Get ready for group gaming this month with new releases

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Grab your friends and get set to party like its 1998 with the return of Nintendo's hit fran- chise Mario Party.

Super Mario Party sees the return of Toad as the host of the insane board game/ minigame extravaganza.

The game returns to its roots with new game boards that players will have to navigate to locate stars. The players will take turns hitting the dice block to move their character through the map. After all players turns have passed, there will be the traditional minigame.

The Switch's Joy-con controller can be used giving players the games that use normal button controls and motion control games.

Just like other Mario Par- ty games, this one will feature brand new characters and games for friends to hate each

other over.
Nintendo pulled out all the

stops with this game with one of the largest rosters of play- able characters in the franchise, including Mario, Luigi, Rosalina, Dry Bones, Boo, Koopa Troopa, Hammer Bro, Princess Peach, Princess Dai- sy, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Shy Guy, Bowser, Wario, and Waluigi, along with newcomers Bowser Jr., Diddy Kong, Pom Pom, Monty Mole, and Goomba.

The game has more than 80 new minigames that come in four players, 1vs 3, 2 vs 2, Ally, and Co-op, that will keep the party going late into the night.

Super Mario Party will also feature a franchise- first online

multiplayer version, that will al- low players to go head to head, team up, or just play games with friends across the world.

Super Mario world will not support pro controllers and will also not support handheld mode, as it seems to be more formatted for the big screen.

If pre-purchased through Nintendo, players will receive double Gold Points.

The party starts Oct. 5, so get your friends and snacks ready to stay up late not doing home- work.

• If tempers Flair up, then challenge your friends to 2K Sports' newest game WWE 2K19 and take out your aggres- sion in a steel cage.

The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows. It features new games modes and plenty of the classic ones as well.

This year's showcase features the career of Daniel Bryan; play- ers will be able to play highlight moments throughout his career.

There are new factions to

join and the ability to edit the championship belts more than previous entries.

The roster will be packed tighter than a battle royal with more than 200 wrestlers from both Raw and Smackdown as well as NXT.

The Standard Edition game cost $60, the Deluxe Edition cost $90 and gives players ac- cess to Rey Mysterio and Ronda Rousey, the million-dollar chal- lenge and the season one pass.

The WOOOOO! Edition cost $130 and is for the most styling and profiling of gamers, it includes all the Deluxe Edi- tion plus allows players to re- live some memorable moments from the Nature Boy Ric Flair's career.

The box also contains an individually numbered Hall of Fame replica ring, Ric Flair Funko doll, and a commemora- tive plaque featuring a piece of Ric Flair's Robe.

Microsoft is finally adding support for Xbox One

Microsoft last week an- nounced plans to finally bring mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One as early as next month to select Xbox Insiders.

Yes, that was read correctly; Finally, after years of fans beg- ging for the much-anticipated support, it looks like it will fi- nally be happening.

Microsoft has even said that it will be up to developers if their game gets the upgrade.

Warframe will be the first game to get the change.

Most wired or wireless USB keyboards and mice will work, Microsoft says. They will also be teaming up with Razer to bring high-end gear specifically for the Xbox One.

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Club Fair next Tuesday

If you want to join a club at Highline but have questions, visit the Club Fair next Tuesday. The fair will take place in the Mt. Constance room in Building 8. The fair will occur from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, and will have representatives from many of the clubs on campus.

Help with Transfer Portfolio

Students who are planning on transferring to a four-year school but need help with their personal statement essay can attend a seminar on Thursday, Feb. 1. The event will take place in the MESA Center in Building 25 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Students who want their portfolios reviewed by a representative from surrounding colleges will have that opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the Mt. Constance room from 1:30-4 p.m. Students must register by Jan. 25. You can register in Building 6 in the Transfer Center, or online at

Women's Programs giving tree brings gifts to children

The annual Women’s Program Giving Tree raised enough contributions to help 27 families, which helped give gifts to 70 children. The Women Program and WorkFirst Services Office sponsored the event in December.

Academic Success Centers open house

The Academic Success Centers is holding an open house today from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on floor 6 of the Library. Students will be able to inquire about AANAPISI, the Math Resource Center, MESA, Puente, the Tutoring Center, Umoja, and the Writing Center. The Academic Success Centers offers help on assignments, and has tutoring services.

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