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Mace & Crown | April 19, 2015

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Snapsolve Eases Homework Woes

April 17, 2015 |

By Rashad McDowell

Technology Editor

Difficult homework assignments, meet your match. On April 14, the creators of StudyRoom, the world’s largest social network of college students collaborating on assignments and tutoring, released a new app called Snapsolve. As Emerson Malca, … Read More

Battlefield Hardline: Lots of Explosions Leave It Tone Deaf

March 25, 2015 |

By Ross Reelachart

Contributing Writer

There are eight heavily armed criminals in a warehouse. They are not guarding anything in particular, but they do stand between me and the door I need to get to. They are all minding their … Read More

New Assassin’s Creed game announced after troubled release of Unity

December 9, 2014 | 2

Fans of the “Assassin’s Creed” series should hold onto their seatbelts, because next year Ubisoft is bringing nineteenth century London to life in their new game, “Assassin’s Creed: Victory” for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

After years of fan … Read More

“Far Cry 4″: Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken

November 21, 2014 |

Ubisoft’s “Far Cry 4″ is an open world, first-person shooter set in the fictional nation of Kyrat, located somewhere in the Himalayas. The story follows Ajay Ghale, a young man whose mother fled Kyrat with him when he was just … Read More

Mario Kart 8 DLC is gr8

November 15, 2014 |

The downloadable content for “Mario Kart 8” finally released on Thursday, adding eight tracks to race on, four vehicles and three characters all from iconic series ranging from “F Zero” to “The Legend of Zelda.”

The tracks are split into two … Read More

Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 doubles down on the scares

November 15, 2014 |

The sudden release of “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2″ on Thursday caught the indie gaming scene by surprise. The game was scheduled for release at the end of the year, but its creator decided there was no point in waiting around … Read More

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

October 29, 2014 |

By Robert Williams Contributing Writer

“Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor” is an action role playing game for the PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and 350, and PC set in the universe of “Lord of the Rings.” This game mixes “Assassin … Read More

Have fun ending friendships with “Super Smash Bros. 3DS”

October 15, 2014 |

Nintendo’s decision to release the newest “Super Smash Bros.” game on the Nintendo 3DS struck me as weird and a little cautious. But I can reassure you that after putting countless hours into this game, it surely plays just like … Read More

“Persona 4 Arena Ultimax” review

October 8, 2014 |

“Persona 4 Arena Ultimax,” the sequel to Atlus and Arc System Works’ “Persona 4 Arena,” is finally here and it is a vast improvement from its predecessor – full of tweaks, new additions and tons of fan service for the … Read More

Destiny: The Dawn of a New Generation

September 17, 2014 |

Creator of the Halo series, Bungie, released their most recent game on Sept. 9, revealing the new face of next generation gaming with “Destiny,” a first person shooter with role-playing and massively multiplayer online (MMO) characteristics.

The premise of “Destiny” … Read More

Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

September 10, 2014 |

A great crossover, but not without some “Objection!”s


Professor Layton versus Phoenix Wright is just a great concept. Take two of the greatest video game characters known for adventure games that rely more on thought than action, and put … Read More

“Tales of Xillia 2″ Review: adventures in time and space

September 3, 2014 |

“Tales of Xillia 2” is the latest of Namco Bandai’s long running “Tales” series to arrive on American shores, making its debut for the PlayStation 3 on August 19.

While nearly every character from the 2011 original “Tales of Xillia” … Read More

Goat Simulator isn’t so Baaaaaad

April 9, 2014 |

“Goat Simulator” is an insanely inaccurate and janky piece of software that would never see market if it went through an actual publisher.

In a world where simulation games have carved out a substantial niche in the indie-game market, and … Read More

“Thief” is a Kleptomaniac’s Dream

March 5, 2014 |

Stick to the shadows, move quietly and don’t draw any attention are three tips that might help anyone who decides to play “Thief,” a title released Feb. 25 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

The … Read More