Mass Effect 2’s overall Sheen suffers from flaws

By Jordyn Marcellus

Bioware has crafted another fun, yet flawed, space romp with Mass Effect 2. The Edmonton-based video game developer’s sequel to their extremely popular 2007 space opera focuses on expanding the game’s universe and adding new races and moral choices to their futuristic sci-fi military shooter. Mass Effect 2 opens with main character Commander Sheppard’s death.… Continue reading Mass Effect 2’s overall Sheen suffers from flaws

Procrastination tips for finals

By Kirstin Morrell

LAN gaming has stormed campus, leaving a swath of bleary-eyed students shirking their studies for the joy of fragging their peers. Local Area Network games, such as Unreal Tournament or Counterstrike, are played on a group of computers networked together so your opponents are controlled by real people rather than just the computer. Currently, there… Continue reading Procrastination tips for finals

Does video-game violence lead to the real thing?

By Kirstin Morrell

It’s only a game, right? Last month’s release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City revived the controversy surrounding realistically violent video games.Some people, notably parents, are alarmed at the possible influence these games have on young people. Others see this as overreaction. In either case, with the success of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 3,… Continue reading Does video-game violence lead to the real thing?

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

By Kirstin Morrell

Some days, it’s just good to be evil.Rockstar Games’ newest release in the Grand Theft Auto series, GTA: Vice City, is just as violent as its controversial predecessor, with the main character Tommy Vercetti hacking and burning his way up the Mafia hierarchy. Players complete missions, such as drive-by shootings and instigating a gang war,… Continue reading Grand Theft Auto: Vice City