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2020 may have been a pretty bad year overall, but it was great for the video game industry. Not only did software and hardware see tremendous growth in sales, we also got a whole new console generation in the form of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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For many who are on break, this is the perfect time to jump into some games. Game Pass offers a wide and varied selection of video games for all kinds of players, and the past month has seen some wonderful additions to the library. From indies to big-hitters, these are the recommended Game P…

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“Chapter 16: The Rescue” embodies everything that makes “Star Wars” great. This episode not only delivers an extremely satisfying conclusion to the second season of “The Mandalorian” but also accomplishes so much of what the sequel trilogy struggled to pull off.

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“Chapter 15: The Believer” takes some well-deserved time to let the show breath before heading into next week’s big finale. While recent episodes have focused on exciting cameos from legacy characters, this episode showcases the questions that are at the core of the titular character of “The…

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last three years, you’ve probably heard about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Launching in 2017, the latest entry in the Zelda series stole the hearts of millions, instantly becoming one of the greatest games of all time.

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The shortest episode of “The Mandalorian” series, “Chapter 14: The Tragedy,” will stun fans in a truly tragic turn of events. The chapter also includes the satisfying return of a fan-favorite character teased in the first episode of this season.

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Katamari Damacy is an incredibly unique and special game. Originally released in 2004 on PlayStation 2, it gained worldwide attention for its distinctly Japanese tone, wacky premise and unique gameplay. Almost 10 years have passed since the last mainline game in the series released, however,…

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The Yakuza series takes everything that many foreigners love about Japan and sticks it all into a video game. There are many reasons to love Yakuza, with its flashy beat ‘em up combat, intense character driven narrative and wacky minigames and side stories turning many into hardcore fans.

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This weeks special Music Minute, host Miles Dickerson talks about his favorite releases of the year, underrated Christmas albums, as well as the album, "Ivy" by Charmer.

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At 2:40 a.m. Friday, the Knoxville Police Department responded to a shooting at Melrose Hookah Lounge, located at 821 Melrose Ave. across from Massey Residence Hall.

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It might be crazy to imagine, but Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla has become the biggest launch in the decade old series. The action-adventure series travels to new frontiers to England during the Dark Ages. It is up to the player to grow their Viking settlement and forge alliances with the warin…

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It's time for the Weekly Wrap-Up with your co-hosts Lexi O’Haver— and Sami Roebuck— Catch up on everything that happened this week on UT's campus!

The age of the streaming service is here! From anime enthusiasts to sports fans, there is a streaming service for just about everyone. COVID-19 has seen many Americans embrace their streaming services during a time when many have been confined to their homes.

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If you’ve been in the video game community in the past 20 years, chances are you’ve at least heard of Kingdom Hearts. The series quickly stole the hearts of RPG fans, offering a bizarre mashup of Final Fantasy and Disney. Though one might think this would be a terrible combination, the folks…

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Have you ever woken up and silenced your phone alarm only to find yourself still in bed an hour later, still scrolling through Instagram? Have any of your 15-minute breaks gone long because you keep finding yourself scrolling through memes?

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In modern games, many have grown accustomed to tons of tutorials, built-in guides and tips that help players find their way from objective to objective. The Pathless, the newest game from indie developer Giant Squid, takes all of these helpers and throws them in the garbage.

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As our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, streaming services are still adding some holiday and family-gathering favorites to their streaming services.

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The gaming market has been taken by storm by the now current-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. And while these juggernauts dominate the sales charts, it might be easy to forget the Xbox Series S, the Series X’s little brother.

If you’re a fan of the hit manga “Toriko,” written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro, you might want to check out the opening chapter of his new series “Build King.”

Assassin’s Creed is a series that has seen its fair share of ups and downs. After cementing itself as a new staple of gaming back in the 360/PS3 era, the series took a bit of a dip in quality due to overabundant releases. Thanks to this (and a lack of series innovation), many fell off Assass…

For Game Pass Ultimate members, I have good news: EA Play and its selection of games have now joined the Game Pass family. This mean you now have access to a wealth of games such as the Mass Effect series, FIFA, Madden, Battlefield, and so much more. We’re going to give you our recommended p…

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It’s a time to give thanks, relax and eat food until you feel stuffed. After the post-turkey high sets in, you may want to settle down with a movie or two.

It’s official: the next-gen season is finally upon us! This week, both the PS5 and the Xbox Series S/X are launching, and this is exciting news for many gamers. However, most of us won’t be so fortunate to be able to play the new consoles this week. 

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2020 will not only be remembered for many eventful moments, but for the history that was made by American citizens four days between the election and the announcement of the results. Though the results are still a source of contention among many, Joe Biden has been projected  to be the new p…

Coming to a computer near you is the Norwegian Digital Jazz Fest run by Big Ears, based in Knoxville. This event, which will run from Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, will be available for live streaming, and then can be viewed for another 48 hours after the fact.

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What do you get when you take monster collecting, Muppets, fantastic writing and a rockin’ soundtrack and mix them all together? You get Bugsnax, the newest game from developer Young Horses.

The Watch Dogs series is a particularly contentious one among fans of gaming. For the majority of the past decade, the Watch Dogs games have promised big things such as sprawling open worlds, intuitive hacking mechanics and interesting stories.

Getting into fitness is a treat. You’re learning new exercises, experimenting with different routines and generally improving yourself while enjoying the journey. But what if you’re are a complete beginner? What if you’ve never set foot in a gym, picked up a weight or did cardio in your life…

As of writing, the presidential vote count for the 2020 election is still ongoing. However, it will eventually come to an end, and election season with it. Once that happens, we’ll have two years until elections are take on the table.

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We are only one week away from the next-gen consoles dropping so it’s a pretty exciting time be a console player. However, at a $500 price tag, the new consoles are sure to take a bite out of our wallets even before we purchase any games.