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Games as Cinematic Experiences

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–As video games have progressed, they have gone from simplistic, pixelated screens to full-fledged experiences, often with as much effort put into story, music, and visuals as a major feature film. Games often have voice actors, well-thought-out plots, and composed soundtracks to set the mood. But in games themselves, there is something that allows the […]

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Best Games of the Fall 2015 Season

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Games come out at an extraordinary rate; at any time of year, there is always an upcoming release of a major title to look forward to. The fall months, however, are primarily known for having multiple big-name releases annually, with classics such as “The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim,” “Borderlands 2,” and most of […]

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Does "Halo 5" Miss the Mark?

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–“Halo” is a long-running first-person shooter video game series exclusively for Xbox consoles. The first game in the series, “Halo: Combat Evolved,” was released in the fall 2001 and was the start of my relationship with the Halo series. I have played every single “Halo” over the last fifteen years. It is definitely the […]