video game

November 16, 2013 - 4:39pm
Review: 'Grand Theft Auto 5' has been criticized for its level of violence, but the game uses that violence to create a social commentary. Narratively and technically, the latest game in the franchise is a masterpiece.

There are so many video games out now that it takes a little extra to stand out above the rest. Standard shooters, action-adventure, puzzle, even dance, they all need to be at the forefront of innovation to elevate themselves above the competition. Grand Theft Auto 5 does this through social commentary and by being extraordinary on multiple types of gameplay.

November 13, 2013 - 8:23pm
Follow the flow chart to decide which next generation console is right for you.

Video game fans will soon have to decide which of the new consoles they prefer.

Graphic by Jessica Cabe

November 17, 2009 - 12:31am
Heavy metal gets the video game treatment in "Brütal Legend," the new game featuring Jack Black.

 Combining unique worlds and laugh-out-loud dialogue is nothing new for video game designer Tim Schaffer.  From the alien controlled future in “Day of the Tentacle” to the Aztec-inspired afterlife of “Grim Fandango,” he’s made a career of it.  But with his latest game, “Brütal Legend” (available for Xbox360 and Playstation 3), he’s added his love of all things heavy metal.  And this affection, evident from the smallest details of a character’s wardrobe to the unnecessary umlauts in the title, helps to...