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‘The Wolf Among Us’ is a gripping mystery

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre: Release date: Rating: “The Wolf Among Us” Telltale Games PS3, 360, PC, Mac, iOS Adventure Kelsey Grammar July 8, 2014 5/5 stars In 2012, developer Telltale Games released a point-and-click adventure game adaptation of “The Walking Dead,” and needless to say, it was a smashing success. It revitalized what many considered […]

Is four years realistic?

How many years does it take to get a degree? Ask UAA’s marketing department, and they’ll tell you to stay on track and get it done in four. That’s what all of the advertisements across campus and on the Seawolf Shuttles say. That’s what I was expecting when I graduated from high school and looked […]

‘Shovel Knight’: Gaming history in a small package

Game: Developer: Platform: Genre Release date: Rating: “Shovel Knight” Yacht Club Games Wii U, 3DS, PC Mac, Linux Platformer June 26, 2014 5/5 Side-scrolling platformers in a pixellated retro style have become something of a cliché in the indie-gaming scene. It began with “Cave Story” and soon seemingly exploded into a genre of its own […]

Can stupidity and intelligence coexist?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde During George’s sick streak, he, like any good man these days, decided to lie in bed and marathon a series on Netflix. The series in question: “Kill la Kill,” an anime with gratuitous nudity that centers around clothes being evil. George is kind of weird like that. “Kill […]

“Transformers:” Age of Profits

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: Transformers: Age of Extinction Michael Bay Mark Wahlberg Stanley Tucci Kelsey Grammar June 28, 2014 1/5 stars I entered the theater with a hoodie and sunglasses on. I put them all on as I approached the box office, and asked for movie tickets. As I took my seat, a […]

The Steam summer sale shindig

Every summer, Steam holds a massive sale on video games. Many see it as a brutal whipping on the wallets of gamers, and that view isn’t necessarily wrong. For me, it’s an experiment of self-control —one that I always fail. Nevertheless, there have been a few titles that I’ve wanted to cover over the last […]

Electronic Entertainment Expectations

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde George has become hilariously sick again. I mean, seriously, I’d almost feel sorry for the guy if he didn’t get sick so often. And since this means he gets to miss out on that summer vacation I mentioned a few articles ago, I took our plane tickets, traded […]

Xenonauts,’ the purist’s ‘XCOM’

Game: “Xenonauts” Developer: Goldhawk Interactive Platform: PC Genre: Strategy Release Date: June 17, 2014 Rating: 3   In the early disk operating system days of gaming, strategy games were just beginning to enter the software market. The game that codified much of the strategy genre as we know it today was “X-COM: UFO Defense,” a […]

‘Zelda’: The case for a female Link

A couple weeks ago, Nintendo finally announced it long-awaited new “Legend of Zelda” game for Wii U. The trailer begins with a vast open world, dotted only by a green figure riding a horse. A monster begins to attack. It chases the figure into the forest, where it flings off its cloak, takes aim with […]

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is fantasy at its finest

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: “How to Train Your Dragon 2″ Dean DeBlois Jay Baruchel Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler June 13, 2014 5/5 stars The first “How to Train Your Dragon” film was something of a surprise success. Very loosely based on a recent children’s book series, it was a coming-of-age story about a […]

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ is fantasy at its finest

The first “How to Train Your Dragon” film was something of a surprise success. Very loosely based on a recent children’s book series, it was a coming-of-age story about a boy raising a pet dragon against the will of his village. It was pretty standard stuff when it came to film tropes and clichés, but […]

‘Lifeless Planet’ is a contemplative journey

Game: Developer: Platforms: Genre: Release date: Rating: “Lifeless Planet” Stage 2 Studios PC Journey June 6, 2014 4/5 stars Back in 2012, “Journey” launched a whole new genre. It inspired the type of game involving relatively peaceful and thoughtful adventures through environments that are more about philosophical thought than they are about any challenge. Games […]

Hot Topic: Funny River Fire

HOT TOPIC: What effects do you think the Funny River Wildfire has in store for Alaska? Name: Lyle Moore-Krol Majors: Biology and German “I don’t think it’s reached any danger for humans, but it’s decimated the wildlife on the peninsula.”   Name: Cody Bates Majors: Marketing and Economics “Maybe it’ll raise awareness for wildfires. That’d […]

Let’s talk about DRM

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde As you may have read in his game review this week, George had quite a lot of difficulties getting “Watch_Dogs” to run on his computer. While there is very little entertainment in the Slug empire, and I love the sheer amount of it here on Earth, the “Watch_Dogs” […]

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