Author: Cameron Simek

Gaming for the greater good

Have you ever wanted to perform charitable acts but don’t want to venture too far outside of your comfort zone? Can you play video games for hours on end without stopping? Do you have the ability to stream your game play for the world to see? If the answer to those questions is yes, then Extra Life may be the charity for you. Most people don’t view gamers as the most charitable types. The world probably thinks of some kid in his or her parent’s basement sweating over a controller. However, the generosity of some in the gaming community...

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Update

With Thor: The Dark World out it’s about time for an update on what everyone’s favorite comic book company is getting up to. Marvel has a lot of projects in the pipeline, and they are gearing up to make sure the Marvel universe is as prolific as possible. The phase one films were a decent start to building an Avengers franchise for Marvel. The quality of their films has only increased since those films, as Marvel was bought out by Disney and were given their own studio. Not having to farm out their movies and characters to other studios...

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

No series has been able to keep up with the train that is Call of Duty. A series that started as a “Medal of Honor killer” lived up to its plan and quickly expanded to become a yearly franchise. Much like sports games, Call of Duty doesn’t change much between installments, but it does add a few slight improvements, and a new story every year. This time Infinity Ward, the company that started it all had the reigns of creating the game. They share the burden with Treyarch, who released Black Ops II last year. With only a two-year...

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You are not alone

Written by Cameron Simek, @skabomb, [email protected] Photo by Melissa Henrie   “Kill Yourself.” We see these words written and hear them spoken on a pretty regular basis. No one ever thinks about what they really mean. It’s just something to say when you’re upset at someone. “Kill Yourself.” The only thought that passed through my brain as I sat in my room struggling with the decision of ending my life. I’ve always struggled with depression. In high school I made an attempt to take my life, and when it failed I decided it was time to tell my then-girlfriend that I had...

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Pokémon X and Y review: Insert evolution pun here

Pokémon is a series that we probably all remember from our youth. Whether you played or not, it’s been around for quite a while. With the cards, the anime and the bevy of games that have been released the series continues to grow, seemingly without end. There isn’t a lot to say about the games that most people don’t already know. You start the adventure as a kid who wants to explore the world and capture as many Pokémon, or pocket monsters, as you can. You train them and eventually succeed in your goal of becoming a Pokémon master,...

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