The Poly Spotlight



Monday, April 25th, 2016

Return of NCAA football games?

NCAA: The EA Sports company has begun to pay former NCAA football athletes. By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Three years ago, EA (Electronic Arts) Sports, a major sports video game franchise, ran into complications regarding its popular National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football series.  As video game technology became more advanced, with more realistic graphics,...

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A Disturbance in the Force

LEGACY: The impending release of a new Star Wars game has old nerds worried about new features. By Joey Vangsness, Staff Writer Ten years after the release of the beloved Star Wars: Battlefront II, Electronic Arts (EA)...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

League of Legends: Season Four World Championships

GAMING: League of Legends gains popularity at a staggering speed in the online gaming community. By Miguel Toner, Staff Writer I was first introduced to League of Legends by Riot Gaming through my good friend Tyler. At...

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Flappy Happy

ENTERTAINMENT: A new app dominates App Stores. By Jared Kanouse, Staff Writer Flappy Bird is a simple game. Users tap the screen to make a bird flap its wings and fly upwards. This bird flies horizontally to...

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

The Need to Bleed

VIOLENCE: Grand Theft Auto Five redefines violence in video games. By Cole Nelson, Diversions Editor “Visit Los Santos and Blaine County; a place for reality TV stars, paparazzi and faith healers—see for yourself…” This advertisement for the...

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

A Far Cry from Far Cry

By Tyler Demshki, Staff Writer Some video games have the potential to become something more than simple games; they can blossom into works of art.  With beautiful writing and deep plots, these games become true artistic works. ...

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Back to the Drawing Boardgame

GAMES: In order to make up for flagging sales, many videogame companies have resorted to an unusual tactic to garner more funds. By Isabel De La Garza, Senior Writer Due to the state of the economy, videogame...

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Bioshock Reaches the Heavens

By John Burke, Staff Writer Bioshock Infinite is a stellar game with an engrossing story, creative gameplay and stunning graphics. Aside from occasionally feeling disconnected from combat and a slightly tedious middle section, I have nothing but...

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

“Gears of War Judgment:” Good but Lacking

7 April 2013 By Aaron Sanders, Diversions Editor Only two years after the epic conclusion to the Delta Squad trilogy, Gears of War is back with the first non-Marcus Fenix game, Gears of War Judgment. Gears of...

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

PlayStation 4: The Birth of a New Generation

11 March 2013 By Aaron Sanders It has begun. Years of rampant speculation are finally over as Sony, the second biggest gaming powerhouse, has decided to unveil its curtain early and announce the first next-generation console: the...

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