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‘Monster Hunter World’ is all style and even more substance

‘Monster Hunter World’ is all style and even more substance

Ulises Duenas

February 21, 2018


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"Monster Hunter" has been delivering addictive and long-lasting experiences for years, but confusing mechanics and difficult combat made it hard for new players to get into it. "Monster Hunter World" takes some big steps forward in multiple areas while still retaining the core of what makes the series...

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

‘Fortnite’ pits players against each other in a battle for survival

Ulises Duenas

February 10, 2018


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You and 99 other players are dropped on an island with the simple goal of outlasting all of them and being the last one standing. That's the basic gist of "Fortnite's" battle royale mode. "Fortnite" was originally a cooperative game that focused on building structures and killing zombies, but it became ...

‘Resident Evil 7’ ushers in a new era of terror

‘Resident Evil 7’ ushers in a new era of terror

Ulises Duenas

February 5, 2018


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"Resident Evil" is synonymous with the survival-horror genre, but it seemed to have lost its way in favor of more action-oriented gameplay. "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" takes the series back to its roots while also bringing it into a new age. The biggest change in "Resident Evil 7: Biohazard" ...

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Can ‘Madden 18’ predict the Super Bowl winners? Probably

Ulises Duenas

February 3, 2018


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Why listen to sports experts when a computer can do all the work for you? "Madden 18" uses sophisticated technology to accurately simulate the outcome of any NFL match-up. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots were pitted against each other in a best of five competition to see who was more...

‘Wolfenstein II’: What’s old is new again

‘Wolfenstein II’: What’s old is new again

Ulises Duenas

January 23, 2018


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"Wolfenstein" is one of the oldest series in gaming history with games that date back to the early 80s. "Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus" does a great job of blending old-school shooter gameplay with modern mechanics and presentation. "Wolfenstein II" is a direct sequel to 2014's "Wolfenstein: The New Order." ...

‘Curse of Osiris’: a pricey reason to come back

‘Curse of Osiris’: a pricey reason to come back

Ulises Duenas

December 13, 2017


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The first "Destiny 2" expansion "Curse of Osiris" brings some new, interesting content. While it's a welcomed addition to the game as a whole, its offerings don't justify the premium cost of $20.Osiris is a character that's been mentioned in Destiny's lore since the first game. His mystique and fabled levels of power made h...

‘L.A. Noire’ is a detective story done right

‘L.A. Noire’ is a detective story done right

Ulises Duenas

November 28, 2017


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Years after it made big waves in the games industry, "L.A. Noire" has been remastered. Its gameplay may not be the smoothest, but this is still one of the best crime stories in video games.You play as Cole Phelps, a World War II veteran who becomes a beat cop, and later a detective, in Los Angeles. after returning fro...

‘Bubsy’ should have stayed in the ’90s

‘Bubsy’ should have stayed in the ’90s

Ulises Duenas

November 13, 2017


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"Bubsy" is a bobcat who starred in a series of terrible games in the '90s. In the age of "Mario" and "Sonic the Hedgehog," there were a slew of platformers that featured some type of animal mascot. Most of these games were bad and "Bubsy" was at the bottom of the barrel. After over 20 years, like a cas...

‘Dragon’s Dogma’ stands the test of time

‘Dragon’s Dogma’ stands the test of time

Ulises Duenas

November 13, 2017


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Capcom celebrated the fifth anniversary of Dragon's Dogma by remastering the game on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. While this remaster doesn't add a whole a lot to the game, it's still a great excuse to play through this cult classic again, or for the first time. "Dragon's Dogma" has a pretty generic fantasy setting with goblins, knig...

‘Cuphead’ will dazzle your eyes and melt your brain

‘Cuphead’ will dazzle your eyes and melt your brain

Ulises Duenas

October 16, 2017


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"Cuphead" looks like a Disney cartoon from the '30s and plays like a game from the '80s, but in a good way. Games with this level of polish in gameplay and visuals rarely come out these days, and "Cuphead" blends all of its elements in an almost perfect way.The story of "Cuphead" begins with Cuphead ma...

‘Pokémon Gold and Silver’ offers more than nostalgia

‘Pokémon Gold and Silver’ offers more than nostalgia

Ulises Duenas

October 1, 2017


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"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...

‘Windjammers’ is the best game you never played

‘Windjammers’ is the best game you never played

Ulises Duenas

September 29, 2017


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There's not enough arcade-style sports games coming out these days. It wasn't that long ago that instead of just getting Madden and NBA 2K every year, we would also get games like "NFL Blitz" and "NBA Jam." These games offered simple, fun game play that could be enjoyed even if the player didn't care a...

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