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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Electronic Entertainment Expo preview

Chris and Matthew stall from their Dead Week responsibilities to gaze into the future. Peek at their previews for the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Console leaks and PAC 12 recognizing eSports

In this week’s Gaming Week in Review Podcast, Christopher Berg and Mathew Brock discuss recent leaks concerning Microsoft’s plans for the new Xbox One model. They also share their thoughts on the possibility of PAC 12 including eSports in the future.

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Podcast: Gaming Week in Review – Disney Infinity and Pokemon

In this week’s Gaming Week In Review, Christopher Berg and Matthew Brock cover the untimely ends for Disney Infinity and Project Spark. Before long, they break down the new generation of YouTube celebrities, and the many complexities of Pokemon starters.

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Podcast: Spoiler culture

Emerald writers Christopher Berg and Mathew Brock tackle the issue of spoiler culture in cinema and video games.  

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Hacking All Night: UO students compete to create a game in one weekend

Typically, the Lillis Business Complex is a dull place to spend a Friday night, but on Jan. 15, it was brimming with digital energy. Programmers, designers and artists flocked to the complex for QuackHack, a 40-hour “hackathon” in which teams took a simple game idea and turned it into a …

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Berg: A comprehensive defense of ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’

Search your heart, you know it’s true – Home Alone 1 isn’t as good as 2.

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Does ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ live up to the monumental hype?

For a blockbuster as massive as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ the Emerald enlisted three reviewers to compare opinions. One could not find tickets at any theater, so we are left with a double review from a ‘Star Wars’ fanatic and a casual fan. All reviews are spoiler-free.

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‘The Night Before’ and ‘Krampus’: the search for a new Christmas classic

This season gives us two unconventional yuletide flicks from Seth Rogen and Michael Dougherty. But will they hold up for annual viewing?

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Berg: The Game Awards honor the industry’s best, shine a light on its worst

The second annual ceremony was a mixed bag of genuine love, hollow sales pitches, and all-too-real moments.

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Berg: ‘Creed’ sets a new standard for retro revivals

It’s the oldest story around, but Ryan Coogler’s ‘Creed’ finds a way to make it feel new and refreshing.

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Review: ‘Fallout 4’ is endless, if buggy, fun

Bethesda’s latest creation has the potential to entertain for hours and hours–if the whole game doesn’t break along the way.

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Photos: Eugene Comic Con

The first Eugene Comic Con in ten years was held this past weekend at the Lane Events Center to a resounding success. Thousands of comic fans flooded the conventional hall for genre celeb meet & greets, artist signings, panels, and more. But the ultimate highlight of the show was the …

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Review: ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ satisfies on all fronts

An improvement over 2013’s underwhelming reboot, Rise is a stunning sequel worthy of its legacy.

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Eugene weird meets Comic-Con cosplay this weekend

EuCon will bring genre actors from shows like The Walking Dead and Supernatural to Eugene, but the highlight will be the nerd-dom it brings out in the local community.

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Berg: ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ is a pure Halo experience

Master Chief’s latest adventure brings new thrills, though it loses some magic in the process.

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Berg: $5.9B payday for ‘Candy Crush’ may be doomed

Activision just paid nearly six billion dollars for a social gaming startup with uncontrollable revenue. Haven’t we been here before?

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Berg: The five best horror flicks of the past five years

Old-school horror is good and fine, but the current generation is not to be ignored.

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Berg: Growing up in Halloweentown

St. Helens, OR has become a mecca of ’90s Halloween nostalgia.

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Berg: ‘Guitar Hero Live’ feels like the world’s most exploitative jukebox

Activision’s rock revival introduces many new features, but few of them are worth it.

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Review: ‘Steve Jobs’ is a thrilling modern myth

Aaron Sorkin’s biopic of the tech legend has more in common with Julius Caesar than The Social Network.

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Review: ‘Rock Band 4’ is an imperfect return to form

Rock Band is as fun as ever, but hardcore fans may be in for a surprise.

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Preview: Games coming out this October

What do a genetically engineered super-soldier, a couple of rock stars, and a dinosaur made of yarn all have in common? They’re all gunning for your console this month.

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‘The Martian’ is an engaging work of grounded science fiction

Ridley Scott’s new film tackles an incredible premise within the restraints of our current scientific knowledge.

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