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Nintendo Direct defies April Fools, announces upcoming games and products

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Last Wednesday, April 1, Nintendo released a Nintendo Direct, a short presentation about upcoming products and games coming to Nintendo’s consoles, the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U. Despite the peculiarly chosen date, none of the games presented were an April Fool’s joke. “Super Smash Bros. f...

“Code Name S.T.E.A.M.” shows Nintendo is not out of ideas

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Nintendo is well known for their long-standing franchises, with their last new series being the Wii Sports games in 2006. As such, to cynics, it may seem that Nintendo lacks innovation. It seems “Code Name S.T.E.A.M.” for Nintendo 3DS hopes to change that notion. The premise of “Code Name...

Nintendo’s latest console includes innovative features

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

For all the great games it produces, Nintendo’s creativity in console naming hasn’t been quite as strong these past few years. After the confusing title for the Wii U and the even more confusing Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo’s newest console is named the New Nintendo 3DS. No, not a new 3DS console,...

The end is near

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Following in the footsteps of “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D” and “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD,” “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”—originally released for the N64 back in 2000—has officially received a remake in the form of “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s...

“Gotta catch ‘em all”

“Gotta catch ‘em all”

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Hoenn Confirmed. For years rumors of the supposed remakes of the acclaimed “Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire” versions circled the Internet, especially after the remakes of the original two Pokémon generations came out for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. Then, earlier this very year, Nintendo...

The great debate

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Thousands of fans cheer as the competitors enter the stadium. Millions more watch from home. Beads of sweat masked by a bold show of confidence, the two opposing teams promptly… sit down? It seems these players won’t be using their physical strength in this competition. They aren’t playing football,...

“Far Cry 4” is far from mediocre

Josie Krome, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The fourth installment of the “Far Cry” series, by Ubisoft, is set for release this Nov. 18. And any fan of the “Far Cry” series should be super excited about this title. Full disclosure: I haven’t played any “Far Cry” games myself, however, I have watched them played. Compared to “Far...

Smaller screen can’t smash popular game

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The newest installment in the “Super Smash Bros.” series is here, but this time, it can fit in your pocket. Yes, for the first time, you can settle it in Smash when you’re on the go. Despite being on a portable platform, “Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS” does not skimp on content. Describing...

Halo developer’s new game falls short of expectation

Enio Chinca, Contributing Reporter

September 25, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Many people know Bungie video game developers for creating the ultra-successful “Halo” franchise. Because of this massive fan base, Bungie stirred a lot of excitement when they announced the release of a new game called “Destiny.” Gamers had been clamoring for something new in a market starved...

“Shovel Knight”

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Many video game creation projects can be found on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter these days, and many of those titles are full of nostalgia for previous video game titles or older eras of gaming altogether. The recently released “Shovel Knight” for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo WiiU was...

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