will never be made
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay29th2012
30th Jared
  • Doom 3: BFG edition
  • New Castlevania details
  • New Ratchet & Clank
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay30th2012
31st Jared
  • Epic VS Silicon Knights complete!
  • A new Splinter Cell?
  • A new DC fighting game
  • Jared makes a joke about an idea for the Wii U, and has to explain that it was a joke and not to use it. He then puts away his nonexistent Wii U.
  • Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsMay31st2012

June Edit

Date Host Stories Notes Thumbnail
1st Jared
  • Lawsuits for everyone!
  • Konami's "Conference"
  • The Force won't be with you
  • E3 is next week!
HardNewsJun1st2012
4th Lauren
  • Microsoft's conference
  • EA's conference
  • We Have it all
HardNewsJun4th2012
5th Lauren
  • Nintendo's press conference
  • Watch_Dogs
  • The Last of Us
  • We have it all
HardNewsJun5th2012
6th Lauren
  • The Last Guardian is still on
  • Miyaoto's new IP
  • Wii U backwards compatibility
  • We have it all
HardNewsJun6th2012
7th Lauren
  • Alucard in Mirror of Fate
  • 25 Vita titles got ignored
  • Swapnote censorship
HardNewsJun7th2012
8th Lauren
  • E3 might be relocated
  • Zelda Wii U
  • Who won E3?
Lauren throws her papers into the air at the end of the episode.
HardNewsJun8th2012
11th Jared
  • No more corrupted saves
  • Dead Island: Riptide
  • Diablo 3 having problems
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun11th2012
12th Jared
  • The Wii U will have friend codes
  • Silicon Knights is laying off
  • No 3DS redesign
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun12th2012
13th Jared
  • BF3 premium hates Aussies
  • Nintendo talks Zelda remakes
  • ME3 wasn't false advertising
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun13th2012
14th Jared
  • Free to play Wii U games
  • Kirby's 20th anniversary
  • More E3 reboots
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun14th2012
15th Jared
  • Free to play TOR
  • Neversoft's FPS
  • Korea banning e-trade
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun15th2012
18th Jared
  • Ascend to Collector's edition
  • Heart of the Swarm 99% complete
  • Australia matures
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun18th2012
19th Jared
  • Metal Gear Rising is getting DLC
  • An update on Starcraft ghost
  • Seth Killian leaves Capcom
HardNewsJun19th2012
20th Jared
  • Metal Gear Solid 5
  • Sonic Adventure 2 HD
  • Okami HD Too!
Jared drops his pen at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun20th2012
21st Jared
  • Final Fantasy VII on Steam?
  • Probation for Diablo
  • Saints Row DLC has been cancelled
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun21st2012
22nd Jared
  • 3DS XL
  • Nintendo Direct
  • Super Mario marathon
HardNewsJun22nd2012
25th Jared
  • We're a long way from FarCry3
  • Resident Evil 6 is special
  • Meet the pyro, stop the monkeys!
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode, and talks like the characters in Team Fortress
HardNewsJun25th2012
26th Jared
  • The end of Resistance?
  • More Dragon's Dogma
  • FF VII less likely to be remade
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun26th2012
27th Jared
  • Onlive on Ouya,
  • Baldur's Gate: Enchanted release
  • Windows 8 is going to suck
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun27th2012
28th Jared
  • Last of Us multiplayer
  • Nuketown returns
  • Half Life concept art?
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun28th2012
29th Jared
  • Radical is being downsized
  • Miiverse will be Frii
  • The Watchdogs email leak
Jared does a pen toss at the end of the episode
HardNewsJun29th2012

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