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A Video Game Allegedly Taught Me How to Steal

A Video Game Allegedly Taught Me How to Steal

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under The Roddington Hour

Sly Cooper is a game franchise following the narrative of Sly, a raccoon, and his friends Bentley, a turtle, and Murray, a hippopotamus. The first game’s plot revolves around Sly and his friends going to retrieve the stolen pages of his family’s book, archiving all of the thieving skills they had...

Tekken Brings Violence and Stories Together

Tekken Brings Violence and Stories Together

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under The Roddington Hour

Tekken is a fighting game series that has received critical acclaim throughout its long run. The game consists of many characters, each with their own immersive story, setting the series apart from other fighting games that are more basic. In addition to the story, the strategy behind the fighting is compl...

Saints Row Shifts Over Time

Saints Row Shifts Over Time

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
February 23
Filed under The Roddington Hour

Saints Row is an open world, third person game where the player controls a gang-leading protagonist who tries to take complete control over any city that he is in. The efforts are contested by opposing gangs and the police force in a game with high amounts of violence, but also humor in moments that wou...

999: Seek A Way Out

999: Seek A Way Out

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under The Roddington Hour

999 Is a game that challenges your intelligence with various puzzles. This, however, is not your average puzzle game. 999 stands for nine hours, nine persons, nine doors, and is revolved around nine people having nine hours to escape a cruise modeled after the Gigantic (a sister ship of the Titanic) that ...

Fire Emblem: Pissed Off

Fire Emblem: Pissed Off

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
February 7
Filed under The Roddington Hour

Fire Emblem is a tactical game that has a more expansive history than most of what I’ve played in my life. The first game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, came out in 1990, and they have been continuing to make titles of the series ever since with a current total of 13 games. I, h...

Actually, Kind of Afraid

Actually, Kind of Afraid

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
December 3
Filed under The Roddington Hour

The fifth episode opens with Nick, having been thrown in a cell after the previous episode. Guardsmen attempt to take him away because of fever symptoms, but his cellmate, Strand, bribes the guards to leave him, as Strand knows what happens to those who are taken away. The story shifts to Liza, who...

Pissed Off: A Christmas Story

Pissed Off: A Christmas Story

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
November 12
Filed under The Roddington Hour

  This column will be far different than my standard, because for the first time in a long while, one of my friends has gotten under my skin. This one issue has lead to another, and if I don’t write this out in some form of order, I am literally going to die. The end of August is always a...

Almost Afraid of the Walking Dead

Almost Afraid of the Walking Dead

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
October 29
Filed under The Roddington Hour

This episode opens with everyone inside of the barbershop discussing how to escape. They feel a wall start to heat up and hear an alarm. They realize that the mob has set the store next door on fire. The group escapes directly through the front door, and head towards Travis’ truck. However, along the...

Should I Fear the Walking Dead?

Should I Fear the Walking Dead?

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
October 22
Filed under The Roddington Hour

I initially started watching The Walking Dead in preparation for New York Comic Con 2015. I was definitely hooked while watching the actual series, and I was prepared to see the cast with the new knowledge of the show that I lacked the year before. Now for the fun part: they didn’t even show up to...

Time I Jumped On The Walking Dead Bandwagon

Time I Jumped On The Walking Dead Bandwagon

Rodney Jones, Impact Staff
September 20
Filed under The Roddington Hour

Comic Con is an annual convention for comics, television, movies, anime, manga, and various other forms of entertainment, held only in a select few states throughout the country. Sand Diego Comic Con, the first of them all, began in 1970, opening doors for others to join in later. New York Comic Con,...

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