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N.D. delegates enter Dem convention spilt between Clinton, Sanders
Press Pass: Dickinson rental prices and occupancy in free fall, Clinton tabs Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as running mate, Stark County Commission approves courthouse renovation contract, DirecTV viewers in western N.D. still without ABC affiliate KMBY
German-Iranian gunman kills at least nine in Munich shopping mall
Former KKK leader David Duke to run for U.S. Senate
Man dies in rollover near Rugby
crime and courts
nation and world
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Enbridge reaches $172M settlement for Kalamazoo spill
Halliburton sees ‘modest uptick’ in rig count this year
Reducing children's exposure to violence starts with ‘stronger political will’
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
VCRs -- an ‘80s living room wonder -- to go out of production this month
Community Health Needs Assessment report available online
Riding for veterans: American Legion Riders chapter plans Legacy Benefit Run
Gibson’s strong outing helps Twins edge Boston
Scoreboard of July 22, 2016
Stroh now fifth in saddle bronc riding after second go at NHSFR
James Hayden named new head coach of Dickinson High girls golf program
Cowboys RB Elliott denies accusations of domestic violence
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
Other Views: Let governor’s residence construction proceed
good bad and ugly
Diane K. Berger
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
June 8, 2015
Patrick Hope: Clever girl
“Jurassic World” comes out this week, so it only seems fair to write about something dinosaur-themed. Let’s see what we’ve got. There’s “Dino Park Tycoon” that I played in seventh grade. But there’s not really much to say there. Or maybe “Radical Rex,” which falls...
June 8, 2015 - 11:24pm
June 1, 2015
Hope: A Night in the “Tropics”
With the release of “Splatoon” this past week, we have yet another potential Nintendo franchise upon us. And if there's one thing Nintendo...
June 1, 2015 - 6:07pm
May 25, 2015
Patrick Hope: U Canton touch this
With the possible exception of the first “Modern Warfare,” no game has produced more clones than “Grand Theft Auto III.” After its 2001 release, open-world action games became the hot new killer app and more linear action games were forced to adapt. But do you know what’s...
May 25, 2015 - 10:08pm
May 21, 2015
Patrick Hope: Cruis’n control
I’ve often alluded to arcade games here, but never actually did a full column devoted to them. Yeah, there was the whole “Mortal Kombat” thing, but I talked mostly about the console versions there. But that changes here. While fighting games may have dominated the last real...
May 21, 2015 - 1:39am
May 11, 2015
Patrick Hope: Welcome to Preorder Bonus Stage!
Over my years of playing video games, one aspect that has progressively become a bigger and bigger deal has been preordering stuff. Before I got my video game news online, goodness knows I knew almost nothing about upcoming releases and certainly wouldn’t have gone to plunk down...
May 11, 2015 - 6:09pm
May 4, 2015
Patrick Hope: The biggest sleep
Satire is arguably one of the hardest sub-genres of comedy to pull off well. Sure, you can hit on something good, but more often than not, you’re going to get some disaster like WWE’s “Obama vs. Hillary” segment or the entirety of the “Scary Movie” franchise. This is no...
May 4, 2015 - 10:46pm
April 27, 2015
Hope: It's a secret to everybody
It should come as little surprise that one of the more common techniques I use in writing Welcome to Bonus Stage is to draw inspiration from a previous column. In the almost two years I've been doing this, I've managed to string together a few really long combos where one column...
April 27, 2015 - 8:54pm
April 20, 2015
Hope: Flawless victory
I was playing “Mortal Kombat X” (which is quite good, by the way) the other night when a thought came to me. “Mortal Kombat” has managed to stay largely relevant for more than 20 years at this point while walking a thin line of innovation and staying true to what made...
April 20, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 14, 2015
Hope: Becky's Big Adventure
This was another one of those weeks when I didn't know exactly what to write about, so I randomly chose a game from my big game spreadsheet. And the wheel of fortune has chosen a game that, in retrospect, is way more interesting than it initially appeared: “Resident Evil 0.” “Resident...
April 14, 2015 - 1:01am
'Not just a video game': Block by block, Minecraft helps build human connections
FARGO - You might think of Minecraft as just another video game, but don't tell that to the legions of parents, teachers and other fans in this...
April 14, 2015 - 1:00am
April 6, 2015
Patrick Hope: Targeting the right demo
It’s a fact of gaming that some aspects of the hobby are going to end up as weird, outmoded relics. Whether it’s experimental stuff like the Virtual Boy, which became a disaster as it turns out that no one outside of (or I guess in as well) 1995 bought into the whole virtual...
April 6, 2015 - 11:04pm
March 30, 2015
Patrick Hope: Jurassic snark
We’ve all had a lot of fun at the expense of the “Assassin’s Creed” series lately, what with the games becoming largely copy-and-paste yearly releases that don’t even work correctly and the nonsensical stories. It’s all quite fun. Or maybe we make fun of them because the...
March 30, 2015 - 10:37pm
March 23, 2015
Patrick Hope: Covering the basics
Back before the Internet, there were very few ways to find out about games, especially if you weren’t one of the cool kids who subscribed to Nintendo Power or some like magazine. In fact, when you showed up at Walmart or KMart (RIP), you more or less had two pieces of info on a...
March 23, 2015 - 6:27pm
March 16, 2015
Patrick Hope: Rock the Dragon
There’s this apocryphal story among English teachers that a student once complained that Shakespeare was boring because he wrote entirely in cliches. “Dragon Ball Z” is one of the anime equivalents of that. It is one of the pioneers of insanely long fights, energy blasts as...
March 16, 2015 - 6:55pm
March 9, 2015
Patrick Hope: The game dreams are made of
From the first time she walked into my office, I knew that “L.A. Noire” was trouble. A lot of those open-world Rockstar broads had passed through over the years, but she was different. She wasn’t just interested in fun and games, if you know what I mean. Oh, she promised me...
March 9, 2015 - 11:00pm