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December 13, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Action video game offers thrilling combat

By | Mar 21, 2013

New Tomb Raider video game reveals the back story of female protagonist Lara Croft.

Review: Videogame expands tactical role playing genre

By | Feb 20, 2013

“Fire Emblem: Awakening” refines the Tactical Role Playing Genre and maintains classic features.

Review: Imaginative videogame creates magical journey

By | Jan 29, 2013

Japanese Role Playing Game “Ni no Kuni” dazzles with strong art direction and a creative storyline.

Review: ‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’ shines with permanent gameplay

By | Nov 14, 2012

The video game takes the player’s decisions in the game and makes them permanent.

Review: ‘Dishonored’ dazzles video gamers with sound effects

By | Oct 24, 2012

“Dishonored” lets players explore a dystopian city in the Victorian era and fight the guards protecting the city.

Play that funky music, game boy

By | Sep 26, 2012

The Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a newly created student-run orchestra that performs musical scores from video games.

NHL lockout looming: buy NHL ’13

By | Sep 24, 2012

Due to the NHL lockout that is going to majorly suck for all parties involved, a positive can come out of the situation: playing more NHL ’13.

Lana-palooza Fizzles Out

By The Ithacan | Mar 24, 2012

Back on January 14th, the indie media firestorm that had been brewing since the latter half of 2011 unleashed its relentless fury. I speak of Lana Del Rey’s Saturday Night Live performance.  A girl who had zero serious stage experience and lacked a full-length album was playing in the big leagues.   I will readily…

‘Skyward Sword’: Game plays up motion

By | Dec 14, 2011

As an homage to his childhood exploring forests around his hometown, Shigeru Miyamoto captured the thrill and whimsy of his adventures as the creator of “The Legend of Zelda” series.

Discovery, Discovery: Lana Del Rey

By | Dec 3, 2011

I love roadtrips. They combine two of my favorite things: driving and music. I enjoy driving six hours back to Rhode Island with nothing but my thoughts and my tunes…and the absolutely insane drivers that I constantly complain about. But roadtrips are even better with friends, especially when they have similar music tastes. Swapping iPods…

‘Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’: Dragon series fires up with fifth installment

By | Nov 30, 2011

A fantastical world where people can do whatever they please — that’s the classic concept many video games are built on. Unfortunately, game development has been stuck in a one-step-forward, two-steps-back situation as far as actually achieving that fantasy. But “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is a solid step in the right direction.

‘Gears of War 3’: Epic game ends series

By | Oct 26, 2011

In the final installment of the popular “Gears of War” series, video game development company Epic Games improves its already popular franchise by creating revamped weapon mechanics, clean-cut graphics and maintaining the always interesting, albeit cheesy, dialogue between Marcus Fenix, a soldier of the Coalition of Ordered Governments, and his platoon as they try to…