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A helpless nightmare you want to keep playing: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

A helpless nightmare you want to keep playing: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

Greg Celona Connector Contributor Have you ever had one of those nightmares where you know something is chasing you, but you have no power to move or elude the inevitable terror? Now, have you ever had one of those situations that you wanted to keep going through over and over? That is what the indie

Pokémon ‘Ruby’ and ‘Sapphire’ get a new shine

Dan Medeiros Connector Staff “Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are Game Freak’s second pairing of games released in the sixth generation of Pokémon, following their 2013 releases, “Pokémon X” and “Y.” “Omega Ruby” and “Alpha Sapphire” are remakes of the Gameboy Advance’s “Pokémon Ruby” and “Sapphire,” bringing the 11-year-old games from their 2D sprite

Game remasters: The return of old classics or devious cash grabs?

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff Last week, Nintendo announced that they would be following up their hugely successful 3DS remaster of “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” by giving the same treatment to its sequel, “Majora’s Mask.” This announcement was followed by every Zelda fan on the Internet simultaneously declaring, “Well it’s about time!” Fans, including

‘Spec Ops: The Line’ retrospective review

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff The vast majority of modern video games are built around murder. From the gritty post-apocalypse of “Gears of War” to the bright, grassy plains of ‘Super Mario Bros,” there’s always some enemy standing in the way of the player’s goal, and more often than not, that enemy isn’t going to last

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ quick review

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” is the kick in the teeth the series has desperately needed. Sledgehammer Games, in their first attempt at the acclaimed series, has succeeded in bringing back the energy that the series has been lacking for years while also improving the formula in novel ways that change

‘Bayonetta 2’ review: The new queen has arrived

Henry Lopez Connector Contributor It has been four years since the original cult classic character action game “Bayonetta” carved its way onto the PS3 and Xbox 360. Due to financial reasons it seemed that fans of the original game were not going to get a sequel. Thanks to Nintendo willing to publish the game as

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs’

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff The horror genre, as a whole, seems to be one of the most depressingly neglected facets of gaming culture one can be interested in. Most major publishing studios nowadays are scared of releasing horror games out of fear of being neglected by mainstream audiences, and the few studios that try either

‘The Evil Within’ second opinion

Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “The Evil Within” is the type of game that the industry desperately needs right now. Every great horror video game franchise from the past ten years, from “Resident Evil” to “Silent Hill,” has lost sight of its roots with either too heavy a focus on action or a deluge of terrible

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