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Best games of 2019: Feature remakes, new games and anticipated sequels

Dante (left), Nero (middle) and V (right), all walking towards a hoard of demons. Image courtesy of

Ricardo Tovar

December 9, 2019

2019 was an outstanding year for gaming. The remake trend, new independent projects and some long-awaited sequels reigned supreme. After a great year of games, it's only right that we look back at some of the year's best.With games like "Final Fantasy 7 Remake," "The Last of Us II," "Halo Infinite" and "Cybe...

‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ a good time but not worth the price tag

Ricardo Tovar

November 23, 2019

Game Freak’s latest installment in the mainline Pokémon franchise makes its debut on a console for the Nintendo Switch. Drawing inspiration from the United Kingdom, the ‘Galar’ region is a gorgeous new environment to explore. The ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ influence...

‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ is fun and that’s all that matters

Ricardo Tovar

May 15, 2019

The point of any form of entertainment is too entertain. It seems silly to say it like that, it should be obvious, but it's incredible how people forget that.You see critics like Rotten Tomatoes give films like "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" a 64%. They take the review business too seriously when the same s...

‘Pokémon: I Choose You!’ delivers nostalgia and inaccurate scenes

Ash receives a Rainbow Wing from legendary Pokemon Ho-Oh, which will help guide Ash's journey to meet Ho-Oh

Julia Maldonado

November 13, 2017

Beloved '90s franchise Pokémon released "Pokémon: I Choose You!" for a limited release on Nov. 5 and 6. The film follows 10-year-old Ash Ketchum beginning his journey with his partner, Pikachu. After a fateful encounter with a flock of Spearow, Ash and Pikachu see the legendary phoenix Pokémon Ho-...

‘Pokémon Gold and Silver’ offers more than nostalgia

One of the first places you'll visit in the game, Cherrygrove City. Image from

Ulises Duenas

October 1, 2017

"Pokémon Silver" was the first game in the series that I played. I put over 200 hours into it, and for most of my life, it was my all-time-favorite game. Now, almost 20 years later, "Gold and Silver" have been re-released on the 3DS virtual console.   These new versions of the game have been s...

Go-ing Outside

Kenta Mcafee

August 19, 2016

Video games might have a bad reputation for creating couch potatoes, but one app has proved that gamers will even walk outside if it means leveling up.As most people sleep at 2 a.m. I run three miles while frantically pursuing a dream of my own, to be the very best.I'm no athlete and I'm certainly not ...

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