Faculty Spotlight: Literature professor encourages education through video games 0

By T. Ray Verteramo   Back in the 1990s, video games were considered voodoo. Nursery and elementary schools warned parents that video games would bring the demise of higher learning. Administrators and educators feared that if children were allowed to play

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Involvement: RSO’s 0

UNLV’s Office of Student Engagement & Diversity (OSED) is the gateway to all organizations on campus. With so many organizations, ranging from sport clubs, fandoms, social-based and social action clubs, it’s almost guaranteed any student can find something to get

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The GOP’s new video game is as bad as you’d expect

At least Mario had Peach. Poor ‘Giopi’, the protagonist of Mission Majority — the Republican Party’s new video game designed to drum up (youth?) support in upcoming elections — isn’t exactly that heroic. He looks confused, his right eye wide

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Red Bull hosts Q&A session with Jimmy Ho at UNLV

  Red Bull made their ascent into extreme sports years ago, and their latest endeavor into competitive video gaming looks to be another revolutionary endeavor for the company. The energy drink company hosted a Q&A session with Red Bull eSports

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“Excite Truck” crashed and burned

  Along with Punch-Out! and Super Mario Bros. 3, Excitebike is often considered by gaming historians as among the most revolutionary titles within the Nintendo Entertainment System library. Aside from the game’s unique and original atmosphere, Excitebike was one of

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On-campus gaming tournament takes charity to the next level

  Video game and comic book cartoonists Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins founded the charitable organization Child’s Play in 2003 to assist terminally ill children by donating toys and games to hospitals worldwide. Child’s Play has received universal recognition throughout

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Lightning Returns ends the adventure of a pink-haired heroine

  On Feb. 11, Square Enix released Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the video game developer and publishing house’s fourth release from their Fabula Nova Crystallis project and their final entry to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. The game picks

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Electronics Arts creates hidden gem

  Along with Soulcalibur and Mortal Kombat, Crazy Taxi is often considered to be among the most successful arcade games of the 1990s. Aside from the game’s original atmosphere, Crazy Taxi was one of the first arcade titles to offer

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64-bit retrospective: A look back at one of the greats

The Nintendo 64 was bundled with two games upon the console’s release. One of the games, Pilotwings 64, sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and was praised by audiences for its impressive graphics. The second game, Super Mario 64,

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MMORPGs worth procrastinating for 0

  So it’s the second week of the semester and although you’ve probably promised yourself you would be “all work and no play” this semester, you’re probably ready to drop that promise like whatever New Year’s resolution you made four

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