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Exploring the Impacts of Video Game Use

Exploring the Impacts of Video Game Use

Tyler Pohlman and Parker Gill

December 15, 2016

Video games have become a staple of childhood and adolescent entertainment. According to the American Psychological Association, more than 90% of children from the ages of 2 to 17 play video games. Freshman Zach Harf estimates that he spends about 10 hours a week playing video games. “Sometimes,...

‘Fallout 4’ Designers Appeal to Mass Audience, Lose Artistry

‘Fallout 4’ Designers Appeal to Mass Audience, Lose Artistry

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015

Due to the immense amount of content in Bethesda Games’ Fallout 4, 1,000 words may not seem enough for an adequate discussion. However, it is actually difficult for me to write about the game at all, as it doesn’t present any new ideas worth covering. It can be effectively summarized as a poor re...

Can Video Games Be Considered Art?

Can Video Games Be Considered Art?

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer

August 14, 2015

Since the birth of the medium, many have debated whether video games have the potential to rise to the level of artistic significance. Roger Ebert famously weighed in on it in 2010 in an article titled Video Games Can Never Be Art. Ebert maintained that video game designers are not “worthy of c...

Ten Best Games of 2013

Ten Best Games of 2013

Alexander Robison, Staff-Writer

February 5, 2014

10. Resogun Resogun is a repetitive, albeit fun title released with the Playstation 4. It bears many similarities to the classic arcade game Space Invaders. In Resogun, just like Space Invaders, the player commands a spaceship across a horizontal stage filled with polygonal enemies that the player has to ...

Beachwood Gamers Enjoy Enhanced Graphics and Storytelling with Grand Theft Auto 5

Beachwood Gamers Enjoy Enhanced Graphics and Storytelling with Grand Theft Auto 5

Harsajan Gill, Staff Writer

December 5, 2013

Freshman Shai Yulish recently raced on a motorcycle through a desert landscape. When his friend, chasing in a car, took out a gun and shot his tire flat, Yulish began to yell. He eventually calmed down, but then broke into another rage when he was “wasted” after getting into a serious accident. Of ...

New Game Consoles to be Released in Time for Holiday Shopping

New Game Consoles to be Released in Time for Holiday Shopping

Aden Stern, Staff Writer

November 7, 2013

Microsoft and Sony are set to change the world of electronic gaming at some point in November. Both companies are introducing new gaming consoles. Sony plans to release the Playstation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft will debut the Xbox One. Some of the prominent features for the Xbox One are voice recognitio...

Nintendo 3DS: A Revolution in Mobile Gaming

Nintendo 3DS: A Revolution in Mobile Gaming

Max Bleich, Editor-in-Chief (Online)

January 31, 2012

For more than thirty years, Nintendo has ruled the home and handheld console markets, selling hundreds of millions of products to gamers around the world. One of Nintendo’s most significant strengths has been its Apple-like approach to innovation in both hardware and software. The company constantly...