All about Crtl Review

All about Crtl Review

BY SAMANTHA FOSTER

2017 ended as most years do with great highs and terrible lows, but one can't deny 2017 was a great year for the music industry. One specific example of this would be the debut album named Ctrl (pronounced as “control”) by the promising American singer/songwriter SZA (pronounced as “sizza”). Ctrl is a confessional album with fourteen tracks of personal experiences about desire, jealousy, and low self-esteem.

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Micro-transactions and Loot Boxes: What was EA Games Thinking?

Micro-transactions and Loot Boxes: What was EA Games Thinking?

BY ERIC TRAN

I have to wait how many hours to harvest my onions? That’s understandable, it’s a free mobile game so it can’t be helped. Hold on, I need how many credits to unlock this character? Jeez, I’ve already played for ten hours already. Well it is a multiplayer game, so I guess the developers want us to keep coming back.

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The Golem and the Jinni: A Book Review

The Golem and the Jinni: A Book Review

BY STEFANI MUNOZ

The Golem and the Jini is quite spectacular. Set in 19th century New York, the book charts the story of, Chava, a golem, and Ahmed, a jinni, as they navigate finding themselves within a foreign land they must learn to call home. Chava, having been created through a process of magic by a Shaman named Yehudah Schaalman, is left alone after the death of her ‘husband’ who paid for her creation so he may finally have a wife.

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James Fauntleroy: Magic Behind the Music

James Fauntleroy: Magic Behind the Music

If you’re into hip hop and R&B or just so happen to enjoy artists like Beyoncé, Drake, and J Cole, chances are you’ve listened to a song written and composed by James Fauntleroy. Largely considered to be “the man behind the curtain”, Fauntleroy has written, co-written, and produced songs for artists that went on to be nominated and win Grammys such as “That’s what I Like” by Bruno Mars, “How much a Dollar Cost” by Kendrick Lamar, and “Pusher Love Girl” by Justin Timberlake.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

BY ERIC TRAN

It’s been a long time since I’ve played a game that has had me hooked, wanting to know what’s gonna happen next, getting excited to steal that sweet armor set from the guy I’m about to kill, and saying “one more quest” at three in the morning. Kingdom Come is a fresh take on the open world RPG genre. Don’t expect this game to play like Skyrim or the Witcher 3. Warhorse Studios has taken the fantasy elements that most games do with in the medieval era, and threw them out of the tavern.

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How To Be Successful in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

How To Be Successful in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

BY CHRIS GERARDI

When it comes to multiplayer battle arena games, the genre can be quite daunting and intimidating. Putting 100 players into an arena that progressively gets smaller, while also trying to become the last player standing is no easy task, especially if it’s your first time playing. Luckily, there are a few small different strategies that you can deploy in order to have a more successful early game of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds”.

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Reigniting the Spark

Reigniting the Spark

BY CHRIS GERARDI

It’s hard to think that something you enjoyed doing everyday could become boring and too taxing. Activities that you looked forward to anxiously are instead now demoralizing and frustrating to even think about. Not having the drive, the motivation. It’s scary; and there are many out there who don’t know what they want to do.

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What Mount and Blade: Warband Taught Me About Failure

What Mount and Blade: Warband Taught Me About Failure

BY KEVIN WARD

“Your enemies take you prisoner...”​​​ is a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot if you pick up this game on Microsoft Windows, Android, macOS, Linux, Xbox One or PS4. I did back on release, September 16, 2016 for the Xbox One. It was one hell of an experience due to the time investment that was required to play the game. Steam, a game purchasing client from the Valve Corporation, tracks player time and its shown under each review.

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