video games

Commentary
6:30 am
Thu May 21, 2015

'House Of Wolves' Expands A Rich Universe

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I’ve spent a lot of time with Bungie’s massively multiplayer first person shooter Destiny. I first talked about it on here about a year ago, and a lot has happened in the game since.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Games To Keep In Your Pocket

Screenshot from 'Steven Universe: Attack the Light'
Samuel McConnell KMUW

I’ve been away from home a lot lately, so I haven’t been playing much in the way of console or board games lately. I always have a few games with me though, on my smartphone.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu April 9, 2015

How To Have A Truly Memorable Gaming Vacation

Akihabara, Tokyo's "Electric Town"
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There is a lot of gaming to be had in Wichita, with our excellent tabletop gaming stores, a video gaming bar and multiple board game events all over town, but sometimes you have to travel away from home to find unique gaming experiences.

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Your Move
6:30 am
Thu March 12, 2015

We're Getting The Band Back Together!

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Normally, when I have friends over to play games, I break out board games or card games, but there are also a bunch of video games that are great for parties - Fibbage, Just Dance, Wii Sports, and of course the Mario Party series. My favorite party game ever, though, is Rock Band.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Some Treasures From The Super Nintendo Era

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I keep a bunch of old game consoles hooked up at home to play some of my classic games, and most often recently I’ve found myself reaching for my Super Nintendo.

Yoshi’s Island is actually a prequel to all of the other Mario games. You play the game as a family of little green dinosaurs called "Yoshis," taking baby Mario home after a botched kidnapping. If you get hit by something in the game, Mario falls off your back and starts crying, and you have to get him back before the kidnappers take him away again.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

New 3DS Features Are Worth The Upgrade

The New Nintendo 3DS XL
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When I play my Nintendo 3DS, I almost never use the 3D feature. It’s really cool-- it lets you see the game in 3D without having to wear 3D glasses like you do at the movie theater. But the field of view where it works is very narrow. If you shift your hands even slightly, like you would if, say, you’re playing a video game, the 3D effect breaks and everything on the screen gets very blurry.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Your Move: PAX South

The expo hall at PAX East in Boston, 2013
Credit Samuel McConnell / KMUW

Back in 1998, a couple kids in Spokane, Wash. started a webcomic called Penny Arcade. It became incredibly popular, and from that, they were able to start a yearly expo for gaming and gamers. So, in 2004, they had the first Penny Arcade Expo, also known as PAX.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu January 1, 2015

Gaming Resolutions For The New Year

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2014 was a great year for gaming. We saw some fantastic games like Transistor, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Turn These Characters Into REAL Action Figures

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“Toys to Life” is a relatively new genre of video game that lets you take physical toys and play with them inside a video game.

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Commentary
10:33 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Your Move: Holiday Releases

Kevin Spacey in 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

The holiday season is always big for entertainment. Lots of big movies come out, and video games, too.

The new entry in the Call of Duty series, Advanced Warfare, came out earlier this month. The series is best known for its multiplayer, but I really enjoyed the single player campaign. The story wasn’t overly complex, but it was compelling, not unlike a big Hollywood action movie. The appearance of Kevin Spacey as a villain in the vein of his character in "House of Cards" was a pleasant surprise.

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