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PODCAST: ELDEN RING HYPE AND THE FUTURE OF GAMES

PODCAST: ELDEN RING HYPE AND THE FUTURE OF GAMES

Jackson Bogan April 26, 2022

Elden Ring is considered by many to be the greatest game of all time, but many people are wondering where do games go from here, and how has hyped play into the success of modern games.

Journalism Staff Celebrate Recent Wins

Journalism Staff Celebrate Recent Wins Wave of success for Newspaper And Yearbook

Jackson Bogan April 1, 2022

Following a string of awards won by the staff and individuals, including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown, the members of the Southwest Shadow Staff are enjoying their recognition. “I...

Save Or Slay The God Bear In ‘Total War: Warhammer III’

Save Or Slay The God Bear In ‘Total War: Warhammer III’ The third, most grandiose installment yet.

Jackson Bogan March 30, 2022

The Warhammer series, both the fantasy and sci-fi versions, are by far my favorite fictional universes. Both are focused on the struggle between mortals and gods but on different scales. In both universes,...

Fight To Become The Elden Lord In Elden Ring

Fight To Become The Elden Lord In ‘Elden Ring’ Battle Through A Sprawling Open-World In The Latest Take On The Dark Souls-like Genre.

Jackson Bogan March 28, 2022

I never really liked the “Dark Souls” series or the spin-off souls-like titles such as “Sekiro.” I often found this genre of game to be boring or downright annoying to play through. While I...

PODCAST: The Worlds Response To Russia

PODCAST: The World’s Response To Russia

Kamiran Hinton, Jackson Bogan, and Lucas Grubb March 17, 2022

Sanctions, talks of a no-fly zone, airspace restrictions. During this episode, we talk about the world's response to Russia's attack on Ukraine and what other potential measures could be taken.

Conquer The Nine Realms In ‘God Of War’

Conquer The Nine Realms In ‘God Of War’ Return of the Legendary Kratos

Jackson Bogan March 16, 2022

Good memories flood my mind whenever I hear “God Of War,” when in reference to this old game series, with the titular first game coming out in 2005. While this newest title was released in 2018, it...

PODCAST: Game Longevity In The Modern Market

PODCAST: Game Longevity In The Modern Market

Jackson Bogan February 11, 2022

There are many ways games sustain themselves, but the biggest factor in some major games lasting for decades is player dedication and developer love. 

Conquer The Continent In ‘Mount And Blade: Bannerlord’

Conquer The Continent In ‘Mount And Blade: Bannerlord’ The Bigger, Better, Younger Brother Of ‘Warband’

Jackson Bogan February 10, 2022

My earliest foray into the strategy game genre was a title released all the way back in 2010 called “Mount & Blade: Warband” It was my favorite game to play at the time, and still one I frequently...

PODCAST: League worlds, what it says about eSports today

PODCAST: League worlds, what it says about eSports today

Jackson Bogan December 8, 2021

A  follow up to our 'Lying Down' Podcast.  Joined by guests Eric Mildenhall and Maxwell Carrison from West Tech, we discuss the recent Leauge Worlds event and the modern state of eSports.

Become Legendary In ‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’

Become Legendary In ‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’ The Journey Of a Soldier Becoming Savior Of The Galaxy

Jackson Bogan November 22, 2021

Intro When I was younger, a video game was a mindless shooter like “Doom” or a fighting game like “Smash Bros,” never before did I ever really care to pay attention to the stories of video games....

America Has A Supply Problem

America Has A Supply Problem Fear of Possible Impending Economic Crisis

Jackson Bogan October 31, 2021

One of the biggest topics in relation to the Joe Biden presidency is currently the idea that soon the United States will have major supply shortages. It is a fact that there are disruptions in the transportation...

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