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The Game Jam Community

How quickly can a game be created? A month? A week? Less than 48 hours?Game Jams have pushed this idea to the limit for years, bringing together teams of developers, who are sometimes strangers before the event, to dedicate their energy to one cause: create a game in the time…
Rae Machado
February 25, 2022
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Why You MUST Pay Attention to Esports

If the past month has told us anything about sports, storylines are what pays the bills and what gets people in the seats. Every sport with at least a modicum of a following recognizes that storylines generate passion — for college, this statement can be magnified tenfold. If you follow…
Gavyn Roberts
December 11, 2021
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Video Game Auteurs

The world of video gaming is populated by huge corporations with massive teams working to make games every year. But some developers stand out among them, the ones who make their own personal vision come to life — the video game auteurs. You may have heard the word “auteur” to…
Cooper Marshall
November 12, 2021
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The Ever-Changing Environment of Technology in Gaming

The advancement of media technology over the past hundred years has been marked by rapid improvements that continue to accelerate — as Moore's Law continues to prove remarkably accurate. In 1965, Gorden Moore, co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, found technological enhancements in computers doubled every year, a hypothesis that…
Gavyn Roberts
October 27, 2021
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Motion Capture In Games: An Overview

There are many factors that people love to judge video games on, anything from the specifics of a battle system to whether there was too much water in the world. Above all, though, the first thing that players notice in a video game is its visuals. The lighting, the shadows,…
Rae Machado
October 20, 2021
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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