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Oculus connect: Virtual reality is coming

September 25, 2014 |

From the cyberspace of William Gibson’s novels to the existential trap depicted in “The Matrix,” virtual reality has a long history in science fiction. While attempts at virtual reality have been made before, none have quite met with the success of the Oculus Rift by Oculus VR. Between Sept. 19 and 20, Oculus VR held […]Read More

Star Wars: The Old Republic: It’s Not Even Old Yet. . .

November 14, 2012 |

Not even a year after its release, Bioware’s “Star Wars: The Old Republic” is going free to play. Falling under one million subscribers, “SWOTOR” did not live up to expectations and soon fell into the pit that every MMORPG seems to find today. With three years of anticipation, “SWOTOR” promised to deliver a massive multiplayer […]Read More

Top Five Scariest Video Games: No Sunshine and Princesses Here

October 31, 2012 | 3

Video games hold many forms of entertainment like adventures, comedy and mind exercises like puzzles. With the unique interaction video games offer, the pleasure had from them is an active one as opposed to a passive participation of a movie. The decisions made feel heavier, the hurdles overcome feel more triumphant and of course, the […]Read More

Xcom: Enemy Unknown

October 24, 2012 |

Brought to us by the well-known strategy game developers Firaxis, “Xcom: Enemy Unknown” did exactly what it set out to do when it launched on Oct. 9. As a return of a cult-classic series made in the early ‘90s by MicroProse, “Xcom: EU” had an avid fan-base following and analyzing its every move. “Xcom: Enemy […]Read More

Game Highlight: Assassin’s Creed 3

October 10, 2012 |

Do you like conspiracy theories, the American Revolution, good storytelling and fluid combat? Well then, it sounds like the next big title from Ubisoft, “Assassin’s Creed 3,” is right up your alley. This third person action adventure game will be available on Oct. 30 and is sure to grab your attention from the get go. […]Read More

Humble Indie Bundle 6: Non-stop Humble

October 3, 2012 |

“Child’s Play” put out yet another Indie Bundle a week ago. What we thought was an annual event came four months after the previous endeavor. Five new indie games, plus an additional five throughout the release week joined the Bundle. Of course, I picked it up right away because, like I said in my previous […]Read More

Stream Greenlight: Now You Get To Pick

September 19, 2012 |

Some weeks ago, the digital retailer Steam announced something called Greenlight coming to their program. It was designed with the community in mind, allowing fans to choose what gets put up for sale on Steam. The usual big-hit games we’re used to will still be featured on the front page, but the new Greenlight system […]Read More

Space Is Full of S.P.A.Z. And Was Made By Two Guys

September 5, 2012 |

After a summer of unemployment, my gaming choices were limited. With the start of a new semester and an income, I am finally able to do what I love: play videogames. Upon returning for the new semester, a friend suggested I play a game called Space Pirates and Zombies, affectionately nicknamed S.P.A.Z. Available via Steam […]Read More

Press Select

February 1, 2012 |

A closer look at the games of 2011 By: Steven Knauer   The year 2011 was a big year for gaming, to say the least. Huge titles such as “Gears of War 3,” “Skyrim,” and “Star Wars: The Old Republic” hit the market and made a huge impact. With all these juggernauts, it’s hard to […]Read More

DLC: Disk-Loaded Content?

November 9, 2011 |

By: Steven Knauer When the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 made their way to the online market, expansion packs started to change in nature. The two consoles, along with companies like Steam on the PC, found that distributing these “expansion packs” over the internet as a download made them more accessible to gamers. By this […]Read More

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 review-Street fighters, Superheroes and Icons-OH MY!

February 23, 2011 |

By: Paul minto It has been roughly a decade since the last time these two legendary entertainment powerhouses did battle. A lot has changed since the franchises last installment. Capcom is larger than ever and Marvel now has a few more movies under its belt and is now a Disney property. But now, Marvel and […]Read More