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Alumni create video game-based press

Alumni create video game-based press

Anthony Martinez

May 6, 2017

For two CSUN alumni, their passion for video games and active role in academia led to a new scholarly press that focuses on gaming culture for an educational audience. Dylan Altman, an adjunct faculty member on campus, and Christian Cardenas, who teaches at Fusion Academy in Los Angeles, created Select S...

eSports challenges conventional sports

eSports challenges conventional sports

Contributor

October 28, 2015

Football, basketball and baseball used to be the marquee sports, but now games such as "League of Legends," "Defense of the Ancients 2" and "Starcraft 2" are being welcomed at the same table. Interest has increased sharply in those games, which are classified as eSports, in the last half decade. Since t...

Recap: Pax Prime 2015

Recap: Pax Prime 2015

Nicholas Thompson

September 4, 2015

Pax Prime has come and gone so if you missed any of it in during the 4 day event, this is your main stop to get caught up. The most surprising announcement of the event came from a relatively old game in Guild Wars 2 . Guild Wars 2 developer ArenaNet has been promoting their upcoming expansion,...

Tech Tuesday: Return of Guitar Hero

Tech Tuesday: Return of Guitar Hero

Wahid Lodin

April 28, 2015

After five year of being absent from the video game world, the publisher of the critically-acclaimed music game, "Guitar Hero", announced it will be bringing back the hit guitar game. The new entry in the series is called "Guitar Hero Live". However, even with the announcement, Activision Blizzard In...

Who will be the next NBA 2k commentator?

Who will be the next NBA 2k commentator?

Lauren Holmes

April 13, 2015

NBA 2K15, a 2015 of installment of the second best-selling basketball video game franchise, makes Steve Kerr the only current NBA participant to have dual roles in the game as an analyst and a coach. Kerr accepted the Golden State Warriors head coaching job only months before NBA 2K15 finished game p...

Video games to play with your partner

Video games to play with your partner

Cicely Chisholm

February 11, 2015

With Valentine's Day fever in the air, maybe you and your significant other want something you can do together. Video games are perfect for building teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills. It's also a good way to relieve school-related stress. It doesn't matter if you're both hardcore...

Geek Clash Ep. 19: Mech Cats

Geek Clash Ep. 19: Mech Cats

Trevor Stamp

February 6, 2015

The Geek Clash crew hang out with cats in mech suits in this week's episode. Lita discusses "We3" and "Empowered," two uniquely different graphic novels that are worth checking out. Danny also jumps into "Sword Art Online," an anime that grabbed Lita's and Trevor's attention. Finally, Trevor dives into...

Geek Clash Ep. 18: Surviving the Dying Light

Geek Clash Ep. 18: Surviving the Dying Light

Daniel Shin

January 30, 2015

The crew tries to survive "Dying Light," as they try and balance school and geekdom. Trevor has spent a few hours in "Dying Light," the new video game from Poland developer, Techland. The zombie game has a large focus on momentum and "free running," but is the first impression enough for Trevor? Listen...

LittleBigPlanet 3 is the first of the series to become available on Playstation 4

LittleBigPlanet 3 is the first of the series to become available on Playstation 4

Neelofer Lodhy

December 2, 2014

by Nathalie Ramirez, contributor Be grateful this holiday season for the release of “LittleBigPlanet 3” for Playstation 3 and 4. This puzzle adventure has new items, costumes, levels, characters and more. Not long after its release, first time buyers had a slight complaint in regards to...

Geek Clash reviews anticipated video game, “Destiny”

Neelofer Lodhy

September 17, 2014

  Geek Clash contemplates its destiny in this week’s episode, or rather Josh and Trevor have spent a week with “Destiny,” the newly released title from game developer Bungie, and they have mixed feelings on the sci-fi epic. The game is a technical achievement showcasing the best of wha...

Geek Clash dishes on movies and disabling their cable

Josh Carlton

September 10, 2014

    It’s another Geek Clash, and this week we’re on a tangent marathon. That’s right, the crew is pretty dry this week, so listen in as Lita, Josh and Trevor talk about disappointing movies based on video games, terrible scripts, and getting rid of our cable. Geek Clash is available every ...

Video Game Podcast: Virtual Reality Manipulates Gaming, Titanfall

Video Game Podcast: Virtual Reality Manipulates Gaming, Titanfall

Josh Carlton

March 21, 2014

This time on Josh and Trevor's Gaming Podcast, the boys discuss Sony's unveiling of their new virtual reality prototype, Project Morpheus, and how it might (or might not) change the gaming landscape. Also on topic, "Infamous: Second Son" and the delay of "Titanfall" for Xbox 360....

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