Things to buy: January 22


Reagan Roy

patrickPatrick’s Picks:

What A Terrible World What A Wonderful World

Price: $12.00

For the uninitiated, the Decemberists’ music is a oddly hyperliterate form of folk-rock with the occasional genre shift or ballad thrown in the mix. Ironically, What A Terrible World is significantly less morose than the band’s previous work. The albums’ pop influences ought to make it much more accessible to most Manual students.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Price: $60.00

In a year when the video game industry has already suffered a number of high-profile failures, Dragon Age: Inquisition offers a high quality AAA role-playing game for those who value substance over style but don’t feel like sacrificing the latter of the two. The game has received high praise from reviewers and does not require as much investment of time  as other games I’ve recommended such as Dota 2. Let’s call Inquisition more friendly to someone with a Manual schedule.


Rreaganeagan’s Picks:

American Sniper

Price: $8.50-$13.00

“American Sniper,” the new Clint Eastwood movie starring Bradley Cooper, is based off the true story of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle. The film received a 74% critics’ rating from Rotten Tomatoes, and is perfect for those who enjoy thrilling movies.

Dying Light

Price: $59.99

If you are a fan of horror-based video games, Dying Light is for you. The object of this game is to survive through the day and run through the night while avoiding the aggressive zombies. Dying Light was developed by Techland and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  This game will be available for the Xbox 360, Xbox 1, PS3 and PS4, and will be released on Feb. 17.



Haeli’s Picks:

The Imitation Game

Price: $8.50-$13.00

This movie tells the story of Alan Turing, a Cambridge alumnus who succeeded in cracking Nazi codes during World War II. The film is currently nominated for eight Oscars and is destined to become a classic.