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‘Bayonetta 2’ review: The new queen has arrived

‘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

Yellowcard ‘Lift a Sail’ album review

Emily Toomey Connector Staff Yellowcard have recently come back with a boom with their new album “Lift a Sail.” Ultimately, vocalist Ryan Key pours his heart and soul into every song on the album. This album is certainly different from anything they’ve ever released: Key’s lyrics have much more emotional drive, featuring songs about Key’s

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

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’

Amanda Dysart Connector Staff Taylor Swift’s new album “1989” is undeniably unlike the other albums we have heard from her before: she has strayed from her country roots to pursue a more pop feel. While many feel that she is stepping across a very fine line, over 247,000 copies of her album were sold at

House of Stark serves up Rave of Thrones

Nick Crowley Connector Contributor As Kristian Nairn walks out on stage, “Hodor” chants fill both main floors of Prime Nightclub. The audience, dressed in their favorite “Game of Thrones” attire, cheer when he opens his DJ set with the show’s theme. The “Game of Thrones” star recently started the American portion of his Rave of

What’s happenin’ around town: Halloween edition

Wicked Halloween featuring Above & Beyond October 30, 7:00 p.m. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell – 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Hosted by NV Concepts, Wicked Halloween at the Tsongas Arena features the EDM trio Above & Beyond. They have been ranked as high as #4 on the World DJ charts and have performed

‘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

What ‘The Judge’ is really guilty of

David Rudderham Connector Editor “The Judge,” a film directed by David Dobkin and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall, gets the courtroom drama genre right, but that is about it. The story involves high-powered and cynical Chicago attorney Hank Palmer who is being forced to go back to his hometown to defend his father,

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