Why "Cyberpunk 2077" will suck

Technews Writer
Sep 17, 2018
Usually when a game does a gameplay reveal at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the game developers try to make sure that the game looks way better than it actually is. Do you remember a game called Watchdogs? Ubisoft, the company behind Watchdogs, made sure that the gameplay reveal for that looked extra crispy and extra smooth. The audience was left at the edge of their seats, and despite a deplorable actual game, the company managed to sell 10 million copies. Interestingly enough, CD PROJEKT RED, another game developer known for its game series The Witcher, revealed their gameplay footage at E3, and interestingly enough, it seems like they did not try hard to make the game seem interesting. They really showed what CyberPunk 2077 is at its core: a boring RPG.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3

Hidden History: the Kolibri 2.7mm pistol

Editor-in-Chief
Sep 08, 2018
In 1914, Austrian watchmaker Franz Pfanni decided to try his hand at creating a self-defense pistol. Given the microscopic nature of his usual work, he adopted a “smaller is better” approach to the pistol he designed. The result was what is, to this date, the smallest pistol ever created.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

WIIT Reviews: Pitchfork Festival 2018

TechNews Writers
Sep 07, 2018
(Before the review starts, I just want to point out that I have no specific education in music. I enjoy music a lot, but this review is going to be unpretentious as it was my first festival, and I was not high enough as everybody else was at the festival to properly feel the vibe.)
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

Bronzeville’s newest specialty fast food spot makes a meal of Belgian fries

Technews Writer
Sep 10, 2018
Friistyle really stands out once you head inside, though, serving an entirely unique kind of entrée: fries. Usually relegated to the status of soggy side dish, thick Belgian-style fries are the basis of every meal made in this small, bustling spot. The entirely gluten-free menu includes fries topped with sweet chicken wings, roasted lamb, jerk salmon, Italian beef, and plenty more. Unlike typical loaded fries, the toppings don’t overwhelm their potato underpinnings. The fries at Friistyle are cut thick and double-fried, impervious even to toppings like jerk barbecue sauce and melted smoked cheese.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

The shape of things to come for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

TechNews Writer
Sep 10, 2018
Riding on the huge waves of the success of “Avengers: Infinity War,” (and the “smaller”, pun intended, success of “Ant-Man and the Wasp”) the future prospects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) look very promising. While there may not be any more MCU films coming out during 2018, fans still have much to anticipate in the coming years.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

Illinois Tech A Capella Hosts Open Mic Night

Technews Writer
Aug 31, 2018
What Saturday night is complete without a little entertainment? On Saturday, August 25, Illinois Tech’s a capella groups set out to provide patrons of the Bog with an evening of music and enjoyment. Kicking off the year with an open mic night, Illinois Tech A Capella got students interested in the organization and ready to try their hand at performing. They also hosted their auditions on August 28 and 29.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 2

LEGO set review: LEGO Brand Store (set #40305)

Interim Editor-in-Chief
Aug 27, 2018
A LEGO set review of a LEGO set that is a LEGO store? Sure, why not? This year’s first LEGO set review is on set #40305, the LEGO Brand Store. Only available from official LEGO stores (the closest one to campus being on the second floor of Water Tower Place along the Magnificent Mile), this meta set, as its name implies, is a miniature version of a LEGO store in minifigure scale.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 1