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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.

Incubator features NYU developers

Incubator features NYU developers

By Kirsten Rischert-Garcia, Contributing Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Official launch of the eight games in the 2015 NYU Game Center Incubator.

Violent video games affect mental health

Violent video games affect mental health

By Jessica Tien, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Studies have shown that violent video games are likely to increase aggression and risk-taking. Due to this, the video game industry should increase labeling regarding excessively violent content and advertise towards an older demographic.

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.

Compelling classes to take this fall

By Benjamin Mok, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015


Filed under Features

Top 5 of the most interesting classes that will be offered in the upcoming fall semester

#GamerGate highlights industry misogyny

#GamerGate highlights industry misogyny

By Tommy Collison, Contributing Columnist

October 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion

#GamerGate tackles the widespread inequality in video games. Shifting blame away from the misogynistic gamers is unfair to all women.

Kabam previews exciting video game apps

Kabam previews exciting video game apps

By Mary Ann Odete, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Kabam Media previews slate of new games for Marvel, "Lord of the Rings" and more.

FIFA 15 excels in realistic graphics

FIFA 15 excels in  realistic graphics

By Bobby Wagner, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2014


Filed under Sports

FIFA '15 hit shelves last week. What is its place in college dorm rooms compared to other iconic games?

Tisch offers new B.A.

Tisch offers new B.A.

By Arsh Harjani, Contributing Writer

September 4, 2014


Filed under News

Game design is added as an undergraduate major, will be housed at Brooklyn campus.

Video gamers explore diversity

Video gamers explore diversity

April 16, 2014


Filed under Arts

Different Games is an annual student- and volunteer-led conference put on by the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Integrated Media Program and the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Digital Media Program. Held at the NYU MAGNET Center on April 11 and 12, the conference brought attention t...

Arts Issue: Video games provide alternative platform for new talent

Arts Issue: Video games provide alternative platform for new talent

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

Much has been made of Andy Serkis’ work in films like “The Lord of the Rings” and “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Performing in a motion capture suit, Serkis has been heralded for breathing life into completely computer-generated characters, a practice that has long been used in video game...

Ellen Page talks video game breakout performance

Ellen Page talks video game breakout performance

October 10, 2013


Filed under Arts

Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page can add an exciting new entry to her resume. Best known for her roles in “Juno” and “Inception,” she has taken on a performance unlike anything she has ever done before. Page stars as the playable protagonist of “Beyond: Two Souls,” released on Tues...

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