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Yostar’s Arknights is the Most Interesting and Unique Mobile Release of 2020

Yostar’s Arknights is the Most Interesting and Unique Mobile Release of 2020

Joshua Akers, FCHS Journalist

March 19, 2020

Developed by Hyperglyph and Studio Montagne, and having been published as a free-to-play game by Yostar, Arknights was released worldwide in early 2020 as a mobile, tower defense, gacha game filled with cute, animated characters and decent in-game mechanics that keep the game changing as you play. The...

Black Desert Online Goes Farther Than Any Game Before It

Black Desert Online Goes Farther Than Any Game Before It

Joshua Akers, FCHS Journalist

March 3, 2020

Beautiful visuals, wondrous lands and seas, and a terrifyingly large open world are just a few of the amazing things you’ll find in the code of Pearl Abyss’ incredible multiplayer game Black Desert Online (BDO). BDO is an extremely addictive MMORG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) wit...

Cube World May Be the Biggest Flop in Video Game History

Cube World May Be the Biggest Flop in Video Game History

Joshua Akers, FCHS Journalist

January 31, 2020

In 2010, when indie game developers Wolfram and Sarah Von Funck began working on their project known as Cube World. It was a stunning idea that quickly gained traction in the online community. This simple, voxel-based, open world, sandbox-style, and role-playing game aggressively captured the hearts of many onl...

The Next Single Player Star Wars Game

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

September 20, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the next Star Wars game set to hit the gaming market. Ever since Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, the rights to make the video games went to Electronic Arts (EA) and a smaller company known as Visceral that had been working on a linear single player Star Wars game....

“Sekiro Shadows Die Twice” Die Twice As Hard

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

April 30, 2019

The Dark Souls series is famous for containing some of the most difficult video games to exist, even spawning its own genre of games, known as “Soulsborne” games. FromSoftware’s newest creation Sekiro Shadows Die Twice is twice as difficult as Dark souls. Fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne ...

Anthem Tanks While Bioware Hangs in the Balance

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

March 11, 2019

It’s the turn of EA game Bioware to be placed on the chopping block, as every game the company has released so far is doing poorly. Anthem was the game to save this studio and prevent their swift demise. With everything on the line, they fired their last shot. And then the gun jammed. Some gamers ...

Fallout 76 Goes From Disappointment to Disaster

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John Bernat, Fluco Beat Editor

February 6, 2019

Fallout 76 is not only a disappointment, but a slap to the face to fans of the gaming series.   When this game was released, the initial response was positive. Then the cracks started to appear. While this game was marketed as the most innovative, immersive, best-looking, and shareable Fallout game,...

Madden 18 Gives You a Spot on the Team

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Mark Moore, FCHS Journalist

October 16, 2017

NFL fans have always wanted to see themselves as a pro football player. The game Madden 18 provides this experience, with five different game modes: Quick Play, Story Mode,  Ultimate Team, and two new game modes: Longshot and MUT Squads.  Each game mode has its own unique parts, allowing many di...

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