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‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

December 4, 2018


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Evolution is often necessary in games, especially when a formula becomes stale. While "Odyssey" is far from the typical "Assassin's Creed" game in terms of story and gameplay, it's still a game that fits within the series.The best aspect of "Odyssey" is that the entire game feels like an epic journey, similar t...

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

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

December 4, 2018


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After hundreds of hours of playing this game, it's time to weigh in. "Red Dead Redemption 2" had a lot to live up to since the original took the gaming world by storm. We set out to play the whole thing, address these expectations and analyze what makes this game worth the ride. Listen here.0:37 General ...

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

‘Creed II’ tells an electrifying story of family and perseverance

Ulises Duenas

December 2, 2018


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"Creed II" blends the world of drama and sports in a way that feels natural and engaging. This film is packed with captivating performances, with Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa standing tall as champions.The most impressive thing about "Creed II" is the perfect balance it achieves. ...

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

Alex Coba

November 30, 2018


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Another month and another DLC package drop for the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game, and along with it some more unmet expectations.Turf Wars is the second in the “The City That Never Sleeps” Spider-Man game trilogy's downloadable content (DLC). This DLC takes place after the events of the pr...

‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

‘Fallout 76’ is an atom bomb of disappointment

Ulises Duenas

November 30, 2018


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Sometimes it doesn't pay to take risks. Bethesda proves that with "Fallout 76." This is a game that does a lot of new things for the series, but ends up being a lesson in sticking to what you know.Upon launch, this game was downright unplayable. Performance and connectivity issues plagued it and, besides all of that, the game...

‘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...

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