Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Three video games to look forward to this fall

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

October 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

The winter season is usually when the most anticipated videogames are set be released because of parents’ willingness to dish out more cash for the holidays, but this fall season is seeing some major blockbusters hit the shelves way before the first snowfall. Some of the m...

Will Final Fantasy destroy itself?

By Stephen Margelony-Lajoie

September 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Earlier this month, the video game company Square Enix announced the next current-gen installment of its critically acclaimed “Final Fantasy” series. The series, which has been in the hands of almost every role-playing game lo...

Top 5 – Most Relaxing Video Game Music

By Reggie Kwok

August 16, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Video Games

Tired of your old traditional Mozart and classical music? Want to try something different?  Why not listen to some video game music? This list of top five video game music contains the most relaxing music suitable for ...

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...

Mitchell: New edition of original Halo brings nostalgia

By Jeff Mitchell

March 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

Clinging to the past is an integral part of the human condition. We look back on childhood memories with love and endearment – flashlight tag, swimming out by the old creek or shutting yourself in your bedroom for eight ...

Pop culture abuzz with Halo 4 release on the way

By Jeff Mitchell

March 6, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

With the imminent release of “Halo 4,” the video game culture is abuzz. This new installment will be headed by 343 Industries, which recently oversaw the development of “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.” The “Anniversary...

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 17, 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...

Worlds Apart Games a hidden gem in Amherst

By Jeff Mitchell

February 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Video Games

It would be hard to ignore the flyers plastered in bathroom stalls and stairwells advertising for Worlds Apart Games. For some it might fade into the scenery, but for others the intrigue might be enough to merit investigation. If...