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Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

Gaming Corner: ‘Enter the Gungeon: Deluxe Edition’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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, Arts Writer

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...

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer

April 30, 2019

  "Mortal Kombat 11" continues the revamp of the "Mortal Kombat" series that began with the ninth installment. While it’s not the best game to come out this year, it keeps the series going. Mortal Kombat has been around for over a decade, so even if its newest game doesn’t quite impress, t...

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

Game Corner: ‘Unheard’

By Yixin Song

April 27, 2019

  It is always hard to review games that are built solely on narrative without revealing any spoilers. You can talk about the intense fights, art styles and why characters are in their current situation, but it is almost impossible to analyze elements such as the map design in "Gone Home" separ...

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

Avatars in the Real World: Gaming Simulations Can Help with Real World Application

By Yixin Song

April 23, 2019

  Whether or not video games are a form of art has been a heated argument for the past several decades. Loyalists of gaming have been claimed that video games are the greatest art bestowed upon humankind. Adversaries would contend that gaming is nothing but a meaningless waste of time. However,...

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