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I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

By KATELYN ROBERTS Despite the ease of access to virtually anything anywhere all of the time, technology still seems to stifle our growth as a coexisting community. Filter bubbles are the reason you see posts from your closest friends, you laugh at most of the memes in your feed and you always see oddly accurate […]

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015

Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Every June, the video game industry takes over Los Angeles with the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is more commonly known. E3 showcases new video games that are coming out, from Activision to Zynga and everything in between. While the press conferences are the crème of the crop at E3, […]

Grand Theft Auto 5 steals your life

Grand Theft Auto 5 steals your life

By JOHN CHESTNUT It has been five years since a new Grand Theft Auto game has graced home consoles. In that time there have been many ripoffs, and some games have come close to dethroning GTA as the king of open-world games. “Saints Row the 3rd” is one example. Developer Rockstar has listened and learned […]

Wait to buy next-gen consoles

Wait to buy next-gen consoles

By JOHN CHESTNUT The new age of gaming arrives this November, and the fight between Sony and Microsoft for next-gen supremacy is on. Should we as a gaming community buy into the new consoles? Short answer, no. Long answer, nope! The reason why is because Microsoft and Sony don’t really know what they are doing. […]

The Game Snob: Mass Effect 3

The Game Snob: Mass Effect 3

By ERIC KLUMP As March 6 approached, many gamers wondered if Mass Effect 3 would be a fitting end to this series and if it could innovate and improve on an already near-perfect game. The Mass Effect series is arguably the defining series of this console generation. It gave gamers a deep and enthralling story […]

GAME SYSTEM REVIEW: Viva la vita! (Live the life)

GAME SYSTEM REVIEW: Viva la vita! (Live the life)

By D.J. ARIZMENDI Life has a certain motion. Before we can walk, we must crawl. Sony’s new portable gaming system, the PS Vita, on the other hand, has not even reached infancy but already has a running start against its competition. With one of the best launch lineups in video game history, a gorgeous OLED […]

Naughty or nice: a video game guide

Naughty or nice: a video game guide

By D.J. ARIZMENDI   I’ve got a list, and I am checking it twice. With it you will know which games this year were naughty or nice.   NICE   Playstation 3 Santa’s pick: “Uncharted 3” 2011 was the year of the three-quel. You had “Modern Warfare 3,” “Gears of War 3” and “Killzone 3.” […]

REVIEW: 'Uncharted 3' proves not all developers dream equally

REVIEW: ‘Uncharted 3’ proves not all developers dream equally

By D.J. ARIZMENDI If there ever was a console-exclusive game that could unify every gamer, of every genre, of any system, “Uncharted 3” would be that ambassador. The story is a rather simple one. Players assume the role of thrill-seeking Nathan Drake as he and  his streetwise gang seek treasure that spans across various corners […]

'Dead Island' has a strong pulse

‘Dead Island’ has a strong pulse

By D.J. ARIZMENDI Over the years I have looked at video games more as art than games, critiquing flaws and praising subtleties. “Dead Island” is the shallowest video game experience I have played in some time…and I am enjoying the hell out of it. The setup is so simple, even a zombie can understand it. […]

New to Blu

New to Blu

By DARCY ARIZMENDI   Fifteen more blu-rays will be born in this HD world between March 22 and April 5. Which ones will stand victorious on your shelf? To help you pick, use this visual aid. Also note these films are available on DVD as well.             BUY IT   […]

Review: ‘Marvel vs Capcom 3’ plays it safe

Review: ‘Marvel vs Capcom 3’ plays it safe

By D.J. OCHOA aztecpress@pima.edu Fans of the fighting series Marvel vs Capcom have waited more than 10 years for the newest installment. “Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds” has finally hit store shelves, and gives gamers the right dose of intensity. MVC3 is a fast paced, beautiful fighting game that offers a fine […]

Jump the Otis

Jump the Otis

By C. TAYLOR BOCK

New on blu

New on blu

By Darcy Arizmendi Feb 8 1.I Spit on your grave 2.Life as we know it 3.Paranormal Activity 2 4.You again 5.For Colored Girls 6.It’s Kind of a Funny Story 7.My soul to Take 8.Wild Target Feb 15 1.Unstoppable 2.Waiting for “Superman” 3.Summer wars Feb 22 1.Due Date 2.Flcl: Complete Collection 3.The Stieg Larsson Trilogy (The […]

Gamer fan site becomes thriving business

Gamer fan site becomes thriving business

By CONRAD PURSLEY aztecpress@pima.edu   When Reid Young started a fan site in 1997 for the Super Nintendo classic “Earthbound,” he had no idea what he was unleashing.   Starmen.net and its sister merchandise website, Fangamer.net, created a vibrant online community for classic game fans and an online business that defies the ailing economy. “Starting […]

Assassin’s Creed: All’s good in the brotherhood

Assassin’s Creed: All’s good in the brotherhood

By DARCY ARIZMENDI aztecpress@pima.edu   “Assassin’s Creed 2” was considered one of last year’s best games. This was mostly due to the highly improved gameplay mechanics, including more variety than the original game. Does “Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” continue to kill its audiences?   As much as I want to set up the story for anyone […]