Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Remember the sacrifices you’ve made

By Tim Jones

May 1, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Senior Columns

When I began applying to college in high school, I was certain of two things. One, that college was going to be a terrifying and difficult road. Two, that I would ultimately fall at the end. Thankfully, I was wrong about the latter, but it came close. It came ver...

Modern games to make you pull your hair out

By Tim Jones

November 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

That fact of the matter is that with video games in today’s age, some developers are opting to mainstream their titles as much as they can in order to satisfy their fans and draw new ones in. This means things like drawn-out...

Jones: Resident Evil 6 needs more credit

By Tim Jones

October 19, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

If you've been keeping up with Capcom’s Resident Evil 6, you’ll surely have noticed the overwhelming panning of the game from critics, who have called the game a complete mess and a broken shell, virtually unplayable. Claims like that...

Characters that should be in the next “Super Smash Bros.”

By Tim Jones

April 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Now that “Kid Icarus: Uprising” has been released, Masahiro Sakurai and his development team are able to work on the next installment to the very popular “Super Smash Bros.” series. It’s not likely we will see the next...

Gaming proves a positive influence for some

By Tim Jones

April 16, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

As far as my memory will allow me to remember, the first game I ever played was Bionic Commando for the original Game Boy. I remember smashing buttons frantically, trying to figure out how to jump (hint: you can’t jump). But...

Penny Arcade Exposition: The Run-down

By Tim Jones

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

The Penny Arcade Exposition, or PAX East, is intimidating, especially for newcomers to the massive gaming convention, and that’s putting it mildly. Even among fellow gamers, at least for myself, there was an overwhelming feeling when a...

Mass Effect 3, the Internet fights back

By Tim Jones

March 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living

Spoilers are abound in this article, so those who do not wish to know anything regarding Mass Effect 3 should look elsewhere. The months leading up to the game’s release, the script was leaked and I wanted nothing to do wi...

Why you most likely won’t survive the zombie apocalypse

By Tim Jones

March 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Lifestyle

It’s no doubt that zombies, with their rotting flesh and tendencies to devour human brains, are considered to be popular among some groups in today’s society. With video games, movies and books dedicated to the lore of...

Pokémon series needs fresh ideas

By Tim Jones

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

The Pokémon series was responsible for a good chunk of my childhood. Engaging in the morally ambiguous act of imprisoning random creatures and using them for personal battles was a solid formula that has managed to keep new generations of tr...

Sexuality in video games sometimes harmful

By Tim Jones

February 16, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

So where exactly are the strong female protagonists in video games? They’re out there, but more often than not they’re pushed aside in favor of hypersexual women who pander to our most hyperbolically crass idea of how a woman...

The top useless Final Fantasy characters

By Tim Jones

February 6, 2012

Filed under Video Games

Caution: There are many spoilers in this article. Final Fantasy is a series that doesn’t really need an introduction as it speaks for itself quite well. But for every entourage of cast members in the games, there...

How Resident Evil 6 should evolve

By Tim Jones

January 30, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Capcom has recently revealed the trailer for Resident Evil 6 – the latest installment in the Resident Evil series to be announced – and so far, it looks promising. However, promises won’t mean anything if Capcom leaves concerns...