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Discover the Ancient Lands of Egypt

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Since October 2017, “Assassin’s Creed: Origins” has gotten positive feedback for its open-world aspect and mechanics. The vast land of Egypt is amazing and certain aspects of it are historically accurate, but the developers at Ubisoft want to let the players go deeper into the ancient world. They cr...

Fourtnite

Max Larsen, Columnist

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Recently, meteors can be spotted in the sky of the Fortnite map, which cause many to believe that a dinosaur theme will be implemented for season four. A recent skin release, the “Tricera Ops”, was added to the games shop menu recently available for purchase, for 2,000 V Bucks (Fortnite’s in-game c...

A Year in the Life of the Switch

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

On March 3, 2017, Nintendo released its new console/handheld hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. It changed the way game companies think with its ability to switch between handheld and docked mode. The Switch was the first of its kind and offered a wide variety of games, along with mainstream titles such as ...

The Gold Scar Boys

Matt Butler and Ethan Hurlburt

March 15, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Video Games

Jackie Robinson changed the game of baseball forever. Kendrick Lamar changed the rap game. Redbox turned the movie industry upside down. Fortnite changed the gaming world as we know it. The game, a simple, yet complex goal. A Battle Royale game built on the support beams of skill and strategy. The conc...

“Pay to Win” Video Games are Taking Over the Gaming World

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 19, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Video Games

Video games are a huge part of many people’s lives these days. According to Polygon, who surveyed 4,000 households nationwide, “63 percent of U.S. households surveyed include at least one frequent gamer.” This is a huge amount of people that play video games and just proves how much video games ar...

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...

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