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‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

‘Castlevania’ reigns as Netflix’s new king

Ulises Duenas

November 8, 2018


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"Castlevania" is not only the best thing Netflix has pumped out this year, but it's also the most pleasant surprise of the year. The first season of the show was good, but because it was only four episodes it was hard to tell if the follow-up would top it. It did, in a magnificent way.The highlight of...

Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Playlist: 15 classic rock songs that are truly timeless

Grant Schmieding

November 5, 2018


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I’m not a huge fan of the term “classic rock”—it’s too broad. There’s often much debate about what music actually belongs in this category, but here’s a list of truly timeless rock songs. This list barely scratches the surface of all the great rock songs that ha...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and  swagger, but can’t find its voice

Natalie Hanson

November 5, 2018


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There are so many things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had the potential to be. The story of Queen and how it basically took over the music world, and the story of Freddie Mercury have grown to mythical proportions by now. However, the movie never decides which kind of story it is going to be, and settles for...

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

Natalie Hanson

November 4, 2018


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"The Man Who Sold the World" is David Bowie's third studio album. Though it turns 48 today, it represents a turning point for Bowie and for pop and rock of the time, as a hard rock departure from his previously acoustic work. It has been compared to other albums released that year, including those by...

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Natalie Hanson, Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

November 4, 2018


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Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and how it got to where it currently is today. Tackling the state of contemporary popular music is no sm...

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

“Sabrina the Teenage Witch” is now darker with more Satan

Alex Coba

November 1, 2018


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In the vein of the show "Riverdale" comes Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Based on the Archie comic books, by the same name, the show tells the story of Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch who is on the cusp of her 16th birthday and her dark baptism. She is faced with the choice of leaving he...

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

Ulises Duenas

November 1, 2018


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The wait is finally over. "Red Dead Redemption II" is here and everyone has been digging into it, to their heart's content. A game this big is bound to have some problems. While it definitely is not without its flaws, it's already proven to be one of the best open-world games ever made.The amount of de...

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ has a good foundation, but shaky execution

Ulises Duenas

October 31, 2018


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"The Haunting of Hill House" is a frustrating show, not because it's bad from front to back, but because it's so inconsistent. An interesting story about a family handling years of grief is held back by bad pacing and uneven performances.This show can be defined by its constant rise and falls. The first...

Five must-play horror games for Halloween

Five must-play horror games for Halloween

Ulises Duenas

October 30, 2018


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1. Dead SpaceVisceral Games proved their worth with "Dead Space." The game's strength lies in its atmosphere. The player is always on edge while horrific creatures can be heard scurrying around them as they navigate a derelict ship. Enemy designs are grotesque and the death animations will make anyone wince the first time they see them.2. Resident Evil 7:...

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

On This Day: George Michael explores love and spirituality with “Faith”

Natalie Hanson

October 30, 2018


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By 1986, George Michael had grown weary with the "teenybopper" image of his group, Wham!, and decided to go solo. He began writing and recording his own material. This would lead to his first solo album "Faith," which took the Grammy for Album of the Year in 1989.And what an album it is. Michael played a ...

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

October 29, 2018


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WWE may be in a burning dumpster of controversy right now, but why should that stop someone from enjoying their new game? These things come out every year and, while "2K19" doesn't iron out all the lingering problems from past games, it still provides something that will keep fans happy - or as happy...

New content for ‘Spider-Man’ games leaves much to be desired

New content for ‘Spider-Man’ games leaves much to be desired

Alex Coba

October 28, 2018


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So you collected all the backpacks, took pictures of all of the landmarks, tracked down all of the pigeons, painstakingly did all of the side missions and finally finished the game. Now what?Well, I'll tell you what, it’s DLC time."Spider-Man - The Heist” is the latest downloadable content (DLC) st...

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