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‘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...

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

‘Halloween’ is back but not better than ever

Ulises Duenas

October 23, 2018


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Why did they have to call this movie "Halloween?" Put some subtitle after it so people don't get confused. For the purpose of this review I'll refer to the new "Halloween" as "THIS" and the original as "Halloween"."THIS" had a lot of potential to be the best "Halloween" since "Halloween." The main probl...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018


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At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

‘South Park’ leaves fans wanting more

Grant Schmieding

September 29, 2018


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Assault rifles, “Black Panther” and menstrual cycles—an interesting formula for "South Park’s" season-22 premiere episode, “Dead Kids.” Comedy Central aired the episode at 10 p.m. Thursday. Trey Parker and Matt Stone carry a well-earned reputation for unapologetically mocking t...

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

‘Maniac’ a weird ride that takes too long

Ulises Duenas

September 24, 2018


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"Maniac" is a new show from Netflix that would have been better off as a two and a half hour movie. It has an interesting structure and setting, but lacks good pacing and relies too much on the mystery of its story.Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone) are two voluntary test subjects in a pharmaceutic...

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

‘Candide’ delivers opera full of laughs and heart

Alex Coba

September 24, 2018


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The accessibility of comedy and the sophistication of opera came together seamlessly at the Department of Music and Theater's fall opera production of “Candide: An Absurd Musical Comedy”.Candide is one of those weird plays that you think,“this can’t possibly good.” Going int...

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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After a year of ups and downs "Destiny 2" has released its largest expansion, "Forsaken". While "Forsaken" does add a lot of content and needed mechanical changes, it also delivers another mediocre story. Even so, this is the best "Destiny" has been in a long time.It's no spoiler that the story of this expansion revolves around t...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018


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Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’ tries to make catfishing cute

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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Netflix has had quite the surge of romantic comedies over the last few months. “Sierra Burgess Is A Loser” is a modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story and it's the latest to join the rom-com genre, but compared to the likes of Netflix's current fan favorite,“To All the Bo...

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

‘Mid-century Modern Vol.1’ presents great introduction to classical music

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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The sounds of wind and string instruments filled Zingg Recital Hall as “The Florestan Society” and the Department of Music and Theatre presented ”Mid-century Modern, Vol. 1” this past Sunday.Being a new transfer student, this was my first school show that I attended. Going into it ...

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” will wow longtime fans

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” will wow longtime fans

Alex Coba

September 12, 2018


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Friendly neighborhood superhero, Spider-Man, is here to save the day yet again in a brand new adventure. One of the greatest of its kind that has been released in a long time. Insomniac Games' newest PlayStation 4 exclusive “Marvel's Spider-Man” has been much anticipated since its reveal ba...

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

‘Dragon Quest XI’ brings series to modern age

Ulises Duenas

September 10, 2018


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"Dragon Quest" is considered the grandfather of Japanese RPGs. The series has been going for over 30 years and has never strayed too far from its roots. Its newest incarnation, "Dragon Quest XI", does an amazing job of blending classic gameplay with more modern RPG mechanics to create what's arguably t...

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