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‘Superliminal’ Offers a Whole New Perspective

‘Superliminal’ Offers a Whole New Perspective

(Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Superliminal” is what would happen if “Inception” was a platformer. Released on November 5 by Pillow Castle on all consoles, “Superliminal” is a puzzle platform game reminiscent of the “Portal” series by Valve. The player follows a character through their dreams, controlling the environment by where they

‘Among Us’ Vents into the Spotlight

(Photo Courtesy of InnerSloth) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Among Us” is the best advertisement for John Carpenter’s 1982 film “The Thing” to date. First released on June 15, 2018 to Android and iOS, “Among Us” has seen a rapid resurgence in popularity in late 2020. “Among Us” is an online roleplaying game meant for anywhere

UMass Lowell and the City of Lowell Sow the Seeds for a Sustainable Future

(Courtesy of UMass Lowell) The university has four solar arrays, located on the roofs of Costello Gym, Bourgeois Hall, Leitch Hall and Dugan Hall, consist of 1,172 panels that combined can produce 246 kW of power. Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff The world is changing. For better or for worse, today’s world is in a constant

“Tropico 6” burns bright, but dies young

“Tropico 6” was the fastest selling game in the franchise to date. (Photo courtesy of Kalypso Media) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff The fun, laughter and managerial horrors of being a dictator is open for anyone in “Tropico 6.” First released on March 29, 2019 for PCs and Sept. 28 for console, “Tropico 6” is a

“Fire Emblem: Three Houses”: Flawed but fun

“Three Houses” is the first “Fire Emblem” game for a home console since 2007. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff Turn-based strategy games are hard to come by these days. Whether they are falling into obscurity because of other genres, or because its games are just bad, the genre has failed to gain

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

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