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RTX at Home Entertains Audiences Virtually for a Second Year

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 17, 2021

  Touted as “the world’s greatest" animation, gaming and entertainment event, RTX returns for its 11th year, with a second digital alternative to its annual convention RTX at Home July 8-17. Conference...

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FanX Returns With New Guest Announcements

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer March 4, 2021

  The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention has announced its first celebrity guests for its 2021 event, which is set to take place Sept. 16–18. The convention has successfully put on 12 events over...

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The Pandemic is Proof That Video Games Are Good For You

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer November 14, 2020

  Prior to March 2020, I was the half-committed type of video game player — mostly dabbling with "Zelda" during semester breaks, or "Super Smash" when I got together with friends on the weekends....

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Activision Blizzard Employees Are Being Severely Underpaid

By Colter Hendrickson August 18, 2020

  Employees at Blizzard, a long-standing game developing giant, are less than happy with their pay. Recently, an internal survey among Blizzard revealed that a lot of their employees are unhappy...

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New Nintendo Leaks Both Good and Bad for Gaming Industry

By Colter Hendrickson August 10, 2020

  A massive amount of Nintendo data has been anonymously leaked onto the web of late. Over the past two weeks, thousands of confidential developer files of varied types have been dumped anonymously...

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Lootboxes May Be Here to Stay Awhile

By Colter Hendrickson July 26, 2020

  Anyone even mildly familiar with popular topics in gaming might have stumbled across lootboxes once or twice in the news. The topic seems to resurface once every few months, but there’s a reason...

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The $70 Video Game is Becoming a Frightening Possibility

By Colter Hendrickson July 18, 2020

  It is no secret that there is a hard-set limit to how expensive video games can go. Ask any avid gamer — or even people who aren’t very familiar with games — how much a top-tier video game...

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Electronic Arts Moves Games to Steam in New Partnership

By Colter Hendrickson July 12, 2020

  It is fairly well-known amongst gamers, and even non-gamers, that game titles are frequently released exclusively for one launcher, platform or even console. However, following the influx of...

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Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer December 8, 2019

Warning: There may be mild spoilers for the following games. This year was a limited yet spectacular year for games. I had a hard time putting some of my favorites down. I couldn't rank these titles...

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Gaming Corner: Pushing the Boundaries of Game Design with Twine

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer November 11, 2019

No attached price tags. No prior knowledge of a programming language required. Simple enough to learn in under an hour. Many gamers are less familiar with Twine than game creation programs big-budget studios...

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