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Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities

January 31, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atari, the arcade game company that ushered in the gaming revolution in the 1980s, is opening eight video game-themed hotels across the United States, including ones in Las Vegas and Phoenix.The company said this week it will break...

Call of Duty announces multiplayer gameplay across different platforms

‘Call of Duty’ announces multiplayer gameplay across different platforms

By Jacob Roushia | September 30, 2019

“Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” (2019) is implementing cross-play for the first time ever in the sixteen-year history of the franchise. “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” will be a reboot of the “Modern Warfare” series. The beta’s second weekend...

“Captain Spirit” a short, free adventure

By Michael Urbanec | July 2, 2018

“The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit” is a free teaser episode of Dontnod’s “Life is Strange 2,” the sequel to the 2015 narrative based adventure game.The game puts players into the shoes of Chris, an imaginative, superhero-obsessed ten-year-old...

Alumna uses video game skills in charity marathon

By Ryan Chodora | October 29, 2013

Alumna Suzanne Jackiw is taking her video gaming to the next level by raising money for children hospitals.Jackiw and thousands of others will spend 25 straight hours playing video games for charity on Saturday. The gaming marathon is an international...

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ more than worth the hype

By Josh Alfrey | September 18, 2013

Rockstar Games is not stealing anyone’s money when it comes to “Grand Theft Auto V.”“Grand Theft Auto V,” released Tuesday, is an open-world, crime-based action adventure game. Similar to the Grand Theft Auto series, players follow a criminal...

Imagination flows in two throwbacks

By Josh Alfrey | September 18, 2013

Don’t forget to say happy birthday to one of the most famous Italian plumbers around — or at least to the man who speaks for him.Mario voice actor Charles Martinet turned 58 Tuesday and has been voicing the plumber for 23 years. His voice has defined...

Crowd funds Mega Man creator

Crowd funds ‘Mega Man” creator

By Josh Alfrey | September 10, 2013

Fans are funding the dream of “Mega Man” co-creator Keiji Inafune with his new innovative project, “Mighty No. 9.”After Inafune’s departure from video game company Capcom in 2010, he created his own development company, Comcept. Inafune is most...

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...

‘Saints Row IV’ has more of the same bizarre humor, great gameplay

By Josh Alfrey | August 28, 2013

Imagine standing in the White House and having to make the decision of ending world hunger or curing cancer. Which do you choose?That is one of the first decision gamers make in “Saints Row IV,” a new game by Volition Inc. “Saints Row IV” is an...

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...

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...

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...

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