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(from left) Togo Igawa, Nino Furuhata and Taron Egerton from the film Tetris share a drink. The film premiered on March 31 on Apple TV+. (Apple TV+ via AP)

‘Tetris’ as complex as its real-life story

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | April 6, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following piece contains spoilers for “Tetris,” which is currently on Apple TV+ “Tetris” gets very close to perfectly portraying the complex legal troubles its creator and other parties had to jump through for the rights...

Video Game companies pledge to combat climate change

By Jacob Roushia | October 1, 2019

21 video game companies have committed to fight climate change. This news comes after the UN Climate Change Summit from Sept. 21 to 23.The 21 companies include Microsoft, PlayStation and Google. Each company has made a pledge to fight climate change in...

Upgrades on New 3DS shine

By Andrew Roberts | February 16, 2015

After months of anticipation, the New Nintendo 3DS XL’s improved 3-D and faster processor exceeded my expectations.This system, which was released Friday, also has an extended battery life, Amiibo compatibility and a new joystick.LookThe system does...

Nintendo can level up despite financial loss

By Josh Alfrey | January 27, 2014

After Nintendo reported a $531 million annual loss in 2011, the owners decided it was time for major changes. And who is more qualified to call the shots than this knowledgable Northern Star columnist?It’s important to identify the problem with Nintendo’s...

Puzzles key to escape in “999”

By Ryan Chodora | March 10, 2013

There are many adjectives to describe the experiences that is provided by "999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors," but they would all be moot if I left out the fact that this game will control your sleep schedule, and it will live in your brain for...

‘Fire Emblem: Awakening’ tells an amazing story to the 3DS

By David Stenger | February 19, 2013

It’s very rare to find a game where you can’t stop playing and want more. The Fire Emblem series is a strategy RPG that has been around since the Super Nintendo system in Japan and continues in its latest installment, “Fire Emblem Awakening,”...

Wii U combines best of both worlds, offers fun for casual, hardcore gamers

Wii U combines best of both worlds, offers fun for casual, hardcore gamers

By Roy Herrera | November 19, 2012

The time has finally arrived. No, not the time to worry about our finals in three weeks, but the time to move on to the next generation of consoles. It was only a matter of time until the new gaming consoles would be released. On Sunday, Nintendo released...

Star Worlds, located at 1234 E. Lincoln Hwy in DeKalb is the subject of a documentary by communication grad students.

Local arcade recieves a space in a documentary

By Chris Krapek | May 4, 2011

DeKALB | It's about more than video games. It's about the community, the arcade, the kill screens and the quarters on the marquee. "Star Worlds: A Pocket Full of Tokens and I'm Heading to the Arcade," will be screened at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Wirtz Hall...

Other M is the latest game in the Metroid series

New ‘Metroid’ a solid game

By Joshua Michaelson | August 31, 2010

RATING: 4/5 This year seems to be the year for Nintendo to strike back. Earlier during E3 they announced several classic franchises that would be returning to the Wii, including "Metroid." "Metroid: Other M," ends up being a mixed bag of "amazing" and...