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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 […]

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/25/2018 Nintendo has proposed some weird stuff before. Once upon a time, for example, the company announced a sensor that would measure gamers’ heartbeats and their level of relaxation (this was never released). More recently, the Nintendo 3DS was shipped with cards that the system would read and produce 3D, […]

‘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 […]

‘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. […]

Nintendo continues to shirk accessibility

Nintendo continues to shirk accessibility

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 09/21/17 Nintendo, I think it’s time that you and I had a little chat. I’ve been a devoted fan throughout my entire gaming life. I’ve purchased every system (including the egregiously inaccessible Wii) knowing that your vast array of titles will keep me entertained. However, your recent inabilities to […]

Switch does not account for disabled gamers

Switch does not account for disabled gamers

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer My gaming career began on a Super Nintendo Entertainment System. As I’ve grown, so too has my collection of Nintendo consoles and handhelds. Despite my physical limitations, particularly concerning the strength of my hands, I have always been able to play the vast amount of Nintendo franchises, and yes, […]

Nintendo reveals more details on Switch console

Nintendo reveals more details on Switch console

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Nintendo has revealed a ton of new information about their home console/portable console/handheld hybrid, the Switch. The company hosted a press conference last Thursday detailing the specifics of their upcoming system, including its price, functionality and some of the major titles expected to ship within the first year. The […]

Parkhurst responds to catering complaints

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Parkhurst Dining has responded to complaints from student organizations by lowering their prices on catering services. After student organizations voiced their concerns regarding a 17 percent price increase on catering services, the catering service charge was reduced to a 4 percent increase. The percent price increase was responsible […]