Fong Makes the Controller of Your Dreams a Reality
Jun14

Fong Makes the Controller of Your Dreams a Reality

As the power gap between home consoles and arcade machines closed, fighting games transitioned from dimly lit arcades into the living rooms of gamers. While convenient, a controller was no substitute for an arcade cabinet with a precise joystick and responsive Sanwa buttons. Companies such as Mad Catz and Hori saw an opportunity and began producing arcade fight sticks, but they weren’t cheap, and if gamers were going to spend up to...

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Faculty Profile: Janine Coyne
Jun09

Faculty Profile: Janine Coyne

Janine Coyne, a Fine Arts Adjunct Professor at Kingsborough Community College since 1977, who teaches Photography, is not only knowledgeable about all aspects of her field, but she has been creating artwork for decades. With a keen eye for spotting photos with potential, she instills a basic foundation in her students, while helping them develop their own artistic voices. Now in her last semester teaching at KCC, she looks forward to...

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Top 10 ‘Key and Peele’ Sketches
May20

Top 10 ‘Key and Peele’ Sketches

As comedians know, trying to get someone to crack a smile, let alone laugh, can be an arduous process, so it’s not surprising that comedy movies are often hit-or-miss with audiences. Sketch shows fare even worse. But veterans Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have a chemistry that can’t be taught. With over one billion YouTube views and 11 Emmy nominations, Key and Peele is the most critically acclaimed and popular comedy sketch...

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5 Improvements ‘Gravity Rush 2’ Needs to Make
May04

5 Improvements ‘Gravity Rush 2’ Needs to Make

Released in 2012, “Gravity Rush” gave PlayStation Vita owners something to boast about, and made everyone else a wee bit jealous. The PS Vita finally had an original IP that was built around the system’s strengths. Critical reception was positive and the game developed a devout fan base, which only expanded after the release of a remastered edition on the PlayStation 4 in 2016. With a sequel scheduled to release on the PS4...

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Enter the Gungeon Review: Super Indie, Super Awesome
May03

Enter the Gungeon Review: Super Indie, Super Awesome

Take every Frankenstein mash-up of imaginary weaponry you’ve doodled in math class during your formative middle school years. Now, crinkle them up into a paper ball and throw them in the trash, as they’re probably not cool enough to make the cut as one of the hundreds of guns in Enter the Gungeon. Developed by Dodge Roll, “Enter the Gungeon” is a bullet hell dungeon crawler with carefully placed rogue-like elements. Played...

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