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Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

By Christopher Payne

March 18, 2019

  Maybe you’ve heard of “Ape Out” before. Maybe you’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming indie games to pick up. Maybe you were a fan of the “Hotline Miami” games and couldn’t wait for Devolver Digital’s newest production. Or maybe you are entirely innocent — as I was — an...

Gaming Corner: Anthem

Gaming Corner: Anthem

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill

March 12, 2019

Opening Week Chris: Roughly two weeks have passed since Bioware’s “Anthem” released on Feb. 22, and so far it’s been a comedy of errors. The game has faced one debacle after another since its first bug-ridden debut, most recently including game-breaking console crashes and a weapon system ...

“Captain Marvel” Blasts Off Despite Initial Backlash

“Captain Marvel” Blasts Off Despite Initial Backlash

By Christopher Payne

March 10, 2019

  “Captain Marvel” faced a boycott, an onslaught of criticisms and even faked negative reviews before its release on Thursday, March 7. Online, countless voices attacked the casting of Brie Larson in the lead role of Captain Marvel along with Marvel’s trend towards producing more diverse m...

Arts Calendar: March 2019

Arts Calendar: March 2019

By Hannah Keating and Christopher Payne

March 4, 2019

  "Chicago Nights" Odyssey Dance Theater Feb. 27, March 1, 7, 9 The Odyssey Dance Theater will bring Chicago to life in the midst of the roaring twenties with “Chicago Nights.” Prepare yourself for the mobsters, violence and jazz of the 1920s presented through dance. This work is dir...

Gaming Corner: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’

Gaming Corner: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’

By Christopher Payne

February 27, 2019

For Starters In "Far Cry 3," the character Vaas says, “Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again, expecting sh*t to change.” By its own definition, Ubisoft’s “Far Cry” series has proven itself entirely mad. Every game — whether it takes place in Africa, tropical Pacific islands, the Himal...

The Gaming World Meets Title IX: Paving the Way for Women in Esports

The Gaming World Meets Title IX: Paving the Way for Women in Esports

By Christopher Payne

February 24, 2019

  With an average viewership of 98.2 million people, this year’s Super Bowl LIII was the least-watched Super Bowl in 11 years. Even if you add up all viewers across in-home televisions and official streaming sites — and then add an estimated 12 million for those watching at sports bars ...

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

“Happy Death Day 2U:” A Great Experience with a Bad Movie

By Christopher Payne

February 14, 2019

  "Happy Death Day 2U" isn’t a good movie. The characters are shallow with little to no development. The narrative has a lot of potential that is entirely lost in poor writing and disappointing plot twists. As a horror film, it relies exclusively on the predictable jump scares that defined...

Equality in EAE: The Fight for Female Representation

Equality in EAE: The Fight for Female Representation

By Christopher Payne

February 12, 2019

  Riot Games, the company behind the popular video game “League of Legends,” has been through a storm of controversy this past year. Last November, two employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company on the grounds of gender discrimination. The move came shortly after the video...

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