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Mass Effect 2, worth every minute of playtime

Mass Effect 2 is a game that will be surprising with its depth and be a joy for every moment spent playing it. The best part of Mass Effect 2 is the story, which is made personal by every choice a player has their character make. Players start off the game by creating a character, called Commander Shepard. If players ...

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Mass Effect 2 ignores the female Shepard

       Mass Effect is a role-playing space opera video game where players create their own version of a character called Commander Shepard. Players can choose from a variety of options ranging from looks, combat skills, armor, weapons, and finally gender.     As new videos, announcements of enhanced gameplay, screenshots of the default male Shepard appearing with the new beautiful graphics, ...

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Virus attacks through jump drives

VSU Internet Technology has installed a patch on all university computers to block viruses from transferring to and from jump drives. In the end of October, there were reports that a virus was being transferred through jump drives among all university computers. The virus shows up as an unusual file on the jump drive and can transfer to any computer ...

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Wireless Woes

With reports of patchy wireless service on the rise, VSU’s Information Technology group has acknowledged that there are multiple issues contributing to the problem, the most prevalent being network congestion in the afternoon and evenings. “We are working to arrange and pay for a ResNet segment dedicated for use by the residence halls and separated from the rest of the ...

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AT&T’s plan to take the 3G network nationwide

Earlier this year, AT&T announced that they would be launching a 3G mobile broadband Network in Valdosta. As of Oct. 29, 2009, there is more than 300 square miles of new 3G coverage across Valdosta.             The availability of AT&T 3G mobile broadband network in the Valdosta area is incredibly crucial to businesses, colleges and universities, and local residents. The ...

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Uncharted 2’s excellency is under the radar

 2007’s Uncharted was sort of a sleeper hit.  Sure, developer Naughty Dog had quite the pedigree—titles like the PlayStation classic Crash Bandicoot series and last generation’s Jak and Daxter games were all critically acclaimed bestsellers.  However, Uncharted landed without much of a splash.  Maybe it was the new, unproven franchise that turned gamers off or maybe it was the crowded ...

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Tim Schafer’s Brütal Legend is ready to rock

 Tim Schafer hasn’t had a lot of luck when it comes to selling video games; one of the industry’s few critical darlings, Schafer has headed up a number of commercial flops over the years.  What he has had, however, are some of the best and most creative ideas in the history of video games—titles like Psychonauts, a 3D platformer that ...

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PSP Go comes out starting some changes

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu You wouldn’t think it from the complete lack of marketing hype and momentum from Sony, but last week’s launch of the PSP Go is actually pretty monumental for the video game industry and media in general. Sony, the ultimate parade leader for proprietary media (remember the long dead Betamax?), has taken some bold steps towards ...

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ODST brings different gameplay to Halo genre

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu  ODST is a bit of a strange beast.  After Bungie’s split from Microsoft immediately after the release of Halo 3, rumors sparked up about a new, Bungie-developed Halo game that would star the space Marines in a tactical, squad-based shooter.  When Halo 3: Recon was finally announced in October of last year, it was revealed ...

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Apple disappoints at the iPod conference

Thomas Dale Staff Writer tadale@valdosta.edu Last week’s iPod-centric conference was certainly exciting for the millions of manic Apple fans; the company has become just as good at building hype as it is at selling expensive MP3 players. Prior to the conference, internet forums and blogs were filled with speculation and rumor mongering. The event was expected to be especially important ...

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