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Our Favorite Things: Pokemon

Our Favorite Things: Pokemon

I held my Gameboy Color tight that Christmas, flipping the switch to that yellow cartridge that led me into the world of Pokemon. Hours passed and I finally saved my game. PLAY TIME: 3:47. That couldn’t be three hours and [...]

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Nostalgic Games

Nostalgic Games

It all started with a Game Boy Color and a copy of Pokémon Silver. I got the Game Boy for my fifth birthday, and bought Pokémon shortly afterward. From then on, I was hooked. I was the kid who would spend [...]

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REVIEW: République REVIEW: République REVIEW: République

REVIEW: République

Author's Note: This review contains spoilers for Episode Two. The Gameplay section contains no major spoilers. République is a cautionary tale of surveillance and censorship in the Orwellian tradition of dystopias, although it's probably the first in which the surveillance cameras [...]

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Motherhood in Mass Effect

Motherhood in Mass Effect

In a conversation about storytelling in video games, it's impossible not to bring up Bioware's Mass Effect series. The three games in the series are known for their in-depth stories, culturally diverse universe, and a plethora of ethical and philosophical [...]

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5 Games With Cartoony Graphics

5 Games With Cartoony Graphics

Video games are composed of a lot of different elements. Gameplay and story come together to create a unique sensory experience, but the first thing people notice is usually the graphics. In honor of our Animation Month I have compiled a [...]

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Top 5 Female Gym Leaders

Top 5 Female Gym Leaders

The Pokémon games had an incredible influence on me as a kid. They were my first games, and I continue to play them today for a lot of reasons. One thing Pokémon has always done differently than most other games [...]

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Gone Home: Review

Gone Home: Review

Gone Home builds itself upon a relatively simple premise: it is the summer of 1995, and you are Katie Greenbriar, a college student just returning home from a year of studying abroad. The game begins at the doorstep of Katie's [...]

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