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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“Harvest Moon” has lost its edge

On Nov. 4, Natsume yet again released its redundant farming simulator under a new title, "Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley." Since its first installment on the SNES, the Harvest Moon series has been making...

“Grim Fandango” is still great, but filled with grim bugs

Double Fine has finally revived one of Tim Schafer’s best-known and least-played adventure games from his days at LucasArts. Those of us who were too young or bound by the limits of our computers...

“Kingdom Hearts 3” unlocks a satisfying end to a venerable series

For over 13 years, fans of the Kingdom Hearts series have waited for a true sequel to “Kingdom Hearts 2,” which released in 2005 on the PS2. During this wait, Square Enix has been...

Beta Scan: Mid-October preview!

It’s been a great month for games, starting off with “Super Smash Bros.” on the 3DS, (with the Wii U version coming up in November), “Driveclub” on the PS4 and “The Evil Within” on...

Nintendo Switch Gaming Guide

After much rumor and speculation, Nintendo’s seventh major home console has finally arrived in the form of the Nintendo Switch. The aptly named tablet-based console lets users seamlessly “switch” from playing on the TV...

“God of War” isn’t perfect, but it’s an unequivocal masterpiece

No spoilers. You’re welcome. Few games are as deserving of the descriptor “epic” as much as those in the “God of War” series. It plays like a Japanese-developed hack-and-slash but is presented with the grandeur...

“Titanfall” not quite titanic

Ever since it was announced, “Titanfall” has been hyped as the next big step in gaming. If you’ve been living under a rock, “Titanfall” is an online-only, competitive, futuristic first-person shooter (FPS) exclusive to...

“Assassin’s Creed 3” Video Game Review

While actually the fifth in the series, “Assassin’s Creed 3” puts an end to the tale of men running around historical settings in white bed sheets. In this final chapter of bed sheet men,...

Beta Scan: “The Last of Us” Review

On June 14, greatness arrived in the form of Playstation 3-exclusive video game, "The Last of Us." The game is a faultless blend of survival-horror, action and adventure genres that work together to further...

Beta Scan: October Update

Here are some of October’s notable releases. They are ranked in order of what I am most excited for, but I suggest trying out any of the games on this list! Beyond: Two Souls (PS3): This...