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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


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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


Filed under A&E Reviews, Opinions

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


Filed under A&E Reviews, News, Opinions

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


Filed under A&E Reviews

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


Filed under A&E Reviews

  “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...

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