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The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 8

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Jack Martin, Podcaster

April 1, 2019

On Jack Martin's agenda? "Borderlands 3" and two rumored Nintendo Switch models.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 7

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Jack Martin, Podcaster

March 25, 2019

Jack Martin discusses Google Stadia, the new Nintendo Direct style livestreams from Xbox and PlayStation, and Cuphead’s arrival on Nintendo Switch.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 6

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Jack Martin, Podcaster

March 18, 2019

Jack Martin discusses "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" coming PC, a new battle royale mode for "Battlefield V," and a new multiplayer update for "No Man’s Sky." 

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 5

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Jack Martin, Podcaster

March 4, 2019

Jack Martin discusses the new "Pokémon" coming to Switch, the anticipated reveal of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" and more "Resident Evil" games coming to the Switch.

Wargroove: Get Ready to Get Your Groove On

Wargroove: Get Ready to Get Your Groove On

Patrick Kline, Photo Editor

February 27, 2019

The story will get you hooked on this type of turn-based play, but it is in the multiplayer that this game truly shines.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 4

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Jack Martin, Podcaster

February 25, 2019

In today’s episode of The Polygonal Sunrise, Jack Martin discusses Reggie Fils-Aime’s exit from Nintendo, the rumored next hardware from Xbox and the end of PS Vita production in Japan.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 3

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Jack Martin, Contributor

February 18, 2019

Jack Martin discusses the hundreds of Activision Blizzard employees who were laid off last week, Nintendo's announcement of new games and release dates at their Nintendo Direct, and Sony's comments on its E3 absence.

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 2

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Jack Martin, Contributor

February 11, 2019

Today's news: New Titanfall this week and Xbox Live's expansion to Nintendo

The Polygonal Sunrise Podcast: Episode 1

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Jack Martin, Contributor

February 4, 2019

Today's news: A new "Titanfall Battle Royale" on the way, first-party Sony developers move to focus on PS5 and a rumored cheaper Nintendo Switch may be on the horizon.

Is FOMO driving our need to overshare?

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Jill Webb, Contributor

November 10, 2017

There’s no denying that millennials are phone addicts; we all know that. But why do we check our phones so much, even when no one is texting us?

W.E.B. Du Bois Library takes on the digital age

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Meghan Parsons, Contributor

October 20, 2017

A library without books was once unthinkable, now it seems inevitable. Amherst Wire’s Meghan Parsons explains how college libraries adapt to the digital age.

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for ‘smart band-aids’

Gov. Baker awards grants to UMass researchers for 'smart band-aids'

Bryan Bowman, Senior Reporter

October 10, 2017

Gov. Charlie Baker awarded University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers a $500,000 grant on Friday for the development of flexible, wearable electronics, or “smart band-aids.”

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