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Fall brings new games

“Assassin’s Creed”: “Odyssey” is the latest of the “Assassin’s Creed” games, and according to its developers, it’s much different than its predecessors.    The game, set in 431 B.C. during the Peloponnesian war in Greece, allows you to choose the gender of your character as well as adding other role-playing elements which are new to the franchise. There are dialogue options, multiple endings and even a ...

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Apple watch makes needed improvements

On Sept. 21, Apple introduced the new Apple Watch Series 4, and it’s official: we’ve reached the age where we can wear mini smartphones on our wrists. The ability to call, text and even search the web now lay on our wrists saving us the extra step of pulling our phones out of our pockets. Here’s what the Series 4 ...

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Snap and Shop: Is Snapchat’s new feature going too far?

Imagine this: you’re walking down the street and pass somebody wearing a particularly nice pair of shoes. You whip out your phone, open up Snapchat and point your camera. Within seconds, the price, name and Amazon page where the shoes can be found are on your screen for you to buy. It might sound like science fiction, but this is ...

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‘NBA 2k19’ brings new features

A camera pans across a frenzied Boston Garden as Celtics Legend Larry Bird takes the floor to square off against Magic Johnson and The Lakers. Bird is flanked by basketball Demigods Bill Russell and John Havlicek, but Johnson is sharing the court with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.   This isn’t a Bill Simmons fever dream or an NBA Championship caught ...

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Are the new iPhones really worth it?

Last year was a big year for Apple: they revolutionized the iPhone design by giving it a nearly bezel-less display and ditching the famous home button. They also became one of the first companies to sell a $1,000 smartphone.   On Sept. 12, Apple introduced the latest additions to the iPhone family: the XS, XS Max and the XR. While the naming of the devices ...

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Review: ‘Atypical’ remains humorous while tackling issues

Autism has been a widely identified mental condition for decades now, yet those diagnosed with the disorder are still misunderstood. Netflix made the decision to tackle this heavy issue with its release of the original series “Atypical” on Aug. 11, 2017. This down-to-earth series manages to put a comical twist on a diagnosis that many people equate to a life ...

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Something wicked comes this way: Check out the ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Liars, kittens and witches, oh my!   Netflix has officially released the trailer for the television adaptation of Archie Horror comic book series, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”  In this version, Sabrina Spellman is still a human-warlock hybrid being raised by her two aunts, Hilda and Zelda, while juggling high school, love and her powers. With its network being Netflix, expect the series to take ...

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Not again: Sequels (and prequels) we didn’t need

Sometimes franchises get it right, and sometimes they don’t. Here are five movies that should have never happened. “Speed 2: Cruise Control”  The original “Speed” was just gimmicky enough to gain decent critical and popular reception. “Speed 2: Cruise Control” … not so much. It should have been a sign when Keanu Reeves refused to be cast in the film ...

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‘Studio 18’ showcases senior art majors

Valdosta State University is showcasing 14 graduating seniors work in “Studio 18.” Studio 18 is open April 15-30, featuring drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry metalworking work from the seniors. Cayla Burroughs, Daisy Daniel, Aubree Denton, Zachary Di Zillo, Logan Dotson, Kyndol Ennis, Colin Entz, Marlene Gray, Evan Gunn, Nikki Haggard, Maria Jaime, Selena Mondragon, ...

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