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Gaming Extra: Game of Thrones RPG

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

March 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With a flash, a bang, and a faulty character import, “Mass Effect 3” is on store shelves and hard drives everywhere. Having played through the demo, I found the opening sequence a tad repetitive, but nonetheless, my long-awaited intergalactic adventure was finally underway. As usual, I was instantly...

Gaming Extra: Mass Effect 3 preview

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With an inspirational speech, a flashy explosion, and squid-esque Reaper spaceships descending to the earth’s surface, the “Mass Effect 3” demo is finally upon us. The demo, exhibited at last year’s E3, is now available to the public on all three major platforms. “Mass Effect 3,” developed...

Comics, Horror, and Creating New Worlds

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

English Dept. hosts panel to discuss “alternate” worlds The novel as an art form has experienced countless changes over time. One constant factor, however, has been the creation of alternate worlds envisioned by an author who relates them to the reader. An upcoming forum, organized by the Case West...

Gaming Extra: Things that (don’t) matter: No MW3 on this year’s pro circuit

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 17, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

As a young person in Middle America, I’m obviously super into sports. Things like football, baseball, and hockey consume every spare second of my free time. Those last two sentences are a blatant lie. Just because I play video games, rather than doing things that involve movement, doesn’t mean...

Gaming Extra: Want to be Batman? Because you should

February 10, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

In the realm of first-person shooters, few can compete with the genre-defining giants that are the “Halo,” “Call of Duty,” and “Battlefield” series. Occasionally, however, a scrappy fighter rises from the dregs to take on these monolithic franchises. One such scrapper is “Gotham City Imposters.” Published...

Gaming Extra: Bolstering Your Call of Duty Addiction: New Maps for the New Year

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

February 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

The first few weeks of school are a grind. Classes slide slowly downhill from the first day of syllabus reviews and seat choosing, into actual work, and the demoralizing stress of student life starts to erase any trace of sanity. But there is a light in the darkness: new maps for “Call of Duty.” After...

Gaming Extra: Want new games? Yes, you do.

Sheehan Hannan, Assistant A&E Editor

January 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

With the mayhem of holiday clearance sales over, the season of dull spring releases is upon us. For most Case Western Reserve University students, this means returning to the strategic slug-fests of "League of Legends" or "Starcraft 2." Personally, I prefer the incestuous cluster-cuss that is "Modern...

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim epitomizes style over substance in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Adam Wisniewski, Staff Reporter

August 26, 2010


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Games

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is the story of the eponymous 23-year old veteran video gamer, amateur rocker, and Canadian slacker who encounters the seemingly-magical girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, and must secure their relationship the only way he could possibly comprehend - by defeating all seve...

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