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Game Engines: Why Are There So Many?

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer March 4, 2024

  All video games have to run on and be built on something. This is where different game engines come in. Game engines are the basic software of a computer or video game. There are many, many...

Silent Hill: The Short Message (Screenshot courtesy of KONAMI)

‘Silent Hill: The Short Message’ is Not the Return We All Hoped For

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer February 28, 2024

  The last few years have been amazing for survival horror games. Besides "Resident Evil" going back to its horror roots and "Alan Wake 2" significantly improving upon the first one and making...

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December Arts Desk Recommendations

  Happy December y'all, you made it. It's finally getting cold outside so break out those sweaters, ignore your finals for a few hours and curl up with these December recommendations. Films "For...

Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (Courtesy of Netflix)

‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’ is Headed in the Right Direction

By Ethan Blume, Arts Writer November 21, 2023

  The film “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” was a landmark film for most people our age. It combined video games, graphic novels and movies in a way that had never been attempted before. Years...

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‘Alan Wake 2’ Review: A Long-Awaited Return 13 Years Later

By Andre Montoya, Arts Writer November 5, 2023

  The final line in the original “Alan Wake” uttered by the eponymous protagonist as he sits trapped at the bottom of Cauldron Lake is, “It’s not a lake, it’s an ocean.” Since then,...

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November Arts Desk Recommendations

  We at the Arts Desk love good media. This is the start of a more casual monthly piece to recommend the art that has been connecting with us. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have! Films “Harry...

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Courtesy of Nintendo of America)

‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’: A Delightful Return to 2D

By Luke Jackson October 25, 2023

  It’s been a big year for everyone’s favorite Italian plumber. Our friend Mario has been embodied by Chris Pratt on the silver screen of Hollywood to unprecedented success. He’s also taken...

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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man 2:’ An Epic Web-Slinging Adventure

By Graham Jones, Arts Writer, News For U Producer October 24, 2023

  Insomniac’s “Spider-Man” was a smash success when PlayStation players first got their hands on it in 2018. It changed the landscape for superhero games. It upped expectations for developers...

The University of Utah Entertainment Arts and Engineering Master Game Studio at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Liquid Narrative Research Group: Cracking the Code on the Science of Narrative 

By Arlo Marler October 9, 2023

  Have you ever considered that there could be a science of storytelling or narrative? According to R. Michael Young, the director and founder of the Liquid Narrative Research Group, the group...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Art World

By Graham Jones, Arts Writer, News For U Producer October 7, 2023

  Of the long list of recent global issues, one of the most controversial is that of artificial intelligence. Of course, the concept of AI has been around for decades, a classic depiction being...

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