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“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

“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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

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...

“Dark Souls II” is enchanted by death

“Dark Souls II” is enchanted by death

Josh Lemay

April 24, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

I have checked my equipment three times now in preparation for what lies behind the fog. I know my chances of surviving are slim at best, but I do not have a choice in the matter; the only way forward is through. Readying my shield, I advance into the mist. My enemy towers above me, a wooden giant composed...

“Castlevania,” Lords of the Button Masher

Louis Bizarro

March 15, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

If you have played any action titles in the last couple of years then the game play for Castlevania Lords of Shadow (LOS) will seem very familiar. For those who haven’t branched out from the nostalgic side scrolling greats of the past, Mario, Sonic or past incarnations of Castlevania you will be sorely...

Students flip over the bird

Students flip over the bird

Ben Simone

February 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

"F#$&! Sh*&! Motherf*&%$#!!" my suite-mate shouted as he threw down his iPad. He had been playing "Flappy Bird," the newest and hottest mobile game, for nearly two hours. For a couple weeks the mobile game has flapped its way to Johnson State College and has caused cases of anger and fr...

“GTA V” best route to suicide

“GTA V” best route to suicide

Tom Benton

September 25, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

So "Grand Theft Auto V" comes in the mail and I know the time has come to dump my girlfriend, only I don’t have a girlfriend because I’ve been saving my freedom for "GTA V." I whistle the "Andy Griffith" theme as I skip out of the mailroom. I cross the campus. The sun’s shining, so I flip it the bird....

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