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Are Sports Irrelevant?

Are Sports Irrelevant?

Connor Lowe, Columnist
September 22, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Sports, Video Games

I personally can’t understand the point of sports simulations. If you want to throw a football, why not get up and throw it in real life? There must be something I’m missing - let’s see. There are multitudinous sports games on the market. The most well-known - EA Sports’ FIFA 14 - has sold 1...

Video Games and You

Video Games and You

Connor Lowe, Columnist
September 7, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Health, Showcase, Technology, Video Games

With the advent of the video game, more people have elected to stay inside rather than go out and play. Here, in hot Arizona, that is perfectly viable, but many parents are concerned that their children may not be getting the sun and social interaction that they need. In fact, many studies have shown...

“The Last of Us” Review

“The Last of Us” Review

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
June 1, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Naughty Dog's latest title “The Last of Us” is a masterpiece, and undoubtedly one of the best games ever made as it blends visuals with raw emotion in a way that's never been seen before. The story of “The Last of Us” is relatively simple and quite like the plot of Cormac McCarthy's “The...

Animal Crossing = Fun Times

Animal Crossing = Fun Times

Addy Bennett, Columnist
April 1, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Video Games

Almost nothing can beat a long gaming session of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the most recent installment of the Animal Crossing Series.  This time around, the player is made mayor by the villagers of the town you arrive in. Here’s a summary of Animal Crossing: you run around your town on your 3DS ...

2D, not 3D

2D, not 3D

Addy Bennett, Columnist
January 26, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Video Games

The new Nintendo 2DS provides a good gaming system that is affordable and handy.  Though certainly not the best Nintendo product, this one is anything but terrible. I, at first, disliked the shape of the system.  The top does not fold over like the previous DS’s, and this makes the screen more pr...

Cave Story+

Cave Story+

Evan Rosser, Associate Editor of Features & Entertainment
December 20, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Cave Story, or Dokutsu Monogatan, is a freeware platform-adventure indie game released in 2004 for the PC. The game was developed and self-published by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya in his free time, and development of Cave Story lasted just over five years. After release, the game slowly gained popularity o...

Journey: The Greatest Journey in Indie Gaming

Journey: The Greatest Journey in Indie Gaming

Evan Rosser, Features and Entertainment Editor
December 13, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Journey is an indie game developed by Thatgamecompany and published by Sony as a downloadable game on the Playstation Network (only on the Playstation 3).  Journey is a unique game in the sense that it opens to a large, seemingly endless desert world where all that can be seen in the distance are du...

Playstation 4 Review

Playstation 4 Review

Joseph Rivas, Columnist
December 11, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase, Video Games

The long awaited Playstation 4 is out and I'm very pleased to say it’s fantastic. Sony has outdone itself by releasing the single best Sony console to date, but problems have still arisen. The chassis for the PS4 is slick, stylish, surprisingly small, and incredibly quiet with a considerably smaller f...

“The Stanley Parable” Review

“The Stanley Parable” Review

Evan Rosser, Associate Editor
November 1, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

“The Stanley Parable” is a narrative first-person exploration game where you follow a story, yet you are not following a story. You will have a choice, yet you do not have a choice. You will play a game, yet you will not play a game. The game will end, but really, the game will never end. Scoring...

First Impressions: Xbox One

First Impressions:  Xbox One

Devin Jones, Associate Editor, Student Opinion
June 3, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

After the recent announcement of the newest “Next Gen Gaming console,” the Xbox One has been getting a lot of buzz, with much of it being nothing but speculation. Rumors circulated about the rejection of disc type games, the requirements of a Kinect sensor, standard graphic capabilities, and the...

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