Craig Ostrin

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‘Portal 2′ co-op review — chatroom style

Mike: How was co-op?
Craig: Awesome.
Percy: Great! It ties into the single-player in surprising ways.

| Cadenza Staff

‘Fate of the World': We’re all going to die

[media-credit name="Courtesy of Red Redemption Ltd." align="alignright" width="300"][/media-credit][rating stars=4.5]Platform: PC I’ve been playing “Fate of the World,” a global simulation game where you try to save Earth from certain destruction.

| Cadenza Reporter

Competitive gaming finds its niche on campus

It was the first game of the season, and Washington University was already down 2-0 to New York University in a best of five. The third game would be a departure from the opening matches: two-on-two instead of the typical one-on-one.

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A wildly uninformed preview of ‘The Deathly Hallows’

I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing here. I’ve spent the last three years of my college life defending my total indifference to the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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HALO 3: ODST

How do you review three different games as if they were one? It’s a problem that reviewers faced when Valve’s “The Orange Box” landed on their desks, and it’s the same one that “Halo 3: ODST” presents. If a new campaign and cooperative multiplayer mode weren’t enough to entice you, Bungie also threw in “Halo […]

| Video Game Editor

Putting the ‘fun’ in Fun room

Wake up! Look, I know the couches are comfortable, and it’s usually pretty quiet up there, but the Fun Room isn’t for napping anymore. The consoles are in, and the gamers are coming. So pack up your pillow and pick up a controller. Last semester, the Fun Room didn’t quite live up to its name. […]

| Games Editor

Under the Radar

The holiday season is the most exciting time in gaming. Every year, an onslaught of highly-anticipated titles storm onto store shelves, and 2008 is no exception. Shooter fans won’t have a problem satisfying their tastes, no matter on which platform they play. With “Gears of War 2” coming to Xbox 360 and “Resistance 2” on […]

| Games Editor

Invasion of the Plastic Instruments

If I told you I own three guitars, two drum sets and a microphone, you might think I’m a diehard musician. But it’s hard to confuse the miniature guitars and drums that dominate my suite with real musical instruments. These plastic peripherals come with the massively popular “Rock Band” and “Guitar Hero” games, which lead […]

BlizzCon Convention gamers check in from across the country

On October 10 and 11, I and 15,000 other video game geeks made a pilgrimage to Anaheim, Calif. to attend the third BlizzCon, a convention held by one of the most successful computer game developers, Blizzard Entertainment.

| Cadenza Reporter

Over 400 students received debate tickets

A total of 432 students received tickets to the vice presidential debate—close to three times the number of students who had received tickets at previous debates.

| Contributing Reporter