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Indie game spotlight: ‘The Witness’

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

‘Axiom Verge’: Getting their ‘Super Metroid’ on

Courtesy of Thomas Happ Games Shane Foley Connector Editor Being a Metroid fan is tough these days. While Nintendo’s other franchises are frequently updated with new material, such as Pokémon and Zelda, the Metroid franchise has been stagnant for five years. The 3DS will see a new Metroid title named Federation Force, but it has

Adventure meets puzzles meets co-op ‘The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes’ review

Jeffrey Cullen Connector Contributor “The Legend of Zelda” is known to many as Nintendo’s signature action adventure series. So it may be surprising that Nintendo has added cooperative multiplayer and more puzzles to the mix. On Oct. 23 “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” hit stores in North America. The game combines the monster

Indie game spotlight: ‘Freedom Planet’ review

GalaxyTrail first began development on “Freedom Planet” in 2011. (Photo courtesy of GalaxyTrail) Thomas Lydon Connector Contributor Fan-made games usually do not amount to much in the long run. Sure, they may present cool new ideas and  could be fun to play, but usually, with one or two exceptions, these sorts of games amount to

Pokémon expands further into mobile world

Photo courtesy of Nintendo Jeffrey Cullen Connector Contributor For anyone wanting to catch Pokémon in real life, your dream may have just come true. About two weeks ago, Nintendo and Gamefreak, the creators of the Pokémon franchise, announced their new project partnering with Niantic Inc. titled “Pokémon GO.” Slated for a 2016 release, the main

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Undertale’ game review

Courtesy of Toby Fox Brendan Jacques Connector Editor In my opinion, the best pieces of art are the ones capable of defying genre and expectation. When people are trying to determine the worth of a particular form of entertainment, there is often a need, by the creators or the consumers, to categorize it within set genres,

‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ review

Brendan Jacques Connector Editor Oh, how the times change and the mighty fall to rest. For more than 28 years, the “Metal Gear” franchise has stood as a benchmark for cinematic storytelling and stealth gameplay excellence. With its unforgettable characters, stunning set-piece moments, and an outrageous sense of humor to match its storytelling prowess, the

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