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Nintendo Labo proves fun and innovative, but not flawless

Nintendo Labo proves fun and innovative, but not flawless

Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 04/26/2018 Back in the yesteryears of this past January, I wrote about my unfettered excitement for Nintendo’s latest doohickie, the Nintendo Labo. The hybridization of video games and model kits, Labo promised to justify all of the bells and whistles crammed into the Nintendo Switch console. How? By building toys out […]

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

And I’m happier for it. Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/01/17 Like most good Christian, American families, the Landau clan has its own holiday traditions that we have ritualistically followed for nearly 25 years now. Between the last-minute shopping spree for friends and the cook-off for the Christmas feast, the one ceremony that never fails to […]

Retro Review: ‘Porco Rosso’ delivers high-flying adventure

Retro Review: ‘Porco Rosso’ delivers high-flying adventure

Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 10/26/17 From aerial acrobatics to daring dogfights with seaplane pirates, Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso is the epitome of family-friendly adventure with a dash of noir sensibilities. This gem about a circa 1930s ex-World War I pilot mysteriously cursed to bear the face of a pig is a timeless classic about […]

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 10/26/17 I have always been a fan of the Japanese role-playing game genre. Having the capability to customize my party’s move-sets and items, while tactically planning my next action in a turn-based battle, is like an exhilarating game of chess. Yet, my journeys tend to become monotonous, as most titles […]

‘FIFA 18’ is series’ best, even if by default

‘FIFA 18’ is series’ best, even if by default

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 10/05/17 FIFA 18 is like Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are currently the best the world has to offer, yet people perpetually claim that another player or another version is better. Last year’s FIFA 17 came with sweeping changes and — since it was also an EA product — massive issues. […]

Netflix adaptation of ‘Death Note’ better off dead

Netflix adaptation of ‘Death Note’ better off dead

By Liyang Wan | Staff Writer The new movie adaptation of the hit manga series Death Note has certainly made a name for itself. Specifically, this movie has courted controversy since its announcement, and some reactions have been particularly critical. Fans of the original series have been critical of the casting for this adaptation, claiming […]

‘Pokémon GO’s’ anniversary invites retrospective

‘Pokémon GO’s’ anniversary invites retrospective

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor Happy One-Year Anniversary to Pokémon GO. I guess. Truth be told, I am just impressed that The Pokémon Company didn’t completely abandon GO at this point. Despite being immensely popular (believe it or not, it is — its team announced over 750 million copies were downloaded as of last […]

CyberGatekeeper prevents viruses

By Marie Jubert | For The Duquesne Duke In response to student concerns and questions, officials from Computing and Technical Services explained the purpose of CyberGatekeeper, a program that students are required to download before accessing the internet. CyberGatekeeper is a reputable software that is designed to reduce the risk of computer viruses that can […]