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

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

March 27, 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 17, 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 17, 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 26, 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 19, 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...

“The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” – Refreshing and Nostalgic

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The Legend of Zelda is a classic action-adventure video game series starring a humble swordsman named Link that has consistently drawn an audience to itself since its inception in 1986 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Each installment since the first has managed to build on its predecessor’s successes,...

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