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Truist Park home of the Atlanta Braves is one of the many stadiums across the country that sit empty thanks to fallout from the novel coronavirus.

“Tired of rewatching old games”: Life without sports

April 22, 2020

The pre-game excitement, anticipated strategies, roaring and booing crowds, play-by-play commentary and high-fiving players is what watching sports competitions is all about. Like most of the world, I miss it very much.  Before COVID-19, March Madness was getting r...

Embrace your inner pirate in the fantastical, gorgeous world of

No need for social distancing; Three video games to keep you connected during shelter-in-place

April 9, 2020

It’s been a month since quarantine started, you haven’t seen your friends in forever and you're probably bored right out of your mind. So what kind of games would be good to play in a time like this? Here are three recommendations to keep you virtually...

Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

Level Up! Ep. 16: But is it art?

October 1, 2019

Up   In this one your boys examine the deep relationship between graphics power and art style at the root of gaming visuals. We discuss the best and worst we've seen and whether or not, in this world of super powered hardware, graphics even matter anymore....

Eileen Rodriguez endures the harassment so common to female gamers.

Don’t call me an e-girl: What it’s like being a woman in the gamer world

December 13, 2018

“Slut!” he called me. I’d only been logged in for a minute. “You suck at this game because she takes no skill to play,” he taunted, after I chose the character I wanted to be. “You’re teaming with your male friend. You must be an e-gi...

“I would go to my friend’s house to play video games, and it would make me forget about all of the negative things going on at home,” Hernandez said.

The virtual world as an escape from the real world

September 27, 2018

A childhood marked by abuse and poverty. A lonely teenage passage from Puerto Rico to Northern California. An early adulthood devoid of relationships with blood relatives, marked by the struggle of a stressful academic career. How does 20-year-old Jo...

Season 4 of Fornite is out now.

What’s the fuss about Fortnite?

May 17, 2018

While running through the grassy knolls of Greasy Grove with my rare pump shotgun, I realized something: Fortnite is a way of life. Yes, technically it’s a video game. But people aren’t playing Fortnite because it has the best storyline or graphic...

Level Up! video game podcast ep. 2

Level Up! video game podcast ep. 2

February 21, 2018

In episode 2 we are joined by Albert Gregory and discuss specific game mechanics that we look out for. Follow us on social media to be notified about future episodes.

Level Up! video game podcast Ep. 1

Level Up! video game podcast Ep. 1

February 21, 2018

The first episode of our new bi-weekly podcast, Level Up!, where we discuss all things gaming. In this episode the cast discusses their favorite games of all time. Join us in the next episode when we'll discuss "gaming fetishes."

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty lifts the acclaimed series to new heights

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

August 29, 2010

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty Blizzard 5 stars Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty was one of the most anticipated video games of all time. The original Starcraft has sold over 11 million copies since 1998 and gathered legions of devoted followers. Blizzard claimed in a press release about Starcraft II, "With more than 1.5 million copies sold in its first 48 hours, Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi sequel is the bestselling PC game of 2010 and the fastest-selling strategy g...

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