Video Games

Favorites falter but survive at Worlds play-ins 

The League of Legends World Championship is the biggest esports event of the year. For 12 of the 24 teams, this journey begins in the play-in stage, where emerging regions battle against the lowest seed from major regions to try and make it to the group stage. This is where teams come to prove their worth and every year, four of them do.   

Mario Kart Tour is too greedy for gold coins 

Mario Kart Tour is too greedy for gold coins 

Grab your turtle shells and banana peels; Mario Kart is now on mobile devices. Nintendo’s popular series made its debut on Apple and Android devices Sept. 25 as a free-to-play game. For the most part, the fun of the console versions translates to Mario Kart Tour, but some greedy mechanics hold it back from first place. 

Column: Is Fortnite a sport?

Column: Is Fortnite a sport?

On Super Bowl Sunday, 3.4 million people gathered around the TV at the same time to do one thing, and it wasn’t to watch the big game.

It was to play Fortnite. Fortnite, for those unaware, is a video game; the face of an exploding genre known as ‘battle royale’ games. Think Hunger Games in video game form: 100 people parachute onto an island filled with weapons and other supplies; last one alive wins.

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' is cute but pointless

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' is cute but pointless

It feels like there is a new app on the market everyday designed to target the nostalgia of millennials, and Nintendo’s latest release “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” is no exception. While the game was downright adorable and easy enough to play, it did not come without its fair share of problems.

Column: With ‘NBA 2K18,’ a savvy game publisher is preying on sports fans

Column: With ‘NBA 2K18,’ a savvy game publisher is preying on sports fans

The “NBA 2K” series has undoubtedly dominated the basketball video game landscape for several years now, and staked its claim as one of the definitive sports gaming series, period. Now when you mention “Madden” and “FIFA,” you have to mention 2K too.

 

“ABZÛ” makes waves combining art, nature and gaming

“ABZÛ” makes waves combining art, nature and gaming

“ABZÛ” is an independent game published by 505 Games -- a publisher that is well known for releasing beautiful art driven narrative games like “Adr1ft” and “Journey.” It’s available for PS4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. It was released last year on Aug. 2 and was highly anticipated after the success of their former game “Journey.”