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The Defense of the Ancient All-Stars 2 game has a new patch 6.84 update arriving just in time for the professional gaming tournament called The International in Seattle.

‘DotA 2’ rebounds with new patch

May 11, 2015

“DotA 2” is one of the most intricate video games on the planet. Originally conceived as a modification of Blizzard’s “WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne” as “Defense of the Ancients All-Star...

Grand Theft Auto V

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ presents new problems for series

April 27, 2015

“Grand Theft Auto V,” the latest in Rockstar Games’ “Grand Theft Auto” series, has been re-released for PC platforms. Arguably the best version of the game for its adjustable graphics setting...

Tidal puts consumers in tug-of-war

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

As a Columbia student, it almost feels wrong to reject an idea that is allegedly designed to support artists.From musicians to photographers to journalists, many of today’s creative young adults are entering their industries in fear of lacking employment opportunities and inadequate pay for the jobs they do get.In the wake of the launch of Tidal, Jay Z’s newly purchased streaming service co-owned by 16 of the industry’s ...

“Bloodborne,” a combat-based video game, is the newest creation from director Hidetaka Miyazaki released by From Software. “Bloodborne” is available on Sony’s PS4.

‘Bloodborne’ proves no need for ‘Souls’

April 6, 2015

“Bloodborne,” an action-based, role-playing video game, takes the established formula of “Dark Souls”—a similar game that released its second version in March 2014—and expands on it. With flui...

Elbow Room

‘Elbow Room:’ the perfect party game

March 30, 2015

“Elbow Room” takes a simple concept and rolls with it: Put as many people as possible around one keyboard, have them all press one button each and the last one standing wins. It is easy to jump in...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Social media watchdogs tweet, photograph truth of Chicago crime

By Natalie Craig

March 30, 2015

I was first introduced to the Instagram account @SPOTNEWSonIG last summer when a friend told me he saw some shocking pictures on Instagram from crime scenes across Chicago. He opened the account and handed me his iPhone. I saw a bloodied body lying lifelessly on the ground near a gas station. Police surrounded the body, some crouched down for a closer look while a photographer snapped pictures of shell casings scattered a...

Real emotions run deep in ‘Coming Out Simulator 2014’ video game

Coming Out Simulator

By Colin McInerney

March 2, 2015

“Coming Out Simulator 2014” is exactly what the title implies. Those who have never experienced the very personal process of coming out as gay or bisexual can now get a sense of what the experience e...

As part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forest Claypool’s plan to modernize CTA infrastructure, the Brown and Orange line rail cars will undergo renovations this spring that to their ventilation systems, interior lighting and electronic designation signs.

Brown and Orange lines undergo renovations

March 2, 2015

The Chicago Transit Authority Brown and Orange line rail cars will be renovated this spring, giving them a more modernized look similar to the Red, Pink and Green line cars.The 3200-series rail cars on...

Notable Native: Brian Hill

Brian Hill

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

America has made a huge mistake regarding how it treats inmates, according to Brian Hill. Hill is the president and co-founder of Jail Education Solutions, a consulting firm that works with jails and c...

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D”

“Majora’s Mask 3D” shows our rose-tinted glasses were surprisingly clear

February 23, 2015

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” largely preserves the atmosphere and feeling of the original game but has numerous tweaks both subtle and obvious that largely improve and streamline the e...

Grim Fandango Remastered

Cult classic video game ‘Grim Fandango’ gets a makeover

February 16, 2015

“Grim Fandango Remastered” is the latest game in a long line of classic titles being re-released on current-generation hardware. The game has enough of a cult following to warrant its return, and with...

Head over heels: Alexander Wang pushes the seams with new denim line campaign

By Managing Editor

December 8, 2014

Fashion designer Alexander Wang debuted his new denim line, Denim X Alexander Wang, on Dec. 3 with naked and oiled-up German model Anna Ewers pictured lounging on a chair, wearing the jeans around her ankles and nothing else.There must be a better way to advertise that a $295 pair of jeans is better than $50 American Eagle jeans that I already own. If  Wang’s first attempt at advertising the jeans does not convince me, w...

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