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I'm George, the local sci-fi and RPG fanatic. Complaints are welcome.

‘Wasteland 2′ is brutally nostalgic

October 6, 20140

Game: “Wasteland 2” Developer: inXile Entertainment Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux Release Date: Sept. 19, 2014 Rating: 4/5 + Plenty of…

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Note-taking battle: pen and paper vs. laptops

October 3, 20140

When the semester started last spring, history professor Curtis Murphy made one thing quite clear: laptops were not to be…

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Seawolf Slug: Gaming in 2014: Or, the tragedy of hype

October 3, 20140

Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012. George watched the live feed of Ubisoft’s fateful presentation with a twinkle in his eye.…

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RED ZONE: Protecting yourself from online sexual harassment

October 3, 20140

The webcomic “Penny Arcade” has a great strip regarding what they call the “Greater Internet F—wad Theory,” or GIFT for…

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Senshi-Con 2014 for newcomers and old-timers: A first timer’s experience versus and expert’s perspective

September 30, 20140

First timer’s experience By Tulsi Patil Overwhelmed. That was how I was prepared to feel as I looked for parking…

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‘Minimum’ is an intriguing blend

September 30, 20140

Game: “Minimum” Developer: Human Head Studios Platform: PC Release Date: Sept. 10, 2014 Rating: 4/5 +Great genre mixing +Looks stunning…

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Pat Gamble’s retention bonus rescinded

September 23, 20140

A retention bonus of $320,000 intended for University of Alaska President Pat Gamble was rescinded Sept. 8 through a Board…

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‘Destiny’ is too ambitious

September 19, 20140

Bungie is primarily known as the developer of the “Halo” series. Even three years after it split off from Microsoft,…

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Sleep and the collegiate brain

August 26, 20140

In the year 2013, an alien brain slug from one of the galaxy’s most feared empires crash-landed on Earth and…

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‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’: Brilliant, difficult design

August 26, 20140

Game: “Ultra Street Fighter IV” Developer: Capcom Platforms: PS3, 360, PC Genre: Fighting Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014 Rating: 4…

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Good reasons to join clubs

August 25, 20140

“It gives you something to do, something different from classes,” says Chris Johnson, a member of UAA's Anime Club. “It…

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Is the Bookstore charging too much?

August 25, 20142

Textbooks are the great hidden fee of college. Not many grasp how truly expensive they are until they have to…

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Why clubs are important

August 5, 20140

Where do you see yourself after you get your degree? You’ve probably been asked this many, many times, but humor…

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Here we go again.

August 5, 20140

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde   Here I am, sitting on George’s head as he types my thoughts.…

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