Emily Reuben


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ENTERTAINMENT

Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5: "Eastwatch"

Warning: This review contains spoilers for this episode and previous episodes of Game of Thrones. After the action packed of last week’s episode, “Eastwatch” has huge shoes to fill. The episode begins with the Lannister and Tarly armies being taken hostage by Daenerys, with the exception of Bronn and Jamie who escape back to King’s Landing.


ENTERTAINMENT

Gen Con through the ages

Gen Con, which tickets itself as being “the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi, and adventure game convention in North America”, is celebrating its 50th convention this year in the summer of 2017.


ENTERTAINMENT

'Splatoon 2' is off the hook

The Wii U has been viewed as a major disappointment by both Nintendo fans and critics alike. Featuring few creative original titles and clunky motion controls, many opted to skip Nintendo’s over-glorified Wii update and wait for the next generation of Nintendo console.


ENTERTAINMENT

Daenerys as a villain? Like father like son?

This article contains spoilers for all episodes of Game of Thrones through Season 7, Episode 2. Daenerys Targaryen has been a fixture of Game of Thrones for seven seasons now, and as the show comes to an end, many have the Breaker of Chains and the Mother of Dragons pegged as the show’s eventual protagonist.


GAMING

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ beautifully remasters the world of Hyrule

This review is based on the Nintendo Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild seems to have abandoned the classic Zelda game structure. The newest entry in the venerable franchise has adopted major elements from open-world games. How does it reconcile the classic style with the modern elements while managing to stand out from similar entries in the genre? Simple story lets gameplay shine Breath of the Wild begins with Link awakening after a hundred year slumber in the Shrine of Resurrection. Shortly after, an old man guides Link through the initial area of the game, slowly revealing events of the past. Essentially, a hundred years prior to Link’s awakening, an evil force known as Calamity Ganon had attacked the familiar kingdom of Hyrule. In an attempt to defeat Calamity Ganon, Princess Zelda deployed a cast of heroes to face Ganon, but fell one by one. Knowing Link was imperative to Ganon’s defeat, she saved the then fatally wounded Link and had him preserved in the Shrine of Resurrection while she faced Ganon alone. Now trapped as Ganon’s prisoner, Princess Zelda’s only hope is Link who must rescue Hyrule from Ganon’s evil grasp. As the game progresses, more elements of the story unlock to reveal a deeper narrative. There are smaller, other aspects of the story that gradually reveal more of past events, allowing for a few interesting plot  developments. These plot developments aren’t exactly


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