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Discord announces community focused game store

Discord announces community focused game store

Garret Roberts

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gaming News, Top Stories, Video Games

Discord has released the official "Discord Store," as well as an updated version of the "Nitro" program, through their PC application. By offering a new way to communicate and play with friends over the service, the store will be in direct competition with other game platforms including "Steam" and EA's...

Gaming Disorder recognized by WHO

Gaming Disorder recognized by WHO

Maura Linehan

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gaming News, Top Stories, Video Games

With October 10 being World Mental Health Day, it is an opportunity to recognize that any form of mental illness can impact the lives of those who suffer from them. Unfortunately, we still have a lot to learn about all the forms that these diseases can take. It may be surprising, but one area currently at...

Boundless: Taking sandbox games to the next level

Boundless: Taking sandbox games to the next level

Josh Barone, Contributor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Game Reviews, Top Stories, Video Games

Are you bored of “Minecraft"? Is “Terraria” becoming too repetitive? Or are you just looking for a new sandbox game to fill your free time? Whatever your reason may be to search for a new game, there’s one game that stands out amongst the rest in the genre: “Boundless.” For those who frequ...

Review: Spider-Man

Review: Spider-Man

Garret Roberts, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Manager

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Game Reviews, Top Stories, Video Games

A common theme among video games since their conception has been one thing: superheroes. Offering a way to become one of these characters and use the powers present in comic pages, Spider-man has been featured in games as early as the NES. Marking his first appearance in a game by Insomniac Studios,...

RMU announces esports team

RMU announces esports team

Garret Roberts

September 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, RMU Esports, Top Stories, Video Games

RMU has announced that an esports team will become an official club sport on campus this fall. This allows the university to enter the world of competitive gaming, so students with gaming skills can represent their school in tournaments in the digital world.“Our new esports leadership group wil...

The #BullyHunters controversy

The #BullyHunters controversy

Garret Roberts

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Features, Gaming News, Top Stories, Video Games

April 12 marked the inaugural broadcast of the #BullyHunters live stream on the Twitch streaming service. Aiming to raise awareness about online harassment, the movement has met a roadblock with countless controversies having arisen because of the broadcast.#BullyHunters was started by Natalie Casanova ...

Are video games making players violent?

Are video games making players violent?

Garret Roberts, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Top Stories, Video Games

On March 8, 2018, the White House released a video displaying graphic scenes of violence from video games. This compilation has since led to major criticism from its viewers. The video was published after officials cited video games as a source of growing violence in our society and suggested that they...

RMU’s Fireside Gathering

RMU’s Fireside Gathering

Garret Roberts

November 11, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gaming News, Top Stories, Video Games

Robert Morris’s Colonial Overwatch Club hosted its first Fireside Gathering Tournament on November 11, 2017. Welcoming new and old players, the tournament saw a variety of players from many skill levels competing to take home the prize.The tournament offered two brackets: Basic and Standard. The Basic...

Review – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Review – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Garret Roberts

October 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Game Reviews, Top Stories, Video Games

"Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite" is the newest entry in the long-running Marvel vs. Capcom series that first appeared in arcades in 1998. Featuring Marvel Comics characters in battle with Capcom’s video game series protagonists, it combines two sets of unlikely combatants into one arena. Does the ne...

Review: Mass Effect Andromeda

Review: Mass Effect Andromeda

Malik Frierson

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Game Reviews, Top Stories, Video Games

Mass Effect is back in the form of the new video game, "Mass Effect: Andromeda." Featuring a brand new cast, story and setting for Mass Effect fans and gamers to sink their teeth into, the game follows new protagonist Ryder as he follows his father and sibling to the brand new Galaxy of Andromeda as...