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“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,...

The Evil Within

Josie Krome, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

For those interested in all things disturbing and spine-chilling, look no further than “The Evil Within.” It’s a survivor horror game by Bethesda (you know, they made “Skyrim”?) and Shinji Mikami, the creator of the “Resident Evil” series. It’s set to come out this October on both current...

inFamous: Second Son

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

It’s been several months, but finally, PlayStation 4 owners have access to what has been hailed as a true next-gen game. “inFamous: Second Son” delivers a compelling narrative experience and is visually an impressive title, though some aspects of gameplay are unfortunately still following habits of th...

First Impressions: Elder Scrolls Online (Beta)

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“Elder Scrolls Online,” as the name might imply, is the first venture of the “Elder Scrolls” series into the Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) genre. Set to release for the PC on April 4, 2014, the game has had several open beta tests in the lead-up to the release. The first impression is pretty pr...

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