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

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

Ulises Duenas

December 13, 2017

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

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...

“No Man’s Sky” revisited

“No Man’s Sky” revisited

Ulises Duenas

August 26, 2017

When "No Man's Sky" was first announced, it created quite the buzz. The game was being published by Sony even though the developer, Hello Games, was a small indie studio. Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, went on TV shows and did various interviews with gaming sites. He made the game sound like it was...

Video games oversexualize powerful women

Video games oversexualize powerful women

Allison Galbreath

April 5, 2015

Video games are amazing. They are little virtual realities and forms of escape, allowing players to create and live as alternate selves.What's disturbing is that not only do gamers in general have to confront prejudice and stereotypes about playing video games, but female gamers also have the added bonus of be...

Facebook bids on virtual reality

Kevin Crittenden

April 1, 2014

Facebook has arranged to purchase the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality apparatus that is not yet available to consumers. The three billion dollar deal is a bold bid on a technology that could give people even less reason to socialize in person. While most people associate virtual reality with gaming, Faceb...

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