Category: Games

‘Mercenary Kings’ successfully mixes best of both worlds

Don’t let its visuals fool you. “Mercenary Kings” by Tribute Games is a hard game to master. A throwback to the side-scrolling video games of the industry’s past, “Mercenary Kings” owes a lot to the 16-bit shooter games of yore like “Contra” and “Metal Slug.” Combining the graphics and aesthetics of older games with newer technology and mechanics, “Mercenary Kings” […]

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Newest Sucker Punch release ‘Infamous’ has future potential

Delsin Rowe was an average rebellious teenager until he learned he had the ability to absorb powers from other conduits, or people with superpowers. Labelled a bio terrorist by the DUP, a military group tasked with capturing conduits, Delsin has the choice of becoming a source of inspiration or fear for the people of Seattle, Wash. Such is the premise […]

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‘Titanfall’ proves exhilirating for Xbox One

Bullets rip through the air as the player moves toward a full-scale assault. The army of six pilots and many expendable grunts charge to take out the enemy. Dodging shots from the right, the player takes out a couple grunts with a tap of the trigger. Feeling accomplished, the player moves further into the heat of battle when it appears […]

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Modern games can lose uniting factor for families, friends

Video games have made leaps and bounds technologically from their ’80s arcade origins, but often the human element is lost among conversations about graphics, rivalries and online functions. It is important to remember why people play video games in the first place and why video games are now so ingrained in our culture. One of the reasons that video games […]

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Zombie game relies on choices

You’re walking through the forest when you come across two teenagers and their band teacher. The teacher screams in pain, holding his leg that is caught in a bear trap. You calmly assess the situation. There are groans and moans around you. You look. There are zombies, half decomposing, staggering toward you. You try to open the trap, but it’s […]

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