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Overwatch: One Year In and Still Strong

May 25, 2017
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May 24, 2016: Blizzard released Overwatch, a team based first person shooter (fps) about a task force group fighting against villains. The game was receiving praise for its colorful design (especially the characters) and the fun mechanics of the gameplay. The game released and immediately the reviews...

Is There a Future to Board Games?

Is  There  a  Future  to  Board  Games?

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

       For  the  past  decade  or  two,  the  main  interest  in  playing  any  sort  of  game  has  been  in  sports  or  video  games.  No  one  really  has  much  interest  in  rolling  a  die  to  move  a  little  metal  piece  around  a  board  for  an  hour...

Is Call of Duty Back?

Is Call of Duty Back?

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
May 2, 2017
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Call of Duty last week revealed its new title, Call of Duty WW2. This new title brought excitement to many current and former fans. Call of Duty has been in decline for the past six years since it started to move into the future setting. Many fans were turned off by the over-reliance on killstreaks and ...

Watch_Dogs 2 Review

Watch_Dogs 2 Review

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
April 18, 2017
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Watch_Dogs was an open-world action game developed by Ubisoft in 2014. The game gained massive popularity pre-launch but ultimately failed to live up to expectations set by Ubisoft and consumers. It was plagued with stability and graphical issues which didn’t help its average story and lackluster main...

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

Nintendo Switch: From Box to Play

By Kevin Galasso, Editor
April 4, 2017
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While I have been extensively playing the newly released Nintendo Switch and have enough information to form an opinion, that is not my focus. My focus on this article is a review on the process of assembling the Nintendo Switch with a few good pointers for anyone who was lucky enough to obtain a Switch. Starting...

A Grand Tour of The Grand Tour

By Matt Zablocki, Reporter
April 4, 2017
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Not  too  long  ago,  the  British  TV  show  Top  Gear  was,  after  22  seasons,  discontinued  once  the  three  presenters,  the  infamous  Richard  Hammond (the  angry  yob),  James  May  (captain  slow),  and  Jeremy  Clarkson (the  orangutan),  left  the  show. ...

“The Shack” Review

“The Shack” Review

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
March 30, 2017
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  “The Shack” is a new film from director Stuart Hazeldine. The film wasn’t received well by critics but I strongly disagree. I saw the reviews and I have to admit I was skeptical. I’m not a huge fan of faith/religious movies because I feel they always feel the need to show the religion...

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

How Growing Trees Can Solve Your Procrastination Problem

By Laurenz Mosquito, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, Student Life

As the school year continues, it becomes increasingly difficult to sit down and do some bulk work without using one’s phone to procrastinate. The app Forest, by developer ShaoKan Pi, helps to remedy this problem by having you grow a tree. George is a student that goes to Xavier and plans to do his homewor...

Video Games and the Economy

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
March 28, 2017
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Video games are often underestimated for their practical use but video games may help us understand the economy. This really only applies to multiplayer games as in single player games the economy is controlled by the game code. The biggest example of this is World of Warcraft (WoW). WoW has been around fo...

The Oscars: One Big Oops

By Alexander Pralea, Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under A&E Reviews, News, uncategorized

Oops. That is the one word that can describe the entire 89th Academy Awards. The 2017 “Oscars”, as the ceremony is more widely known, was dominated by a major mishap in which actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly bestowed upon La La Land the award of best picture. It was only after a fe...

Why Video Game Movies Suck

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor
February 28, 2017
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I have two ways that I prefer to spend my time: movies and video games. Both are fantastic, but put together they tend to have negative results. Video game movies seem to always flop, no matter what. I see this issue revealing the two art forms just aren’t meant to be together. I like peanut butter...

Rogue One: A Kestrel Story

By Matt Zablocki, Assistant Reporter
January 18, 2017
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During  the  past  two  years,  two  brand  new  Star  Wars  movies  have  come  out,  but  one  of  them  has  a  very  special  relationship  with  the  other  movies:  Rogue  One.  A  side  story  who’s  plot  occurs  just  before  the  beginning  of  the ...

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