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Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Mary McPheeters, Copy Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ), a 10-day long, campus-wide game of tag that simulates the zombie apocalypse. The game is abo...

The final episode of Lara Croft’s journey

Tracy Wang, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The charming archeologist, scholar, adventurer and warrior Lara Croft is back. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is the third and final game in the reboot trilogy that follows the origin story of Lara Croft. In “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” Croft explores the lush environments of South America. Thanks to th...

Video game builds tension, friendships

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“A Way Out” is a strange game which stands totally without peer, for better and for worse. It’s a third-person adventure game which, at first glance, is very simple—you do not do much aside from basic puzzle solving, quick-time events and some rare rudimentary third-person shooting. The main...

Come for the gameplay, leave for the story

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“Far Cry 5” is an open-world, first-person shooter game that will have you sneaking and firing through fictional Hope County, Montana in attempt to wrestle control away from The Project at Eden’s Gate cult. In the game, you’ll arm a resistance of locals to stop Joseph Seed and his family from...

Students celebrate Holi at CWRU

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events

Once again, early April at Case Western Reserve University saw students and community members of all ages and cultures gathering in Freiberger Field to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color. Holi commemorates the beginning of spring with traditional food and drink, as well as throwing colored pow...

“Celeste” is a satisfying challenge

Paul Palumbo, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Climbing a mountain should be as good for the soul as it is for the calves. “Celeste” is a 2-D platformer where quick thinking and even quicker reflexes will help the main character, Madeline, climb to the very summit of the Celeste Mountain. While Madeline has the ability to climb vertical walls...

A colossal remake for PS4

Paul Palumbo, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The good news is, the Ancient God you found can totally bring your beloved back to life. The bad news is, his payment for doing so is 16 massive corpses. “Shadow of the Colossus” is a remake of the beloved Playstation (PS) 2 game, and all of the classic elements have returned. You’ll find y...

“A Hat in Time” is a treat

Paul Palumbo, Contributing Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The Mafia are playing patty cake. The penguins are throwing a parade. A spooky ghost is forcing you the clean his outhouse. And by the time you finish "A Hat in Time," these will all be fond memories. "A Hat in Time" continues the once lost tradition of 3D platformers, creating imaginative open w...

Resident Evil 7 returns to horrifying roots

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

For the past several years, the massive hit horror video game series Resident Evil has seen its fair share of missteps since the groundbreaking release of series marvel, Resident Evil 4, in 2005.  The series’ concurrent film franchise proved to be unoriginal and each successive film was worse than ...

Prepare for a grand Titanfall successor

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Respawn Entertainment crafted their debut game, “Titanfall,” in 2014 as an Xbox exclusive first-person multiplayer shooter game that was dreamed to be the killer application for the then recently released Xbox One gaming console. While well-received, it was simultaneously criticized for its lack of cont...

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