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    Peggle remains addictive

    If you have played Peggle on any of the multiple consoles where it has been previously released, you know what you are getting into with the XBLA release of this addictive puzzler. The game is essentially the same as previous releases, and there is very little wrong with that. Unless you have been living under […]

    Inside Crash Commando

    Crash Commando, a Playstation Network game, offers the quick pick-up-and-play style that works perfectly in downloadable form. Developer EPOS created a no-thrills game with great gameplay. There is no fluffy storyline to worry about; your goal — kill the enemy. This simple game is a 2D shooter with a zoomed out viewpoint. The camera makes […]

    War World computer game comes to Xbox Live Arcade

    War World has the worst demo in the history of Xbox Live Arcade. It lasts for only 50 seconds, which makes this review all the more important. War World, an arcade style mech shooter, first made an appearance on the PC in 2005, but this version has even fewer customization options than the original release. […]

    Review: Feeding Frenzy takes feeding fish to a new level

    Feeding Frenzy is not one of the first games that come to mind on XBLA that you would think desperately needs a sequel. Even with a skeptical mind going in, Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown reminds players of how much fun it is to swallow underwater creatures over and over again. Gameplay is extremely simple […]

    New XBOX game reviewed

    With an overall weak retail launch lineup, the XBOX 360 found its must buy game in a new medium, a downloadable title. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved was a smash hit and was the most talked about game in the first few months of the system’s release. Since that time, in late 2005, we have seen […]

    Does Brandeis have poor student turnout at campus events?

    Only three students attended the September 19 Academic Services workshop, “More A+s in Less Time” and many of the attendees of a September 8 North Quad party left immediately after the pizza was gone. According to the Princeton Reviews 2008 Edition of the Best 366 Colleges, If you are looking for big sporting events with lots of spirit or parties with lots of people, you wont like Brandeis. Statements like these lead to Brandeis lackluster social reputation. A first-year student agrees with this assessment. “More people are interested in getting drunk than going to campus events,” Jonah Feldman '11 said. Although some students believe that campus festivities are poorly attended, school administrators think that overall turnout is satisfactory and do not agree with these generalizations.

    Busy offseason has fans gearing up for opening day

    Spring training is well underway and the start of the regular season is only a month away. There are many fascinating stories for the baseball fan to keep an eye on: Will Barry Bonds break Hank Aarons all time home run record? Will the Cubs go from worst to first in the National League Central? What about the World Series Champion Cardinals? Will the $100 million addition to the Red Sox rotation finally get them over the top in the AL East? These are just a few questions to ponder in the upcoming weeks. Lets take a look at the offseason moves for each MLB team:

    Super Bowl XLI preview: Midwestern matchup in Miami

    Super Bowl XLI features the Indianapolis Colts vs. the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Bears are in the Super Bowl for first time since they won Super Bowl XX in 1986. The Colts appear in the Big Game for the first time since the Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V. This game features the third-ranked offense of the Colts against the Bears' defense, which is ranked fifth overall.

    The Hoot predicts NFL Championship Sunday

    This week in football, the final two teams in the NFC and AFC meet to see who will be making a trip to South Beach and Super Bowl XLI on February 4…

    This week in sports

    MLB The Red Sox are shopping outfielder Manny Ramirez. The most likely teams he could be dealt to include the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers. Free agent reliever Danys Baez signed a $19 million, three-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Free agent second baseman Adam Kennedy has reached […]