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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...

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

In the ‘E-Co-System’ Exhibition, Arts and Technology Students Deserved a Bigger Platform

By Ray Gill

April 26, 2019

  Coincidentally related to Earth Day this month, the students of the University of Utah’s Arts and Technology Interdisciplinary Capstone course, taught by Martin Novak, held their final semester projects at the E-Co-System exhibition on April 17 at the Marriott Library. These projects consi...

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill

April 15, 2019

  We’ve come to expect a degree of controversy surrounding video games. As a newer, popular form of art and entertainment, they continue to provoke heavy analysis and even attacks over social media. The interactive element inherent in gaming brings up questions about what content is acceptabl...

Equality in EAE: The Fight for Female Representation

Equality in EAE: The Fight for Female Representation

By Christopher Payne

February 12, 2019

  Riot Games, the company behind the popular video game “League of Legends,” has been through a storm of controversy this past year. Last November, two employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the company on the grounds of gender discrimination. The move came shortly after the video...

Nier: Automata Inspires Players to Not Give Up

Nier: Automata Inspires Players to Not Give Up

By Bailey Shelden

April 12, 2017

Chances are you’ve never heard of the video game “NieR: Automata” even if you’re a gamer, but it’s a game worth looking into. While “NieR” initially comes off as a very odd RPG from Platinum Games, it turns out to be much more. There is surprising depth to this bizarre story. You just have...

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