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Matthew Hurt

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Balancing in Competitive Games

Balancing in competitive gaming is a delicate act. It is a constant struggle to bring a giant community to the consensus that a game is fair, and this takes consistent time and effort. It is a difficult topic to consider for developers and players alike. This is mostly due to…
Matthew Hurt
March 25, 2021
ReviewsVideo Game Reviews

NUTS Review

From publisher Noodlecake and indie developer Joon, Pol, Muutsch, Char & Torfi, NUTS is an investigation game with some fascinating twists that certainly set it apart from other games trying to invoke that same feeling of intrigue. The game’s premise is a curious one – you are a recent graduate…
Matthew Hurt
March 2, 2021
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Why Preference is Great in Games

and why single-player games shouldn't be counted out -- even in the realm of esports. The greatest thing about video games to me is that there is something for everyone, especially considering the effort developers are making towards accessibility. This is highlighted best to me in my favorite game of…
Matthew Hurt
February 12, 2021
Event Coverage

OSU Takes Home First Ebedlam Win 3-2

The weekend of November 15, two fierce rivals, the University of Oklahoma Esports Club and the Gamers of OSU maintained long-standing traditions by facing off head to head once again in the 2020 (remote) edition of Bedlam. Video produced by Stingray Schuller CS:GO - OU Rainbow 6 - OSU Overwatch…
Matthew Hurt
November 24, 2020
Author's Opinions

PC is the Place to Play

Playing video games has often been portrayed in a manner that is separated. Players have several consoles to choose from, as well as the option to play on devices like phones and tablets. This is great in one way: it gives the player many ways to play and provides an…
Matthew Hurt
November 10, 2020
News

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 Rundown

There are only a few short weeks to go until the launch of the highly anticipated Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles. Recently, there have been rumors buzzing about the specs, pricing, and more of these two highly desired pieces of tech. For weeks, fans have wanted to hear…
Matthew Hurt
October 23, 2020
Author's OpinionsNews

Scalping and the new RTX Cards

For me, "scalping" is a term that draws a picture of fantasy violence of those who would raid other countries and towns for conquest that one would read about in a medieval fantasy novel. This idea of taking the hard-earned resources of others without proper cause is inherently unfair and…
Matthew Hurt
October 9, 2020
ReviewsVideo Game Reviews

The Last Campfire Review

The Last Campfire is Hello Games' first foray into a fully single-player experience since their arguably rocky start with No Man’s Sky and its subsequent revival over the years.This heroic effort by Hello Games to redeem their game and make it live up to what was initially advertised has succeeded,…
Matthew Hurt
September 26, 2020