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Xbox’s new system will always be connected

By Patrick Pastrana | April 28, 2013

Imagine a world where console gamers are required to remain always connected to the Internet. Well, this may be the case with the new Xbox 720. Recently, there has been some controversy over the upcoming Xbox 720. After a sarcastic online spat with Adam...

‘Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood’ lacks visuals, excels in single-player gameplay

By Ryan Chodora | April 21, 2013

The McCall brothers return for gold and revenge in Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood. The original Call of Juarez didn’t have a beefy multiplayer component, but the solo experience was engaging, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood follows suit accordingly....

Skyrim more fun with mods on PC

By Patrick Pastrana | April 16, 2013

“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” or just referred to as “Skyrim,” is still a fantastic game after its release in November 11, 2011. Gamers rack up a total of hundreds and possibly thousands of gameplay time because of its immense replay value and...

Online gaming etiquette

By Patrick Pastrana | April 15, 2013

In the past decade, online gaming went from a rare gem to universally known. Online gaming can be fun, exhilarating and even scary. Sometimes, gaming can be a little stressful, angering, and annoying. The worst part of these conflicting emotions is when...

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ will refresh series

By Patrick Pastrana | April 10, 2013

Rockstar Games has had a tremendous amount of success over the last decade. Since 2001, it has released “Grand Theft Auto III,” “San Andreas,” “Grand Theft Auto IV,” some downloadable content and much more. Sept. 17 “Grand Theft Auto V”...