Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Brian Sherman, Staff Reporter
January 23
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

When “Assassin’s Creed III” came out last year, regardless of the overall opinion of reviewers, many agreed that the sailing was an amazing part of the game. Taking those lessons to heart, Ubisoft has successfully made not only an excellent addition to the franchise, but a great game overall. “Assassin’s...

Graphic t-shirts for the graphic gamer

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter
September 6
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Games

Gamers and non-gamers unite! Pull out your t-shirts featuring Mario, Yoshi and your favorite superheroes. These highly recognizable characters have taken over graphic t-shirt designs in many stores. Now geeks can proudly wear apparel with comic book and video game characters without worrying about fashion’s...

Kentucky Route Zero: entrancingly simple, engrossingly atmospheric

Sheehan Hannan, A&E Editor
February 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Developer: Cardboard Computer Platform: Windows, Mac. Price: $7 (Act I), $25 (Act I-V) Some games fit nicely into square little boxes. They’re easy to describe, even easier to grasp, and disappear from the mind just as quickly as they come. There’s no mystery, nothing compelling that sticks in ...

App of the Week: Temple Run 2

Sheehan Hannan, Arts & Entertainment Editor
January 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Publisher: Imangi Studios Platform: iOS, Android, Amazone App Store Price: Free When it was initially released, the first Temple Run was an instant success, racking up 170 million downloads. It was something of a mainstream hit, with easily accessible gameplay that, after several tries, proved...

The Walking Dead: Award-winning and Gut-wrenching

The Walking Dead: Award-winning and Gut-wrenching

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
December 15
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, This Week

I'll say right now that The Walking Dead is not a game for everyone. Based on the comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Telltale Studio's The Walking Dead is one of the most striking video games of this year. Its story is unapologetically adult and harrowing beyond belief. The game comes at you li...

IBM’s Watson Supercomputer Coming to Lerner College of Medicine

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
November 16
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Games, Local Events, This Week

IBM’s Watson, the computer that won Jeopardy in 2011, will be going to school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Unlike its time on national television, though, this time, Watson will be working with a purpose. In three years, the programmers, IB...

Naked Mole Rats May Hold the Secret to Fighting Cancer

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
November 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, This Week

The naked mole rat is a strange creature. Hairless, cold-blooded, and totally blind, mole rats live in the deserts of East Africa in colonies similar to those of ants. They have long puzzled biologists. Mole rats do not feel much pain and are very long lived. On average, they live 20 years as opposed...

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Link-State and ACM: a conference and an organization with big plans for CWRU Computer Science

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
November 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games, Local Events, Top Stories

It’s cold and raining at 9 a.m. on Oct. 27. Despite the weather, people are gathering at Nord Hall. They are here for the first Link-State, an annual conference held by the Case Western Reserve University chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a computer science society. All of...

Digital vs. Physical: The Changing Face of Technology

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
October 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Over the last few years, we have been digitizing everything we consume. Our books are eBooks, our music is saved as mp3s, and our movies and TV shows are streamed straight from Netflix. We have made this change because it makes everything so easy and convenient. We can access almost anything online near i...

Tech Op-Ed: Remember Where Your Technology Comes From

Owen Bell, Games and Tech Reporter
October 13
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

America loves technology. Just a few weeks ago, the iPhone 5 sold a record breaking 5 million units within three days of being released. Now that is over, everyone is starting to wonder about Windows 8, due out later this month, as well as the possibility of the new iPad mini. Tech news outlets, and ...

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source
Games