Hitbox Impressions — The Order: 1886

Victorian London, Knights of the Round Table and werewolves, The Order: 1886 has it all. Developer: Ready at Dawn Release date: Feb. 20, 2015 Platforms: PlayStation 4 Price:...

Hitbox Impressions: Marvel’s Spider-Man

Swinging through the skyscrapers of New York as Spider-Man feels as amazing as ever. Developer: Insomniac Games Release date: Sept. 2018 Platforms: PlayStation 4 Price: $39.99 In almost every...

Hitbox Impressions: God of War

A mass-murdering god with anger issues must now face his greatest challenge yet: become a good father. Developer: Santa Monica Studio Release date: April 20, 2018 Platforms:...

Hitbox Review: Uncharted 4 — A grand adventure story trapped in...

Uncharted 4 is an excellent example of cinematic storytelling in games. While Telltale’s choose your own adventure-style games arguably have more in common with...

Hitbox Impressions — Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a massive, sprawling adventure but be prepared to spend a significant chunk of time managing your inventory and doing...

Hitbox Review — Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The premiere Nazi-killing simulator returned in 2017 with the continuation of an outlandish resistance story featuring compelling characters. Developer: MachineGames Initial release date: Oct. 27, 2017 Platforms:...

Hitbox Impressions — Kingdom Come: Deliverance

I’ve played about 22 hours of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which was only enough to scratch the surface of the immense narrative of this game....

Quarantine Playlist: Workout edition

For many people, quarantine and the pandemic has sparked the desire to workout and get in shape. Activities like hiking, running and biking can...

Cheating in single-player video games can be fun… for a while

Cheats in video games have been around for a while. One of the most notable examples being in the Grand Theft Auto, or GTA...

We can still enjoy art and live music during the pandemic

With all the closures and cancellations, it's easy to think that the virus has ruined things like the arts. However, there are plenty of...

Hitbox Review: Doom — Become a force of nature

Doom’s success is built on its ability to empower the player by making them feel unstoppable. Perhaps that’s why its 2016 reboot begins and...

Quarantine playlist: ‘70s and ‘80s rock

If you’re feeling isolated or bored while waiting for the pandemic to subside, don’t forget about music as one of your entertainment options. We’ve...

Celebrate graduation at home during COVID-19 pandemic

Graduation is a rite of passage that graduates and their families often look forward to for years. Even though UAA’s spring commencement will look...

Hitbox Review: Forza Horizon 4 — The fast and the exhilarating

Sometimes you just want to drive a suped-up taxicab around the English countryside. Developer: Playground Games Release date: Oct. 2, 2018 Platforms: PC and Xbox One Price:...

Quarantine playlist part two: Jazz up boredom with music

Whether classical, rap, country or pop is your musical cup of tea, listening can be a great quarantine activity. Hanging out around the house,...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: UAA professor recommendations part two

Continuing from the list of entertainment recommendations from professors, here is what a few more are up to between Zoom meetings and grading. Tara Lampert Adjunct...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium contains a world and story with more depth than the Mariana Trench. It also has more replayability. Developer: ZA/UM Release date: Oct. 15, 2019 Platforms:...

Occupy your quarantine days with learning new skills and hobbies

Have you ever wanted to learn something new or pick up a fun hobby but just couldn’t find the time? Quarantine has cleared our...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: UAA professor recommendations

Students aren’t the only ones struggling to stave off boredom during this ‘hunker down’ period. I emailed a few UAA professors to ask what...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Resident Evil 2...

Zombies, lickers and Tyrant — only two are killable, the other is a nightmare that shakes me to my very core. Developer: Capcom Release date: Jan....

Quarantine Playlist: Boost your mood with music during the hunker down

If you're looking to boost your mood with an entertaining activity while hunkering down, music is a good option. Music can have powerful psychological...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Sekiro: Shadows Die...

This is the first entry in a new Hitbox series called Waste Not, Want Not. I’ll be playing critically-acclaimed games that I’ve bought, but...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: TNL staff recommendations

It’s been another week hunkered down, so here’s another list of entertainment recommendations. This time, it is courtesy of the staff at The Northern...

‘Hunker down’ entertainment: The second dose

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz extended the emergency “hunker down” order until April 14 in a telephone press briefing, according to ADN. Clearly, only one list...

Enjoy spring weather with no contact outdoor activities

Spring has finally arrived in Alaska. The snow is melting and temperatures are reaching the 30s and 40s. Even with the current COVID-19, Anchorage...

Defy boredom during the ‘hunker down’ period with a bounty of...

It can be easy to become bored when we stay indoors for an indefinite amount of time. Thankfully, there’s plenty of entertainment to be...

UAA | University Art Analysis — The man who brought the...

While walking the halls of UAA’s Professional Studies Building, or PSB, students and faculty can observe the array of pictures and artwork hanging on...

Hitbox Review: The retro, the old and the remastered

I found myself playing a few games this week that roughly fit into the formula of the classic 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western film,...

Hitbox First Impressions: Heavy Bullets — fire, retrieve and repeat

Heavy Bullets is a roguelike, first-person shooter game about picking up after your gunfights. Developer: Terri Vellmann Initial release date: Sept. 18, 2014 Platform: PC Price: $9.99 In Heavy...

Winterfest 2020 events calendar

In celebration of winter, UAA is hosting its annual Winterfest extravaganza. Events began Feb. 22 and will continue until March 7. Students and UAA...