Author Archives: Grant Stoner

2018: The Year Of Nintendo

*Header image courtesy of Patch* After what feels like an egregious amount of time, 2018 is finally coming to a close. Personally speaking, this past year was filled with numerous experiences, including; finishing my last fall semester of graduate school; undergoing exhaustive medical procedures; presenting at two conferences; making incredible new friends; meeting one of my favorite musicians; and finally, seeing

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Let’s Go Lose Another Fan

*Header image courtesy of The Pokémon Company* On May 29, The Pokémon Company held a surprise press conference, unveiling new information regarding Nintendo Switch titles. Junichi Masuda discussed news pertaining to the latest core Pokémon entry, revealing a 2019 release window, as well as its appeal to longtime fans. Yet, the Internet entered into a hyped frenzy when Pokémon: Let’s

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Thank you, Microsoft

*Disclaimer: I participated in the testing phase of this device* It’s a great time to be a disabled gamer. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled to the public the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a unique piece of technology that allows gamers to FULLY customize button layouts and positions. This controller was built solely for the disabled. So, why am I telling you about Microsoft’s latest

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The Video Game Scapegoat

*Header image courtesy of CNN* Last Wednesday, high school students and faculty members became the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman ended the lives of 17 innocent people with a modified AR-15 rifle. As is tradition in the wake of these tragedies, politicians and self-proclaimed denizens of social media began to search

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Monster Hunter: World Review: A Hunter’s Heaven

*Header image courtesy of Capcom* The Monster Hunter franchise is notoriously difficult. Without a decent understanding of the incredible battle subtleties, each fight can devolve into a chaotic slugfest between your hunter and the beast. Thankfully, Monster Hunter: World is one of the most immersive games in the series, one which continues to cater to me despite being a series

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The Negatives Of Overwatch League

*Header image courtesy of the Overwatch League* In Nov. 2016, mere months after its release, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the objective-based shooter, Overwatch, would enter into the esports scene. Dubbed the Overwatch League, 12 teams from across the world will compete in a series of matches, hoping to secure a win in the championship. Overwatch’s admittance into esports will certainly

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