games

David Cage’s ‘Detroit’ trailer a mistep on every level

David Cage’s ‘Detroit’ trailer a mistep on every level

Zach Landau | A&E Editor 11/16/17 David Cage is a hack. There’s just no other way to describe someone so tone-deaf and so pitifully, woefully incompetent as him. But if you’ve been hanging around in games media for a while, you probably already know that. See, on Oct. 30, Cage touted his and Quantic Dream’s […]

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 […]

It’s time to drop the antisocial gamer stereotype

It’s time to drop the antisocial gamer stereotype

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I’m no stranger to stereotypes. My wheelchair is a proverbial magnet for attracting comments where people think that I am intellectually disabled. If I go to a store and purchase a bag of chips, cashiers with obnoxiously high-pitched voices tend to ask if I’m going to eat the whole bag […]

Steam shutters controversial Greenlight

Steam shutters controversial Greenlight

What’s next and what it means for smaller devlopers By Zach Landau | A&E Editor Last month, on June 6, game developer and digital distributor Valve Corporation suddenly put an end to its Steam Greenlight program. First launched back in 2012, Greenlight was meant to help facilitate more games onto the digital storefront, with Steam […]

Despite setbacks, Nintendo is effortlessly breaking the gender mold

Despite setbacks, Nintendo is effortlessly breaking the gender mold

Zach Landau | A&E Editor The gender revolution is underway in the world of video games, and an unexpected leader is quietly forging the path for trans inclusivity. And who is this vanguard of radical feminist ideology in an industry infamous to anyone not conforming to a strict gender binary? Why, it’s the House of […]

Kick the Cold — Rec Room: Winter Games brings summer fun to the chilly months

Kick the Cold — Rec Room: Winter Games brings summer fun to the chilly months

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor The two remaining contestants circle each other, each doing their best to protect the precious, glowing orb at the top of their PlayStation Move controllers. Matching the pace of the Johann Sebastian Bach sonata playing in the background, one of the players lunges, knocking his opponent’s arm just enough […]

America preps for terror at Olympics

America preps for terror at Olympics

By Julian Routh | News Editor When the Winter Olympics open in Sochi on Friday, America will be watching as it always does. But this time, America will watch with anxiety. With the probability of terror attacks in Sochi and the surrounding regions “very likely,” according to UK officials, U.S. athletes and their families were […]

Games gone wild

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor It takes a special person to build his own arcade games. Adam Shreckhise is that person. Shreckhise, 38, of Stanton Heights, is the owner and operator of Play Parlour in Lawrenceville, an arcade that features hand-built games. Ninety-five percent of the construction and execution of Play Parlour has been done by […]