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The Pandemic is Proof That Video Games Are Good For You

A snapshot from the Nintendo Switch game
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....

Activision Blizzard Employees Are Being Severely Underpaid

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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...

New Nintendo Leaks Both Good and Bad for Gaming Industry

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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...

Lootboxes May Be Here to Stay Awhile

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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...

The $70 Video Game is Becoming a Frightening Possibility

Video games at the library on April 3, 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT.
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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...

Electronic Arts Moves Games to Steam in New Partnership

Video Games. (Photo by Curtis Lin | Daily Utah Chronicle)
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...

Gill’s Favorite Games of 2019

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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...

Gaming Corner: Pushing the Boundaries of Game Design with Twine

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November 10, 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...

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

November 6, 2019

The video game industry has had its ups and downs, but game developers continue to find ways to push creativity and innovation to make the next big hit. These innovations lead to fads — trends in genre...

Local Cosplayers Connect to Their Favorite Characters

Sami, from Lamae Cosplay, crafted her favorite video game character Lilith from
October 26, 2019

There’s a symbiotic relationship between video games and cosplay. Each builds off of the strengths of the other and ties together fans on either side. Those who enjoy cosplaying often have fallen in...

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