Games articles

‘Pokemon’ and ‘Tekken’ combine for a unique experience

Shane Foley  Connector Editor 2016 marks the year when the “Pokken Tournament” hype train comes to a close. A year ago, all we had was a picture of a Lucario fighting a Machamp; now, we have a full-fledged game. Being a collaboration between The Pokemon Company, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Soulcalibur producer Masaaki Hoshino, nobody

Classic Game Review: ‘Metal Gear Solid’

The number of enemies in “Metal Gear Solid” forces the player to think strategically (Photo courtesy of Konami) Shane Foley Connector Editor It is often said that “the devil is in the details.” In terms of gaming, this cliché is well known, since attention to detail can make or break the success of a game.

Classic game reviews: ‘Metroid Fusion’

Shane Foley Connector Editor Nintendo handheld represent are a genre that has been typically construed as being dominated by Pokemon games. Each new installment in the series tends to be among the highest selling, with Pokemon X/Y currently selling the most for the Nintendo 3DS. This scrutiny may, though, overshadow some great titles that Nintendo

Classic Game Review: ‘Pokemon Yellow’

“Pokémon Yellow” helped the Nintendo franchise launch into mainstream popularity after being released in the United States in 1999. (Courtesy of Game Freak, Inc.) Shane Foley Connector Editor In the last 20 years, Pokémon has transformed from a Japanese video game to a cornerstone of worldwide culture. Fans could not even watch the Super Bowl

Classic game review: ‘Super Mario World’

“Super Mario World” featured various hidden vines, pipes and other secrets. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Editor The 21st Century has already seen many classic games be ported to contemporary consoles. With Nintendo’s E-Shop, they can ensure that the most valued titles in their catalog can be played by today’s gamers in their

Classic Game Review: ‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’

“A Link to the Past” was released by nintendo in 1991 (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley  Connector Editor Celebrating its 25th anniversary last year, “The Legend of Zelda” now enjoys the status of being one of Nintendo’s longest surviving franchise. Due to their large history, they now have a large fan-base that spans younger

Indie game spotlight: ‘The Witness’

Courtesy Photo Brendan Jacques Connector Staff When it comes to creating and releasing a video game, or any other form of entertainment for that matter, there’s a tendency for the creator to build their game around a marketable ‘twist’. That twist can be anything from “It’s a military shooter, but with vehicles” to more complex

UMass Lowell going wild about ‘Fallout 4’

Courtesy of Bethesda Game Studios Richard Budd Connector Staff With a considerable number of hours in the post-apocalyptic Boston of “Fallout 4” under his belt, UMass Lowell student David DaCosta was impressed. “I went in with lower expectations as a fan of the series, and was wary of the changes I heard were made, but

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