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What’s Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd

What’s Trending? On Twitter!- October 23rd

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

October 23, 2019

#RewriteATvOrMovieEnding- Twitter users use their imagination to redo the endings of various Television shows or movies. Many users use pictures, GIFS and videos to express their ideas. There’s enough room for two people! #RewriteATvOrMovieEnding pic.twitter.com/FZwYbj6GUF — Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) October 23, 2019 CELEBRITIES- Mark Zuckerberg (#Zuckerberg) was trending during t...

New club hopes to bring students together through video games

New club hopes to bring students together through video games

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2019

NORFOLK- Northeast Community College student Austin Miller and a group of his friends are taking video games to a whole new level. They have begun to put together an esports club for the college. Activities for the competitive video gaming club will consist of tournaments and game nights once a mont...

What to play: ‘Wilmot’s Warehouse,’ a puzzle game about sorting for our Marie Kondo age

What to play: ‘Wilmot’s Warehouse,’ a puzzle game about sorting for our Marie Kondo age

Special to the Viewpoint

October 3, 2019

Life is a mess. And within that big mess is a bunch of little messes. I’m writing this from my bedroom, with a view straight into my disaster of a closet. It stresses me out. I’m sure my cat sitter looks at my loosely organized piles of stuff — T-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, books, old video game...

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

How US video game companies are building tools for China’s surveillance state

MCT Campus

September 12, 2019

Last October, software developers at Riot Games in Santa Monica fielded an unusual request. Like other video game makers, Riot’s success depends on its ability to make games that are compulsively playable, like its global hit “League of Legends.” But Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns Ri...

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

Nontraditional funding may have nearly killed e-sports video firm

January 19, 2017

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Video games as a professional sport made no sense to Lars Windhorst, a European oil and agriculture investor, until a summer evening in Seoul. Before him lay an impressive sight: Thousands of kids in lawn chairs outdoors watching teams battle in the 20...

Blizzard wants to create ‘Overwatch’ league with city-specific video game fans

Blizzard wants to create ‘Overwatch’ league with city-specific video game fans

November 10, 2016

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Blizzard Entertainment pioneered e-sports with its “Starcraft” franchise more than a decade ago. Now, with “Overwatch,” the Los Angeles-area video game maker wants to bring to e-sports the wealth and recognition that sports such as soccer, f...

‘Ratchet & Clank’ review: high-caliber rounds

November 1, 2016

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) “Ratchet & Clank” has tinkered with a lot of elements over the years. Each game for the last decade has attempted to add some new twist or spin on the familiar Swiss army gun gameplay, having seemingly concluded that there’s no room in the marketplace for a ...

‘Quantum Break’ review: Show, don’t tell

November 1, 2016

By Steve Watts Shacknews.com (TNS) In “Quantum Break,” a time travel experiment gone wrong leads to a tear in time, as possible realities crash into each other in shattered pieces throughout the world. The game itself exemplifies the same problem. The two directions are at odds with each other in...

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’

Game Review: A Monster Mash In ‘Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe And The Blight Below’

October 20, 2015

GamerHub.tv (TNS) It’s been nearly 10 years since “Dragon Quest” fans have had a proper sequel to its main series on consoles, though we’ve seen a number of spinoffs and remakes across a variety of gaming platforms. “Dragon Quest Heroes” is yet another spinoff, though it feels like a l...

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

NBA 2K16, A Thundering Slam Dunk

October 6, 2015

Letting a championship slip out of your grasp can be a harrowing experience for a franchise. Some teams never get over the hump, fading back into the pack never to emerge as a contender again. Others use the disappointment as motivation to improve and prepare for a second run. Visual Concepts found itself...

Game Review: Honor, Blood And Brains In ‘Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’

Game Review: Honor, Blood And Brains In ‘Warhammer 40,000: Regicide’

October 1, 2015

By Steven Wong GamerHub.tv (TNS) Take “Battle Chess” and add in a little tactical combat with a “Warhammer 40K” flair, and you have “Warhammer 40,000: Regicide.” This game combines the cerebral strategy of chess with the sheer brutality of “Bolters and Chainswords.” That might sound...

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

‘Madden NFL 16’ Review: Roughing The Passer

September 17, 2015

By Asif Khan GamerHub.tv (TNS) The exclusive deal between Electronic Arts and the NFL can be a double-edged sword. The lack of a viable competitor to the Madden franchise can sometimes yield a mediocre annual release, but the exclusivity can create amazing experiences when the full force of the NF...

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