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Microtransactions: EA didn’t start the fire

Brandon Yechout, Staff Writer August 2, 2021

The term “microtransaction” ought to send an embittering shudder down the spine of any gamer worth their salt. It conjures in the mind a hellbroth of vile images: storied franchises brought to their...

Cover of Resident Evil: Village, the eighth game in the series.

‘Resident Evil Village’: A middling sequel teases with flashes of brilliance

Brandon Yechout, Contributing Writer May 23, 2021

The “Resident Evil” franchise had long been on the decline before 2017’s “Resident Evil 7: Biohazard” revitalized the once-titan of survival horror with a refreshing new perspective and a thrilling...

FILE-An esports player’s screen during a “League of Legends” match.

Video games are still my safe haven one year later

Ryan Gilroy, Copy Editor March 14, 2021

I wanted to write a lede about how it’s been a year since the pandemic began, and how all of our lives have drastically changed since last March. But we all know that. What hasn’t changed — and has...

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People turn to ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ in time of need

Sonal Soni, Contributing Writer April 18, 2020

Imagine escaping to an island filled with cute anthropomorphic animals, tasked with doing as much or as little as desired, while relaxing acoustic and cheery bosa nova music plays in the background. Amid...

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Small DePaul event helps showcase students’ game design ideas

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer March 2, 2020

DePaul’s Game Design Salon serves as a mini conference for students of the MFA Game Design program to discuss various topics related to game design.  The open-mic style event, held in the Daley building...

‘Mario Kart Tour’ app falls short of finish line

‘Mario Kart Tour’ app falls short of finish line

Nicholas Moreano, Contributing Writer October 14, 2019

Imagine being able to use green shells and red mushrooms on rainbow roads from the palm of your hands – sounds enticing, doesn’t it? Well, when Nintendo released “Mario Kart Tour,” the first-ever...

Mascarenas, Moen and Mitchell pose next to their video game.

Bit Bash event showcases Chicago game makers

Keira Wingate, Asst. Arts & Life Editor August 21, 2019

A power-packed event full of one-of-a kind video games and incredible talent was held at the Museum of Science and Industry on Aug. 17 and 18. It included 50-plus games from all over the globe – offering...

Alex Honnold making the first free solo ascent of El Capitans Freerider in Yosemite National Park, CA. (National Geographic/Jimmy Chin)

One man. One mountain. No rope.

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor October 22, 2018

3,000 feet in air on the north side of Yosemite Valley, world-class climber Alex Honnold clings to the face of El Capitan, with only minor variations in the texture of the rock determining where he can...

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How "Fortnite" has taken the industry by storm
Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor February 26, 2018

In the world of video games, military shooters used to be king. While some still are, the desire for a different kind of multiplayer experience has lately led gamers to look outside the latest installment...

Got Killerspin? Ping pong house offers high competition

Got Killerspin? Ping pong house offers high competition

Andrew Hattersley October 9, 2017

In a big city like Chicago many people have likely walked down Clark Street only to notice a Bank of America, Revival Food Hall and the post office, however, tucked amongst these buildings is one of the...

Five video games to play this year

Five video games to play this year

Garret Neal February 5, 2017

From sequels to spinoffs, here are some of the best video games to grab from the shelf. 1. “Horizon Zero Dawn” Feb. 28 There are two words one needs to know when learning about this game: Robot....

DePaul student Matthew Joseph

DePaul students ‘catch em all’ with Pokemon Go

Pat Mullane July 25, 2016

As little of surprise as it is, summer in Chicago is undoubtedly packed full with countless activities and festivals that serve as just some of the many reasons to go outside and enjoy the summer sun. ...

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