gaming

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

If we want progress, stop scapegoating gaming

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 02/22/2018 Last Wednesday, high school students and faculty members became the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman ended the lives of 17 innocent people with a modified AR-15 rifle. As is tradition in the wake of these tragedies, politicians and self-proclaimed […]

‘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 […]

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

By Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor 09/21/17 Editor’s Note: This article discusses racial hate and references derogatory and harmful slurs. It has not been Felix Kjellberg’s year. The YouTuber, better known as Pewdiepie on the video-sharing platform, has garnered 57.3 million followers, making Kjellberg YouTube’s most subscribed to channel. However, he is anything but […]

Advocates continue to fight for gaming accessibility

Advocates continue to fight for gaming accessibility

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I pride myself on being a gamer. Despite my physical limitations, I have yet to let my disease prevent me from partaking in my favorite hobby. My consoles, handhelds and computer provide gateways to hundreds of realms, where none of my avatars have been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy […]

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

The plight of a disabled gamer against time

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer I hate being sick. Unfortunately, my disability has the capability to turn minor colds into full-blown pandemics, only curable through a proverbial cocktail of antibiotics and steroids. Very rarely does this method fail, but if and when it does, I am forced to leave the comforts of my home, […]

‘Heroes’ brings classic ‘Fire Emblem’ experience with a dash of tedium

‘Heroes’ brings classic ‘Fire Emblem’ experience with a dash of tedium

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor If nothing else, “Fire Emblem: Heroes” is an interesting barometer for Nintendo’s mobile efforts. It is the first in the company’s line-up of mobile games to most accurately replicate the source game’s, well, gameplay. “Super Mario Run” is an auto-runner as opposed to a platformer, and “Pokémon GO” […]

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

Insert Token to Begin: South Side scores new arcade

By: Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke It’s like walking into fireworks. Lights of every color and unfamiliar noises bounce around the room from every direction. Immediately to your front, a row of machines, seemingly in a yelling match, shout “COMBO!” or “FIGHT!” The sound of several racecar games vrrmmm and hum together from the […]

Minecraft hits next-gen

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor Minecraft has been one the best-selling games over the last several years on Xbox 360 and PC. This past week Minecraft reached even greater heights when it was released on the PlayStation 4 on Thrusday, Sept. 4 and the Xbox One the following day. Minecraft is an open world game […]

Penn Hills Game Exchange: A community of players

By: Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor The Penn Hills Game Exchange is more of a community than a game store. When a customer enters the tight space they are immediately greeted by a very large selection of games. Either Stuart Chester of Philadelphia or Anna Hegedus, of Cambria County, both in their late 30’s, man the […]