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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
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
News

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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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
News

Valorant Masters Berlin: The Breakdown

The third and final Valorant Masters event of the 2021 season is assuredly upon us, set to take place September 10-19th at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany. As the last major tournament before the global finale of the 2021 Valorant Champions tours, Masters Berlin will feature 15 teams…
Devon Moseley
September 9, 2021
News

State of Esports & Gaming at OU – Fall 2021 Edition

Last year was transformative for OU's esports and gaming developments with three major milestones. First, the departmentalization of the OU Esports Club into "Esports & Co-Curricular Innovation" housed in the Division of Student Affairs through the endorsement and elevation of Dr. David Surratt, the VP of Student Affairs and Dean…
Mike "Moog" Aguilar
August 12, 2021
Interviews

So You Want to Play With Culture?

Back in 2017, as a former mariachi violinist living near the US-Mexico border, I was shocked to see Mario playing guitar while wearing Mexican outfits. At first, I thought that someone like me who was living in the middle of these two countries could use the game to reconnect with…
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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