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The Teardown: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

The Teardown: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Michael Leri

March 19, 2015

Millions upon millions of people flock to AMC's The Walking Dead each week, much like an actual flock of zombies. Millions of people also flocked to Telltale Games’ brilliant adventure game based on the series. You’d think going two for two would be a good place to call it quits but that would jus...

The Teardown: Aliens: Colonial Marines

The Teardown: Aliens: Colonial Marines

Michael Leri

March 5, 2015

My dog pissed on me once. I don’t know why. I usually have to pay a tiny Asian woman to do that. However, this showed me early in life that your favorite things won’t hesitate to drop trou and use your body as a glorified toilet. However, nothing has prepared me for the Cleveland Steamer that Aliens: Col...

How does the port strike actually affect us?

Tami Benedict

February 21, 2015

If you've been somewhat paying attention to the news, you know that the west coast ports, yes even the one in Oakland, are currently on strike and it doesn't seem likely that it will end anytime soon. Currently, the ports are congested with backed up vessels waiting to be unloaded and taken to thei...

The Teardown: Escape Dead Island

The Teardown: Escape Dead Island

Michael Leri

February 19, 2015

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: November 18, 2014 Average Score: 40, 32, 52 I didn’t think it would happen, on the first Teardown of 2015 no less, but a game for this column finally broke me. I didn’t finish Escape Dead Island. However, I didn’t need to endure the entirety of the game to come to the conclusion tha...

“Saints Row IV: Re-Elected” Deserves Impeachment

“Saints Row IV: Re-Elected” Deserves Impeachment

Michael Leri

February 5, 2015

Saints Row IV was a colossal bummer on all fronts. Remastered games generally give titles a second chance to right the wrongs of its first release or at least yield a more convenient way to access the classics. There's a reason why companies keep gussying up old titles and putting them on new hardware. Co...

The Teardown: Metro: Last Light: Redux

The Teardown: Metro: Last Light: Redux

Michael Leri

November 20, 2014

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Release Date: August 26, 2014 Average Scores: 83, 84, 84 I saw the Gamefly envelope resting on my bed and my heart sank into my gut (which could have been Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew now that I think about it). I had one thought: "Fuck. This better not be another Ni...

The Resident Evil Within – The Evil Within Review

The Resident Evil Within – The Evil Within Review

Michael Leri

November 14, 2014

Platforms: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC Release Date: October 14, 2014 There has been nothing worse in gaming than Resident Evil's fall from grace. Of course it would take the series' father to rectify the many mistakes Capcom made in recent years with the once-coveted franchise.. Shinji Mikami, one of th...

The Teardown: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

The Teardown: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Michael Leri

November 5, 2014

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: March 18, 2014 Average Scores: 43, 50, 49 I am sorry, dear reader. I have failed you. But not as much as I failed myself. Just a few weeks ago, I made a promise to not play another new Ninja Gaiden game. I lied. I goofed. I fucked up. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z shot through my mail...

Top Ten Scariest Video Games

Michael Leri

October 29, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQbYuxblI1E I am not too much of a horror movie buff. Jason Vorhees is merely a retired hockey goalie that hates horny teenagers, from what I have heard and Freddy Krueger, and to me, is the last fighter in the latest Mortal Kombat. I prefer to pick up a controller for ...

The Gaming Guild @ SF State

Olympia Zampathas

October 25, 2014

Walking down the halls of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) building on a late Monday afternoon in September, you do not expect to hear much beside the typical shuffling of feet and professors lecturing to a group of tired students who very well might be regretting their decision to take ...

The Terrible Cesspit of Internet Terrorism

Michael Leri

October 23, 2014

The "gamer" label has always been peculiar to me. A tag like that only pigeonholes a person through one aspect of their life. Besides that, it does not have the best image that gets associated with it. Especially now. Anita Sarkeesian, the host of the successfully-Kickstarted Feminist Freque...

Booze, Games, and Comfort

Caty McCarthy

October 23, 2014

A sword has just been thrown across the field unexpectedly, its victim yelling at their opponent for hitting them, as the perpetrator gleefully sprints across the arena, awaiting his reward of being devoured by a giant dragon-monster-thing. Elsewhere, a man groans in agony as the gigantic flaming...

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