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‘Battlefront’ Puts Gamers Where the Action Is

DANIEL ANTOLIN
El Vaquero Staff Writer

December 10, 2004

"Star Wars: Battlefront " makes reliving Episodes I and II bearable and the original trilogy more of a treat. Online play, however, is sluggish for this first-person shooter game. Depending on which militia one is a part of, up...

Metroid Sequel ‘Echoes’ Its Predecessor

Dana Clark
(MSU Reporter)

December 10, 2004

Fans of Nintendo's "Metroid Prime" can find more of the same in "Metroid Prime 2: Echoes." Though the location is different and the enemy is more menacing, life as Samus Aran is same old. Much like in the fi...

‘Madden 2004’ a Touchdown Ahead of its Opponents

ARIN MIKAILIAN
El Vauqero Staff Writer

October 10, 2003

Finally after a long and difficult season I was finally with my team at the Super Bowl. I hear the fans screaming as I walk down the entrance and onto the field. Oh, wait a minute, I'm just sitting in my dark room alone playing...

Soul Calibur 2 Takes Sega Dreamcast to the Next Level

ARIN MIKHAILIAN
El Vaquero Staff Writer

September 12, 2003

Namco's Soul Calibur was probably what kept the Sega Dreamcast alive for a few years. With its beautiful graphics, creative characters and easy pick up and game play, Soul Calibur became an instant classic and quickly entered...

‘Splinter Cell’ Takes Gamers on an Espionage Thriller

CLAYTON WALKER
El Vaquero Staff Writer

June 6, 2003

Writer Tom Clancy is widely considered to be one of the most knowledgeable authors on the subject of real-world military operations and, has in the past, extended his talents into the creation of several video games, such as the...

Revived Video Game Genre Is A Blast From The Past

CLAYTON WALKER
El Vaquero Staff Writer

May 9, 2003

As most heavy game players will tell you, sometimes you need to go out of your way in order to track down something really good. The fact is that although North America gets the majority of games in development, often times ce...

‘Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven’ Delivers Feudal Japanese Action

CLAYTON WALKER
El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 4, 2003

Few historical figures are as awe-inspiring or simply as dangerous as the ninja, a character mired in Japanese lore as a shadow warrior capable of stealthily completing his lord's orders. Essentially, these guys were feudal Ja...

Alumnus Offers the Right ‘Fixx’

TANIA CHATILA
El Vaquero Editor in Chief

March 7, 2003

From far, it may look like a normal single-family home. But a close-up of this 1,000-square-foot converted game haven is due. "This place feels like home," said Hayk Grigoryan, 15. "I love coming to this place. It's great to...

‘Contra: Shattered Soldier’ for a Little Stress Relief

Clayton Walker
El Vaquero Staff Writer

December 13, 2002

Ah, Christmas time. I've come to associate it with shopping, finals, and all that other junk we're forced to deal with as soon as the turkey's been eaten. Most people find themselves searching for an escape when the holiday se...

For Handheld Fun Try ‘Castlevania: Circle of the Moon’

CLAYTON WALKER
El Vaquero Staff Writer

November 22, 2002

Most portable games are lacking in complexity. I can't say I blame the designers of these games, seeing as how much of the target audience needs only a temporary diversion in the midst of waiting in a theater line or for ...

‘The Thing’ Proves Low Standard; Offers Cheap Scare

CLAYTON WALKER
El Vaquero Staff Writer

November 8, 2002

Halloween's gone. There are more than a few of us, however, who like to get a cheap thrill out of being scared at times other than the end of October. If you're clinging desperately to the seasonality of being spooked, and you...

‘Hitman 2’ for the PS2 and XBOX Rewards Patient Players

Clayton Walker
El Vaquero Staff Writer

October 25, 2002

Eidos Interactive's "Hitman 2: Silent Assassin" gives PS2 and Xbox owners a chance to step inside the life of agent 47: a contract killer on a mission. Agent 47 was ready to give up his former ways and settle into a Sicilian mo...

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