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‘Shadowrun Dragonfall:’ A different type of RPG

‘Shadowrun Dragonfall:’ A different type of RPG

The first edition of the Shadowrun tabletop game premiered in 1989. (Courtesy of Hare Brained Schemes) Bill Aghababian Connector Contributor The “Shadowrun’ RPG has long been one of the most popular systems in the tabletop genre. It features a very distinct cyberpunk setting which incorporates traditional fantasy elements such as elves and magic into a

‘Battlegrounds’ raises the bar for competitive shooters

“PUBG” was developed by Bluehole Studios with Brendan Greene, otherwise known as PlayerUnknown, as the lead director. (Courtesy of Bluehole Studios) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor First, some context: “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” is a multiplayer third-person shooter that takes inspiration from “battle-royale”-style fiction such as “The Hunger Games.” At the beginning of each match, 100 players are

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

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,

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

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