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‘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...

Here are some video games to enjoy during break and beyond

Michael Klein, Editor in Chief March 6, 2014

As spring is about to come upon us, some may be eagerly anticipating the opportunity to go outside and enjoy warmer temperatures. However, in Wisconsin, we know a thing or two about Old Man Winter making...

Game review: ‘God of War: Ascension’ delivers underwhelming plot, predictable gameplay

Jonathon Reid, Staff Writer March 20, 2013

Hate to be the one to break the news, but for the God of War veterans out there, Ascension is a letdown. With a paper-thin storyline and the inherent ability to kick ass, it is essentially a glorified...

Game review: ‘Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn’

Colin Bowden, Staff Writer March 20, 2013

“Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn” (BG II) is a 2000 role-playing game for the PC by Black Gate Studios and a sequel to the then popular “Baldur’s Gate.” The view was the almost-overused isometric,...

Game review: ‘Closure’

George Treviranus, Editor March 6, 2013

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be in pitch darkness, with no way out, and with only a few feet of light around you at a time? “Closure” is that game. Players will take part in one of...

Super Mario Bros. U offers plenty of new challenges

Michael Klein, News editor 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...

Game Review: Dustforce

George Treviranus, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2013

With the uproar in independently produced games over the last year or two, it should come as no surprise that “Dustforce” clears the board in terms of addiction laced with time waster. In short, it...

Game review: ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’

Michael Klein, Staff Writer December 4, 2012

Sony has finally brought a fighter to the PlayStation 3 and Vita that can rival Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” features an impressive, yet limited character selection...

‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’ among best games this year

Colin Bowden, Staff Writer December 4, 2012

What must aliens have to study when they teach their young to plot taking over Earth? Laser Combat I? Advanced Precision Probing? Intro to Human Biology? What research have aliens already done on us and...

Mad Rollin’ Dolls featured stars in new video game

Andrew Killgallon, Arts & Cultures Editor February 23, 2011

The Mad Rollin’ Dolls are speeding in Madison for their sixth year. The Roller Derby bouts attract thousands of spectators of all ages to the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum and for the first time, fans...

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