Top 10 video games of 2014

Playing video-games this year was like riding a roller coaster. Every up was followed by a down, giving gamers whiplash and frustration (hopefully no vomiting).  After countless trailers and demos, many games looked like fresh, mouth-watering donuts, ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo releases a ‘Smash’-ing good time

Nintendo fans have enjoyed pitting their favorite characters against each other for 15 years, and “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” is the crown jewel of the popular fighting franchise. “Smash” has been an installment on every Nintendo console since ... Continue Reading →

‘Unity’ causes rift between players and product

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” takes place in the late 1700s, during the French Revolution. Players take control of Arno Dorian. Dorian is caught in the middle of the war between the Templars, a group focused on global control, and the Assassins, ... Continue Reading →

‘Halo’ makes the move to Xbox One

The “Halo” franchise has been the crown jewel for Xbox since “Halo: Combat Evolved” was released in 2001. Since then, players have gone on four adventures with the greatest Marine of the future, Master Chief. With the success and popularity of ... Continue Reading →

‘Advanced Warfare’ slightly revives franchise

The “Call of Duty” franchise is one of the best-selling games of all time. But within the last three years, the war simulator has been received with fatigue and lukewarm reviews. Last year’s “Call of Duty: Ghosts” has a 2.5 user rating on the ... Continue Reading →

‘Sunset’ throttles senses and fun into overdrive

Years of pop culture have taught gamers the zombie apocalypse is black, gray and dreary. “The Walking Dead,” “Last of Us” and “World War Z” have taken the broody color palette and worn it thin, along with the zombie genre as a whole. “Sunset ... Continue Reading →

2K shoots air ball but can redeem

It is sad when one of the most entertaining aspects of a video game is a new feature which is clearly broken. 2K Sports launched “NBA 2K15” on Oct. 7, but gamers were let down when it didn’t live up to the hype. The game is taking a lot of criticism ... Continue Reading →

EA takes one step forward and two backward

You would think after doing something 26 times, there would be a level of mastery achieved. With EA Games’ Madden football franchise, this is not the case. Madden 15 is the 27th edition of the franchise, but noticeable glitches make the release worse ... Continue Reading →

“Injustice” brings justice to DC comic heroes

DC Comics has finally acquired a good videogame where Batman isn’t the center of attention. “Injustice: Gods Among Us” offers a deep and satisfying fighting system while bringing justice to DC comics characters who suffered from bad videogames. ... Continue Reading →

‘Tomb Raider’ 2013’s best game yet

The new year has finally seen a game worthy of being nominated for best of the year. The company Crystal Dynamics released a “Tomb Raider” franchise reboot March 5. The game stands as the best in the series and impresses with its wonderful cinematic ... Continue Reading →

‘Dead Space 3’ suffers from identity crisis

The “Dead Space” video game series has built its reputation over the years by scar- ing players with terrifying environments and creepy space creatures. However, “Dead Space 3” focuses more on action-oriented experiences than its horrifi- cally ... Continue Reading →

TOO FAR?

‘Seduce Me’ game causes controversy As Princess Peach is kidnapped by the giant ape Donkey Kong, a mustached plumber comes to her rescue. As players move the mustached protagonist up several ladders and avoid tons of barrels, they eventually save ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo hopes old solution fixes new problem

As companies grow older and mature, often times so do their business practices, but Nintendo fans can rest assured that some things never change. About a year and three months after the March 27, 2011, release of the 3DS, the 3DS XL was announced to hit ... Continue Reading →

‘Silent Hill: HD Collection’ reminds gamers why they should be afraid of the dark

Gamers, be very afraid. The release of “Silent Hill: HD Collection” is sure to make you sleep with the lights on.   The game, which released on Mar. 20, features PlayStation 2 classics “Silent Hill 2” and “Silent Hill 3.” The games were ... Continue Reading →

The best of both worlds collide with ‘Street Fighter X Tekken’

  “Street Fighter” and “Tekken” characters come together to deliver one of the best fighting games around with “Street Fighter X Tekken.” With gorgeous graphics and great 2D-fighting mechanics, developer Capcom has created a fighting ... Continue Reading →
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