Author Archives: Vernon Gibbs

A totally accurate look at ‘TABS’

A totally accurate look at ‘TABS’

“Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” had an open alpha phase released in November 2016. (Photo courtesy of ABGames) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Total War?” No, thanks. “Hearts of Iron?” Absolutely not. “Arma?” Not even close. No, none of those compare to the realism and strategy involved in “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.” Released for early access on April

Hit the ground running with UMass Lowell’s career fairs

Vernon Gibbs  Connector Staff The process of looking for and getting a job after college is a subject that can be left neglected in the back of one’s mind until reality catches up to them. UMass Lowell hosts career fairs on an annual basis, giving students a head start in tackling the dread of finally

‘Gathering Storm’ expansion is far from destructive

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Sid Meier’s Civilization 6” has been out for over two years, and throughout that time it has been updated, rebalanced and tweaked to suit its ambitious development team. Now comes the game’s second major expansion, “Gathering Storm.” Released on Feb. 14, this expansion adds major features to how the game is

MassPIRG aims to create a better world for everyone starting with students

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff When students first get up on their feet and face the world, it can be a daunting task. When success or failure as a student hinges on the ability to trust a higher authority, it can be easy to lie down and accept the decisions of those in power, and trust

‘Civilization 6:’ From sticks and stones to nuclear apocalypse

The first major expansion for “Civilization 6” was released in Feb. 2018. (Photo courtesy of 2K Games) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff There are countless genres of video games in today’s market, yet one of the least represented is the 4X strategy game: explore, expand, exploit and exterminate. “Sid Meier’s Civilization” series has a long running

Macbeth: Killing it as usual

UMass Lowell Theatre Arts students performing “Macbeth.” (Photo courtesy of the UMass Lowell Theatre Arts department)  Vernon Gibbs Conector Staff When one first thinks of Shakespeare, their first memories with his works often come in the form of a confusing read and a paper due on Monday. The UMass Lowell Theatre Arts program disproves this

Indie game spotlight: ‘Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun’

“Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” received three German Developer Awards. (Photo courtesy of Daedalic Entertainment)  Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun” takes the stealth genre of games and cranks up its aspects to eleven. Released on Steam on December 6, 2016 by Mimimi Productions, “Shadow Tactics” follows a group of

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