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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...

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. ...

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

Gaming Corner: ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

By Ray Gill

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...

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...

U’s EAE Program Draws Game Design Students from Around the World

U’s EAE Program Draws Game Design Students from Around the World

By Ray Gill

April 15, 2019

  From Brazil to China, the University of Utah is attracting students from all over the world. What attracts some students to the U is the Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) program. The university is ranked No. 6 by The Princeton Review for the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Game Design” and No. 5 for the “Top 25 G...

Gaming Corner: ‘Jump Force’

Gaming Corner: ‘Jump Force’

By Ray Gill

April 14, 2019

  In this massive Shonen Jump manga and anime crossover, “Jump Force” takes the fighting out of their respectful animes and mangas and throws it into its own game. It’s a three-on-three arena-style fighting game from Bandai Namco featuring 40 playable characters from the "Shonen Jump" m...

Gaming Corner: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”

Gaming Corner: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice”

By Yixin Song and Ray Gill

April 11, 2019

  死, probably the most recognizable Chinese word right now thanks to “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” a game that truly reflects the meaning both narratively and mechanically: "that is death." If you’ve ever wanted to play as a ninja in a "Souls" game wielding a katana and a grappling arm, thi...

Gaming Corner: “Devil May Cry 5”

Gaming Corner: “Devil May Cry 5”

By Ray Gill

April 4, 2019

The “Devil May Cry” (DMC) series has never been about mindlessly killing every enemy, but rather how they’re all decimated. Action-adventure games spark a thrill while players get tasks done in an action-packed manner, whether that's in killing enemies, overcoming obstacles or solving mini-puzzle...

Gaming Corner: ‘Division 2’

Gaming Corner: ‘Division 2’

By Ray Gill

March 23, 2019

  In the world of looter-shooter games, there really hasn’t been any that give players what they want — or at least expect. From launching games unfinished and mediocre sequels to the controversies regarding pay-to-win strategies, the shooter genre reputation seems to be fading. “Tom Clancy...

U Gamers Organize 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Primary Children’s

U Gamers Organize 24 Hour Gaming Marathon for Primary Children’s

By Claudia Robles

November 1, 2018

  Local gamers will meet to play video games for 24 hours for a beneficial cause. These local gamers, the DigiWuts, will be gathering Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 to host an annual gaming marathon where they will raise money for Primary Children’s hospital. The challenge is to play...

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