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‘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...

“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...

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

Ulises Duenas

May 14, 2018


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"Destiny 2" has had trouble keeping its players happy. When a new expansion comes out it's a great chance for players to get back into the game, but the content offered has to be good if people are going to stick around. The "Warmind" expansion is, unfortunately, a very "Destiny" affair. It's good bu...

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Ulises Duenas

May 8, 2018


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"Star Wars" games have been around since the 70s and they span a wide variety of genres. These games have different things to offer and they have universal appeal. The list is in no particular order.1. Knights of the Old Republic Bioware was given the opportunity to create their own story set thousands of yea...

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

Ulises Duenas

May 2, 2018


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"God of War" has a surprising amount of different gaming elements in it. What's even more surprising is that it does each one of those extremely well. The story, gameplay, writing and level design are all expertly crafted. This is the kind of the game that comes around once a generation.I was skeptical ...

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

‘God of War’s’ first few hours are amazing

Ulises Duenas

April 24, 2018


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As soon as the game starts it becomes clear that this isn't like any other "God of War" game in the series. The series protagonist Kratos is still the main character; but he's very different now. The backdrop of Greek mythology has been swapped with Norse mythology. The story focuses on character an...

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

‘Extinction’ wastes your time

Ulises Duenas

April 15, 2018


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Sometimes when I buy something, I feel like a prisoner to my own bad decision. I have to get my money's worth out of something even if it's a waste of time. "Extinction" is a game that costs $60 and the best thing that can come from playing it is being able to tell people not to buy it.There's no point...

Five underrated games worth checking out

Five underrated games worth checking out

Ulises Duenas

April 3, 2018


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For this list, I wanted to pick some underrated games that are easily obtainable and can be found for a good price. The list is in no particular order. 1. Spec Ops: The LineMy first impression of "Spec Ops" was that it was a generic third-person military shooter game. After a while, it becomes clear that the ...

‘The Dope Game’ made me do it

‘The Dope Game’ made me do it

Ulises Duenas

March 26, 2018


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We all know that the best way to learn how to do something is by playing a video game version of it. "Street Fighter" turned me into a stone-cold fighting machine and "Fortnite" has given me lightning-fast carpentry skills. That stuff is great and all, but I need to learn more practical skills for tod...

‘Trimps’ is all you need

‘Trimps’ is all you need

Ulises Duenas

March 18, 2018


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Incremental games are extremely simple and after a while they basically play themselves. A ton of these games have been released in the past five years, but the one that get its right the most is "Trimps."When a game of "Trimps" begins the player will gather food and wood and then start using Trimps to do al...

‘Prey’ will draw you in and not let you go

‘Prey’ will draw you in and not let you go

Ulises Duenas

March 13, 2018


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"Prey" feels like the combination of ideas from a lot of different games. Blending elements from "Bioshock", "Deus Ex", "Dishonered" and others make for a game that was sorely overlooked at the time of its release.The most notable thing about “Prey” is the creative freedom it gives the p...

‘Battlefield 1’ ends with an ‘Apocalypse’

‘Battlefield 1’ ends with an ‘Apocalypse’

Ulises Duenas

March 5, 2018


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"Battlefield 1's" expansions and updates have done a great job of improving a game that felt lacking before. The final DLC called "Apocalypse" adds some good stuff, but it doesn't feel like the big sendoff that the game needed.The main draw of these expansions are always the new maps. "Apocalypse" a...

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