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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ more than worth the hype

By Josh Alfrey | September 18, 2013

Rockstar Games is not stealing anyone’s money when it comes to “Grand Theft Auto V.”“Grand Theft Auto V,” released Tuesday, is an open-world, crime-based action adventure game. Similar to the Grand Theft Auto series, players follow a criminal...

Imagination flows in two throwbacks

By Josh Alfrey | September 18, 2013

Don’t forget to say happy birthday to one of the most famous Italian plumbers around — or at least to the man who speaks for him.Mario voice actor Charles Martinet turned 58 Tuesday and has been voicing the plumber for 23 years. His voice has defined...

Students should join the gaming community

By Josh Alfrey | April 24, 2013

Students should put down their books and pick up a controller because anyone can be a gamer. Not only is it really fun to do, it can also help you be more successful in other parts of your life. Learn to notice the small stuff If you have ever played...

Gamers embrace Earth Week

By Josh Alfrey | April 21, 2013

With Earth Day slowly evolving into Earth Week, environmentalists aren’t the only ones who love a beautiful, clean and healthy environment--just ask any gamer. “A videogame’s environment can turn a game from a good story to an amazing world,”...

Website offers game exchange service

By Josh Alfrey | March 19, 2013

You know that pile of old games you use as cup holders and night stands? They might actually be useful thanks to a video game trading website. is a site where you can trade your old titles for digital currency that you can use to buy other...

Gamers look forward to 2013’s gaming releases

By Josh Alfrey | March 19, 2013

Gamers are waiting on the edge of their seats in anticipation of this year’s hottest releases. Every year marks a new leap in progress when it comes to gameplay and graphics on video games for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. 2013 will be no different...

‘League of Legends’ tips for the casual gamer

By Patrick Pastrana | March 4, 2013

Today, I would like to share with you some tips on how to be good at the massively multiplayer online game, League of Legends.League of Legends (LoL or League for short) is a very complex game. It seems it is becoming more popular every day. Anyone who...

‘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,”...

This video game image released by Bungie Studios shows a scene from Halo Reach. (AP Photo/Bungie Studios)

‘Halo: Reach’ worth grabbing for

By Joshua Michaelson | September 20, 2010

Rating: 4.5/5.0 "Halo" is a series that could be considered just as big as "Madden" in terms of hype and appreciation from the general masses. So, it's only natural that "Halo: Reach" would be an incredibly big deal. This importance of the game is only...