Category: A & E

“Quip” provides a facile way to connect with others and share documents and files. 
Grade: B
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‘Quip’ a downgraded ‘Google Docs’

A decent app but too similar to "Google Drive.'
Offering revamped gameplay, this sequel seems promising, but the amount of missing elements and repetitive style encourages players to ask for a refund. 
Grade: F
Similar Games: Waves, Really Big Sky, Beat Hazard Ultra
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‘Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions’ shoots down the hopes of its players

"Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions" is a blast from the past with its simplistic gameplay and pixelated art.
"TheTake" offers an easy and efficient shopping method for those who want to add parts of a celebrity's wardrobe to their own. Although its functionality creates problems for frequent users, the app as a whole is innovative.
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Grade: B

Shop the cinema with ‘TheTake’

"TheTake" provides a behind-the-scenes experience for silver screen fanatics.
“Autodesk Sketchbook” is a simplistic yet innovative app that opens a portal into the world of art that captures and transforms simplistic doodles to big ideas. 
Grade: A
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‘Autodesk Sketchbook’ is the absolute digital art creator

Create art with just your fingertips.
Inspired by an M.C. Escher diorama, “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker” plays upon a person’s sense of discovery and creates an exceptional game that proves to those who doubted its success to be a real hit. 
Grade: B+
Similar Games: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Kirby: Return to Dreamland, Super Mario 3D Land
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Underdog captain needs help in ‘Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker!’

Play upon your ‘treasure tracker’ skills and take control of Captain Toad who will lead you on a journey of endless delight.
Ariana Grande is one of the many artists and bands that have released their modern Christmas songs renditions. 
 Photo Credit: Republic Records

Modern renditions of Christmas songs to enjoy

Famous artists and bands have recorded their own modern Christmas songs.
Manage all your tasks and errands on "Todoist." Operating as an electronic planner, this app promotes organization and timeliness, and is ideal for those who need to manage their daily schedule.
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Grade: A

‘Todoist’ a top pick for productivity

Majoring in organization and simplicity, "Todoist" makes time-management easier than ever.
After publishing their reviews for the week, Althea Gevero, Jasmine Phat, Anjelika Carson and Nikki Molina share their top picks from the arts and entertainment world. Songs, app/video games, movie trailers and videos are only among the many categories that are featured in this weekly installment.

4 Choices by 4 Voices

This week, live through the experiences of love, justice, adventure and nostalgia.
The "Pocket" app is a simple yet ingenious way to keep track of articles, videos and a number of other items you come across online. Helpful for not only wanting to view certain items later when in a rush, it can also be utilized for research and projects.   Photo Courtesy of Read It Later Inc  Grade: A

‘Pocket’ is the ultimate bookmarking tool

Losing track of articles or videos you may want to view later will not be a problem with ‘Pocket.’
“Rock or Bust,” the fifteenth album released by AC/DC, reaches its full potential regardless of its short length.
Grade: B
Similar Artists: Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Def Leppard
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Rock (and roll) or go home

AC/DC gives rock a new meaning within a matter of a few minutes.
Developed by Atlus, “Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth” revives the classic style of “Etrain Odyssey” and combines it with the iconic “Persona” series to create a game that will set players on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Take control of the protagonist of “Persona 3” or “Persona 4” and explore the hectic labyrinth beneath Yasogami High School to discover a way out before you are met with death itself.
Grade: A
Similar Games: Shin Megami Tensei IV, Final Fantasy XIV, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
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Escape death itself in ‘Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth’

Take control of the protagonist of “Persona 3” or “Persona 4” and escape the hectic labyrinth beneath Yasogami High School.
Released on behalf of Harvest Records, TV On The Radio's new album reverberates their signature indie vibes, which underwent 'contemporary treatment,' indicated by the added amounts of synth and artificial instrumentals.
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Grade: B-
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Indie ingenuity sprouts from ‘Seeds’

Although TV On The Radio lost bassist Gerard Smith, they did not lose their classic indie touch.
With a morbid plotline and intense jump scares, “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” brings back the horror of its predecessor and twists it into something scarier. 
Grade: A
Similar games: Slender, Night Trap, Don't Blink
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“Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” returns with more nightmares

The infamous animatronics return for five more sleepless nights of horror.
The sequel to the original "Candy Crush Saga" offers new features and additions, but is in desperate need of technical improvements.
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‘Candy Crush Soda Saga’ crushes all hope of worthy sequel

'Candy Crush Soda Saga' contains some serious technical issues.
With the 3D treatment applied to “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire,” those who play will be surprised to discover that the game first introduced in their childhood has evolved into something much more, bringing out their inner Pokémon trainer once again. 
Grade: A
Similar Games: Ni No Kuni, Digimon World DS, Monster Galaxy
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Better than you remember: ‘Pokémon Alpha Sapphire’

“Pokemon Alpha Sapphire” is a successfully revives a classic.