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OU Gaming Club From the Perspective Of A Non-Gamer

"This past weekend, I had a unique opportunity to participate with the OU Gaming Club." Anita Ly, OU MBA alumna and self-declared non-gamer, shares her perspective as a non-gamer but avid supporter of the OU Esports Department and Gaming Club. Left to right: Zachary Satz, Brandon Villarreal, Christopher Nguyen, and…
Derek Snow
September 10, 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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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
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Representation Still Matters in Gaming

In honor of international women's day, advocacy group black girl gamers posted this tweet asking "who was the first woman character that resonated with you?" When I saw that my mind immediately went to this lady Now, hear me out.  I know that many people don’t consider mobile gaming to be…
Michela Thompson
March 8, 2021
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The Treatment of Women in Gaming

If there’s one stereotypical quality any non-gamer would assume of the gaming community in general, it’s misogyny. While this stereotype obviously isn’t true of all gamers, or even most gamers, we would be doing a disservice to assume this isn’t something that needs to be addressed by the entire community.Regardless…
Emily Land
March 5, 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
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Sooner Esports Gift Guide 2020

what non-game they wanted for gifts this December. 2020 has been a wild ride, and its last stop is the holiday season. If you're looking to get gifts for gamers this year, keep reading to see ways to improve their setup and styles. 1. Govee Smart RGB Led Strip Lights…
Michela Thompson
December 14, 2020
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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
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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
Author's OpinionsNotes from Leadership

Brighter than the Sun

Content Warning:   Sexual abuse, depression, anxiety   Please read at your own discretion whether it be about a class project, being within an unfamiliar environment, or even simply going to the grocery store. How do we overcome our anxieties and shine during personal battles? This article is the final…
Bailey Brown
November 14, 2019