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Handheld system throwdown

Handheld system throwdown

Nathan Mendelowitz

February 6, 2013

When it comes to handheld gaming, Nintendo is considered the king because of multiple successes with the GameBoy, GameBoy Advance and the Nintendo DS. Many companies have tried to dethrone Nintendo-like Sega and Sony-but have never come close. However, the 3DS might have a true challenger this time a...

GAME THEORY: Sports games can be enjoyed by all

Nathan Mendelowitz

January 30, 2013

Whenever you hear people talk about sports games, it’s common to think of games about pro sports and jocks playing them. The former is correct, but the latter - not so much. Sports games are enjoyed by a wide range of gamers, from the hardcore to the most casual. However, I was never convinced and...

GAME THEORY: GameStop fails with expertise

Nathan Mendelowitz

May 2, 2012

With video games becoming a more widely accepted medium for entertainment, it is clear gamers need a place to go to for information and buying games. GameStop has become the biggest store solely dedicated to offering services for gamers and it’s been nice for a while. Electronics retail giant Best Buy h...

GAME THEORY: Locked content a deceptive tactic

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 26, 2012

With the ability to extend a game through downloadable content, developers have made it worthwhile to play for the long run. However, developers are beginning to lock content on the disc and require players to pay to unlock it. It no longer counts as downloadable content, but now becomes a question of...

GAME THEORY: Gamer’s diet not as poor as advertised

GAME THEORY: Gamer’s diet not as poor as advertised

State Hornet Staff

April 25, 2012

Video gamers have never been known for having good diets. The last thing on a gamer’s mind is what to eat when in a long session of game time. It’s no surprise gamers have the stigma of eating nothing but junk food and sugar-filled drinks. However, this is only true to a certain extent. Gamers d...

GAME THEORY: EA should have a heart for gamers on a budget

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 14, 2012

Paying for online play has become a norm for gamers. With millions of subscribers to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network; it’s clear gamers are willing to pay for the services. However, video game company Electronic Arts has implemented a new online pass to play its games online, effectively alienat...

GAME THEORY: Midnight releases worth the sleep deprivation

GAME THEORY: Midnight releases worth the sleep deprivation

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 5, 2012

Video games are one of the largest mediums of entertainment. Getting closer and closer to surpassing the movie industry, video games are making names for themselves. People make a buzz about the high-profile midnight releases for movies, so it makes sense that people should do the same for video games. Thankfu...

GAME THEORY: Comic book fans hold high standards for video games

Nathan Mendelowitz

April 4, 2012

It’s easy to think extravagant heroes found in comic books would transition to video games nicely. Both allow people to think beyond the text with endless possibilities. Comics create an exciting world and video games allow people to play and control those worlds. However, they don’t transition wel...

GAME THEORY: Developers need to be more creative with ports

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 28, 2012

Being able to download classic games and arcade favorites on consoles has been a breath of fresh air. It allows gamers to relive the old days and see how video games have changed over time. Developers have been hard at work releasing as many of these classics as they can but have allowed innovation to t...

GAME THEORY: Street Fighter X Tekken

Nathan Mendelowitz

March 20, 2012

The allure of "Street Fighter X Tekken" is that it pits fighters from the “Street Fighter” franchise against fighters from the “Tekken” franchise, both of which have been on opposite ends of the fighting game spectrum. But is mixing two games with different fighting engines a great idea? Ye...

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