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Metal Gear a solid series for gamers

Graphic from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
October 27, 2015

After receiving high marks from almost every major newspaper, website, and magazine two weeks before its release, “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” has proved it changes not only the “Metal...

Nerds of the round table

Madison College’s student club for tabletop gaming
October 14, 2015

A group of adventurers approach a camp of sleeping goblins. Darkness blankets the world and hides their movement as they slowly creep closer. In the night they can barely make out the tents, as they infiltrate...

‘Splatoon’ a charming game with great style

Splatoon character graphic
September 17, 2015

“Splatoon” is a third-person shooter released for the WiiU by Nintendo. You play as a squid/kid creature called an “inkling.” They live in a futuristic Japanese-esque civilization populated by...

Esports are taking over the competitive throne

March 5, 2015

The Olympics has been known to host, what some would call, bizarre competitions in the past. Hot air ballooning, solo synchronized swimming and race walking are only a few of the many unusual sports that...

Steam vs. Console: Which is the best gaming experience?

January 22, 2014

The online streaming service Steam has allowed gamers to play their favorite games right on their own computer and also share those games with others. Now Steam has added a feature to their service that...

Super Mario Bros. U offers plenty of new challenges

February 20, 2013

. Among the new additions, Mario’s flying squirrel suit is likely coolest. With the suit, players can glide through levels, cling on walls and perform outstanding midair boosts. Full-grown and...

‘Sly 4: Thieves in Time’ is stuck in an older generation of gaming

February 20, 2013

  , including familiar gameplay, new maps to traverse, and a 20-hour storyline complete with side-quests. However, the obnoxious load times and dated graphics make this title something out of place...

Diablo 3: Invaded by Hell

August 24, 2012

Players return to the world of Diablo, but it is a very different world than they once knew and loved. With the destruction of the Worldstone, the heart of the universe, the future of the planet seems...

Gravity Rush can make you dizzy

August 24, 2012

JapanStudio’s “Gravity Rush” is a unique title. It combines the seamless free-roam environment of games like “Grand Theft Auto,” and the manga-style story telling of “The World Ends With You.”...

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut

August 24, 2012

Bioware’s Mass Effect series is something rare in gaming – a story the player can influence and change in ways both big and small, but one that came to an end in Mass Effect 3. Mass Effect takes...

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