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“Destiny 2: Beyond Light” a worthy expansion

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

After restless anticipation and a brief postponement, the new expansion for “Destiny 2: Beyond Light” was finally released to Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia on November 10. Despite the delay, it...

Apex Legends: Fortune’s Favor

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter May 29, 2020

Quarantine hasn’t stopped the game developers at Respawn from releasing the fifth season of the battle royale game Apex Legends, titled “Fortune’s Favor.” Three months ago I did a review on...

The “Fury Unleashed”

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter May 29, 2020

If you’re spending quarantine like me, you have probably been playing a lot of video games to pass the time, whether it is online with friends or by yourself. Despite how fun those games might be, it’s...

It's a new dawn, it's a new remake:

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new remake: “Final Fantasy VII”

By Phoenix Archer, Intern May 11, 2020

The remake of the 1997 roleplay, action game “Final Fantasy VII,” released April 10th.  This seventh edition pays homage to the pre-rendered fantasy game that has had an everlasting effect on the...

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” a personal island getaway

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter May 7, 2020

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” was released on March 20 and has taken over the lives of many Nintendo fans with its inviting communities, lovable characters and creative outlet. The game starts...

Disney’s greatest disappointment: the Sorcerer’s Arena

Disney’s greatest disappointment: the Sorcerer’s Arena

By Syeda Rizvi, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2020

“Disney Sorcerer’s Arena,” an app released on March 24, has an average of 4.7 stars on the app store. I hoped this game would prove to be a worthy activity that would eat up some time during my quarantine....

Apex Legends Assimilation captivates players

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter March 4, 2020

“Apex Legends” is redefining what it means to be a battle royale game. Players are dropped onto a map where they must annihilate other players and be the last one standing. The game, which hit 50 million...

Review: Ink Mountains and Mystery

By Jordan Craighead, Business Manager January 23, 2019

Story game “Ink Mountains and Mystery” (IMM) opens with beautiful music laced with heavy Asian influence and a delicate, well drawn scene of a grassy mountain surrounded by big trees swaying in wind....

New app

New app “Twisty Arrow” hits the bulls eye

By Adam Schwartz, Page Editor September 13, 2018

The app “Twisty Arrow” tests both accuracy and patience. This game requires users to shoot a given amount of arrows onto a circle that continuously spins at different speeds as one progresses through...

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

“RFLEX”: intense, high speed quests for high scores

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter May 23, 2018

Everything about “RFLEX” screams of a game hellbent on examining the breaking point of a player and their reaction time. Taunting those who wish to surpass old scores, failures can prompt “DEAD”...

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

“64.0”: an escape from regular, routine repetition

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter May 17, 2018

Growing in intensity and complexity over the course of its challenging modes, “64.0”  is best characterized as a collection of difficult time trials. The levels each have their own styles, with an...

Chaotic aerial combat empowers “Luftrausers”

Chaotic aerial combat empowers “Luftrausers”

By Colin Haroutunian, Staff Reporter May 14, 2018

Superficially, its appearance is underwhelming. The dull color palette and bit-like graphics can be easily dismissed. Yet, an impeccable flight system is formed from the air-based combat in Luftrausers,...

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