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Overwatch League could squander casual experience

Overwatch League could squander casual experience

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 01/11/2018 In Nov. 2016, Blizzard Entertainment announced that its months-old objective-based shooter, Overwatch, would enter into the esports scene. Dubbed the Overwatch League, 12 teams from across the world will compete in a series of matches, hoping to secure a win in the championship. Overwatch’s admittance into esports will […]

New ‘Pokémon’ games fail to entice second visit to Alola

New ‘Pokémon’ games fail to entice second visit to Alola

Zachary Landau | A&E Editor 12/07/17 To be frank, I honestly don’t know what this is even going to be about. Never have I felt so apathetic about reviewing a game in my life, such is the depths of mediocrity and disappointment that Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon instills in the player throughout its miserable […]

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ forges a new path for tired series

‘Super Mario Odyssey’ forges a new path for tired series

Zach Landau | A&E Editor 11/02/17 You know, one would think that after being burned twice before, I would learn not to get excited for Mario games. You would think. But by George, I got excited for Super Mario Odyssey. After Breath of the Wild did the unthinkable and jettisoned the tired, exhausting formula of […]

‘Destiny 2’ far better than original, fortunately

‘Destiny 2’ far better than original, fortunately

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 11/02/17 My brief time spent with the original Destiny culminated in such an unpleasant experience that I questioned my sanity for spending $60 on an unpolished, empty game. Naturally, I held some warranted reservations for the sequel. Thankfully, Destiny 2 is nothing short of incredible, consistently amazing me with its […]

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. […]

‘Hiveswap’ impresses as follow-up to hit web comic ‘Homestuck’

‘Hiveswap’ impresses as follow-up to hit web comic ‘Homestuck’

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 10/03/17 Homestuck fans rejoice: After five long years and a few unexpected delays, Hiveswap: Act 1 finally released on Sept. 14. It is 1994. Spunky teen Joey Claire and her younger brother, Jude Harley, are just enjoying a fall afternoon with their dog — until they are beset by […]

‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ still top 20-year-old franchise

‘Gold’ and ‘Silver’ still top 20-year-old franchise

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 09/28/17 On Friday, Nintendo rereleased the original Pokémon: Gold Version and Pokémon: Silver Version on the 3DS’ Virtual Console. Upon being asked to review the second generation of my favorite franchise, I immediately said yes. After all, it’s not like I needed an excuse to beat these titles for […]

NetherRealm delivers addictive fun in ‘Injustice 2’

NetherRealm delivers addictive fun in ‘Injustice 2’

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer In 2013, NetherRealm Studios released “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” allowing comic book fans to finally answer the age-old question of who would win in a fight: Batman or Superman? Not only that, “Injustice” excelled at delivering fast-paced, fluid encounters, solidifying the title as an excellent addition to an already […]

Webcam shows eaglets hatch

Webcam shows eaglets hatch

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Less than three miles away from campus, the first two bald eagles to nest in Pittsburgh in 200 years just welcomed three new, healthy eaglets to their family. The first eaglet hatched on March 28 and the second eaglet hatched two days later. The third hatched Wednesday at […]