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Carsten Oyer, Columnist

March 6, 2020

On March 20, 2020, Nintendo is releasing a new installment of their classic “Animal Crossing” series, as stated by Pocketlint. Called “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” the game places more emphasis on community and the starting-from-scratch concept than prior versions. Of course, we will have...

Switching Up the Nintendo Switch

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

February 5, 2019

Recently, there has been some talk about a new game console from Nintendo, following their release of the Nintendo Switch two years ago. Not many people know of this report, but speculations have already arisen. Nintendo has frequently made new versions of already-existing products, but updated with bette...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

December 13, 2018

Oh, how the times have changed! From jelly shoes to Fortnite moves, trends have constantly evolved since the beginning of human societies. These trends can repeat and overlap, and range from fashion, to toys, to new technology. Savoir Flair claims that people participate in trends because it shows that you ...

Discover the Ancient Lands of Egypt

Brandon Bybee, Columnist

May 24, 2018

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...


Max Larsen, Columnist

May 2, 2018

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

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

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

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?

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Connor Lowe, Columnist

September 22, 2014

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

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Connor Lowe, Columnist

September 7, 2014

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...

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