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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

‘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

‘Resident Evil 2’ does more than just reanimate an old corpse

Three million units were shipped worldwide the first week. (Photo courtesy of Capcom) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Face the music: the arts and entertainment industry has all but run out of original concepts. From Hollywood to the triple-A gaming industry, mainstream entertainment is a soulless machine that churns out tasteless remakes of timeless classics, each

‘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

Classic Game Spotlight: ‘Super Mario Sunshine:’ Hide in the shade

The game sold 400,000 copies in Japan within 4 days. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor “Super Mario Sunshine” was released on the GameCube in 2002 and has become a favorite for Mario fans over the years. For a video game to be considered great, the gameplay has to be nearly flawless and

‘Red Dead Redemption 2:’ Electric Boogaloo

An online multiplayer option is slated for release as a pubic beta in Nov. of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Rockstar Games) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor “Red Dead Redemption 2” was released on Oct. 26 to huge fanfare, as more than seven years had passed since the release of the universally acclaimed “Red Dead Redemption.” This

Micro transactions…why are they a thing? Should they be a thing?

(Photo courtesy of Electronic Arts) Shane Foley Connector Staff Anybody who has been on Reddit recently might be aware of the recent controversy regarding the micro transactions in “Star Wars: Battlefront 2.” Electronic Arts (EA) has even gone so far as to retract micro transactions from the game before launch to try and make amends

“Super Mario Party”: The frameworks of a great game

The game offers 20 playable characters, including new characters Pom Pom, Goomba and Monty Mole. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “Mario Party” is a long-standing staple on Nintendo consoles. The franchise now boasts 11 installments since its introduction in 1998, as well as a plethora of spin-off titles. “Super Mario Party” is

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