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“Starfield”: Bethseda’s next-gen leap into space

“Starfield”: Bethseda’s next-gen leap into space

(Photo courtesy of Bethesda) “‘Starfield’ is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2023”. Ekaterina Photis Connector Editor The new Xbox exclusive, “Starfield,” is Bethesda’s first new RPG release in 25 years since the groundbreaking success of one of the most revered games of our generation, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” Set amongst the

“Tears of the Kingdom” is a soaring success

(Photo courtesy of GameRiv) “‘Tears of the Kingdom’ is an instant fan-favorite”. Morgan Mylon Connector Contributor “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” was released back on May 12, 2023. Developed and published by Nintendo, it was an immediate hit among loyal Zelda fans. “Tears of the Kingdom,” the sequel to Nintendo’s “Breath of

Counter-Strike: How the decade-old video game remains at the top

(Photo courtesy of Turtle Rock Studios) Shane Conway Connector Staff The video game “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” tops the Steam charts nearly a decade after its creation. How does this old dog still remain the toughest in the yard?  “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” or “CS: GO” for short, is a five-on-five tactical team-based first-person shooter game. In

Nobody Saves the World Video Game Review

(Photo courtesy of DrinkBox Studios) Christopher Medeiros Connector Contributor “Nobody Saves the World” blasts onto the screen as players obliterate hordes of swarming monsters. This top-down ARPG (action role-playing game) by DrinkBox Studios tosses the player into a goofy, witty and unassuming fantasy world. Players are bound to get hooked.   The illustrated graphics aptly

“Shin Megami Tensei V” released on Nintendo Switch

(Photo courtesy Twinfinite/GAMURS Group) “Shin Megami Tensei V,” though entertaining, still has limitations that need to be addressed for its Nintendo Switch edition to be fully enjoyed.  Aidan Connor Connector Contributor The latest entry in Atlus’ “Shin Megami Tensei” series is finally here on the Nintendo Switch. The few, but devout, fans of the SMT

‘Super Mario 64’ is still a shining star

“Super Mario 64” was first released in the US on Sept. 29, 1996. (Courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Staff If a person were to search “Super Mario Speedrun” on their YouTube browser, the first result will be a 120 star speedrun by gamer Siglemic. The second result is an any-percentage speedrun done in close

Choose ‘Monster Hunter: Generations’ and hunt no more

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Monster Hunter: Generations” is a celebration of all its predecessors. Released in the U.S. on July 15, 2016, “Generations” is the eighth localized installment of the “Monster Hunter” series. “Monster Hunter” is exactly what it says on the tin: players hunt monsters. Armed with nothing but their wits and some bottom-feeder

Same old zombies, just new scenery: Call of Duty ‘WWII’ is nothing special

Call of Duty WWII came out on Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy of Sledgehammer Games) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Plain and simple, “Call of Duty: WWII” is nothing new. It is a standard approach. The tried and true “Call of Duty” homage to World War II. Anyone who sunk a couple hours of their childhood into