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

Screenshot from YouTube.

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 the wake of a pandemic, Animal Crossing’s conveniently timed release provides comfort and social con...

Small DePaul event helps showcase students’ game design ideas

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

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 in the loop, was inspired by the potluck event of the same nature that the program had at Indie ...

‘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 mobile version of the popular racing game, on Sept. 25 for iOS and Android, that imagination became realit...

Bit Bash event showcases Chicago game makers

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

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 a wide range of experiences.  The event is known as Bit Bash – Chicago’s alternative game ...

Esports continues making waves globally

Esports continues making waves globally

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. News Editor

October 22, 2018

10 years ago, making a living from playing video games was nearly impossible even for hardcore gamers. Video games were meant for having fun and having something to do after work or school. However, in the last decade the growth of video games and esports has opened up opportunities for people who...

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