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  • October 23There will be a club day on Thurs. Nov 21
  • October 7Thanksgiving break will run from Nov. 25- Dec. 2
  • October 7Sophomores and Seniors will be filling out PAYS surveys in English classes Tues. Nov. 19
  • October 7Indoor track tryouts will be Mon. Nov. 18
  • October 7The fall choir, band, and orchestra concert will be held Tues. Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the McGowan Auditorium

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Genre repeat: Battle royale gaming has ties to deathmatch style

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

It is often expected that the video game industry tends to move forward. However, with recent successes such as Fortnite and Apex Legends, we can see an obvious difference: the industry has begun reusing old ideas. Jumping back to the past, we can see an obvious trend of the early 2000s. Games ba...

Fallout 76: Truly terrible or unfinished masterpiece? (Review)

Fallout 76: Truly terrible or unfinished masterpiece? (Review)

Zack Mattaboni, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Fallout 76 is a recently released game that has been viewed poorly by critics and gamer's alike. The game definitely has many negative points, but is it truly deserving of these poor ratings? Game play is the core function of every single game, and Fallout 76 creates a game play experience based on wh...

Overwatch League posing a threat to modern sports

Overwatch League posing a threat to modern sports

Cameron Fritz, Publications Manager

September 24, 2018

[analytics-counter] In the age of competitive video games, the definition of sport is being challenged. In a professional gaming world where players participate in tournaments, one game sought to change that, and bring eSports as close as it has ever been to traditional sports.  Overwatch, a highl...

‘Spent’: Game teaches teenagers and adults about financial survival in the real world

‘Spent’: Game teaches teenagers and adults about financial survival in the real world

Daija Berry, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

"It's just stuff.  Until you don't have it." This is the motto for a web game that is not just a fun question and answer situation but a lesson in surviving in the real world. “Spent” is an online game that allows teenagers to learn about surviving destitution, as well as homelessness. It...

Can ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ break out of its prequel’s shadow? (Review)

Can ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ break out of its prequel’s shadow? (Review)

Joey Kucker, Content Director

March 27, 2015

Can a new developer breath life into an aging franchise?  In the case of “Battlefield: Hardine,” the case is a mixture of yes and no. “Battlefield: Hardline,” the new game from EA, tries hard to be the next great shooter of 2015.  The problem is, by sticking so close to the formula laid...

Is ‘New’ actually better? (Review)

Is ‘New’ actually better? (Review)

Joey Kucker, Content Director

February 27, 2015

Can you judge something based on name alone?  In the case of the “New Nintendo 3DS,”  that answer may isn’t so easy to tell. The “New Nintendo 3DS” (yes, the new 3DS is actually called “New”) is not really a new game console, but instead should be treated like a refresh of the “3DS”...

Can you survive the ‘Dying Light’? (Review)

Can you survive the ‘Dying Light’? (Review)

Joey Kucker, Content Director

February 8, 2015

Are things scarier in the dark? The new zombie-survival game “Dying Light” sure seems to think so. Developed by Techland (the creators of the hit game series “Dead Island”), “Dying Light” is a game built to scare you. It wants a person to fear the night and dream of the warm light coming...

Can a “Ghost” come back from the dead? (Review)

Can a “Ghost” come back from the dead? (Review)

Joey Kucker, Content Director

November 7, 2014

Is it possible for a Ghost to come back from the dead? That’s the question everybody is asking of the new game, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” After last year’s less than stellar “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” gamers weren’t too thrilled for another installment in the series. Many thought...

Is it your “Destiny” to play this game? (Review)

Is it your “Destiny” to play this game? (Review)

Joey Kucker, Content Director

September 25, 2014

    Very few games can claim the title of "an event." Sure, games like "Halo," or "Grand Theft Auto" claim the title with each new release, but they're established franchises with millions upon millions of fans."Destiny," the newest game from developer Bungie (the creators of "Halo"), is trying to ...

Xbox’s ‘Titanfall’ breaks new ground (Review)

Xbox’s ‘Titanfall’ breaks new ground (Review)

Joey Kucker, A&E Editor

March 17, 2014

There aren't many game developers that can say that they defined a genre with their game. Even fewer can say they did it twice. The developers at Respawn Entertainment may have just done that. Respawn Entertainment, made up of the key developers of Infinity Ward (creators of "Call of Duty"), redefined...

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