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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...

Guitar Hero used unique controllers to lure in fans. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

The Importance of Fading Video Game Fads

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer 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...

Sami, from Lamae Cosplay, crafted her favorite video game character Lilith from Borderlands. (Courtesy of Lamae Cosplay)

Local Cosplayers Connect to Their Favorite Characters

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer 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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Fishing Through ‘The Legend of Zelda’ Franchise

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer October 25, 2019

Fishing is a boring, repetitive task for most. Some like it for this reason — it provides a relaxation period with no real responsibility behind it — but others enjoy it for the catch. That being said,...

The Us Esports Teams Gear up for Another Groundbreaking Year

The U’s Esports Teams Gear up for Another Groundbreaking Year

By Ethan Pearce, Assistant Sports Editor October 23, 2019

  Competitive gaming, known as esports, is the brand-new thing in intercollegiate athletics. Esports is a fast-growing market and the U was among the first to recognize that. In 2017, the University...

Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

Gaymer Night: Representation, Support and Inclusivity

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor October 1, 2019

  October is LGBT History Month, and we are heading into Pride Week here at the University of Utah. To kick everything off, the LGBT Resource Center will be hosting “Gaymer Night” in the Entertainment...

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Gaming Corner: Our Most Anticipated Games

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor 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 —...

University of Utah Varsity Esports team

University of Utah’s Varsity Esports Tryouts are Underway

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer 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...

Concept art from The Last of Us (Courtesy Flickr)

Video Games: A New Yet Traditional Art Form

By Ray Gill, Arts Writer 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...