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Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

Scary Movies Too Boring? Try A Horror Game Instead

By Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are already a vast number of underappreciated horror games that are potentially more fun and scary to experience than horror films, so just give them a chance.

Video game carefully handles suicide

Video game carefully handles suicide

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

In the video game "Life is Strange," gamers are placed into a suicide prevention scenario, where the player is supposed to persuade their friend to not jump off a ledge. While aspects of "Life is Strange" can be improved, it opens up the possibility for creating more impactful, serious games.

Grad student video game nominated for award

Grad student video game nominated for award

By Amanda D. Morris, staff writer

February 2, 2015


Filed under Features

Tisch student Stephen Lawrence Clark created a video game called Rooftop Cop, which won an award at the Independent Games Festival.

Game Center Incubator highlights variety of student work

Game Center Incubator highlights variety of student work

By Sophie Ding, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2014


Filed under Features

NYU Game Center Incubator showcased the first generation of games created by graduate students in NYU’s Game Center MFA program.

Aaron Paul helps kick ‘Speed’ into gear

Aaron Paul helps kick ‘Speed’ into gear

March 12, 2014


Filed under Arts

Since the jury is still out on whether filmmakers can successfully adapt a video game into a critically acclaimed film, to say that “Need for Speed” may be the best adaptation so far is a backhanded compliment. For better or worse, the film is essentially a guilty pleasure flick for auto-racing enthu...

NYU gaming institute to open in Brooklyn

NYU gaming institute to open in Brooklyn

April 3, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, News

Students and video gamers can become one at NYU’s Media and Games Network, a Brooklyn facility that will bridge the gap between NYU and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU through different aspects of game studies. Housed in the MetroTech Center and set to open in fall 2013, MAGNET will offer b...