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Alan Hubbard, The Gaming Goat manager, stands behind a display desk at The Gaming Goat, 311 E. Lincoln Highway. The store, which opened Saturday, sells board games, trading cards and more.

Gaming chain comes to city

By Carl Nadig | January 20, 2014

The city’s entertainment skill just leveled up.Saturday, locals attended the grand opening of DeKalb’s newest recreational store, The Gaming Goat, 311 E. Lincoln Highway. For the afternoon, attendees played games focused on fantasy, science fiction...

Xbox One, Playstation 4 struggle for top console position

By Josh Alfrey | July 1, 2013

Microsoft has managed to pull itself back into the console war after a very troubling start; however, Sony’s Playstation 4 is not backing down as its 2013 release date is rumored to be only months away.After the Xbox One’s release announcement, reactions...

Students should game through the summer

By Josh Alfrey | June 19, 2013

Why bother spending the summer having fun in the sun when it can be spent exploring another world through your Xbox or PC? Here are video games that can bring you hours of entertainment — no sunscreen necessary. League of Legends This massively multiplayer...

Educational and fun games

By Josh Alfrey | May 1, 2013

Are you worried finals are here and you spent the whole semester playing video games? Luckily, I have some video games that could help you learn something before the big test. Gaming has many benefits beside being an excuse to ignore class. Despite what...

Students should join the gaming community

By Josh Alfrey | April 24, 2013

Students should put down their books and pick up a controller because anyone can be a gamer. Not only is it really fun to do, it can also help you be more successful in other parts of your life. Learn to notice the small stuff If you have ever played...

‘Dust: An Elysian Tale’ tells an amazing story

By David Stenger | April 22, 2013

Who knew fighting monsters could be so beautiful? Players have been struck by the beauty of “Dust: An Elysian Tail.” This game was an Xbox Arcade exclusive until recently, as it is now available for download on Steam. This indie game received a lot...

Tabletop games are just a fun as virtual games

By Josh Alfrey | April 9, 2013

The world of gaming doesn’t only incorporate joysticks, controllers and things that go boom. All gamers should take a step back and appreciate the diversity of tabletop games, including board games, card games, dice games and roleplaying games. This...

‘Bioshock: Infinite’ game adds excitement to series

By David Stenger | April 3, 2013

Nothing feels better than flying through the air and throwing down fireballs at enemies. “Bioshock Infinite” is a first-person shooter with RPG elements. Players get to take the main characters around the flying city, Columbia. It’s 1912 and Booker...

Game Station is a great channel for gamers

By Josh Alfrey | April 3, 2013

If you have ever wondered where to start in the world of being an Internet gaming sensation, you may want to begin at The Game Station. The Game Station is a collaborative YouTube channel that releases gaming news, sketch comedies and podcasts. Besides...

How to deal with gaming rage

By Josh Alfrey | April 1, 2013

I have often felt head-pounding frustration caused by feeders (players intentionally losing), leavers and trolls. I used to wonder, “How could I make my gameplay experience more enjoyable?” If you consider yourself a gamer, I have no doubt you have...

‘PokémonMMO’ will excite Pokéfans

By Patrick Pastrana | March 27, 2013

Pokémon and beloved characters like Charizard have evolved into an online multiplayer form. Back in the day, Pokémon lovers found themselves spending dozens of hours catching, battling and training their Pokémon to become the greatest of all. As technology...

‘Fracture’ offers a new gaming experience

By Ryan Chodora | March 24, 2013

Fracture is a Frankenstein of games. It borrows a lot from other AAA titles, but it also adds a new important gameplay element to keep things interesting. Developed by Day 1 Studios and published by LucasArts, Fracture was released for the PlayStation...