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This is: Palworld

By Ray Milburn, Mei Dennison, and Giancarlo Messina February 15, 2024

The Washington Post called it “2024’s first viral hit.” It set records on popular gaming platform Steam. Then, it lost 1.3 million players: the largest two-week drop in Steam’s history. Today we’re...

This is: Death Stranding Director’s Cut

By Ray Milburn, Makai Yllanes, Giancarlo Messina, and Uri Ponte February 7, 2024

Hideo Kojima's 2019 Game of the Year nominee launched on the App Store last week. Tune in for a demo of the game on iPad and Mac, and for updates on the future of Death Stranding.

Control follows Jesse Faden while she searches for her missing brother who went missing 20 years ago. The game is plagued with stagnant battles but is, ultimately, a piece of well-cultivated gameplay.

Review: Confusion and complexity shape third-person game

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer September 18, 2019

Video game developer Remedy Entertainment loves a good pastiche. Its popular “Max Payne” series paid tribute to Asian action films, while “Alan Wake” gamified small-town horror. The company's new...

Insomniac Games released a third-person action video game that follows Peter Parker eight years into his career as Spider-Man.

Review: Spider-Man adapted in well-crafted video game world

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 23, 2018
Insomniac's version of Spider-Man is not only the best video-game adaptation of the scarlet web-slinger but the best onscreen take on the character. logged a total 241,441,823,059 minutes streamed in 2015, according to Twitch 2015 Retrospective, which equates to 459,366 years.

Against the clock: Students challenge typical gaming methods

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer February 15, 2017
A popular trend in the video game world, speedrunning aims to finish a video game as fast as possible, sometimes with certain rules and restrictions.
Sophomore Griffin Charyn, clarinetist, plays along to “Cara Mia Addio” from “Portal 2,” conducted by Bryce Tempest at the Feb. 12 rehearsal. Through music, the group aims to be empowered by the nerd stereotype that’s often associated with video gamers.

Orchestra aims to eradicate gender bias and video gamer stigma

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor February 15, 2017
"[The Orchestra] brings these two seemingly different worlds together and helps us realize there’s actually a lot of similarities between the two.”
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