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Student Spotlight: Matthew Miller

The Graduating Stream DirectorMatthew Miller, the Stream Director for OU Esports and a senior meteorology major, has developed his love for streaming through his time at OU Esports.  Miller grew up in Linton, Indiana wanting to be a meteorologist and loving video games.Miller has been into video games since he…
Cooper Marshall
May 5, 2022
End of YearEvent Coverage

End of Year Bash

OU Esports held its End of Year Bash this weekend, celebrating the year’s achievements and allowing students to gather and play games together before dead week.The bash kicked off on Friday night with the Sooner Smash Dojo, a weekly “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” tournament for OU students and the greater…
Rae Machado
May 3, 2022
Event CoverageFund RaisingNewsStudent Programming

OU Giving Day Round Up

OU Giving Day was held on April 14, 2022, an event to encourage donations to a wide variety of departments and organizations across OU. OU Esports held a 24-hour livestream that hosted various panels.The panels included interviews and discussions from all the different pillars. Austin “RexGoDragon” Ngyuen, Solidus Leadership Awardee,…
Cooper Marshall
April 21, 2022
Spotlights

Student Spotlight: Zachary Satz

The Graduating Marketing DirectorFor Zach Satz, the Marketing Director for OU Esports and a senior art, technology and culture major in the College of Fine Arts, his experiences in OU Esports goes far beyond just gaming. Satz found his love for Esports in his final year of high school. “My…
Rae Machado
April 13, 2022
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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
Author's Opinions

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
Philanthropy

Garden Story, and How Games Impact Charity

When any sort of art form is created, including video games, a purpose is always behind it. Most players may see that purpose to be purely that of providing entertainment, and in some cases, that may be true. Some video games were created as a form of escape, as a…
Rae Machado
September 29, 2021
Reviews

Cute, Budget Gamer Girl Gear You Need Right Now!

RAZER has come out with some super cute, gamer girl accessories in the last couple years, but they can be super expensive. As a college student, finding cute gear on a budget can be difficult, but don’t worry, we got you!  Here are some cute, budget-friendly options that will still…
Kaley Hassell
September 23, 2021
News

Indie Houses and the Future of Indie Games

Indie games are awesome. Watching a creator or small team make something totally unique usually results in an amazing game. But do you know what is even better? When independent developers and publishers come together to showcase these  incredible games and raise money for worthy causes. In the past few years,…
Cooper Marshall
September 17, 2021