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JDM to host 48-hour film contest

By Dan Shade

March 28, 2012


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This weekend the AU Journalism and Digital Media Department and Ashland Film group will be hosting their first ever 48-hour film festival. The event begins Friday, March 30th at 7 p.m. and teams must deliver finished three to five minute films by Sunday, April 1st at 7 p.m. “The students have beginni...

‘Silent Hill: HD’ is classic horror with classic problems

By Glenn Battishill

March 28, 2012


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If someone were to look up a list of the scariest games ever it would be a cold day in Hell if “Silent Hill 2” didn’t make the top three. “Silent Hill 3” often makes the same lists but is considered by many to be less scary but much creepier. Silent Hill 2 “Silent Hill 2” follows James ...

‘Mass Effect 3’ packs serious action and serious emotion

By Glenn Battishill

March 22, 2012


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Since “Mass Effect” debuted on the Xbox 360 in 2007 it has been hailed as one of the greatest stories ever told in a video game series. Players were put in control of Commander Shepard, a human soldier who begins to uncover a plot that could mean the end of all life. Its’ developer, Bioware, did an ...

‘Silent Hill: Downpour’ is a step in the right direction for the series

By Glenn Battishill

March 22, 2012


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Silent Hill is easily considered one of the best survival-horror franchises ever. At it’s best, “Silent Hill 2,” the series piled on the atmosphere, creepiness and symbolism to create a perfect hell for the player to fight through. The series has notoriously declined since the Japanese developer...

‘Alan Wake’s American Nightmare’ cuts down story but improves gameplay

By Glenn Battishill

March 22, 2012


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“Alan Wake” was a psychological-action game that came out in 2010 after being in development for five years and was a well told story wrapped in a few annoying game mechanics. It’s Xbox Live Arcade sequel, “Alan Wake’s American Nightmare,” functions as a sequel and a side story to its’...

Q&A with musician Chris Cauley

By Dan Shade

February 23, 2012


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 Musicians Chris Cauley and Matt Cory performed for students in Redwood Hall Feb. 15. Cauley, an Atlanta native singer and guitarist, was the main attraction of the night, and he is currently competing on NBC’s The Voice. Canton, Ohio saxophonist Matt Cory, who used to share the same agent as Cauley...

Not only enchanted, completely swept away

By Justine Ackerman

February 23, 2012


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When the lights go down after a scene has been performed, the audience’s normal behavior is to applaud – applaud for what they have already seen, and to express their excitement to see more.    Sunday afternoon, the audience in Hugo Young Theatre was unusually quiet for most of the show, only clapping onc...

Madeline Beer shines in theater production of “Enchanted April”

By Melanie Sudar

February 16, 2012


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Meet Madeline Beer: senior musical theater major from Shelby, Ohio, and one of the leading roles in the upcoming show, "Enchanted April." This will be Beer's seventh show that she has been cast in since starting at Ashland University. Although originally a music education major, Beer found her true c...

‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ is wonderfully original

By Glenn Battishill

February 16, 2012


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Dark fantasy is a hard genre of gaming to break into because new series will always be compared to "World of Warcraft," "Lord of the Rings," "Dragon Age" or "The Elder Scrolls." The game is noteworthy for having several prominent creators come together to create this game. Fantasty author R.A. Salvatore...

Why every prequel should be “Prometheus”

Glenn Battishill

February 9, 2012


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An increasingly popular phrase is "originality is dead" and while in a time where Battleship and Candyland are getting adapted to blockbuster films that may seem true, there are still ways that creative thinkers are coming up with new and original ideas. Lets talk about "Prometheus" for a second. On ...

“The Grey” is a brutal story of emotion and courage

“The Grey” is a brutal story of emotion and courage

By Glenn Battishill

February 2, 2012


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As a personal rule, any movie with a premise like "Liam Neeson fights wolves with his bare hands" instantly earns my sale. I went to the theater expecting wolf punches and manly one-liners. The movie I saw was not a popcorn movie: it was one of the most brutal movies I've ever seen. "The Grey" follows ...

Hypnotist Dale K was surpisingly good entertainment

Hypnotist Dale K was surpisingly good entertainment

By Byron Reyna-Corzo

February 2, 2012


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I have to admit I was very skeptical about the entertainment going into the Dale K show and settling down into my seat. Considering that I have never attended this type of show before, a hypnotist just didn't seem like something I could buy into. Dale K opened up by explaining all the rules and requ...