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A Step Down

Jack Stornello, Copy Editor

March 10, 2017

Filed under A & E, Movies & TV, Video Games

Hold on to your pitchforks there, folks, ‘cause it’s time for me to weigh in on a certain never-ending subject of debate for both the gaming and film communities. It’s been argued nonstop since the early 90s a...

‘Emily Wants To Play’ instills terror through maximum suspense

Jade Lewis, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2016

Filed under A & E, Video Games

“Emily Wants to Play” is a horror game that makes the player think a lot and is very suspenseful. It’s very different than any other video game. It was released on Steam on December 10, 2015. This game is more of a “save your ...

Microsoft tries to merge gaming with Sony

Jack Stornello, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2016

Filed under A & E, Video Games

One of the most significant developments in the history of gaming could very well be upon us. Picture this: Xbox owners and PlayStation owners playing online together across networks. The Berlin-esque wall separating the two commu...

New Pokémon side adventure improves after lengthy introduction

Evan Hatfield, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2015

Filed under A & E, Opinion, Video Games

“Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon” for the Nintendo 3DS is a great game, if you’re willing to stick through five or so hours (if not more) of learning how to play it. The game is the fifth entry in the “Pokémon Myster...

Games like “Fallout 4” still overshadow indies like “Rocket League”

Jack Stornello, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2015

Filed under A & E, Video Games

How many times have you heard people talking about Fallout 4 in the last month? Follow-up question, how many times have you heard people talking about, say, Soma? There’s a high probability you’ve heard of one of those, and...

‘Until Dawn’ surprises players with absolute terror

Jack Stornello, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2015

Filed under A & E, Video Games

It’s not very often that the gaming community is pleasantly surprised by a new release. Usually, when not much is expected of an upcoming release, the game turns out to be exactly that: not much. “Until Dawn,” from develope...

Nintendo’s recent decisions cause confusion, frustration

Evan Hatfield, Copy Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under A & E, Opinion, Video Games

Dear Nintendo, I want to love you. I really, really do. I have a Wii U, I still own a Wii and I’ve held on to my 3DS for a few years now. Here’s the thing: lately, you’ve been making a lot of… weird decisions. And that’s...

New portable consoles not something to be overlooked

April 11, 2013

Filed under A & E, Video Games

  Gamers better watch the console market this year, because it seems as if 2013 is the arrival of a much needed new console generation. The Wii U has been out for a while, the Playstation 4 has been announced two months...

Something with Pixels: Freeware horror games bring cost-effective scares to PC gamers

March 6, 2013

Filed under A & E, Video Games

In a previous column, I had discussed the popularity of Unity Engine and a pair of the games it has spawned, and again, I think it’s time to discuss another kind of amatuer game creator. Or rather, an umbrella of amatuer game...

‘Touhou Project’ offers tough levels, hours of fun

February 8, 2013

Filed under A & E, Video Games

Welcome to the world of actual raw gaming. No saving where you left off, no “beating the game on the first try,” no mercy. “Touhou Project” (東方, or Eastern Project) is the hardest game you will, ever play (except fo...

‘Pokemon’ games evolve as quickly as famous little critters

February 7, 2013

Filed under A & E, Video Games

    The upperclassmen will be sure to remember how this fad started. Whispered buzzwords from an Eastern shore brought us the trading cards that with which we quickly became enamored. Shortly after the arrival...

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