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Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

December 8, 2019

Warning: There may be mild spoilers for the following games. This year was a limited yet spectacular year for games. I had a hard time putting some of my favorites down. I couldn't rank these titles in any particular order, but I can give you my top ten favorite releases from 2019:   "Untit...

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

November 6, 2019

The video game industry has had its ups and downs, but game developers continue to find ways to push creativity and innovation to make the next big hit. These innovations lead to fads — trends in genre or method in the gameplay industry. They come in strong and either fade gracefully or fight to stay ...

Fishing Through ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Franchise

Fishing Through ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Franchise

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

October 25, 2019

Fishing is a boring, repetitive task for most. Some like it for this reason — it provides a relaxation period with no real responsibility behind it — but others enjoy it for the catch. That being said, it’s not a task loved by all. So why would The Legend of Zelda series implement it into their ...

Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

September 7, 2019

  The gaming industry has never been kind to studious, broke college students. It seems that every autumn — especially come November, as we hit that peak time between midterms and finals — we're hit with an onslaught of incredible video games, back-to-back. It's overwhelming and there's never...

Video Games: A New Yet Traditional Art Form

Video Games: A New Yet Traditional Art Form

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

August 26, 2019

  Although they’re often overlooked, video games are more important than ever. These days video games are finally gaining the respect they’ve always deserved as an art form. Defining what art is can be dependent on several factors, and they are often subjective. Video games may best be defined...

Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

August 21, 2019

  Warning: This review may contain spoilers for “Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition.” Have you ever seen a game that juxtaposes cuteness with deadliness before? Games like “Hollow Knight” and “The Binding of Isaac" have tried this unlikely combo. However, combine these two aspects wi...

Gaming Corner: ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Gaming Corner: ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

July 14, 2019

  Warning: This review may contain spoilers for "Super Mario Maker 2." "Super Mario Maker 2" has been a long anticipated game for many fans. It was finally released June 28 — four years after the first game⁠ — for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has since put a lot of work into allowing...

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

May 20, 2019

  Adventure-horror game "My Big Sister" features a young girl who tries to save her older sister after they are both abducted from their home. Stranga Games — a one-man independent game company — takes an "Alice in Wonderland"-esque approach to twist mature content and place it within an eight-bit world. ...

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

April 30, 2019

  "Mortal Kombat 11" continues the revamp of the "Mortal Kombat" series that began with the ninth installment. While it’s not the best game to come out this year, it keeps the series going. Mortal Kombat has been around for over a decade, so even if its newest game doesn’t quite impress, t...

Nintendo preps for competition

Nintendo preps for competition

September 11, 2013

Standing at the threshold of a new console age, it is clear Christmas will be interesting this year. Sony and Microsoft have declared open war on each other, taking up gaming headlines with digs on each other, backpedaling and one-upping on both hardware and games. This has left Nintendo, with its Wii...

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