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Volume 84 (Fall 2012 - Spring 2013)

Good Things Happen in E3s

entertainment_e3Come every June, video game fanatics know the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), is sure to rock the foundation of the gaming community.

Whether you watched, didn’t watch or didn’t know it was happening, it is easy to get lost in the extensive coverage from the four days of this event. Most companies had their share of hits and misses, but a few announcements blew the audience away.

Nintendo had a few interesting comments, mostly revolving around their upcoming platform, the Wii U. This multi-platform gaming console comes with a tablet, allowing the players to control both the game and the television set - though players can buy a controller for the more traditional experience. Pikmin 3 and Super Mario U have already been announced for this system.

“The next generation is a place where the best idea, not the biggest budget, will win,” says Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo. He obviously had no qualms about unleashing the next generation of gaming. While no release date was given during the convention, most think it will be available this November.

Microsoft was on-point throughout, delivering a series of major game footage, including demos for Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Black Ops II, Tomb Raider and Halo 4.

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Train Rolls Through the MAC Facility

entertainment_trainThe widely loved pop band known as Train performed at the MAC on August 30 as part of their California 37 tour. Fans from all over New Jersey swarmed campus to get a glimpse of the famed musicians, whose performance was set to follow Mat Kearney and his band. The two artists have toured together previously.

Mathew Kearney, who was born in Oregon but now lives in Tennessee, has had songs featured on numerous “Top Selling” charts.

Train, which is stationed in San Francisco, consists of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums). The band released their first album in 1998 and has since released seven albums, with their latest, California 37, coming out after a three year hiatus.

Some were there just for the experience of a live musical performance, while others were life-long Train fans. “We’ve seen them over twenty times - and I saw them twice on my birthday one year,” said Leslie Brown-Correll, a local Train fan. She then added, “They haven’t done a bad show yet.”

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