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“Call of Duty: Vanguard,” the newest installment in the “Call of Duty” series, will be released on Nov. 5. The multiplayer beta, which allowed players to try the game’s multiplayer mode before release, proves to be promising despite a few issues. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

Review: ‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ beta revives the first-person shooter

By Brian Savino, Contributing Writer October 18, 2021

It’s mind-blowing that developers have churned out a new “Call of Duty” game almost every year since 2003. As November approaches, fans are dutifully preparing for the latest addition to the franchise,...

Though historical revisionism is an issue in video games, taking liberties with the details can enhance the game play experience. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ demands historical distortion

By Brian Savino, Contributing Writer September 20, 2021

The spread of misinformation is as rampant as ever, and video games are no exception to this. Despite the need for historical accuracy in both scientific and political fields revolving around topics like...

Video games depend on delivery on many different fronts. Stars Wars: Battlefront II is close to that but not quite. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ lacks gameplay balance

By Brian Savino, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

As the technology behind video games advances, developers are eager to incorporate the best graphics, audio and cosmetics into their games. But these aspects are not the only things that make a game enjoyable...

Former Bethesda lead artist Nathan Purkeypile spoke to WSN on working on “Skyrim” and the “Fallout” series. With over 14 years of experience, Purkeypile has a long established a name for himself. (Image courtesy of Nathan Purkeypile)

Former Bethesda lead artist discusses working on ‘Skyrim’ and the ‘Fallout’ series

By Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor April 29, 2021
Having worked at the studio for over 14 years, Nate Purkeypile reflects on his time designing some of the most beloved RPGs of all time.
Before Your Eyes features a unique gameplay set in the afterlife guided by a ferryman. Players move through the story with blinking tracked by webcam. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

‘Before Your Eyes’ encourages its players to be more present

By Nathan Hughes, Contributing Writer April 23, 2021

I wouldn’t consider myself to be a gamer. In fact, I had not played an entire video game in years, before sitting down this week to play Will Hellwarth and Skybound Games’ newest creation, “Before...

Playstation owners are now able to obtain free games that are playable on the PS4, PS5, and Playstation VR exclusives. Sony is continuing its Play at Home initiative to help people combat the second year of the pandemic. (Photo by Shy Mitchell)

Playstation just gave away a bunch of games for free, and you should play all of them

By Nathan Chizen, Video Games Editor March 30, 2021

As we begin the second year of the pandemic, dread, boredom and anxiety continue to eat away at all of us. In order to combat this, Sony decided to continue its “Play at Home” initiative. For all Playstation...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released on March 20, 2020, is a life simulation game played in real-time on the Nintendo Switch. “New Horizons” provided its users a virtual safe haven during the first months of the pandemic. (Staff Photos by Nathan Chizen, Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

The bittersweet joy of returning to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

By Nathan Chizen, Video Game Editor March 23, 2021

After months of not even thinking about my island, Windsblow, I decided to return to my home in “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” one year after its release date.  When the game came out on March...