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A screenshot of what Xen’s Lair looks like in the “Black Mesa” remake.
Source: Alec Denston

Why “Black Mesa” Remake Is Better Than “Half-Life”

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

“Half-Life” is a game (released in 1998 by Valve) made for Microsoft Windows as the first of eight other “Half-Life” games. In the first game, you play as MIT scientist Gordon Freeman. After an...

Many of today’s tasks are done by technology such as schoolwork, communications and entertainment.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

Imogene Ragan, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

Our entire society runs on technology and the use of computers and smartphones. This generation has spent their entire lives applying technology in everyday functions, such as schoolwork and entertainment....

A photo of an Esports competition and its trophy prize. (Photo credited to: IBM corporation)

Esports in Schools

Marvin Cruz, Staff Writer September 17, 2018

Esports is a growing competition between players participate either alone or in a team against others for sometimes large prize pools and it is beginning to spread into schools and colleges. NFHS is no...

Destiny’s latest downloadable content released on Tuesday, September 20. This fresh content called Rise of Iron adds new levels and gear to the vault of the bestselling game ever.

Destiny Year Three Launches with New Expansion

Austin McIntosh, Staff Writer September 23, 2016

Year three of Destiny launched on Tuesday, September 20 with a brand new expansion called Rise of Iron. This expansion pack features a collection of new and exciting weapons, armor, and other materials....

“Max you are not crazy. You are not dreaming. It’s time to be an everyday hero.” ~Max Caulfield, Life is Strange

Time Bending Teen Stars in New Episodic Adventure

Chrysalis: Episode 1
Diana Rodgers, Web Editor March 8, 2016

Disclaimer note: The following article was meant to leave out as many spoilers as possible, but there will still be some.   Taking a break from their normal fighter and first person shooter...

Violent video games don’t necessarily mean violent behavior. Fight situations in a video game are much different from violent situations in real life; in video games there’s a respawn button.

Do Video Games Promote Violence?

Raicheal Havins, News Editor February 23, 2016

Do video games make people violent? Do guns shoot people? Do spoons cause weight gain? No. People are constantly looking for a tangible source to blame for violent behavior, but there is no correlation...

Nintendo’s Back in the Game

Nintendo’s Back in the Game

November 4, 2014

Anyone with experience in gaming has seen games packed with fighting and violence. They make up a huge part of the market, with Super Street Fighter 4 and Mortal Kombat X (Ten) being the two  new games...

The Feminist Corner #1: What #GamerGate is Really About

The Feminist Corner #1: What #GamerGate is Really About

Rayne Crivelli and Hannah Manikowski October 31, 2014

In the first installment in the Feminist Corner, Hannah and Rayne discuss GamerGate and women's involvement in video games and gaming culture. (Note: this was recorded before Felicia Day became involved...

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