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NIU E-sports hosted a Retro Gaming Night and Super Smash Bros tournament at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the Arena within Altgeld Hall. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU Esports to host gaming night and Super Smash Bros. tournament

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | October 5, 2022

The NIU Esports program will be hosting a homecoming game night at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 in the NIU Esports Arena in Altgeld 100.  “Smash from the Past” is a combination of a retro game night and a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament.  The game...

Anime conference Karoshi-Con caters to gamers

By Arthur Aumann & Sabreena Saleem | March 26, 2015

The fifth Karoshi-Con will feature 11 panels, including voice actor Lucas Schuneman’s revamped presentation on anime and video games.The convention is run by the Anime Association, is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Student Center. The 11...

Clancy, Mario, Titans lead 2014 games

By Josh Alfrey | January 14, 2014

With hundreds of video games being released this year, my three most anticipated include big guns, the apocalypse and Mario.“Super Smash Bros. (4)” for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UAfter almost 15 years, the Super Smash Bros. franchise continues to grow....

Two guilty pleasures refuse to leave gaming

By Josh Alfrey | September 10, 2013

Destroying friends in a video game is a timeless activity, and few games are as timeless as “Super Smash Bros.” and “Mark Kart 64.”“Mario Kart 64” and “Super Smash Bros.” were easily my two most played games growing up. There was rarely...

Life is uncontrollable, Life is good

By Dan Martynowicz | March 6, 2012

Last week, a good friend of mine cried into my chest for 20 minutes outside DuSable Hall. She is one of the hardest working, strongest and most self-sufficient women I’ve ever met. Truthfully, I didn’t think she could cry. She pays her rent, tuition...