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Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dragon Age: Inquisition Review – A Fresh Start

There was a moment in “Dragon Age: Inquisition” where the hours of content in BioWare’s massive new game sneaked up on me. As I approached the top of a cliff and a gorgeous vista a little counter indicated that after two hours of exploring one of the game’s massive areas, I’d discovered just four of […]

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Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Nov. 24 and Dec. 1.

The Crew (PS4 / Xbox One / PC / Xbox 360) Ubisoft has had a somewhat tumultuous month, but the publishing giant is set to make a rare foray into the racing genre at the start of next week. “The Crew” was originally planned for early November, but a packed lineup of competition got it […]

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UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte builds on a new Homecoming tradition

In mid October, a small house slowly began to rise on the corner of University City Boulevard and John Kirk Drive, just behind East Deck. Two weeks and more than 250 volunteers later, Peggy McMullen’s new house – and UNC Charlotte’s homecoming Habitat for Humanity project – is finally ready to head for it’s permanent […]

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Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Oct. 28 and Nov. 4

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Weeks of Oct. 28 and Nov. 4

Sunset Overdrive It has been a slow start for the two leaders in the current console race. Both launched a handful of middling titles around the time their consoles hit the streets, but the reality of development created a lull as more ambitious games were delayed. “Sunset Overdrive” was a surprise hit when it was […]

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Gaming Roundup: Week of Oct. 13

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Gaming Roundup: Week of Oct. 13

The Evil Within The horror genre has recently seen a massive re-emergence in video games, with titles like “Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs” and “Outlast” sparking a slew of other scary games. It wouldn’t be October without a few screams, and “The Evil Within” has the pedigree to create more than a few. It’s director, […]

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Jazz Arts Initiative Brings Syncopation to Charlotte

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Jazz Arts Initiative Brings Syncopation to Charlotte

Jazz has always occupied an interesting spot in American music. It encompasses many different famous styles, and today it often finds new life through fusion into modern music. Even as other genres cropped up and outgrew its popularity, jazz continued along at its own unique pace. It’s a consistency fitting of the music’s laid-back attitude. […]

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A few games you can expect this October

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
A few games you can expect this October

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor “Shadow of Mordor” puts players in the boots of Talion, a ranger who’s killed alongside his family and resurrected by a spirit of vengeance. The game earned buzz earlier this year with the unveiling of its unique “nemesis system,” which allows the outcomes of individual combat encounters to dynamically impact the […]

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“Gotham” Slides Into the Grime of Batman’s Origins

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
“Gotham” Slides Into the Grime of Batman’s Origins

  There was a time when the city of Gotham was an even worse place, or so fans of the comics have long been told. Exploration into the period before Bruce Wayne fought his way to the top of Gotham’s underworld is rare outside of the comics though. In most cases, Wayne’s parents are shot […]

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Friday Night Comedy Series Review

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Friday Night Comedy Series Review

Photos by Christina Harris. “Those ‘ohs’ aren’t gonna make me stop,” Byron Bowers said, chastising the crowd for their response to one of his jokes during his Sept. 5 performance on campus. Perhaps they should have. Bowers, joined by Mia Jackson, opened up this fall’s Friday Night Comedy series in the Cone building on a […]

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Weekend movie tracker: May 2

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Weekend movie tracker: May 2

Finals start this week for UNC Charlotte students, but not everyone is buried under exams – and not everyone actually studies all week either. If you feel like slacking, or you’re ahead of the game and ready to wind down at the end of the semester, consider dropping by theaters for one of these movies […]

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Summer 2014 music guide

| April 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Summer 2014 music guide

Summer might not start until June 21 this year, but summer vacation is quickly bearing down on UNC Charlotte. For most students, summer vacation means more free time, and going to concerts is near the top of the list of ways to spend it. Here’s a rundown of notable concerts coming to Charlotte this summer. […]

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Weekend movie tracker: April 18

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Weekend movie tracker: April 18

After being teased by summer weather only to be struck with a freeze warning later this week, we here at the Niner Times will be staying in until kinder temperatures prevail. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend, but if mother nature changes her mind here’s a few movies to check out while staying warm […]

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“KEEPING WATCH” on art with an impact

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
“KEEPING WATCH” on art with an impact

Superman sits directly over the heart of Joyce Dallal’s “The Other Toy Story,” a giant metal toddler filled with toys currently on display in The Projective Eye Gallery on UNC Charlotte’s Center City campus. The famously impervious superhero fits nicely with theme of non-recyclable plastics and the rather drastic impact they have on our environment. […]

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Weekend movie tracker: March 21

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Weekend movie tracker: March 21

The Grand Budapest Hotel In the world of directing Wes Anderson is a relative newcomer, hitting his stride in 1998 with the release of “Rushmore” and doling out a handful of critically acclaimed films over the past decade. Anderson’s newest movie, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” is the director’s usual brand of small-market critical darling with […]

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