Basement Medicine

The Apex of Battle Royales

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April 4, 2019


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The enemy team didn’t see me, and I could barely believe it. My teammates had just been wiped out after we assumed the Pathfinder we saw enter the building had been alone. I ran onto the roof of the dilapidated house after they went down. There was nothing I could do solo against another team of...

Left 4 Dead 2 still great after 10 years

Left 4 Dead 2 still great after 10 years

Ciarra Annis

March 21, 2019


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It will be 10 years this November since “Left 4 Dead 2” released online and there’s no better time to look back at the fond memories it has given its players and see how the game holds up. “Left 4 Dead 2” was released by Valve, creator of online game market Steam and the cult classic series...

Pocket Camp: almost perfect

Pocket Camp: almost perfect

Rebecca Flieder

February 8, 2019


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Animal Crossing was my first love. Wild World was released in 2005, but I first picked up a Nintendo DS somewhere around 2008. I was nine years old. After almost four years of playing and over 500 hours logged in a single cartridge, I bought another at a Gamestop in 2011, right before “Animal Crossing:...

Bounce, roll, and wobble around to your heart’s content with “Pikuniku”

Bounce, roll, and wobble around to your heart’s content with “Pikuniku”

by Ciarra Annis

February 8, 2019


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A new indie platformer game entered the scene on Jan. 24 entitled “Pikuniku.” It is the first game developed by the indie collective Sectordub. “Pikuniku” was published by Digital Devolver, a publisher well known for “Hotline Miami” and “Serious Sam HD” and is available on PC and the...

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


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Fans of indie video games got a surprise on Halloween as developer Toby Fox released the first chapter of "Deltarune," a successor to his first game "Undertale." The release came only with a series of mysterious tweets on the "Undertale" Twitter account on Oct. 30th, promising a new announcement in...

Look out! It’s Spider-Man!

Tom O'Leary

November 9, 2018


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Over the course of the past decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a cultural phenomenon across the globe. Since "Iron Man" premiered in 2008, Marvel Studios has dominated the movie industry, averaging around $873 million in worldwide box office revenue from the 20 superhero films relea...

“Far Cry 5” exceeds expectations

“Far Cry 5” exceeds expectations

Tom O'Leary

April 26, 2018


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On March 27, 2018, videogame developers Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto released the latest installment in their “Far Cry” series for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Similar to the previous iterations, “Far Cry 5” is an open-world action-adventure first-person shooter game. Taking...

This game’s got ballz

This game’s got ballz

Richard Ahlgrim

February 8, 2018


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Many anime fans of college age get a sentimental feeling when they reminisce over staying up late whenever possible to catch the Dragon Ball Z rerun or a new Dragon Ball Kai episode. After every episode you wait in anticipation to have an extremely uncivil discussion with your friend about why Goku shouldn’t...

FPS, team play, character: This game has it all

FPS, team play, character: This game has it all

Cayla Fronhofer

September 22, 2016


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“Overwatch: soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities . . . guardians who secured global peace for a generation.” Blizzard Entertainment, creator of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft, released Overwatch in May 2016. The quote above, from the game’s official cinematic trailer, refers...

PoGo is sticking around

PoGo is sticking around

Cayla Fronhofer

September 8, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Games

The beginning of a new semester always brings changes to the campus. Sometimes they come in the form of renovated sidewalks, sometimes in changes of staff or faculty, and sometimes when hordes of Pokèmon move onto campus to hide in the grass of the quad. “It’s been years since Pokèmon was really...

“To the Moon”: indie game with big heart

“To the Moon”: indie game with big heart

Alteira Greene

March 25, 2016


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What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the words “video game”? Probably a popular game like “Call of Duty” or maybe a controversial one like “Grand Theft Auto”? The last game that most people would think of is a small indie game called “To the Moon.” “To the...

A fistful of tokens

A fistful of tokens

Sam Hartley

April 23, 2015


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Your palms are sweating. Your eyes are focused with unnatural intensity on the little silver ball pinging back and forth across the board. You can feel that last India pale ale working its magic on your eye-hand-flipper coordination, but somehow you’ve defied the odds and beaten the high score. The...

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