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Needed changes come to latest NBA 2K

Needed changes come to latest NBA 2K

Tomaz Farina Escosteguy, Staff Writer

September 26, 2018

This year’s NBA 2K19 game doesn’t have clamant novelties and huge differences from the previous ones, but it feels nicer because the details added to last year’s version were mostly fixed.

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ offers lots of web-slinging fun

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ offers lots of web-slinging fun

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

September 26, 2018

It’s rare for a game to completely dominate every moment of my life. Whether I’m at work or doing homework, I am desperately trying to get home to jump back into the world of “Marvel’s Spider-Man.” Made by storied producers Insomniac Games, the legacy of Spider-Man games is fairly well known in t...

Metal Gear a solid series for gamers

Metal Gear a solid series for gamers

Stuart Benjamin, Arts Editor

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 Gear Series,” but gaming in general. It’s been eight years since “Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns...

‘Splatoon’ a charming game with great style

‘Splatoon’ a charming game with great style

Nora Clifton, Staff Writer

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 cartoon versions of ocean life, and their main activities are dressing up and competing in games. If...

Game review: NBA 2K14

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor

October 10, 2013

Anyone who has ever wondered what would happen if LeBron James faced Michael Jordan one-on-one does not need to wonder anymore. Anyone who ever dreamed about playing in the NBA themselves can make that dream come true. And all the arguments about which team was the greatest of all time can be answered. “NBA...

Game review: Grand Theft Auto V

Colin Bowden, Staff writer

October 10, 2013

There’s been a lot said about how violent this game is, and much of that is true. The game is about theft, violence and nasty characters doing nasty things to each other. You play as one of three protagonists, from unstable Trevor to down-on-his-luck Michael to up-and-comer Franklin. It is interesting...

‘Sonic Adventure 2: Battle’ brings new features to keep old fans happy

‘Sonic Adventure 2: Battle’ brings new features to keep old fans happy

George Treviranus, Editor In Chief

October 9, 2012

If there’s one series that’s beloved by video game fans everywhere, it’s Sonic. Lucky for those who go as far back as the DreamCast, they can relive the joy of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (SA2) as a download to their PS3 and XBOX 360 systems. The story of SA2 is twofold. You have the choice of...

Magic Reborn: Seven years later, ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ still among the best platformers

George Treviranus, Design Director

April 10, 2012

Initially released on the PlayStation 2, fans can once again relive the joy of tackling one of the best action platformers in the history of gaming. The game is largely the same, featuring the story of Wander as he conquers the 16 colossi of the Forbidden Land in order to rescue the woman he loves, Mono,...

Video Game Reviews

George Treviranus, Lead Designer

April 10, 2012

RAYMAN ORIGINS Ubisoft “Rayman Origins” translates very well onto the new Sony handheld. The dense resolution brings to life a game that really was better suited on a portable console anyway, with wonderful platforming, plenty of extras and an addictive quality only found in a “Rayman” t...

Still Creepin’

Daniel Schott, Clarion Business Director

August 30, 2011

The original StarCraft first hit computer screens on March 31, 1998. Over the next decade, the game sold over 11 million copies, becoming one of the best-selling games for the computer. An expansion, StarCraft: Brood War was developed, followed by a Nintendo 64 version. Much like its predecessors,...

Little Big Planet 2

George Treviranus, Art Director

January 26, 2011

The adventures in CraftWorld are 110 percent better in LittleBigPlanet 2. The levels, bosses and overall mechanics that made the first LittleBigPlanet fantastic are still there, but they are even better. You are again the mastermind behind Sackboy,  while he defends his beloved world from the evil...

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