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Looking back at the PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 was the default gaming device for the last seven years, and for good reason.
November 13, 2020

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and Series S released this week, ushering in a new generation of gaming consoles, with their increased power, graphical output and the potential for more impressive...

The joys of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” in a time of quarantine

Image courtesy of first-year student Ethan Deemer in his recreation of the Village at 115th House 5
April 16, 2020

I won’t say I handled the shift to remote learning particularly well, at first. Like many, I was mad that the rest of the semester was taken away, and, as the pandemic worsened and social distancing...

“Sonic the Hedgehog” is just fine, but that’s enough

Despite blacklash, “Sonic” is a decent movie.
February 21, 2020

The thing about “Sonic the Hedgehog” is that it is entirely aware of what type of movie it is.  Movies based on video games are notoriously hard to pull off, with almost every one ending in disaster,...

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens

Playing bingo with Cleveland’s drag queens
February 6, 2020

“If you must drink and drive, drive someone else’s car,” Drag Queen Veranda L’Ni announced to a hall jam-packed with bingo players. Laughter filled the dimmed hall as the 18+ crowd sat at the edges...

How “Call Her Daddy” is empowering women

November 30, 2018

When you first tune in to the Barstool Sports’ “Call Her Daddy” podcast, your mind may overflow with judgements and misconceptions. The voices of the two women that fill your ears are high-pitched...

Socks, NERF blasters and tag… oh my!

Socks, NERF blasters and tag... oh my!
October 12, 2018

Have you noticed a bunch of students running around with NERF blasters in green bandanas for the past week and a half? You’re not imagining things. These students have been playing Humans vs. Zombies...

The final episode of Lara Croft’s journey

September 28, 2018

The charming archeologist, scholar, adventurer and warrior Lara Croft is back. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” is the third and final game in the reboot trilogy that follows the origin story of Lara Croft. In...

Video game builds tension, friendships

April 20, 2018

“A Way Out” is a strange game which stands totally without peer, for better and for worse. It’s a third-person adventure game which, at first glance, is very simple—you do not do much aside from...

Come for the gameplay, leave for the story

April 13, 2018

“Far Cry 5” is an open-world, first-person shooter game that will have you sneaking and firing through fictional Hope County, Montana in attempt to wrestle control away from The Project at Eden’s...

Students celebrate Holi at CWRU

April 13, 2018

Once again, early April at Case Western Reserve University saw students and community members of all ages and cultures gathering in Freiberger Field to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of color. Holi...

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