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‘Animal Crossing’ is the new socialization

May 2, 2020

After a stressful move from the Dwight Lofts on-campus residence hall to her parents' house in Santa Cruz, California, freshman animation major Isabelle Woo has established a new routine through the vid...

Review: Relive 'Dragon Ball Z' with Kakarot

Review: Relive ‘Dragon Ball Z’ with Kakarot

January 26, 2020

For as long as I can remember, the anime-adapted Dragon Ball Z series has always been packed with energy blasting battle sequences that last through multiple episodes. Fans of Dragon Ball Z know the serie...

Released March 2019,

Review: Three games from 2019 pay homage to and further their genres

January 6, 2020

In the past, video game franchises tended to release games in annually. This expediency can come with loss of quality and innovation in a game, making it a cookie-cutter copy of the games that came ...

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Opinion: War can change if you want it to

November 9, 2019

Another year means the release of a new Call of Duty game, and as with almost every game in the franchise, this one is not short of controversy. Released Oct. 25, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” is a...

Released Sept. 20 and developed by House House—a video game company based in Melbourne, Australia—

REVIEW: A honkin’ good time with ‘Untitled Goose Game’

September 30, 2019

Geese are notorious for being obstacles to Midwesterners, both by randomly attacking them and controlling portions of parks and walkways with their sheer numbers. In Chicago, Canada Geese produce nea...

Five Columbia students are one of five groups of finalists who will compete at the Electronic Entertainment Expo June 11-13 for their video game

Columbia students finalists in E3 game competition

June 10, 2019

Recent game design graduate Ja’ire Vaughn travels to Los Angeles with his game this week for the E3 College Game Competition, something that did not seem in arms reach just a few weeks ago. Vaughn,...

Video game “We Are Chicago” takes on social issues prevalent in Chicago’s South Side.

New video game depicts South Side stories

September 19, 2016

A new video game titled “We Are Chicago” will put South Side violence and poverty on the screens of gamers worldwide.The game, developed by Culture Shock Games, puts players into the shoes of Aaron, a...

Nina Freeman’s “Freshman Year” game evokes feelings of loneliness and discomfort often felt during a student’s freshman year of college in this horrifying new game.

Game gives insight to haunting ‘Freshman Year’ experiences

April 13, 2015

Horror is the only genre that truly applies to “Freshman Year,” the latest of Nina Freeman’s vignette games. Freeman is a game designer prominent in the indie gaming scene who recently gained wide...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Social media watchdogs tweet, photograph truth of Chicago crime

By Natalie Craig

March 30, 2015

I was first introduced to the Instagram account @SPOTNEWSonIG last summer when a friend told me he saw some shocking pictures on Instagram from crime scenes across Chicago. He opened the account and handed me his iPhone. I saw a bloodied body lying lifelessly on the ground near a gas station. Police surrounded the body, some crouched down for a closer look while a photographer snapped pictures of shell casings scattered a...

Women report more concussions than male athletes

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

The NFL concussion litigation by retired players who sustained lasting injuries has sparked discussion about male athletes and the effects of sustaining a concussion at a young age. However, the sporting world seems to have overlooked female athletes.In recent weeks, commentators, like The Washington Post’s Marjorie Snyder, have called for greater awareness of the statistical finding that young female athletes are more like...

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D”

“Majora’s Mask 3D” shows our rose-tinted glasses were surprisingly clear

February 23, 2015

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” largely preserves the atmosphere and feeling of the original game but has numerous tweaks both subtle and obvious that largely improve and streamline the e...


H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

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