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The Blue & Gray Press | November 19, 2017

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New Super Mario game from Nintendo is out of this world

November 9, 2017 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer

For over thirty years, Nintendo’s world-famous Italian plumber, Mario, has dominated the video game industry, providing both gamers and non-gamers with some of the most entertaining experiences the industry has to offer. In addition to being fun, well-designed and family-friendly, Mario games do not require players to have any high-level gaming skills to enjoy them. Even those who have never played a video game before can easily pick up a Mario game and immediately start having fun with it.Read More

Become a Sika Deer in Post-Apocalyptic ‘Tokyo Jungle’

October 3, 2012 |

By JAMES DAWSON

With mankind gone, animals that once relied on humans to survive have reverted back to their instincts, and have turned Tokyo, Japan into a jungle. This post-apocalyptic world serves as the setting for “Tokyo Jungle,” one … Read More

Playstation Vita Takes Handhelds to the Next Level

March 21, 2012 |

The Playstation Vita is the perfect device to distract you from doing anything productive ever again. If you’re looking for that special something to subtly drive you towards flunking out of college your search is over.

On Feb. 22, … Read More

'Mass Effect 3' is a Gaming Epic

March 14, 2012 |

Last Tuesday, March 6, after years of waiting, “Mass Effect 3” finally hit the shelves, much to the delight of gamers everywhere. The final installment in the story of Commander Shepard, the customizable protagonist of the franchise who can have varying gender, race and even sexual orientation based on player’s choices, and the fight to rid the galaxy of the Reapers, a genocidal sentient machine race, is the conclusion of a narrative that started with the original “Mass Effect” in 2007. Read More

'Saints Row: The Third' is Big, Dumb Fun

March 14, 2012 |

“Saints Row: The Third” is stupidity on a disc. It’s juvenile, it’s lewd, and it’s the dumbest video game you’ll ever play. And that’s precisely why it’s also one of the most fun.

If you haven’t played the first … Read More

‘Modern Warfare’ is Still Great After Third Installment

December 7, 2011 |

My daddy always told me, “Don’t fix what ain’t broke, boy. Also, it should have been you who died.” I took those words to heart, and clearly, so did Infinity Ward.

Infinity Ward, a developer gutted of many its … Read More

'Battlefield 3' Answers the Call of Duty

November 16, 2011 |

There’s something about a 12-year-old screaming obscenities at me from hundreds of miles away in a voice just quiet enough that his mom won’t hear him while she makes him a bologna sandwich upstairs that makes me froth at the mouth like Old Yeller. Read More

‘Arkham City’ Lets Players Don the Dark Knight’s Cowl

November 9, 2011 |

In no particular order, these are the three coolest things in life: 1. Me. 2. Watching Batman. 3. Being Batman.Read More

‘Child of Eden’ Combines Stunning Visuals and Enjoyable Gameplay

October 12, 2011 |

What’s your Saturday night like? Going to a party? Oh, that’s fun. Cheap beer, hazy memories and a morning of regret. Real original.Read More

"Gears of War 3" Provides Endless Entertainment

September 28, 2011 |

The first time I saw the original “Gears of War” in 2006 it inspired me to buy an Xbox 360, and when “Gears of War 2” came out in 2008, I picked it up at midnight and by 10 a.m. I had played it straight through, so naturally my expectations were high for the third entry in the Xbox 360’s staple franchise.Read More

‘Deus Ex’: For the Cyberpunk in us All

September 21, 2011 |

If you’ve never wanted to see through walls and fire missiles from your chest while simultaneously being plagued by the moral implications of said actions, then stop reading this article, because “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” isn’t for you, friend.

Set … Read More

'Resistance 3' is Irresistable

September 14, 2011 |

I ran through the dilapidated ruins of St. Louis with the explosive drive core of a downed alien gunship in my two hands, trying my best to avoid the oncoming fire of the enemy Chimera while a new found … Read More

‘HALO 3’ Annihilates Records

October 4, 2007 |

TIM ST. ONGE

For the past six years, the pinnacle of first-person shooter video games has been summed up in one word: Halo.  The Halo series has broken sales records, revolutionized the first-person shooter genre, and has become a pop … Read More