‘League’ team advances to nationals

‘League’ team advances to nationals

UTD’s “League of Legends” team — now recognized by the athletics department as a varsity sport — qualified for and competed at the annual national championships held in Los Angeles last week. “We went into the championship not expecting much,” said Karlin Oei, a finance junior who was one of...

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Alum to represent women in video games

Alum to represent women in video games

An ATEC alumna, who is an arcade coordinator at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, has influenced the growth of the museum from the perspective of a woman in a field that has yet to be equally composed of both men and women.  After hearing about the National Videogame Museum’s...

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Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Lately, it’s become common to see students hurry by in small groups, fixated on their dimly lit phone screens. It may be well past midnight, but campus isn’t asleep just yet, thanks to a new app that has swept over UTD. “Pokemon Go,” an augmented reality mobile game, is the...

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Game library reopens

Game library reopens

Students bring back gaming space after year of inactivity After a year away, a library for students to rent and play games has returned to campus. The Game Library, which re-opened last semester, is a place where students can come to check out or play console and computer games with...

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Game Corner: What to buy this month

Game Corner: What to buy this month

We take a look at two of the hottest games right now, Super Mario Maker and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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Elephant beats EVERYTHING!

Elephant beats EVERYTHING!

If you have already played “Far Cry 4” then the title should make sense to you because Elephants in that game are AMAZING! Recently I gave in and got “Far Cry 4” on Xbox One even though I had not finished “Far Cry 3” which I had been playing on...

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So I heard you like lists?

So I heard you like lists?

A lot of things have been announced this week that I am really excited for. We have seen announcements on “Rock Band 4” from Harmonix, some cool Virtual Reality and “Steam Box” announcements from Valve, and some really great news about Xbox Live integration and development with Windows 10. That...

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Media pundit calls out tropes in video games

Media pundit calls out tropes in video games

Since she was just old enough to play her first Gameboy, feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been an avid female gamer caught in a male gamer-dominated world. These days, she’s trying to change that. Sarkeesian visited campus Feb. 11 to talk about sexist impressions in video games at the...

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Changes needed in the video game industry

The video game industry is losing consumer confidence, and some changes need to be made in order for video games to continue to grow as an entertainment medium. Not all gaming companies are performing poorly, but in recent years, there have been numerous mishaps as well as adoption of some...

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