Gotta’ Catch Them All
By: Travis Swiatlo
In 1998, the world was introduced to Pokemon Red and Blue, a video game that marked the beginning of what would become a multi-billion dollar franchise. Gameplay involved navigating yourself through a fictional region, while trying to become a Pokemon Champion. Mastering the game involved catching all 151 Pokemon, earning all eight gym badges, defeating the Elite Four (a group of trainers with very powerful Pokemon) and finally your rival.
Pokemon’s popularity was electric and would quickly draw in a large and loyal fan-base. Its popularity allowed Pokemon to spawn more games, an anime series, movies, trading cards and much more. Each game released broke sales records, and with the introduction of more generations of Pokemon, the attraction grew. Upcoming versions, Sun and Moon, are to be released in November later this year with a new generation of Pokemon.
Although the games received much praise both from players and reviewers, many avid fans of the game longed for the day when they would be able to catch their very own Pokemon in the real world. On July 6, that hope became a reality with the release of Pokemon Go.
Pokemon Go is a free, mobile game that allows players to catch Pokemon in a virtual reality using the real world. The game starts by creating an avatar that moves using your GPS location...
Concerts in the Park - Orquesta Latin Heat
by Larry Sacks
The Summer Concerts in the Park continued to turn up the heat and get people on their feet dancing. On Friday night, July 22, the Concerts in the Park series continued with the return of Orquesta Latin Heat, a very popular Salsa band. Heat performed last year to a large crowd, but this year’s crowd easily topped 450 people, making it one of the best well-attended concerts in the Concerts in the Park series.
Judging how well a band is received by the audience can normally be a daunting task. But not always...