Students should game through the summer

By Josh Alfrey

Why bother spending the summer having fun in the sun when it can be spent exploring another world through your Xbox or PC?

Here are video games that can bring you hours of entertainment — no sunscreen necessary.

League of Legends

This massively multiplayer online video game, which has become the master of replayability, is one of the greatest time-consumers out there.

Better yet, the game is completely free to play online.

The game centers on killing opponents’ minions and neutral monsters to gain gold and experience to defeat characters or champions.

Matches can last 20 to 60 minutes, but you become so involved in the intricacies of the game that you hardly notice the time go by. It is the same game every time you enter the arena, but no match is the same.

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Legendary Edition

Many people believe they have done all there is to do in this game, but they may be mistaken. The great publishers over at Bethesda have recently released “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Legendary Edition.”

This new edition adds hours of gameplay featuring add-ons like the Dawnguard and Dragonborn stories, as well as Hearthfire where you can build and customize your home.

This game brings together incredibly addicting storylines and a beautifully detailed open-sandbox world where you decide your destiny. Players have the privilege to choose where they want to go, what they want to do and how they want to do it. Stalk the woods as an elven archer or go all in as an orcish berserker; the choice is yours.