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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

Gaming Corner: “Ape Out”

By Christopher Payne

March 18, 2019

  Maybe you’ve heard of “Ape Out” before. Maybe you’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming indie games to pick up. Maybe you were a fan of the “Hotline Miami” games and couldn’t wait for Devolver Digital’s newest production. Or maybe you are entirely innocent — as I was — an...

Gaming Corner: ‘Metro Exodus’

Gaming Corner: ‘Metro Exodus’

By Yixin Song and Ray Gill

March 7, 2019

  Synopsis: “There is no justice among men,” said Nicholas II returning from the front line to his palace near Petrograd, after abdicating as the emperor of Russia. The “Metro” series, both as books and video games, indeed capture the very essence of their postmodern Slavic roots origina...

Gaming Corner: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’

Gaming Corner: ‘Far Cry New Dawn’

By Christopher Payne

February 27, 2019

For Starters In "Far Cry 3," the character Vaas says, “Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again, expecting sh*t to change.” By its own definition, Ubisoft’s “Far Cry” series has proven itself entirely mad. Every game — whether it takes place in Africa, tropical Pacific islands, the Himal...

The Gaming World Meets Title IX: Paving the Way for Women in Esports

The Gaming World Meets Title IX: Paving the Way for Women in Esports

By Christopher Payne

February 24, 2019

  With an average viewership of 98.2 million people, this year’s Super Bowl LIII was the least-watched Super Bowl in 11 years. Even if you add up all viewers across in-home televisions and official streaming sites — and then add an estimated 12 million for those watching at sports bars ...

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

Gaming Corner: ‘Apex Legends’

By Yixin Song

February 22, 2019

  I was running down the hill when the circle started closing in. Only three people (including me) left in the match. The stakes had never been higher. I saw one enemy running into the house across the street. Slid up against the wall, I activated my "ultimate," which created a transportation ...

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