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On Oct. 8, Sony announced the upcoming release of the PlayStation 5.

Sony announces PlayStation 5

By Jacob Roushia | October 15, 2019

The PlayStation 5 has officially been announced and given a release date of Fall 2020. On Oct. 8, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, announced the official name of their next generation console and when it will be released...

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beats back the original

By Ryan Chodora | April 9, 2013

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive reminds fans of the series that holding a knife truly does make you run faster. CS:GO is the third entry into Valve Corporation’s acclaimed first-person shooter franchise, Counter-Strike. CS:GO was developed by Valve...

Red Faction’s flaws made up for in bonus modes

By Ryan Chodora | April 9, 2013

Destruction is the name of the game in Red Faction: Armageddon. Let’s see how the latest iteration of the Red Faction franchise holds up. Developed by Volition, Inc., and published by defunct THQ and Syfy Games, Red Faction: Armageddon was released...

‘Bioshock: Infinite’ game adds excitement to series

By David Stenger | April 3, 2013

Nothing feels better than flying through the air and throwing down fireballs at enemies. “Bioshock Infinite” is a first-person shooter with RPG elements. Players get to take the main characters around the flying city, Columbia. It’s 1912 and Booker...

‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’ game adds excitement to sequel

By David Stenger | April 2, 2013

It turns out plumbers not only save princesses: They’re also ghostbusters. “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS is a sequel to the original “Luigi’s Mansion.” The game starts off with brilliant--perhaps crazy--Professor E. Gadd...

“Slender: The Arrival” game adds chills to series

By David Stenger | March 27, 2013

Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “There is nothing to fear except fear itself.” After playing “Slender: The Arrival” I finally understand what he meant. “Slender: The Arrival” is an indie horror game that leaves the player with only a light...

Blood Stone enjoyable despite flaws

By Ryan Chodora | March 18, 2013

Fast cars, beautiful women and vodka martinis—those sound like the ingredients to make a great James Bond game. Let’s dive into “James Bond 007: Blood Stone” to see how this third person spy adventure stacks up. “Blood Stone” was developed...

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...

Shattered Spear shatters gaming dreams

By Ryan Chodora | March 5, 2013

Budget games are the equivalent of mini-cupcakes. At first you think, “Wow, I don’t have the money for a gigantic cupcake at the moment, but I can afford this smaller version! I don’t really know who baked it, or what flavor it is, but its one-third...

‘South Park’ game brings perfect mix of comedy and entertainment

By Jen Weddle | February 27, 2013

The fourth graders of South Park Elementary are still trying to be the coolest kids on the playground. This time, they come to us in a completely different form: A new role-playing game called “South Park: The Stick of Truth” will be released March...

Sniper Elite V2 short, but gameplay makes up for length

By Ryan Chodora | February 17, 2013

A Russian infantryman stands beneath a shelled-out building in war-torn Germany. The man begins to light a cigarette. There’s a muzzle flash, and in the blink of an eye a 7.92x57mm Mauser round fired from a Karabiner 98 German-engineered scoped rifle...

Metro 2033 provides suspense in a post-apocalyptic world

By Ryan Chodora | February 9, 2013

Grab your headlamps and your military-grade ammunition; it’s time to review Metro 2033. Metro 2033 is a first-person survival horror game that takes place in the post-apocalyptic metro tunnels of Moscow. Little is known about the nuclear war that took...