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Choose ‘Monster Hunter: Generations’ and hunt no more

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Monster Hunter: Generations” is a celebration of all its predecessors. Released in the U.S. on July 15, 2016, “Generations” is the eighth localized installment of the “Monster Hunter” series. “Monster Hunter” is exactly what it says on the tin: players hunt monsters. Armed with nothing but their wits and some bottom-feeder

Same old zombies, just new scenery: Call of Duty ‘WWII’ is nothing special

Call of Duty WWII came out on Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy of Sledgehammer Games) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Plain and simple, “Call of Duty: WWII” is nothing new. It is a standard approach. The tried and true “Call of Duty” homage to World War II. Anyone who sunk a couple hours of their childhood into

‘Metroid: Samus Returns’ After 18 Years

MercurySteam and Nintendo collaborated on “Metroid: Samus Returns.” (Courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Contributor “Metroid: Samus Returns” does its predecessor “Metroid II: Return of Samus” justice in this amazing remake. Released on September 15, 2017, the player follows the bounty hunter Samus Aran on her mission to terminate a deadly alien species, the titular

‘Destiny 2’ returns to the same troubled solar system

The PC version of “Destiny 2” will be released October 24, 2017. (Courtesy of Activision) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor The squad-based, sci-fi, first-person shooter and massively-multiplayer online game “Destiny” first hit shelves in September 2014. Highly anticipated, the game fell flat on its face initially. Riddled with bugs and driven by the worst loot drop

‘Pokemon Colosseum:’ Or walk in a desert for 40 hours

‘Pokemon Colosseum’ was the best-selling RPG released on the GameCube. (Courtesy of The Pokemon Company) Shane Foley Connector Staff In comparison to its two predecessors, “Pokemon Colosseum” was a large departure for the line of main console “Pokemon” games. Although the “Pokemon Stadium” entries were popular, The Pokemon Company elected to stray away from the

‘Shadowrun Dragonfall:’ A different type of RPG

The first edition of the Shadowrun tabletop game premiered in 1989. (Courtesy of Hare Brained Schemes) Bill Aghababian Connector Contributor The “Shadowrun’ RPG has long been one of the most popular systems in the tabletop genre. It features a very distinct cyberpunk setting which incorporates traditional fantasy elements such as elves and magic into a

‘Battlegrounds’ raises the bar for competitive shooters

“PUBG” was developed by Bluehole Studios with Brendan Greene, otherwise known as PlayerUnknown, as the lead director. (Courtesy of Bluehole Studios) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor First, some context: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is a multiplayer third-person shooter that takes inspiration from “battle-royale”-style fiction such as “The Hunger Games.” At the beginning of each match, 100 players are

‘Nioh’ brings the Samurai Spirit to PS4

“Nioh” began development in 2004 and was originally an adaption of “Oni,” an unfinished film script written by legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. (Courtesy of Koei Tecmo) Abram Spinney Connector Contributor The year 2017 is looking to become a festive year in the world of gaming with an upcoming string of big titles such as

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