Best of SNO

New game features zombies and parkour

New game features zombies and parkour

By Michael Eyer

February 16, 2015

Zombies are big, and videogames are certainly no exception when it comes to jumping on the undead bandwagon. Titles like Dead Island, The Walking Dead, and The Last of Us are stand-out games combining the gore and suspense of a zombie apocalypse with the challenging moral conflicts that the survivor...

Rockstar continues to impress with Grand Theft Auto re-release

Rockstar continues to impress with Grand Theft Auto re-release

By Omar Guetfa, Akins High School

January 27, 2015

With the recent slew of new releases for next-gen gaming consoles, gamers are frantically searching for the best bang for their buck. At $60 or more a game, purchases can quickly add up to a hefty sum. Thankfully, Rockstar Studios has blessed us with a release that is worth the full price and more. On...

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

By Jack Densmore, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

December 5, 2014

Twitter has been buzzing in the gaming world these past few weeks. The #GamerGate hashtag is a tag in regards to corruption in gaming journalism. This movement mainly started after an indie gamer named Zoe Quinn allegedly had affairs with gaming journalists to boost ratings for her video game. The ...

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

December 3, 2014

Nintendo has updated its Pokémon series of role-playing video games for the 3DS handheld system, releasing two new games this month. "Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" are updated versions of games released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance device and are the latest in a series of Generation VI games....

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” results in five nights of no sleep

“Five Nights at Freddy’s” results in five nights of no sleep

By Jasmine Phat, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas

November 6, 2014

Incorporating a disturbing aspect to what may seem like a traditional place for children’s entertainment, "Five Nights at Freddy’s" contains the perfect balance between horror and child-like wonder.

Game Review: Destiny’s graphics and storytelling encourage teamwork

Game Review: Destiny’s graphics and storytelling encourage teamwork

By Micheal Eyer, Tyrone Area High School, Tyrone, Pa.

September 23, 2014

Perhaps the most anticipated game of the year, Destiny launched on Sept. 9 to a hail of excitement and splendor with its beautiful graphics, storytelling, and adaptive gameplay. An MMO/Shooter hybrid with slight RPG elements in places, Destiny aims to set the standard for large, persistent world FPS titl...

First-person shooter game ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ continues dystopian storyline

First-person shooter game ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ continues dystopian storyline

By Micheal Eyer, Tyrone Area HS, Tyrone, Pa.

June 3, 2014

Since the 1990s, the Wolfenstein series has been the predecessor to the modern FPS games that dominate the market today. Combining the deserving nature of an advancing Nazi foe with fast and fun gunplay, Wolfenstein remains a hallmark series in the gaming shelves of countless players. Five years after...

‘Dr. Luigi’ fails to break new ground

‘Dr. Luigi’ fails to break new ground

By Drew Gilman, Tombell HS, Tombell, Texas

March 21, 2014

Its common knowledge that Luigi has always been overshadowed by big brother Mario in every facet: Mario saves the Princess, drives the go-karts, and excels in every sport. This time Luigi is trying to strike back by getting his Ph.D. and becoming Dr. Luigi! What better way to cap off the “Year of Luigi”...

Ready for raunchy? Try ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’

Ready for raunchy? Try ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’

By Micheal Eyer, Tyrone Area HS, Tyrone, Pa.

March 11, 2014

"South Park: The Stick of Truth" is what happens when "Final Fantasy" starts making fart jokes. Seriously though, "South Park: The Stick of Truth" (TSOT) is a role playing game centered around the raunchy TV show "South Park." TSOT incorporates numerous gaming classics from titles like the aforementi...

Bucking the trend: Don’t download Flappy Bird

Bucking the trend: Don’t download Flappy Bird

By Aren Rendell, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

February 6, 2014

I’m currently fighting the urge to download Flappy Bird. For those who haven’t heard of the now-popular application, it is a game that was created by Dong Nguyen, who is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, in May of 2013. The game has recently taken off in popularity, climbing to the top of the Apple App...