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Tetrominos: A tier list

By ALBERT RONG What is the best Tetromino? This is the definitive tierlist and if you disagree with me, you are nitpicking and biased.   Now I can already hear all of you guys complaining “Top tier? Oh, it’s the I piece. Tetris for Jeff is a funny meme” or if you’re an elitist ********,...

Game Studios Crunching More Than They Can Chew
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Game Studios Crunching More Than They Can Chew

By ADITYA TYAGI Staff Writer Have you ever seen one of those videos detailing the process behind making a McNugget from McDonalds? For a moment, you think, “Wow, that’s absolutely disgusting!”. Then, you take another bite. Much like your chicken nuggets, video games often have atrocious paths to their completion, yet we digest them without knowing....

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The Cuphead Controversy: How skilled at games do video game journalists need to be?

By CASEY STANFORD Staff Writer If you aren’t interested or involved in the world of gaming, you may not have heard the term “video game journalist,” but these reviewers significantly influence the success of games. Their importance was illustrated this month by an internet firestorm about gaming journalism, all of which exploded from a video...

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UCI to launch an eSports program

By AKBAR AMIN Staff Writer The University of California, Irvine (UCI) announced late March that it will be launching an eSports program starting this fall. UCI is offering 10 academic scholarships to students who will represent UCI at nationwide and worldwide tournaments. UCI has not yet announced what competitive games it will be giving scholarships for, but according to UCI...

eSports: the rapidly growing industry and its champions
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eSports: the rapidly growing industry and its champions

By AKBAR AMIN Staff Writer eSports is competitive video gaming, in which people compete either online or in person, often for prizes, but also for prestige. In 2015, the eSports audience reached 134 million unique viewers, seeing an increase of 45 million people since 2014. In fact, according to ESPN, in 2013, the online Multiplayer...