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Fury in DarkSiders III | Photo by: THQ Nordic

‘DarkSiders III’ Review

October 8, 2019

“Darksiders III”(DS3), developed by THQ Nordic, is a throwback to AA games of yore. It ranks some...

'Last of Us Part II' developed by Naughty Dog

‘Last of Us Part II’ gets a release date

September 30, 2019

February 21, 2020. That will be the day one of the most beloved games in history gets its sequel, “The Last of Us Part II”(LOU2). Developer Naughty Dog has been on a roll with hit after h...

Red Dead Redemption 2 | 
 Photo by: Rockstar

Powerful storytelling in gaming

September 24, 2019

The last few games I’ve played had disappointing narratives. I had to ask myself if I was being to...

GOW 5 | Photo by Xbox

Gears of War 5 campaign review

September 24, 2019

Gears of War 5 (GOW5), developed by The Coalition, is the first party exclusive that Xbox and their s...

Days Gone | Photo by PlayStation

Days Gone review

September 24, 2019

‘Days Gone,’ a PlayStation exclusive developed by SIE Bend Studio, is a perfectly adequate gaming ...

Detroit Become Human

Detroit Become Human Review

September 10, 2019

‘Detroit Become Human’ developed by Quantic Dream and Studio Head David Cage is an ultimately fla...

Silent Heroes

The Role of the Silent Protagonists in Gaming

September 10, 2019

In “Far Cry New Dawn,” the pseudo-sequel to 2018’s “Far Cry 5,” developer Ubisoft doubles down ...

Metro Exodus Review

April 8, 2019

“Metro Exodus,” the third installment Deep Silver’s ‘Metro’ series, is a rewarding departure from the norms of the series, that only falters slightly because of some poorly executed story mechanics.  The world of “Metro Exodus” is set in post-nuclear war Moscow. Where “Metro Exodus” shines brightest, is wit...

Google Enters the Gaming Fray with Stadia

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

March 26, 2019

Rumors have circulated for years that Google was planning to join the competitive video game market and after much speculation, they have announced Stadia, coming late 2019. Stadia is not a piece of hardware, it is a streaming platform meant to connect their audience to games using any device that can run Google Chrome. Wit...

Kingdom Hearts III: A Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

February 28, 2019

“Kingdom Hearts III” (KH3) is a game 14 years in the making. For 14 years, fans have waited with bated breath for the next entry in the franchise. Yes, there have been mobile games and spin-offs, but not a proper sequel. When KH3 was first announced in 2013 there were many skeptics. They said KH3 was never going to re...

Review: “Bioshock Remastered” on steam

Review: “Bioshock Remastered” on steam

October 11, 2016

“So far away from your family, from your friends, from everything you ever loved. But, for some reaso...

2015: A Year of Gaming Surprise

2015: A Year of Gaming Surprise

January 19, 2016

Last year proved to be an exciting time for video games. Not only was the year full of blockbuster re...

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