Articles by Lyle Goldader

Philadelphia Fusion’s $50 Million Surprise!

The Philadelphia Fusion has decided to make a stadium for their team here in Philly, and this isn’t some small theater. The Philadelphia Fusion team has put $50 million into construction, and it is expected to start hosting games as soon as 2021. This is huge for video games as it shows that not only “real sports” can have stadiums. Overwatch was and is still one of the biggest games in recent times, and received a lot of attention on release. This will make it so that the game has a bigger player-base, and just branches out to new communities. We decided to interview some FCS community members who have heard about the stadium.   Q: What Do You Think Of this Upcoming stadium?   Isaac Dubb ‘24 A: “I think it’s stupid and I’m being serious here. Because Overwatch is stupid and more people like other games, like Fortnite….


Discord, Skype, or Teamspeak? Which one you should use, and why.

So here we have the three titans of voice and text chat, Discord, Skype, and TeamSpeak. These three applications have been competing for the best in the world in this genre, and we’re here to set the record straight. Which one is objectively the best? Skype released in mid-2003, and was a wildly popular app, as it was the first to really accomplish what everybody had wanted. TeamSpeak released in mid-2008 and was competing with Skype up until 2015. Discord released in early 2015 and was immediately recognized to be one of the best Voice and Text chat apps in the world. It conquered over Skype and pushed Skype into a downward spiral. TeamSpeak was standing strong and was still popular, and the fight between TeamSpeak and Discord lasted a very very long time.  After a while, Discord was starting to do much better than TeamSpeak in popularity, and TeamSpeak…


Anthem vs. The Division 2: What Anthem Should Have Been and Why The Division Succeeds

     On February 22nd, 2019, the game development company, Bioware, released the game Anthem. Anthem had so much hype built up so everyone expected it to be an amazing game. But when the player base actually got to play the game, Bioware received some very unwelcome feedback. All the talk about Anthem being a good game had evaporated. Everybody hated the game; Anthem was not what was expected at all. The game has gone downhill, and talk about the game has ended, because the hype about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 was beginning. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is a game made by the game development company, Ubisoft. Ubisoft is widely known for games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is the sequel to the popular game by Ubisoft, The Division. The Division 2, which released on March 15th,…


Mandatory Vaccinations in Italy

On March 12th, 2019, Italy passed a law to make vaccinations mandatory to go to school. If your children are not vaccinated by the time they are six, the parents will be fined. Children are not allowed to go to nursery schools if they are not vaccinated, but the parents of lower and middle school will be fined up to 500 euros. This week at least 300 children were turned away from kindergarten in the city of Bologna. Before this law was in place parents could simply state that their kids had been vaccinated even if they had not, because the school, by law, did not need proof of the vaccinations.   Now we decided to interview some people on how they felt about the vaccinations becoming mandatory in Italy. Theo D. ‘24 “I think it’s a good cause and it’s a good use of time for the Italians.” Luca…


What You Should Know About Osu!

Osu! Is a free single-player game, with a multiplayer option. It is a game based off of the DS game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. It is a rhythm game for PC, but the developers are trying to push it to mobile. Although there is a test build for IOS, with a maximum user limit of 10,000. The creator’s name is Dean (Peppy) Herbert. He owns the company PPY, which runs the Osu! servers, and has its own file format (osz). The game Osu! is a game where you simply click circles to the beat of a song of your choice. There are countless songs (“beatmaps”) in the game that you can play. Osu! has a ranking system based on how well you do on the beatmap. You gain what is called PP which stands for Performance Points. Osu! has a pretty active player base, with more than 10,000 players almost always online at once. What…


Glass: A Controversial Movie

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the movie Glass. Glass may already be the most controversial movie of 2019 With critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 36/100 and the audience giving it a 75/100, this movie has pulled up a lot of controversies. With Glass featuring the characters David Dunn, Kevin Wendell Crum (The Horde), and Elijah Price, people knew this was going to be an interesting movie. David Dunn has his movie Unbreakable, The Horde has their movie Split, and Elijah Price (Mr. Glass) is the villain from Unbreakable. This movie Glass is–if you could not guess it–about Mr. Glass. This movie combines the three characters into one big movie, with the main setting being a Mental Hospital.   Summary: At the start of the movie, we see two teenagers, one of them filming the other “Superman Punching” a random citizen. David Dunn then later breaks into their house…


2018 Gaming Rewind

2018 was a great year for gaming with such games as Spider-Man PS4, Red Dead Redemption 2, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, God of War, Call of Duty: Blackout, and many more great games. It also has great sports games such as Fifa 19, Madden NFL 19 and NBA 2K19. Now onto the most popular games of 2018. The most popular games of 2018 were Fortnite, League Of Legends, Minecraft, Spider-Man PS4, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and Rocket League.   Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege: This game came out in late 2015, and spiked in popularity in late 2017- early 2018. What makes this game so interesting is the amount of new content that the developers put out each year. The standard for a year is four operations. Normally an operation consists of two new operators, a new map, and a map buff. Normally the two operators…


Review: Into The Spider-Verse

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS   Facts: The first trailer for Into The Spider-Verse was released on December 9th, 2017, exactly 11 months and 27 days before the official release. The second trailer was released on October 2nd, 2018, exactly 72 days before the official release. Unlike many other Marvel movies, Into The Spider-Verse is animated.   Ratings: Ratings: Here are some of the ratings on a few websites. Rotten Tomatoes 9.9/10, IMDb 8.6/10, Metacritic 8.3/10, IGN 9/10, Google Users 9.7/10. The average rating all around is 9.1/10   Review: I saw Into The Spider-Verse recently and I really enjoyed it. It definitely deserved the ratings that it got. Every detail, like the little dots on the screen, was a throw back to the old comic books. Also, in some of the scenes, there are these text bubbles to really express what the character was feeling. This movie focused on telling the…


Spider-Man for PS4

WARNING: BIG SPOILERS At Sony’s E3 Conference in 2017, they released the first gameplay for their new game Spider-Man. Spider-Man was then released for gold members on July 30th, 2018 and released for all users on September 7th, 2018. When this game was released, people were giving it amazing reviews; some people even went on to say, “It is a perfect game.” On the website Metacritic, Spider-Man was given an 8.7/10, IGN gave it an 8.7/10, Google Users gave the game a 9.5/10, and GameSpot gave it a 9/10.   Gameplay: First of all, the gameplay in this game is excellent. The best part (in my opinion) is the web-slinging. It is very realistic and has a great noise. Another part is the fighting animation. Spidey is kind of like a glass cannon: he does a lot of damage but is very weak. It’s like he dies in two hits….


CS:GO All-Time Greats

The one question many CS:GO fans ask is, “What is the best CS:GO team in history?” Many people will answer: the current Astralis roster or the old Fnatic roster. In this article we will be comparing what many people call the two best CS:GO teams in history.   Current Astralis Roster: dev1ce (AWPer/Rifler) dupreeh (Rifler/Entry Fragger) Xypn9x (Support/Rifler) gla1ve (IGL) Magisk (Rifler/Lurker)   Former Fnatic Roster: olofmeister (Lurker/Secondary AWPer) KRiMZ (Support) JW (AWPer) flusha (Rifler) Pronax (IGL) These two rosters are considered the best ever in CS:GO history. Of course it is hard to compare two rosters from different times, but we will try our best. We will be judging them on tournament placement and overall skill in the players. We will be counting the amount of tournament wins each roster had. Astralis has won eleven tournaments with its current roster; they have only had nine months to win these tournaments…


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