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UPDATED: A Day Off Twitch, Twitch Files Against Raiders

On September 1st, Streamers took a stand against Twitch, the popular streaming platform, as they grappled with hate raids. Twitch Streamer SwiftIke plays Mario64 Hate raids occur when people create accounts en masse, and then use these accounts to spout hateful things at creators, specifically minority and LGBT creators. They…
Silas Bales
September 15, 2021
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The Potential of Esports at the Olympics

to the world stage, after a year's delay due to Covid-19. They are happening now in Tokyo, Japan. There are so many amazing events to watch! For everyone around the world, sports fans or not, it’s a time to set aside our differences and watch the best of the best…
Silas Bales
August 2, 2021
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The Future of Collegiate Esports

The clicking of the keyboards, the bright LEDs shining in the competitor's faces, the screams of excited fans and spectators, this is all part of what makes top-level esports special. But at the collegiate level, there’s a different story to tell. Unlike the professional scene, the room for growth collegiate…
Silas Bales
July 23, 2021
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The Return of E3

After taking a break from the public event last year, E3 is returning this summer in full force. The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) is a celebration of gaming that takes places at the beginning of the summer each year, dating all the way back to 1995. However, after the coronavirus…
Silas Bales
April 23, 2021
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Ludwig’s Never Ending Stream

Many people wish that they were a big streamer. I mean, it’s the dream right? Playing video games for money and engaging with a fun and lively community. Many have even heard and been interested in a 24 hour stream, where you live on stream for an entire day, but…
Silas Bales
March 23, 2021
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The Rising Valorant Scene

The Valorant Esports scene is bigger and better than ever. With the constant support from the developers on this title and the push for a new, big esports scene, Valorant has filled a void that many gamers have been wanting: new competition. Valorant Masters -  The latest in a line…
Silas Bales
March 16, 2021
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Pokemon Week

This week is Pokémon Week, where fans of the world’s largest entertainment franchise gather together to celebrate. This year is Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, and the excitement is at an all-time high. Besides the already confirmed news from the Pokémon Company, the rumor mill is running amuck with all leaks pouring…
Silas Bales
February 23, 2021
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The Horizon of Gaming

For those coming back from the break, settling back into the swing of things, and getting to the grind of everyday life, you may find yourself looking for some new games to play. While the current market is a little dry after the holiday season, we don’t have much longer…
Silas Bales
February 9, 2021
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Commonspace Game Cafe

Have you ever wanted to play games with friends, but not owned the game you were looking for or maybe your house isn't big enough for all friends? Well, you're in luck! Just down the street from OU campus lies Commonspace Game Cafe, a place for people to gather, eat…
Silas Bales
October 16, 2020
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Among Us and the Community

games can offer us a brief respite and a better sense of community with each other. Sometimes, that community can be found in the oddest places. Gaming has always had a difficult relationship with the general public, many often associating it with not going out, playing in a dark room…
Silas Bales
October 5, 2020
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Among Trees Review

from FJRD Interactive in which you explore a vast wooded land, filled with bountiful nature, forgotten landmarks and dangerous predators.You start off in the middle of the forest with nothing but your own two hands, your backpack, and your surroundings. As you start to walk around, picking up anything you…
Silas Bales
September 18, 2020