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Perseverance: Just What We Need

Perseverance: Just What We Need

By Samuel Simko, Assistant Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews

  My name is Samuel Simko. Maybe we’ve met before, maybe we’ve seen each other in the hallways. I may not know you at all. No matter the situation, I know that we share a bond: we are freshmen. We are totally new to this thing called ‘High School’, let alone becoming a senior in 3-4 years....

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

The ESRB and Loot Boxes

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions, World News

The ESRB was founded on September 16, 1994 in response to the controversy of games such as Night Trap and Mortal Kombat. It is classified as an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games. Recently, the ESRB has found itself in the line of fire for...

Nintendo Switch: One Year In

Nintendo Switch: One Year In

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

April 3rd, 2017: My Nintendo Switch came in the mail and I was so excited. I have been hearing all the great buzz about it and I was building up anticipation. Once it finally came, I did nothing else that night. I unboxed it and immediately went into playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. A...

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Classic Critique

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Classic Critique

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Nowadays the video game industry seems plagued by controversies. Microtransactions, gambling, XP throttling, it never seems to end. It seems like most companies are focused of nickel and diming us, trying to pull one over us. The truth behind these allegations is a whole other animal and thus will not...

Rainbow Six: Siege Review

Rainbow Six: Siege Review

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

Rainbow Six: Siege was released on December 1, 2015. It was developed and published by Ubisoft for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows PC. Rainbow Six: Siege is a competitive, tactical, multiplayer-focused game. Although many people are opposed to multiplayer oriented games,...

Top Games of 2017

Top Games of 2017

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

2017 for video games has been “interesting” to say the least. While this has been a great year with new consoles, games, and excitement throughout, there has also been many low points and controversies. Games that didn’t live up to expectation like Mass Effect Andromeda and Sonic Forces. Games that had gr...

Super Mario Odyssey: A Return to 3D Roots

Super Mario Odyssey: A Return to 3D Roots

By Kevin Galasso, Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews

January 12, 2017 The first trailer for Super Mario Odyssey was released during the Nintendo Switch Presentation and I was in shock and awe during the whole thing. Seeing Mario run and jump through huge sandbox like levels brought me back to the time when I was playing older games of the same style,...

The Growth of Battle Royale

The Growth of Battle Royale

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions, uncategorized

With the success of games like H1Z1: King of the Kill, PLAYERUNKNOWN’s: Battlegrounds (PUBG), and Fortnite: Battle Royale; I feel many people are confused as to what exactly a Battle Royale game is. Battle Royale is a sub-genre of shooters. The basic premise of Battle Royale is that a group of players...

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

Syncing Your Xavier Email and Other BYOD Tips

By Laurenz Mosquito

September 26, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews, Student Life

Tip 1–Have a desktop for each class Create a new desktop for classes that you use a computer. Multiple desktops are a feature in Windows 10 that allows you to create multiple "explorer.exe" programs. This is incredibly useful for quickly resuming notes at the start of a period. For example, as a fr...

Destiny 2 Review

By Joshua Rigsby, Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews

Destiny was released in September of 2014. Destiny was a game that I loved. By the end of my time with it, I had spent nearly 800 hours playing it. That game introduced me to some great people that I talk with daily and play with all the time. Now that Destiny 2 has released, I think it’s time I take...

Overwatch: One Year In and Still Strong

May 25, 2017


Filed under A&E Reviews

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...

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