Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Classic, unsung video game soundtracks

By Jackson Maxwell

November 25, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

When the casual person thinks of the soundtrack to a video game, a few things come to mind. If they’ve played it before, they may think of the haunting Gregorian chant that serves as the theme to the “Halo” series. Or they...

The best horror video games

By Cory J. Willey

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Technology, Video Games

Every gamer has been there, clinging to their controller, hands clammy from terror as they hesitantly crawl down a corridor. Their eyes begrudgingly glued to the screen as they await the next jump-scare that will send them cowering be...

“The Walking Dead” infects video games, webisodes

By Araz Havan

October 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television, Video Games

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Oct. 13 for its fourth season. For the hordes of people – nine million, in fact – who saw the Season 3 finale, it has been a long wait. Even though the finale was the most watched episode of the series, the show ended on a we...

The world of Worlds Apart Games

By Araz Havan

April 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

There’s a corner of Amherst center where railroads are bought, cities are built, timber is traded for grains, and then later it’s all packed back into a box and put away. Worlds Apart Games is the country’s first not-for-profit gamer collective, the top of their website ...

Most anticipated games of 2013

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

January 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Last year delivered its share of video game hits. Games like Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Resident Evil 6 had fans camping outside of stores for hours before the game’s midnight releases. Still, just like it does every year, the video ...

Modern games to make you pull your hair out

By Tim Jones

November 7, 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...

Will Girl Gamers ever become just Gamers?

By Rachel Arlin

October 31, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Recently, I was watching the news, and a recent study found that more and more women are starting to play videogames. It may, however, not be in the way you expect. Women tend to play more iPhone app games than men. Though not...

Video games that every horror movie fan will love

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

October 26, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

If you can’t get enough gore and bone-rattling scares from horror movies, there are plenty of video games that you’re not going to want to miss out on. Here are the games that stand at the top of them all, packed with plenty...

Top Video Games to Look Forward to in November

By Ryan Sacco

October 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

November for video games is like summer for movies. It’s when blockbuster games come out and when fans line up outside game shops for midnight releases. This November is looking to be like one of the greatest for video game...

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...

Are U ready for Nintendo’s newest console?

By Rachel Arlin

October 19, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

It seems like just yesterday when the Wii came out. But it was six years ago. Nintendo has not produced a non-portable gaming console since then. Furthermore, Nintendo hasn’t produced anything nearly as innovative as the...

Gotta catch ’em all

By Chris Trubac

October 15, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

It was nearly 15 years ago that the first “Pokémon ” games were released in North America for the Nintendo Game Boy console. Offering a captivating role-playing experience, “Pokémon ” quickly found its niche after the release of the beloved “Pokémon  Red Version” and “Pokémon  B...