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Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

By Christopher Payne

September 7, 2019

  The gaming industry has never been kind to studious, broke college students. It seems that every autumn — especially come November, as we hit that peak time between midterms and finals — we're hit with an onslaught of incredible video games, back-to-back. It's overwhelming and there's never...

University of Utah’s Varsity Esports Tryouts are Underway

University of Utah’s Varsity Esports Tryouts are Underway

By Ray Gill

August 29, 2019

  Beyond the realm of buying, selling and playing games, there’s a world out there that’s growing massively: competitions for titles and prizes in televised and live-streamed competitive gaming tournaments. This is the world of esports. Millions of viewers tune in across platforms like Y...

Video Games: A New Yet Traditional Art Form

Video Games: A New Yet Traditional Art Form

By Ray Gill

August 26, 2019

  Although they’re often overlooked, video games are more important than ever. These days video games are finally gaining the respect they’ve always deserved as an art form. Defining what art is can be dependent on several factors, and they are often subjective. Video games may best be defined...

Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

By Ray Gill

August 21, 2019

  Warning: This review may contain spoilers for “Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition.” Have you ever seen a game that juxtaposes cuteness with deadliness before? Games like “Hollow Knight” and “The Binding of Isaac" have tried this unlikely combo. However, combine these two aspects wi...

Gaming Corner: ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Gaming Corner: ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

By Ray Gill

July 14, 2019

  Warning: This review may contain spoilers for "Super Mario Maker 2." "Super Mario Maker 2" has been a long anticipated game for many fans. It was finally released June 28 — four years after the first game⁠ — for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has since put a lot of work into allowing...

Salt Lake Gaming Con — Small but Strong

Salt Lake Gaming Con — Small but Strong

By Ray Gill

July 2, 2019

  Walking into Salt Lake Gaming Con, one experiences the feeling of being lost. It's hard not to feel this way since the event was held in only one section of the Salt Palace. The biggest convention of the year, FanX, took up the rest of the venue, and it turns out there were three convention...

Gaming Corner: ‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’

Gaming Corner: ‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’

By Yixin Song

June 18, 2019

  “The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been.” No opening line in Chinese literature better summarizes ancient China than this opening line in “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” Written by Luo Guanzhong, it is considered one of the most beloved novels ...

SaltCON Goes Back to the Basics

SaltCON Goes Back to the Basics

By Ray Gill

June 2, 2019

  Stepping into a typical fandom convention usually yields congestive crowds that are so noisy that you can barely speak to friends, and breaks for fresh air are much needed due to the stuffiness. Yet this not the case at SaltCON — a Utah-based board game convention held at the Davis Convention Ce...

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

Gaming Corner: ‘My Big Sister’

By Ray Gill

May 20, 2019

  Adventure-horror game "My Big Sister" features a young girl who tries to save her older sister after they are both abducted from their home. Stranga Games — a one-man independent game company — takes an "Alice in Wonderland"-esque approach to twist mature content and place it within an eight-bit world. ...

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

LVL UP EXPO 2019 Has Something For Every Kind of Nerd

By Ray Gill

May 10, 2019

  From gaming enthusiasts, anime geeks and comic book lovers to other branches within nerd culture, thousands come to mingle at the LVL UP EXPO (pronounced 'level up expo') convention. This three-day event offered far more to do and see this year than that of any other convention like it so far...

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