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The Coffee District; a Classy Place to Get TrashedThe Newest Hot Spot in Downtown Atlantic

By: Amanda Leth and Sam Kessler

The perfect night from start to finish. Downtown Atlantic has a new addition, The Coffee District. Unlike the many sterile overpriced wannabe hotspots in downtown Atlantic, The coffee district really makes an impression.

Rosemary Kelly, a downtown regular agrees “This place is defiantly an asset to downtown Atlantic, which is normally so overcrowded”

What impressed us the most: Hands Down the full service bar. With one of the most tasty and eclectic selections, you’re likely to down six or seven drinks before you find one that’s not an automatic favorite. They have everything from bitch wine to pumpkin flavored beer. My favorite drink was the Expresso-tini, it sounds just like what it is, an espresso with alcohol. If you’re going healthy, or just don’t feel like having fun, there is a large selection of all natural fruit smoothies.

Atmosphere: A perfect place for a first date. It’s an intimate combination of beauty and modern art. It’s a blend of all the places a trendy college student might end up at during a night out. But if you do plan on going, check your attitude at the door. The staff makes it their personal mission to be friendly and laid back.

Food: a full menu of healthy choices. My favorite healthy appetizer was the Prosciutto Roll. Or if you desire to maintain your jelly belly, there are defentailnty foods to keep you satisfied. Like starbucks, they have an awesome selection of coffees. Unlike Starbucks their coffee isn’t pricy and all of their coffee beans are roasted the night before or the same morning.

Would we go there again? Without a doubt

Sega Rally Revo

By: Daniel Alexander Nigro

The first game that I truly fell in love with was Sega’s Daytona USA. With its easy to pick up drifting gameplay mechanics, awesome graphics and sound, and great multiplayer, I became convinced that Sega was the king of arcade racers- and with followups like Daytona USA 2, Sega Super GT, Initial D, and Out Run 2, my convictions were only reinforced. Now, Sega is bringing back another one of their classic racers with Sega Rally Revo.

Sega Rally Revo is an offroad racer that is structured like a rallycross race, with six cars on the track at once. The unique wrinkle here is that the terrain is deformable- everytime you drive over a surface, the tires cause the surface to detirioate, forcing you to rework your racing lines as a result. No two laps will ever be the same, and with 15 tracks spread across six enviroments like jungles, snow and tropical areas, this ensures great variety. Of course, the classic Sega mechanics are there, as well, featuring arcade-style drifting and ease of play, combined with white-

Backing up the course selection is the choice of 30 cars, featuring rally legends like the Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, Lancia Stratos, and exotic machines like a Hummer H3 racer and even a Porsche clone. You can take these cars to the races through a single-player championship mode or online with up to six players.

Sega Rally Revo

$60 (PS3, X360), $50 (PC), $40 (PSP)

PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, PC

Due out early October

How the West was Revived

Shoot-em-up westerner 3:10 to Yuma is wildly explosive

by Phillip Valys Entertainment Writer

Like tumbleweeds drifting along the cinematic ghost towns of yesteryear, the Western genre is an endangered species hardly anyone uses anymore.

Exactly two Westerns (Open Range, The Proposition) have graced mainstream screens in the last four years, so it’s alarming to notice 3:10 to Yuma exists at all. It’s a tantalizing reimagining of the 1957 namesake starring Glenn Ford, but it outclasses the original as a profound character study set in post-Civil War 1860s.

Downtrodden Dan Evans (Christian Bale) is an Arizona rancher whose bothersome prosthetic leg – the product of friendly fire while stationed as a Union solider – lands him in financial hardship. To settle a loan debt with a local land baron, Evans agrees to escort notorious outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) aboard a 3:10 train to Yuma prison.

Along the sagebrush trail amid miles of endless prairie, Wade, Evans and a handful of lawmen trade smoky gunfire with a bloodthirsty posse led by Wade’s second-in-command, trigger-happy henchman Charlie Prince (Ben Foster).

Bale and Crowe deliver powerhouse performances here against a backdrop of dazzling red rock canyons and smartly-choreographed gunfights so grisly they rival the O.K. Corral. Yuma also rustles up a fine supporting cast (Peter Fonda as a grizzled Pinkerton is outstanding).

Yet beyond the stunning kinetic gunfights and tipped-over stagecoaches are the genre-pushing fireside psychological powwows between the steely-eyed, honey-tongued Wade and the buttoned-up family man Evans. There’s an exquisite undercurrent of palpable energy in these scenes, especially when viewers realize that Yuma is not so much a hero vs. villain scuffle than an unflinching exercise in that oft-bewildering gray territory: what is justice anyway?